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Muftic: Economics front and center presidential debate

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 6:13pm
A mini-firestorm between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush about job creation and part time workers got me digging into the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) site to find just how many part-time workers wanted to work full time. What I found was the number of part-time workers in June seeking full-time jobs (2 million) is not a high percentage of either part-timers or of the total 149 million labor force. While important to each individual affected, only 10 percent of all part-timers were actually seeking full-time employment. About 78 percent of part-timers were part-timers by choice and the rest …

Grand County Search and Rescue saves man at Bowen Lake

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 1:57pm
Grand County Search and Rescue Called for Second High Altitude Rescue in Three WeeksGrand County Search and Rescue was paged at 4:54 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, for a 20-year-old male, at Bowen Lake with probable altitude sickness at the 11,400-foot high lake. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office was alerted through a Delorme “In Reach” two way satellite paging\texting device. This device is different than the PLB (personal locator beacon) used during last week’s mission in the Meadow Creek area. The Delorme device gives an exact GPS location and allows for two way communication through a third party rescue center.The subject …

Winter Park, Granby Ranch Bike Patrols keep trails safe

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:17am
Every year hundreds of thousands of people from across the state and throughout the world take the long, often tedious and sometimes dangerous roads into the high country to reach Grand County. They come for the scenery, for the atmosphere and to get away. Many will come to hurtle down our mountain slopes at incredible speeds. More than a few of these people will spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars for a few days in the high country, living a life they can only dream of on vacation. For a few lucky souls though that dream is something of …

YMCA, Adam’s Camp build new facility

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:17am
YMCA of the Rockies and Adam’s Camp are moving forward with the construction of a new 6,500 square-foot facility at Snow Mountain Ranch.The two organizations will split the cost of the new $2.8 million building, which will include a space for conducting intensive developmental therapies and a commercial kitchen to accommodate the approximately 1,000 Adam’s Camp participants that travel to Snow Mountain Ranch each summer, said Sarah Hartway with Adam’s Camp. Adam’s Camp is an adventure camp that provides intensive, multi-disciplinary therapy to children with developmental disabilities.The organization brings campers to Snow Mountain Ranch for five weeks each summer, Hartway …

New Grand Lake horse manure codes proposed by citizens

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:17am
Grand Lake is a town where old western charm meets modern mountain appeal. That dichotomy, between old and new, traditional and modern, is both an asset to the community and a recurring source of friction, as multiple competing interests are often weighed at the municipal government level.This friction often takes shape in debates surrounding Grand Lake’s municipal codes; from property set backs to signage requirements the city government of Grand Lake regularly finds itself addressing issues arising from the struggle between the classical and the contemporary. At the Grand Lake Board of Trustees meeting Monday night July 27 the Town of Grand …

Fraser Experimental Forest tour set for Aug. 1

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:57am
Do you ever wonder what goes on at the end of St. Louis Creek Road? Join Banning Starr and Douglas McLain, resident scientists, as we tour the camp, examine old maps and photos, and learn about the special work going on for decades in this unique research station.Bring your water, sun screen, and brown bag lunch. After touring the camp and its historic buildings, people may extend the visit with a more hearty walk or drive to remote research areas.The Fraser Experimental Forest, located just outside of the Town of Fraser, was established in 1937. The purpose for its creation …

Trail Ridge Road resurfacing project begins July 29

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:49am
On Wednesday, July 29, weather permitting, a resurfacing project will begin on Trail Ridge Road from Lava Cliffs to the Colorado River Trailhead, an approximate 14-mile section. During the project, traffic will be reduced to one lane, and 15-minute delays should be expected.These delays will take place through Aug. 21 with intermittent delays up to Sept. 1. Work is not planned to take place during weekends. The parking lot at Lava Cliffs along Trail Ridge Road and half of the Timber Lake Trailhead parking lot on the west side will be closed during this project for the staging of materials.Timber …

Granby aviation museum greeting visitors, locals for free this weekend

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:49am
On Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. volunteers of the Friends of Granby Airport will be greeting visitors and local residents interested in learning more about the Granby-area aviation history at the Emily Warner Field Aviation Musem.International historic figures as President Dwight Eisenhower and Charles Lindbergh have connections to our community that are outlined in museum exhibits.Come and learn more. Admission is free. …

Shining Stars welcomes 250 people to Grand County for week of adventure

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:33am
The Shining Stars Foundation will be welcoming over 50 children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses and their families to Grand County for a week of activities July 29 through Aug. 2,.Activities for the five-day overnight camp include a day at Winter Park Resort, a day in Grand Lake, boating, fishing, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, a rodeo, concerts, Recreation Center activities, a cooking class, tubing, museum visit, and many others. The camp’s headquarters will be at Beaver Village Lodge, but families are staying throughout the Winter Park and Fraser community.“Not only does this camp give the families a …

Cello Club announces farewell concert

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:29am
The Grand County Cello Club “Cellobration” will present one last free concert on Friday, July 31,at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church before members disappear to California, Indiana and Salida.The group was formed in early 2008 by Roger Shaw and his students. It has been meeting almost weekly since and has developed into a stable group worth hearing. For the past several years Michele Simmons, Lisa VonderHaar, DeVonna Wolfe and Shaw have enjoyed working together to steadily improve in all aspects of ensemble playing.Their repertoire is wide ranging, including a John Phillip Sousa march, a rumba, the Prayer from …

