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Grand County approves license for 2nd Tabernash pot op

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:45pm
The Grand County Board of Commissioners has voted unanimously to grant a retail marijuana infused products manufacturer license to a marijuana products manufacturer in Tabernash. The board approved the license for RM Concepts on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 27. Rudy Miick, a Boulder-based business management consultant and owner of RM Concepts, called his business a “values driven, purpose driven company.” RM Concepts is the second marijuana products manufacturer to be licensed in Grand County. IgadI Ltd., also in Tabernash, was licensed this month. Though IgadI’s application drew considerable fanfare, the public hearing for RM Concepts attracted a much smaller crowd. RM …

State Rep. K.C. Becker coming to Fraser

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:37pm
State Rep. K.C. Becker, D-Boulder, will be holding a Town Hall on Sunday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Rocky Mountain Roastery, 543 S. Zerex St., Fraser. During the Town Hall Rep. Becker will be discussing the 2015 legislative session and her legislative goals and priorities. She already has four bills she is preparing for submission to the House Floor for consideration. Among those bills is one seeking to provide funding for long-term contraceptives to low-income women. Another she plans to introduce would set up a permanent review committee for all tax expenditures at the state level. Rep. Becker’s …

Rocky Mountain National Park marks 100th year

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:37pm
One hundred years have passed since President Woodrow Wilson officially signed the legislation creating Rocky Mountain National Park. Since then much has changed in the United States but folks can still go and walk the trails and see the pine trees and glacial valleys that inspired conservationists over a century ago, still in pristine condition. The bill formally establishing RMNP was signed by President Wilson on Jan. 26, 1915, following a multi-year effort from individuals in Estes Park, Denver and Washington, D.C. Leading the charge was the naturalist Enos Mills; Colorado’s counterpoint to California’s famous John Muir. Mills was a …

More than 700 anglers compete in 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Tournament

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:29pm
It was overcast and cloudy but anglers at the 27th Annual 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Tournament enjoyed unseasonably warm temperatures for the weekend event. Event organizers did not have official figures Tuesday but estimated participation at over 700. The fisherman wetted their lines last weekend with most plunging their augers into the surface of Lake Granby. Their red and blue shelters dotted the flat landscape and stood in sharp contrast to the stark gray-white of the lake behind them. Four-wheelers and snowmobiles crisscrossed the surface of the frozen expanse. Mother Nature was cooperative in the run-up to the tournament with …

MMK Limited backs down from lawsuit threats against Granby

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 2:25pm
MMK Limited, which had hoped to open a retail marijuana store on U.S. Highway 40 near Granby, is backing down from its threats of a lawsuit against the Town of Granby. Jean Gonnell, Special Counsel at Hoban & Feola Law firm that represents MMK Limited, confirmed that they will not be filing a lawsuit with the Town of Granby. Gonnell explained MMK Limited is moving on from their attempts to establish a retail marijuana facility on land recently annexed by the town. “Because our clients are aware that the Town of Granby is against their legal operations, they are deciding …

Obituary: Jerry E. Hale

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:13pm
Jerry Hale, a longtime resident of Granby, passed away in Kremmling on Jan. 21. He was born in Denver. Jerry was a caring and loving husband, grandfather, father and friend that will be missed dearly. At an early age he moved to Grand County where he attended local schools, graduating from Middle Park Union High School in 1951. Jerry served in the U.S Air Force during the Korean War from 1952-1955. Jerry received 3 medals; United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. Jerry was honored as Middle Park Pioneer of the Year in 2008. He …

Obituary: Jane Thankful Ford Watts

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:13pm
As an infant Jane was adopted into the home of Pleasant Robert and LaRue Ford of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Born Feb. 9, 1937, destined to be a teacher, he graduated from then Iowa State Teachers College to teach in Junior High in Gowry, Iowa, and High School in Cedar Rapids. She found her calling teaching kids in a Montessori School in the Twin Cities. Her children, grandchildren and kids school and library programs were most dear to her. She married Frank on Dec. 27, 1959, and they honeymooned in Winter Park when it snowed 8 to 10 inches every night …

