May 27, 2024

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Grand County grapples with three tragic deaths in a week

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Less than two weeks before Winter Park Ski Resort held its third annual Bucket Banked slalom snowboard event honoring a former Grand County resident and Winter Park Competition Center alum who died by suicide in 2021, three other Grand County residents died in horrific events that shocked and destabilized the community. 

The Bucket Banked snowboard event and silent auction honors Benjamin Lynch, a “country boy” and pro snowboarder “who taught snowboarders to encourage snowboarders,” his obituary says. Proceeds go to the Grand Foundation’s H.O.P.E. (Healing Opportunities through Prevention Efforts) Fund, created to support and expand Grand County mental health advocacy and services. The inaugural event in 2022 consisted solely of the competition and auction. But in…

Tracy Ross

2024-04-22 02:24:00

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