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NEW TRAILS IN THE FINAL STAGE The U.S. Forest Service’s Sulphur Ranger District has released its final decision for the Sulphur Ranger District Trails Smart Sizing Project. The decision approves up to 18 miles of new trail construction in the Winter Park and Fraser area, in addition to improved signage and enhanced trailheads. The project decision includes: • Adding approximately 8 miles of non-motorized trail; •  A portion of trail will be converted to an administrative use road which will be gated and not open for public use; • A portion of the trail that is now closed to...

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Old Style Love

by Patty Marshall and Kristi Martens Grand County Historical Association Whether you love history or just love a good love story the 6th annual Taste of History Champagne Brunch and Social is the place for you to be on Saturday August 26, 2017, from 10 am to 1 pm. One of the premier social and philanthropic events of the summer, this year the Grand County Historical Association (GCHA) is honored to partner with Wendy Christensen and Janet Engel to host the Taste of History at Casa de Engel which overlooks the Fraser Valley at 540 County Road 5, close to the Fraser Ballfields. The theme for this year’s Taste of History was inspired by a visit to Casa de Engel when two horses posed for a photo by kissing. What better way to highlight the love stories behind two pivotal families in the Fraser Valley: William and Mary Cozens and George and Joyce Engel. The Cozens Family William Zane Cozens was born in Canada and moved with his family to New York State. As a young man he supported himself as a carpenter building barns and working his way west. He heard of the Pikes Peak gold strikes and moved to Central City. William and Mary Cozens met in Central City in 1860 when Billy Cozens, a well known and extremely tall lawman, came to live and eat at...

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Spirit of the Lake Regatta

by Thomas Harris | Photos courtesy of Infinite West   On August 12, a unique breed of athletes will descend upon Grand Lake. They come armed with graceful blades – miracles of Archimedean & Euclidian physics – the paddle and the oar. They will be racing in the 5th Spirit of the Lake Regatta, in what is called a Head Race. The term was born in London, where the first rowing head races were held in the 1700s. Although those races were much closer to the mouth of the Thames than the head of it – the Spirit of the...

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Jazzfest Packed With Talent

  The 35th Winter Park Jazz Festival, July 15-16, 2017, will feature two days of world class artists along with some up and coming favorites. Charlie Wilson, Saturday, July 15th Headliner From “Party Train” to “There Goes My Baby” and the quintessential “Charlie, Last Name Wilson”, everyone at Hideaway Park will have at least one track to sing along to word for word, a reality that translates into the relevance of Mr. Wilson, a living legend. Quite frankly, Charlie Wilson knows how to put on a show. Flashy costume changes, bustling backup dancers, an animated horn section, and his...

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Mountain Family Center Recognized

Photos Courtesy of Mountain Family Center   Mountain Family Center recognized as a Champion of Well-Being The Mountain Family Center has been recognized as a Health Links Business Leader based on their commitment to creating a culture of health and safety in their workplace.   They were just informed that they have been nominated for the Champion of Well-Being Award.  This award highlights three outstanding Health Links Certified organizations across Colorado.  The winner will be announced on August 17 at the Health Links Annual Conference. Health Links TM, a nonprofit initiative at the University of Colorado, School of Public Health,...

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Story Time In Fraser

Emergency Medical Technicians Tammy Russell and Katie Sanford thrilled the children at the Fraser Valley Library when they visited for story time on June 29, 2017.   The Fraser Valley Library holds free Story Time programs every week on Thursdays at 10AM.  The programs develop an early love of reading and enhances social skills for children under the age of six.  This years theme for the Summer Reading Program (available to all ages) is “Build a Better World,” and the Library has invited several organizations to join them in demonstrating the importance of their work in our communities. Joy...

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Tequila and Tacos

Back for its second year, the Winter Park & Fraser Chamber is excited for Tequila and Tacos Festival on Saturday, July 8 to be held in Hideaway Park, located in downtown Winter Park. Enjoy tastings from over 14 high-end sipping tequilas, taco tastings from many different vendors, live music by The Rick Lewis Project and an authentic mariachi band! Leave your car at home and enjoy Winter Park’s FREE shuttle, The Lift operating half-hourly from 12pm-12am. Tickets for this event can be purchased online at http://www.playwinterpark.com/tequilaandtacos. Early access will be granted to pre-purchased ticket holders. There are three tiers...

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Merrit Linke Honored

Merrit Linke, Grand County Commissioner on the right, recently earned the 2017 Emily Warner Field Airport Champion Award for his consistent support of the many economic development and aviation education and history projects at Granby/Grand County Airport throughout his years in elected office. Commissioner Linke championed the amended name of the airport to Emily Warner Field in 2015 which honored America’s first female airline Captain and former Granby resident, Warner, and brought worldwide attention to our community airport. In 2016, the Colorado Pilots Association named Emily Warner Field their General Aviation Airport of the Year. Linke encouraged the development...

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