Fraser Road Construction Advisory
Eisenhower Drive in Fraser closed at least till August 4th according to CDOT sign.  Crews are building concrete drainage, sidewalks and paving areas in and around the railroad crossing. Jeff Durbin, Fraser Town Manager said..”We are trying to get the road open as soon as possible” but work will continue well into August. “We expect to open the crossing by August 4th if everything goes as planned” Durbin added. Alternate route is the Fraser Parkway next to Murdochs Plaza and the Colorado Adventure Park or County Road 50 to the cut through by the Rodeo Arena.

constructionNew Grocery Store Progressing
Crews poured concrete Saturday, July 22nd in downtown Winter Park.  Work crews are prepping parking lot curbs and concrete flat work at the entrance to new grocery store which is rumored to be part of the Food Kingdom organization.

Darwin Award Presentation in Winter Park
“At about 1:53 pm on July 22, 2017 Grand County Emergency personnel were dispatched to a motel in Winter Park on a report of a male subject suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower leg.

emsUpon arrival, it was reported that the male and his girlfriend were traveling back to the Town of Winter Park from target shooting in the National Forest on Vasquez Road. While seated in the passenger seat, the male began reloading the firearm. While doing so, the gun discharged, causing the round to strike him in the left calf.

The male was transported by Grand County EMS to the Middle Park Medical Center for treatment. His injuries are not life threatening.

The investigation is continuing, but is being looked at as an accident.” according to Glen Trainor, Winter Park Chief of Police

Help Build a Playground
The Town of Hot Sulphur Springs has been selected to receive a new playground thanks to a grant from Kaboom and The Colorado Health Foundation. They need 200 Volunteers to help build the playground on Saturday, September 9th, from 8 am to 3 pm.  Everybody willing and able to help is invited.  The playground is going up in Town Park at 200 Cedar Street, Hot Sulphur Springs.

Volunteers should be age 16+ and will assemble playground pieces, mix concrete, move mulch, build stuff.  Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and closed toe shoes; leave valuables at home!

Play is central to a child’s ability to grow into a productive adult.  Together, we can ensure kids get the balanced and active play they need to thrive!  Please join us to bring play to more kids in Hot Sulphur Springs and show that #playmatters to you.

This is a community-build play structure. Youth activities, gloves, goggles, breakfast, and lunch will be provided. RSVP to Sandy White 970-725-3933 or or sign up online:

Carvers Bakery

L – R: Owner Law Thyne, Jennifer LaPietra and Amanda Nutting

Carvers New Bakery Opens
Carvers Restaurant  in downtown Winter Park officially opened their new bakery last week. The restaurant has been using the space as a bakery for the last 3 years but made it official with counter and .  3 Bakers on staff and counter crew. The cover everything from fresh breads, sweet treats and scones to Wedding Cakes and more.

Granby Gutbuster 5K Run/Walk
Bring the entire family out for the 29th Annual Gut Buster! This fun 5K Run / Walk is open to all ages and abilities. Start time is 9:00 AM on Saturday, July 29. Start and finish areas will be at the Granby Town Hall, (Zero Jasper Ave.). We’ll have a bouncy house, music, great door prizes, and refreshments for all! Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female finishers as well as to the top three male / female finishers in each of the 8 age categories.

Registration forms are available at the Town of Granby Recreation Department (Town Hall, Zero Jasper Avenue), or by calling the Recreation Department at 970-887-3961. Registration is also available online at Discounts are available to families and those entering early. So call or stop by today for your entry form!

LEDsLED Lighting Helps Save Energy
Fraser is replacing all street lamps with LED Lighting.  According to Mayor Philip Vandernail, “It is part of our downtown enhancement project and commitment to a green planet.”

Door-to-Door Magazine Sales
A group of door-to-door magazine sales people were reportedly selling magazine subscriptions to Grand County residents under the premise of Middle Park High School fundraising this past weekend.  On Monday evening, Grand County Sheriff’s Deputies and Winter Park Officers contacted 4 males in connection with the alleged fraud reports. The individuals were found to belong to a “for profit company” with no connection to any organization in or from Grand County. As the old adage says, “buyer beware”.