Busy weekend for Grand County Search & Rescue

GCSAR had a busy Labor Day weekend, with three successful missions on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, they evacuated an injured female biker in the Idlewild area. Late Saturday night, they received a call for help from two climbers who had summitted the North Face of Lone Eagle Peak and were off-route on the descent. GCSAR mobilized and began planning for a Sunday evacuation. Another group of local climbers helped the party descend safely from the summit while Flight for Life gave the GCSAR team a one-way ride to the location. GCSAR rendezvoused with the climbers for the hike back to Monarch Lake, arriving late Sunday evening. They also evacuated an injured male hiker in the Byers Peak area that evening.

The late nights and long days GCSAR volunteers endure for the safety of our community and visitors is greatly appreciated. To volunteer, donate and learn more, visit: grandcountysar.com.

Winter Park narrows flow trail naming suggestions to 5

Thanks to all who submitted name ideas for the recently opened flow trail! Located on the west side of town, the trail connects Akima’s Way to Sundog.

Winter Park’s naming committee has narrowed down the names from over 230 suggestions to their top 5. All are encouraged to cast your vote for the final name – here are the five finalists: Downward Dog, Frog-Dog, Howler, Moon Dog, or, Razzmatazz. For more information, visit wpgov.com.

Granby hosts Clean Up Day for residents

The Town of Granby is hosting Town Clean Up Day on Saturday, September 8, 2018. This is the perfect opportunity to do some fall cleaning! Clean Up Day is open to Town of Granby residents (proof of residency required), and, once the facility is full, the drop-off is done, so be sure to get there early!

No electronics, furniture, metal, batteries, items containing Freon, construction site or commercial waste is allowed. Due to wildlife concerns, trash containing food waste will not be accepted. Tire will be accepted at a rate of $4 per tire and will only be accepted at the Town Shop located at 555 E. Topaz Avenue.
If you are having a hard time with larger items, contact the Town at (970) 887-2501 and they will see if they can put you in communication with an appropriate contact. For more information, visit townofgranby.com.

Pioneer Park Campground Fee Discussion

The Town of Hot Sulphur Springs is hosting a discussion regarding the Pioneer Park Campground on Wednesday evening, September 12th, at 6 pm. The Town has seen record numbers of people using the park and campground. 14 developed sites with tables and metal fire rings have recently been updated and installed utilizing funds from a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant.

In 2018, there have been additional costs associated with Pioneer Park upkeep than in previous seasons. The discussion will revolve around whether or not the town should implement a charge for camping in the future. The charges considered will offset the costs that currently come from the Town’s General Fund, including trash removal, porta-lets, and staff time to help limit camping to 14 days. The Town encourages all to attend the meeting at Town Hall, 513 Aspen Street, to share thoughts and ideas.

Support Fraser Valley Lions Club with Safeway Gift Cards

There is a special on-going program for all Lions Club members and friends of our club.  It is the ‘Safeway Gift Card’ program. By getting and using a Lions Club Safeway Gift Card, you make money for the Lions club without having to sign up to work at any event, on any certain day, or for a certain period of time.  All you have to do is have, and use, your Lions Club Safeway Gift Card to buy your groceries, and gas where available, at any Safeway store, anywhere you happen to be in Colorado, or, out of state.

With each $5,000 spent on groceries and/or gas by Lions Club Safeway Gift Card holders, the Fraser Valley Lions Club receives a 5% cash back reward.  Since the program started in 2013, the club has earned almost $9,000 with this program. But this could be, and should be, even more.

To get started, contact Dolores Storer at dgstorer@aol.com or call: (970) 887-2606.

Winter Park Tree & Slash Removal project ends September 28th

The Town assists residents with the removal of dead and disease infested trees and with trees removed to create defensible space around a structure. In response to requests from property owners, the town will continue to accept slash from trees removed by commercial logging contractors.

This year’s program runs from June 1, 2018 – September 28, 2018. For more information, visit: wpgov.com.