Winter Park Resort extends Mary Jane season to May 6

It has been a stellar Spring now that winter finally rolled up.  Better late than never and with snowfall amounting to over 3 feet in the last week, Winter Park Resort announced it will keep Mary Jane open through May 6th.  Thats right there is a good chance we will be able to ski in the morning and hit the links in the afternoon this year! It doesn’t get any better, does it?

Purchase your resident ID card or Season Pass.
Golf Season is just around the corner. Pole Creek Golf Club Resident ID cards and Season Passes are on sale now.  “We hope to open early to mid-May, so now is the time to get ready for the 2018 Golf season”, said Clubhouse Manager, Mary Moynihan.

Bistro 28 is closed for dinners until the new golf season swings into action. To keep up with all the news at Pole Creek Golf Club and Bistro 28, sign up for their eblasts. Call: (970) 887-9195, or, email:

DID you miss the Spring Play at Middle Park High School?

Rock of Ages was the show stopping performance from the Middle Park High School Theatre Departmen.  According to Director Chrital McDougall “ We had so much talent, I wanted a play with strong character to set the stage and showcase that talent.”  We captured it on DVD so send me a message to order your copy. “Rock of Ages”  $15 shipped.

Still have a few 25th Putnam County Spelling Bee DVDs left, as well.  Check ot the new trailer at Winter Park homepage.

Local media panel for freelance writers

Have you dreamed of seeing your name in print? Regional media outlets from The Winter Park Times to 5280 Magazine will offer advice on how to best pitch stories for publication. Hosted by the Grand County Community of Writers. Free event, no registration required.  Wednesday, April 18th from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Granby Library in the Community Room

Headwaters Trails Alliance hosts Stakeholder Meetings

Headwaters Trails Alliance (HTA) is having two Stakeholder Outreach meetings, seeking input from interested parties on the Strategic Master Trails Plan for Subarea 3 of Grand County on Thursday, April 19th. The first meeting will be at the Kremmling BLM office from 9am-12 pm. The second will be at the Grand County Court House building in Hot Sulphur Springs from 1-4 pm.

Any interested party or stakeholder can submit a request for a 30 minute session to discuss this plan and share input and ideas with Headwaters Trails Alliance during these times. To submit requests, call HTA at (970) 726-1013, or, email Meara McQuain at:

Headwaters Trails Alliance (HTA) will also be holding 2 public meetings to discuss Grand County’s Strategic Master Trails draft plan for subarea 2 on Thursday, April 19th. Both meetings will be held at the Granby Library at 55 Zero St, Granby. The first meeting will be from 5-6 pm, and, the second from 6-7 pm. Each meeting will have a presentation discussing the plan, finishing with discussion time for any questions, concerns and input. Please call HTA with any questions at (970) 726-1013.

It’s a Reunion and Fundraiser!

On Saturday April 14th, bring friends and family to Winter Park Resort for the Inaugural Competition Center Reunion celebrating 55 years inspiring lifelong enjoyment of sport.  The Reunion is a benefit for the Winter Park Ski and Snowboard Education Foundation (WPSEF).

The Reunion is an opportunity to reconnect with, and show appreciation for, current and former athletes, family members, staff, volunteers, and the community that supports the Competition Center and WPSEF. This is an event that current members, alumni and community supporters can look forward to each year as an opportunity to reconnect with each other, have a day of fun on-and-off the slopes, and support the next generation of snow sports athletes.

Tickets to the event are $55 for ages 21 and over, $42 for those under 21.  Tickets include entry to:

  • Private venues for on-hill events, including a dual giant slalom, dual mogul, railjam, and nordic course.  Free demo nordic equipment from Fischer available so all can participate.
  • Après Party featuring food and drinks, with a birds-eye view of the Spring Concert featuring Passafire.
  • VIP lift line access at select lifts
  • Credential-only VIP area in West Portal
  • WPSEF silent auction, available on the Handbid app – even those unable to attend the event can bid and/or make a donation
  • All-day screening of the 2017-18 Competition Center video “REWIND”
  • Ear2Ear photo booth to commemorate the occasion!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call the Competition Center at 970.726.1590.  

To bid in the auction, download the Handbid app or go to and search for “35th Annual WPSEF Fundraiser and WPCC Reunion”. Auction currently open for pre-bidding!

Recycling Center Set for Spring Construction
The much-anticipated pay-as-you-throw trash and recycling center is one step closer to being a reality. Nick’s Dirt Works was awarded a contract to build the center, located across from the Fraser Tubing Hill on Grand County Road 72. Construction completion is anticipated in June of this year!

Smoke Testing in Fraser – in late summer.
It’s not what you think. It is to find the holes in our sanitary sewer collection system. Water entering the sewer system through improper, bad, or broken pipes and plumbing is a problem called Inflow and Infiltration (I & I). The holes and thus the I & I need to be found and fixed.
Why? Because the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and the collection system (pipes) can’t handle the volume of ground water getting in. Not fixing the holes will cause an expansion ofthe WWTP and could cause sewer backups in our homes. Both are expensive propositions, and neither fix the issue.

Our plan is to find and fix the holes. We will clean, video, and assess the sewer mains, manholes, and private service laterals while the water table is high. From these exercises, we will determine areas of high concern within the Town. Smoke testing in the areas of high concern will be performed later

Hanging Baskets for Businesses are back!
The Town of Fraser again offers downtown business owners the opportunity to display two beautiful hanging flower baskets outside their storefronts. The baskets create a unified Town look and, hopefully, attract customers as well as butterflies and hummingbirds! Basket quantities are limited. To enter your business in the drawing and to confirm your current email address, contact Town Gardener Cathleen Brown at or 970-726-5491, ext. 230 until May 25. Basket pickup is scheduled for Monday, June 11 at the Fraser Public Works Maintenance Facility, 125 Fraser Avenue, next to Town Hall, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Forestry Program offers trees to Fraser Property Owners
Ten Cologreen Upright Junipers (left) and 25 Gravenstein apple trees (right) will be available for giveaway this year. These trees will be available to Fraser property owners by way of a drawing. The trees are approximately 3.84-gallon sized. No seed- ling trees are available. Please note the apples must have another apple tree nearby to set fruit. To enter your name in the drawing, contact Town Gardener Cathleen Brown at or 970-726-5491, ext. 230 until May 31. Tree pickup is scheduled for Sunday, June 10 at the Fraser Public Works Maintenance Facility, 125 Fraser Avenue, next to Town Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. Proof of residency is required.

Fraser Town Hall is a Food Bank Collection Point

The Town delivers donated food from the Town Hall to the local food banks, which are located throughout Grand County to address the needs of our residents and guests. For a complete list of food banks, contact the Mountain Family Center at (970) 557-3186.