30 episodes

Interesting people and compelling stories from the people who live, work & love Grand County - Grand in personality, importance, impact, geography, history, recreation, and soooooo much more. I want to capture these stories and experiences in Grand County and share them with you. From Winter Park, Fraser, Tabernash, Granby, Grand Lake, Hot Sulphur Springs, Parshall, Kremmling and all the lakes & land in between. Online at www.grandcountymatters.com

Grand County Matters John Sanderson

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Interesting people and compelling stories from the people who live, work & love Grand County - Grand in personality, importance, impact, geography, history, recreation, and soooooo much more. I want to capture these stories and experiences in Grand County and share them with you. From Winter Park, Fraser, Tabernash, Granby, Grand Lake, Hot Sulphur Springs, Parshall, Kremmling and all the lakes & land in between. Online at www.grandcountymatters.com

    Art, Art Exhibits, Art Events and a Center for Creative Arts

    Art, Art Exhibits, Art Events and a Center for Creative Arts

    I think we all know that Grand County has tremendous art, art exhibits & art events.  But I bet you didn't know there is a plan underway to create a new space for the Creative Arts!  

    Today I talk with Steve Fitzgerald, Chair of Fraser Public Arts Committee & Executive Director of the Fraser Valley Arts Organization. 
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    • 44 min
    Grand County EMS

    Grand County EMS

    Did you know that Grand County EMS responded to 2,600 calls in 2019, and expect ongoing growth to 3,500-4,000 calls in 4-5 years?  And, 56% percent of those calls are for Grand County residents, 22% are for Colorado residents and another 22% are from out of state visitors?  

    Did you know GCEMS also has a specialty team for mountain medical rescue and a special team who works with Grand County SWAT teams?  And, did you know GCEMS is a County department but is not funded by the General Fund?

    Join me for a chat with Grand County EMS Chief, Robert Good, while we discuss the monumental task of covering the 1,870 square miles which comprise Grand County.  
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    Sanderson Commercial Real Estate The name Grand County trusts when specialization matters - 970-531-9926

    • 34 min
    Denver Water with Jessica Alexander

    Denver Water with Jessica Alexander

    Denver Water was founded in 1918 and has built an elaborate collection system to route snowmelt to the Front Range for Denver Water customers. Denver Water began diverting water through the Moffat Tunnel in the 1930s to deliver water to the City of Denver.

    Jessica Alexander, Environmental Scientist at Denver Water, walks us through a variety of topics including the Colorado River Cooperative Agreement (CRCA) which  began a long-term partnership between Denver Water and the West Slope. Grand County Learning by Doing was born of the CRCA agreement.  More information available at www.grandcountylearningbydoing.org
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    Sanderson Commercial Real Estate The name Grand County trusts when specialization matters - 970-531-9926

    • 28 min
    The Story of the Granby Bulldozer Rampage

    The Story of the Granby Bulldozer Rampage

    On June 4, 2004, Marvin Heeymeyer unleashed his gigantic, armored, tank-like bulldozer upon the small town of Granby.  It was an act of defiant, but misguided, revenge upon those who he perceived had done him wrong in a long series of local property disputes.

    Patrick Brower, author & businessman, sits down with me and discusses the event that led to the rampage, and the unintended outcomes which are apparent in today's society.

    Youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHIkrg_fy7Q

    Killdozer on Amazon:
    https://amzn.to/3dkB9nu

    Tread on Netflix:
    https://www.netflix.com/title/81206411
    Book Website:
    https://killdozerbook.com/
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    Sanderson Commercial Real Estate The name Grand County trusts when specialization matters - 970-531-9926

    • 48 min
    Trinidad: Once dubbed the "sex change capital of the world" by the New York Times

    Trinidad: Once dubbed the "sex change capital of the world" by the New York Times

    Award-winning author, and Granby resident, Martin J. Smith discusses the little-known history of Trinidad, Colorado, and his new book, Going to Trinidad. 

    Once dubbed the "sex change capital of the world" by the New York Times, Trinidad was known to the worldwide transgender community between 1969 -2010, as the destination for 6,000 patients seeking relief from gender dysphoria.  Going to Trinidad explores the medical history of gender confirmation surgery as seen through the eyes of two patients with very different journeys. 

    No matter which side of the discussion you fall; the conversation is quite interesting and very enlightening.

    Going to Trinidad is available at your favorite bookstore - online or in person 
    www.grandcountymatters.com or wherever you get your podcasts!#GrandCountyMatters #JohnSandSays
    Sanderson Commercial Real Estate The name Grand County trusts when specialization matters - 970-531-9926

    • 56 min
    Alaina Nash - Short Term Rental Economy

    Alaina Nash - Short Term Rental Economy

    The Short Term Rental industry is critical to Grand County's economy.  With the growth of DIY rental platforms such as airbnb & VRBO, as well as property aggregators such as Evolve Vacation Rentals and others, in addition to more tradition full service platforms and providers, the Short Term Rental (STR) ecosystem is also critical to Grand County.

    Alaina  and I dive into the facts, attempt to educated, and discuss a variety of the issues related to STR in the area: housing, staffing, work load, economic impact, and much more.
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    Sanderson Commercial Real Estate The name Grand County trusts when specialization matters - 970-531-9926

    • 49 min

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