MPHS Valedictorians

Photo by Michael Turner

MPHS  Valedictorians
The class of 2017 is the last class to award the prestigious of Valedictorian to any student with a 4.0 or better.  The class of 2018 will choose one person from the incoming upper classman.

Valedictorians from MPHS: Elliot Shaw, Henry Hoyhtya, Ashley Trotter, Theodore Loo, Alistair Schwab, Sarah Bausano, Karmen Reynolds, Linneya Gardner, Kiersten Cimino, Erin Emery, Madelynn Eichler, Victoria Lahrman, Jorune Klisauskaite, Jordan Ehlert, Harrison Lietzke, Mackenzie DePlata and Jene Hansen.


Cardiology Program Gets a Boost with $30,000 Gift. Photo Courtesy MPMC

Middle Park Medical Center
A $30,000 gift from Middle Park Medical Foundation enabled Middle Park Medical Center to purchase state-of-the-art echocardiography equipment.

“This gift is made possible because of the generosity of all the people who participated in this year’s BASH event. The cardiology program is a large investment in our community, addressing both current needs and promoting the long-term health of our citizens and visitors,” said MPM Foundation Board Chair Jeff Miller.

Flower Tips from local guru Patrica Berman
The early summer flowers are starting to bloom. Diana Lynn and I walked the Fraser to Granby trail to SMR. We saw Phlox, Golden Banner, Blue Violets, Pussy Toes, Pink Plumes and Stemless Lupine. Stemless Lupine has a very short stem and flowers are nearly hidden among its leaves. We also saw Nelson Larkspur and Lanceleaf Chiming Bells. These are small plants that bloom in May and early June. They prefer a dry habitat. In July and August,  we find Tall Chiming Bells and Subalpine Larkspur blooming  in moist places such as pond shores, stream banks and seeps.

Lions Club
You’ve seen the yellow trailer with Lions selling pancakes in Winter Park and Fraser, but what is Lions Club is really about? The Fraser River Valley Lions Club is a service organization that gives 100% of the money we raise back to the community. We’re all unpaid volunteers. We raise money by our work including pancake breakfasts, managing local Forest Service campgrounds volunteering at concerts and ski races, etc. rather than asking for contributions. Our local club has about 100 men and women dedicated to serving our community. We’re the local branch of the world’s largest service organization with 1.35 million members worldwide.  To learn more, check out our website at

Bureau of Land Management is advising Hazardous tree removal is beginning immediately on the Strawberry Road north of Tabernash that will continue into the summer. BLM Crews are working to remove hundreds of beetle-killed trees that could eventually fall across the road.  Be aware!

Colorado Park’s and Wildlife presents Women’s Cast and Blast Fly Fishing and Shotgun Clinic Saturday June 10 830a-400p in Kremmling.  Cost is 20.00 and advance registration is required. Call 970-725-6200 to reserve your spot.

Grand County Pet Pals Annual Doggie Dash will be Saturday June 17 9a-11a at the new Granby Trails off Hwy 34 west of Granby. For more details visit or email  This event is a fundraiser/silent auction to support responsible pet ownership in Grand County.

Turn Miles Into Memories
Ride The Rockies is Rolling out the 32nd Tour on June 10, 2017 with approx. 447 miles and 32,337’ elevation gain over 7 days.

They are on the road again. Ride the Rockies focuses on southern Colorado this year. Highlights include: Wolf Creek Pass, Pagosa Hot Springs, Yellowjacket Pass, Narrow Gauge Railroad, Southern Ute Reservation, Coal Bank Pass, Molas Pass, Red Mountain Pass, Government Springs Road Challenge (optional), Cerro Summit, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Curecanti National Recreation Area and Monarch Pass. The Denver Post Community Foundation to give a $5,000 grant in each host community.

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Enjoy our beautiful Grand County.  Always be prepared for changing mountain conditions with extra food water and clothing.  And remember to always tell someone where you are going! Be safe outdoors…