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Around the Mountains

ALLEN BESTSpecial to the Daily

GRANBY – To casually drive through Granby, you might not think of it as a place of risqué middle-school youngsters, girls with spaghetti-strapped tank-tops that show front-side cleavage and the boys with low-hanging trousers that display back-side cracks.Yet that’s the story in this blue-collar service center for Winter Park and Grand Lake (the west portal to Rocky Mountain National Park), and now the school board has approved a dress code that includes uniforms. Boys and girls must wear tops of T-shirts, polo shirts, hoodies, fleece vests and blouses. All will have the school’s logo on it. Bottoms are left to the discretion of the students – except that they must not be “oversized, baggy and/or low cut. They must ride at least to the top of the student’s hip bone. Girls’ skirts and jumpers must be knee length. The problem, explained Nancy Karas, the middle school principal, is that the young adolescents have been showing way too much skin and underwear. The Sky-Hi News also reports that hats, sunglasses and headbands are also being banned.County may buy its own avalanche gunSILVERTON – Many ski areas shoot artillery from howitzers at slopes dangerously thick with unstable snow. Now, the San Juan County commissioners are looking at getting a big gun of their own, in order to set off avalanches along the county road that connects Silverton with the Silverton Mountain Ski Area.A new estimate pegs the cost of the cannon to as low as $5,000, with annual operating costs of between $11,000 and $30,000, reports the Silverton Standard.Tahoe home among most expensive in U.S.INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – Sometimes it takes a village to make a home. That would seem to be the story of a $60 million estate in Incline Village that has been reported as the fourth most expensive property on the market in the United States.The property actually has three houses, including 13,000 feet of garage space – suitable for a serious car collector. But what really seems to add panache to the property are the two piers and the 340 feet of frontage on Lake Tahoe, notes the Tahoe World.

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