3rd Annual Art For A Cause
Each year, approximately 40 students, grades K-5, meet in the Fraser Valley Elementary art room on Thursdays to create their mini-masterpieces. These works of art will be sold at the Holiday Artisan Fair this Saturday at the Grand Park Rec Center from 10 am – 4 pm. All proceeds benefit Mountain Family Center and Grand County Pet Pals.
To date, the students have raised over $1,500 to support Mountain Family Center and Grand County Pet Pals. “It’s such a fun fundraiser! The kids really enjoy creating art!”, said parent, Melissa Giberson.
Granby Tree Lighting on Friday
Granby Chamber staff and volunteers worked all week to raise the “pallet” Christmas Tree in The Lot at the Visitor Center. Chamber Executive Director, Jessica Blair, bravely summited the structure to fasten the lights. Granby’s tree lighting festivities begin Friday, November 16th, at 5 pm.
Arrests Made in Fraud Case
The Granby Police Department (GPD) was notified approximately 6 pm on November 13th, that a Granby resident had misplaced their debit card at City Market and immediately noticed they had fraudulent charges on their bank account.
It is believed that two male parties from the Denver area found the debit card and immediately went on a crime spree. They purchased, or attempted to purchase, gift cards, tobacco, and other products from at a least two Granby businesses.
During the course of the investigation, Granby officers were able to determine the vehicle used in the crimes, which was a rental car, and the vehicle was located around 1 am on November 14th. The parties were contacted and found to be in possession of some of the purchased items as well as illegal narcotics. One of the parties was also determined to have a felony warrant for their arrest. Both parties were taken into custody.
Anyone that believes they may have been a victim of fraud, theft, or shoplifting in the last few days is encouraged to call the Granby Police Department. At this time, the case is an active investigation. If you have any information on this incident, please contact the Granby Police Department at (970) 887-3007.
2019 Health Insurance Open Enrollment in full swing
November 1, 2018 – January 15, 2019 is the open enrollment period for Colorado’s Health Care Exchange: Connect for Colorado.
Even if you have NO changes, you still need to renew your plan for 2019. Here are a few things you can do right now to make open enrollment easier:
- Create or update your Connect for Health Colorado account: Online, at www.healthcare.gov or www.connectforhealthco.com, or, by phone, at: (855) 752-6749.
- If prompted, update your password.
- Make sure your current contact information and mailing address is up-to-date.
For in-person assistance, call Kim Long, Certified Health Coverage Guide and schedule an appointment: (970) 531-4769
Responsible Alcohol Serving Course Offered
Grand Futures is offering classes in Responsible Alcohol Service Training (RAST) in Winter Park Town Council Chambers (50 Vasquez Road). Classes are $35 per person. All area servers and vendors are encouraged to train with an approved program to reduce liability and learn applicable liquor laws and regulations. Classes are available Monday, November 19 at 2-4pm or 5:30-7:30pm. To register, visit: grandfutures.org.
Avalanche danger persists in Northern mountains
In the past couple weeks riders have triggered numerous large and dangerous avalanches. A large number of these avalanches were in the Northern Mountains. Although this is where the majority of avalanche activity has been, large avalanches were reported from all over the state including the San Juan mountains. The avalanche danger is greatest in the Northern Mountains, especially the Front Range, as northern and eastern areas received the most recent snow. As you move south through the state, the avalanche danger tapers, but as recent avalanche activity shows, large avalanches can be triggered on wind-loaded slopes in any mountain range in Colorado.
Know before you go! Get the forecast daily here: https://avalanche.state.co.us/
Shop Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 24th is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the Winter Park Times and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business on the 24th.
Colorado Gives Day is December 4
Community First Foundation and FirstBank are presenting Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 4th. This annual statewide movement celebrates and increases philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. The $1 Million Incentive Fund created by the partners is one of the largest giving-day incentive funds in the country. Donate on ColoradoGives.org to make your donations to your nonprofit(s) of choice.
New this year, from November 1st – December 3rd, you can schedule your donation(s) ahead of time. To learn more, visit coloradogives.org.