Open House for Sheep Mountain Fuels Project

The Bureau of Land Management will be hosting a public open house in Granby Monday, March 16th to provide information about its proposal to reduce hazardous fuels for wildfires on Sheep Mountain, about 5 miles west of Fraser.

Under the proposal, 162 acres of BLM land and 24 acres of private land would be logged using traditional equipment in primarily dead lodgepole pine. In areas where mechanical logging is not feasible, such as near drainages and on steep slopes, trees would be cut by hand.

The project would salvage beetle-killed trees, facilitate healthy forest regeneration, and reduce the amount of fuels for wildfires that could threaten private land and structures.

The open house meeting will run from 3-5 pm at the Granby Fire Station, 60500 U.S. Highway 40.

Permaculture Workshop

Infinite West is hosting a Permaculture Garden Design Workshop at the Fraser Valley Library on Tuesday, March 17 from 6-7:30 pm. Professional Permaculturist, Trish Cyman, will present and teach permaculture garden planning and design. This is your opportunity to learn what is necessary for permaculture garden planning and how to apply permaculture principles and techniques for successful high-altitude growing. Receive expert guidance in planning, designing, and drawing your own permaculture growing beds. You will have real-time answers to your specific questions regarding YOUR growing space. Please come ready to learn and get creative!

Granby PAC 

The Public Arts Committee (PAC) is searching for new members to help serve the community. The Committee is in charge of planning, programming, procuring, installing, and maintaining public art projects and artworks within the Town of Granby. This is a great opportunity to be able to express your artistic side as well as help to beautify the Town. 

Submissions should address: Why you are interested in joining the PAC Board?; What other, if any, civic organizations are you involved in and what were your accomplishments?; and, Why do you think you would be a good fit to serve as a member of the PAC Board?

Interested applicants should send their letter of interest to Town Clerk Deb Hess: by Wednesday, March 18th.  

East Grand Fire Spring Academy

If you are interested in becoming a part of East Grand Fire, now is the time! The Fire District is accepting applications for their 2020 spring academy until March 18th. If you have any questions about what it takes to become an East Grand Firefighter, contact Lt. Henry at (970) 726-5824. An application is available at:

Historical Internship Opportunities

Grand County Historical Association (GCHA) is looking for two part-time paid (12 hours per week, $12 an hour) summer interns to join them once the snow melts. The interns will be responsible for assisting with multiple aspects of museum work, must be able to work independently and under supervision, as well as be reliable and possess a positive attitude. Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 18 and residents of Grand County at the time of the internship.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, specifically addressing what about the position most interests you, a list of three things you would like to learn more about through the internship, a letter of recommendation from a non-family member, and which location you are applying to work at: Cozens Ranch Museum in Fraser; or, Pioneer Village Museum in Hot Sulphur Springs. 

Applications will be accepted through April 30th. Please submit all materials electronically to Executive Director Shanna Ganne: Call (970) 725-3939 with any questions

Fraser Mountain Mural Fest returns

Mark your calendars! The second annual Fraser Mountain Mural Fest will be held on August 7 & 8, 2020. Artists’ submissions are now open. Submit by May 15, 2020 at

Each artist selected will receive a $500 stipend, along with a chance to win up to $2,500 for the coveted People’s Choice award!

Upcoming HTI Career Fair

A career fair for the Homegrown Talent Initiative will be hosted on April 29 at East Grand School District offices. Interested businesses can reach out to Middle Park High School Principal Cindy Rimmer to sign up at

Appreciating God’s World

Lord of the Valley Lutheran Church hosts a travelogue on New Zealand on Friday, March 20th at 2:30 pm. Appetizers will be served before the 30 to 40 minute presentations with questions following. The purpose of these presentations is to increase understanding of cultures different than ours and learning from the people who are a part of these cultures. As Mark Twain said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness.”  For more information call (970) 887-9252.

Closing Weekend at Bluebird Backcountry

This Sunday, March 15, marks the last day of Bluebird Backcountry’s first season. To celebrate the short and sweet run, they are hosting events through the weekend. Saturday will feature a Bonfire at the Perch and a Closing Day Party will take place on Sunday. To find out more about this extraordinary little human-powered outdoor adventure, visit

New local service available

Civil fingerprinting is now being offered through the Granby Police Department located at Zero Jasper Ave. The available times for this service are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. If you need fingerprinting done, you must sign up and make an appointment through or by calling (844) 539-5539.

Out for a walk? Bring a bag!

With daylight savings in full swing, the days are starting to lengthen and we are getting outside more and more. With warmer, longer days, the snow is starting to melt, and the remnants of a long winter are starting to show. While you are out on a walk, please bring a small bag and pick up any trash you spot along the way – it’s great exercise! Dog owners are reminded to please pick up after your pets before the runoff moves to our local streams and rivers. If you left a little package or two over the winter, now is the time to go back and retrieve it! Thank you for doing your part to keep our streets and neighborhoods clean!