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‘Faulty shells,’ explosion, cut short July 4 Grand Lake fireworks show

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 1:09pm
Grand Lake fireworks facilitator Chuck Barry stood on the edge of the Grand Lake town dock early Saturday morning, July 5, peering into the water at a sunken barge split in two. Tears welled in his eyes. It was a very close call, and he was thinking of his two grandchildren, he said. He showed a gash on his left leg, from flying debris during the explosion. He would be heading to the clinic momentarily. He was humbled by what happened, and expressed deep relief no one had been hurt. “My dad’s an emotional wreck,” he said. “He thought he …

Nonprofit of the Week: Winter Park Christian School

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 6:21pm
Winter Park Christian School is a K-12 Christian and classical school located in Tabernash, Colo. Classical Christian education is characterized by a reliance on classical works by authors such as Homer, Sophocles, Plato, Josephus, Dante, and Shakespeare, and an integration of a Christian worldview into all subjects. The school focuses on K-12 age-specific and uses the children’s God-given strengths at each stage of growth to help them learn. Winter Park Christian school develops skills to equip students to be lifetime learners with Christ-centered curriculum in an academically rigorous environment. It’s a community of parents and teachers who share a commitment …

Summer reading @ your library

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 6:21pm
Summer reading is in full swing at your local library. If your child hasn’t already signed up for the Grand County Library District’s Summer Reading Program, there’s still time. This year’s theme is Fizz, Boom, Read. Stop by any Grand County Library to register, and while you’re there, check out the great selection of book and videos on science, math, engineering and technology. Kids ranging in age from babies to seniors in high school are invited to participate. Sign-up is fast, fun and free. And if your child doesn’t have a library card, now might be a good time to …

Grand County Community Events Calendar, July 4 - July 10

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 6:13pm
Friday July 4 Fraser River Valley Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-11 a.m., Grand Park, Fraser, 970-531-2978. The Rough-Writers INK Writers Group, 8 a.m., Big Shooter Coffee, Kremmling, 970-531-1907. Veterans and Active Duty Military 4th July Parade, 10:30 a.m., please join Grand County Veterans and American Legion Post 88 for the Granby July 4th parade. Assemble at 10:30 a.m. Granby Fourth of July Parade and Party in the Park, 11 a.m., Granby, www.granbychamber.com, 970-887-2311. Independence Day BBQ, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, www.devilsthumbranch.com. First Anniversary Barbeque, noon-5 p.m., Ma’s Country Cabin, Granby. Free petting zoo and pony …

Trail of the Week: Lake Evelyn trail

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 6:13pm
Lake Evelyn trail is located on the west side of Byers Peak. It is a gorgeous 2.5 mile moderate hike through the Byers Peak Wilderness that leads to the pristine lake. Lake Evelyn is a peaceful lake surrounded by trees and has great opportunities for fishing. The trail crosses both Keyser Creek and Evelyn Creek and has views of Byers peak all along the trail. This trail needs an adopter that likes to get out and hike. Contact Erica Bean, the Adopt-A-Trail Coordinator for Headwaters Trails Alliance for more information about how to adopt this trail or others throughout the …

Business: Waste Management acquires Curbside Recycling business

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 6:13pm
Customers of Curbside Recycling, a locally owned small business, may notice that their recycling services are now provided by Waste Management. Waste Management acquired Curbside earlier this spring. The transition in service was completed June 30. No changes are expected to Curbside customers’ accounts, according to Kevin Richards, Waste Management’s district manager. Prices will remain the same, and Waste Management will service the existing recycling bins. Customers can also continue to put all materials together in the same container, known as single-stream recycling. Residential pick-up service will change from Curbside’s current schedule to every-other Wednesday beginning July 16, unless weekly …

Home is where the work is: Telecommuters choose to work in Grand County

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 6:05pm
Software engineer Steve Klabak begins working each day at 6 a.m. He’s not just an early riser; that is when his co-workers in Indianapolis start their workday. “I typically work on Indiana time,” Klabak said. “Normal business hours I work are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. I do a fair amount of collaborative work, but it’s not a problem because of instant messaging, video conferencing, and conference calls.” Klabak was already employed by Flexware Innovation, a small manufacturing I.T. company, when he relocated to the Fraser Valley in 2012. He is forging new territory, not only by venturing out west, …

State changes vehicle-registration card requirements

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 5:49pm
Colorado’s state legislature has adopted a new vehicle registration form to minimize instances of theft. New registration forms will not include the vehicle owner’s address on the form, the form normally kept in the vehicle. “It really was to protect people where their physical and mailing address are the same,” said Sara Rosene, Grand County Clerk and Recorder. There is the possibility that if a thief breaks into someone’s car, they can get the victim’s home address and subsequently break into their home, Rosene said. The measure wouldn’t have as much impact on Grand County residents, most who have post …

To spill or not to spill: Weather, Front Range reservoirs, key factors in pumping regimen

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 5:49pm
Forecasters with Northern Water say Lake Granby could spill as early as next week, but full reservoirs on the Front Range and high runoff have left officials on the fence over possible pumping through Grand Lake. Typically, reservoirs on the Front Range fill by May, which lowers Lake Granby enough to accept additional water during runoff season, said Kara Lamb with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. But flooding on the East Slope in September, coupled with additional precipitation and runoff, have kept Carter and Horsetooth reservoirs, the Colorado-Big Thompson Project’s main draw points for Front Range water users, too full …

Friday Report: Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Colorado anymore

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:21am
Driving the 411 miles across Kansas in summer is like paved eternity. It’s hot. Not quite as hot as hell, but hot nonetheless. The only change in scenery is a tree. The only change in the weather is a tornado. Why, oh why, you ask, would someone make that drive? The obvious answer is like the chicken crossing the road: to get to the other side. Or, as in my case, you’re going to a family reunion in Missouri. You could take I-70 all the way across, dodging sleep-deprived drivers in semi-trucks, radar-toting Highway Patrol and road-raging tailgaters. Or, you …