Amy Golden, Summit Daily News

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Past articles by Amy:

Colorado looks to better support search and rescue operations statewide

A newly released study on backcountry search and rescue operations in Colorado hopes to improve how these volunteer groups are supported by the state in future years. Colorado Parks and Wildlife was directed to conduct... → Read More

Estes Park wildfire forces evacuations; firefighting pilot dies in airplane crash

ESTES PARK — A wildfire broke out Tuesday morning, Nov. 16 in Estes Park. The Estes Valley Fire Protection District responded to the Kruger Rock Fire just before 7 a.m. Tuesday near Little Valley and... → Read More

Grand Lake community gathers to remember East Troublesome Fire on 1-year anniversary

GRANBY — One year ago, the East Troublesome Fire raced across Grand County in an event that few believed could ever happen. It began Oct. 14, sparked near Big Horn Park, and the wildfire seemed... → Read More

Helicopter mulching aims to protect critical watersheds in East Troublesome burn scar

GRANBY — Far into the East Troublesome burn scar, a semi truck dumped roughly 50,000 pounds of wooden mulch at the staging area near North Supply Creek. The rainy, overcast Wednesday meant no helicopters were... → Read More

Yampa woman killed in Highway 9 crash

GRANBY — A 76-year-old Yampa woman died in a car crash Wednesday, Sept. 29, on Colorado Highway 9 south of Kremmling. The crash happened near the Blue Valley Ranch and closed the highway for several... → Read More

Grand County updates some short-term rental regulations

GRANBY — Grand County commissioners have tweaked some of the county’s regulations with the goal of better addressing short-term rentals with bigger plans on the horizon. The revisions approved by county commissioners last week mostly... → Read More

Updates coming to Summit County ski resorts

Colorado Ski Country USA members are announcing some exciting updates for the upcoming winter season. According to a release, local ski areas are improving and adding amenities and terrain. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area enters its... → Read More

No short-term rental moratorium expected in Grand County

GRAND COUNTY — Grand County commissioners are no longer considering a moratorium on short-term rentals, but updates are likely coming to the code to improve compliance. At a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7, commissioners heard... → Read More

Here’s how investigators found the tree that started the Black Mountain Fire in Grand County

GRANBY — After determining that lightning ignited the Black Mountain Fire, investigators have shared photos of the tree where they think the fire began. Images shared Friday, Sept. 3, show a tree struck by lightning... → Read More

Crews respond to new blaze burning west of Black Mountain Fire in Grand County

Firefighters responded to another wildfire start northeast of Kremmling Sunday afternoon, Aug. 5. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office estimated the fire to be about 1.5 acres as of Sunday afternoon. It is burning in grass... → Read More

Weather helps crews fight Black Mountain Fire northeast of Kremmling

KREMMLING — Firefighters were able to directly engage the edge of the Black Mountain Fire in several locations on Wednesday, Sept. 1. The fire burning 8 miles northeast of Kremmling — about 45 miles north... → Read More

Grand County takes stand against changing name of Gore Range

Grand County commissioners will send a letter to the Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board opposing changing the name of the Gore Range. The decision comes after a few discussions on the proposal to change the... → Read More

Parks and Wildlife partially lifts closure on Colorado River

After placing a full-day voluntary fishing closure on the Colorado River between Kremmling and Rifle, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has partially rescinded the order. Parks and Wildlife officials said environmental conditions have improved between Kremmling... → Read More

Proposed land exchange with Bureau of Land Management would offer additional access to Blue River

GRANBY — The Bureau of Land Management has approved a land exchange of 1,489 acres in Grand County and 341 acres in Summit County. The decision authorizes the bureau to exchange nine parcels of... → Read More

Study: Crossings on Highway 9 reduced wildlife collisions by 90%

KREMMLING — A total of 112,678 mule deer have successfully crossed State Highway 9 in the last five years thanks to its seven wildlife crossings. On Tuesday, June 22, Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologist Michelle... → Read More

Grand County community remembers teacher, photographer who died at A-Basin

GRANBY — West Grand High School Principal Elizabeth Bauer will always remember how Mike Wilson insisted on taking a picture of everyone at a sporting event, including the coaches. As a coach, she didn’t always... → Read More

New developer to purchase Granby Ranch ski area and golf resort

GRANBY — Two Missouri-based real estate developers are planning to buy Granby Ranch. On Wednesday, April 21, GR Terra and its affiliates entered into an agreement to buy the ski and golf resort along with... → Read More

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission appointee responds to Grand County criticisms

GRANBY — Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission appointee James Tutchton said Friday that he doesn’t think his views are at odds with hunting or the goals of the state office. He was defending... → Read More

Rocky Mountain National Park outlines plans for revised reservation system

GRANBY — Rocky Mountain National Park plans to require reservations again this summer with expectations to begin implementing a long-term crowd management plan in the near future. In a special meeting of the Estes Park... → Read More

Effort to change name of Gore Range hits stiff opposition in Grand County

GRANBY — A Grand County commissioner on Tuesday, Jan. 26, condemned a proposal to change the name of the Gore Range. Grand commissioners briefly considered a resolution passed by Summit County commissioners that would rename... → Read More