Berthoud Pass Wall Repair
The retaining walls on Berthoud Pass have been slowly crumbling from 20 years of mother nature’s abuse. Little orange and pink flags mark the areas that will be targeted for repair throughout the summer.  The crews have begun the project along Highway 40 between MM 244 and 248 on Berthoud Pass.  The project is expected to be completed in late 2017, weather dependent.

The work consists of repairing deteriorating walls that reinforce unstable slopes above the roadways; and, repairing expansion joints that allow water to flow through and contribute to the wall deterioration.  Impact to traffic will be intermittent shoulder and lane closures with one lane in each direction remaining open.  Visit for more information.

Pets don’t get it!
It’s that time of the year where fireworks are part of our celebrations.  If you’re going to enjoy these displays, be sure to pay close attention to your furry friends.  They’re not used to the loud noise and can be easily spooked.  Make sure your pets are in a safe, secure place when you are enjoying any firework displays, or better yet, leave them at home.  

If you do bring your pet with you, keep them on a leash.  Your pet should have a visible registration tag and a microchip is also helpful so that, if you become separated, you’re more likely to be reunited.  If your pet does run off during the ruckus, contact the shelter right away to alert them of your loss and to make them aware that you’re looking (and make sure to also let the shelter know when you find your lost pal!).  For more information on how to keep your pets safe this summer, call the Grand County Animal Shelter at (970) 887-2988.

Indian Peaks Charter School Outdoor Education
At Indian Peaks Charter School, our new Friday Outdoor Education, Wellness and Leadership (OeWL) program is celebrating its first year as a success thanks to our many volunteers and contributing organizations, which include Grand County EMS, Grand Lake Rotary Project WET, Granby Fire, USFS, YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch, Grand Huts and Infinite West.   The Indian Peaks OeWL Program is free to students from Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  This past year on Fridays,  our students experienced alpine skiing at Winter Park, cross country skiing at the YMCA, and snowshoeing to the Broome Hut.  They also learned about the importance of water through Project WET and received their first aid certification.  These are just a few of the amazing activities we offer!  Visit for more info.  Enrolling Now.

Church of the Eternal Hills
Come on June 16 at 5:30pm to The Church of the Eternal Hills in Tabernash for the Jill Tietjen Presentation, co-author of “Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America,” as she presents a one-of-a-kind, vivid documentation of the breadth and diversity of American women’s achievements at the Church of the Eternal Hills.   Jill is a renowned author, electrical engineer and gender equity advocate. She is highly educated, entertaining, award-winning keynote speaker who inspires and energizes her listeners.  Her professional focus is now tilted toward women’s advocacy, worldwide. Expect Jill to be internationally engaging and gender inclusive.  

Centennial Bank to merge with Citywide Banks
Heartland Financial USA, parent company of Centennial Bank and Trust, has entered into a merger agreement with Citywide Banks of Colorado, Inc.  The merger is in the process of approval by regulators and Citywide Bank shareholders and is expected to be complete in July.  Upon closing, the bank will begin operating as Citywide Banks, with an expanded number of locations throughout Colorado and, no anticipated changes in personnel.