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Each December, the Mountain Family Center seeks community members to bring holiday cheer to needy families as part of its Christmas program. The Center gathers gifts and grocery cards for families struggling to make ends meet, and still has four families who need to be sponsored. The Mountain Family Center coordinates with the Angel Tree in Winter Park and Grand Angels in Grand Lake to ensure there’s no duplication in families signing up. “Between the three of us, we serve many families by providing Christmas gifts where there many not otherwise be any,” said Executive Director Helen Morton Sedlar. For …
Grand County commissioners are formulating regulations for both retail and medical marijuana facilities looking to open under Colorado’s Amendment 64. The commissioners discussed a draft set of marijuana laws during a public meeting on Monday, Dec. 2. The regulations will only apply to unincorporated Grand County with appropriate zoning, which mostly includes Tabernash, areas surrounding Granby, areas north and east of Hot Sulphur Springs, areas south and east of Kremmling and areas along Highway 34 (for detailed maps of unincorporated county areas with zoning potential for retail marijuana, see the county website). The county’s marijuana licensing draft largely used Denver’s …
GRANBY — Mountain Beast Mixed Martial Arts in Granby is expanding to include a new fitness center that will feature everything from free weights to cardio workout machines. The new fitness center will be connected to the fight school and will be located where Curves used to be located in Granby. “It is not a massive facility,” said Rob Munro, owner of the two training facilities. “But for the space, we provide as much diversity in our training as possible.” The fitness center will offer open workout sessions and classes for Olympic lifting, power lifting, body lifting, and there are …
South Africa's Mponeng gold mine is a 2.5-mile-deep network of chutes and tunnels that employs about 4,000 miners. Of course, that number doesn't include the miners who wander its tunnels clandestinely, stealing and refining ore. In a new book, journalist Matthew Hart investigates why gold and crime sometimes go hand in hand.
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Isabel Greenberg's new Encyclopedia of Early Earth weaves a human love story into a quasi-Biblical creation tale, full of capricious gods, feckless shamans and more-or-less doomed love. Reviewer Glen Weldon says the graphic novel is full of tasty visual gags, and "lands with an emotional impact you likely won't see coming."