Visitor Information position available in Granby
The Sulphur Ranger District is looking to fill a permanent Customer Service Representative for the Visitor Information Center in Granby. This position provides services such as greeting the public, providing visitor information, answering phones, selling maps and permits, updating the Forest website, networking with other information outlets, recruiting and supervising volunteers, and creating/updating handouts.Interested applicants should send a resume and the outreach response form to Reid Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Feb. 28, 2020.
John Henley Art Exhibit at Cozens Ranch Museum
John was born in rural Indiana, and was raised by depression era parents, who values simplicity and function, something he tries to continue to value today. As a young man, John began his artwork in photography. John has traveled the world, mostly Asia and the Pacific, and greatly attributes his outlook on life to this period. Johns Exhibit at Cozens Museum in Fraser is closing to make way for the next artist. There are still a couple of days left to see John Henley’s fantastic art! Through the end of the month, 50% of sale proceeds go to GCHA. Stop by Cozens Ranch and pick up your one of a kind piece from this nationally recognized artist! See more of his incredible art at https://johnhenleydesigns.com/ To learn more about history and art please email email@example.com or call 970-726-5488
Fireside Market and Eatery
“Za” the Sushi Chef for Fireside Market is moving back to his home country of Japan. They are actively searching for a new sushi chef and hope to offer more hand rolled fresh sushi in the future but for now sushi has been discontinued. No more $5 Friday Sushi!
TIPS Volunteer Training
Be a TIPS Certified Volunteer at Blues From The Top Music Festival. Why not, it’s free to get trained! The Fraser Winter Park Police Department is hosting FREE Responsible Alcohol Vendor Classes the second Tuesday in March, May, and June. Participants will receive a Responsible Alcohol Vendor Certification (equivalent to TIPS training) valid for three years. It is required for all bar volunteers to be Responsible Alcohol Vendor Certificated. For more information, email Town Clerk Dani Jardee or visit the class calendar at wpgov.com.
Daffodils fundraiser is March 10
Northwest Colorado Health is holding its Hospice Daffodils fundraiser on March 10 to support hospice and palliative care services in Grand County. Bunches of 10 or more can be ordered online at northwestcoloradohealth.org/daffodils. Online orders will be delivered March 10. Daffodils also may be purchased 12 to 5 pm, March 10 at City Market in Granby. Daffodils are $5 for per bunch, $24 for five bunches and $46 for 10 bunches. For more information, call (970) 871-7609.
Pole Creek Golf Club ranked #1
In their 18th CAGGY Awards for 2020, Colorado AvidGolfer ranked Pole Creek Golf Club in Tabernash their top pick, #1 Best Mountain Course, followed by #2 Breckenridge Golf Club, Breckenridge, and #3 Red Sky Golf Club-Norman, Wolcott.
Did you know that the 2020 Census website can easily be translated into many non-English languages? With the simple click of a button, our content is readily available in Spanish and many others. Simply mouse over the dropdown option in the upper right-hand portion of the screen, choose the language you want, and that’s all there is to it! Hopefully this is helpful for your local outreach activities. Any questions just give me a shout – cheers!
Educational Opportunity for teachers
Are you a teacher looking for a fun and interactive way to teach your students about geology or dinosaurs?
Join Dinosaur National Monument for a virtual field trip! Park rangers will bring your class on a journey to Dinosaur National Monument to learn about fossils, dinosaurs, and paleontology of the late Jurassic environment revealed in the rock layer known as the Morrison Formation. One of the most famous dinosaur quarry sites in the world was discovered here in 1909. Fossils from the dinosaur quarry are on display in museums throughout the world. A section of the quarry was preserved with many bones left in place as they were found. Today, the quarry still contains 1,500 fossilized dinosaur bones preserved in place. Bones are visible of Apatosaurus, Allosaurus, Camarasaurus, Diplodocus and Stegosaurus.
In this lesson, students can learn about fossils, dinosaurs,geology, geologic time, earth history, and adaptation.
Applications are currently being accepted through the end of March, and available times can be found at: education.skype.com.
Mountain Family Center Cooking Classes
Each week, Miss Bailey and Miss Jordyn (the MFC Nutrition and Wellness team) bring fun and interactive nutrition classes to over 40 students in Grand County. They teach 3-4 classes per week, covering topics such as food exploration, basic preparation and cooking skills, healthy food choices and movement/physical activity. For more information, visit MountainFamilyCenter.org.
Colorado Avalanche Update
Since Sunday night, strong northwest winds have drifted snow onto easterly and south-facing slopes. This is true on a statewide scale. No matter where you travel, you will have to identify and avoid these freshly drifted slabs.
When we dig down beneath these fresh slabs, we see a snowpack that looks different from zone to zone. The avalanche danger is mostly Moderate (Level 2 of 5) in Colorado today but big differences exist from the north to the south as we dive into the details.
In the Northern Mountains and most of the Central Mountains, forecasters described the danger as the upper-end of Moderate or “scary” Moderate. The concern is that if you trigger an avalanche on a wind-drifted slope, it could be very large, wide, and potentially deadly. Easterly and south-facing slopes are where we have this combination of newly wind-deposited snow over deeply buried weak layers.
The avalanche danger in the Southern Mountains is also Moderate. Although the avalanche danger level is the same, the conditions are quite different. The chance that an avalanche breaks down on deeper layers is much less. Forecasters in the Southern Mountains continue to point to east and southeast-facing slopes where past loading events have produced a few deeper avalanches.
If you are traveling in the backcountry, Know Before You Go and visit colorado.gov/avalanche.
SCAM ALERT: Avoiding U.S. Census Scams
It’s almost time for that once-a-decade tradition of counting every person living in the U.S. also known as the U.S. Census. The official head count has already officially begun in Alaska and Census Day is April 1st. In an effort to make sure that census is safe for all participants, the Census Bureau offers these following safety tips to keep in mind:
Avoiding Online Census Scams:
It is important to know that the Census Bureau will not send unsolicited emails to request your participation in the 2020 Census. Further, during the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask for:
– Your Social Security number
– Your bank account or credit card numbers
– Money or donations
In addition, the Census Bureau will not contact you on behalf of a political party.
Staying safe at home:
If someone visits your home to collect a response for the 2020 Census, you can do the following to verify their identity:
– First, check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
– If you still have questions about their identity, you can call (800) 923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.
Reporting Suspected Census Fraud
If you suspect fraud, call (800) 923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative. If it is determined that the visitor who came to your door does not work for the Census Bureau, contact your local police department.