Big-game License draw results posted June 4th-8th

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has posted the results of this year’s big-game draw. The deadline for payment of licenses is June 20th. Successful licenses will be mailed after payment is received. Failure to pay for the license on time will result in license surrender, and loss of any preference points used to draw the tag. Visit:

Winter Park begins search for Town Manager

Last week, the Town of Winter Park began accepting applications from candidates for the vacant Town Manager position. Interim Town Manager, Stan Zemler, has been fulfilling the role on a temporary basis until a permanent replacement is selected. The Town will accept applications through the month of June and will begin interviewing in early July. Winter Park hopes to have a selection made by mid-August. Interested candidates can find out more about the position on the Town’s website:

“Check Out” an experience

The Grand County Library District has expanded its collection to include experiences that are available for check out, just like a book or DVD. Check out a museum pass or tickets to see a play at the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater. Reading may be one way to broaden a mind, but reinforcing what you have read with real-life experience is equally powerful.

All you need is a library card to check out one of these passes from the “Access Grand” collection:

  • Museum Passes for all Grand County Museums, from Pioneer Village to The Kauffman House
  • Grand Park Recreation Center Punch Passes
  • Silverthorne Recreation Center Punch Passes
  • Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater: tickets for two (value seats at select shows)
  • Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison Colorado: Family of four day pass
  • The Denver Museum of Nature and Science: Family membership for up to seven people (IMAX and special exhibits not included)

Most of the passes can be reserved now for a five-day window. Call your local branch to reserve.

Use your library card to expand your world beyond what you can read to what you can experience. Go to for more information and FAQs.

Winter Park seeks input on Bike Racks

The Town is planning on adding more bike racks throughout Winter Park this summer, and they need community input. Take a quick survey to help them understand where and what types of racks would work best for the community. Visit:

Grand Lake Fire responds to 416 fire

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On Monday, Grand Lake Fire Protection District sent their Type 6 wildland engine with a crew of 3  to Durango to help fight the 416 fire. At the time of press, the fire just north of Durango had grown to over 4,000 acres, with only 10% containment. Gusty winds, higher temperatures and low humidity all contributed to the fire’s spread. About 600 firefighters are fighting the fire on the ground and in the air.

Little recent moisture is creating tinder-dry conditions across the state. Even though conditions have not warranted fire restrictions in Grand County, please be careful with open flames and be sure to extinguish all fires completely.

Vail Resorts adds a few more resorts to their quiver

In the ongoing battle of the mega resorts, Vail Resorts announced the purchase of Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort on Monday. The Company will purchase parent company, Triple Peaks, LLC, from the Mueller family, for a purchase price of $82 million.

In a separate transaction, Vail Resorts will also purchase Stevens Pass Resort in Washington from Ski Resort Holdings, LLC, for a total purchase price of $67 million. Both transactions are subject to certain closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

When the transactions close, the 2018-19 Epic Pass will include unlimited and unrestricted access to all four resorts.

Upcoming ASSR Workshop in August ~ Led by Alan Parsons

Eagle Wind Sound has been inducted as the newest arena for the next ASSR (Art and Science of Sound Recording) workshop, led by the legendary Alan Parsons. It now joins an elite collection of other celebrated recording studios worldwide including: Ocean Way in Nashville, The Village in Los Angeles, and, Abbey Road in London. 

Alan Parsons has given immense guidance on Eagle Wind Sound’s path and chose it based on its remarkable merits. This workshop will no doubt change the lives of the music engineers and producers in attendance. During the last workshop at Abbey Road, Parsons tapped open the “Dark Side of the Moon” files, so who knows what this workshop will unveil?  

Parsons wrote and produced the DVD series and book “The Art and Science of Sound Recording” with fellow Brit, Julian Colbeck; his credentials include producing and engineering The Alan Parsons Project, Al Stewart, and many others, as well as engineering Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” and assisting on The Beatles “Abbey Road”.  

Contact Eagle Wind Sound for Information: (970) 363-7725 or email:

Hideaway Park Skate Park to close during Switchback Festival

At Tuesday’s Town Council meeting, the Town discussed temporary closure of the Skate Park during upcoming events, the first one being the Switchback Festival, on June 16-17 at the Rendezvous Event Center. The closures come at the request of the Winter Park/Fraser Police Department for health and public safety.

Maria Chavez, with the Grand County Blues Society told the Council they’re moving the Future of the Blues stage to the west side of the main stage for the Blues from the Top Festival. They have to run a generator in the new site, and may also need to close the skate park.

Town Council requested Public Works immediately look at placement of corrugated composite panels along the fenceline, between the stage and the skate park, to shield riders from fumes, and concertgoers from errant skateboards.