Cranmer Chapel Dinners continue
The popular Cranmer Chapel dinners continue through the end of March. Held at the Cranmer Chapel, located in downtown Winter Park at 75 High Country Drive, the dinners take place every other Friday, from 5-7 pm. Meals are scheduled 2/12, 2/26, 3/12 and 3/26.
The menus and sponsors vary with each free dinner, and due to COVID-19 restrictions, only take-out meals are available. All are welcome to stop by and pick up a hot meal to go.
Grand County is known for its beautiful vistas, abundant wildlife, and adventurous outdoor recreation opportunities. There is no doubt that tourism is a major driver of our economy. Nevertheless, during times like now, when we are asking our residents to take extra precautions for the safety of our community, we must also ask the same of our guests.
Before responsibly roaming our vast outdoors and quaint mountain towns, we ask that visitors please read the following advisories and expectations: co.grand.co.us/1289/Visitor-Resources.
Winter trail grooming map now available
This week, Headwaters Trails Alliance released the 2021 edition winter trail grooming map for the Fraser Valley. The map can be found at headwaterstrails.org/trail-maps/. Please practice proper groomed trail etiquette when using the trails.
Get your Blues On!
Grand County Blues Society is excited to announce that they will be hosting a contest for the month of February! This one is for the whole family, so grab your kids and a camera and let’s get our “Blues On”!
How it Works: Take a video of your kid/s playing an instrument and singing the blues. Post the video on GCBS’ Facebook page or on your Instagram. Make sure you follow: @bluestarconnection @GrandCountyBlues and @BluesfromtheTop and tag all three in your Instagram video post for a chance to win! Make sure the post is set to public so your entry counts.
Don’t worry, no one is expecting perfection! GCBS is just looking to brighten the newsfeed with adorable kiddos and some live music! Winners will receive a copy of Frankie Finds the Blues by Joel Harper. grandblues.org
Girl Scout Cookies are here!
Our local Granby, Grand Lake and Hot Sulphur Springs Girl Scout Troop is hosting a drive-thru cookie booth on February 6th from 10 am – 2 pm at the Granby Elementary School bus loop.
Come support your local girl scouts by purchasing cookies to help them reach their goals of going to horse camp next year and continuing their community service work!
If you can’t eat them, treat them! by donating boxes to their Hometown Heroes program. This year, they will be using proceeds to donate cookies to those affected by the East Troublesome Fire and first responders.
COVID-19 has changed the way you can buy Girl Scout cookies. Digital sales and drive-thru booths are the new platforms being offered to help keep you safe as you interact with the troop during cookie season. You can order online and pick up at the drive thru, or order in-person on Saturday.
Ride On with The Lift
Due to COVID-19, the buses must operate at 50% capacity. Riders are asked to please be patient and courteous. Masks are required for all riders over the age of 10. To help plan your trip, QR codes have been added to all stops along Main Street to track when the next bus is arriving – or download the Lift Rider app to see buses in real-time.
If you don’t feel comfortable riding the bus, there is also a paid ride service provided on weekends and holidays for Winter Park, Fraser and Meadowridge. Call (833) 274-3397 to schedule a ride.
Grand Lake Winter Carnival goes Virtual
Grand Lake’s signature winter event has gone virtual for 2021. “It’s a Marshmallow World” event organizers have gotten creative, offering a number of events that can be done from anywhere. The events include a Bobsled Derby, Marshmallow Catapults and a Snowflake Art Contest. Entry deadlines vary and there are some great prizes to be had. To learn more, visit gograndlake.com.
RMNP aligns with presidential mask order
To protect the health of those who live, work, and visit national parks and National Park Service (NPS) facilities, and in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing the NPS has implemented a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners and contractors.
At Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), face masks are now required in all park buildings and facilities. Masks are also required throughout RMNP when physical distancing cannot be maintained, including narrow or busy trails, parking lots, pull-offs and overlooks.
Park rangers are on duty to provide information, protect visitors and park resources, and uphold this requirement. For more information, visit nps.gov/romo.
NSCD’s RethinkAbility Ski Challenge engages ski and ride enthusiasts from their traditional flagship event, with a socially distanced and exciting way to support the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD).
Rethink the traditional ski challenge with an individual goal of accruing the most vertical feet skiing or riding at Winter Park Resort in February 2021. Skip the lift lines on us! Register for the RethinkAbility Ski Challenge and schedule your ski day!
Prizes for most vertical feet. Guaranteed ski reservation. This event is open to everyone!
The RethinkAbility Ski Challenge is a vertical feet contest for individuals to ski or ride the most vertical feet in one day at Winter Park Resort. Each racer will be equipped with a Flaik tracker and can schedule their ski day anytime from February 1st – 25th.
Have some socially distanced fun while supporting the NSCD! #RethinkAbility
Not a skier? No problem! You can still participate by setting up a fundraising page to support the National Sports Center for the Disabled adaptive outdoor experiences for those with disabilities!
To register and learn more, log on to nscd.org
Winter Fusion 2021
Middle Park Medical Foundation (MPMF) invites you to join them in a self-propulsion fundraiser to raise scholarship funds. This is an online, self-propelled fundraising, mileage, and vertical elevation gain contest using the following modes of travel: xc-ski, skate ski, ski touring, and/or snowshoe. Individuals or teams can raise funds by obtaining donations through peer to peer fundraising within the period from February 6 to March 7th, 2021. Participants receive 20% off day passes at Bluebird Backcountry.
Prizes will be awarded in three categories:
- Most funds raised wins $500 gift certificate to Two Pines Supply
- Highest mileage vertical gain combination achieved. Prize TBD
- Hash-tagged photo with the most engagements on Facebook or Instagram. Prize TBD
Funds raised go toward the MPMF Scholarship Fund. Since 2010, we have awarded over $50,000 to residents of Grand County. These scholarship dollars enhance the lives of recipients by affording them further education opportunities and relieving the financial burden brought on by the overwhelming cost of medical education. The scholarships target Middle Park Health employees, local high school students and other local residents looking to enter the medical field. Learn more and get registered at middleparkhealth.org.