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Headwaters Trails Alliance wraps up productive 2014 field season

Local News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 1:49pm
Headwaters Trails Alliance is wrapping up an amazing 2014 field season with historical amounts of work accomplished on Grand County trails. Thanks to the support of funders and volunteers alike, Grand County trails saw much needed maintenance and improvements during the past several months. Record amounts of field work took place through the local Adopt a Trail Program, which is run in collaboration between HTA and the Sulphur Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service. Headwaters Trails Alliance assumed management of the Adopt a Trail Program this summer thanks to the generous support of Grand County. Under this program, more …

‘The Innovators,’ by Walter Isaacson

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 1:30pm
A history of the digital age, and of the collaborators and lone tinkerers who helped usher it in.

'Nora Webster,' by Colm Toibin

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 1:25pm
A woman struggles toward independence after her husband’s unexpected death in Colm Toibin’s novel.

The Enforcer: John Branch’s ‘Boy on Ice’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 1:25pm
Derek Boogaard gave everything he had to a sport that ultimately destroyed his life.

Community Briefs, Oct. 3

Local News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 1:17pm
Fraser Valley Rec District survey The Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District (FVMRD) is soliciting input on a comprehensive parks and recreation needs assessment study. As part of this process, consultants are conducting a random mail survey of residents of the FVMRD to better understand resident desires in planning for future parks and recreation improvements, programs, open space acquisitions, and other investments in the community. Surveys are being mailed to 1,800 randomly selected residents in the District and will begin arriving in households this week. If you do not receive a survey in the mail and would like to complete a …

Wilderness Spotlight: Vasquez Peak

Local News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:57am
On Sept. 3, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law. Since then, four wilderness areas have been established in Grand County that are managed by the U.S. Forest Service’s Sulphur Ranger District.: Indian Peaks, Never Summer, Byers Peak and Vasquez Peak. Vasquez Peak The 12,300-acre Vasquez Peak Wilderness Area was one of two wilderness areas created by the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993. Seven miles of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail run across the alpine landscape, which also serves as headwaters to Vasquez Creek, an important water resource for Denver. During summers, large herds of …
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