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Early diversion ditch channels Grand Lake’s past

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:45pm
GRAND LAKE — In the early 1900s, James Cairns obtained the water rights for a ditch he constructed through town, which helped a fledging tourist town thrive during thirsty summer months. Past a century later, the Grand Lake town board of trustees is looking to add the Cairns ditch to the National Register of Historic Places. The trustees gave the Grand Lake Historical Society approval to begin the lengthy historical designation application process during a workshop on Monday, April 14. “We want to use it as a way for the public to understand the importance of water in the West,” …

‘Mt. Bike Capital USA’ brand to get a boost

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:45pm
WINTER PARK/FRASER — The Fraser Valley’s hundreds of miles of single-track trails have earned it the title of “Mountain Bike Capital USA,” and this summer, that brand will be getting an upgrade. According to Catherine Ross, executive director at the Winter Park and Fraser Chamber of Commerce, the brand will get a new marketing effort, a refreshed logo and a new event to kick it off, the Rock and Ride Festival, slated for July 12-13. “Just like we revitalized our brand of ‘Colorado’s Favorite Playground,’ this was tier two of revitalizing our brand as community,” Ross said. “It’s a way …

Granby office vendor pitches ‘buy local’ policy to county

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:01pm
The owner of Kopy Kat office supplies wants the county to ditto his efforts in buying local first. According to minutes from the county commissioners’ meeting on April 1, Peter Kerswell from Kopy Kat appeared before the board to ask county offices to buy supplies in-county. Commissioners explained they had made it clear that all departments need to purchase locally, but they cannot tell each department how to spend its budget. There “is a local apathy to using local businesses,” Kerswell said. Kerswell put forward the idea that the commissioners adopt a policy of the county requiring local purchases under …

Photo: Granby trustees sworn in

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:01pm

CodeRed test for cell phones rings April 15

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:57pm
Grand County will conduct a CodeRed Emergency Test at 10 a.m. on April 15. Residents and visitors who have registered in the CodeRed system will receive a call from the Grand County Office of Emergency Management through the CodeRed system with a test emergency message. The phone number 1-866-419-5000 can be called back at any time to hear the same recording. Grand County Emergency Manager Nowell Curran suggests cell phone users save this number in their contacts under “Grand County Emergency,” so that they can easily identify the call. Curran urges all to log onto the Grand County Emergency website, …

Cycle circuit fun, part I

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:37pm
First in a two-part series This fun cycle circuit program can be modified to enable you to run, walk, swim or hike, but it will be described with an indoor group cycle high intensity interval format. Wherever the cycling segments are detailed, you may insert a running, walking, swimming or hiking cardio component instead. This is a 75-minute program, however, it may be shortened to as little as 30 minutes if you prefer. This week the program details will be provided and next week the actual cycle circuit featured. As always, prior to beginning any exercise program, please consult your …