Month: August 2017

Avalanche Search Dogs join Winter Park Team

Photo and Story: by Jan Derks If you love dogs you’ll want to meet Charlotte and Nuggit, the first two Avalanche-search dogs in Winter Park Resort’s new Ski Patrol “Avalanche Dogs” program. These black tail-waggers don’t know a stranger and are certified to search for anyone buried in snow up to eight feet. Outfitted in specially-equipped red vests, Charlotte and Nuggit were introduced to the Winter Park community Sunday night at a fund-raising event at Hideaway Park Brewery.  Dog- and snow-loving attendees enthusiastically supported this new venture. Funds raised will provide search equipment to support the program. Introducing Charlotte...

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Bret Michaels Rocks Winter Park

Last weekend’s Winter Park Music Festival, was a collection of old and new rockers filling the Hideaway Park venue and the show headliner Bret Michaels of Poison put together a crowd pleasing set of classics to closeout a summer of great music on the new stage. One of the highlights of Bret Michaels shows are the live auction of apparel worn by Bret during the performance. The Winter Park Show raised over $2,000 for the Life Rocks Foundation, started by Michaels in 2011. The Foundation benefits a myriad of charitable causes from childhood cancer to diabetes to military support...

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Rocky Mountain Repertory Fall Production – Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven – The Songs of John Denver The cast of Almost Heaven stopped by the TV18 studio and performed several of the top John Denver songs of all time. Tune in this week to the Morning Show for a sneek peek at this years performance. Highlighting 29 of John Denver’s songs — including “Rocky Mountain High”, “Sunshine on my Shoulders”, “Annie’s Song”, and “Leaving on a Jet Plane” just to name a few, and featuring an all star...

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Huge in Germany World Tour 2017

Huge in Germany flew in from parts unknown to perform for a large crowd at the Winter Park Pub last Saturday night. This was one “not to miss” summer event, as it was purported to be their final show, but, we won’t know for sure until next summer. Pub Owner, Jeff Williams stated “It has been a great summer of music and entertainment in the Valley”, and, “We wanted to fly in one of the best acts for the Rock Fest Weekend.”  After all, “This could be their last concert ever” The annual Huge in Germany show has become...

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Road Trip! First Chair Festival in Denver

Road Trip! First Chair Festival in Denver –  A festival where skiing meets music, craft beer, and film premieres. First Chair announced the music headliner for its second annual festival scheduled for Saturday, October 7, at the Sculpture Park in Denver, Colorado. Boston-based indie pop band Air Traffic Controller will lead the music lineup for the show. Get your tickets for First Chair Festival at the pre-sale discount for $10. Ticket prices go up after September 6. In addition to the music lineup, First Chair Festival is hosting a rail jam with professional skiers in downtown Denver, film premieres from top ski movie companies, a gear sale, and a craft beer...

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What’s Happening

Friday, September 1 The Rough-Writers INK writing group usually meets at Big Shooter Coffee in Kremmling at 8 am. The Emily Warner Aviation Museum in Granby hosts a free pre-school day and fun for the entire family 11 am-2 pm. Grand County artist and plein air painter, Marie Johannes, presents a solo show of her oil paintings. Art Opening for GCHA Members and Invited Guests. Call to get on guest list, 970-726-5488. Show opens to general public on Saturday Sept. 2, at Cozens Ranch Museum in Fraser. Paintings are for sale, and the exhibit runs through October 21. Info at 726-5488. The High Country Conservatives meet at Maverick’s in Granby at noon every Friday. The final Granby Farmer’s Market is scheduled from 2-7 pm in the lot next to Brickhouse 40 and features local band Red Dirt Hill (Americana Acoustic Project) performing from 4 – 7 pm. Granby Ranch Grill hosts live music (Gary Key, Matt Brown, Kenny Lee Young, JP Hodge, or Wyatt Lowe) 4-7 pm Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. A non-profit, 12-step, Bible-based recovery program “helping resolve life’s hurts” meets at 6 pm every Friday at 257 W. Topaz, behind Granby Elementary. Local musicians Kevin, Brian and Mike Wiedl, and Kenny Sciuto perform live 8-10 p.m. at The Peak in Winter Park. Cooper Creek Square in Winter Park wraps up its Music on the Square live music...

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Himalayan Connection

Locals help Tashi, Lhapka and Karma Sherpa give Napalese kids a leg up By Peggy Smith and Toni Leuthold Tashi, Lhapka and Karma Sherpa are helping children in Nepal by spending part of their own summers in Winter Park.  For the last 19 years, they have brought over Nepalese jewelry and set up shop selling outside local businesses. This summer they are at the Mountain Rose, Carver’s, and Epic Mountain Sports as well as at special events at Winter Park’s Hideaway Park. The money they raise provides Sherpa children who live in the Kumbu region of Nepal an opportunity...

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Obituary: Jon de Vos

de Vos, Jon Duane Jon Duane de Vos — aka “Friday” —  passed away August 22, 2017, at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver with his wife, nephew and lifelong friends at his side. Jon was born November 4, 1945, in Hollywood, California, to James and Grace de Vos.  He grew up with his two brothers, Gary and Jim, and two sisters, Dianne and Lani, in the Tucson and Phoenix areas.  Jon graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Arizona State University, which completely prepared and qualified him for his many subsequent accomplishments. Armed with his diploma,...

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