Grand Gazette

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News February 7, 2013

Grassroots economic development program brings five jobs, four businesses

The Grand Enterprise Initiative helped to add five new jobs and four businesses to the local economy in its first year and is now spreading its wings to offers its service across the county. The Grand Enterprise Initiative started in 2012 as the Granby Enterprise Initiative, but as the broader county’s interest became apparent, the management team decided to expand the reach of the program. The Grand Enterprise Initiative offers free and confidential business management coaching to anyone wanting to start or expand businesses in Grand County. The Grand Enterprise Initiative Enterprise Facilitator Patrick Brower provides the business development coaching. “I enjoy working with business owners and entrepreneurs who want to improve their lives by fulfilling their entrepreneurial dreams,” Brower said. “I do this by helping them build a team that will help them succeed.” In the program’s first year the effort has helped two retail businesses, and two service-oriented enterprises get off the ground. Included in those businesses was Annie’s Angels and K-9 Bliss Pet Sitting and Water Therapy and Everybody’s Brewin’ It home-brew and wine kit shop. In Brower’s effort he has met with 51 people who reached out and asked for some form of assistance. Currently, Brower has 16 active clients. As the program expands across the county it is looking for people in the various communities who want to get involved in developing strong communities by nurturing entrepreneurs.

People can learn more by going to for the program comes from public and private sources, with 2013’s funding coming from Grand County Granby, Winter Park and Kapoks. The Grand Enterprise Initative is a division of Kapoks, a Colorado-based 501(c)3 nonprofit founded by Marise Cipriani, the owner of Granby Ranch.

Notice from Middle Park Medical Center


Transparency Notice

1. Kremmling Memorial Hospital District, dba Middle Park Medical Center is located at 214

South 4th Street, Kremmling, Colorado 80459. The primary business telephone number is 970-724-3442.

2. Cole White, Interim CEO, is the primary contact of the Middle Park Medical Center, and can be reached at 970-724-3130.

3. The Board of Directors consists of:

a. Mark “Bernie” Murphy – Board President – term expires 2016

b. Jeff Miller – Board Vice President – term expires 2014

c. Christina Whitmer – Board Secretary/Treasurer – term expires 2016

d. Rob Young – Board Member – term expires 2014

e. Gary Almgren – Board Member – term expires 2014

4. The Board of Directors regularly meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The meetings alternate between two locations – 214 South 4th Street in Kremmling, Colorado and 1000 Granby Park Drive South. Board meeting notices are posted at the Kremmling Post Office, the Kremmling Library, and outside the conference room at the Middle Park Medical Center, 214 South 4th Street, all located in Kremmling. They are also filed at the Grand County Clerk and Recorder offices in Grand and Summit Counties in Colorado.

5. The current approved mill levy is 7.045. The hospital provided a credit of 3.014 mills back to the district and received $1,079,187 in tax revenue on 4.031 mills.

6. The next regular special district election will be May 6, 2014.

7. The deadline to submit a self-nomination and acceptance is close of business on Friday, February 28, 2014 to the Designated Election Official at Kremmling Memorial Hospital District, 214 South 4th Street, Kremmling, CO.

8. Permanent mail-in voter status can be obtained from the Grand County Clerk and Recorder’s office, or on-line from the office of the Secretary of State, and can be returned to the Grand County Clerk and Recorder at P.O. Box 120, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451

9. Special District election results will be posted at and published in the GrandGazette and Sky Hi Daily News.




Kremmling Preschool will be hosting its annual developmental
screenings on Friday, March 1 from 9-3. This is for children
birth to 4 1/2 years old and NOT entering kindergarten fall of
2013. The screenings that will be done are hearing, vision (from
9-12), speech and language, motor skills and concept knowledge.
Appointments are needed. Call Margie at 724-9483.

Free preschool developmental screenings

Kremmling Preschool will be hosting its annual developmental

screenings on Friday, March 1 from 9-3. This is for children

birth to 4 1/2 years old and NOT entering kindergarten fall of

2013. The screenings that will be done are hearing, vision (from

9-12), speech and language, motor skills and concept knowledge.

Appointments are needed. Call Margie at 724-9483.


Conservation District/Stockgrower Dinner

The Conservation District is holding its annual meeting in

conjunction with the Middle Park Stock Growers at the Moose

Café in Kremmling, Feb. 23. The public is invited to attend,

even if you’re not a stock grower, for an evening of delicious

food, western music, door prizes and socializing with neighbors

and friends. A social hour starts the evening at 5:30. At

6:30, the Conservation District will present its annual report

and the Conservationist of the Year award. Dinner begins

shortly before 7 pm. The cost is $38 a plate, for your choice of

prime rib or salmon, and reservations must be ahead of

time by calling the District office at 724-3456.



K-5 Valentine’s Day Partiesby Samantha Millerhe atmosphere in the West GrandSA High School gymnasium was raucous as the Panthers of Middle Park squared off against the Mustangs of West Grand on Tuesday night.


The Panthers got the best of this match-up as the girls won, 51-42, and the boys won a thriller, 57-50.


Brook’s Spa now open/Rejuvenate and relax with a wide array of services  

Brook Cecil has come home to Kremmling to pamper and spoil everyone in her newly opened spa located at 215 South Central Avenue, north side of the town square.

There are a myriad of ways to relax and rejuvenate in Brook’s Spa. She has the traditional massage and facial services, as well as more unique services such as fire-cupping. Fire Cupping uses heat inside of a glass cup to loosen myofacial connective tissue and helps relieve pain where there is tightness or cramping. “Fire-cupping creates suction and is more of a pull instead of a push into the tissues to loosen everything up. It’s an odd, but good feeling,” Brook commented. Facials are complete with aroma infused hot towels, steam and a foot massage during the refinement masque, and a hand massage during the treatment masque. Aveda’s Perfecting Plant Peel can be added on to any facial. The Plant Peel is compared to a 30% glycolic peel, and is Aveda’s all natural alternatives to microdermabrasion.

Other services include waxing and eyelash and eyebrow tinting. Brook can also apply a client’s make-up after a day of pampering if you bring in your own desired products. Brook attended Aveda Institute Denver and was enrolled in the dual spa program as a spa technician. She graduated in August 2012 with all the qualifications to become a certified massage therapist and esthetician. Interestingly, she decided to open her business in her home town primarily because of Michelle Licha-Oros, also a massage therapist

in Kremmling who has been her role model and mentor. Brook explained that their services complement one another and her spa’s focus is more on pampering, beauty and relaxation. Brook has many introductory specials for pampering that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. The best way to schedule an appointment is to call or text her cell phone at 970-485-1484. If you are curious to see more about her business, login to her facebook account “Brook’s Spa Page” where she posts monthly specials.