No trash on public lands, please!

There have been several recent reports of illegal dumping occurring at pull-offs and trailheads on County Road 73 in the Experimental Forest. According to Erica Bean, Field Project Manager for Headwaters Trails Alliance, “all of our public lands are experiencing an increase in this kind of activity. If you see something, please, say something!” You don’t need to be the enforcer, but if you witness illegal dumping activity, please report it to the local authorities as soon as possible.

Volunteer Opportunity

The 17th annual Blues from the Top festival is looking for volunteers to help out with this year’s event. Shifts begin Thursday, June 27th and run through Sunday, June 30th. Help keep the blues alive in Grand County! Sign up for your shifts at

First Friday Call for Creators

July 5th marks the second First Friday of the summer in the Winter Park Art District. This summer, instead of having artists create a single piece for a silent auction, they are hosting an OPEN AIR MARKET where you are invited to set up your very own table from 4 – 8:30 pm and sell your goods. Whether you paint, grow food, sculpt, or arrange beautiful bouquets of flowers, all creators are welcome! The creator gets to keep all of the profits, and, a single $5 donation holds your spot. You do NOT need a fancy set up or tent. Bring a table or even a blanket to lay out your goodies. The town will be hopping and the event features live music, food trucks and a bar!

If you’re interested, visit, fill out your registration form and submit your donation. QUESTIONS? email:

Summer Programs at RMNP

The official summer newspaper of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) came out last week and it is filled with tons of information about the Park, from wildlife to daily activities and programs. If you are planning a visit to the Park this summer, make sure you download all the information at

Winter Park Half-Marathon and 5K

Race for hope on August 3, 2019! All proceeds from the Winter Park Half Marathon & 5K go directly toward supporting the Shining Stars Foundation, a local nonprofit that provides therapeutic social and recreational programs to kids with cancer!

Plus, all racers receive a discount code for tickets to the Winter Park Beer Festival, which will be held just down the street immediately following the race. Run in the morning and celebrate with good brews and live music all afternoon – what could be better? To learn more and register, visit

Second annual Spirit Polar Plunge Sunday

The 2nd Annual Spirit Polar Plunge at Cork On The Water will take place on June 23rd!  Come out and enjoy some great food, views, music and some cold water to raise funds for Taking Steps for Cancer!  Many thanks to donors Western Riviera (Cork On The Water), Bare Bones BBQ, and Martin & Taylor. Go to and, under events, you can register and print sponsor forms.

Become a Continental Divide Trail (CDT) Ambassador!

Last summer, Grand Lake was designated a CDT Gateway Community, joining a select number of towns located along the CDT. Are you looking for another reason to get out on the Trail with your friends and family? Or maybe you’re curious about the Trail, and want to expand your capacity to hike, bike, or ride on the CDT?

Gateway Community Ambassadors explore the CDT and share the Trail with their community while expanding their knowledge and comfort with taking others outside. If you’re interested in becoming an Ambassador, visit

Positive Youth Development Training

On June 29th, Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is hosting an interactive session on how to engage youth as partners in developing programs and policies, and making decisions impacting their futures at the Church of the Eternal Hills in Tabernash. The free training will be held from 9 am – 4 pm and is open to parents, coaches, teachers, mentors and anyone working with young people ages 9-25. Lunch is provided by Grand County Communities That Care. For more details and to register, email

Responsible Alcohol Vendor Class

The Fraser Winter Park Police Department is hosting a free Responsible Alcohol Vendor Class – perfect for owners, managers, servers, bartenders, special event volunteers and anyone else who serves alcohol. Participants will receive a Responsible Alcohol Vendor Certification (equivalent to TIPS training) valid for three years.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Recent liquor law changes within the liquor industry
  • Specific rules of the liquor license your establishment holds
  • Information on checking ID’s and new trends in Fake ID’s
  • Intoxicated patrons and over service issues
  • How to avoid common liquor code and regulation violations

Event Information:

  • Wednesday, June 26
  • Two sessions: 3-5 pm and 6-8 pm
  • Winter Park Town Hall, 50 Vasquez Road

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact officer Jeff Malchow at (970) 722-7779 ext. 110/ To reserve a spot(s), email Town Clerk, Dani Jardee at

FREE one-day summer activity pass for Chamber members

Winter Park Resort is offering Winter Park & Fraser Chamber members a mid-week, Monday-Friday, activity pass. The pass is valid June 17-July 3, 2019.

How it works: Just like a Winter Season Pass, you’ll need to download the paperwork, get your boss to sign it, and then swing by the Winter Park Information Center to get an “APPROVED” stamp. Once stamped, take it to the ticket window at the Balcony House to redeem for a ONE-day summer activity pass at Winter Park Resort. PLEASE NOTE: The pass does not include the Trestle Bike Park.