25th annual National Public Lands Day

Grand County hosts the largest and longest-running National Public Lands Day in the Nation Saturday. Join Headwaters Trails Alliance (HTA) and other volunteers for Grand County’s 25th year of participating in the largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands!  Registration begins at 7 am at the Inn at SilverCreek with a continental breakfast. Volunteers will be transported to the worksite of their choice (6 volunteer projects to choose from SEE PG12 for more details). End the day with a catered dinner, music and an awards ceremony, with giveaways and door prizes for volunteers. 

This year projects include; a river cleanup on the Colorado River with the BLM, Trail improvements in the Phases Trail System with the BLM and HTA, Sherman Creek trail improvements with the USFS, Turnpike installment on Serendipity Trail with HTA, and East Shore Trail improvements with NPS and HTA.  For information, call (970) 887-4120 or email bj.duffy@usda.gov.

Monitor electrical usage with new app

Want to see your monthly, daily and hourly electric usage? Now you can. Simply login to Mountain Parks Electric’s new SmartHub customer portal (or download the free app) and register. Login at: mpei.smarthub.coop/.

Lift Transit operating on Fall Schedule

The Black Line is operating on an hourly basis, departing the site of the future Transit Center in Winter Park on the hour from 7 am – 2 am; and, the Regional Line, with service to Granby, departs Winter Park Resort at 7:30 am; 2 pm; 6 pm; 8 pm & 10:30 pm. To view the full schedule, visit wpgov.com.

Audiology services now available in the valley

On Friday, September 20, Cory Workman, Au.D., began seeing new patients at the Community Hearing Center, 91 E Agate Ave, Unit B, in Granby. The board-certified Doctor of Audiology from Estes Park Audiology will schedule and see patients several times per month for diagnostic hearing evaluation, hearing aid evaluation, selection and repair as well as other hearing services. To schedule an appointment, call (970) 586-5255. estesparkaudiology.com

Educational Opportunities

Grand Park Community Rec Center hosts American Red Cross CPR/AID training on Wednesday, October 2, from 6 – 8 pm. The certification is good for two years and the class cost is $65 in-district. Register by September 27th by calling (970) 726-8968 or visit fraservalleyrec.org.

The Fraser Winter Park Police Department will be hosting FREE Responsible Alcohol Vendor Classes the second Tuesday of every month at the Winter Park Town Hall. Classes are open to anyone in Grand County, regardless of where you work, and certification is good for three years. For information, call Officer Jeff Malchow at (970) 722-7779 or email jmalchow@wpgov.com.

Fall is here, and so is the Winter Volunteer Application!

With the arrival of fall, the days are getting colder and shorter – the snow must be coming! If you are planning to volunteer again with the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) this winter, now is a good time get your application completed so that you will have a wide selection of training clinics and refreshers. These clinics do fill up and we want to make certain that everyone gets their training done before the season kicks into high gear in January. It takes just a few minutes of your time – complete the application today and you can enjoy the changing fall colors secure in the knowledge that you’re all set to have another great winter with NSCD.

Also, there is still time to join the Volunteer2Peer Challenge and fundraise for NSCD while spreading the word about our programs. As long as you raise just $15 dollars, you’ll owe nothing for the 2019-20 season. (Background check fees of approximately $16, paid separately by the volunteer, may be required and are not included in fundraising.)

Volunteer Opportunities

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is looking for volunteers to sell 50/50 raffle tickets at the Denver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars home game on Sunday, September 29th. For information, call (970) 726-1546.

Hockey Registration is open! 

Players must be registered to join our practices and play games with our teams. All players must register with USA Hockey prior to registering with FVHA. There is a mandatory SafeSport meeting for all parents, including Mites, October 7th and players October 8th – be sure to add this to your calendar.

Important Links:

USA Hockey Registration: usahockeyregistration.com/

FVHA Registration: fraservalleyhockey.com;

Equipment Rental Registration: fraservalleyhockey.sportngin.com;

Scholarship Information: fraservalleyhockey.com/scholarships.

Peewee, Bantam, and Midgets could have games scheduled as early as September 28th, and Squirts could play as early as October 19th. Dryland, Mites/Mini Mites and Learn to Skate will start in November.

Coaches and team managers are still being determined. Contact Fraser Valley Hockey Association at (970) 531-1605 if you are interested in helping out.