Fraser Mural Project deadline approaches

Mural artist’s are inquiring about the Town of Fraser’s Mural Program and the Town is looking for blank canvases to be used to add to the Town’s character and flavor. Town of Fraser property owners interested in enhancing the Town’s identity by adding a mural to existing property are encouraged to apply for a grant from the Town’s 2018 Fraser Mural Program.

New with this year’s program, applications are no longer restricted to only businesses, anyone owning or renting (with owner’s permission) property in the town of Fraser is eligible to apply, and, there is no maximum grant request amount. While the grant requires a match, it can be either financial or in-kind, making the program more easily attainable. To be considered for the 2018 program, applications must be submitted to the Town prior to Tuesday, May 15th.

To apply, you must include the completed application, site plan, sketch of project location with photographs, dimensions and initial design concept. The murals must also comply with the Town’s Sign Code and be completed by the end of 2018.

Applications will be reviewed by the Public Arts Committee using criteria including accessibility, visibility, contemporary relevance, feasibility, timeline, scope and permanence. Upon completion, the Town provides an application of UV/graffiti-resistant coating to extend the mural’s life.

For further information, contact the Town’s Business Development Specialist, Allie Heon, at (703) 915-6098 or email:


Blues from the Top seeks Volunteers

Enjoy great tunes, great people, and a great time while helping stage the all-volunteer Blues From The Top music festival! Get a free shirt, have some fun and support the Grand County Blues Society. Volunteers are needed June 22–25. Sign up here:


Half Day Shift: Enjoy rest of show day of shift, plus t-shirt; and,

Full Day Shift: Ticket for another festival day, meal, drink ticket, plus t-shirt


DVDs Available for MPHS Spring Production: Rock of Ages

You can still order your DVD from this spring’s High School Musical, a classic performance.  Support the arts. $15 shipped to your PO Box.

This was such a great performance. “I chose this show specifically because we have so much talent this year,” said Show Director, Christal McDougall.


Tabernash Fire Protection Waterline extension

Photo: L to R  Grand County Commissioner Rich Cimino, East Grand Board President Frank Dominguez, Vice President Mark Pappas, Fire Chief Todd Holzwarth, and Tabernash Meadows Water and San Board President Dick Sprague.

A christening ceremony of the Tabernash waterline extension was held by the Post Office in Tabernash on April 23rd. The project, in cooperation with Tabernash Meadows Water and Sanitation District, Grand County, and the East Grand Fire Protection District, added two fire hydrants and 800 feet of water line, which were installed by Conroy Excavating. Additional permitting and other services were provided by Ingenium Engineers, CDOT, and Shenk Surveying.

The new line will primarily service the commercial area on County Road 820 and provides fire protection water without blocking US40 or requiring the Fire District to haul water. This boosts the available fire flow to 1700 gallons per minute (GPM) instead of the 250 GPM provided by a water shuttle.


NSCD partners with Elitch Gardens for Community Discounts

The National Sports Center for the Disabled has teamed up with Elitch Gardens! By purchasing tickets on you will receive BIG discounts on day admissions and season passes at Elitch Gardens in Denver, and, the NSCD will receive a portion of each sale, which helps support their programs. Spread the word!


Speed Networking is just around the corner!

Quickfire networking with at least 50 local businesses in Grand County! One-on-one dialog for 30 seconds each – get your elevator speech ready! Registration includes networking, giveaways, one beverage, plus appetizers at Fontenot’s Seafood and Grill in downtown Winter Park. The event will be held Wednesday, May 16 from 4:30-6:30 pm and is open to all business types. To register, visit or email  


Granby Town Clean-up Day is May 19th

Granby’s Town Clean Up Day is the perfect opportunity to do some spring cleaning! Open to Town of Granby residents (proof of residency required), and, once full, the event is done! NO tires, electronics, furniture, metal, batteries, items containing Freon, construction site or commercial waste. Due to wildlife concerns, trash containing food waste will not be accepted.

For larger items, contact the Town at (970) 887-2501 and they will help provide you with the appropriate contact(s) for what you are looking to discard.


Grand County Historical Association Happenings

Grand County Historical Association (GCHA) welcomed Erica Rodenbeck as the new Museum Manager at Cozens Ranch in Fraser.  Erica has relocated to Fraser from Wisconsin bringing a Masters in Anthropology, a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies and many years of museum experience.  Erica has an interest in keeping Cozens Ranch as a community fixture, continuing programming including expanding outreach to youth, teens and adults, while maintaining the historical integrity of Cozens Ranch.   Erica’s first day was April 18, 2018. She can be reached at

GCHA has selected their first GCHA Grand Student Intern, Graydon Walker. Graydon is an upcoming sophomore at Middle Park High School. One student is chosen per summer based on their interest in research and Grand County History. The paid internship program will allow Grand County students to engage in the community history, build their resume, be involved in a community resource, gain knowledge of research practices and participate in the daily operations of museums and a nonprofit organization, including the development of exhibits, fundraising and volunteer engagement. The GCHA Grand Student Intern will be chosen each year for a summer internship, beginning June 1 through September 1. GCHA will begin accepting applications February 1, 2019 for summer 2019.

GCHA also announced that all Grand County students receive FREE admission to all GCHA museums including Cozens Ranch in Fraser, Pioneer Village in Hot Sulphur Springs, and Heritage Park in Kremmling with school ID.  This change in admission was made to remove financial barriers that Grand County students might face in learning more about their community and developing a passion for history.