Spring Service for the Lift Starts April 23

The Lift, the Town of Winter Park’s transit system, will begin its spring service on Monday, April 23.

Spring service means that:

  • Service reduces to one line that goes between Winter Park Resort and Fraser with new fixed-route service in Grand Park. Buses on this route run once an hour between 7am and 2am.
  • Service to Granby will cease operation until mid-November.
  • Please call for service between 12am – 2am.
  • If you’re near a bus stop in the Winter Park/Fraser area, but not located along US 40 or in Grand Park, call dispatch at (970) 726-4163 to have the bus drive off its route and come pick you up at your nearest stop.

Hourly service will run until mid-June. At that time, route frequency changes to accommodate more summer activity will begin. To stay up-to-date, find more about the transit routes, and how to ride the Lift, visit: theliftwp.com.

Slash Pile Burn Season Closed
Grand County Division of Natural Resources has closed slash pile burning for the season.  Grand County DNR operates the open burn season during the winter months only; when sufficient snow is covering the ground to lessen the danger of fire.  The closure of open burning affects permitted fires only, piles exceeding three feet in diameter, and does not affect recreational fires (campfires), production agriculture burning or public land management agency burning conducted by the USFS, BLM or the Colorado State Forest Service.  If you have any questions, contact the Division of Natural Resources at (970) 887-0745 or visit the webpage: gcgovernment.com/142/Open-burning.

National Parks Week kicks-off April 21

Everyone can find a unique way to celebrate our incredible national parks this April during National Park Week! Kicking off April 21, the parks will be aglow with special programs and events across the country. From a fee-free day on April 21 to National Park Rx Day on April 29 and everything in between, there’s no shortage of ways to join in on the festivities. This year’s theme is “Park Stars” — so be sure to find an event near you. Visit nps.gov to learn more.

Grand Fire Protection District sends crew to battle wildfires

On Wednesday morning, E340 and crewmembers Andre Bustamante, Michael Emery, Brady Mathis and Brad White (GFPD & KFPD) departed to help with Badger Hole Fire suppression efforts in Baca County. At the time of press, estimated acreage burned was approximately 48,415 with 29,050 acres in Colorado and 19,360 acres in Kansas and was believed to be about 35% contained. Multiple homes and outbuildings have been lost and livestock losses were unknown. Two resident firefighters, Phil Flegner and Isaac Duran, also joined Greater Eagle Fire Protection District‘s engine and headed to Alamosa Tuesday night for structure protection duties in El Paso County. Wildfire season is upon us – be safe out there team!.

EGMS 8th Graders hold 5K to benefit NSCD

5k Rainbow Run put on by East Grand Middle School 8th graders to benefit the National Sports Center for the Disabled. Contact Rachel Hoyhtya to pre-register or buy meal tickets at (970) 531-3030.
The 5K Color Run event will be held on Saturday, May 26th at YMCA Nordic Center course. The race starts 10:30 am.  Lunch/silent auction from 12:00-1:30 pm. Cost: $35 per adult; $15 per child (14 & under); $90 for family of 4. Lunch: $10 per person, includes entree, drinks and dessert

Plogging is the newest fitness craze

As the snow begins to melt, remnants of discarded trash and waste become evident. Plogging is the Swedish fitness craze that’s finding its way into the US mainstream, benefitting athletes and the community. The basis is simple: go for a run and bring gloves and a trash bag, picking up bits of trash along your route. Adding bends and squats to your routine is a healthy way to increase your workout and helps beautify the environment. Give it a try next time you go for a run!

Town of Granby launches “Adventure Awaits” Campaign

With summer just around the corner, the Town of Granby has launched their #adventureawaits campaign. Earn FREE Granby stickers by posting a pic of you & your friends at play in Granby using the correct hashtags: #golfgranby #bikegranby #campgranby #granbyrodeo #adventureawaits @visitgranbyco  Then, stop by the Granby Chamber to collect your sticker “activity badge”.