The Lift Transit to host Open Houses
The Lift will be hosting two open houses in March that will provide the community with information on the service and present several service alternatives for the Summer Schedule for the Regional Commuter Line. The dates the open houses will be held are:
March 11th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Granby Visitor’s Center
516 E Agate Ave, Granby
March 12th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Rendezvous Room (behind the stage at Hideaway Park)
78821 US Hwy 40, Winter Park
The community is encouraged to attend one or both of these two meetings, located at each end of the Fraser Valley. The Open Houses offer the public a forum to provide The Lift with feedback on the kind of service it would like to see between Granby, Fraser, and Winter Park from May – November. There will also be general information on the different levels of service that is provided by The Lift.
Grand County History Happenings
In honor of Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, GCHA is hosting a presentation about suffrage in Colorado and the United States. Learn about these brave pioneers and the fight for rights that we enjoy to this day!
The new Research Center and Computer Lab is now open at Pioneer Village. A computer is available with access to the Museum’s collections in PastPerfect, the museum’s software. This is free to all members of the community. Pioneer Village Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am – 4 pm.
New display coming to Pioneer Village on April 27, 2019! Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Powell Expedition.
Learn From Lindbergh and celebrate the anniversary of his epic Spirit of St. Louis solo flight in 1927! At the Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum in the Granby Airport on Monday, May 20th from 11am – 1pm.
To learn more, visit grandcountyhistory.org.
Daffodils fundraiser will be March 12
Northwest Colorado Health is holding its Hospice Daffodils fundraiser on March 12th to support hospice and palliative care services in Grand County. Bunches of 10 or more can be ordered online at northwestcoloradohealth.org/daffodils. Online orders will be delivered March 12th. Daffodils also may be purchased from 10 am – 4 pm on March 12th at City Market in Granby. Daffodils are $5 per bunch, $24 for five bunches and $46 for 10 bunches. For more information, call (970) 871-7609.
HYPE 2019! – Like TED Talks? Then Get HYPE’D
Bringing today’s inspirational thought leaders from all around Colorado to Winter Park to bring your ideas to life! Prepare for a night of seven accelerated presentations that will be powerful and compelling. HYPE is designed as a summit for all Professionals Networks of Grand County, hosted by the Winter Park Young Professionals.
The event will be held on Wednesday, March 6, at 6 pm, at the Silver Screen Cinema in Winter Park (next to Ullrs Tavern). Buy $15 early bird tickets at playwinterpark.com/hype.
Middle Park High School Philanthropy Fund is looking to award nonprofits
The Middle Park High School – Student Philanthropy Fund (MPHS-SPF) is a student run Designated Fund of the Grand Foundation that supports organizations that enhance the quality of life in Grand County, Colorado. This fund was established in 2019 to enable High School Students to learn the philanthropic side to grant funding.
This year, the grant application process will be granting out five (5) $2,000 grants in the five (5) focus areas of need in the community. These five focus areas were determined by the student run SPF committee. These five focus areas include: 1. Health and Human Services, 2. Environment, 3.Education, 4.Arts & Culture, and 5. Amateur Sports and Recreation.
The deadline to submit an application is March 15th at 12:00pm (MST). To apply, go to grandfoundation.com > Designated Funds and search for the MPHS SPF Fund.
20th annual Invest in Kids Jane-a-thon
March 1st and 2nd, Invest in Kids will host its 20th annual Jane-A-Thon at Mary Jane/Winter Park Resort.This ski-a-thon fundraiser is a two-day event that raises thousands of dollars for Invest in Kids and their programs.
Sign up for $30 early bird with a commitment to raise $150, and start fundraising early! If you’re a Winter Park pass holder, registration is only $15.
Get pledges from your friends and family knowing that you will enjoy a day on the slopes supporting a great cause. There will be prizes awarded for the best fundraising and other fun ski/snowboard challenges.
For information, call (303) 839-1808 ext. 123.
CAIC Avalanche Update
The avalanche danger is Moderate (2of5) for much of Colorado right now, except in the Southern portion of the state in the North San Juan, South San Juan and Sangre De Cristo Backcountry Forecast Zones where the danger is rated Considerable (3of5).
Moderate does not mean safe and one key component of the definition of Considerable danger is that human-triggered avalanches are likely. The complete avalanche forecast can be found on the CAIC Website https://avalanche.state.co.us/
5th Avalanche fatality reported Tuesday
A skier was buried and killed in an avalanche in Bear Creek near Telluride on Tuesday, February 19th. The skier was skinning up Bear Creek from near town, when an avalanche, triggered by a separate rider in the Temptation area, came down and buried him. The avalanche broke in a steep bowl/gully feature on an east aspect at approximately 11,800 ft. The avalanche ran 2,000 vertical feet to the valley floor, leaving a debris pile up to 30 feet deep. Our sincere condolences go out out to all friends and family of the victim.
The snow keeps coming this February and with additional snow and increasing winds, look for an increase in avalanche danger through the next week. Remember to Get the Gear, Get the Training, Get The Forecast, Get the Picture, and Get out of Harm’s Way. https://kbyg.org/