Fraser Business Offers Professional Work Space

Fraser Business Offers Professional Workspace

Fraser Business Offers Professional Workspace

Rick Holden of Holden’s Computers is opening a new Fraser co-working site next to his computer repair and electronics store in Murdoch’s Plaza or the Fraser Valley Shopping Center.
“This will be a perfect spot for the person who needs a space to work for a few hours a day, is starting a business and can’t afford a full-on office with utilities or who just needs a space to work away from home and be around like-minded people” Holden says.
To start, the newly remodeled space will have 7 floating desks available. Each desk location will offer excellent internet, printing to a top-quality color laser jet printer and a quiet atmosphere. Fraser Workspace will also offer additional amenities like coffee, water, a refrigerator, and microwave.
“This will be a business hub that won’t be a full-on incubator because we won’t be offering reception or phone-answering services,” Holden says. “In these days of cell phones and remote access, reception services aren’t in high demand.”
Holden, who has operated his computer services business for eleven years in the Fraser Valley, says he can see that there are many types of people here who would need this sort of a shared business space. Lone rangers who operate location neutral businesses could have a need for it. One of the many vacationing business travelers may have a demand for a space like what Holden is offering.
“The space will also offer an opportunity for business people to meet with clients in a more professional setting,” Holden says.
“There are so many people who are remote workers,” Holden says. “And a person can spend only so much time isolated in a condo or a house looking at the same four walls. This offers an opportunity to gain a sense of community while having top-notch services available.” The spot is spacious and has furniture for meetings, desks for projects and room to spread out.
Holden plans to offer the space on an hourly, weekly or monthly rental plan. He will also offer the opportunity for rental time at shorter intervals for people who need excellent internet service and/or impeccable printing.
For more information, call Rick at 970-424-1588.

Upper Colorado River Recreation Area Management Plan

The Bureau of Land Management has released for public review preliminary alternatives for managing about 40 miles of the Upper Colorado

Upper Colorado River Recreation Area

Upper Colorado River Recreation Area

River between Parshall and State Bridge. This includes, Gore Canyon, Pumphouse, and Radium.  Comment period open.
The BLM is updating the Recreation Area Management Plan for that area, also known as the Upper Colorado River Special Recreation Management Area. It is within the Kremmling Field Office, an extremely popular area for commercial and private float-boating and fishing. More than 90,000 people visit the area each year.
Alternatives range from no changes to current management to requiring a day-use permit; adding a camping permit with designated campsites in the popular stretch between Pumphouse and State Bridge; and expanding the developed Pumphouse Campground.
Before analyzing the preliminary alternatives in detail through an environmental assessment, the BLM wants the public to have a chance to review and provide comments.
“We have developed a range of alternatives to consider in the environmental assessment,” said BLM Kremmling Field Manager Stephanie Odell. “Comments that are particularly important at this stage would include thoughts about whether we have developed an adequate range of alternatives, or if there is any key information we should consider. We welcome and value diverse views from the communities we serve.”
The draft environmental assessment will be released for public review early next year.
The BLM Kremmling Field Office collected more than $220,000 in commercial and recreation fees from the special recreation management area last year. These funds are used to manage the area. Recreation on BLM-managed public lands in the Kremmling Field Office supports an estimated 280 jobs, generating $8.4 million in labor income annually.
The preliminary alternatives and more information about the management plan update are available at:
Comments must be received by Sept. 25, 2017 and may be e-mailed to or mailed to Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Shane Dittlinger, P.O. Box 68, Kremmling, CO 80459.

Fraser Elementary Passport to Health

In preparation for our upcoming school year and to coincide with our Back to School Night Events,  Fraser Valley Elementary is planning a “Passport to Health” Health Fair from 4:30-6:30pm on Thursday, September 7.  Research shows that students who are happier and healthier do better academically.  The “Passport to Health”  goal is to connect families with entities that promote health and wellness.  All Fraser Valley Elementary Students and parents are invited to attend to educate themselves about health and wellness options for families in the Fraser Valley.