Grand County Real Estate Transactions, July 19-25, 2015

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:29am
Grand County transactions July 19-25Summit at SilverCreek Bldg 4, Unit 4302 – Debra Zitzka and Doreen M Schmidt Sumerlin to Michael and Jennifer Max, $105,000Ptarmigan Bend Townhomes Lot 35, Block MH - Oscar Lamm to Richard Didonato and Toni Leuthold, $215,000Pole Creek Timbers Subdivision Lot 10 – European Investment Group III LLC to Wayne and Amy Ehlert, $68,000Fraser 1st – Eastom Block 10, Lots 39,40 – Melanie Zwick and Angie Ochsner to Mark Bishop, $180,000Trademark Condominiums Unit 1, Bldg 2 – Justin and Caroline Coppin to Laurie and George Eddy IV, $542,000Silversage Subdivision Lot 32, Block 3 – Raymond and …

Winter Park biker takes silver in women’s Nationals

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 6:13pm
Downhill mountain biking isn’t for the faint of heart.Riders navigate their bikes down complex and unforgiving trails at speeds that are literally break-neck.It’s in this chaotic, high-stakes environment that Jacqueline Thomas thrives.Many will recognize Thomas, 25, from Le Feet Lab, the boot-fitting and foot specialist business she and her father Jacques operate in Winter Park.But there’s a lot more to her than a good-fitting pair of boots. Thomas won second place in the women’s pro downhill at USA Cycling’s 2015 Mountain Biking Nationals in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., on Sunday, July 19.She’s the first female member of Trestle Bike Park’s mountain …

Assistant district attorney resigns

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:29pm
The 14th Judicial District’s assistant district attorney has resigned.Han Ng, who held the position since 2012, resigned on July 15, said Donna Zulian with the 14th Judicial District.Zulian would not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding Ng’s resignation and did not know when a replacement would be named. District Attorney Brett Barkey will appoint Ng’s replacement, Zulian said.The 14th Judical District encompasses Grand, Moffat and Routt counties. Ng worked primarily from the district’s Hot Sulphur Springs office. …

Proposed West Grand rec district to revisit service plan

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:21pm
The Three Rivers Park and Recreation District Committee will head back to the drawing board after the proposed district’s biggest property owner opted out.Climax Molybdenum Company, which operates the Henderson Mill in Grand County, wrote a letter to the Grand County Board of Commissioners requesting that it be excluded from the proposed district.The board of commissioners held a public hearing on the district’s service plan on Tuesday, June 21.Scott Spade and Rebecca Guthrie, committee members and spokespeople for the proposed district, told commissioners that they were taken off guard by Climax’s request for exclusion and initially challenged whether the request …

Grand County welcomes back Chef Jean-Claude Cavalera

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:13pm
From the Savoy Hotel in London to the Warwick International in Denver, French born Chef Jean-Claude Cavalera has crisscrossed the globe in the elite echelons of cuisine.Now, after several years away from Grand County, Chef Cavalera has returned and opened a new restaurant in Soda Springs called the Stillwater Grill. The Stillwater Grill offers fine Colorado products paired with old-world French cuisine flair. Those familiar with this region might remember Chef Cavalera’s previous restaurant in Grand County called Caroline’s Cuisine, which operated for 20 years. The Stillwater Grill’s all-natural farm-to-table menu features an assortment of classic French appetizers such as …

Shaving Company features old-school flare with modern twist

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:17pm
GRAND LAKE – The character of the Grand Lake community, punctuated by both historic western elements and modern tourist town amenities, is now playing host to a somewhat forgotten calling with a rugged new twist.The Colorado Shaving Company, located in downtown Grand Lake in a second floor suite overlooking the clear blue waters, offers an old school vibe with a modern edge. The business offers traditional master barber services such as straight razor shaves, haircuts and hot towels as well as tattooing services in a relaxed male-focused environment. The Colorado Shaving Company is owned and operated by Master Barber DJ …

Photo: Rocky Mountain bull session

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:17pm

Middle Park pioneer ‘Peg’ Scholl passes away at 100

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:17pm
Ellen Nadene “Peg” Scholl, 100, passed away at Kremmling Memorial Hospital on July 13, 2015. She was born Jan. 18,1915, in Harvard, Neb. to Harry and Ida Marsh. Peg attended high school in Limon, Colo. Being a true pioneer, she decided to go west with her family. They crossed Berthoud Pass in a covered wagon while driving a herd of cattle. While living in the Williams Fork Valley near Parshall, Colo., she met and married Robert Scholl in 1934. While living at Scholl, Colo., their first son, Robert Duane, was born.They later moved to The Company Ranch on the Williams …

Fraser Valley bike trail improvements continue

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:45pm
Our trail system is constantly improving, most recently though the addition and construction of trails in the area around D4. Parts of the trails Leap Frog and Ho Chi Ming are being added to the official trail system as well.In addition, new trail is being built in order to create a better overall experience and have a trail system of purpose by designing trails that will not only give users a great variety of experiences, but by designing trails with the idea of having a trail system that connects as seamlessly as possible from one trail to another. This work …