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The Bailey community will have the opportunity to hear from and speak to its elected representatives Sept. 24 at the Platte Canyon Fire Department Offices on Crow Hill.

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The Platte Canyon School District RE-1 School Board held a special meeting on Monday evening prior to the regular board meeting to appoint a director to fill the three-month vacancy left by Joe Burgett.

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“A Hummingbird’s Hope” is a delightful book for young and old alike, which shows the inter connectivity of everything on earth, by local author Gail Nelson. The book has been set up as the Guffey library’s first StoryWalk. Each page of the book has been set up on sign boards outside the libr…

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Lake George Outfitters and Gymkhana finished their season, Sept. 11 with a fun day and awards banquet that honored community first responders at Lake George Community Park.

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America’s Mountain Barrel Racing Series finished up their season Aug. 29 at the Lake George Community Park and Arena with their final competition for the year and awards.

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Park County commissioners approved a vehicle lease program with Centennial-based Enterprise Fleet Management Sept. 7.

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Sheri Bezzant took her newly appointed seat with the Platte Canyon School District RE-1 School Board after taking the Oath of Office for the regular meeting on Monday evening. Board members Katie Spodyak, Amy Carman, Heather Prewitt, and Frank VanDeHey were also present. The meeting included…

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Photographer DJ Hannigan recently had a brief stare-down with this adult black bear.

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Given the option, we would probably all settle for living life to the fullest while we are here, and being fondly remembered when we are gone.

Longtime Fairplay resident Gabby Lane did just that with a style all his own, and many throughout Park County and beyond are mourning his recent death and remembering the good times and laughter that seemed to follow him where ever he went.

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Every year at the Park County Fair the Park County Livestock Committee puts on the 4-H livestock auction.  The mission of the Livestock Committee is to promote the education and interest of the livestock industry for the youth of Park by managing and promoting a successful Junior Livestock A…

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The community and district of Lake George came through in a major way in support of the Lake George Fire Protection District. Their goal was overwhelming surpassed and far exceeded their expectations.

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Lake George Charter School held an Open House, Aug. 23 to a full house of parents, students, members of the board, faculty, and community members. Dr. Lee Ann Wade, Administrator welcomed the crowd and was applauded several times as she summarized what she has been doing to prepare for the c…

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For the first time in six years, Park County will partner with Colorado Parks and Wildlife on a habitat improvement project. Six years ago, it was trout habitat and stream improvements in the Dream Stream between Spinney and Eleven Mile Reservoirs.

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There’s a new store in the Town of Fairplay and it has a bit of everything, as well as an underlying mission which supports activities such as recycling.

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In 1909, the Dells sold their original 320 acre homestead ranch to the Rowe brothers, Frank and Eugene, “Gene”, according to a May 7 Flume article. This became the upper place, or “Dell Flats.”

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In the Aug. 30, 2019 edition of The Flume, former editor Walter Newton reported in a brief article that the remains of an unknown male had been discovered in the Lost Park area near the vicinity of County Highway 77.

The story stated that a shelter had been constructed in the vicinity near where the body was discovered, and at that time, Park County Coroner David Kintz Jr. reported to The Flume that the body had “been there for a significant amount of time.”

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Bailey Theatre Company (BTC) is riding high after a very successful fundraising event at Aspen Peak Cellars. BTC is ready to announce their forth fundraiser: a reading of “A Life in the Theatre” by David Mamet. The reading will be at Glen Isle Resort in Bailey Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. and will b…

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Eric Swab, noted historian from Colorado Springs, will be presenting his latest book, “The Granite Attraction – Stories of the Pikes Peak Highway and Summit” at Lake George Charter School, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m.

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New South Park Principal Kevin Sellers and his staff are promoting a new brand of enthusiasm centered around community involvement this year, and the community seemed to appreciate their efforts at the Bust Your Burro Dash held Saturday.

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The Park County School District busses will run as close as possible to this published schedule. The students should be ready for the bus at least five minutes before it is scheduled. Please be aware that changing weather and road conditions may affect the scheduled arrival and departure tim…

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Park County School District held its Pre Service training Aug. 23-30.  Day one held a great start to the year, as two teachers received a huge surprise from Horace Mann. High School Teachers Mr. Goss and Mrs. Farestad both had their current #donorschoose projects fully funded.

