The Town of Granby will soon be looking to fill two key positions. Town Manager, Aaron Blair, and Chamber Executive Director, Jessica Blair have advised their respective Boards they are actively seeking employment elsewhere.
In early July, the Town Manager shared a memo with the Mayor, Board of Trustees, and Town Staff stating he would be seeking other employment.The Town Manager’s memo stated, “I have not set a timetable for this transition, but until then, I will continue to give 110% to ensure that the citizens of Granby get the effort that they deserve from the Town Manager and Staff. My family and I are so grateful for the support and friendships that we have made over the past two years in Granby. The Town of Granby has made enormous strides, and we are honored to have been given the opportunity to play a small part.”
The Blairs came to Granby in 2017, a time when growth and change in Granby was well underway. In their roles, they have worked tirelessly to help shape the community and they will be missed.
RMNP road resurfacing projects underway
Maintaining the highest continuous paved road in the US is no easy task at Rocky Mountain National Park. With a very limited construction season, park staff prioritizes carefully, using a variety of factors when planning for road projects.
This summer, crack resealing is being done on Bear Lake Road (on the east side) through August 9. On August 7th & 8th, they will be micro sealing the first 2 miles of the road and encourage all visitors entering on the east side to use the Fall River entrance to avoid lengthy delays.
On the west side, crack sealing will take place on Trail Ridge Road, from the Colorado River trailhead to the Grand Lake entrance through August 2nd. Crews will return to micro-resurface the stretch of roadway the week of September 9th. From August 12th-16th, micro-resurfacing will occur on Trail Ridge Road from Rock Cut to west of the Lava Cliffs Overlook.
Delays should be expected during these periods. To learn more, visit nps.gov.
Get ready – leftover licenses go on sale Tuesday, August 6th at 9 am MT. These licenses have gone through the draw process and still have quota remaining or have been returned to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) for refund/reissue. Hunters can purchase online, by phone at (800) 244-5613, at CPW offices and license retailers. The 2019 leftover list will be available at the beginning of August. Also, don’t forget OTC (over-the-counter) licenses go on sale August 8 at 9 am. Learn more at cpw.state.co.us/leftover.
Join GCHA for the 8th annual Taste of History
On Saturday, August 17th, at the Headwaters Center in Winter Park, join Grand County Historical Association (GCHA) for the 8th annual Taste of History Champagne Brunch fundraiser. Sample great food from around the county, experience exciting live and silent auctions, and mix and mingle with great friends. Proceeds from the event go directly towards historic preservation and education efforts in Grand County.
Tickets can be purchased online at tasteofhistory.brownpapertickets.com/ or stop by any GCHA museum during normal hours of operation to purchase tickets and learn more.
Mountain Family Center’s School Backpack program
Mountain Family Center provides backpacks full of school supplies to over 350 Grand County students each year. All children should be able to start the school year prepared, like their peers! If you are a parent who could benefit from this service, check with your school office to pick up a backpack. If you’d like to support this important program, visit: mountainfamilycenter.org.
Phone Scams on the rise
On Monday morning, an unknown caller falsely identifying himself as a Mountain Parks Electric (MPE) employee telephoned one of MPE’s customers, demanding immediate payment of $350 (by credit card). The caller said that someone was en route to his property to shut off electricity for non-payment. THIS IS A SCAM. This is not MPE. If you have any questions about your electric account, call MPE at (970) 887-3378.
Others have reported receiving calls from entities claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service, advising them their SSN has been suspended due to suspicious activity. Again, this is a scam.
Never give a caller any personal information, nor payment, without first investigating the authenticity of the claim.
2020 Census job opportunities
The US Census is coming in 2020 and they’re looking for people in Grand County to help with the count. Learn more and apply at 2020census.gov/en/jobs.
On Tuesday afternoon, a small fire was reported in the forest above the Lakota subdivision in Winter Park. Members of the East Grand Fire Protection District #4, Fraser Winter Park Police Department and Grand County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call and worked the scene until the Forest Service arrived. The 3/10 acre fire was confined to log decks from a logging operation in the area and did not threaten any structures. It was fully contained by Wednesday evening.