Day: October 19, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Thanks from Eternal Hills Presbyterian Church and Preschool What an exciting, delicious, outrageously fun night it was!   We want to thank more than 180 people who attended and 120 people who volunteered to plan, publicize, cook, serve, clean up and manage the traffic at our Annual Soup Supper at Presbyterian Church of the Eternal Hills.  Folks poured into sample 50 homemade soups, breads and desserts—some even brought muffin tins to sample a wide variety. No one went home hungry! We also want to thank Winter Park Times for its generous publicity of our event through its Community Calendar. This is a very important communication resource for our wide-spread community. Thank you very much, Michael Turner, Mary and staff! All the donations will benefit Eternal Hills Christian Preschool. Preschool parents, staff and the church congregation co-sponsored this fun event to help our preschoolers and families from all over Grand County.   Thank you to everyone who supported us and who shares our love for children!   From Eternal Hills Preschool and Presbyterian Church of the Eternal Hills Nancy Henry Granby, Colorado   To the Editor: I am writing this letter in response to Andy Miller’s column October 20 about Ehren Samuelson’s sawmill and the neighbors that oppose it. Andy reported one side of the argument, here’s another side. Our property owners at the Valley at Winter Park bought their land...

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What’s Happening

What’s happening Friday, November 3 The High Country Conservatives meet at Maverick’s in Granby at noon every Friday. 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. The Winter Park Pub hosts live music starting at 6 pm. Usually no cover. The Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser presents live music starting at 8 pm. No cover. The Parshall Inn hosts Karaoke starting at 9 pm every Friday night. Info: (970) 531-2635. The Basement in Winter Park hosts Karaoke starting around 9 pm. Ullrs Tavern in...

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A chilling winter tale or something more?

When we think of ghost stories, we may visualize old castles and graveyards with haunting spirits lurking in the shadows. For many, such stories are nothing more than fantasy. But some people are more open-minded about paranormal activity and try to understand the unknown. Are these lost souls from the past? If so, who are they and why do they remain? Some people have tales of unexplained interactions and sightings that cannot be easily dismissed. If you have passed through Fraser lately you have noticed a landmark undergoing a facelift but would you know of the tale that lay...

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Community Briefs

Grand Nordic News As we move into preparation for winter.  Have you checked out your ski or snowshoe equipment?  The Alpine Swap is over and the Nordic Ski Swap is coming Oct 27 at Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center.  Clean out your closet and bring your used gear to sell or donate to Grand Nordic for our kids programs in Grand county. Those​ ​wanting​ ​to​ ​sell​ ​equipment​ ​should​ ​bring​ ​it​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Snow​ ​Mountain​ ​Ranch​ ​Nordic​ ​Center​ ​between​ ​5​ ​and​ ​6​ ​pm​ ​to register.​ ​Check-in​ ​forms​ ​are​ ​also​ ​available​ ​online​ ​at​ ​​www.grandnordic.org/skiswap.html​​ ​.​ ​The​ ​doors​ ​open​ ​at​ ​6​ ​pm​...

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A Critter Summer

by Charles Clayton It started in spring with the annual arrival of the vultures that roost in the cottonwoods across from the swankiest hotel in Taos.  Mornings and evenings they would swoop gracefully over our house as they made their way towards the hinterland in search of rotting donkeys and roadkill prairie dogs.  Then the magpie family showed up and chased the dog around the yard for a couple weeks, followed by two rogue roosters arriving in the neighborhood in early June…strutting and crowing at  5 am.  Our neighbor caught one and cooked it up for his family, then...

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Superintendent’s Corner

Frank Reeves Last week was homecoming at Middle Park High School.  It was fun to see our students engage in dress up days, decorate the building, participate during the prep rally and compete on the fields and court.  Homecoming is a great time to build school and community spirit.  It is also a time for traditions such as the bonfire and powder puff football.   In the spirit of traditions, we at East Grand hopefully started a couple of new traditions.  On Wednesday we had a cook out for all employees and their families.  The hamburgers and hot dogs were served on the front yard of the high school and we had a great turnout.  We will continue to have this event during future homecomings as it gave our staff a chance to mingle with employees from other schools as well as gave the administration a chance to  interact with staff in a more relaxed manner.  Special thanks to our high school students who helped cook. Another new tradition was started through working with the Granby Chamber of Commerce.  Local businesses donated gifts that were drawn for during the football game.  All  a fan had to do to get a ticket was wear purple.  It was a chilly evening but the stands were filled with purple.  The community support during the game was awesome and I know our athletes...

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Making a living on your land with your tools may be in jeopardy

  View From Zerex I am very proud of the accomplishments my now-grown Child Care students have achieved, and few make me prouder than Ehren Samuelson. For the past few summers I am amazed at how many of my former students and friends of my two grown sons answer the fatherly query “Where are you working?” with the answer, “Fencing with Ehren.”             Ehren’ s company “Tickle My Fencing” employs 10 or more hard working men and women every summer as he delineates property boundaries with many types of fencing. I’d bet he easily has miles of historic buck...

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To be continued?

I don’t know what it was that drew me to this toy doll I found at a Granby yard sale Sunday, but it gave my friends the creeps. As I passed the sale, I was compelled to turn around. I’m a sucker for a good deal, and when I saw the toy — which looked like a witch maybe, a clown or mime — I thought it would fit great with my Halloween decorations. Was it the harlequin-like ruff collar and soft tunic, or the “open/close” eyes, green like mine? I noticed its head was turned around  (no tighty-righty,...

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