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New planner a familiar face in Grand County

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:25pm
Bill Gray worked as a planner for Grand County for nearly 10 years before taking a position in Eagle and, later, Colorado Springs.But for Gray, the allure of Grand County was just too much.After spending more than a decade elsewhere, Gray has returned to Grand County to head its planning and zoning department.Since starting on Jan.5, he’s been busy with the usual duties of his office, overseeing the permitting of a new gravel pit near Kremmling as well as handling the minutiae of a county planning department.“It’s just kind of lots of little minor things,” Gray said. “Allowing people to …

Winter Park’s Trestle named top bike park in the Rockies

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:01pm
It’s no secret among Coloradans that Trestle Bike Park is a world-class destination for downhill junkies.Now the Winter Park biking mecca has been voted the top bike park in the Rocky Mountains by riders from across the continent.Trestle took the honor in the 2014 Rider’s Choice Awards, an online contest held by popular mountain biking website mtbparks.com.It’s the second year that Trestle has taken the region’s top spot.“I think it just goes to show the reputation of Trestle Bike Park within the biking industry,” said Steve Hurlbert, communications director for Winter Park Resort and Trestle Bike Park. “These are people …

Fraser Holiday Inn closed after small fire

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:53pm
The Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Fraser is closed after a fire caused damage to part of the roof.East Grand Fire responded to a call for a small fire in the building around 11:45 a.m. on Monday, April 14, said Fire Chief Todd Holzwarth.No one was injured in the blaze, which started in the building’s attic space, Holzwarth said. The fire was contained by a sprinkler system in the attic.The cause of the fire is still under investigation, though Holzwarth said it appeared that the source was wiring in the roof’s heat tracing system.“It’s really hard on that stuff …

Grand Lake board OKs elementary school transfer

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:37pm
After months of discussion the transfer of the Grand Lake Elementary School was approved by the Grand Lake Board of Trustees on Monday night.The GLES has been a topic of serious discussion in the Grand Lake community for some time, but Monday night the Board of Trustees took the plunge. The school became vacant after the East Grand School District (EGSD) Board of Education voted to close the facility in 2011.Grand Lake Town Manager Jim White explained the Board voted 6-1 to approve the transfer. In their motion approving the transfer the Board also approved the creation of a committee …

Munro — Public transportation: Can Grand County get there from here?

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:29pm
Cartoonist Rob Pudim is onto something with this week’s offering. When people start talking about public transportation in Grand County, serious consideration almost always gets “high centered” as soon as the funding issue is broached.Every effort ought to be made to prevent that from happening as this new transportation planning process is undertaken.I suggest this because I can think of only one thing that might do more to enhance the livability and, perhaps, the economy, of Grand County than a decent public transportation system. The “other thing” is an institution of higher learning, which is another matter altogether.Having witnessed firsthand …

Photo: Lake Granby ice-out

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:49pm

Library District stages 12th Annual Book Float Competition

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:45pm
The Grand County Library District is holding its 12th annual Book Float Contest. This popular activity for elementary age children uses imagination and creativity as children craft a miniature display based on the theme of a favorite book.“The range and creativity is always so exciting to see” says Emily Pedersen, branch manager in Kremmling. “The kids really express their love of reading and books in this project. The competition is so intriguing that we often have adults wanting to join in.”The rules are simple. Decorate a shoe box (or other box of similar size) with a scene based on a …

WPCS students stage ‘Canterbury Tales’

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:49am
Classic literature and history come to life as students from Winter Park Christian School perform Six Canterbury Tales adapted from Chaucer’s famous work. “The school’s Humanities program follows a chronological four-year cycle through history,” said Dina Osborne, Humanities teacher and drama director. Students begin by studying Antiquity, then Christendom, American Culture and Modernity. Students explore each year’s historical period in many different ways: projects, literature, educational travel, and — in this case — drama.Right now, they are looking into history from the Christendom Era, which coincides with Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. There are eight students grades 9-12 participating in this upcoming …

Grand County Real Estate Transactions, April 5-11, 2015

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:33am
Grand County transactions, April 5-11Rabbit Ears Village Subdivision Lot 66 – Bank New York Mellon, Bank New York TSTE, CWABS Inc Asset Backed Certificates Series 2007-B to Loren and Adela Sadler, $170,000Moraine Park Lot 29, Block 3 – US Bank Trust NA TSTE, LSF8 Master Participation Trust to Scott Jerke, $118,000Meadow Ridge Lodges Court 19, Unit 6 – Eric and Catherine Belaski to Amy Buckingham, $217,500Aspen Meadows Condominiums Unit 107, Bldg F, Garage Unit 65 – Sally Conger to Nancy Ronalter, $122,500Himebaughs 1st Addition Hot Sulphur Springs Block 1, Lots 16,17,18,19 – Nelilie Tibbs, Neilie Goodwin to Relo Direct Inc, …