Road Alert! County Road 5, 4 Bar 4
If you have somehow missed the large digital signs on US Highway 40, construction begins on County Road 5 on June 22 and is expected to be completed by June 30.  Expect lengthy delays.  Alternate routes are advised.

Builders Association Yard Sale Saturday, June 24th
Please Save The Date for the 3rd Annual Grand County Builders Association Giant Building Supply Yard Sale, next Saturday, June 24  from 8am – 3pm, at Alpine Lumber Company in Granby!

Donations range from windows to doors to even a new garage door with motor. We are also still accepting building supply donations at Alpine Lumber. If you have any questions please call GCBA (970) 726-8657.

GC Builders Association Scholarships Awarded
The Grand County Builders Association awarded $2000 in scholarship assistance to the 2017 graduates of Middle Park & West Grand High Schools. These funds were divide between 2 qualified applicants, Rheann Pesch from West Grand High School and Liam Fuqua from East Grand High School.

The scholarships were awarded based on the student pursuing education in the following fields, (but not limited to) construction management, architectural degrees, interior design, vocational and technical trade schools (in the construction field).

The scholarship program through Grand County Builders Association was made possible by the following members kind donations and the GCBA matched donation funds through our 3rd Annual Giant Building Supply Yard sale. Alpine Lumber – Big Valley Construction – Maple Street Builders – Middle Park Residential Services – Millworks – Mountain Top Builders – Rocky Mountain Spray Foam – The Spa Man – Thomas A Mason.

“From all of us at Grand County Builders Association we want to congratulation Rheann and Liam on your achievements thus far, and best of luck on our future endeavors!”

Lions Club Accepting Grant Applications
The Lions Club Foundation of Fraser Valley, recently announced the opening of their annual grant process.  

Between now and July 19, 2017 grant applications will be accepted from local non-profit organizations desiring funding to carry on projects or programs that serve our community in the areas of health, education, sports and recreation, arts and culture, or the environment.  

Last year the Foundation awarded grants totaling $40,000 to more than 20 non-profit organizations. The grant application and the guidelines to be followed in preparing the application can be found on the Lions website (  Completed applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on July 19th.   Non-profit organizations awarded a 2017 grant will be advised in late August and grants will be awarded at a special luncheon on September 19th.

The Lions Club Foundation has awarded grants to local non-profits for many years, utilizing funds earned by the Fraser River Valley Lions Club through their events like the golf tournament, their work at Winter Park Resort, Christmas tree sales, and management of the local forest service campgrounds.  For more information on the grant program go to the Lions website or contact John Erwin, Chairperson of the 2017 grant program at

Penny Hamilton Book Signing
Granby’s City Market is holding an author event for A to Z: Your Grand County History Alphabet children’s picture book. The letter C is for Cozens Ranch, D is for Doctor-Doc Susie, W is Winter Park, and Z is for Zephyr and Zerex. Hamilton will be available to autograph books from 11AM to 2PM Friday, June 30.

2017 Habitat Hobble
This year’s Habitat Hobble takes place at Granby Ranch at 8:30 am, Saturday, June 24th.  The event kicks off the summer season and raises funds to help build homes in our community.  Early registration closes at midnight on June 23rd and “day of” registration begins at 8 am on the 24th.  Visit for more information.

Jon Schallert at Winter Park's 2017 Spring Economic Summit

Jon Schallert presents at the Winter Park and Fraser Chamber of commerce 2017 Spring Economic Summit on June 12th.

Economic Summit at Snow Mountain Ranch
The Winter Park and Fraser Chamber of Commerce held their 2017 Spring Economic Summit at the YMCA of the Rockies this week.  Local business owners and community leaders participated in workshops on how to grow their businesses and were presented data about the current state of local economics.