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Screenshot_2020-08-26 Trio at Grand EMS pass Red Card firefighter test

Trio at Grand EMS pass Red Card firefighter test
Source: Sky-Hi News
Date: 8/21/20

Three new members of Grand County Emergency Medical Services have qualified as Red Card Wildland Firefighters to assist various agencies on the Williams Fork Fire burning in Grand County with Lt. Chadwick Davis, a paramedic, and EMTs Stephen Rubenstein and Andrew Smyth earning the recognition.

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Update: 'Human caused' Williams Fork Fire has burned over 6,300 acres 
Source: Sky-Hi News
Date: 8/16/20

Update at 9:50 p.m. Sunday: On Sunday, authorities with the U.S. Forest Service attributed the Williams Fork Fire burning seven miles away from Fraser in Grand County to humans.

In a Sunday night update, the U.S. Forest Service listed the large wildfire as “human caused.” A spokesperson said over the phone that lightning had been ruled out, and while the exact cause remains under investigation, it is believed to be a result of human activity.

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CO 9 near Kremmling reopens following cement truck rollover
Source: Sky-Hi News
Date: 7/25/20

Original story: A stretch of Colorado State Highway 9 near Kremmling is closed in both directions due to a rollover cement truck crash.

Highway 9 is closed between River Drive and River Ranch Village with no estimated time for reopening. A local detour is in place.

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Grand County EMS celebrates 50 years of service
Source: Sky-Hi News
Date: 7/19/20

Grand County EMS’s 50th anniversary celebration featured three helicopters, two fire engines and a fleet of emergency response vehicles.

The county-approved cookout at Kaibab Park in Granby included masks, social distancing and a gathering of emergency responders beyond just EMS. Members of Grand County Search and Rescue, the sheriff’s office, local fire departments and the Granby police stopped by to commemorate the occasion.

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Girl Scouts honor Grand County EMS as Hometown Heroes
Source: Sky-Hi News
Date: 5/25/20

Kremmling’s Girl Scout Troop 50292 honored Grand County EMS with a parade and donation of cookies on Thursday during National EMS Week.

Troop 50292 Leader Katie DeBell said the troop overwhelmingly supported Grand County EMS to be their Hometown Heroes for the 2020 cookie sale season, which allowed the scouts’ customers to donate boxes of cookies to the organization.

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West Grand comes together to celebrate Class of 2020
Source: Sky-Hi News
Date: 5/25/20

On Sunday, with the iconic Kremmling cliffs as a backdrop, West Grand High School’s Class of 2020 gathered in the school’s parking lot to celebrate the end of their high school careers.

Despite the nontraditional setting, the ceremony incorporated familiar West Grand graduation customs, including a video presentation featuring pictures, songs and music chosen by each senior. Honking vehicle horns replaced thunderous applause, and cheers erupted as graduates were introduced.

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Search and Rescue responds to first call during COVID-19 pandemic
Source: Sky-Hi News
Date: 5/5/20

Grand County Search and Rescue responded to its first call during the COVID-19 pandemic on Sunday morning after an ATV accident outside Kremmling.

Greg Foley, field director for GCSAR, said the crew responded to a call of an ATV rollover on County Road 22 that left a Winter Park man with serious injuries on Sunday morning. It was the first call for GCSAR since the state’s stay at home order.

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