The Fraser Winter Park Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of Sergeant Donnie Ransom (R) to Commander and Officer Paul Finley (L) to Sergeant. These two fine men have distinguished themselves as not only compassionate, community-minded law enforcement officers, but leaders and mentors to everyone they meet! Congratulations!   Photo courtesy of Fraser Winter Park P.D.


New Town Logo a Finalist for Savvy Award
The Town of Winter Park’s new brand and logo is a finalist in the 2018 Savvy Awards, an annual awards program organized by the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA).

A lot has changed in Winter Park since the original logo was created in the 1980’s. Launched in fall 2017, the Town’s new brand and logo was developed to better showcase the authentic, active mountain town it is today.

By developing a new logo, Town assets and services, such as vehicles, facilities and programs, are easier to recognize and distinguish from other community organizations. Having a strong brand also helps build solid communication tools to keep residents informed and engaged.

Creating a new logo that accurately represented Winter Park required stakeholder and community engagement. Through a public process, feedback was gathered to understand how residents perceive Winter Park and how they picture it in the future. This input was used to direct the brand development and ensure the design truly reflected the community.

About the Savvy’s
The Savvy Awards aim to recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships.  The Savvies salute skilled and effective city, county, agency or district professionals who have creatively planned and carried out successful innovations in communications and marketing.

Final results will be announced during 3CMA’s conference in September. At that time, the Town of Winter Park will learn which of three awards it received (Savvy, Silver Circle or Award of Excellence) in its category.

Learn more about the awards program at River Headwaters


Public Scoping Open House Wednesday

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), with the project sponsors (Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Trout Unlimited, and Grand County), is proposing to partially fund through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) under the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (Public Law [PL] 83-566), the Colorado River Headwaters Connectivity Project near Granby in Grand County, Colorado. Modifications are being proposed at three locations within the Windy Gap Watershed to improve fish passage and enhance aquatic habitat.  

Two structures that are currently hindering fish passage (Fraser River Flow Measuring Weir and Granby Diversion) are proposed for modifications to improve fish passage. Modifications are also proposed at Windy Gap Dam and Reservoir to allow fish passage and more natural streamflow conditions.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), as the lead federal agency, is initiating National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis in the form of a Watershed Plan and Environmental Assessment (Plan-EA) to analyze impacts to the environment from this project. The Plan-EA will comply with the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations at 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508 which require an evaluation of potential environmental impacts associated with federal projects and actions.

The project will go through a Scoping comment period where the public, organizations, and  agencies are invited to provide comments on the proposed project. The Scoping comment period will be open and a Scoping Open House will be held as indicated below:

Scoping Open House

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Time: 6 – 8 pm

Location: Grand Fire Protection District Office

               60500 US Hwy 40, Granby, CO 80446

Scoping Public Comment Period

Open: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Close: Friday, August 31, 2018

For further project information, contact Bobbi Preite, McMillen Jacobs Associates: (208) 985-1542 or email:


Grand County Public Health offers Immunizations

It’s coming up on Back-to-School time. If you are in need of school immunizations and are on Medicaid, or uninsured, Grand County Public Health can provide your child with the appropriate immunizations to be ready for school. Contact our office at (970) 725-3288 to schedule your appointment with our immunizations nurse.


Fraser ChargePoint EV Charging Station

Fraser now has a free electric vehicle charging station. To use the charge station, download and activate the ChargePoint app to your phone or visit for alternative means to access the station. ChargePoint operators are on-call 24-hours a day to answer any questions – their information is listed right on the charging station.

The staff at The Foundry Cinema and Bowl, where the charging station is located, have no information about the station, but welcome guests to come in and enjoy a refreshment while waiting for your vehicle to charge.


Mountain Family Center collecting Teacher Supplies

This year, Mountain Family Center is NOT collecting school supplies for kids – they have instead ordered pre-packed backpacks and will be distributing 300-400 of them to students across the region. However, they ARE collecting donations for teachers! So far, the wish list includes:

– Dry erase markers in a variety of colors. preferably wide-tip.

– Sticky notes.

– Felt tip grading pens and Sharpies, fine tip. A variety of colors.

– Good quality blue and black pens.

– Electric pencil sharpeners that can handle colored pencils.

– Large pink erasers

– Stickers/prizes/etc for incentives and games

If you are out and about, please pick up a few items and drop them off at MFC or at the Granby Chamber! They will also have a collection booth at the Granby Chamber’s “Friday Nights at the Lot” August 10th, from 2-6pm.


Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre’s summer season ending soon!

Summer always seems to fly by! If you haven’t seen any of RMRT’s summer 2018 productions yet, there’s still time to take in all 3 shows!

Annie has 4 more shows: August 13th at 6 pm; August 16th at 7:30 pm; August 21st at 7:30 pm; and, the final performance of the season is Friday, August 24th at 8 pm.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder also has 4 more shows: August 15th at 7:30 pm; August 18th at 8 pm; August 20th at 6 pm; and, the final performance of the season is Thursday, August 23rd at 7:30 pm.

The Full Monty’s final 4 performances are: August 14th at 7:30 pm; August 17th at 8 pm; August 22nd at 7:30 pm; and, the final performance of the summer season is Saturday, August 25th at 8 pm.

Tickets are available online at: or by calling the RMRT Ticket Office at (970) 627-3421.


GCHA hosts Deadman’s Grave: A Tale of the Wild West

In 1883, political and personal tensions were high in Grand County, Colorado. On the morning of July 4th, a group of county officials were traveling down the road after breakfast when they were ambushed by masked gunmen. A swift gunfight ensued, the result of which left only one man alive, William Redman.  Rumors of the man’s fate were numerous. Where did he go? Did he survive? Over 120 years later, archaeologists stumble onto an unmarked grave which may be his. Find out what happened after the historic Grand County shooting, what was said to have happened to Redman, and the questions that are still left that only archaeology can answer.

The event is set for this Thursday, August 16th, starting at noon, at Cozens Museum in Fraser. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members. Space is limited. RSVP to Serena: (970) 725-3939 or email:


Town of Grand Lake seeks input from Business Owners

Grand Lake is working on Winter Marketing and a Festival of Lights Event.  Local business owners are asked to take a few minutes and fill out the survey located at: For more information, contact the Grand Lake Chamber at (970) 627-3402.


Grand Foundation awards grants totalling $266,260

The Grand Foundation awards funds to the non-profit community through its Annual Grants Program. This year, the Grand Foundation awarded $266,260, providing funds to 51 non-profit organizations in Grand County through its Annual Grants Program. In the 22+ years of the foundation’s history, including this funding cycle, overall giving from the Grand Foundation has exceeded $8.6 Million. ♥️

Awarding these funds would not be possible without the support from generous donors, corporate sponsors and volunteers.  Grand County is fortunate to have a community that not only understands and cares about the needs of its residents and guests, but also stands behind the Foundation’s motto to ‘Give Where You Live, Work, and Play’!

The Grand Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for residents and guests in Grand County. To learn more, visit


Local Fishing Report      by Bernie Keefe

Williams Fork, Surface temp has dropped a few degrees to 62 in the early AM. Water level is 93%. The Lake trout bite is surprisingly good for early August. The best action is in the first few hours of the morning then steadily drops off until the evening bite. We are catching in 80′ to 100′ of water. Most any rubber jig tipped with sucker meat will produce hits at or near the bottom. Northern Pike remain hit or miss depending on environmental conditions. Fish deeper water on calm blue sunny days. Move to shallower water during the last couple of hours of daylight. Rainbows are being caught near moving water in the inlet on small spinners. Bank fishing Rainbows on the bottom with bait is frustrating because the crawdads get your bait before a fish finds it. While jigging for lake trout, I’ve seen Kokanee trollers picking up a few four year old fish. Randy Hall Guide – Fishing with

Grand Lake, Rainbows and browns are being caught along the shorelines early and late in the day. Small spoons or a  fly and bubble seem to be producing fish. Lake trout are getting a little tougher to catch. Looking for fish that have not seen a lot of pressure seems to be key right now. Small white and  glow jigs and spoons tipped with sucker meat have been producing a few fish in 40′-50′ of water.

Lake Granby, The water level is dropping, air temps have been down to 32 on some mornings. Water temps are hovering around 65. A few rainbows are being caught trolling the shorelines with small crankbaits. Bank fishermen seem to be doing best early and late in the day with small spoons or a fly and a bubble. Look for the fish rising and cast to them. Lake trout fishing is still fair to good on most days. Tubes and spoons tipped with sucker meat seem to be doing best for the jiggers in 50′-80′ of water. Trollers are doing well with spoons.

The Kokanee at Wolford are schooling up, trollers with lead core or down riggers are doing well right now. Look for the schools to go deeper this month, when they do, drop slab spoons to the schools.

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