Fraser Winter Park Police Department completes move
After nearly a year, the renovations to the new space have been finished and the Fraser Winter Park Police Department has moved across the hall to Suites 6A and 6B in Winter Park Station (the former offices of Peak Pediatrics). Stop by and say hello the next time you’re in the neighborhood!
Winter Park Downtown Plan coming soon
One of the town of Winter Park’s top priorities for 2019 is to develop a Downtown Plan that will help ensure that downtown is thriving, walkable, and welcoming to locals and visitors alike. The project is currently in the very early stage as firms submitted proposals to develop the plan in February. After a firm is selected, more information on the timeline and project details will be available. The town will also be asking for the public’s feedback along the way, so keep your eyes open for public meetings and surveys to engage with! To learn more, visit wpgov.com.
WIC open enrollment for new participants
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) provides healthy foods, breastfeeding support and nutrition education, and community resource assistance and referrals to those that meet financial qualifications. New participants may be eligible to receive a $50 gift card. There are walk-in clinics every Friday from 10 am – 4 pm at the Mountain Family Center at 480 E Agate Avenue in Granby. For more information, call (970) 725-3288.
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 at the Granby Visitor’s Center; and, March 12th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Rendezvous Room (behind the stage at Hideaway 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.
Daffodils fundraiser is 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.
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.
Granby Ranch kicks-off Spring Break Winter Adventure Weeks
The next few weeks will bring thousands of spring breakers from across the country to our valley in search of adventure. Granby Ranch is having some fun through the rest of their season by designating three different adventure weeks. The week of March 10-16 is Dinosaur Week, the week of March 17-23 is Unicorn/Animal Week and, March 24-30 is Superhero Week. Each week, wear your best costume to celebrate and you can win some great prizes. For more information, visit granbyranch.com.
Mark your calendar for summer event season
We still have plenty of snow around, but the Winter Park & Fraser Chamber is getting ready for a busy summer event season! Save the date for these signature events:
Blues from the Top
June 29 & 30
After being named Colorado’s best blues music festival two years in a row by the Colorado Blues Society, Blues from the Top Music Festival doesn’t plan to slow down. This weekend festival has earned the reputation of showcasing some of the best Regional and National talent. Line up to be announced soon!
Winter Park Jazz Festival
We’ve got another world-class weekend lineup for the 37th Annual Winter Park Jazz Festival! With headliners Boyz II Men on Saturday and Dave Koz and friends Summer Horns Tour featuring Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Kenny Lattimore on Sunday, this year’s lineup is packed with GRAMMY® nominated artists throughout the entire weekend.
Country at the Park
Once again, country music is coming to Winter Park! Line up to be announced soon. In the meantime, get your cowboy hat and boots ready for a swinging good time!