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BLM seeks commercial rafting applications for Upper Colorado River

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:25pm
KREMMLING — In an effort to ensure a variety of recreational opportunities are available within the Upper Colorado River Special Recreation Management Area, the Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office is encouraging special recreation permit applications from commercial outfitters that can provide unique opportunities for the public. In particular, the office is looking for applications from guides and outfitters that provide fishing trips for special populations or people with disabilities; accredited universities seeking to incorporate visits to the area into its coursework; or other opportunities not currently available, either for the general public or for underserved populations. “We recently …

‘Orientation Express’ takes fam tour of Fraser Valley businesses

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:09pm
The Winter Park & Fraser Chamber of Commerce’s Orientation Express Program is targeting front-line staff throughout the community to explore what local businesses have to offer. This program is intended to build on Open for Business Week (Dec. 1-5). The goal is to use the Orientation Express Program as another tool to internally market what the community has to offer. The community will be segmented according to the following geographical locations with destination tour stops within each region. Tours will take place between 4-7 p.m. • Monday, Dec. 1 — Winter Park North • Tuesday, Dec. 2 — Winter Park …

Fully Involved: Use turkey fryers only with great care

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:09pm
It is hard to beat the speed of deep-frying a turkey — or the irresistible flavor and juiciness that result. But turkey fryers have the potential to cause fires and serious burn injuries, which is why organizations like Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) advise against using them. The NFPA urges those who prefer fried turkey to look for grocery stores, specialty food retailers, and restaurants that sell deep fried turkeys, or consider a new type of “oil-less” turkey fryer. This model uses infrared heat, rather than oil, to cook the turkey. Fryers heat around five …

Brigid Irish headed to District Court

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 3:13pm
Brigid Irish, the sole defendant in the case of $500,000 stolen from the Grand County Building Department, was back in Grand County Court on Monday afternoon. Irish and her legal counsel, William Frankfurt of the Frankfurt Law Offices in Denver, appeared before Judge Ben McClelland for a preliminary hearing. Irish previously waived her right to a preliminary hearing via phone call during a status conference in County Court on Nov. 3. She appeared Monday in person, a requirement of the court, to officially waive her right to the hearing. During the proceedings Judge McClelland asked Frankfurt if Irish was going …

Hot Sulphur Springs lawmaker chosen for Senate leadership

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 3:13pm
State Sen. Randy Baumgardner of Hot Sulphur Springs was recently chosen by his fellow Republicans for the position of Majority Whip for the 2015 legislative session. His appointment as Majority Whip places Baumgardner in a leadership position in the state Republican Party. As Majority Whip, Baumgardner will work to keep other Republicans on the floor of the Senate voting according to the desires of the party leadership. He will closely monitor how other Senators vote and will be tasked with lobbying and pressuring other Senators to vote the way the leadership wants. Baumgardner explained his new role saying, “The majority …

Grand County manager responds to criticism

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:41pm
Editor’s note: A recently published report from a grand jury investigating the theft of more than $500,000 dollars from the Grand County Building Department found no additional criminal culpability for the theft, though the report was heavily critical of multiple county officials. To view an article detailing the report, click here. Grand County Manager Lurline Underbrink Curran sat down with the Sky-Hi News to address recent criticism stemming from the report, among other things. Grand County Manager Lurline Underbrink Curran has responded to criticism of her job performance after a grand jury report questioned the efficacy of her position in …

State proclamation honors former Winter Park CEO Jerry Groswold

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:25pm
Gerald F. Groswold, longtime resident and former CEO of Winter Park Resort, was honored Saturday, Nov. 15, by the Grand Foundation, community, the governor and the State of Colorado as a whole. The scene was Volario’s Restaurant in downtown Winter Park. It was the 12th Annual Winemaker’s Dinner, which is hosted each year by Bob and Suzanne Fanch and benefits the Grand Foundation. Following the final course, Ben Watson, Board Chair of the Grand Foundation, stood to honor Gerald with the Lifetime Legacy Award. This award was created to honor individuals who have dedicated their lives to the Foundation, and …