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What are some of Park County’s most influential people saying when asked to share thoughts and recollections about 2020?

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After unanimously approving resolutions to appropriate funds and to adopt an amended 2020 budget, as well as adopting resolutions to levy general property taxes to help defray the cost of government and appropriating funds for the 2021 budget year, the board finalized budgetary discussions w…

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North London Mill Preservation Inc. received a wildlife habitat 1041 permit from Park County commissioners Nov. 19. The permit addresses mitigation of wildlife impacts for NoLo to operate an outdoor recreational facility on mining zoned land in Mosquito Gulch.

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Park County has been extremely fortunate to have had fewer COVID-19 cases than many of its neighboring counties. But recently, cases have been on the rise and Park County health authorities have released the following information in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

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Going, going, gone, and the first on-line auction of Pikes Peak Historical Society proved to be a profitable and fun endeavor. Due to the restrictions of the pandemic, PPHS was unable to open the museum this year or provide educational programs, which left a void in the income needed for bas…

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Having been severely limited in terms of family outings and community events for the past seven months, Platte Canyon-area youth are probably looking forward to Halloween even more than usual this year.

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Those who opt to vote in person at the polls Tuesday will have a full slate of candidates and propositions to consider.

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Fairplay’s curb appeal and visiual image recently took a quantum leap forward with the completed construction of a larger-than-life entrance sign (pictured above) situated at the intersection of U.S. Highway 285 and Colorado Highway 9. 

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A new ambulance station will soon be built in Hartsel. The lot is adjacent to U.S. Highway 24 just northwest of its intersection with State Highway 9. 

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The Flume is pleased to announce that it will be serving as the moderating party for an Oct. 6 public debate between District 2 Park County Commissioner Richard Elsner and challenger Richie Frangiosa.

The debate will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Canyon Room at Platte Canyon High School.

The format for the debate will consist of introductions by both the incumbent and challenger, followed by questions pertaining to a variety of issues central to Park County and its residents. 

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With a speedy response, the Southern Park County Fire Protection District kept two lightning strike fires near the mica mine southeast of Guffey contained to a small area without spreading Aug. 21.

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Donald Ward, 55, of Colorado Springs, was pronounced dead by the Park County Coroner’s Office Aug. 24 after suffering health complications during a hike with friends near the summit of Mount Cameron north of Alma.

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Boys and Girls Club of the High Rockies, Platte Canyon branch, has been serving the Bailey community year-round since 2014. The program has helped many families struggling to find care for their children while they work. Boys and Girls Club has also given many children the opportunity to lea…

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The Lake George Fire Protection District responded to a structure fire at 6:23 p.m. at 2865 Webber Park Drive., approximately four miles from the village of Tarryall.

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It’s been said that life is not a destination with an end, but a path down which we continue to journey as long as we can breathe.

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Park County is well known for its popular fourteener mountains (Mounts Lincoln, Bross and Democrat) with trailheads beginning at Kite Lake near Alma, but mountaineers also flock to Park County’s other fourteener, Mount Sherman.

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As if to say “Welcome to my house,” this cow moose hangs out near a Pike National Forest boundary marker. (Photo by D.J. Hannigan/The Flume)

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Park County’s Board of County Commissioners extended COVID restrictions until Sept. 6 by adopting County Public Health Order 20-05. The order was approved Aug. 6.

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Those who appreciate the colorful nature of Park County history should be advised that local author and photographer Bernie Nagy has recently released “South Park, Colorado History & Heritage, A Photographic Journey Through Time.”

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As part of an effort to improve traffic flow through Fairplay, the Colorado Department of Transportation is planning a project that will focus primarily on the intersection of Colorado Highway 9 and U.S. Highway 285.

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Vocal in their frustration, local residents on July 21 met to discuss what efforts could be undertaken to stop the Colorado Department of Transportation from advancing plans for removal of the traffic light on U.S. Highway 285 and County Road 43A at Crow Hill in Bailey.

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Park County 4-H members could be seen throughout the 100th annual Park County Fair, working hard to exhibit their 4-H projects. Please congratulate these members if you see them. Their hard work and dedication sure paid off at the Park County Fair, which is put on by a volunteer Fair Board i…

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Hartsel Solar, LLC, will not be building a solar facility 11 miles east of Hartsel.  The Park County commissioners denied a wildlife habitat 1041 permit July 16.  The public hearing was held July 9.

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This year, the Guffey Steampunk Society held its fourth fundraising Vagabond Flea Market on Saturday July Fourth at Sarah’s Place at the Bakery. The group, Lawrence Epps, president, Lynn Buchanan and Carly Sandefur, had to close up shop about 1 p.m., though, because of a thunderstorm. Otherw…

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Despite rain and coronavirus cancellations, a small Fourth of July parade splashed its way through rain and rising water on Front Street for an Independence Day parade in Fairplay last Saturday.

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After soundly defeating Cyndie Sherriff in the June 29 Republican Primary Election, Park County District 2 Commissioner Richard Elsner will face off against Libertarian Richie Franciosa in.the general election Nov. 3.

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The Colorado Department of Transportation recently announced a virtual public Zoom meeting set for July 9 at 6 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and to seek public input regarding a planned safety improvement project by CDOT that will focus on U.S. Highway 285 in and …

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When the school bell rings next month for the 2020-21 school year, the Guffey Community Charter School will have a new K-2 grades teacher, Elizabeth Jackson. The school is planning on being open for the next school year, but not sure how it will be structured yet, maybe shorter hours and/or …

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The 2020 Platte Canyon High School graduation ceremony was delayed by about a month due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was also modified somewhat for purposes of social distancing,

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