Day: December 7, 2017

Snowmaking: Engineers of the white stuff

In Winter Park Colorado, snow is plentiful. We are blessed with over 300 inches a year but Mother Nature isn’t always on our schedule.  These days the whispers of climate change are playing out in the historical almanacs around the globe. Much of a ski resort’s early season and late season success depends on a crew that doesn’t get much recognition, a crew of 41 people, managing a system of high pressure air and water to create 24 karat white gold.   The unsung heros of the slopes are the snowmakers at Winter Park Resort. A dedicated crew that...

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Community Briefs

Grand County Motor Vehicle Department Grand County Motor Vehicle and Driver License will be closed from noon to 2:00 pm on December 14, 2017 due to Grand County employee Christmas Party.   We look forward to serving our citizens before and after that time.   Thank you! Carvers for Bingo The Winter Park Rotary Club had its first progressive jackpot winner!!  On Saturday Nov 18th Judy Neiberger of Granby won the $786.50 Jackpot.  The progressive jackpot had been growing since 2015.   The Rotary Club has Bingo most every Saturday at Carvers in Winter Park from 6:30 to 8:30.  Picture thanks to...

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What’s Happening

What’s happening Friday, December 8 FREE Community Dinner at Cranmer Memorial Chapel in downtown Winter Park from 5-7 pm, this week’s dinner sponsored by Winter Park Resort. All are welcome! 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. No cover. The Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser presents the Weston Smith Duo starting at 8 pm. No cover The Parshall Inn hosts Karaoke starting at 9 pm every Friday night. Info: (970) 531-2635. The...

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You Are Important to Me

This is it. My favorite time of year. When hope springs eternal. It’s easy to get lathered up on politics, no matter which side you are on, and make no doubt, almost everyone is on a side. But don’t let the rapid whirling and flushing sounds you hear distract you from the beauty of this day. Don’t let the bombs, the warming and the winning get in the way of appreciating the moment. I borrowed a spanner from a real nice guy at a bike shop in Fraser recently. I needed it to jimmy a lock that was frozen...

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Fraser Valley Lions Club 14th Annual Festival of Trees

All I know is her last name is Beeson.  Her husband Yishai bought the ticket.  The prize consists of gift certificates from Grand Adventure Balloon Tours, Winter Park Resort, dinner at Sunspot + snowcat tour,  Sombrero Stables, Pole Creek Golf Club, + dinner, one night at Devils Thumb + Dinner, Winter Park Adventure Quest.   Value $1800+ The 14th annual Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Fraser Valley Lions Club was held at the Grand Park Community Recreation Center last Friday night.  More than 1000 people enjoyed beautiful trees, wreaths and Hanukkah items decorated by 32 local non-profit organizations....

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Say What You Want

Just over a year has passed since the 2016 presidential election, and polls, public sentiment and the national conversation tell us that Americans are more divided and our politics are more dysfunctional than ever. When our Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution outlining the right to freedom of speech I don’t think they meant we should destroy each other with it. As a matter of fact, right after the mention of “freedom of speech,” there is mention of “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.” Though not a physical place of assembly, Facebook and Twitter are certainly places where...

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ULLR: Fraser Colorado

“Moon o’er the Divide, very pretty! As this super moon cruises slow and low across our view, we calmly and collectively as a community ask the universe to bring that white gold from the heavens. Dump your powdery bounty upon us Ullr, our happiness and prosperity depend on your grace. Bring forth the Arctic air blast, pound mightily the continental divide with your blizzardy presence. We are but a humble Ski town, ready to serve our neighbors and host our visitors. Please, let your white blanket cover us all, this small group of high altitude locals beseech thee.” from...

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Season of Giving: Local nonprofits committed to helping those in need.

With Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Colorado Gives Day in our rear view, there’s no denying that the holiday season is in full swing. The holidays are often considered to be the happiest time of year, but for families that are struggling to make ends meet, it can be a very challenging time as well. The generosity of our community is evident year-round, but it truly shines this time of year as local businesses, public service and nonprofit agencies come together with a common goal of extending the joy of the season through giving. Listed...

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