Author: WPT Staff

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KFFR 88.3  Radio Tower is getting Higher Fraser Valley Community Radio Owners have requested a continuance to the hearing at the Board of County Commissioners for the purpose of complying with conditions set forth by Planning Commission as to notice the public and government officials.   KFFR has agreed to elevate the tower attached to the Cell on Wheels (COW) on the property located at 517 GCR 8483 to the proposed height of ninety feet (90’). Community Development Department believes that raising the height of the tower will provide a better demonstration than a balloon test and allow the...

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Forget balance! Three ways for leaders to navigate imbalanced lives

“Work-life balance” is a running theme in this hectic world, but also an elusive goal.  The phrase is plastered everywhere as people aspire to achieve ideal harmony between family life and professional career. The demands of both, however, make it difficult to pull off, especially for anyone in a leadership position – and maybe there’s a good reason for that. “Balance is bull—-,” says Sue Hawkes, a leadership expert and author of Chasing Perfection- Shatter the Illusion; Minimize Self-Doubt & Maximize Success. “A perfect work-life balance is not possible for those in leadership positions. It’s more useful to strive...

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Reality check: There’s nothing ‘healthy’ about pot

“The Clinic Colorado”, “The Health Center”, “High Country Healing”… are names that bring to mind optimization of heath, professional help with chronic disease, or maybe a nice place to get a flu shot (it’s not too late, by the way!  Get your flu shot!).   In reality, however, these “clinics” specialize in a liberal provision to the unsuspecting public of a substance that can cause disturbing hallucinations/paranoia/seizures, chronic lung disease, unrelenting vomiting, heart arrhythmias, and even testicular cancer.  The above listed entities are actually marijuana shops in Colorado- not clinics, and have nothing to do with health.  If they were...

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More Americans Want to Legalize Marijuana Than Ever Before

The percentage of adults in the U.S. who favor legalizing marijuana has doubled since 2000, to the highest level ever, according to a new survey. The survey, released Friday by Pew Research Center, found that 61% of American adults believe the drug should be made legal. Currently, eight states and Washington, D.C. allow recreational marijuana use, while 29 states, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam allow medical marijuana use. The drug is illegal under federal law. Americans are divided along partisan and generational lines in terms of support for legalization of marijuana, according to the survey, which was conducted in...

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EGMS Nordic has first race in Steamboat

The EGMS Nordic team had its first race, a 3K classic, at the Steamboat Touring Center on Saturday January 13th.   The race featured an individual start, with racers setting off every 15 seconds. The course included rolling terrain with a few significant hills.  The Cubs skied very well as both the girls and boys teams took 2nd place overall at the meet. Seventh grader Silvia Brower won the girls race in a time of 11:57.  She was followed closely by Elizabeth Hammond in 5th place overall, Annie Kuhns in 7th, Gabrielle Pellini in 9th, Keely Monkouski in 10th, Addie...

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Who’s Who!

Who’s Who No. 1 Hints Our mystery man’s family has been in Grand County for more than 100 years. He grew up (the youngest of three siblings) in the William’s Fork area on their working ranch (at one time they owned thousands of acres). Before, the family (Scottish and Irish) lived in Manitou, where his grandma’s Patsy’s Candies still stands. Mystery guest No. 1 raced snowmobiles and motorcycles (he also biked up the 50th Pike’s Peak Hill Climb) He has a male relative that signed the Declaration of Independence, and both his parents served in the Army in World...

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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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