County maintains support of Constitution and 2nd amendment

While the “Extreme Risk Protection Order”, or “Red Flag” bill is set for hearing in the state senate on Friday, a number of counties have begun passing ordinances that classify them as “sanctuary counties”, exempting themselves from the law, if it passes. The bill would allow family members or law enforcement to request an extreme risk protection order allowing removal of firearms from someone determined to be dangerous by a judge.

At Tuesday’s BOCC meeting, the Grand County Commissioners and Sheriff’s Office both maintained their support of the constitution and felt they needed to know more before any other considerations would be made. “We support our constitution and the second amendment. That’s where we should stand right now”, said Sheriff Brett Shroetlin.

Commissioner Merrit Linke added, “A little history on this, in 2013, we (BOCC) had discussion and passed Resolution 2013-2-20. That states our position of support of the 2nd amendment. I don’t think anything has changed.” Resolution 2013-2-20 was passed “in defense of the second amendment of the US Constitution and of article II, Section 13 of the Colorado Constitution” at the February 19, 2013 BOCC meeting.

Join Granby Rec on trip to Blackhawk/Central City

This Saturday night, March 16th, join Granby Rec for a fun gambling trip to Blackhawk and Central City. The group will meet at the Granby Community Building at 5 pm, and will return at approximately 12 midnight.  The cost is $15 per person and includes transportation. Call the Rec Office at (970) 887-3961 or go online: to register.

Flu remains at widespread level

According to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), the geographic spread of influenza activity in the state of Colorado is at the widespread level.

176 additional influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported during the week ending March 9, 2019. The total number of hospitalizations since the beginning of the 2018-19 season is now 2,831. The highest hospitalization rates are among 0-4 year olds and individuals 65 and older.

The predominating strain during the 2018-19 season has been influenza A, H1N1, but as of the week ending February 16, H3N2 viruses are predominating over H1N1. Influenza B viruses are also co-circulating.

Mortality due to pneumonia and influenza in Colorado for the week ending February 23rd was at 6.7%. This is lower the national level of 7.5%. Two pediatric death associated with influenza have been reported for the 2018-19 influenza season. Both cases were associated with influenza A, H1N1.

For more information, call Grand County Public Health at (970) 725-3288 or visit

Winter Park Resort Triple Play Pass is a late season deal

With all the snow we’ve had this winter, the season will go through, at least, May 12th. Boasting a nearly 90” base, Winter Park Resort’s Triple Play Pass offers three unrestricted days of skiing and riding from April 1st through the end of the season for only $139. To get yours, visit

Fraud Alert

Grand County Sheriff Brett Shroetlin warns, “An organization calling themselves the ‘County Sheriff’s Association’ is cold calling residents and attempting to raise money for an abused women’s shelter. This is a fraud! Please do not contribute to this fraudulent organization or provide any personal or financial information”. If you have been scammed, report it immediately to your local law enforcement agency.

Photo courtesy of Sarah Wieck

Granby Ranch having fun with Spring Break

The next few weeks will bring thousands of spring breakers from across the country to our valley in search of adventure and fantastic snow conditions. 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

Blues from the Top lineup

On Friday morning at 10 am, Grand County Blues Society will announce the lineup for the 17th annual Blues From The Top, which is set for June 29-30 at the Rendezvous Event Center in downtown Winter Park. Early Bird General Admission and VIP tickets will also be available. Visit the Blues from the Top Facebook page Friday morning for all the details.