Amtrak’s Winter Park Express is Back!

Weekend passenger train service from Denver Union Station to the slopes of Winter Park is back, with Amtrak, Winter Park Resort and Union Pacific Railroad having reached agreement to operate Winter Park Express trains from Jan. 7 through March 26, 2017.

The round-trips will run on Saturdays 
and Sundays, with an additional round-trip on 
Martin Luther King Day and President’s Day.
  Winter Park Express trains will enable
 customers to skip the congestion and stop-and-go ski traffic on I-70 and U.S. 40 while enjoying a comfortable and scenic two hour ride on the historic route through Moffat Tunnel.

Adult tickets are as low as $39 each way and go on sale on at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Time on Tuesday, Aug. 30 exclusively through the website. The 500+ passenger Winter Park Express trains will depart Union Station at 7:00 a.m. and arrive at the resort at approximately 9:00 a.m., where customers can quickly collect their ski and snowboard equipment and be on the slopes in minutes. Winter Park Express trains will depart the resort at 4:30 p.m., enabling customers to enjoy the après ski experience with family and friends on their return trip, arriving in Denver at 6:40 p.m. All times Mountain.

Customers will have the flexibility for a day-trip, a weekend stay, or even a full week of enjoying the mountains. Reservations must be made and tickets purchased by 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time the day before departure. Two children ages 2-12 can ride for half-fare with each ticketed adult. Only passengers with disabilities may book by calling 800-USA-RAIL.  Group travel can be arranged by calling 800-USA-1GRP.

Operation of the Winter Park Express is possible thanks to the addition of a permanent, fully ADA-compliant train platform at the resort. Construction of this platform has already begun and it is expected to be completed in early December.

The project, which has a total budget of $3.5 million and includes other infrastructure improvements at the Union Pacific siding in Fraser, is an example of the collaborative efforts of public and private entities for the benefit of Colorado. The heated platform is being partially funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), a $100,000 grant from the City of Denver, a $100,000 grant from the Town of Winter Park, $1,000 from the Colorado Rail Passengers Association, and the remainder from Winter Park Resort.

“Amtrak and the resort worked together with Union Pacific to test this service in 2015, successfully demonstrating interest when tickets for both days operated sold out in minutes,” said Matt Hardison, Amtrak Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “We are excited to be part of the team to bring comfort, reliability and accessibility to the trip to Winter Park – and give thousands of our customers an opportunity to experience one of the many exceptionally scenic routes on the Amtrak national network.”

“This is the culmination of a long but rewarding process and we couldn’t be more excited to have passenger rail service return to the doorstep of Winter Park Resort,” said Gary DeFrange, Winter Park Resort President. “We know there’s incredible demand for a viable transportation alternative to I-70 and we’re deeply appreciative to Amtrak, Union Pacific, CDOT, City of Denver, and the Town of Winter Park for helping to make this long-standing dream a reality.”

Granby Dollar General Slated for December Opening

After over a year of planning and negotiations, Granby is seeing the dirt move and the foundation work for the new Dollar General Store on Main Street on the West end of town where the old Frontier Motel once stood. Dollar General is a nationwide chain offering a wide variety of general store items including underwear.  Officials are forecasting a soft opening for late 2017. Mayor Paul Chavoustie – Town of Granby said, “ This is another exciting development and will help fill an affordable market need” Plans to build a store were finalized in late July, though Chavoustie said the project has been in the works for quite sometime.  Dollar General operates nearly 14,000 facilities nationwide and the Granby location will be approximately 9000 sq ft and employee 10-12 people. All hiring for Dollar General is done online through the company’s website,

Hot Sulphur Springs New Playground

More than 200 volunteers from The Colorado Health Foundation, the Town of Hot Sulphur
Springs, organizers from KaBOOM! and the community will join forces on September 9, to give area
kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground at Hot Sulphur Springs Town Park. The design is based on children’s drawings created at a special design event in June.  If you would like to Volunteer for this playground building project Contact:  Town of Hot Sulphur Springs: Christine Lee, 708-990- 5967,