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Three Lakes Annual meeting highlights Grand Lake clarity issues

Local News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 8:05pm
The Three Lakes Watershed Association held its annual meeting Saturday morning, June 25, at the Grand Lake Fire Station. The central topic of discussion was one that, as Association President Scally O’Donnell reminded attendees, people in this county have been arguing about since 1954: the clarity of Grand Lake. Clarity issues are directly connected to the Bureau of Reclamation’s Colorado Big Thompson project, which pumps of water from Shadow Mountain Reservoir through Grand Lake and into the Alva B. Adams tunnel for use on the east side of the state. Signe Snortland, Eastern Colorado Area Manager for the Bureau of …

Letter: Nolan, The disregard for citizen input by GCLD is appalling,

Local News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 8:05pm
The disregard for citizen input by GCLD is appalling,I was dismayed by the June 21 meeting of the Grand County Library Board of Trustees in which they completely ignored public input regarding their plan to close the Hot Sulphur Springs library. At their May meeting they heard impassioned pleas from Hot Sulphur Springs citizens to keep our library open. In addition, the trustees received many letters, saw letters published in the newspapers and there were parade demonstrations all imploring them to consider alternatives for dealing with their budget issue that do not involve closing the Hot Sulphur Springs library. In …

Rollins Pass petition online

Local News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 8:05pm
A petition is circulating to reopen Moffat Road and Needles Eye Tunnel over Rollins Pass. Rollins Pass was closed in 1990 due to a rockslide in the tunnel, and attempts have been made to reopen it, but none successful. The petition cites a bill passed on August 21, 2002 called the James Peak Wilderness and Protection Area Bill (Public Law 107-216). “If requested by one or more of the Colorado Counties of Grand, Gilpin, and Boulder, the Secretary shall provide technical assistance and otherwise cooperate with respect to repairing the Rollins Pass road in those counties sufficiently to allow two-wheel-drive …

Obituary: Joan Hedderson Canon

Local News - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 8:05pm
Joan Hedderson Canon, who nursed and spoiled and otherwise loved those who surrounded her through a life of faith and caring, died peacefully in her sleep on the night of June 21, 2016. Harry, her loving husband of 61 years, woke to find her at rest in their Grand Lake home and in the care of her Heavenly Father. She was 82. Joan was born Jan. 3, 1934 to George and Edith Hedderson, who raised her in a Philadelphia row house. Their daughter would go on to spend the rest of her life caring for others - first as a …
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