Winter Park Town Manager Search narrows field

On Monday night, the Town hosted a Meet & Greet for the public to meet the four candidates for Town Manager. The four candidates in attendance were:

Keith Campbell, City Manager, City of Stayton, OR;
Michael Cramer, Town Manager, Town of Carolina Beach, NC;
Katherine McIntire, Public Affairs Director, Jefferson County, CO ; and,
Keith Riesberg, City Manager, City of Rio Rancho, NM

The Town thanked everyone who took the time to come by and appreciated the comments attendees submitted. Next, Town Council will narrow down the final candidates through an interview process. Council hopes to make a final decision on a new Town Manager by the end of August.

Grand Lake hosts Placemaking Block Party

On Saturday, August 4th, the Town of Grand Lake is hosting the “Pitkin Gateway Block Party” from 2 – 8 pm. The public is invited to take part in a vision to enhance public access to Grand Lake. The innovative placemaking event will convert Pitkin Street, south of Grand Avenue, into a true public gateway to Grand Lake. Activities include local business display booths; outdoor games; food & drink vendors; live entertainment/music; public seating; art; and more. For more information, call (970) 627-3435.

GCHA hosts LARGER than life mystery guest at the 2018 Taste of History

Allosaurus, owned by a local paleontologist, will be the guest of honor at the 2018 Taste of History on August 18th at the Headwaters Center in Winter Park.
In 1869, sheep herders in Grand County presented surveyor Ferdinand V. Hayden with the fossil of what they believed to be a petrified horse hoof but was instead the very first bone discovered in North America from the fearsome Allosaurus.  With the help of the Grand County Historical Association (GCHA), this prehistoric predator will be making a homecoming of epic proportions on Saturday, August 18, from 11 am-2pm, at the Headwaters Center, 730 Baker Dr, in Winter Park, at the 7th Annual Taste of History fundraiser. Please join GCHA in welcoming the Allosaurus and his owner, paleontologist John Hankla, to explore prehistoric history of Grand County.
Come for the dinosaurs, stay for the amenities!  Delight in a hardy brunch of sparkling mimosas and succulent local cuisine, bid on unique items, fantastic bargains and exotic trips in the silent and live auctions, revel in live music by Tight Like That, and partake in the camaraderie and conversation of fellow GCHA members and guests.
All proceeds directly benefit the Grand County Historical Association in meeting their mission of bringing history to all residents of Grand County, including an initiative to bring the story of our county to students in Fraser, Granby, and Kremmling schools.

GCHA operates four museums across Grand County including Pioneer Village in Hot Sulphur Springs, Cozens Ranch in Fraser, Heritage Park in Kremmling and Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum in Granby.
Taste of History tickets are $60 for GCHA members, $75 for non-members, and are extremely limited.  For further information or to purchase tickets, call (970) 725-3939 or email

Colorado River at Granby Trails closed to Fishing

Construction has begun on Sun Communities’ River Run Ranch, so the Town of Granby has closed fishing in Granby Trails until further notice. However, the Bark Park at Granby Trails will remain open. For more information, visit:

Granby puts Town Engineer services out for bid

At the June 12th Board meeting, the Granby Board of Trustees discussed town engineer services and approved Town Manager, Aaron Blair’s putting the consulting services out to bid, in order to find the best fit for the town going forward. The current Engineering firm, SGM, has been providing engineering services to the town for nearly 30 years and will be welcome to submit a bid as well.

Earlier this week, the Town of Granby released their RFP, seeking proposals from qualified individuals and/or civil engineering firms to provide the Town with Town Engineer services on a consulting basis. The proposals must be received no later than 5 pm on September 21, 2018 to be considered. For more information, visit:

Volunteers Needed

The Granby Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is currently looking to add to its current list of Volunteers.  Do you have an interest in Community Involvement? Opportunites to help include Town Art Projects, Community Events, and more! Call the Chamber at: (970) 887-2311 or email:

Winter Park seeking suggestions for Flow Trail name

The new flow trail that recently opened on the west side of town is in need of a name and the Town of Winter Park is looking for suggestions. Suggestions can be submitted via the following link: The Town’s naming committee will review the submissions and choose their favorites and will come back for a vote on the final options.

Author Night at Westside 40
On Friday, August 10th, from 5:30pm-8:30pm, Westside 40 in Granby will be hosting an Author Night, a celebration of locally-created arts in Grand County.  Come meet some of the most accomplished writers in the county, including Patrick Brower, author of Killdozer: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage, William “Bill” Hamilton, nationally syndicated columnist and author of The Wit and Wisdom of William Hamilton, Martin J. Smith, award-winning journalist and editor, and author of Combustion and Mr. Las Vegas Has a Bad Knee, and Mister V, local cartoonist and creator of the comic strips Them There Hills and Life is Grand.

In addition, take in stunning local photography exhibits by Sarah R. Howe Photography and Stark Raving Mad Photography, and sample a variety of hand-crafted and French oak-aged vintages from Alapay Cellars Wines, provided by Vines and Views Wine Tasting.

An artisan marketplace, Westside 40 is located at the new Granby Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at 516 E Agate Ave, in Granby.  For more information, email