Low Income Seniors May Qualify for Nutrition Assistance

Adults aged 60 and over in Grand County may be eligible to receive a monthly nutritious food box consisting of non-perishable protein, milk, juice, cereal, canned or dried fruits and vegetables, and refrigerated cheese.

Food Bank of the Rockies and our partner agencies want to make sure no senior goes hungry. For more information, seniors and their families can contact:

  • Mountain Family Center Granby, Granby, (970) 557-3186
  • Mountain Family Center Kremmling, Kremmling, (970) 557-3186

Food Bank of the Rockies, a non-profit organization, distributed nearly 49 million meals last year through our direct service programs and partner agencies, serving clients in Northern Colorado, including Metro Denver, and the entire state of Wyoming. 1 in 10 Coloradans, including 1 in 6 Colorado children, struggle with hunger.  Since 1978, FBR has provided more than 615 million meals to people in need in our community. Food Bank of the Rockies is a member of Feeding America. For more information about our programs for seniors, visit foodbankrockies.org/seniors.

Fraser Valley Hockey Association creates PUCK Committee

Hockey in the Fraser Valley keeps growing and expanding. With the new ice chillers being installed we are preparing our Hockey Program to be prepared for the changes and growth ahead. We have been looking at the infrastructure of the Association and making improvements to keep our programs successful and to keep growing.

To do this, The Association has decided that board meetings will be for all things ‘Hockey’ Related and to form a separate, but united, committee of Parent Volunteers to take on the task of planning Events and Fundraising. The PUCK Club is that Committee. We will host our own meetings outside of Board meeting and make decision about Tournaments, Fundraisers, Banquets Etc. The PUCK Representatives will attend board meeting to seek approvals, makes requests, and give updates. PUCK Meetings will be Fun and Productive and kids are always welcome as it’s great team bonding time too.

We are excited about this new program as it will allow our Board to focus on actual hockey planning and association organization and provide great opportunities for team and parent bonding! For information, visit signupgenius.com.

Volunteers needed for Twisted Ankle Trail project Saturday

Trail work on the Twisted Ankle trail will address erosion of the trail on some of the corners. Grand Mountain Bike Alliance is working with Headwaters Trails Alliance to make this trailwork happen. Meet at the top of Twisted Ankle and USFS 128 Saturday morning, August 25th at 9 am. Wear long pants, bring gloves (some are available), rain gear just in case, water, lunch, etc. Let us know you are attending so that we can plan ahead. Email: grandmountainbikealliance@gmail.com.

1st Annual High Rockies Mustang Club Cruise for a Cause
The Granby Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event, benefiting the Cure for AT/RT (Pediatric Cancer). The event is in honor of Robbie Butler, who lost his battle with cancer one year ago. Robbie was only five years old and he was an incredible boy who made a positive impact on many lives, as well as an entire community.
On August 26th, participants will line up at the Granby Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center, head through Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park and end at Stein Brewing Company (JWells) by 3 pm in Boulder for post celebration, live music and awards.
FREE coffee and doughnuts, raffles, awards, food, photography, good company and beautiful cars! All Car Clubs are encouraged to join. There will be a trophy awarded to the Club with the most participants as well as door prizes for the first 50 cars registered and MORE. Registration is now available at cognitoforms.com.
Registration day of event, 8:30-10:30 am (If you wait to register, you won’t get through the park with the group). Entry fee: $30; cruise starts at 11:15 am.

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! 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 24th, from 2-6pm.

Granby Rec offers Country Line Dancing classes
Join Granby Rec. for our fun line dancing classes!   Instructor Dinah Brown is leading 4 week sessions, with the next session beginning Wednesday, August 22 and running through September 12.  We’ll learn beginner line dances to popular songs, including songs by Little Big Town, Blake Shelton, the Acme Tribute Band, and more. All classes will be held on Wednesdays, 6-8 pm, at the Granby Community Building.  The cost is $40 per person for each 4-week session, or $12 drop in. Pre-registration is requested by calling Granby Rec. at (970) 887-3961, or online at www.townofgranby.com.

Pearl Dragon changing location

This winter, everyone’s favorite Chinese Restaurant, Pearl Dragon, will relocate to downtown Granby at 185 E Agate. The move will give them expanded space for dining, more parking and easier accessibility. We look forward to seeing what they do with their new location.

CPW seeks public input for State Forest State Park

Colorado Parks & Wildlife is currently welcoming public comments to help inform a new management plan at State Forest State Park in Gould. Help shape the future for State Forest State Park – Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Please take a few minutes to share your input and ideas for campgrounds, amenities, and events at the park: research.net/r/SFSP-Comment. The deadline for public comments is September 30, 2018.

The Heat is On

Last year, nearly 20 percent of Colorado’s alcohol-related fatalities occurred in August and September. The Labor Day DUI enforcement is now in full swing through September 4th. Drive sober or get pulled over! Learn more at: heatisoncolorado.com.

5th Annual Kickin’ it to Cancer Kickball Tournament set for Labor Day

Come on out to the 5th annual Kickin’ it to Cancer Kickball Tournament on Labor Day at the Fraser Sports Complex! Prizes, Silent Auction, Photo Booth, Food Trucks, Kids’ Game and more!

The Kickin’ It to Cancer Kickball tournament was initially created in 2013 as a one-time fundraiser to help our dear friend, Traci Brammer, fulfill her bucket list after a devastating cancer diagnosis. After witnessing her local community of friends, neighbors and even strangers, surround her with love, laughter and support, she asked her friends to continue the tradition in order to raise money to help other local families dealing with the same frustrations and issues that inevitably accompany this horrible disease.

Since then, the Brammer Family Fund has helped many of our locals, just as Traci intended. With the money raised, rents have been paid, doctor bills have been satisfied, a family was sent on a trip to spend their last precious moments with their little boy, without the worry of how they were going to pay for the trip on top of their medical bills – it‘s truly magical to experience a community come together for each other. Grand County is the definition of COMMUNITY. For more information, visit: grandfoundation.com.

Silver Creek Fire Update

Cooler weather and recent rains have slowed growth around the perimeter of the Silver Creek Fire, located northwest of Kremmling. Even as acreage remains steady at 4,745 acres, dry heavy timber continues to burn within the interior and full suppression continues with foremost concern toward firefighter and public safety.

Containment has increased to 15%; much of the containment is along the west edge of Red Dirt Reservoir. As firefighters extinguish hotspots around the fire, bulldozers and logging equipment are strengthening fireline by removing trees and vegetation along Forest Road 100. Protective fireline has also been constructed at portions of Forest Roads 250 and 185. At the northeast corner of the fire, crews have built containment lines and safety zones around spot fires. In areas which are safe for equipment and crews, fireline repair has begun to improve drainage and prevent runoff.

The Routt National Forest has revised its emergency area closure. All hunters and recreating public are advised to view the revised closure at: fs.usda.gov/detailfull/mbr/alerts-notices/….

Emergency response traffic remains heavy near the Silver Creek Fire; please heed all closures and only travel where needed.

The Latigo Ranch area is still under a full evacuation order; Old Park, and Gore Lakes areas remain under pre-evacuation notice by the Grand County Sheriff. For the most current evacuation information, visit facebook.com/GrandCountyOEM/?ref=br_rs.

Residents are encouraged to register for CodeRED, Grand County’s emergency notification system. To receive emergency notifications through CodeRED, please visit the website public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/8353F1C0B3BC.