Aviation History Adventure Day Fun

The staff and children of the Early Education Center of Winter Park and their “Flight Leader,” Rudy Perez of Grand Lake, along with many other preschoolers, caregivers, and parents enjoyed a sunny morning of exploration at their Granby/Grand County Airport and Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum on Friday, September 7. Every year Grand County Historical Association volunteers partner with local pilots to create early interest in aviation and our local history.  Learn more about our local aviation history at www.grandcountyhistory.org  Photo courtesy of Penny Hamilton

USPS honors first responders with new stamp

The U.S. Postal Service went to the Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center in Missoula, MT on September 13th for the first-day-of-issue ceremony for a stamp that honors first responders.

“Our nation’s first responders rush into life-threatening situations for the benefit of others,” said Guy Cottrell, the Postal Inspection Service’s Chief Postal Inspector and dedicating official. “The Postal Service is pleased to honor their skill, dedication and unfailing bravery with this stamp.”

Artist Brian Stauffer worked with art director and designer Antonio Alcalá and designer Ricky Altizer to create this stamp. As a contributing artist to The New York Times, Time magazine, The New Yorker and other publications worldwide, Stauffer’s illustrations are best known for bridging traditional and digital realms to create a conceptual take on social issues.

The Forever stamps are available at a cost of $.50 each.

“Own Your Health” at the 2018 Lions-9HealthFair

Join us Saturday, October 6th, from 7:30-11 am, at Fraser Elementary School (125 Eastom, Fraser). This community event features low/no-cost screenings, including $35 blood chemistry, free skin, hearing, vision and dental screenings and much more.

Local professionals and community agencies donate their time to make this a success every year. RNs, EMTs from Grand County Emergency Services, Diabetes educators, staff from Denver Health and Middle Park Health, Flu shots from Safeway Pharmacy, Dr. Chua’s Winter Park Dental Team and many more make this a standout community event you won’t want to miss.

Screenings include various blood tests, flu shots, O2, diabetes ed, dental, skin, vision, hearing, height/weight, and body in balance (PT).  Find out more and pre-register at 9HealthFair.org. Walk-ins will also be welcome on October 6th. Blood work does not require fasting.

Rocky Mountain National Park investigates two poaching incidents

On Saturday, September 22nd, Rocky Mountain National Park visitors reported a dead bull elk next to Trail Ridge Road, near the Ute Crossing Trail south of Forest Canyon Overlook in Rocky Mountain National Park. Park rangers investigated and discovered the large bull elk had been poached during the night of Friday, September 21st, or early Saturday, September 22nd.  

On Wednesday morning, September 12th, park rangers discovered a large bull elk had been poached on Trail Ridge Road near Milner Pass. This occurred during the night of Tuesday, September 11th, or early morning September 12th. This bull’s head had been severed and the carcass remained.

Both cases are under investigation. Park rangers at Rocky Mountain National Park urge anyone with information on these incidents or other incidents related to wildlife poaching in the park to call or text the National Park Service Investigative Services Bureau at (888) 653-0009, or, call Operation Game Thief at (800) 332-4155. Persons providing information that leads to an arrest may receive a reward. If you have information that could help investigators, or, if you were in the locations listed above please contact the park service.

The group of elk near Milner Pass in particular had frequented that area. Park rangers are asking for any photographs taken of bull elk near Milner Pass. Please email those to nps_isb@nps.gov or post on the park’s Facebook page at RockyNPS.

Rocky Mountain National Park’s wildlife is a resource for all to enjoy and protect. Both of these elk were magnificent large bulls. Tens of thousands of park visitors have viewed and photographed these bulls. The individual(s) involved with these egregious poaching incidents have robbed park visitors from this experience and killed two strong bull elk during the rutting season. Please help the park protect wildlife by reporting any suspicious activity.

Winter Park Pub hosts talk on Colorado’s Native Cutthroat Trout recovery projects

Join the U.S. Forest Service and the Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited for an informational talk at 6 pm on Thursday, October 4 at the Winter Park Pub to learn about current efforts to restore Colorado’s native cutthroat trout.

Implementation is starting this year in Grand County on a project to restore greenback-lineage cutthroat trout across approximately 37 miles of stream habitat and 106 acres of lake habitat in north-central Colorado.

Restoration work will be phased over 15 years, including designing, enhancing or constructing two permanent and three temporary non-native fish barriers; removing non-native fish such and brook and brown trout that compete for food and habitat; and stocking native lineage fish, protecting the habitat until isolated native populations have established.

Work is beginning with surveys and the construction of a fish barrier in Grand Ditch, and the application of piscicide in Parika Lake and Baker Gulch to remove non-native species. A portion of the work is being funded through a $1.25 million trust established following a negotiated settlement agreement between the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and Water Supply and Storage Company. Colorado Trout Unlimited is serving as the trustee. These projects will help create a stable, isolated population of Colorado’s threatened state fish – once thought to be extinct.

