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Riddell: Best bang for the buck, today and tomorrow

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:21pm
There has been no shortage of great news recently about this summer’s tremendous tourist season. Forgetting for a second the supporting economics, one has to only experience the traffic issues on Friday evening or Sunday morning/afternoon to recognize that quite a few people are availing themselves of the recreational opportunities of Grand County.Casual conversations with many small businesses all recount stories of revenues being “up.” Rumor has it that there is even a shortage of wheel barrows in the county from some businesses having to secure them just to take their additional profits to the bank.What does cause some concern, …

Glenn F. Menhennett Memorial Golf Classic coming Sept. 19

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:21pm
The 21st Annual Glenn F. Menhennett Memorial Golf Classic is scheduked to take place at Golf Granby Ranch on Sept. 19.The tournament supports scholarships awarded to two graduating seniors in Grand County. Money raised for the scholarships are in memory of Glenn Menhennett, a graduate of Kremmling Union High School n 1941.After high school, Glenn enlisted in the U.S. Navy and became a pilot, flying amphibious aircraft in the South Pacific during WW II. When the war ended he returned to the states and later graduated from the University of Notre Dame School of Law.Established in 1990, the Glenn F. …

Forest Service sport shooting open houses loom

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:05pm
The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest is hosting three open houses next week in Nederland, Idaho Springs and Fort Collins for the proposed Forest Plan Management Direction for recreational sport shooting activities on National Forest System lands in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties. These open houses will have six stations staffed by U.S. Forest Service personnel providing information about the proposal. Individuals will also have the opportunity to submit comments on the proposal. The open houses will be held from 5-7 p.m. There will be no formal presentation at the meeting and the public is …

Colorado mountain counties rank among country’s best for natural amenities

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:49am
As much as things have changed in Western Colorado over the last 15 years, the region’s climate and scenery remain as attractive as ever.Counties in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains score among the country’s best for physical characteristics that make for attractive places to live, according to the natural amenities scale generated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.The scale combines six measures — warm winter, winter sun, temperate summer, low summer humidity, topographic variation and water area — that reflect climate and scenery qualities most people prefer. Because those factors are expected to change little over time, the scale …

Updated: Byers Canyon fire containment estimate upped to 60 percent

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:17pm
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — Thick smoky haze and the whirring pop of helicopter rotors filled the skies above Grand County on Tuesday morning as local firefighters worked to battle the Byers Canyon Fire, which started Monday morning, Aug. 24.Firefighters worked against high winds Monday afternoon that spread the blaze quickly along the northern shoulders of Highway 40 just west of Byers Canyon. What was initially reported as a five-foot-by-five-foot fire quickly grew to more than 100 acres as shifting winds pushed the fire both east and west along the highway and north into the Parshall Divide area. Monday afternoon the …

Grand County assists in Green Mountain drowning incident

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:05am
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office used a boat donated to the department in July in the wake of a Lake Granby drowning to help locate the body of an apparent 15-year-old drowning victim in Green Mountain Reservoir on Saturday, Aug. 22.Grand County EMS was dispatched to assist Summit County on the possible drowning shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday, according to a statement released by the Grand County Sheriff’s Office. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Dillon Fire Rescue also requested that any agency with a boat respond to assist.East Grand Fire Department responded with its boat and the Grand …