The Lift Transit service on Off-Peak Schedule

The Lift is now running on its off-peak schedule until April 21st, when summer service begins. The off-peak schedule means that:

– Purple Line is only a circulator;

– Yellow, Brown, Orange and Blue lines are on 60-minute service; and,

– All other routes remain on the winter schedule

Learn more and download the Lift Rider app at:

2019 Fraser Mural Program applications due April 16th

The popular Fraser Mural Program provides funding assistance to local property owners to enhance the  Town’s identity, define the community by turning ordinary spaces into community landmarks, and instills a sense of community pride through the arts. Any property owner in the Town of Fraser interested in adding a mural to their building may apply for a grant for a mural project.

To be considered for the 2019 program, applications must be submitted prior to Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

To apply for this program, property owners (or tenants, with owner authorization) within the Town of Fraser may submit an application outlining their proposal. Application forms and additional details can be found at:

HTA ends winter trail grooming

After the longest grooming season on record, Headwaters Trails Alliance (HTA) discontinued grooming trails earlier this week due to deteriorating conditions (bare spots, mud, ice, etc.). Each year, HTA strives to improve the frequency & quality of the grooming, in addition to adding more mileage for residents and visitors to enjoy. To learn more about HTA, visit:

Main Street Thrift is getting a makeover

The thrift store in Granby will be temporarily closing from April 9th – May 6th for renovations to the interior of the building. Mountain Family Center daily operations will continue as normal.

Dates to know:

April 5th – Last day to drop off donations (until further notice)

April 8th – Last day to shop

April 9th – Doors close for remodel work

May 6th – Doors re-open!!

For more information, visit: or call (970) 557-3186.

Winter Park hosts Pro Patrol Convention

In a last minute change of venues, the Winter Park Resort Ski Patrol Team has risen to the challenge of hosting the 2019 Pro Patrol Convention on April 16-17th. The event kicks off with registration at the Winter Park Pub on Tuesday evening from 6 – 10 pm. April 17th events include a GS race, Toboggan Race, Boo Toss, King of the Mountain Race and Beacon Races. Ullrs Tavern hosts the Award Ceremony with live music by Matt Holliday & Ed’s Music Machine.

For more information, visit

Hanging Baskets and Trees program

The Town of Fraser offers Fraser business owners the opportunity to display two beautiful hanging flower baskets outside their storefronts. Trees are available to property owners by way of a drawing, as are the baskets in a program offered via the Forestry Program. Contact Town Gardener, Cathleen Brown, regarding both programs at or (970) 726-5491 ext 230.

Tree and basket quantities are limited. The deadline to contact the Town Gardener regarding baskets and trees is May 29. Pickup is scheduled for early June. Proof of residency is required for participation in these programs.

Fraser residential water rates change April 1

At its February 6, 2019 meeting, the Fraser Board of Trustees made adjustments to the water service fee schedule to encourage water conservation by high consumption residential users.

The rates are effective April 1 and will be reflected in the June 30 second-quarter utility billing.

Water and Wastewater Base Rates remain the same at $153 and $137.50, respectively, per quarter per Single Family Equivalent (SFE) as billed quarterly.

The new Water Consumption Rates for residential use properties are:

  • Tier 1 – $1.50 per 1,000 gallons for 0 to 12,000 gallons;
  • Tier 2 – $3.00 per 1,000 gallons for 12,001 to 20,000 gallons; and,
  • Tier 3 – $6.00 per 1,000 gallons for 20,001 gal. and over.

Water Consumption Rates for commercial properties and other fees, such as those for Bulk Water Permits, declined credit card and insufficient-fund check fees, penalties for tampering with water meters and other fees not associated with usual water service remain unchanged.

Fraser Water Restrictions in effect year-round (per the Fraser Municipal Code)

  • Outside watering and irrigation are prohibited between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. Hand-held watering by hose and watering canister during this time is allowed; but is not encouraged.
  • Timers are strongly recommended on all irrigation systems and hoses, with a time setting not to exceed 30 minutes per rotation. Rain sensors on such systems are also recommended.
  • Washing cars, boats, campers, windows, and the like, shall be done only when the hose is equipped with a flow restricting device such as a trigger nozzle.

New to Grand Lake

Soon to open in Grand Lake, just next door to Bob Scott’s Authentic Indian Jewelry, Lulu City has fabulous frozen confections, including 24 plus freshly, in-house-made, Gelato & Sorbet varieties. With equipment from Italy, this new establishment will be a welcome addition to the Grand Lake business community.  

PHOTO: (from left to right) owner Cameron Fitch, Bob Scott, owner Debbie Fitch and their son, Jonah Landy.     Courtesy of Bob Scott