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A bittersweet end to the Fraser Valley biking season

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:01pm
I think I made the last ride of the season in the Winter Park area on my cross country mountain bike. Winter has really arrived. It is like it was waiting for us to say good bye to fall by letting us hold onto the last ties to summer just a bit longer. It was a hard decision on what was going to be the last classic ride of the year. I thought Tipperary would be very fitting. It has always been an iconic trail and has a vast history. Our first races where held there. The race course aka …

Headwaters Trails Alliance names new director

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:53am
Headwaters Trails Alliance has announced the hiring of its new Executive Director Meara Michel. “Meara’s experience with local nonprofit organizations in combination with her background in recreation and knowledge of the Grand County trail system made her the ideal candidate for the position,” according to a prepared statement from the HTA board. She succeeds Maura McKnight, who is leaving HTA to work at her family businesses. “The HTA Board of Directors would like to personally thank Maura for her dedicated service to the organization and wish her the best with her future endeavors,” the statement says. Michel will officially start …

Established company has new name

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:33am
If you have lived in Winter Park Colorado for the last 30 years, you are probably familiar with the lodging company, Beaver Village Condominiums. Specializing in condominium vacation rentals at the Beaver Village Condominiums complex, this company (Teverbaugh Heaton Management) has been around for quite a long time. Kristy Meyer is the current owner/general manager and has been with the organization since 1985. In 2011 Kristy purchased Destinations West, a local high-end rental management company. The purchase of Destinations West allowed the company to offer vacation rental management services beyond Beaver Village Condominiums. The company is now able to work …

Nonprofit Spotlight: Grand County Water Information Network

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:17am
Grand County Water Information Network, or GCWIN, was incorporated in 2004. Today the organization is composed of 21 different entities from both the East and West slopes involved in water programs in Grand County. Our mission is to coordinate, manage and consolidate the water quality monitoring, information and educational programs in Grand County using a watershed approach. Our key objectives are: 1. Implement a monitoring program that is watershed-based, and scientifically sound. 2. Work collaboratively to collect and manage water quality data from other entities. 3. Maintain a comprehensive water quality database that is accurate, trusted and available to the …

DeVos: What is a hobnail, anyway?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:17am
Al Capp entertained America for 44 years with Li’l Abner, a cartoon strip about hillbilly life in the Arkansas backwoods. In 1928, he was 19 years old and the youngest syndicated cartoonist in America. When he was 25 he began his strip about the spinster Sadie Hawkins’ pursuit of the terrified Dogpatch bachelors. The nation was in the throes of the Depression and Li’l Abner’s hardscrabble life struck a chord with the times. It was also the heyday of newspapers and by 1940, Al Capp’s cartoon was carried across the nation in over 700 papers. His cartoon strip was read …

Hamilton: Open borders, Obamnesty and voter fraud

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:17am
It is rare to read a book on public policy that does not make one side or the other furious. If ever there was a book that is fair and balanced, this writer would give the nod to Sylvia Longmire and her: Border Insecurity: Why Big Money, Fences, and Drones Aren’t Making Us Safer, (2014). We often hear politicians talk about the need to “secure our southern border.” While that sounds like a way to fix our enormous problem with illegal immigration, it is just not physically possible to secure our border with Mexico across its almost 2,000-mile length. In …

Muftic: The challenges facing the GOP

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:17am
The “party of no” now must become the “party of yes” or face an electorate in 2016 already fed up with inaction on issues important to them. The monkey is now on the GOP’s back to provide solutions. The GOP won with anti-Obama and anti-gridlock sentiment. If the GOP thinks all they have to do is make good on promises to roll back Obama’s programs, and send the White House legislation they know will get vetoed, they may lay the seeds for their own defeat in 2016. Voters clearly want more than more gridlock. If the GOP proposes alternatives, what …