Grand County Real Estate Transactions, Jan. 18-24, 2015

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:09pm
Grand County transactions Jan. 18-24 Zephyr Mountain Lodge Condo Bldg 1 & 2, Unit 2318 – Bhatia Family Revocable Trust to Sean Walsh, $192,000 Sundance West, 2nd Amend Plat Lot 6, Block 1 – Justin and Tracy Clement to Barbara Barrow, $382,500 Timber Run Condo Unit 5, Bldg 9 – Amicorum Sandra LTD to Richelle and Jeffrey Amundson, $265,000 Snowblaze Bldg C, Condo Unit 11 – Michael Shore to Frederick and Nancy Renken, $206,000 East Mountain Filing 1, Lot 60 – Rendezvous Colorado LLC to Peter Nelson and Margaret Smith, $190,000 Ponderosa at Timber Run Condominium Unit P2 – Bank …

A Conversation With ... County Commissioner Kristen Manguso

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:02pm
What are some of your strengths and experiences that you think will aid you in your job as county commissioner? My desire to strengthen the internal county relationships, as well as with the public, our municipalities as well as county employees, including the other elected officials. I strive to have very respectful, open, honest communication with everyone regarding ideas and thoughts on how to make positive changes in our county. I believe that my past experience as a county employee as well as planning director gives me unique insight into the inner workings of our county government. What do you …

Letter: Is this a great county or what?

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:41am
To the Editor: I very much appreciate the entertainment our county attorney and the county manager give me. I was thrilled with the depth of Mr. DiCola’s statement that, perhaps there should be some checks and balances to prevent the possibility of double dipping in expense reimbursement. This as we were treated to the tip top management practices that stopped the 12 year Building Department scandal. And let’s not forget that the public has been assured that most of the money taken from the Building Department scandal will be recovered. How is that going for us? With Commissioner Newberry’s, Mr. …

Letter: Apparently it’s OK to insult some faiths

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:33am
To the Editor: I just read Felicia Muftic’s column online at www.skyhidailynews.com regarding the terrorist actions in France regarding Charlie Hebdo. My first reaction is what universe do Ms. Muftic and liberals live in? She states, “One cannot make fun of faith” and “our politcial leaders get it right…” I assume that includes insulting those of faith since that is the title of her article. Huh? Have I missed something? Have I been in a coma for the last few decades? Maybe she and her left-leaning friends need to look around – right here in the United States. There are …

Pilot survives plane crash near Rabbit Ears Pass

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:25am
The pilot who crashed his single-engine airplane near Rabbit Ears Pass on Sunday survived by calling his family and 9-1-1 shortly after the crash, starting a fire and waiting for rescuers, who arrived at the remote scene less than four hours after the accident. The crash occurred just after 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, approximately 6 miles south-southwest of Rabbit Ears Pass just over the Grand County line in Routt County, said Grand County Search and Rescue public information officer Greg Foley. Eleven members of GCSAR, an equal number from Routt County Search and Rescue and members of Grand County …

Celebrating 75 years at Winter Park Resort

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:17am
This ski season marks the 75th anniversary for Winter Park Resort, Colorado’s longest continuously running ski resort. Chosen for its location at the West Portal of the Moffat Tunnel and its easy access for Front Range skiers via the railroad, Denver’s Winter Park opened on Jan. 28, 1940. The ski area was the result of cooperation between Denver’s Parks Director George Cranmer, the Colorado Arlberg Club, and the U.S. Forest Service. Even though Winter Park did not open until 1940, the concept for the resort started many years before. The early years of Colorado’s ski industry were rooted in Nordic …

