Christmas Train Hours

The Moffat Road Railroad Museum “Christmas Train” will have extended hours during the Christmas and New Years’ weeks. From December 23rd – January 5th, the museum will be open from 10 am to 5 pm Mondays through Saturdays and, from 12 to 4 pm on Sundays. 

“Come on down and experience the magic of The Christmas Train,” says museum director and chief engineer, Dave Naples. For more information, visit

Volunteer Opportunity

The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) needs approximately 24 more MOBILE and 6 KIOSK 50/50 Raffle sellers for the game this Sunday, December 22, when the Broncos take on the Detroit Lions!

The mobile sellers will begin at 11:30 am, working the tailgate crowds, then move into the stadium as the game starts and work through the end of half time. At that point, you are welcome to stay and watch the rest of the game (standing room only, the coordinator will tell you where to watch from.) Having all the Mobile seller openings filled allows NSCD to maximize the amount of money raised.  For each kiosk that is not open, NSCD misses out on thousands of dollars in fundraising, so ensuring all kiosks are open and selling is a top priority. Kiosk sellers will work from 12:30 until the end of the third quarter.

If you are already signed up, THANK YOU! You can have even more fun by working the 50/50 Raffle with a friend! To sign up, email or call the Volunteer Office at (970) 726-1546.

The Drop closure reminder

Fraser’s Pay-as-you-throw trash and recycling facility, located on CR 72 west of town, will be closed on Wednesday, December 25 and January 1. The center will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 7 pm. 

Join artist Karen Vance for the holidays

This holiday season, join artist Karen Vance at her studio and gallery at Club Meadowridge in Fraser. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, she hosts an Open House from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm. Registration for upcoming watercolor and oil painting classes is also now available. To register, call (970) 726-5837. 

Comp Center hosts night race training

The Winter Park Competition Center is offering night race training at Colorado Adventure Park on Wednesday nights. This is a great opportunity for community members and racers to come out and get in the gates with the help of professional Competition Center coaches. Participants must sign up in advance: (970) 726-1590.

Winter Park invites residents to “Take a Peek Behind the Curtain!”

Winter Park 101 gives a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of local government. Ever wonder what really happens in local government? Well, it turns out it couldn’t operate without you, the residents! Leading up to the April 2020 election, the Town of Winter Park is excited to present the new Winter Park 101 program, a two-part event designed to help you better understand how the Town operates and how you can be a part of it. 

Town Council Q&A

Wednesday, January 8, 5:30-6:30 pm

To kick things off, join several Town Council Members for a Q&A at The Perk Taproom. They’ll give you the inside scoop on what it means to serve on Town Council and how to run in the election.

Behind the Scenes of Winter Park

Wednesday, January 15, 5:30-7 pm

If the Q&A sparks your interest, get a deep dive into Town operations with the second Winter Park 101 event. Take a tour of Town Hall and other facilities, along with a run down from each department on how they operate and work with Town Council.

To learn more about Winter Park 101 and to RSVP, email Winter Park Town Clerk Dani Jardee:

Creative Funding Opportunity

Colorado Career Advancement Award FY20 is a reimbursable matching grant of up to $2,500 to support artists and creative businesses receive tangible business benefits, such as increased revenue, new audiences or improved management practices. 

Applicants may request up to $2,500. The request must be matched one-to-one with cash from other sources. For example, if an applicant requests $1,000, the total costs for the proposed activity must be at least $2,000 and the applicant must provide evidence of a personal or donated contribution of at least $1,000 in cash. For more information, visit

MPE discontinues LED rebate program

Ten years ago, a 60-watt equivalent LED light bulb of good quality cost over $40. These days, they sell for much less. On December 30th, Mountain Parks Electric (MPE) will discontinue the residential LED rebate program. All residential LED rebate receipts will need to be submitted by 5 pm on December 30, 2019 to qualify. For information, visit