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Grand County residents asked to participate in Grand Profile survey

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 3:25pm
Editor’s note: This is the first of three articles about the Grand Profile. Look for the other two next week. Grand County residents are being asked to help shed some light on the economic make-up of the community. Very soon, business and resident surveys will be hitting mail boxes, in-boxes, town offices and chambers of commerce in an attempt to collect comprehensive local information about who lives, works, and plays in Grand County in an effort to develop a comprehensive community profile. The effort, dubbed the Grand Profile, will help civic and business leaders make informed decisions about the future …

Granby woman scares bear up a pole

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 3:17pm
Bear activity is picking up as winter approaches, and many area residents are learning first-hand what fare pleases the palate of the American black bear. One Granby woman caught a couple of bears in flagrante raiding a food source that’s pretty ubiquitous around the county – dog food. Pam Minear had just fed her four dogs their final meal of the evening when she caught a small bear scampering away from a stash of dog food on her porch. Minear caught sight of the bear’s “small little butt” slipping off of her porch, but her encounter didn’t end there. “The …

Volunteer delivers literacy by the truckload

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 3:09pm
More than half a dozen times a year, Cathy Craig loads boxes of books into her Toyota 4Runner and heads north out of Granby. And not just a few books. Sometimes 40 boxes, with up to 30 books apiece. She has repeated this ritual since 2009, when she read about a bake sale to raise funds for the library at Fort Washakie, Wyo. Craig attended the sale during one of her regular sightseeing trips to Wyoming, and so began her book-ferrying odyssey. Among those she met at the sale was Robin Levin, director of library services at the Washakie School …

Headwaters Trails Alliance wraps up productive 2014 field season

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 1:49pm
Headwaters Trails Alliance is wrapping up an amazing 2014 field season with historical amounts of work accomplished on Grand County trails. Thanks to the support of funders and volunteers alike, Grand County trails saw much needed maintenance and improvements during the past several months. Record amounts of field work took place through the local Adopt a Trail Program, which is run in collaboration between HTA and the Sulphur Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service. Headwaters Trails Alliance assumed management of the Adopt a Trail Program this summer thanks to the generous support of Grand County. Under this program, more …

Community Briefs, Oct. 3

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 1:17pm
Fraser Valley Rec District survey The Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District (FVMRD) is soliciting input on a comprehensive parks and recreation needs assessment study. As part of this process, consultants are conducting a random mail survey of residents of the FVMRD to better understand resident desires in planning for future parks and recreation improvements, programs, open space acquisitions, and other investments in the community. Surveys are being mailed to 1,800 randomly selected residents in the District and will begin arriving in households this week. If you do not receive a survey in the mail and would like to complete a …

Wilderness Spotlight: Vasquez Peak

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:57am
On Sept. 3, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law. Since then, four wilderness areas have been established in Grand County that are managed by the U.S. Forest Service’s Sulphur Ranger District.: Indian Peaks, Never Summer, Byers Peak and Vasquez Peak. Vasquez Peak The 12,300-acre Vasquez Peak Wilderness Area was one of two wilderness areas created by the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993. Seven miles of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail run across the alpine landscape, which also serves as headwaters to Vasquez Creek, an important water resource for Denver. During summers, large herds of …