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Sky-Hi News ‘three-peats’ for General Excellence

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:05pm
For the third year running, the Sky-Hi News has been named the best newspaper in Colorado in its circulation class.The newspaper won the coveted General Excellence award during the Colorado Press Association’s 137th Annual Convention at the Downtown Westin Hotel in Denver on Saturday, Feb. 21. In all, the Sky-Hi News won 27 awards for work published between Sept. 1, 2013, and Aug. 31, 2014.The newspaper competes in the Class 4 circulation category, which includes papers with circulation between 4,001 and 7,000. This year’s contest entries were judged by newspaper peers from the Missouri Press Association. Awards are granted in …

Panther boys Nordic squad finishes 2nd in league

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:09am
A police escort ushered the Middle Park Nordic and Alpine teams out of Granby this past Wednesday en route to Summit County for the Nordic and Alpine state championships. The Nordic championships were held Thursday and Friday at the new Adventure Park in the Frisco Nordic Center complex. On Thursday, the Skate Championship 5K skate took place. MPHS girls finished in 10th place. Sierra Smith was the top Panther racer in 30th at 20:03. Emily Jensen followed her in 55th at 21:46. Darby Howard rounded out the team in 56th at 21:50. The boys finished in 6th. Theo Loo placed …

Grand County Real Estate Transactions, Feb. 15-21, 2014

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 9:53am
Grand County transactions, Feb. 15-21 Forest at St Louis Creek Subd TRT 4 – Benjamin Monroe to JVR Properties LLC, $250,000Lakeview Subdivision Unit 3, Bldg B – Van Donselaar Family Trust to John and Janet Anderstrom, $125,000Mountain Meadows Subdivision Block 1, Lots 4,5 – Michael and Glenda Collins to Tim and Michelle Eubank, $254,000Hills at Winter Park Ranch Lot 6 – Rodney and Kimberly Aulick to Martha M Ha Revocable Trust, $295,000Grandview Villas Unit 201 – Global Recovery One LLC to Rick, Lisa, Rod and Michele Flanigan, $150,000Columbine Lake Lot 4, Block 11 – Flores Trust, Lyndee Sternad, E R …

Riddell: Finding the right employees is critical

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 9:37am
As long as Grand County remains a service based recreational economy, finding and keeping good employees will remain a major challenge. While every successful company in any geographical area must consistently meet this challenge, the transitory nature of Grand County’s recreationally focused workforce adds even more complexity to this very real issue. Today we are going to try to provide some structural insights with the goal of providing a different path to sustainable success. Before addressing specific retention ideas, perhaps the best place to start is an honest appraisal of the role of the service providing employee. Specifically, does the …

Letter: Our forests managed for special interests

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 9:21am
To the Editor:I read Drew Munro’s article about public land. It is quite interesting that we have much the same thoughts about “Public Lands,” and the increasing restrictions placed on use, access, and the “double taxation” in the form of fees.First, I don’t use the National Parks much, so I will keep them out of this letter.I frequently use the Arapaho National Forest, and the BLM lands mostly in Grand County, and I get to other places occasionally.I am sick of the disaster that has become the U.S. Forest Service. They do not manage the “Public’s” property anymore for the …

Letter: Obama’s foreign policy record is abysmal

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 9:21am
To the Editor:If Felicia Muftic’s column announcing that the 2016 GOP presidential candidates are lacking in foreign policy experience had been written by anyone else, I would have considered it a brilliant effort at satire. However, I am sure she thought her piece to be serious and insightful.While she is correct to point out that many GOP candidates do not have strong foreign policy backgrounds and thus are POTENTIALLY vulnerable to missteps in this arena , her column lacks any credibility by failing to address the current administration’s utter failure in handling foreign affairs.President Obama came to the White House …

Letter: Candidate’s honesty about faith is laudable

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 9:13am
To the Editor:To quote an icon of the GOP, “Well, there you go again.” I am of course referring to Felicia Muftic and her never-ending biased rhetoric toward Christians in her column in the Sky-Hi News. This past week she wrote about potential GOP presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker, among several others.Gov. Walker, who is open about his Christian faith, was in England recently and he was asked about creationism. Ms. Muftic deftly wrote, “… he refused to deny the concept of creationism …” thereby raising eyebrows and disbelief he still believed in it. Ms. Muftic went on to imply …

Letter: Candidate’s honesty about faith laudable

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 9:13am
To the Editor:To quote an icon of the GOP, “Well, there you go again.” I am of course referring to Felicia Muftic and her never-ending biased rhetoric toward Christians in her column in the Sky-Hi News. This past week she wrote about potential GOP presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker, among several others.Gov. Walker, who is open about his Christian faith, was in England recently and he was asked about creationism. Ms. Muftic deftly wrote, “… he refused to deny the concept of creationism …” thereby raising eyebrows and disbelief he still believed in it. Ms. Muftic went on to imply …