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The Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative is again seeking photographs taken in the Mosquito Range (from Hoosier Pass to Weston Pass and from Highways 9 and 285 to the ridge line of the peaks). Thirteen great photos will be chosen to create our 2022 fundraiser calendar. A photographer whose pho…

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The Hartsel Community Library, 86 Valley Avenue  in Hartsel has re-opened. Days and hours of operation are Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 – 4 p.m.  Come check out our new arrivals, DVDs, and our back room used book sale. Hardbacks are $1 each or six for $5. Paperbacks are…

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Rocky Mountain Rural Health (RMRH) is now accepting applications for its Board of Directors. RMRH is a longstanding nonprofit dedicated to helping the residents of Park County access the health care they need. Ideal candidates will have a background in finance, social services, the nonprofit…

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Central Colorado UAS (drone club) is pleased to present our eighth UAS Roundup conference. This half-day event is being held virtually as we continue to address issues with the pandemic.

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The next meeting of the Central Colorado UAS Club  will be Saturday, Mar. 6, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Central Colorado Regional Airport, 27960 CR 319, Buena Vista. Join us on Zoom; details on our web site, address below. Our mission is to provide an informal and social gathering for pilots and own…

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Join South Park Early Childhood Parents As Teachers and Edith Teter Preschool for a Wellness Workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. We know winter can be overwhelming and even stressful. This year, we’re facing unique challenges. Join us for ideas on how to survive and thrive. Hos…

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Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative announces the launch of “Bug Bites,” free nature take-and-make kits. Thanks to The Summit Foundation, South Park Early Childhood and Fairplay Library, these little nature discovery kits will be available at least monthly in 2021 to help you explore the outd…

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Tax forms and instructions have arrived at your local Fairplay Library, 400 Front Street. If you’re in need of a chrome book, ask the front desk how you might be able to check out one of ours. Also, we have a great selection of eBooks, yet we would like to get requests for new orders from ou…

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The Chaffee County Writers Exchange is sponsoring the January “WE Write” free writing session, Monday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. - noon via Zoom. The topic is “Seques!” led by Laurel McHargue, noted novelist.  In this session Laurel will offer tips for utilizing transitions in your writing, moving fro…

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The Fairplay Library, 400 Front Street, is giving away their VHS movies free. The movies, mostly children’s Disney, will be set out for the taking, first come, first served. These freebies will be available until Tuesday, Jan. 19. Our open hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Frida…

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The annual meeting of Rocky Mountain Rural Health will be conducted electronically on Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. Please call Rocky Mountain Rural Health at 719-836-2169 for instructions on how to attend the meeting remotely.

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Park County Public Health is currently administering vaccines to Phase 1A and 1B populations. The initial supply of vaccines will be very limited and will be distributed in a swift, fair, and efficient way. Visit the PC Public Health page Vaccine Resources page at parkco.us/810/Vaccine-Resou…

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Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative has been named Community Partner of the Year for 2020 by Wildlands Restoration Volunteers.

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Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative will be holding the annual meeting virtually this year. Join them Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. via Zoom. A brief meeting and board elections will take place, followed by a special program at 6:30. Find a Zoom link on MRHI’s website, www.mrhi.org.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones) Club will start off the new year of meetings this Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at 9 a.m. at the Central Colorado Regional Airport, 27960 CR 319, Buena Vista, in the Operations Room this time. Of course, we’ll be practicing all of the appropriate safety protocols an…

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Students at Montana State University have been honored with places on the university’s honor roll for the fall 2020 semester. Emma Braggins and Jackson Braggins of Alma and Jayme Dyc of Fairplay have all been named to the Dean’s List by earning grade point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester.

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The popular attraction, Ice Castles, opened to the public Dec. 19. Tickets are on sale on the company’s website, icecastles.com/colorado/.

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center has received its first round of the coronavirus vaccine and has begun vaccinating frontline and health care workers that same day.

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Rocky Mountain Rural Health regrets that the Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner has been cancelled in the interest of public health and safety. To our Park County friends and neighbors: Call us, we can help. 719-836-2169.

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We are currently taking donations (monetary or new toys or gifts). People can donate at the Highline Cafe or the South Park Mercantile in Hartsel. Children may also come by the Highline Cafe to fill out an ornament with their information (name, age, phone number, gender, interests) and hang …

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Ring in the holiday season with the Town of Fairplay at the annual tree lighting ceremony on Front Street, Dec. 5. Enjoy the Santa/Doggie look-a-like contest at 4:30 p.m.,  the True Pioneer award presentation to local Charlie Schultz, and the tree lighting at 5 p.m. Stick around after the li…

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Friends and Fans of Fairplay Library have prepared Christmas tree craft kits, with recycled books turned into Christmas trees and spraypainted, plus a bag full of ornaments to put on each tree. Please drop into Fairplay Library, 400 Front Street, during our regular open hours and pick up one…

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Ring in the holiday season with the Town of Fairplay at the annual tree lighting ceremony on Front Street, Dec. 5.

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The Hartsel Community Library and Community Center boards and volunteers would like to show their appreciation for the support and donations our community has given. We will provide assembled Thanksgiving dinner baskets to those who make a reservation by Nov. 12.

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Fairplay Library, 400 Front Street, offers our monthly STEAM and movie matinée  program again for children ages 6 - 12 on Friday, Oct. 23, 1 - 4 p.m.

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The 9Health Fair is coming to Alma Saturday, Oct. 10, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Medical and non-medical volunteers are asked help with Alma’s first ever health fair.

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Join Edith Teter Preschool for an online playgroup for South Park area preschool children ages birth to three, and their caregivers. Take an isolation break. Sing songs, read stories and share with one another fun and safely, Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Sign up via email with sarah.shaw@parkcountyre2…

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For those families not quite ready to send their little ones off to school, Edith Teter Preschool in Fairplay will now offer options for virtual learning this fall. There are still openings for in-person learning as well. Classes began Sept. 9. Call for more details: 719-836-4416.

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Chaffee County Writers Exchange regretfully announces that the planned visit by best-selling author Chris Enss has been postponed until spring. Her visit, sponsored by Twin Lakes Inn, History Colorado, the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, and CCWE was to take place in several locat…

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Fairplay Library, 400 Front Street, will have the Book Garage with its great variety  of books open extra days for the Labor Day weekend: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (weather permitting). Also please note: anyone who gets a bag of books will also receive a free T-shirt.…

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Due to not being able to provide the calendar at some of our usual events this year, please consider purchasing your calendar(s) from our MRHI website and or emailing Dean Butler at almadvb@outlook.com and then sending a check to Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative at PO Box 375, Alma, CO 80420.

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The Park County Republican Committee Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, but is rescheduled for Aug. 29, 5 p.m. at Jefferson Community Center. Tickets are $25 and available at parkcogop.org.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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