Day: August 3, 2017

Community Briefs

Valley Briefing Paving on HWY 40 Paving operations on U.S. Highway 40 are taking place over the next few weeks from Berthoud Pass to Craig. Crews will be doing maintenance work and paving from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night. During paving operations, delays should be expected as the pavement is compacted. According to CDOT spokesperson, “We have a short window before the weather makes paving prohibitive” Motorist should also be aware that there will be intermittent shoulder closures EB/WB on Berthoud Pass due to wall repair Monday through Friday 7AM to 7PM. The wall project should be...

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Phase One of New Underpass

Dirt Work for roadways and infrastructure of new RailRoad Underpass in Fraser.   Documents Contained in the links of this article were provided by: • Cornerstone Winter Park Holdings, LLC • The Public Utilities Commission • and the Town of Winter Park The documents were used for research on the project and have not been altered or used in any way other than facts for our story.  There is more information and historical records about this project and encourage the readers to explore the information and ask questions. The only information other than these documents that we could find is the...

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The Rodney Dangerfield of Veggies I was driving to Devils Thumb last week for the annual Trout Unlimited Banquet and noticed a sign on the side of the road that said “Rhubarb for sale”, I kind of chuckled to myself because for many years I had a contorted belief that the plant was better suited for someone elses palette. Whether you have a taste for Rhubarb or not, the jury is still out for many. One thing is for certain it loves the Fraser Valley. My neighbor is a high altitude gardening guru and a local purveyor of Rhubarb...

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Eclipse Across America

Graphic on North American Path Courtesy NASA The year 2017 may be an anomaly for more reasons than we can count, but the universe has a gift for all of us this summer. On Monday, Aug. 21, a rare total solar eclipse will take place in an event NASA dubbed the Eclipse Across America. This special eclipse will be visible in the daytime across North America from Salem, Oregon, to Charleston, South Carolina. NASA defines an eclipse as what happens when “one heavenly body, such as a moon or planet, moves into the shadow of another heavenly body.” A solar...

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Valley Turns Out To Spin Tunes

DJ  Leif Ulmer learning the ropes behind the console in a hands on training session. There was a packed meeting of potential new DJs at Rocky Mountain Roastery for the new community radio station KFFR 88.3, Winter Park Community radio for the Fraser Valley and the headwaters of the Colorado RIver.  The station is currently operating at 800 watts but will boost its signal to 10,000 watts when a new broadcast tower is completed. Many Fraser locals arrived excited to bring their own eclectic music tastes to the station and to be trained as volunteer Djs. Station Manager, Steve...

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Deal Combines Four Resort Giants

Photos Courtesy Winter Park Resort Sale closes on deal to combine Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, KSL, Intrawest, and Mammoth Resorts as one company A new joint venture of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company announced Monday, July 31st  that the purchase of Intrawest Resort Holdings, the parent company of Winter Park Resort, Steamboat Ski Area, and of Mammoth Resorts is complete. The sale combines Intrawest, Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, KSL, and Mammoth Resorts as one company. This new entity boasts 12 four-season mountain resorts with approximately six million skier visits, 20,000 skiable acres and significant land available...

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Beer Run On Tap

Photos & Graphics courtesy Beer Run On Tap This Weekend by No summer in Colorado is complete without a beer festival, and, this weekend brewmasters from the region roll in to town to share the latest creations at the Annual Winter Park Beer Festival.  What could be better than beer, food, live music and a few hundred of your closest friends, right?  The Brew Festival will take place at Hideaway Park Saturday from 12-5 pm and features 30 breweries, including a handful you don’t see very often. Everywhere you look in Colorado — literally everywhere — there...

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What’s Happening

Sponsored by Michaels Audio Video in downtown Winter Park This Week’s Calendar of Events: Friday, August 4 Winter Park Resort presents its Friday Music Series 4-6 pm in The Village with entertainment provided by Americana / “newgrass” band Coral Creek (originals by Chris Thompson and Bill McKay). The Friday shows are followed by Coca-Cola Family Movie Nights on the lawn, with “Space Jam” August 4th. Both events are free and feature a different band and movie every Friday through Aug. 25th. Cooper Creek Square in Winter Park presents its Music on the Square live music series 6-8 pm in the courtyard....

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