Electric Vehicle Charging Station Grant

Funding is available to assist with installation for businesses and multi-family residences. Approved grant recipients will receive up to 80% of the cost of a charging station up $9000 for a Multi-Port Level II station and as much as $30,000 for a Level III, Multiple Connection Standard Station.

Please see the Definitions and Requirements listed in Section IV of the Application Guide for more information on charging station type. Applications for grant funding are due by February 15, 2019 by 5 p.m. Funding is provided by Charge Ahead Colorado (CAC) which was devel-oped to incentivize the widespread, early adoption of electric vehicles and provide geographically dispersed charging at key locations to ad-dress the charging availability of the mo-toring public.
The Town of Fraser was awarded funding through this program to install its first public charging station in the parking lot of The Foundry in 2018. We are happy to support any local businesses or multi-family residences with the application process. For more information check out the CAC website by clicking here or contact Michael Brack with the Town of Fraser at  mbrack@town.fraser.co.us.

Grand County Higher Education announces Class

Grand County Higher Education is offering an Online QuickBooks class on Thursday, February 21st. The class is tailored towards beginner- intermediate users and those who wish to refresh their learning on the basics of QuickBooks Online. This course will cover the foundations of QuickBooks Online, QBO Products including features and limitations, Navigating, Set- up, Linking Bank, Running Records, Invoicing and more.
The course is offered through Grand County Higher Education and is priced at $75. Some scholarships are available based upon need. The course will be held at the Headwaters Center from 9 until noon. Participants will need their own computer with QuickBooks Online loaded.  If participants do not currently have QuickBooks Online, it can be installed by accessing this link: quickbooksonline.com. They offer a 30 day free trial. Course registration and more information can be found at: http://gchighered.org

Skier fatality at Granby Ranch

On Saturday evening, January 19th, 2019, at approximately 7:10 pm, Grand County Dispatch reported that Ski Granby Ranch ski patrol personnel were attending to an unresponsive skier that had reportedly struck a tree.

First Responders from the Grand County Emergency Medical Services (GCEMS), the Granby Police department (GPD), and the Grand County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) responded to Ski Granby Ranch and assisted with the incident. The adult male skier was transported to the Middle Park Medical Center emergency department where medical staff pronounced Abdul Jahangir, 46, of Tennessee, deceased.

This is the first skier related death in Grand County this season.  Greg Finch, Chief Operating Officer at Granby Ranch, said, “It is a very sad incident and our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Jahangir.”  The incident is still under investigation. For more information, contact the Granby Police Department at (970) 887-3007.

GCHA celebrates Doc Susie’s 149th Birthday at Cozens Ranch Museum

Celebrate Grand County historical icon Doctor Susan Anderson’s birthday with Grand County Historical Association (GCHA) at Cozens Ranch Museum in Fraser on Thursday, January 31, from 10 am – 5 pm. Learn more about her amazing life as the only practicing physician in Fraser for over fifty years with Doc Susie reenactor and documentaries about her life. Cake will be served at 3:45 pm.

Doc Susie was born in 1870 in Fort Wayne, IN. The child of divorced parents, she attended medical school at the University of Michigan graduating in 1897. She moved to Fraser after contracting tuberculosis in 1907 for her health. After her recovery, she served Grand County until her retirement at the age of 86. Doc Susie often walked or snowshoed to make house calls on her patients, including those in Hot Sulphur Springs. During the 1950’s, she was the subject of many articles and Ethel Barrymore even offered to make a movie about her life, which she declined.

This is a free community event to share and celebrate the life of an amazing woman and her large

influence on Grand County.

MPHS and EGMS Home Nordic Race this Saturday

Wear your Panther purple and bring your cow bells to cheer on your favorite high school or middle school Nordic athlete at their home race at Snow Mountain Ranch! Pursuit format this year, with first racer off at 10 am. Stop by the Skinny Ski Cafe (in Nordic Center) for a warm beverage, homemade cookies and chili. Interested in volunteering? We could sure use your help! Email: hs.nordic@egsd.org or call (970) 531-0845. Website: mphs.egsd.org/nordic-ski-ca5bc9e8

MPE line clearing planned in Granby

Asplundh Tree Expert Company, LLC will be working in the Town of Granby for the next 3-5 weeks for overhead line clearance. Asplundh will be contacting homeowners regarding trees via door tags or in-person when possible. Residents with questions or concerns regarding their trees can contact General Foreman, Shaun Rapp, at (303) 482-7618.

Grand Lake looks to fill Board of Trustees vacancy

The town of Grand Lake currently has one vacancy on the Board of Trustees to be filled by appointment at the February 11, 2019 Board of Trustees meeting. The term expiration is April 2020.

Qualified individuals may submit a letter of interest by February 4, 2019 at 4:30 pm to the Town Clerk at Town Hall, 1026 Park Avenue, or by mail to PO Box 99, Grand Lake, 80447.

Volunteers needed for 16th annual Daddy Daughter Dance

The Fraser Valley Metropolitan Rec District is looking for a few volunteers to help out with this year’s Daddy Daughter Dance at the Inn at Silver Creek on Saturday, February 2nd from 5:30-10:30 pm. If you can help out, contact Emily at (970) 509-0115.

Spring Turkey limited license applications due February 5

Spring turkey limited license applications are open. The application and application corrections deadline is February 5.

The deadline for paying for your turkey license is March 13, 2019. All successful licenses will be mailed after the payment is received. ​

IMPORTANT: For major 2019 changes, including application fee increase, application deadline time change, penalties for missing the payment deadline and more, read the Turkey Regulations brochure (especially the “What’s New: 2019″ section).

Draw results should be posted online February 27. To check your draw results:

  1. Visit cpwshop.com/
  2. Log in to your personal account.
  3. If you have draw results to show, they will appear under the “My Orders” submenu, also on the left navigation.

For information and to apply for a license, visit: cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/Pages/Turkey.aspx.

Winter brings higher risk of heart attack and injury

Sudden exertion, like moving hundreds of pounds of snow after being sedentary for several months, can put a big strain on the heart.

  • Do not shovel after eating or while smoking
  • Take it slow and stretch out before you begin
  • Shovel only fresh, powdery snow; it’s lighter
  • Push the snow rather than lifting it
  • If you do lift, use a small shovel or only partially fill the shovel
  • Lift with your legs, not your back
  • Do not work to the point of exhaustion

Know the signs of a heart attack, and stop immediately and call 911 if you’re experiencing any of them; every minute counts. To learn more, visit heart.org.