Day: November 3, 2017

Grand Lake Creative District

The Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) was created through legislation passed in 2011 by the  state legislature. The goal of this program is to create hubs and clusters of economic activity, promote a community’s unique identity, and enhance areas as appealing places to live, conduct business and attract visitors. Grand Lake has just been notified that they will be invited to become a Creative District next year. This is a significant achievement for Grand Lake. In the past, all towns were eligible to apply for this designation which is awarded annually to qualifying towns. This process has now been changed,...

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Middle Park Meat Company is back!

Middle Park Meat Company in Kremmling reopened their doors on Monday, October 2, under new ownership.  Owner Mitch Lockhart has brought back one of Kremmling’s landmarks with style. The store has been refreshed with a clean, sleek look featuring a custom wood countertop upcycled from one of the old bowling alley lanes and set atop a corrugated steel trim, reflecting “classic” Kremmling. Before the store reopened, former owner, Harlan Land, spent time with Mitch sharing his recipes and his secrets to the successful venture.  The store offers traditional favorites like apple-cured pork chops, fresh cut steaks, assorted cheeses, jerky,...

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Annual Lefse Bake and Taste of the Nations Food Festival

Come and join Sons of Norway of Grand County on Saturday afternoon, November 4th from 1 – 4 PM at the Mountain Parks Electric Community Room in Granby, Colorado for our annual FREE community-wide cooking and tasting event. For 10 years, it has been a tradition for folks from the entire Valley to participate in a fun get-together for baking lefse and sampling Scandinavian foods. And, it was decided to add foods from around the world to celebrate and share the cultures and heritages of all residents of Grand County. So everyone is invited to come and enjoy the...

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Here we go again… time to Fall Back!

Twice a year, we adjust our clocks to reflect Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) and Mountain Standard Time (MST). We “spring forward” in March to MDT, and lose an hour of precious sleep in doing so, but we gain longer afternoons. In November, we “fall back” one hour to MST, regaining that lost hour and a little early morning daylight as a result. In the United States, daylight-saving time was introduced in 1918 as a way to decrease energy use, and, it was implemented year-round in 1942, during WW II. The belief was that not waking up in the dark...

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Community Briefs

Show your support for the KFFR 88.3 Radio Tower There is a public meeting    Nov. 8th  6:30 p.m.  Grand County Couthouse in Hot Sulphur Springs. The Grand County Planning Commission will consider a Special Use Permit application to allow KFFR to raise its tower from 35′ to 90′, enabling KFFR to reach all of East Grand  County, from Berthoud Pass to Hot Sulphur to Grand Lake and beyond. Come out and show your support for the KFFR tower project. Pile burning expected near Winter Park this week With fresh snow arriving, U.S. Forest Service firefighters could begin burning slash...

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Scary times at Cooper Creek Square

It was an extended celebration of Halloween and the Macabre and the mixed drizzle of moisture  didn’t scare away the first trick-or-treaters of the year.   Super Heros, Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins were dancing about at Cooper Creek Square for the annual Halloween Bash and DJ party last Saturday during the official kickoff party for the “Non Official” Holiday. The Courtyard Fountain came alive with the bubbling magic of dry ice as shop owners filled the bags, baskets and even one extra special toilet bowl costume. Jeff Skinner and the Ear to Ear Gondola Photo booth were on hand to capture the memories while Local DJ “The Music Doctor” played crowd favorites and hosted a kids freeze dance party with prizes and tons of giveaways. The annual event has been a part of the community for over a decade.  Stephanie Carey, Marketing and Events Manager for Cooper Creek Square said” it just keeps getting better each year.” Cooper Creek Square has been a hub of entertainment, shopping, dining and celebration over the years and this winter are investing in a light show that will become a “must see attraction” according to...

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View From Xerex

Like many long-time Grand County residents, I have – on more than one occasion – pushed up hard against what is allowed by our land use regulations.  The 1974 story of a friend’s red-tagged Tee Pee on my Icebox Estates lot, complete with two Harley Davidsons instead of the expected four legged steeds parked out front is a bit too long for this space – but another tale is worthy of recounting. Tracy Welch, an old friend and a teller at Grand Mountain Bank, told me they call my house “Andy Miller TV” because of the constant activity across...

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Blowing hot air on an emergency

As I watch my health insurance melt away I wonder about how people can still be fighting over this. Do we want our friends, fathers, mothers, kids and others to be able to go to the doctor when they become ill? Accessible healthcare for all is the only solution. In a blaze of orange the opioid addiction crisis was just declared a national emergency. No funds have been allocated. I doubt that blowing hot air on a national emergency will change anything. The Affordable Care Act is far from good. I suffered under it for years as my premiums...

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