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The Grand County Builders Association – an intro

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:21am
The Grand County Builders Association is an advocate for the building industry. We are a collective voice to be heard in the political arena, a voice in the environmental arena, and most importantly, a voice in our community. We also monitor local, state and national government legislation and or regulatory actions and how we can help influence state legislation to effectively represent our members. Lindsey Morrow has been the Executive Director of the Association since 2014. Her commitment to GCBA has been evident over the last few years, where she is serving as the Chair for Communications Committee, Executive Officers …

Brower: What is the Trinity of Management?

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:21am
In my initial meetings with nearly 200 entrepreneurs in Grand County I use a unique way to express the basic concepts of business management.I call it the Trinity of Management. This trinity, as it were, is a phrase coined and trademarked by Ernesto Sirolli, founder of the Sirolli Institute, where I was trained.The Trinity of Management is a simplified concept of basic business management that makes it relatively easy to get across the basics of business. It creates a framework in which we can start the work of building a solid new business or expanding an existing business.There are many …

Riddell: A solution for Grand County’s employee shortage

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:21am
As you might have noticed from previous columns, there is a consistency to the belief that an organization’s success is tied to finding and keeping good employees. But what do you do when you find yourself in an environment where the demand for employees greatly exceeds the supply and the limited supply is, in fact, going to other places? This is happening all across Grand County.While the causes of this situation are certainly numerous and subject to much discussion, there are a few facts which merit examination. First, of course, are the generational tendencies of many of the typical entry …

Hamilton — Mass shootings: Time to end “gun-free” zones?

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:05am
Every rational person deplores any kind of violence inflicted on the innocent by any means be it by: knife, machete, sword, axe, a blunt-force weapon, or by firearms. Moreover, it is safe to assume that the rational among us would like for dangerous instrumentalities to be kept away from those who would do us harm.Ah, there’s the rub. How do we keep these lethal objects out of the hands of scofflaw criminals and the mentally unbalanced and, at the same time, leave them in the hands of rational and law-abiding citizens?Hitler, Stalin and Mao Zedong understood that no amount of …

De Vos: What happened to my bikini?

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:05am
My wife hangs on to weird stuff and keeps it in odd places.Every once in a while I’ll look in a nook or cranny around the house and find things I’ve never seen before despite living under this same roof for decades. The other day for instance, I was groveling around in the slanted cubbyhole under the stairs where I found a significant pile of old magazines. They were wrapped in twine and labelled in my wife’s handwriting with a note that simply said, “keep”. The edges of the note were curled with age, looking like the pile had been …

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 has completed its second high altitude rescue in three weeks.Grand 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 …

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 welcomes over 50 children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses and their families to Grand County for a host 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 week of …

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 …