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Back by popular demand, Park County Creative Alliance (PCCA) is proud to present Pass Notes 2021. Pass Notes is an annual event hosted by PCCA, which gathers plein-air artists and musicians on mountain passes in Park County.

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Park County Creative Alliance’s (PCCA) History Inspiring Art Event, Aug. 15 was attended by 80 at the historic Buffalo Peaks Ranch in Garo, now the home to Rocky Mountain Land Library. PCCA’s Arty Car greeted the attendees at the gate to give them awareness of the arts being alive and well i…

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Hartsel Days 2021, which was held Aug. 28 and 29, was a huge success.

Activities included watermelon eating contests for children and adults, the bed race, rummage sale, local vendors, food trucks, two pancake breakfasts, the rubber duck race, silent auction, bake sale, book sale, live music and children’s activities, such as the popular money mountain.

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Traffic within Park County – especially on routes such as U.S. Highway 285 and U.S. Highway 24 – has been exceptionally busy in recent months. Summer months always attract tourists to the area, and then the changing of the aspen each fall keeps visitors pouring into the mountains well into O…

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Sometimes people are just enjoying a cold brew at the South Park Brewery in Fairplay, and sometimes they are hatching plans for a community garden while enjoying a drink or snack.

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The summer reading program at the Guffey library was a big success this year, according to Rita Mick, head librarian. The Guffey library’s SRP is a wonderful, free, fun-filled program for kids during their summer break from school.

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Lake George was very busy and full of activity and people whether viewing the 30 vendors at the three day Gem and Mineral Show hosted by the Lake George Gem and Mineral Club, the two-day Tractor-Pull sponsored by Arkansas Fly-Wheelers and dedicated to Bob and Pat Gilley, or enjoying a scrump…

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Richard Edgar Rudisill, Jr., also known as “Rudy,” “Rickie”, or just plain “Rick,” a character in his own right and lifeguard extraordinaire, died at the age of 68 on Sunday, July 25, 2021. Rick lost his battle with prostate cancer, but was able to see many of his family members and friends …

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Voters will decide Nov. 2 whether to increase Park County’s sales tax by one percent to help fund the Park County Sheriff’s Office. The county commissioners approved a resolution placing it on the ballot Aug. 17.

Commissioner Dick Elsner said they had a robust discussion with the sheriff earlier but didn’t say what the discussion entailed.

The question states the money generated from the additional one percent sales tax is “to be used for the Park County Sheriff’s Office for enforcement services in Park County.”

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Lake George Charter School is ready to begin the new school year with a new administrator and a few new teachers. Dr. Lee Ann Wade has taken the helm and spent the summer months working her three principles of leadership: Restore, Reconnect, and Revision. She wants to instill the understandi…

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Are your home and property prepared for a fire? Contact the Park County Senior Coalition for financial assistance with chores that keep your property defensible and your home safe. We can help pay for items such as tree removal and pine needle/flammable debris removal from gutters, decks, ro…

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Roo Smith, a Boulder based commercial and documentary filmmaker and photographer, followed the Platte Canyon Yacht Club on their adventure this year from planning stages to building to finishing the SEVENTY48 Race in June to make a documentary.

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The school bell at the Guffey Community Charter School will soon be ringing again with the first day of school set for Aug. 23. School registration will be the Aug. 19-20 from 9 – 3, stated school Principal Martine Walker. Walker is expecting 28 – 31 students this year.

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Lake George, will be alive with activities Aug. 21 - 22. Two days of fun for the whole family whether watching or enjoying the Antique and Classic Tractor Pull, or viewing the many rocks, gems, fossils, and surprises at the Gem and Mineral Show, or sitting down for a great Spaghetti Dinner w…

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The final stroke to the Jefferson Mural was applied on Aug. 13 and the project to design and paint the mural was complete. On Aug. 14, approximately 60 people came to the Jefferson Breakfast at the Jefferson Community Center and helped celebrate the completion of the mural on the County Road…

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