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The Friends of the Fairplay Community have been honored to serve Fairplay and surrounding communities since 1938. Our mission was to improve learning and technology opportunities in the community by providing a location where residents could access educational resources.

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Are you wondering how to pay for college or a trade school program? Here is one scholarship that may help. (And, don’t forget the Town of Fairplay Scholarship that we covered last week.) Next week, we will cover yet another scholarship, the First Annual Corporate Nate Carrigan Memorial Scholarship.

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The Park County Sheriff’s Office responded to 19 accident/motor vehicle calls, 14 animal control calls, 20 motor assist calls, 10 reckless driver calls, 105 traffic stops, 13 welfare checks and 389 other calls. The total calls amounted to 570.

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Once a month the Guffey Elder Group gathers at The Corona’s at Freshwater Saloon for lunch, provided free by The Bakery and The Corona’s, and to socialize.

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Horses, like other animals, become like family, and for Sonja Oliver, losing your beloved horses in such a mysterious way is heartbreaking.

Rex and Sonja Oliver lived in Park County for eight years along with their horses, Easter and Cinnamon. In order to help with their grandchildren, they decided to move back to Arkansas.

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Park County Search & Rescue supervisor Daniel Knudsen spoke with a sense of urgency during a Jan. 10 avalanche workshop sponsored by the Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative and held at the Alma Town Hall.

That sense of urgency stems from having been on hundreds of backcountry rescue missions where victims simply did not have the necessary knowledge or awareness to safely negotiate backcountry challenges such as avalanches.

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The annual Guffey Community Charter School Pie Palooza (this year it will mark the 11th) will be held Feb. 13 at 4 or 5 p.m. at the school, according to Principal Martine Walker at the January monthly board of directors meeting. Check the school’s website closer to the date for the time, www…

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Do you need some ideas on who to vote for in this year’s People’s Choice? Every week, until the deadline, we will feature some people and businesses to get your mind thinking about the best. Our community is filled with wonderful businesses and people. One category is Outstanding Citizen/Vol…

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Students at Edith Teter Elementary pose with their Character Matters certificates for Caring and Kindness.  Each of these students was nominated by their class or teacher for showing caring and kindness often this school year.  We are so proud of them!  Pictured in the top row from left to r…

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A broad range of topics was addressed at the Platte Canyon School District Board of Education regularly scheduled meeting Monday night. The meeting was held at Deer Creek Elementary School.

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To all of you who have committed to the broadband project so far, thank you very much for your participation. The grant proposal was submitted to the Colorado Broadband Deployment Board on Monday, Jan. 03. We are now in a 60-day comment period, following which the board will decide who will …

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According to Vincent Tolpo, there used to be an event called Last Saturday Coffeehouse held at the Shawnee Community Center. And according to him, it sometimes captured large audiences and always featured local entertainers across a variety of genres.

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It’s that time of year again: To break your resolutions, replenish your hot chocolate supply, and research and apply for scholarships.

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Members of the Platte Canyon Fire Protection District are attempting to alarm the entire community.

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SOUTHEAST COLO. – January 8, 2020 – The Colorado State Forest Service is selling affordable seedling trees, grown by its Seedling Tree Nursery, to residents of the state in support of the Trees for Conservation program. The seedling season is now underway, and residents may purchase a multit…

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After 31 years of hard work and dedication, the Pikes Peak Historical Society has hit another milestone: the mortgage on the building at 18033 Teller County Road 1 is paid in full.

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Annie Bender’s cousin George Hammond, her uncle James’s son, probably came with Annie’s mother Hannah and Annie’s brothers to Currant Creek in 1871.

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Sadly, Park County has not remained untouched by suicides by residents or visitors. Park County Mental Health Coalition wants readers to know there is hope.

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If you’re having trouble parting with your Christmas tree, here’s a fact to motivate you: Nearly one-third (29 percent) of U.S. home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. With this potential fire hazard in mind, the National Fire Protection Association strongly encourages e…

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center has received a $654,523 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. The grant has been made possible through DOLA’s Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund.

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With every hike I take, I start out with a goal: reach the top of a given peak, walk the length of a trail, bushwhack around a mountain. Then there is the unspoken goal of every outing: have a good time.

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All too often, residents of Park County and other rural locations around the state have no option but to travel to urban centers such as Colorado Springs or Denver to receive health care.

Slowly but surely, however, the medically underserved residents of Park County continue to see advancements in both general and specialized health care services.

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida has received a $654,523 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. The grant has been made possible through DOLA’s Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund.

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Is working on brain health a goal for you in the new year? Have you ever wanted to say, “I’m studying at Harvard”? Or, maybe you are just one curious cat.

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The Park County Sheriff’s Office responded to 12 Accident/Motor Vehicle calls, 15 animal control calls, 24 motorist assist calls, 13 reckless driver calls, 67 traffic stops, 14 welfare check and 325 other calls. The total calls amounted to 470.

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By most definitions, a New Year’s resolution is a tradition in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal, or to otherwise improve his or her life.

In and of itself, that sounds like a worthy and productive custom. Making resolutions designed for the purpose of improving our undesirable traits and behaviors, at least on its surface, is a difficult concept to criticize.

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(Note - The Flume received this article Dec. 4, after Thanksgiving, but we decided to print it anyway; the lessons are universal for any holiday)

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Not a lot happened at the monthly December Guffey Community Charter School board of directors meeting. School Principal Martine Walker reported that the Veterans Day program went very well. This year the school provided a luncheon with a short program by the students.

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How often do you ask yourself if you are driving impaired? I know you’re asking why you would ask yourself that if you are not drinking. But are you actually impaired and don’t realize it?  Think of it this way: have you ever driven when you were tired or just drove while daydreaming? Let’s …

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The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle, fatal crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 285 near mile marker 186 in Park County. The crash occurred Dec. 20, at approximately 6:30 p.m.

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What do you get when you mix a beaver, a canyon, and a Jeep? Either a futuristic car from a Mad Max movie, or a recent photo shoot event by the Greater South Park Area Camera Club.

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The Colorado Associatio of School Boards honored Representatives Barbara McLachlan and Jim Wilson at its annual awards luncheon Friday, Dec. 6, where more than 500 education leaders gathered to celebrate excellence in public education.

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The Park County Sheriff’s Office responded to 30 accident/motor vehicle calls, 23 animal control calls, 15 motorist assist calls, 10 reckless driving calls, 64 traffic stops, six welfare checks and 285 miscellaneous other calls. The total calls amounted to 433.

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Christmas came a few days early for some kids in the Lake George area. Four fire trucks and Lake George volunteer firefighters and others drove to each of the recipients houses with sirens wailing and lights flashing.

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The Guffey Community Charter School’s winter program had over 70 people in attendence, all in great holiday spirit. The students presented “The Naughtiest Kid on the List,” an original holiday play written by past Guffey schoolteacher Alexi Alfieri. Each student had a part, large or small. U…

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Fitzsimmons Middle School students taking Marine Engineering were challenged to create a boat out of cardboard, two rolls of duct tape, limited Saran Wrap and two pool noodles. After extensively testing out multiple different mini-boat designs, students created five-by-seven foot boats that …

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