Medical condition suspected in resort death

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:49pm
A 62-year-old man died at Winter Park Resort on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Hugo Post was found unconscious and unresponsive on Cranmer Trail around 9:30 a.m., according to a statement from Winter Park Resort. Post appeared to be suffering from a medical condition, according to the statement. Ski patrol attempted to resuscitate Post before transporting him to the Denver Health East Grand ER at the base of Winter Park Resort. The Grand County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Hugo Post had died on Wednesday, though a cause of death was not immediately available. An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday, Jan 24. …

Conditions improve ahead of 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Tournament

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:17pm
GRANBY — Conditions are looking good for the 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Tournament. Thursday morning saw temperatures fall well below zero in Grand County. Brian Werner, Public Information Officer for Northern Water, said he had recently spoken with workers at the Pharr Pump Plant on Lake Granby and that Lake Granby is 5 ½ feet below full right now. “We are brining water through the Adams Tunnel right now,” said Werner. “But it won’t change the water levels much by this weekend.” Werner said workmen at the Farr Pump plant said ice is between half a foot and one full …

Rocky Mountain National Park has record breaking year

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:09pm
It was a record-breaking year for Rocky Mountain National Park. Rocky hosted 3,434,754 visitors in 2014, surpassing the previous record of 3,380,044 visitors reached in 2000. The park had already surpassed the 2000 visitation numbers by the end of October. According to officials with Rocky Mountain National Park, determining visitation numbers is, “a difficult and imprecise effort.” The figures provide a rough view of overall trends. The Park Service states that visitation statistics are, “reliably good estimates.” Autumn weekend visitation numbers have increased continually at Rocky, contributing to the highest numbers ever seen at the park. The procedures used to …

Granby musher competes in national race

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 1:21pm
YMCA of the Rockies Marketing Director Martha Sortland is sleep-deprived. Not from late nights at bars or parties, although the company she keeps can be rowdy and loud. The 29-year-old dog musher is preparing for a 103-mile mid-distance dog sled race starting Sunday, Jan 24. Last Sunday night Sortland, equipped with expedition-weight clothing, a headlamp, and a team of eight enthusiastic Alaskan huskies, covered 50 miles of terrain in two 25-mile runs with four hours of rest in between. Sortland, the dogs, and dog handler and coach, Steve Peterson, got finished well past two in the morning. “It’s a huge …

Celebrate our Park’s Centennial, and ski free

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:01pm
The beautiful mountain scenery surrounding the Grand Lake Nordic Center is part of Rocky Mountain National Park, which was created in 1914. The Park is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year, and to celebrate with them the center is offering free ski passes for the official celebration day on Monday, Jan. 26, as well as discounted rental prices of $10. The center will also offer a 1.5-hour guided snowshoe tour at 11 a.m., and a visit from a Park ranger starting at 10:30 a.m. Call the Nordic Center at 970-627-8008 for more information. Celebrate and enjoy the mountain majesty and …

Celebrate Park Centennial, ski free

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:01pm
The beautiful mountain scenery surrounding the Grand Lake Nordic Center is part of Rocky Mountain National Park, which was created in 1914. The Park is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year, and to celebrate with them the center is offering free ski passes for the official celebration day on Monday, Jan. 26, as well as discounted rental prices of $10. The center will also offer a 1.5-hour guided snowshoe tour at 11 a.m., and a visit from a Park ranger starting at 10:30 a.m. Call the Nordic Center at 970-627-8008 for more information. Celebrate and enjoy the mountain majesty and …

Archery goes Underground in Kremmling

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:45am
KREMMLING — Starting a new business can be a daunting task. But the casual ease Jason Wikberg and Chris Overholt use to discuss their new indoor archery range belies the months of work the two men have put in to make their dream a reality. Archery Underground, an indoor archery range, is scheduled to open Jan. 31 in what was previously the underground bowling ally at 306 Central Ave. Wikberg and Overholt are friends and hunting buddies. The two men have discussed the possibility of opening an archery range for some time. When the basement facility in Kremmling opened up …