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Invest a little sweat equity in your future hiking and biking adventures. Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative is finishing construction of an ADA-accessible boardwalk over beaver ponds just north of Fairplay that will allow hikers and mountain bikers to access Forest Service Trail 747. In add…

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Come enjoy the legendary country breakfast served by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8661 on Sunday, Aug. 2 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Come and enjoy all you can eat. Note that masks are required inside the building. There will be no indoor seating, and outdoor seating will be limited. Donation …

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Thursday, Aug. 13, the second annual Nate Carrigan Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament will take place at Collegiate Peaks Golf Course in Buena Vista. The $100 per person entry fee includes the round of golf, use of a cart, a gift bag and lunch. Mulligans allowed. Raffles will follow.

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This hour-long program presented by interpretive naturalist and long-time storyteller Swiftdeer-Paige celebrates the return of the coyote to our area. Play a lively audience participatory game to learn how coyotes survive in the modern world, listen to a whimsical Okanagan story about how th…

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Edith Teter Preschool in Fairplay is enrolling for the 2020-21 school year. Ages two-and-one-half thru five welcome. Worried you can’t afford preschool? More than 80% of our preschool families receive scholarships for discounted rates or even free enrollment. Ask how we can help. Call 719-83…

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Fairplay Library, 400 Front Street, opens to the public with our regular hours on Monday, July 20. We will also continue our curbside service pickup on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Our book garage will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Daigen Springer of Hartsel has been named to the Honorable Mention list at Mcpherson College in McPherson, Kan., for the spring 2020 semester. To qualify for the honor students must earn a grade point average of 3.25 to 3.54.

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Come join story time 10 a.m. every Wednesday at Staunton State Park Visitor Center Patio. Afterwards, take a fun hike to learn about the natural world. The hike will be about one mile (or less if you want) along Davis Ponds Trail.

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2020 is a special year, so Staunton State Park’s annual Marmot Fest has changed to a visual/virtual meandering hike. Come enjoy a beautiful hike along Staunton Ranch from the Meadows Parking Lot. Learn fun and fanciful facts about our little furry friends: the marmots.

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Makenna R. Browne of Conifer graduated this June from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., with an Honors Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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Michael Ball of Lake George has been named to Denison University’s 2020 spring semester dean’s list.   Denison University is located in Granville, Ohio. Students who achieve dean’s list status have maintained a grade point average of 3.7 or better (out of 4.0) for the semester. Ball is a mem…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream to you. On Saturday, June 20 at 7 p.m., Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge will be presenting a reading of this beloved classic by our cast. Shakespeare dealt with plagues and isolation many times during his life. Actors would work individually on their own parts, no…

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Make-believe, imagination, and your goal to achieve is all you need to take an epic journey discovering magical worlds as you Explore Summer Reading with the Bailey Library. Everyone is welcome on this quest for knowledge, fun and adventure as you imagine your story. The story is yours to cr…

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Undergraduate students at Montana State University in Bozeman have been named to the university’s two honor rolls for the 2020 spring semester. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours to be on either the President’s List (4.0 GPA) or Dean’s List (3.5 GPA or higher).

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Fairplay Library and South Park City Museum are collaborating in 2020 Summer Reading Program, “Imagine your story, going back in time to the 1880s in Park County.” Give-away SRP family packets include: 10 stimulating writing prompts, writing exercises, mystery items found in a trunk at the m…

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On Saturday, June 27, Crow Hill Insurance will host their ninth annual free community Shred-A-Thon from 9 a.m.-noon. The event will take place at the office located at 460 County Road 43, near the top of Crow Hill and the traffic light. A certified shredding company will be on site to shred …

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Colorado Trail Foundation has volunteer trail crew scheduled this summer, some in Park County. Participants must be at least 16 years of age (unless approved by crew leader) and be in good physical condition. No previous trail building experience is required; equipment is provided. Complete …

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Kayla Schimpf of Guffey has graduated with a bachelor of science in biology, chemistry from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.

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Jefferson Community Civic Association (JCCA) regrets to inform you that we will not be selling peaches this year.  C&R Farms notified us that their peach crop froze this year and they will be unable to supply us with peaches.

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Per Colorado Public Health Order 20-28, which limits gatherings to 10 or fewer people, the R7ROA Board has changed the date of the annual meeting to Saturday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Jefferson Community Center.

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Fairplay Library, 400 Front Street, now has curbside service for all Park County Libraries cardholders. Please make your requests either by email at fairplaylib@parkco.us, or by phone at 719-836-4297, or make your request online at the website for Park County Libraries at https://parkcounty.…

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Conifer Historical Society is looking for people to help email newsletters and deal with social media (Facebook, Pinecam, Nextdoor, etc.). Have some time and skills to share? Please email us at info@coniferhistoricalsociety.org.

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Alma Foundation would like to congradulate both recipients of their $1,000 college scholarships for 2020: Scarlett Caniglia and John E. Saucedo-Corneli.

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Platte Canyon High School senior Drew Heineman has been named a Hagan Scholarship recipient for fall 2020. This scholarship is awarded to just a few hundred rural students across the nation. Drew is leaning toward attending Charleston Southern University in Charleston, S.C., majoring in biol…

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Colorado Trail Foundation has volunteer trail crews scheduled this summer, some in Park County. Participants must be at least 16 years of age (unless approved by crew leader) and be in good physical condition. No previous trail building experience is required; equipment is provided. Complete…

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Platte Canyon Schools Superintendent Mike Schmidt says that if students need to pick up items left at one of the schools, please contact Marilyn Sturk at the preschool, Jeff Lubansky at Deer Creek Elementary School, Jesse Walters at Fitzsimmons Middle School or Mike Schmidt at Platte Canyon …

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Drive-through meals are available at Deer Creek Elementary School. Hours are  Monday through Friday, 11a.m. to 1p.m. Pick up both breakfast and lunch at the same time. Open your cars trunk or hatch and indicate how many bags you need.

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LifeBridge Food Pantry is stocked with the good stuff for local families. Hours for pick-up are Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. You’ll find fresh produce, milk, eggs, meat, baked and paper goods and candy. Spread the word:

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While you are stuck at home, you can find cool things to do at What’s Happening in the Mountains. Find online virtual events and classes, and great free stage plays for the children to watch. Let them be entertained and amused checking out zoos and aquariums webcams. Go to https://www.whatsh…

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Park County Senior Coalition recently received emergency funding from the Older Americans Act and Summit Foundation to provide emergency meals to Park County residents 60 years of age and up.

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