Grand County Sheriff’s discontinue fingerprint service

As of December 6, 2018 the Grand County Sheriff’s Office will no longer be able to provide Civil Fingerprint services to the public. As of September 24, 2018 a new, statewide digital fingerprinting process known as the Colorado Applicant Background Services (CABS) program has been implemented. The Granby Police Department, located at Zero Jasper Avenue in Granby, is the only location in Grand County that provides Civil Fingerprint services.

Those requiring the service can contact IdentoGO to make an appointment to be fingerprinted. Find your specific employment or licensure type and follow the link to IdentoGO’s scheduling site, or, call IdentoGO’s call center at (844) 539-5539. For more information about the CABS program or where to go for applicant services, you can visit the CBI Employment and Background Checks website at

RAST course teaches responsible alcohol serving

A Responsible Alcohol Service Training (RAST) course will be held at Winter Park Town Hall on Friday, December 14, from 3 – 5:30 pm. The state-approved course covers how to reduce sales to minors and visibly intoxicated patrons, liquor license violations, and liability. For additional information or questions about group and private classes, contact Pam Buxbaum at (970) 879-6188 or visit

BOLO: Sacagawea Dollar Coins

Local merchants are asked to report anyone using Sacagawea dollar coins to pay for merchandise to the Fraser Winter Park Police Department. Between November 30 and December 11, a vehicle was broken into at the Grand Park Community Recreation Center and a number of these coins were stolen. To report sighting or use of the coins, call (970) 722-7779.

Earthquakes rattle Glenwood Springs

On Tuesday morning, the USGS in Golden recorded two earthquakes in Garfield County. The first, registering at 3.4 magnitude, was recorded at 3:02 am about a mile northeast of Glenwood Springs. The second was recorded about an hour later, at 4:13 am, at 3.6 magnitude and occurred about 4 miles northeast of Glenwood Springs. No damage was reported.

“Abandoned” available to stream

Yes, you heard that right! ‘Abandoned’ is now streaming online. The story of a crew of backcountry skiers who set out to explore Colorado’s lost ski areas in hopes of finding adventure in the ruins end up discovering the truth behind why the resorts closed their doors. To order a BluRay disc of the film, visit To watch the film, go to:

2019 Health Insurance Open Enrollment

November 1, 2018 – January 15, 2019 is the open enrollment period for Colorado’s Health Care Exchange: Connect for Health Colorado. In order for coverage to take effect or renew on January 1, 2019, the deadline for enrollment is December 15, 2018.

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:

  1. Create or update your Connect for Health Colorado account: Online, at or, or, by phone, at: (855) 752-6749.
  2. If prompted, update your password.
  3. 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

Model Railroad Christmas Trains on Display

The Grand County Model Railroad Club has created a model railroad display for the holiday season, which is open to public viewing in the modular building at the museum site, west of Kaibab Park ball fields in Granby. This is the tenth year in a row to have a Christmas display model railroad and it’s bigger than before at 1,100 sq feet with 5 trains running at once, a huge ski mountain with working ski lifts, a big Christmas village and more. The display runs through the New Year holiday and all ages are welcome. Donations are gladly accepted to help with display costs, club activities, and the Railroad Museum Fund. When the museum’s Visitor Center Gift Shop in Kaibab Park is built, the model railroad display will be held there year-round. For information, call Dave Naples (970) 281-9094 or JR Faivre (970) 531-2223. To view the museum’s holiday schedule, visit

Cross Country Cruisers Nordic Club Offered in Granby

Kids 2nd grade through 5th grade (K – 1st graders welcomed, if accompanied by a parent), join the Granby Recreation Department, coach Gretta Fosha, and Nordic Community volunteers, for a fun Nordic ski club!  The club will introduce participants to the fundamentals of Nordic skiing, increase skiing endurance, teach responsible equipment care, and encourage FUN for all! No experience necessary. Nordic equipment is available for use at no additional cost.  We will meet at and return to Miss Bankert’s classroom at GES, and ski at Granby Trails (transportation provided to and from Granby Trails property). The Club will be held on Mondays, January 14 – February 11, from 4:15 – 6:00 PM, and the cost is $45 per person.  For more information or to register, please call the Granby Recreation Department at 887-3961.