Headwaters Trails Alliance hosts 3rd annual Summer Pub Crawl

This year, the fundraiser’s journey will start on Friday, July 6th at 5:30 pm at Winter Park resort with 2 stops, then will continue through the Town of Winter Park for the rest of the trek . Grab a bike, trike, or pedaled moto of choice on this exciting but leisurely route. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Tickets include a free drink at 5 different locations along the trek.

Think red, white and blue and continue Independance day celebrations with this year’s theme… “Merca!” Costumes are highly recomended. For tickets, call HTA at (970) 726-1013.

Raise a Barn, Make a Difference

On Saturday, July 7th, volunteers are needed to help clean up the face of the Sombrero Stables in Grand Lake, an iconic Grand Lake structure. Volunteers will help with painting, weeding, sanding and scraping. The event starts at 8 am – bring gloves, a paint brush and a paint scraper. The work will help create space for woodworking, metalworking, pottery, glassblowing, etc. Sponsored by Colorful Creatives, Heart and Soul, and Rocky Mountain Wooden Boat School.

Search & Rescue coordinates rescue on Lone Eagle Peak

On Sunday, July 1, Grand County Search & Rescue (GCSAR) responded to a SPOT satellite locator activation on Lone Eagle Peak. Lone Eagle is about 7 miles in from Monarch Lake, in the Indian Peaks Wilderness and is a popular multi-pitch technical climb.

The subject had taken a fall on the final pitch and sustained serious injuries. The climbers were located by Flight for Life, who also flew several GCSAR members up into the valley.

A Blackhawk helicopter was deployed from Buckley Air Force Base, along with several members of Rocky Mountain Rescue. They were able to complete a hoist operation, evacuating the patient to Granby Airport for transfer to Flight for Life.

New Escape Room opens in Granby

There’s a new attraction in Grand County that offers an interactive experience suitable for the whole family: an Escape Room. Family-owned Rocky Mountain Lockdown, located at the corner of US 40 and Hwy 34 in Granby, opens with Prohibition 1925 – the Lucky Duck, where visitors travel back to the Prohibition era’s Lucky Duck Speakeasy. Soon, they’ll add two more Escape room options: What happened in Raven Woods? and, The Curse of the Evil Genie. Advance tickets and reservations are recommended. Call (970) 617-9026 or visit the website: rockymountainlockdown.com for all the details.

Fraser Valley Rec adds Adult Summer Lawn Games to activities

Fraser Valley Rec is launching an Adult Summer Lawn Games challenge for teams of two at the Fraser Valley Sports Complex. Every Friday in July, the teams will be challenged with a different game, including horseshoes, ladder ball, cornhole and badminton. The winners will be crowned “summer games champion” at the end of July. To register, go to fraservalleyrec.com.

Town of Winter Park offers slash removal

The Town assists residents with the removal of dead and disease infested trees and with trees removed to create defensible space around a structure. In response to requests from property owners, the Town will continue to accept slash from trees removed by commercial logging contractors. This year’s program will run from June 1, 2018 – September 28, 2018. More information on the program is available on the Town’s website: wpgov.com.

Fraser’s “The Drop” Trash and Recycling Facility opens Saturday

For the first time in eleven years, east Grand County has a public trash and recycling facility. The Drop, Fraser’s new Pay-As- You-Throw facility accepts trash in pre-purchased 40 gallon bags, available at the Fraser Town Hall and onsite, during business hours. Bag purchases will help offset the costs of free recycling. The facility is located at 442 CR 72 in Fraser, just west of the railroad underpass, and is open from 10 am – 7 pm, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays to accommodate the community and weekend visitors. For more information, visit the town’s website at: frasercolorado.com.

Fraser’s Website has a brand-new look

While the content remained mostly unchanged, the Town of Fraser has freshened their website’s look and gained better functionality. Visitors may now opt-in for updates, meeting agendas and Xpress Bill Pay. View the site at frasercolorado.com.

Get to Know Town Council Member Ferrari

During the April election, Art Ferrari was voted onto Winter Park’s Town Council. As the newest member of Council, the Town recently shared a little more information about him.

Art has lived in Winter Park for 26 years and enjoys how friendly everyone in the community is. He wanted to join Council in order to help make rational and responsible decisions for our town, and he’s looking forward to the employee housing projects that are in the works. In his free time, you’ll find him skiing, biking, shooting photography and producing local music events.

If you have any questions him, send an email to aferrari@wpgov.com. Thanks for serving on Town Council, Art!

New Patrol Boat hits the water

Tuesday marked the first official day on the water for the GCSO Patrol Boat! Its first mission, right out the gate, was the rescue of 6 stranded boaters, when their boat began taking on water and capsized in Columbine Bay! Lt. Dan Mayer and Sheriff Schroetlin responded and assisted them back to Highland Marina, along with the help of Grand County resident, Troy Nelson.