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Rau: Great trails build great communities

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:13pm
HTA presented the latest draft of the Grand County Master Plan on July 21 at the Winter Park Town Hall. Most of the people who had participated in the process by discussing the hopes and objectives of their particular trail discipline were present.The process of drawing all these people to agree on trail usage, trail functions, trail maintenance plans, funding issues, and more had been a long and daunting process. And the Master Plan will become a living document, meant to be responsive as situations change. Yet all user groups are asked to work with it together as this plan …

Granby Gut Buster slated for July 25

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:57am
Bring the entire family out for the 27th Annual Gut Buster, a 5K Run/Walk open to all ages and abilities. Start time is 9 a.m. Saturday, July 25. Start and finish areas will be at the Granby Town Hall, (Zero Jasper Ave.).A bouncy house, music, great door prizes, and refreshments for all will be on hand. Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female finishers as well as to the top three male / female finishers in each of the eight age categories.Registration forms are available at the Town of Granby Recreation Department (Town Hall, Zero Jasper Avenue), …

Wildflowers topic of naturalist program

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:49am
Grand Huts and the Fraser Valley Rec District invite the public to join a naturalist program to be held at the Broome Hut on the fourth Saturday of July and August. Join naturalists for a fun, free and informative program to be held between noon and 1 p.m.Topics will include the mountains and physical environment, glacial geology, alpine ecology, plants and animals of the subalpine forest and some local history. Simply meet on the hut patio by 11:45 a.m. on the day of the program. The volunteer naturalist will be on site to answer questions from 10 a.m. - 2 …

Vintage Baseball game set for July 25 in Fraser

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:49am
The “Local Celebrity” baseball team will be playing a Denver Vintage Baseball Team at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Fraser Valley Sports Complex. Gates open at noon.This is a free, family event (donation recommended). Concessions and activity tickets for the inflatable family fun activities will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the playground project. …

‘Spin for the Stars’ at Mountain Life Fitness

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:33am
GRANBY – On Saturday, Aug. 8, Jackie Wright at Mountain Life Fitness will be hosting a spin-a-thon, “Spin for the Stars,” to benefit the local nonprofit the Shining Stars Foundation.Starting at 8 a.m. and going until 1:15 p.m., five 45-minute spin classes will be offered. Each class costs $35 per person with 100 percent of the proceeds going to benefit kids with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. All ages and levels are welcome to join in the fun.Children under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian present, and children between the ages of 16-18 must have a …

Letter: Hooray for Judge Mary Hoak

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:25am
To the Editor:At least someone has common sense regarding the Brigid Irish case.Ms. Irish is accused of stealing in excess of a half million dollars as a public employee. Now the District Attorney has agreed to a plea bargain that includes no jail time and highlights restitution. Of course, I have no idea of what the merits of the case are but know that a great deal of resources (costs and man hours) went into the investigation and prosecution to merit a 900-plus count indictment.According to the recent article Ms. Irish is represented by the “public defender.” That is costing …

Obituary: Melvin G. Conn

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:09am
Melvin G. Conn was called home to be with the Lord on July 18, 2015. Mel was born to T.V. and Estell (Mewbourn) Conn on Dec. 28, 1949 in Cullman, Ala. At the age of 18, Mel moved to Granby, Colo., to work with his uncle.Shortly after moving here, he met his best friend, Geneva Cautrell; it was love at first sight. After only six months Mel and Geneva were married in Alabama. They were blessed with three beautiful daughters, Sophie, Shelly, and Jennifer. Mel worked at Brodrick’s Sawmill, Cautrell and Son’s Excavating, CDOT, and owned Columbine Cafe and Mel’s …

De Vos: Mata Hari executed tomorrow!

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:09am
Hooking up online has never been easier. I’ll have my app get in touch with your app. But back before eHarmony.com, there were only newspapers. And that’s how shapely Marge Zelle met wealthy Rudy MacLeod. Rudy was living in Indonesia in the 1890s and desperately seeking companionship. He advertised for a bride in European newspapers and Marge, living in Amsterdam, fell deeply in love with his ad.They married in 1895 and moved to Java, but as so often happens on blind dates, Rudy turned out to be an alcoholic brute with a syphilitic mistress. The bloom came off the rose …