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Mountain Parks Electric welcomes new GM

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 6:37pm
Long time General Manager for Mountain Parks Electric (MPE), Joe Pandy, has retired from the local electricity provider.Tom Sifers will replace Pandy as General Manager at Mountain Parks. Prior to taking on his new role Sifer was the Assistant General Manager at MPE. He has been with the firm for 18 years and has also worked as the Manager of Finance and Office Services. Sifers was previously employed by a rural electric cooperative in Missouri. He officially took over GM responsibilities on June 17.Sifers has been an active member of Grand County during his tenure with MPE. He served on …

County chooses new attorney

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 6:37pm
The Grand County Board of Commissioners announced that Alan Hassler has been selected to take the position of county attorney.The board announced the decision at its Tuesday, June 23 board meeting.“I believe, and I think these guys would concur that this guy has a tremendous amount of experience,” said Commissioner Merrit Linke.A hiring panel interviewed finalists for the position last Thursday, June 18.Linke declined to release the names of the other finalists.Hassler, who will begin the first week of July, was previously a resident of Grand County, Linke said.As of press time, Hassler had not returned a request for comment.County …

Celebrating Kremmling Days

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 6:29pm
KREMMLING – Kremmling celebrated Father’s Day weekend in hometown style with its Kremmling Days event, filling the weekend with food, fun, mud, music and more. The Town Square transformed for the Kremmling Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual festival as tents popped up with food vendors, artisans and other purveyors of carnival wares. Palates were tempted with such wide-ranging goodies as freshly roasted corn-on-the-cob, cheese-smothered spiral chips, and homemade baked goods. Shopping bags were filled with handcrafted art and jewelry, locally distilled essential oils and Peruvian shawls. Children were delighted with bouncy castles, human hamster balls, and the same three-legged, sac-racing, …

GCSAR attends Search and Rescue Conference

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 3:25pm
Earlier this month a group of Grand County Search and Rescue members attended the Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) Spring Conference in Estes Park.This year’s conference was held jointly with the National Association for Search and Rescue and the Colorado Search and Rescue Board. Over three hundred search and rescue professionals from all across the country participated in seminars, lectures and hands on demonstrations. There were about 60 presenters across the various SAR tracks: Rescue, Search, Canine, Air Rescue and Medical. Internationally, there was representation from Canada, Australia and Costa Rica.Besides the learning environment there was ample opportunity to harvest some …