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Join Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7 for a moderate hike (1-2 miles) and explore the stunning wildflowers currently in bloom. Take CR 12 to Mosquito Pass Road and park just after making a left-hand turn to go up the road to the pass. All wil…

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Join Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7 for a Nature Science Workshop in Thompson Park. Designed for families with children ages 6-12 (or so), the workshop will consist of an easy-to-moderate hike as we explore our mountains and their natural wonder…

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Join Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative at the Silverheels Trailhead on Tuesday, July 6 for an early morning nature hike for families with young children. To get to the trailhead, take U.S.  Highway 285 north from Fairplay for approximately 0.9 miles, then turn left on Silverheels Road and s…

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Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative will host WILD Wednesday Children’s Nature Science Workshop, weekly through the end of July at varying locations.

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Please mark your calender: Jefferson Community Civic Association will have the next breakfast Saturday, July 3, at the Jefferson Community Building. It will be from 7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. and will serve all you can eat pancakes, eggs, potatoes, bacon and sausage, biscuits and gravy, green chili…

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Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative will host a Wildflower Hike on Saturday, June 26, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. We’ll  take a moderate 3 - 4 mile hike from Horseshoe Road to the lake in Horseshoe cirque.

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Fairplay Library, 400 Front Street, has two children’s summer library programs coming up. Bring your toddlers to Story Time starting Wednesday, June 16 at noon and every Wednesday through Aug. 11. Sign up your children ages 6-12 for any of our six 2021 “Tail and Tales” programs starting Mond…

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It’s time to clear the clutter. The Town of Fairplay is hosting their annual clean-up days and will be accepting unwanted items at the Town Shop at 1190 County Road 16 from June 4 through 6. Hours of operation on Friday and Saturday are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Yo…

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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation is now accepting applications for the Women’s Wellness Connection Clinical Services program. The program is grant-funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and offers free cervical cancer screenings/pap smear te…

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Saturday, May 29 will be the Jefferson Community Civic Association Memorial Day Breakfast. It will be held from 7:30 - 11 a.m. in the Jefferson Community building, east of U.S. Highway 285 in Jefferson.

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The Hartsel Community Library is hosting a free community pancake breakfast. June 5, 9 - 11 a.m. in the Hartsel Community Center Pavilion. In addition to pancakes, there will be scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and juice.

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Join us in celebrating the South Park High School class of 2021. On June 12 at approximately 11:30 a.m., immediately following the graduation ceremony, our graduates will parade around the Town of Fairplay:

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The Chaffee County Writers Exchange is sponsoring a “WE Write” writing seminar on the topic Writing Vivid Scene Descriptions. The event will be held via Zoom from 9 a.m. - noon, Monday, May 24. The event is open to the public and free.

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Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative is looking at a long and fruitful summer.

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The May meeting of the Central Colorado UAS Club  will be a field trip to the CSU drone facillities at Christman Field in Fort Collins, Saturday, May 1. Register for the trip at www.eventbrite.com/e/field-trip-to-csu-tickets-149783024057.

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Chaffee County Writers Exchange is sponsoring a writing workshop, “Plot Development and Flaws,” on Monday, April 26, 8:45 a.m. - noon. Pre-registration by email is requested at info@CCWritersExchange.org. The ZOOM link for the free workshop is on our website calendar at www.CCWritersExchange.org.

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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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