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Tops of the Rockies annual gala raises funds for library programs

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 2:53pm
The annual fundraising gala, Tops of the Rockies, is set to take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11th at the Grand Lake Yacht Club.This exciting night is sponsored by the Friends of the Grand County Library and features great wines, excellent appetizers and live music in a beautiful setting at the historic Grand Lake Yacht Club, right on the shores of beautiful Grand Lake.The event features unique, artistic items used to create tabletops that will be put up for live auction during the evening. A silent auction will also be held. “This year the Friends will also …

Gore Canyon Whitewater Park Grand Opening set for July 13

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 2:45pm
After five long years, the $1.7 million Colorado River enhancement project, known as Gore Canyon Whitewater Park, is now complete and open.The Colorado Water Conservation Board needed to approve the implication of the recreational in-channel diversion (RICD), known commonly as a whitewater park. After the Grand County team showed 100 letters of support from kayakers and other recreationalists, the RICD was awarded.The project’s fundraiser and coordinator, Caroline Bradford, explained the RICD and its promise for future generations and recreation.“You have a manmade structure in the river that diverts the stream flow in order to provide whitewater for recreation,” Bradford said. …

Jared Polis: Continuing Colorado’s legacy of conservation

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 1:33pm
Those who live here know that the sunrise from atop Quandary Peak, the alpenglow of the Gore Range, and mountain valleys flush with columbine are at the core of Colorado’s character.Coloradans and tourists alike flock to our mountains and open spaces to ski, hike, mountain bike, hunt, and fish, among many other activities. In the process, they add billions to our state economy each year. It’s important that we sustain this natural resource and economic driver.Generations of Coloradans have understood this. Beginning with the Wilderness Act in 1965 to the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993, and most recently, the hard …

Grand County’s cancer services move to Mountain Family Center

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 1:09pm
Team Grand County’s cancer-related services will transition from the Grand County Rural Health Network to Mountain Family Center, effective July 1.Team Grand County’s main focus is to provide financial assistance to people living with cancer. Mountain Family Center already provides funding for rent, utilities, mortgage and other household necessities and often helps clients with other expenses associated with an unexpected medical condition.In an effort to streamline access to specialized funding for local cancer clients, Mountain Family Center has agreed to manage Team Grand County’s cancer fund. By adding cancer-related expenses that cover pharmacy, gas, and hotel vouchers, Mountain Family Center …

Pocket art gallery opens in Granby

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 1:01pm
Ray Sikes, gallery coordinator for the University of Texas at Tyler, will hold an open house exhibition of modern/contemporary paintings and sculpture on Friday, July 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 365 Agate Avenue, Suite B, in Granby.The gallery will be operated in conjunction with Joyous Skin Care at the same address.Art featuring watercolors by Alexis Serio, small sculptural pieces by Wesley Stolusky, prints by James R. Pace, oil paintings by Michelle Taff, mixed media by Ray Sikes and collage work by Philana Oliphant will be part of the opening event. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come by …

Obituary: Francis (Fran) Cassidy

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:45pm
Francis (Fran) Cassidy passed away June 25, 2015, at age 88 after a long illness. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, Fran attended Loras College and The University of Tokyo, graduating from the University of New Mexico with a degree in anthropology. He was a U.S.A. Army veteran serving with the Army of Occupation stationed in Japan. Upon college graduation, Fran started his career as an archeologist and part-owner of a construction company in New Mexico. He then began a broad international business career when he joined the WABCO Equipment Group as a field representative based in Peru for South America. Fran …

Grand County Real Estate Transactions, June 21027, 2015

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:29pm
Grand County transactions June 21-27Zephyr Mountain Lodge Condo Bldg 1 & 2, Unit 2502 – Dawn Nelsen, Dawn Taylor to Zephyr Mountain Lodge Association Inc, $4,796.93Columbine Lake Block 8, Lots 77,78 – Carole Baer to James Guzik and Carol Larson, $405,000Village at Mountain Sky Grand Elk Ranch & Club Lot D31 – Barret Trust to David Hall and Maris Blair, $546,500Shores of Shadow Mountain Subdivision Lot 18 – Dominic Iannelli and Beverly James to James and Patricia Gorrell, $190,000Winter Park Village Lot 4, Block 5 – Tracy Zaik and Bruce Hodgkins to Gene and Lynda Wall, $115,000Village at Buckhorn Grand …

Riddell: The ‘Leaky Boat Model’

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 12:21pm
One of the required attributes of every successful athletic coach is his or her ability to foster a spirit of teamwork among the team members. The coach’s ability to somehow collect and then distill disparate interests and motivations into a simple understandable framework is often overlooked by casual observers, boiled down to only success in winning not losing.But what needs to be understood is that the “just win, baby” bumper sticker is an aspirational umbrella where winning becomes the means to the end. In high school, for example, the focus on winning can very well be underscored by opportunities for …

Two visitors rescued in Rocky Mountain National Park

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 5:33pm
Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team members responded to two incidents on Sunday, June 28.At 9:30 a.m. rangers were notified by cell phone that Chris LeGault, 48, of Lyons had fallen 50 feet while backcountry skiing on Sundance Mountain. LeGault had landed in rocks, suffering numerous injuries.Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue personnel reached him at 11:45 a.m. They performed a technical evacuation lowering LeGault through snow, rocks and dense brush eventually reaching Old Fall River Road at 7:30 p.m. He was taken by ambulance to Estes Park Medical Center.Twenty personnel were involved in this rescue. Park …