Come a little early to order snacks and beverages. The presentation by U.S. Forest Service Fisheries Biologist Matt Fairchild will begin at 6 pm and will last about 15-20 minutes,followed by an opportunity to ask questions and socialize with other fish and river enthusiasts.

For more information, visit: fs.usda.gov/arp.

Granby looks to fill vacancy on Planning Commission

The Town of Granby is looking for a citizen to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. Meetings are held the 1st Monday of every month beginning at 6:00 PM on an as needed basis. Applicants must reside within the Town of Granby Town Limits and must be a registered elector of the Town of Granby. Send a letter of interest with the following information: name, email address, physical address, mailing address, phone numbers, and qualifications to Deb Hess, CMC, Town Clerk, PO Box 440, Granby, Colorado 80446 or e-mail dhess@townofgranby.com. Deadline is Monday, October 1, 2018. For more information, visit: townofgranby.com.

Hot Sulphur Springs Town Clean-up Day is Saturday, October 6th

Residents of the Town of Hot Sulphur Springs and the HSSP fire protection district are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to clean up the alleyways and other areas around the house. Enjoy the warm weather and help the community clean up before winter.

The event includes:

  • Free Household Trash & Yard Waste Disposal
  • NO tires, batteries, large appliances or electronics
  • NO construction site or commercial waste

The Town has the right to refuse or limit disposal. The event is scheduled from 8 am – 12 pm, and, when available bins are full, all others will be turned away. No dumping outside the times listed will be allowed, and, proof of residency required.

Town of Granby Downtown Infill Development Incentive Program
The Town of Granby Board of Trustees has established a downtown Infill Development Incentive Program to further enhance our downtown core. The Town of Granby will provide financial incentives to eligible parties interested in developing residential, commercial, or mixed-use projects in Downtown Granby.
❖ The following incentives would be available for projects that commence construction prior to August 1, 2019.
▪ Town of Granby property tax refund for 10 years upon occupancy.
▪ Waiver of the applicable use tax.
▪ A rebate of $1 per square foot, payable upon issuance of Certificate of Occupancy, in lieu of waiver of permit fees.
❖ Only available to properties located in Downtown with Central Business (CB) zoning.
❖ Available to both new and redevelopment properties, whether to construct a new structure, significantly expand or significantly rehabilitate an existing structure which will result in new use-able rental or living space. Redeveloped properties must be doubling the existing use-able space to be considered.
Additional Downtown Incentives:
Façade Reimbursement Grant Program
❖ Façade grants are available on a 50/50 cash-matching basis with a cap of $2000 per grant.
Paint Reimbursement Grant
❖ Paint grants up to $500 cash reimbursement for approved paint color and paint supplies.
Parking Incentives
❖ Thirty (30) percent of the residential parking requirement maybe met off-site as long as it is within one block. For buildings constructed before 1970 seventy-five (75) percent of the residential parking requirement may be met off-site as long as it is within one block.
Interested parties should contact Aaron Blair, Town Manager: ablair@townofgranby.com or, (970) 887-2501.

Forest Service announces new application time frames

The Rocky Mountain Region of the USDA Forest Service recently announced new application time frames for over 900 temporary jobs available for the 2019 field season throughout national forests and grasslands in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Temporary jobs are available in a variety of exciting and rewarding occupations such as fire, trails, forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, fisheries, archaeology and administrative support.

Job seekers can apply for temporary jobs through USAJOBS during these times:
September 19 – October 18, 2018: Wildland fire jobs and other early season temporary jobs
September 19 – October 2, 2018: Recreation, fisheries, forestry, engineering, and other jobs

Temporary job opportunities are searchable online at fs.usda.gov/detail/r2/jobs. Job seekers can apply through USAJOBS during the applicable time frames at usajobs.gov. Temporary and permanent job opportunities can also be found online at: fsoutreach.gdcii.com/Outreach.

Below are resume tips and application resources to support job seekers applying for jobs.

Resume Tips:

  • Include all required information (e.g., name, address, previous work history with dates and hours worked per week, etc.), or, use the resume builder
  • Tailor your resume to each job announcement
  • Spell out acronyms
  • Be honest
  • Write clear and concise statements
  • Use active verbs
  • Proofread your resume

Application Resources can be found online at usajobs.gov         

The Forest Service is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture that manages 193 million acres of land, roughly the size of Texas. The Rocky Mountain Region includes 17 national forests and seven national grasslands located in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

For questions about the virtual hiring call, accessibility, or to request an accommodation, contact Lawrence Lujan at (303) 275-5356 or lmlujan@fs.fed.us.