Do you have an extra room available during Wells Fargo Ski Cup? US Air Force members need a place to stay!
A troop of airmen from the Wyoming Air Force Base would like to go above and beyond and give back to their community by volunteering for our Wells Fargo Ski Cup, however, they need a place to sleep. They are anticipating sending 10-18 active-duty service members from F. E. Warren Air Force Base, and would be happy to split up into groups for overnight lodging.
Their main request is for Friday, February 22nd and Saturday, February 23rd, but would love to arrive early and have a place to stay on Thursday, February 21st, if possible.  They are used to sleeping on floors and in tight spaces – so if you have a bed, couch, or floor space you can provide them during that weekend, please let them know!
If you have space available, please contact James Cockrell (F. E. Warren Air Force Base Adventure Program Assistant) at (970) 672-6622 or We are asking you to contact James directly about space you could offer in your house to best streamline communication with these potential volunteers. He is our primary point person in charge of assigning F. E. Warren Air Force Base members to our different volunteer activities that weekend.
Thanks so much for your consideration, and for your continued support of NSCD!

Historical Research Center Now Open
New Research Center and Computer Lab now open at Pioneer Village! There is a computer available with internet and printers, as well as access to our Museum’s Collections in PastPerfect, our museum software. Free to the Community! Pioneer Village Museum in Hot Sulphur Springs is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am – 4 pm.

County Sheriff’s Scholarship available to Grand students

Sheriff Schroetlin has announced that the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) association will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Grand County student this spring. Applications are being accepted now through February 22, 2019 and must be submitted to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

Scholarship announcements and applications are available at Middle Park and West Grand high schools, as well as online at

Applications will be reviewed by a local citizens committee appointed by Sheriff Schroetlin, and a selection will be made on the basis of criteria established by CSOC. This criterion includes leadership, merit, character, involvement and career purpose.

Any legal permanent resident of Grand County who will be attending a Colorado college for the 2019/2020 school year is eligible to apply. There are no restrictions as to the course of study or training which may be pursued.

For more information, contact your local high school, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, or County Sheriffs of Colorado.

Reward offered for poaching incidents in RMNP last fall

Up to a $2,000 reward is offered for information regarding elk poaching incidents that occurred in Rocky Mountain National Park in September, 2018. In order to be eligible for a reward, the information must be relevant and lead to an arrest or criminal conviction.    

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

On the morning of September 22, 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 shot during the night of Friday, September 21, or early morning Saturday, September 22.

Rocky Mountain National Park’s wildlife is a resource for all visitors to enjoy viewing and appreciate. The individual(s) who assisted or carried out these poaching incidents robbed future park visitors of this experience.

Park Rangers at Rocky Mountain National Park and Special Agents with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urge anyone with information on these incidents or other incidents of wildlife poaching in the park to call the National Park Service Investigative Services Bureau at 888-653-0009, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement at (720) 981-2777, or call Operation Game Thief at (800) 332-4155.

Grand County Higher Education offers QuickBooks 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: They offer a 30 day free trial. Course registration and more information can be found at:

Grand County Historical Association High School Summer Internship

GCHA is currently seeking applications for our 2019 summer internship program! There are two paid internships available for Grand County high school students: the museum-based intern and the community relations intern.

If you are (or know) a Grand County high school student who is reliable, hardworking, and has an interest in history, art, or education, apply today.

Interested applicants should submit a statement of interest addressing which internship you’re most interested in, what about the position most interests you, and any relevant work experience; a list of three things that you would like to learn more about in this position; and, a letter of recommendation from a non-family member (i.e., a teacher, coach, pastor, or work supervisor) to Executive Director, Shanna Ganne: by April 1, 2019. Call (970) 725-3939 with any questions.

PRC banquet raises funds for continued outreach

Pregnancy Resource Connection (PRC) is gearing up to celebrate their 37th year of service and continued outreach to the people of Grand County. Each year, funds are raised through many events; the largest of which is the annual fundraising banquet.

This year, the event is set for Sunday evening, February 17 at Young Life Crooked Creek Ranch in Fraser. The event begins at 5 pm and will be filled with games, music, and laughter.  

