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Can you spare a day to help Fraser Valley trails?

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 2:37pm
We have a great trail system and it keeps on getting better. There are a lot more bikes out on the trails and in town than ever before.Trails experiences, signage and maps are all improving, Just this summer the Leland Creek area has seen trail improvements and additions on the Leap Frog trail. In Idlewild Crosstrails now connects to Arrow. The reroute of the bottom of Broken Thumb is ready to be created. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce has created a very accurate paper and online map of the trail system. These are the best maps that we have …

Andrew Duhon plays Music On The Mall in Winter Park

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 2:29pm
WINTER PARK – New Orleans native and singer/songwriter, Andrew Duhon, brings refreshing honesty with a matching performance that reflects his personal perspective. His voice leaves no gaps in the experience as he sings with raw and personal conviction. Don’t miss this rising star as he shines brightly at Music On The Mall Friday, Aug. 28, from 6-8 p.m. Whether it’s love that crosses color lines, a family challenged by life’s unexpected turns or the woeful tale of a city left to drown, Duhon brings his audience into the most intimate of spaces through his storytelling. With 3 recordings, the latest …

Green Corner: Be environmentally sound when going back to school

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:17am
It’s getting back to school time and there are numerous ways for both parents and kids to practice the 3 r’s at work or school. Teaching our children good habits now, and leading by example helps them carry it into their adult lives.First thing we can do is talk to kids about electricity and turning out the lights. Practice with your kids turning off the lights whenever they step out of a room. If they wonder why we do this, tell them that every 100w light bulb used 24 hours a day, per year, takes 714 pounds of coal to …

Land use moves to center of Colorado’s water discussion

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 4:53pm
Not long ago, mentions of growth control as a tool to reduce water demands tended to be written off by Colorado water insiders as too complicated, outside the control of water providers and anti-economic development. However, as the state’s water leaders have continued to debate how to meet the water needs of a growing population, the problems associated with getting more water from farms and West Slope streams have loomed larger, while the barriers to addressing water demand through land use strategies appear to have shrunk. The link between water demand and land-use patterns occupied prime space on the agenda …

Byers Canyon fire fully contained; rain, humidity help

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:41pm
The Byers Canyon fire, officially dubbed the Rifle Range Fire, reached full containment Thursday, Aug. 27, at noon as Grand County fire officials announced a close to the three-day wildland firefighting efforts.Smoke will likely remain visible over the coming days as firefighters continue to patrol the burn area and monitor the perimeter for hot spots.Assistant Chief for Grand Fire Schelly Olson confirmed Thursday morning the Byers Canyon fire burned an area totaling approximately 640 acres. Olson explained suppression efforts were aided Wednesday evening and Thursday morning by higher humidity and increased moisture, in the form of overnight rain showers. Firefighters …

Byers Canyon fire 80 percent contained; hard rain hits

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:41pm
GRAND COUNTY — As of 1 p.m. today (Aug. 26), Incident Command reports that the ‪#‎riflerangefire is 80 percent contained and is about 636 acres in size.Eyewitness reports indicate it began raining hard on the fire at about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, though the rain is also accompanied by high winds.Controlled burns are being used to strengthen the perimeter. Helicopter drops and ground crews are still in full operation.Highway 40 is open through Byers Canyon. County Road 20, the Byers Rifle Range and Pioneer Park in Hot Sulphur are still closed.No injuries have been reported and no structures are threatened. …

Hamilton — Immigration policy: By consent or geography?

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:25pm
Legal scholars on both sides of the current immigration debate agree that the original purpose of the 14th Amendment was to make sure the formerly enslaved African-Americans were accorded U.S. citizenship – a policy based on ethnicity, not geography.But, as reported in two earlier columns, this writer met a well-dressed, well-spoken Latina whose business is based on geography. She picks up pregnant women who have crossed our southern geographic border illegally and escorts them northward from U.S. hospital to U.S. hospital until they deliver a so-called, “anchor-baby” on U.S. soil.Next, she arranges for the “chain migration” of parents and other …

Granby man fined $11,653 for illegal elk hunt in 2014

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:45am
GRANBY – Colorado Parks and Wildlife cautions hunters to respect private land and avoid trespassing after a Grand County judge ordered Robert Johnson, 55, of Granby, to pay $11,653.50 in fines and court costs and perform 50 hours of community service in a sentencing hearing on Monday, Aug. 17, according to a statement released by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.Johnson, his wife and three accomplices trespassed onto the Devil’s Thumb Ranch and an adjacent property in September 2014, killing a high-quality bull elk on Devil’s Thumb Ranch property during the illegal hunt.Following a three-day trial earlier this month, Johnson was found …