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Rocky Mountain National Park introduces proposed fee increases

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:13pm
Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is proposing a change in its current entrance fees. The park is proposing to add a single day pass to the existing option of fees.  The “Day Use Pass” would be available for a fee of $20 while the weekly passes currently available would increase from $20 to $30. The Annual Park Pass would increase to $50 and eventually to $60 by 2017. Park staff is proposing campground fees increase from $20 a night to $26 a night in 2016.  “A sizable portion of Rocky Mountain National Park’s visitation is one day in length,” said …

Fraser on track for new railroad underpass

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:13pm
A new railroad underpass in Fraser is one step closer to realization after the town’s board of trustees approved a construction and management contract with Union Pacific Railroad. The board approved the agreement between the town, UPRR and the West Mountain Metropolitan District at its Oct. 15 meeting. The district is a quasi-governmental organization representing the Grand Park development. The document hammers out the details for the construction, maintenance and use of a new grade-separated crossing on the future Grand Park Drive near Railroad Milepost 60.16. As part of the agreement, Union Pacific Railroad will seek the closure of the …

Grand County sheriff candidates debate issues

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:13pm
KREMMLING — Grand County sheriff candidates Brett Schroetlin and John Stein clashed on several issues during a debate here on Oct. 15 that also featured candidates for other elected county offices. All those candidates — for coroner, assessor, treasurer, clerk and county commissioner — are running unopposed. See the Friday, Oct., 17, Sky-Hi News or www.skyhidailynews.com for sheriff candidate profiles. While Stein and Schroetlin agreed in broad strokes on various issues during the debate, a few subjects revealed clear philosophical differences. Topics were raised based on questions from the audience of about 30 people. Morale “Morale’s not as bad as …

Slash burn smoke may be visible near Tabernash

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:05pm
TABERNASH – The U.S. Forest Service will be burning small slash piles today, Oct. 22, along Forest Service Road 129 near Meadow Creek Reservoir. Smoke may be visible. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. …

Middle park roars through league tourney

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:05pm

Letter: The real difference between Republicans and Democrats

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:01pm
To the Editor: At the risk of sounding like a “mean Republican” (like Mitt Romney or Bob Beauprez), I feel compelled to respond to Felicia Muftic’s column advocating voting Democratic in the upcoming election. Ms. Muftic’s central assertion seems to boil down to vote Democratic because “Democrats want to give stuff to you while Republicans only want to enrich themselves.” What are the consequences of giving something to someone, something they did not earn? She cites Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society legislation as a positive accomplishment and many would say it was the most significant Democrat “contribution” of the last half …

Local women’s organization to host fashion show

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:01pm
Weren’t able to make it to New York Fashion Week this year? Luckily for you, one Grand County nonprofit is adding some local flair to fall fashion this year. The Bridge Grand County is holding its second annual Real Women Fashion Show on Oct. 26 at the Grand Park Community Recreation Center in Fraser. The event will feature vendors from Grand County businesses from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Local stores will also participate in a fashion show at 3 p.m. Marjorie Cranston of Jackstraw Mountain Gallery in Grand Lake said last year’s event was very entertaining. “I was really …

Letter: Stein for sheriff

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:57pm
To the Editor: First, let me say, I admire and respect anybody who steps up to serve in public office. I greatly appreciate their vision and commitment to our community. That being said, we, the voters in Grand County, deserve a sheriff with impeccable character. I am prompted to write this editorial by the blatant and deliberate untruths that were put out in the campaign and in the media. While I accept that negative campaign ads are part of the political landscape today, negative campaign ads that are untrue are NOT acceptable! Let me be direct: the fact that Mr. …

Grand County Real Estate Transactions, Oct. 12-18, 2014

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:01pm
Grand County transactions Oct. 12-18 Grand West Sub Amended Final Plat Lot 6, Block 3 – Joseph and Janet Berger to Adam Tanton, $139,000 Hi Country Haus Bldg 4, Units 17,18 – Lorna Wirth to Kingsley and Sara Hobson, Sara Styer-Hobson, $160,500 Kicking Horse Lodges Unit 203, Bldg 7 – Palomino Associates LLC to Adam and Ally Stein, $175,000 Alpine Park Subdivision Block 5, Lots 25,26,27,28 – Robert Doubek to Bradley and Cynthia Washburn, $230,000 Winter Park Highlands Unit 4, Lots 31,32 – David and Stephanie Gresh to Scott Deming and Amy Hudson, $370,000 Shirley Addition Hot Sulphur Springs FP …

Letter: Do not retain Judge McClelland

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:45pm
To the Editor: The recent letter by Cary Laman makes some statements that could use some clarification. First of all, a 3.0 GPA is not a B+ and Judge McClelland’s average rating by attorneys (his peers) is 2.61, which is a “C.” But more relevant is this: That survey score is an un-weighted average of 17 different metrics, and some are far more important than others. Should one consider “setting reasonable schedules for cases” to be of equal importance to “Basing decisions on evidence and arguments?” We don’t believe so and obviously the Commission doesn’t either. Surveyed attorneys gave Judge …

Letter: Schroetlin for sheriff

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:45pm
To the Editor: Like many voters I will be glad when the election is over and we aren’t being slammed by the negative ads on TV. Some of the races seem so close I find it hard to believe so many voters have their blinders on, but that’s not the point of this letter. I’ve spent two-thirds of my life in Grand County, the first 21 years and the last 21 or so. What happens here impacts me at least as much as the other county residents, perhaps more because it’s hard to see some of the changes that have …

Letter: Will new law lead to voter fraud?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:45pm
To the Editor: A couple weeks ago I sent a letter endorsing Republicans. Now, I haven’t changed my mind, but I was slapped right in the face with a dirty wet skunk hide. I forgot about the same-day voter registration law that Colorado recently enacted. Simply put, it means that with the aid of early voting, no serious ID requirements, and the fact that this is ski area hiring season, there is more than a good likelihood that vote cheating will be a major factor in this year’s election. This possibly means that groups can fill buses, go from vote …

Letter: Vote yes on Prop 105

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:45pm
To the Editor: I would like to make a few points as to why it is so important to VOTE YES on Proposition 105, the initiative (NOT amendment) about the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. We all have the right to know what’s in our food, and the food industry has the responsibility to tell us. If you think about it, everything else about the food we buy has to be labeled, so why is it that these big companies who are truly changing the nature of our foods don’t have to? GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are banned in …

Letter: Stein for sheriff

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:45pm
To the Editor: I just wanted to give the community a little insight into my brother. He is the most caring and understanding person I have ever had in my life. I have never met a more giving and loving person. I know that seems at odds with someone that has to be an administrator as well as a law officer, but it’s really not. And isn’t that what you really want? Someone to represent you that has your best interests at heart and that is as empathetic as you are? It amazes me that the opposition has been as …