Colorado Influenza Update

The geographic spread of influenza activity in the state of Colorado continues to be at the widespread level. For the week ending January 12, a total of 1,192 people have been hospitalized since the beginning of the 2018-19 season. Sadly, one influenza-associated pediatric death was reported this week in Colorado.

It is still not too late to get a flu shot. Contact your healthcare provider, or visit for more information.

YMCA of the Rockies offers Federal Workers Free Day Pass

YMCA of the Rockies invites Federal workers from its communities and their families to enjoy a day of recreation and a meal at no cost.

One free day pass per family member allows each person access to all free on-site activities and a meal in the Aspen Room at Estes Park Center or Schlessman Commons at Snow Mountain Ranch.

Federal workers may visit any day of the week to pick up a day pass at the front desk of the Administration building at Estes Park Center or Snow Mountain Ranch. An Estes Valley or Grand County address and Federal employment ID must be presented. This offer will be available as long as the furlough is in effect.

RMRT garners several awards for 2018 performances

Congratulations go out to Chris Pyfrom and Sharon Sachs who are both 2018 winners in the Broadway World Denver Awards. Chris Pyfrom won for Best Sound Design of a Musical in “Annie”, and, Sharon Sachs won Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her memorable performance in “The Full Monty”!

Tickets for the summer 2019 season go on sale March 13th. For more information, visit

Family Dodgeball Night January 24 in Granby

Bring the whole family out on Thursday, January 24 for a night of exercise and wild fun!  The Granby Recreation Department is sponsoring a Family Dodgeball Night from 7 – 8 pm at the Granby Elementary School. No pre-registration is required for this free event, just show up with your sneakers. Parents are asked to attend with their children (kindergarten and up).  For more information, call the Granby Rec Department at (970) 887-3961.

Artist Karen Vance offers painting workshops

Complete one-day watercolor workshops, at her studio/gallery in Fraser, with a different subject each Tuesday, from January 8 to through April 9th. The class includes all instruction, supplies, lunch (soup and sandwich), a finished painting, a celebration and review of the day with wine and treats at 3:30 pm. For beginners and intermediate artists, over 18 years and older.  

The Oil Painting Workshop Series features seven weeks of taking your paintings to a higher level (that’s a promise). Instruction, demonstrations, and personal direction, lunch, wine and treats at 3:30 pm with a review of what was learned and what’s in store for upcoming class in series. This workshop also includes a special lunch at Devil’s Thumb Ranch with a personal tour of her paintings. This class is for intermediate and advanced painters, 18 years and older. Thursdays, January 17 through February 28th from 9 am – 4:30 pm. Sign up at For more info, email or call (970) 531-8722.

Polestar Pilates launches yoga with free classes

Fraser’s Polestar Pilates hosts a “Free Yoga Week” as they celebrate the addition of weekly hour-long vinyasa-style yoga classes. The first week of classes are free on the following dates and times: Tuesday, January 22, from 7:30-830 am & 8:45-9:45 am; Friday, January 25, from 11:25 am-12:25 pm; and, Saturday, January 26, from 7:30-8:30 am.

For more information, call (970) 531-8527 or visit

Vans King of the Grommets slopestyle event this Weekend

The King of the Grommet slopestyle competition is exclusively for competitors 15 and younger, according to Winter Park Competition Center staff, “skiers and riders seek to wow the judges as they perform their best tricks on rails, boxes and jumps in Re-railer Terrain Park,”.  The event is broken down into four separate age categories for both the men’s and women’s divisions: nine and under, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15.

Anyone looking to preregister for the event will find a reduced registration fee. Competitor lift tickets are available for any prospective athletes who do not already have a season pass. Registration forms can be found on the Winter Park Resort website.  “The competition is open to the first 100 competitors who register and is open to the general public, pre-registering is encouraged.”

The event is sponsored by Vans, an American manufacturer of skateboarding shoes and related apparel, based in Santa Ana, California, owned by VF Corporation. The company also sponsors surf, snowboarding, BMX, and motocross teams. Since 1996, the company has been the primary sponsor of the annual Vans Warped Tour traveling rock festival.. Winners of the Winter Park Competition receive bragging rights.

RE/MAX Peak to Peak changes hands

On January 4th, RE/MAX Peak to Peak broker/owner, Lance Gutersohn, passed the keys on to new owners Shea Murphy and Matt Bowen.  

Gutersohn started Peak to Peak in 2009, and, while his nine year roll as broker/owner comes to an end, he will continue to work with the team in sales and consulting as he makes a big life transition with plans to spend more time in warmer climes.

For all else on the RE/MAX Peak to Peak team, it is “business as usual”.

We wish them all the best of luck in their new ventures.


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