Show your support for the KFFR 88.3 Radio Tower

There is a public meeting    Nov. 8th  6:30 p.m.  Grand County Couthouse in Hot Sulphur Springs.
The Grand County Planning Commission will consider a Special Use Permit application to allow KFFR to raise its tower from 35′ to 90′, enabling KFFR to reach all of East Grand  County, from Berthoud Pass to Hot Sulphur to Grand Lake and beyond. Come out and show your support for the KFFR tower project.

Pile burning expected near Winter Park this week

With fresh snow arriving, U.S. Forest Service firefighters could begin burning slash piles near the Town of Winter Park this week. The piles are located east of U.S Highway 40, along Moffat and Water Board roads, above the Lakota Subdivision.
Smoke may be visible from Arrow Tunnel, Corona Pass, Lakota Trail and Winter Park Resort.
Seeing flames and smoke, even after dark, is part of normal operations. Wind helps disperse smoke created during pile burning operations and snow helps keep the piles contained.  Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs.  Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.
If you know anyone else who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities in the Sulphur Ranger District area, have them email and ask to be added to our email updates. A complete list of areas where pile burning could occur on the Sulphur Ranger District this season is located at:

Organizing Developmental Regulations

The Town of Fraser is updating its land development regulations, and a public workshop regarding the project was held Thursday, November 2nd, 2017.

Fraser’s development code update will consolidate all land use-related regulations (zoning, subdivision, landscape, lighting, sign, and other relevant municipal code provisions) into one document for ease of reference. The objective is to create a unified development code that is user-friendly and reduces some of the regulatory barriers to development.
The Fraser Development Code Update Project is partially funded by a Colorado Department of Local Affairs administrative grant.  A consultant team led by Plan Tools, LLC of Loveland, Colorado is assisting Town staff with the project. For more information, please contact Catherine Trotter, Town Planner, at (970) 726-5491 x209, or visit

Trail Ridge Road Closed for Season

Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park officially closed for the season to through travel last week. There are still some great hikes open on the west side of the park this time of year including Bear Lake Road, Moraine Park, Horseshoe Park and the section of Trail Ridge Road along the Kawuneeche Valley.  During the winter season, weather permitting, Trail Ridge Road is open to the Colorado River Trailhead. Trail Ridge Road usually opens the last week in May. Last spring the road opened on May 31.

On December 1, both Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road  will revert to “winter trail status” which means that bicycles and leashed pets are no longer permitted beyond the closed gates but pedestrians are.

For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please visit or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.    

Free Avalanche Safety Programs in Grand County
Avalanche season is just one snowfall away. There has already been an avalanche fatality in Montana. Skier, snowboarder or snowmobiler – now is the time to get ready for a safe winter season in the backcountry.  Grand County Search and Rescue would like to spread the word about several FREE avalanche safety programs that are being offered locally over the next couple weeks.

Teen oriented “Know Before You Go” avalanche awareness program presented by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.    

Wednesday, November 1, 5:30 pm, Fraser Valley Library, 421 Norgren Rd, Fraser.

Friends of Berthoud Pass Avalanche Awareness Program sponsored by The Pub.
Thursday, November 2, 7:00-9:00 pm, 78260 US Hwy 40, Winter Park.

Avalanche Rescue Skills Class targeting snowmobilers sponsored by Power World.
Saturday, November 4, 3:00 pm, 61000 Hwy 40, Granby.

Adult oriented “Know Before You Go” avalanche awareness program presented by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.  

Saturday, November 11, 1:00 -2:30, Ski Broker, 601 Zerex St., Fraser.

Grand County Tourism Marketing Initiatives for Guided Services

The Grand County Economic Development Department has been working with consultants Mass Economics on an Economic Resurgence and Resilience Project for our county.
The Tourism Sector Committee has identified opportunities for Grand County to distinguish itself from other mountain destinations through offerings of personalized outfitting, guiding and touring services.
The Grand County Tourism Board will launch a FREE marketing initiative to promote and highlight unique personalized services. The initiative will include an article in the new Countywide Guide, highlights in the Grand Escapes e-newsletter to 30,000 potential visitors and a featured article on the website.
If you offer any of the following related services THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY LISTED on the, please contact Dede Fay at or 970-531-7020 today.
Fishing & Hunting guiding,  Backpacking & Hiking guiding, Step-on Bus Tours, Historical & Cultural tours for small or large groups, Rock climbing guiding, Glamping & Camping outfitting, SUP, sailing or boating lessons, Cooking, art, pottery, quilting, photography classes, Grocery & liquor delivery services, Personal chef services, Babysitting, Environmental tours for small groups (forestry, water, etc.), Ebike or mountain bike tours for small groups