Construction Season underway

CDOT and contractor, Structures, Inc, have begun work on bridge replacement on US 34, south of Grand Lake, near the Green Ridge turnoff. Stage of work for the project includes detour construction onto a temporary bridge, bridge replacement, asphalt paving and detour removal and restoration.

Work will take place Monday through Friday, from 7 am – 6 pm. Traffic will be routed onto a temporary two-lane bridge with some single lane traffic control from April through June. Periodic single lane closure will occur from June through September, but will not take place during holiday weeks/weekends. Speeds will be reduced through the construction zone to 25 mph. The project should be wrapped up by October, conditions permitting. For information on the project, call (970) 718-2126.

National Library Week is April 7-13

It’s FINE AMNESTY WEEK for Grand County Library District patrons! You and the overdue items that maybe hiding under your kid’s bed or behind a car seat or piled on the kitchen counter are missed! Come into any of their 5 branches with those late items, bring them to the counter, be nice to the librarian, let her/him know you have accrued late fines, and the fees will be waived. Please note that fines for lost or damaged items cannot be waived.

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:


Spring snowmelt is on!

It’s the time of year when the snow starts to melt and residual trash and animal waste comes to the surface. This makes our yards and trails look nasty. Residents are encouraged to bring a small bag (or an old newspaper) with you on your daily walks and hikes and pick up some of the trash you find along the way. Of course, be sure to dispose of it in a proper trash receptacle when you are finished. If you left a bag or two somewhere along the paths this winter, now is the time to go back and pick it up. Thank you for helping beautify our community as we move toward another terrific summer season!

Looking to brush up on your Spanish?

Every Monday, Pepe Osaka’s Fishtaco in Winter Park hosts a unique Happy Hour from 4 – 5 pm. $7 includes an hour class, plus additional material to take home and practice with. Enjoy Happy Hour deals $5 Margarita or $3 beer to help you out loosen up that tongue! Also, if you know Spanish and you feel that you don’t need a class, join us for a drink and chat with others! This is about creating a community of people that can hang out and speak Spanish here in Winter Park!

Slash Pile Burn Season coming to a close

OPEN BURNING in Grand County remains open at this time, the season will continue through APRIL 14. Grand County of Dept. of Natural Resources is going week to week with Fire Protection Districts’ consultation on Mondays for the following weeks until it is decided to close the season. To keep up to date on the information, visit

Burn Baby Burn?

Firefighters are planning to take advantage of snow conditions to burn slash piles in the Trail Creek area on the Sulphur Ranger District starting as soon as Friday and into next week, as conditions allow. These piles are located approximately 2.5 miles northwest of Fish Bay of Granby Lake.

Piles are only ignited under favorable weather conditions. Adequate snow cover, precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Smoke, flames and glowing embers are often visible and are part of normal operations. Fire personnel monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.

Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information, log-on to:

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

1 in 5 Colorado parents say they feel like they have no one they can turn to for day-to-day emotional support in raising children. We all play a role in strengthening families, one of the best ways to prevent child abuse and neglect. Learn what you can do at Anyone concerned about the safety and well-being of a child should call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 844-CO-4-KIDS (844-264-5437). Calling to share concerns can mean a family gets the support needed to overcome difficult circumstances.

Volunteer Opportunities

Save the Fraser River

The Colorado River Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited is planning a willow harvesting and planting project along Ranch Creek, near Tabernash. The dates are Saturday, May 4, for harvesting, followed by May 18 and 19 for planting. To learn more about the project and to volunteer, visit

Hot Sulphur Days

The town’s annual event will be held June 7-9. It is one of the first summer celebrations in Grand County.  It’s a lot of fun with kids games, a pie contest, BBQ lunch, Parade, pancake breakfast, music and fireworks. This does not happen by accident or by magic. It takes volunteers who work on both the schedule and the events.

The HSD meetings are held on Wednesdays at 6 pm at the HSS fire station and usually last an hour.  Meetings are scheduled April 17, May 1, May 15, May 29, and, June 5. For more information, contact Christine Lee at (708) 990-5967 or email: