Day: January 11, 2018

Flu Reaching Epidemic Proportions

Flu has hit Grand County, Colorado and the Nation.  The majority of the flu circulating today is a Type A flu (H3N2), it is infecting those over 65 at a higher rate in Colorado and Nationally.  According to the Colorado Department of Public Health the vaccine for this 2017-18 season is working in the 50 percent range.  You can still get a flu shot to protect you and those around you.   The flu has ramped up early this year and is rapidly spreading across the country, with widespread flu activity in 46 states, according to the latest data...

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Ski Train Back on Track

The second season of the new “Amtrak Winter Park Express” ski train hit the tracks last week with a special kickoff party at Denver Union Station on Thursday, evening January 4th ahead of the first scheduled trip of the new season.   The Union Station celebration, featured live music, special train tours, discounted Winter Park lift tickets, specialty drinks at Terminal Bar and rail cars wrapped in Lyft’s hot pink design. The Lyft, a nationwide rideshare company is the presenting sponsor of this year’s Winter Park Express. As part of the partnership, Lyft is offering discounted rides to and...

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Eagle Wind Sound Facebook Contest Huge Success New Contest and Live Show February 17th, 2018

Eagle Wind Sound Studio Contest Results Eagle Wind Sound Studio’s initial Facebook Studio giveaway came to a close in late December 2017. In total, they received 54 entries from a four state region, with an entry from Germany rounding out the submissions as the social media-based contest managed to find its way around the world. A panel of nine judges participated in the selection process to determine the winners and runners up in the categories of Best Artist and Best Band. The winner in the Best Artist category is Bryce Merritt, with Levi Bradford as the runner up. In...

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Where is All the Snow?

Colorado snowpack is reported at the lowest in more than 30 years in some areas of the state. Nearly halfway through the snow season, the water utilities giants are discussing water usage guidelines and the official drought response plan.  Officials say it is too early to make predictions but are ready to put contingency plans in place in case the western trend continues into the spring.  Colorado mountain snowpack in the southwest portion of the state is at record-low levels this week, raising concerns about water supply throughout the western US. Last week crews have measured snow depths in...

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Walking on Thin Ice

The Annual Three Lakes Ice Fishing contest is just a couple of weeks away and Lake Granby is still holding on to pockets of open water around the lake so I thought I would reach out to a local expert and gather some intel on the Ice.   When you talk fishing in Grand County one of the first professional anglers that comes to mind is Bernie Keefe.  He has got to be one of the best storytellers on the lake so I wanted to see what Bernie had to say about the condition of the Ice on Lake...

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The Advantage of an East Grand Education

Over the past year on a half, I have come to learn of the great advantages our students at East Grand have.  Our students are successful both in school as well as when they leave Middle Park High School.  We cannot pinpoint all of the reasons for this success, as we are not more wealthy or privileged than other districts.  We can point to a few glaring advantages we have at East Grand that do not exist in many of the other districts I have been a part of. One advantage is that there is an expectation of learning...

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Fire Sprinkler System saves Multiple Businesses from Destruction

On January 4, 2018 at 12:14, East Grand Fire responded to a fire sprinkler water flow alarm at 78737 US 40, commonly known as Park Plaza, with Engine 481 and Ladder Tower 491.  Light smoke was coming from the lower level of the structure near the Idlewild Spirits Distillery and Restaurant. Mutual Aid from Grand Fire for an Engine was requested.  Fraser/Winter Park PD was asked to evacuate the upper level of the building which includes restaurants and shops. While investigating, we found the fire sprinkler system had been activated and confirmed the fire was extinguished. The water for...

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Grand County Concert Series

The Grand County Concert Series (GCCS) begins its 15th season with the Poulenc Trio, the most active touring piano-wind chamber music ensemble in the world joined by violinist Anton Lande. Since its founding in 2003, the trio has performed in 45 U.S. states and at music festivals around the world, including the Ravello Festival in Italy, the San Miguel de Allende Festival in Mexico, and the White Nights Festival in Russia. In a recent review, the New York Times praised the trio for its “elegant rendition” of Piazzolla’s Tangos. The Washington Post said the trio “does its namesake proud”...

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