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In a story featured by The Denver Channel (Channel 7), Christina and Michael Mansfield, after buying a home in Park County, subsequently found out that their home did not have a final certificate of occupancy from Park County.

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As I sat down with family and guests for Thanksgiving dinner, I couldn’t help thinking about Maggie Long and her family and friends. This was the first Thanksgiving without Maggie. There were a lot of other firsts in 2018, first Easter without Maggie, a graduation without her, summer activit…

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Wishing you were in New York City outside a Macy’s, wondering if you might snag your toy at a deep discount, while taking a risk that you will be trampled or at least rumpled by the end of the day?

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Regulations can be modified, added or deleted, and they can be confusing. This column is one opportunity for readers to ask their questions on regulations. The following questions were submitted by a reader.

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Park County unofficial returns Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, 10:24 p.m.

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The Platte Canyon School District RE-1 had a member of Great Education Colorado show up to their regular meeting to discuss the merits of Amendment 73, the ballot initiative that would increase taxes for people making more than $150,000 and “C” Corporations.

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Park County Sheriff’s Office Captain Dan Muldoon resigned Sept. 1 from his position as Park County jail captain. Muldoon was promoted to the position after Monte Gore was promoted to undersheriff to Sheriff Fred Wegener in the early 2000s.

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Stagedoor Theatre will open its 2018-19 season with “Superior Donuts,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Letts. Letts won the Pulitzer for his play “August: Osage County” in 2008. “Superior Donuts” debuted the same year at the legendary Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. The play r…

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Park County commissioners approved professional services agreements Aug. 16 to continue two historical preservation projects, the Paris Mill restoration and the Fairplay intensive survey of historical residences.

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Last year, Kirt Courkamp’s teammate, Mary Margaret, stopped about 20 feet from the finish line in Buena Vista. Once he got Mary Margaret going again, they crossed the finish line in second place, eight seconds behind the winner.

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Elevation Celebration, the largest summer event that the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors, runs Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29.

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Come to the Park County Fair to see a poultry show, chase some greased pigs, watch the world class entertainer Michael Mezmer’s Danger Magik and Trancenosis Shows, watch real cowboys and girls at the rodeo and ride the carnival Ferris wheel.

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Two wildfires, one near County Road 22, south of Fairplay in the Buffalo Peaks area and another one that broke out in Teller county in the High Chateau area, has caused concerns for both Park and Teller County.

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A new tip in the Maggie Long murder case may be instrumental in solving the murder of Long. In a conversation that The Flume had with one of the members of the Long Task Force, Park County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sergeant Greg Jones stressed the importance of “If you see something (or hea…

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In a special school board meeting held June 18 the Platte Canyon School Board announced their choice for the interim superintendent position in the district. The board named Mike Schmidt, the current principal of Platte Canyon High School, was named to the one-year position, pending contract…

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A foiled carjacking at Echo Valley Ranch, off of County Road 70 southeast of Bailey, turned deadly as a juvenile subject from Jefferson County died from a gunshot wound. According to a press release from the Park County Sheriff’s Office, none of the Sheriff’s deputies called to the scene dis…

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There are three Park County residents running for Park County Assessor in the June 26 primary. In order to give these candidates a voice, The Flume is letting the candidates speak for themselves with statements that have been compiled from Facebook pages, candidates websites and/or emails to…

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This year’s Guffey Community Charter School’s senior presentation by the sole eighth grade graduate, Sophia Guilliani, was a real treat.

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What begins at the South Park City Museum in Fairplay, requires you to leap over rivers, plow through snow in June and scramble over 3,268 feet.? The answer is, the Fourth Annual South Park Trail Marathon and Half, June 9, 2018.

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Special District 32 of Park County has three initiatives proposed on the ballot this year. Full and part-time residential and non-residential property owners will be asked to vote on these initiatives. Ballots are currently in the mail and must be received back prior to 7 p.m. May 8, 2018.

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The Flume will sponsor a debate for all five sheriff’s candidates Saturday, June 2, from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Platte Canyon Fire Protection District Station Two on the top of Crow Hill in Bailey.

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The commissioners met in executive session April 5 with environmental law and litigation attorney Elizabeth Temkin to discuss issues regarding the old landfill cleanup and mitigation.

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The Conifer High School Peer Counseling Program put on their second annual “Diversity Day.” The day was a huge success, according to Heather Kassman of Peace Tree Counseling. “We had a bigger turnout and more speakers than last year,” Kassman said.

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