Slash pile burning continues
Firefighters across the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests have been able to take advantage of snow conditions this winter to successfully burn over 17,000 slash piles, improving forest health conditions. Check inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648/ to learn more.
Nutrition and Cooking Class
Mountain Family Center is offering a free six-week cooking class for adults with pre-diabetes and diabetes diagnoses. You’ll learn how to create healthy and delicious meals to prevent or manage your diagnosis and strategies for meal planning, how to save money at the grocery store and much more. The classes will be held Tuesdays, starting February 11, from 5-7 pm in the Lion’s Club Educational Kitchen at Mountain Family Center. For more information and to register, call Jordyn or Bailey at (970) 557-3186.
2020 Census job opportunities
The 2020 US Census is coming and they’re still looking for people in Grand County to help with the count. Learn more and apply at 2020census.gov/en/jobs.
Our street operators have been busy with snow management operations which include snow removal, maintaining snow plows, equipment, loaders, and dump trucks.
Public Works would like to remind all residents to put out and retrieve their trash cans promptly to allow efficient snow removal and prevent damage to trash cans and snow plow equipment. Also, please pay attention to parking restriction signage so that we can effectively conduct snow management operations.
Interested in public service?
The towns of Fraser, Grand Lake and Winter Park have several seats open on their Board of Trustees/Town Council. Interested parties must submit their completed nomination packets by January 27 to be considered. Local elections will take place on Tuesday, April 7th. Stop by Town Hall for more information.
Stagecoach Classic: Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Mountain Family Center and the Winter Park & Fraser Chamber are still in need of volunteers for this Saturday’s Stagecoach Classic cross-country ski race and tour. The race takes place on Saturday, January 25th and they need help with the Registration Table, Aid Stations, Start and Finish Line, and more. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and pint glass as well as complimentary soup and a drink. Contact Amy Robison for more information and to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 363-7567.
Wells Fargo Ski Cup: Volunteer Opportunities are now posted for the 45th annual event February 21-23, 2020. Existing volunteers and new volunteers can sign up at Volgistics. For more information, call (970) 726-2546.
Winter Park Citizen Survey Results Now Available
During the Town of Winter Park Council Retreat in 2019, the group identified several major objectives for 2019-2020. One of those objectives focused on developing measures to gauge community and citizen satisfaction for the first time.
To achieve this, a simple 22 question survey was developed based on questions frequently used in professional and comprehensive citizen surveys. The survey focused on understanding resident feelings around quality of life, amenities in Winter Park and the services provided by the Town through multiple-choice questions.
The survey was open for 2 months and collected 370 responses. In general, responses aligned with the Town’s expectations and many answers were similar to national averages. Items around recreation, safety and transportation scored well above the national average while availability of housing scored lower than the average (but was on par with Winter Park’s peers).
With these responses, the Town is able to get a pulse on community sentiment and establish a benchmark to measure progress. Full results can be found at wpgov.com.
PRC Childbirth Prep Classes
Calling all parents to be with due dates in March, April, May, and early June….. PRC will be hosting Childbirth Preparation Classes on Saturday, Feb 15th, Saturday, Feb 22nd and Saturday, Feb 29th from 11 am to 2 pm. Classes will be held at the Pregnancy Resource Connection. Dress for comfort. The classes are FREE, pre-registration is required. Please call (970) 887-3617 to reserve your spot!
Daddy/Daughter Dance set for February 1
The 17th Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance to be held on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Inn at Silvercreek Ballroom. The dance is available to all young ladies ages 3 and over, along with the adult escort of their choice. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served and a DJ will play your favorite dance tunes and coordinate fun games.
Tickets are $35/couple and $5/additional child and can be purchased at the FVMRD Offices at the Grand Park Recreation Center or the Granby Recreation Department located at the Granby Town Hall. Pre-purchased tickets include coupons for local restaurants that can be used the night of the event for dinner discounts.