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Photos: Crews work to open Trail Ridge Road

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 2:29pm

Grand County libraries expand hours on May 21

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 1:49pm
The Grand County Library District would like to remind library users that the new branch hours will begin on Thursday, May 21.Additional funds from a legal settlement in late 2014 and the recent refinancing of debt have given the Grand County Library District Board of Trustees the opportunity to re-evaluate its financial planning for the current 3-year strategic plan. The library district’s finance committee has undertaken careful financial forecasting to determine the best use of these additional reserves.As a result of responses to the library district’s 2014 GCLD Community Survey, the GCLD board has increased open hours at all five …

Letter: Year-round transportation system benefits Grand County

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 1:41pm
To the Editor:For any one who did not attend the town meeting on the creation of a transportation district, here are the facts.The proposed transportation system will be paid for by use taxes and transfer taxes mostly paid by our guests and second-home owners. With the transportation system controlled by the towns we can apply for state and federal funds as well to fund the transportation system. Now we can have a year-round transportation system.A year-round transportation system will reduce congestion on our roads and make our air less polluted. We will be safer with more buses and fewer cars …

4-H Catch-a-Calf Program accepting applications

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 1:41pm
KREMMLING — The third annual 4-H Catch-a-Calf contest will take place this August during the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo. In order to compete, youth must turn an application in to the Extension Office by June 1.The program was started to promote the 4-H beef project and get more kids involved in beef production. Raising a 4-H steer or heifer can be costly and time-consuming, and this program gives a start-up advantage to the participants. The 4-H Catch-a-Calf program gives youth the opportunity to learn responsibility, animal care, financial planning, and business skills. Youth are guided through the project by …

Entrepreneur Investigation Camp introduces kids to business

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 1:25pm
Many businesses have enjoyed great success in “growing their own” managers and executives. While there can be advantages to bringing in a “fresh set of eyes,” sometimes the best leaders are those who have learned about a business from the inside, committed themselves to a company or an idea and worked faithfully to build a successful business. Business entrepreneurs, almost by definition, grow themselves. Typically, a business entrepreneur has the vision, the skills and the courage necessary to build a business from scratch, or take an idea and bring it to reality.Grand County’s business economy has numerous examples of successful …

Riddell: Thinking and acting like a business owner

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 1:17pm
Effective managers have one trait in common — they are all pretty good problem solvers. Inherent in their problem solving is their ability to separate problems from symptoms, causes from effects.For example, for golfers a ball going uncontrollably to the right is both a symptom and an effect. It is a symptom of a swing flaw and it can be caused by a significant number of factors, not the least of which might be a lack of talent. For today’s manager, ever-changing customer requirements are the main cause; for organizational effectiveness, changing compensation plans should be the main effect.As long …

Make Families Grand – It’s never too early for STEM

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 1:09pm
In April Grand Beginnings celebrated its 14th annual Children’s Fair with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) theme, and the results are in : The STEM Fair was a great success!Vendors had kids excited about aquatic insects, animal hides, germ lights, robots, seedlings, and volcanoes. While the fair helped recognize all the amazing STEM related people in our community, STEM learning can continue every day at home too.The Colorado Early Learning and Development guidelines highlights that STEM-related learning is a key part to early cognitive development, stating, “Early ideas about number and size lay the foundation for the development …

Grand County Real Estate Transactions, May 10-16, 2015

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 1:01pm
Grand County transactions May 10-16Gore City Addn to Kremmling Block 2, Lots 7,8 – Misty Quillen to Daniel Fernandez, $65,830Granby Ranch Filing 6, Lot 5 – Selene RMOF REO Acquisition II LLC to Paul Prokop and Chong Estes, $26,500Columbine Lake Block 8, Lots 130,131 – Kent and Ann Morgan to Jeffrey Petersell and Mary Beth Piserchio, $264,000Ten Mile Creek Estates Lot 14 – Gary and Lori Damon to Nicolle and Scott Rose, $579,900Granby Ranch Filing 1B, Lot 60 – Terry and Michelle Taggart to William and Kathleen Fowler, $495,000Granby Ranch Filing 3, Lot 29 – Selene RMOF REO Acquisitions II …

Fraser Valley Rec District refinances bonds, saves $1.1 million

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:53pm
The Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District refinanced a portion of its outstanding 2008 general obligation bonds, saving taxpayers $1,127,180 over the course of the bond repayment, according to the district.Together with a previous refinancing completed in 2013, the District has reduced taxpayer burden by nearly $1.7 million, according to District officials. Taxpayers will benefit from a lower mill levy for bond repayment.The District’s 2008 bonds were originally issued to finance the voter-approved FVMRD Community Enhancement Projects. These projects included the District’s Grand Park Community Recreation Center, the addition of the Icebox ice rink, and a new irrigation system and clubhouse …

Legacy becomes official Mendota Fireplace dealer

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:53pm
As the economy in Grand County gears back up, new construction and home remodeling projects are becoming more and more common.To meet the needs of local consumers, Legacy Building Specialties of Granby has become an official dealer for the Mendota line of fireplaces. Along with being official dealers of Mendota Fireplaces, Legacy will also be installing the fireplaces and performing service and maintenance work.Mendota Fireplaces are high-end luxury units. They are gas operated, either propane or natural gas. The units come in multiple styles with different options regarding the fireplace face materials and colors as well as different base materials …

Obituary: Virginia Mae Marte

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:21pm
Virginia Marte, 81, of Granby passed away May 9, 2015, at home from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Virginia was born Sept. 1, 1933, to Wilbern and Marguerite (Horn) Shiflet. She grew up in Hot Sulphur Springs and graduated from Middle Park Union High School, and went on to graduate from Colorado State College of Education in 1955. She worked as an elementary school teacher for several years.She married Joe Marte in 1964, becoming step-mother to his son, Leigh, and they had a son, John, in 1968. She then lived as a stay-at-home mother and homemaker. She is fondly remembered as …

Grand County Search and Rescue plucks radio operator off Mt. Flora

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:57am
On Sunday, May 17, Grand County earch and Rescue helped 59-year-old Littleton resident, Brad Bylund, off of Mount Flora above Berthoud Pass.Mr Bylund is a “Ham” — a common nickname for amateur radio enthusiast — who enjoys his hobby by summiting a peak and seeing who he can reach with his radio via the Colorado Connection Repeaters ham radio network. His intended destination was Mount Flora, on snowshoes, according to CGSAR. The initial call came just before noon for a subject stranded in a whiteout, with GPS coordinates that put him barely into Clear Creek county at 12,600 feet southeast …