The Lift Transit service moves to summer schedule

On Monday, April 21st, The Lift will begin running on the summer schedule. The summer schedule operates:

– The Black Line, providing service to and from Fraser and Winter Park on an hourly schedule; and,

– The Regional Commuter Line providing service to and from Winter Park, Fraser, Tabernash and Granby.

Learn more and download The Lift Rider app at: Open House

Grand County Economic Development has been gathering information about how to best support local businesses. Over the course of the last two years many of our major employers and stakeholders have been working collectively on addressing the workforce and housing challenges throughout Grand County with a consultant to develop an Integrated Workforce and Housing Platform for attracting and retaining a sustainable workforce ecosystem.  

One of the solutions identified is to create a web-portal that can serve as a central location for available positions and a shared workforce program, housing needs and options, higher education opportunities, child care options, among other concerns. The result is

This event is open to all Grand County locals and is scheduled for Thursday, April 25, from 1 – 3 pm at the Granby Library. Entrepreneurial friends, service organizations, and members of the workforce are encouraged to attend and learn more about how this tool can support local needs. The Open House will include a Web Portal tour and tool kit. Bring your laptop and add your information on the portal while you’re there.

To learn more and become involved, contact DiAnn Butler at 970-531-1343 or

18th annual Children’s Fair

On April 26th, Grand Beginnings will be hosting the 18th Annual Children’s Fair. Occurring one week after “The Week of the Young Child,” the event recognizes the importance of early childhood in shaping learning, development, and future success for our very youngest community members.

This year’s theme is “Past, Present, and Future”. The event celebrates what Grand Beginnings, along with the community, have done over the past 20 years while setting sights to what can be done in the future.

Vendors will be highlighting this idea, from the Historical Societies to the Robotics Club, as well as the upcoming 20 year anniversary of Grand Beginnings. Come share what has been done over the years to support families in Grand County and what you would like to see done in the future.

Grand Beginnings is extremely excited to be celebrating at this event and will be unveiling something BIG at the event. All are welcome.

Celebrate National Park Week April 20-28

This month, the weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and flowers will soon begin to bloom. And best of all, every April, the National Park Foundation and the National Park Service come together to celebrate National Park Week.

This year, National Park Week runs from April 20 through April 28. During that time, various special programs and events will be held in parks across the country, and these special days will highlight the different ways you can enjoy our national parks.

If you’re looking for information on what you can do during National Park Week, visit: or national

Turn around, don’t drown!

Warmer temperatures and resulting snow melt can produce large amounts of runoff in a short period of time. During the early spring, frozen land prevents melting snow or rainfall from seeping into the ground. The water runs off the surface, which could cause spring flooding or high water.

Flash flooding can occur quickly, even when it’s not raining at your location. A flash flood is a rapid flooding of low-lying areas in less than six hours. Be safe: TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN.

Never drive your vehicle through flood waters. Nearly half of all flash flood fatalities are vehicle-related. As little as 18 inches of water can float your vehicle.


  • Purchase flood insurance. Everyone is eligible, whether you live in a designated flood plain or not. Homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. Remember: it typically takes 30 days for a new flood insurance policy to go into effect, so get your policy now.
  • You can purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program through an agent or insurer. You can search for insurers online or contact the NFIP Referral Call Center at (888) 379-9531.
  • Sign up for Code Red emergency notifications. Go to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office CodeRED website and get everyone in your household signed up.
  • Create an emergency kit should you need to evacuate quickly or shelter in place.
  • Have a family emergency and communication plan.

To learn more, visit

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 May 1, May 15, May 29, and, June 5. For more information, contact Christine Lee at (708) 990-5967 or email:

Be a part of our trail system

You can help volunteer, donate, or even Adopt-A-Trail to help keep our local trail system a great place to visit by registering with the Headwaters Trail Alliance (HTA). The HTA maintains over 1,000 miles of trails throughout Grandy County and this wouldn’t be possible without the aid of people like you. For more information on how you can donate or get involved, visit: