What are some of Park County’s most influential people saying when asked to share thoughts and recollections about 2020?
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…
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.
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.
The Bailey Outdoor Education and Recreation Area is more popular today than ever before, and the result is a resounding win-win scenario for the entire community.
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…
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.
Absorbing and assessing how Park County residents have been impacted by the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a long-term proposition that would probably require extensive scientific research and the advantages of hindsight.
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.
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.
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.
A good time was had by all who participated in the Second Annual Nate Carrigan Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament Aug. 13 at Collegiate Peaks Golf Course in Buena Vista.
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.
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…
Once the commissioners place a county question on the ballot, by state law, they can’t campaign for the question, but can pass a support resolution.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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…
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.
Many people don’t want to think about death, let alone the details of what to do when there is an expected or unexpected death of a family member, neighbor or friend.
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…
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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,
This Week's Mountain Guide
- Campout for the Cause cancels 2020 festival near Buena Vista
- High school sports grind to a halt
- Fairplay Board of Trustees approves electric vehicle charging station
- Flattening the curve
- Gov. orders bars, restaurants closed
- Town of Buena Vista closing offices, town hall
- Walk-in closure for Sangre de Cristo Electric Association
- Lariat cancels this weekend's live entertainment
- Buena Vista school district closing facilities for 2 weeks
- 9Health Fair is cancelled due to coronavirus
- Sandra Jean Hagan: One of the few
- I went to Washington D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021
- Park County Sheriff’s Blotter
- New health order approved, county stays at high risk
- SAFE 285 to hold Town Hall to oppose CDOT’s plan
- COVID-19 vaccine reaches Park County residents
- Platte Canyon School District spotlight on Shanna Nickel
- Harald Ernst “Harry” Peters, Sr.
- Moose found dead near Kenosha Pass
- NOTICE OF PURCHASE OF PROPERTY AT TAX LIEN SALE
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