Comedian Mike Williams returns again this year, providing entertainment during the evening. Mike and his wife were moved by the conditions of young girls being trafficked to American tourists in the Dominican Republic and they could not just stand by. In 2009, they established the CUPS mission to rescue young girls, and feed children living from the garbage dump. Now, there are twelve full time mission staff and fifteen mission buildings.

The evening will also include playing Heads and Tails, and, there will be a 50-50 raffle. Plan for a night of celebrating a common goal, while meeting new friends and catching up with old ones! The event is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, visit

New Transit Operations Center
The Town of Winter Park is working with Grand County staff on a special use permit for a new transit facility, possibly located near the County Road and Bridge Shop on Grand County Road 5. The potential schedule is to begin design in 2019, construction in 2020 and completion in early 2021. This project is very preliminary with many moving parts, so the schedule is tentative at this time.

Sustainability Assessment
The Town is participating in a Capstone Project with the University of Colorado Masters of Urban Regional Planning program. Andrew Williams selected the Town of Winter Park to create a Sustainability Plan as a part of his Capstone Project. The final assessment will help the town focus efforts to create a more sustainable community and organization.

Fraser Winter Park Police Department on the move
Later this month, the Fraser Winter Park Police Department will be moving their headquarters… across the hall! The department will still be in Winter Park Station, but you will soon find them in Suite 6A and 6B instead.

The Drop Update on Recycling Information

You may have noticed from a recent trip to The Drop that recycling requirements have been updated. See below for new recycling requirements and guidelines. Thank you for helping our community recycle right and lower contamination of items that are not recyclable.

New Recycling Materials Now Accepted:

  • Styrofoam #6
  • Shredded paper placed in a paper bag

Materials No Longer Accepted:

  • Plastic or metal caps, lids and rings commonly found on bottles and containers

Below are some guidelines that are often overlooked:

  • Cardboard soiled with grease such as pizza boxes are not acceptable
  • All cardboard needs to be broken down, no matter the size of the box

The Drop is open on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am – 7 pm. For more information regarding acceptable recycling and trash materials or just general information about The Drop and the pay-as-you-throw trash program, visit

Granby Rec offers Ballet, Jazz and Hip Hop dance classes

The Granby Recreation Department and former “Studio” instructors are offering fun, 6-week dance classes. There are a variety of classes for ages 2 through 12 years. Classes are offered on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The next session begins on Tuesday, February 19th and will run through Saturday, March 30th.  The cost is $65 per 6-week session. For more information, class details, or to pre-register, call Granby Rec at (970) 887-3961, or visit   

Great Decisions comes to Grand County Library District

On February 20th, the Juniper Library in Grand Lake hosts Great Decisions, from 6:30-8pm. Come participate in this national, civic-education program from the Foreign Policy Association. Great Decisions provides a framework to promote lively civic debate. Join GCLD, in this 8 week series, as we discuss and debate global challenges and America’s role in the world.  Space is limited. Please register at

Volunteers needed for Wells Fargo Ski Cup

SKI FOR FREE FEBRUARY 22nd-24th! Come volunteer with the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) for two shifts during the Wells Fargo Ski Cup, and get a three day event credential for the weekend — which includes lift access! Lift tickets can only be used Feb. 22-24th.

Great for families looking to volunteer together, or for students looking for school community service hours! Sign Up Here:

Winter Park Times Internship

The best way to bridge the gap between finishing school and getting a job in journalism is to have an internship. Internships give you on-the-job experience, help you learn whether you and that industry are a good match, and can provide you with valuable connections and references. The key to a good internship job search is to keep an open mind. If you think you want a job in journalism, don’t limit yourself to applying for an internship at your favorite TV station. The field of journalism is incredibly broad. Students can finding journalism related internships in sports, fashion, newspapers, magazines, medicine, science, music and more. Search our internship listings to learn what types of intern job opportunities are available in each field and where they are available.

If you’re not sure what type of journalism you want to get into, apply for a variety of journalism internships that sound interesting and use the experience you gain to learn more about what you want to do. Whether you want a semester-long or summer internship, there are jobs for interns available throughout the year.

Ready to get started? Winter Park Times is looking for a Middle Park High School Junior or Senior that wants to work as an intern for the remainder of the school year.  Contact