Author: Stevie Lee Frazier

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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New Trash and Recycle Facility

Fraser Recycling and Pay as You Throw Facility Location Questioned by Residents of Fraser Stevie Frazier I  Winter Park Times   The Town of Fraser held an hour long open house on Wednesday November 1 to hear concerns from town of Fraser residents on the proposed location for the new Recycling and waste facility for the Town of Fraser.  The Town would like to create a recycling and Pay as you throw waste facility for town residents.  Recycling would be free and the most if not all of the facilities fees would be covered by a pay as you...

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Winter Park Town Council

Winter Park Town Council Meeting November 7th The Winter Park Town Council met on November 7th and approved numerous action items on their agenda as well as the 2018 budget.   The Town council approved a special event permit for a ski movie premiere at HIdeaway park.  Ski Broker is hosting a season kick off party with three ski movies from Matchstick Productions, Never Summer, and TGF to support The Grand Foundation.  Beer, food, and special giveaways will be provided.  The event is $5 at the door and will be held from 5-9 on Sat. Nov. 25th. The Town...

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Fraser Board of Trustees

Fraser Town Meeting 11/1/2017 The Fraser Town Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on Wednesday November 1. Chief Glen Trainor recognized Officer Bobby Rauch as Officer of the year and was especially accommodated by the Grand County Advocates as “their favorite officer to work with.”  Officer Sean Curran was promoted to Sergeant and was thanked for his valuable time and effort on a burglary investigation that would have not been solved so quickly without his extra effort on the police work to solve the case.   Winter Park Town Board Member Chris Seeman appeared before the town board...

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Thanksgiving Dining Around the Valley

Not in the mood to cook the turkey this Thanksgiving?  We have compiled a list of restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner across the county, from Winter Park to Grand Lake. Reservations are recommended for all. Winter Park Sunspot will have a delicious traditional Thanksgiving dinner buffet with a carving station and dessert bar. Start your evening with a gondola ride on the Zephyr Express, where you’ll be whisked away to the Lodge at Sunspot to stuff yourselves silly. Prices include gondola ride, buffet and non-alcoholic beverages. Taxes, gratuity and alcohol are additional. 59.95/Adults, $29.95/Children (10 & Under): (970) 726.1446 Vertical...

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Winter Park Chamber of Commerce: State of the Economy at Annual Business Expo

The Winter Park Fraser Chamber of Commerce held a state of the economy meeting during their annual business expo on October 18th. Jeremy Kennell head of economic development presented the Chamber’s data and said that during the summer 2017 season lodging rates were down 10% and that the Mountain west region lodging rates were down to 4.7% as a whole.  He cited that although lodging was trending down that the amount charged per room was up 9% and that the mountain region was up 7%.  He stated that this data only covers Destination Winter Park and property management reporting...

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Town of Fraser: Short Term Rental Registration Program, 2018 Budget

The Town of Fraser agreed to implement a short term rental registration program at their October 18th meeting that could go into effect on January 1st 2018. The town board allocated $20,000 dollars to purchase software to help manage the registration program. The Town board and the Winter Park/Fraser Police also discussed the need to contact owners and have a local contact on file in case of emergencies or issues with short term rentals located in the town. The Town of Fraser debated on whether to create a licensing program versus a registration program and agreed that a registration...

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Middle Park Pedalers are building momentum in their 2nd season.

The Middle Park Pedalers are a group of middle school through high school students who compete in the Colorado High School Cycling League.  The club is designed to engage teenagers in the sport of mountain biking. The team consists of 20 local teens competing in 4 categories of varsity and junior varsity events and also includes a 6th through 8th grade development team.  Team members compete against themselves by working to improve their time at each race and celebrates individual and team efforts.   “ The Middle Park Pedalers goals are to instill the love of mountain biking in Grand...

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