Colorado Gives Day
Grand County Search and Rescue
by Janel Jordy
8M ago
Giving is good. Giving together is great. Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, Dec. 5 and it’s easily the best day to give. Grand County Search and Rescue is participating and we invite you to join us in starting a wave of generosity.    Donate anytime through Colorado Gives Day on Dec. 5 and your gift will be matched by generous sponsors and receive part of an Incentive Fund made possible by Colorado Gives Foundation and FirstBank.    Thanks for your support of Grand County Search and Rescue  and for being a part of Colorado Gives Day.  ..read more
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Colorado’s avalanche season begins with a series of deadly slides
Grand County Search and Rescue
by Janel Jordy
1y ago
A GCSAR member runs the on site operations on a fatal avalanche on Rollins Pass 1/8/2023 Colorado Public Radio News Link ..read more
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Lion’s Club Grant
Grand County Search and Rescue
by Janel Jordy
1y ago
Grand County Search and Rescue (GCSAR) would like to thank The Fraser Valley Lions Club FRVLC for their recent grant. This grant will be used towards purchasing avalanche response, rescue tools and winter related rescue items that are used for both responder safety and rescue operations. GCSAR is an all-volunteer organization available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with a fully qualified team of trained personnel to deal with any search or rescue within the Grand County area. Typically, GCSAR supports close to 60 missions a year. GCSAR does not charge for its services and is f ..read more
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GCSAR Helps Two Stranded Snowmobilers
Grand County Search and Rescue
by Guest User
2y ago
  Grand County Search and Rescue snowshoes to two stranded snowmobilers caught in downed trees in Woods Landing outside Winter Park.   Grand County Search and Rescue extricated two snowmobilers from the Corona Trail system on Sunday after they got stuck in downed trees. Around 2:30 p.m., search and rescue, along with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, the Grand County Advanced Backcountry Snowmobile Team and the US Forest Service, responded to the Woods Landing area outside Winter Park. The two snowmobilers were uninjured but becoming hypothermic, according to search and rescue. The ..read more
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Outdoor enthusiasts need to ‘Know Before You Go’
Grand County Search and Rescue
by Guest User
2y ago
Change is coming! Outdoor enthusiasts need to ‘Know Before You Go’ FORT COLLINS, Colo.  (May 4, 2021) -- Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland managers are exploring new strategies to help visitors have safe and enjoyable outdoor experiences this summer while protecting wildlife, clean water and healthy forests. From selling passes online for the most popular developed recreation areas to shifting some of the most visited areas to day-use only, National Forest managers are planning for another very busy recreation season amidst an ongoing worldwide pandem ..read more
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Winter Trainings for The Team
Grand County Search and Rescue
by Guest User
2y ago
    Our team had a busy beginning to the week with 10 team members in sawyer training and 6 members in avalanche 2 training. These specialized skills will allow us to be more prepared to respond to missions throughout Grand County. Special thanks to Grand Lake Fire Protection District for their sawyer training and to Dale Atkins of Alpine Rescue Team for his incredible avalanche expertise ..read more
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Stella Gives Back
Grand County Search and Rescue
by Janel Jordy
2y ago
Stella’s story isn’t over yet, join us for the 2022 Stella Gives Back summer concert benefiting Grand County Search and Rescue!  The benefit concert will be called ‘Stella Gives Back’ in honor of the dog Stella who was rescued by Grand County Search and Rescue volunteers last fall. A unexpected early snowstorm hit two brothers on a backcountry trip, which turned into two separate rescues – one for them and one for Stella the dog. Both were successful due to the amazing volunteer coordination of the Grand County Search and Rescue team, which is powered solely by donations from people like ..read more
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Stella the Dog has a Triumphant Return
Grand County Search and Rescue
by Guest User
2y ago
Stella The Dog out on the trail in Jackson County, Colorado. MISSION UPDATE: (with a positive pup outcome!) On Sept 20, eleven members of GCSAR arrived in Jackson county to provide mutual aid to locate and extract two subjects in the backcountry who had lost the trail due to snow and inclement weather. After attempting helicopter rescue, which proved impossible due to weather, the team hiked 14 miles to locate and escort subjects out of the backcountry. Heartbreakingly, the subject’s dog (Stella) was shy/fearful and ran away during the nighttime egress, devastating both the owners and Grand C ..read more
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Thank you Union Pacific
Grand County Search and Rescue
by Janel Jordy
2y ago
Grand County Search and Rescue (GCSAR) would like to thank Union Pacific Railroad for their generous grant of $12,000. This grant will be used towards purchasing new radios. GCSAR is an all-volunteer organization available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with a fully qualified team of trained personnel to deal with any search or rescue within Grand County area. Typically, GCSAR supports over 50 missions a year. GCSAR does not charge for its services and is funded primarily by donations and grants. To support GCSAR, please visit us on Facebook or the GCSAR website - http://grandc ..read more
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Paul Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament
Grand County Search and Rescue
by Janel Jordy
2y ago
This is the 3rd Annual Paul Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Grand County Search and Rescue. Paul Robertson was a member of GCSAR for 8 years, working his way up to Field Director. He was passionate about the job, his team and his missions. It is an extremely difficult task at times, and proper equipment is key for successful outcomes. Paul spoke about the small budget they had to work with, and often the team members had to purchase their own equipment and pay to attend their training sessions. GCSAR depends heavily on fund raisers and donations to acquire necessary equipment, v ..read more
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