County Road 8 Bridge Closure

The County Road 8 bridge replacement project is anticipated to begin on August 12. The road closure at the bridge will divert all traffic on CR 8 and Wapiti Drive up Wapiti Drive and down CR 804 for travel. The bridge replacement is expected to take three months to complete. Bus stops located on CR 8 and Wapiti Drive will be suspended until all required inspections of the new bridge are complete. With more traffic being diverted up Wapiti Drive and down CR 804, please be courteous and aware of your surroundings to prevent any unwanted incidents. Allow extra travel time for the increased distances in your commute.

IKON pass adds A-Basin to 2019-2020 season

The Ikon Pass community continues to grow with the addition of Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in Colorado. Now Ikon Pass holders have access to snow at 40 global destinations, including six in Colorado.

Affectionately known as “The Legend,” A-Basin sits on the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains and offers a high-alpine, big-mountain experience, paired with a laid-back atmosphere. Its 1,428 acres of iconic terrain includes the East Wall and Montezuma Bowl, plus The Beavers and The Steep Gullies, some of North America’s newest terrain. 

Ikon Pass holders will have seven-day access to A-Basin on the Ikon Pass with no blackout dates, and five-day access on the Ikon Base Pass, with selected blackout dates.

CPW urges hunters to log in early to reserve hunt locations

As of this week, hunters can head over to Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s (CPW) Hunting Reservation Page, learn more about the hunting opportunities on 21 properties (primarily offering small game and waterfowl), and log on to their account in CPW’s new Hunting Reservation System.

Although reservations will not be available until August 18, 2019, hunters should visit the new online system beginning today to make sure they can log into their account and are familiar with the online system. CPW is encouraging the online reservation system option for hunters hoping to quickly secure a popular location.

Hunting reservations can be made online or by phone starting at 12 am on the morning of August 18th. Hunters must make reservations for all properties that require them – either online or through the new reservation phone number: (800) 244-5613. Hunt site reservations will continue to be free at participating locations. 

For more information regarding the 2019 Hunt Site Reservation system, visit

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 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:

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

Rendezvous Way & Ski Idlewild Road Closures

Rendezvous Way will be closed at Highway 40 and Ski Idlewild Road will be closed at Sawyer Circle Monday, August 12 to Thursday, August 15 at noon.

A detour route guiding traffic around this closure will be in place and the road closure will NOT impact any of the events scheduled for the Rendezvous Event Center or in Hideaway Park.

This closure is to allow the contractors to install the infrastructure for the Roam subdivision and the Winter Park Rendezvous Center, which will house the future Winter Park Information Center. Contact Town Hall at (970) 726-8081 for more information.

Fraser Project Updates

The new section of CR 72 around The Drop Pay-as-you-throw (PAYT)  trash and recycling facility is now open with final touches underway for drainage and hydro-seeding.

All tasks are now complete for the Hwy 40 Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project aside from a new guardrail to be installed along the Headwaters Trails Alliance building. Final inspections that should be complete after the guardrail installation.

Replacement of a segment of waterline along Doc Susie Ave by the Fraser Valley Baptist Church is anticipated to begin on August 5 accompanied with road closures in the vicinity.

Touch a Truck Day Coming to Granby

Bring the kids out for an exciting morning of big trucks, dump trucks, fire trucks and even a Med-Evac chopper. Touch a Truck Day is a hands on experience for the entire family (parents must accompany children). This free event will be held at the Middle Park High School Parking Lot from 10 am until noon on Saturday, August 10th. Kids will get the opportunity to see what it’s like to sit behind the wheel of the really big rigs!

If you have a big truck or piece of equipment and are interested in being a sponsor of Touch a Truck Day, or would like more information about the event, call the Granby Rec Department at (970) 887-3961.

Granby Rec offers Wolverine Mini Cheerleading Program

Open to kids K – 5th grade can join the Granby Recreation Department and The Studio coaches for a fun and creative football cheerleading program! Participants will learn cheers and dances to be performed at the Wolverine youth football games, and at an MPHS game. Practices will be held on the grassy area, just west of the Granby Elementary School playground on Wednesdays, August 21 – early October, from 4:30 – 6 pm. The cost is $65, plus a $50 refundable uniform deposit.  Attendance at all practices is NOT mandatory. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call the Granby Rec Department at (970) 887-3961.

Volunteer Opportunities

Grand County Historical Association needs volunteers to help out at the 8th annual Taste of History Champagne Brunch on Saturday, August 17th. Email

Indian Peaks Traverse Coalition still needs a few more volunteers to help armor a wet section of Broken Thumb trail this Saturday, August 10, starting at 8 am. Sign up on their Facebook Page.