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Expect to see smoke from 1,200-acre prescribed burn south of Gypsum this week

October 16, 2017 — If weather conditions allow, a 1,200-acre prescribed burn will happen this week in Eagle County near Cottonwood Pass. The Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Management Unit (UCR) said Monday in a news release it is expecting “a window of opportunity within the next

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Eagle County schedules special hearing for 120-unit 6 West Apartments proposal in Edwards

October 15, 2017 — EAGLE — An Edwards-area proposal for 120 rental units earmarked specifically for local employees will get its own, special hearing before the Eagle County Board of Commissioners this week. The 6 West Apartments will be the subject of a special Thursday, Oct. 19, public hearing,

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Gypsum U.S. Highway 6 dips repair comes in ahead of schedule, under budget

October 11, 2017 — GYPSUM — It has resulted in traffic delays on U.S. Highway 6 and backups on Interstate 70, but officials from the town of Gypsum believe that their current road-repair project is a prime example of why devolution was a great idea. They have a point

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Gypsum U.S. Highway 6 dips repair comes in ahead of schedule, under budget

October 11, 2017 — GYPSUM — It has resulted in traffic delays on U.S. Highway 6 and backups on Interstate 70, but officials from the town of Gypsum believe that their current road-repair project is a prime example of why devolution was a great idea. They have a point

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Eagle’s Dan McCauley works on the chain gang at Denver Broncos games

October 8, 2017 — He's heard Peyton Manning chew out Ronnie Hillman for dropping a pass, and he's been on the field when confetti rained down after the 2015 AFC Championship game.

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Eagle County City Market stores embrace Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative

October 8, 2017 — EAGLE — Ever wonder what it means when someone announces it is time for a "code green" over the Eagle City Market intercom system? It means someone in this community isn't going hungry. That "code green" announcement is a signal from the store managers for

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House bill would keep more recreation industry money out of Washington

October 4, 2017 — WASHINGTON — Ski areas paid $20.1 million to do business in the White River National Forest in fiscal year 2017, and a new law would keep more of that money at home. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton is supporting the Recreation Not Red-Tape Act. The bill

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Stakeholders meet to discuss outreach plan for Eagle water plant construction

October 4, 2017 — EAGLE — Eagle officials know it will be a tough sell to get community support for a new 2.5 million-gallon-per-day water treatment plant; so last week, they reached out to a group of specially selected stakeholders to present arguments in support of the project. Interim

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Equifax scammer posing as an Eagle County Sheriff’s detective called that detective

October 3, 2017 — “Don’t panic. But be vigilant, said Susan Grant, director of consumer protection and privacy at the Consumer Federation of America. “With this breach, criminals have everything they need to victimize you.”

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Gypsum begins repair of dangerous dips along U.S. Highway 6 east of town

October 1, 2017 — GYPSUM — The roller-coaster thrill of driving between Eagle and Gypsum will soon be a thing of the past. But motorists who regularly travel between the two towns along U.S. Highway 6 should brace themselves for a month of delays, as the town of Gypsum

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Eagle’s Mile High Mites program aims to instill love of hockey in kids

September 30, 2017 — “It is great to see so many kids getting started in hockey with this awesome opportunity,” said Eagle Pool & Ice Rink manager Sheryl Staten. “For $160 the kids receive head-to-toe hockey gear and six on-ice sessions. What a deal.”

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Gypsum mulls bike park improvement as it launches 2018 budget talks

September 29, 2017 — GYPSUM — Gypsum is looking at an upgrade to its bike park, located at the IK Bar park land near Gypsum Creek Middle School. Last week, Matt Thompson, of Momentum Trail Concepts, the company that built a number of bike trails around the Eagle area,

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Town of Gypsum is willing to allow long-term RV residence

September 29, 2017 — GYPSUM — With a couple of proposals poised to begin the town's review process, Gypsum officials are rethinking regulations regarding RV parks. Specifically, they signaled a willingness to dump provisions than limit the time people can stay parked in an RV facility. This week, the

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Former Eagle County commissioner Arn Menconi arrested during Capitol protest

September 28, 2017 — WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Eagle County Commissioner Arn Menconi was one of dozens arrested on Monday, Sept. 25, for disrupting a congressional hearing on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, a bipartisan plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Menconi said he

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Eagle Town Board lifts gun restrictions that it says violated state law

September 28, 2017 — The whole thing started with signs at Eagle’s BMX park and open space prohibiting people from carrying firearms, mace and switchblades in those areas.

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Eagle County public elementary schools net more than $125,000 at Wild West Day

September 27, 2017 — EAGLE COUNTY — After rain showers blanketed the valley Saturday, Sept. 23, the volunteers who spent six months preparing for Wild West Day were anxiously watching the skies Sunday morning, Sept. 24. But the sun broke through the clouds at around 11 a.m. and a

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A star winks out: Starr Doll was a bright spot in Eagle for nearly 93 years

September 27, 2017 — EAGLE — When you thought of Starr Doll, chances are the name made you smile, and not just because of its whimsical nature. Starr was as lovely as her name. She was a rare woman — kind, funny and sweet — and Eagle is a

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In ‘No Borders,’ local woman tells of hope, hopelessness in refugee camps

September 26, 2017 — EDWARDS — How awful must your life be if you're willing to load your family and loved ones into an overcrowded raft, paddle across miles of open ocean and spend every dime to your name to do it? A local woman, Morgan Wyrick, ran the

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Eagle and Gypsum can’t offer much in the way of rental cost relief in Eagle County

September 24, 2017 — EAGLE AND GYPSUM — As the temperatures dip and the aspens change color, Eagle County girds itself for the upcoming ski season and the annual influx of seasonal workers. And each of those newcomers will face the central dilemma that thousands of workers have dealt

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High Country Character: Steve Carver is Gypsum’s mayor and No. 1 fan

September 22, 2017 — GYPSUM — Steve Carver does things in a big way — with a big smile, big heart and big laugh. Locals know him as the guy who has served as Gypsum's mayor for nearly 20 years. Motorists recognize him as the owner of Big Steve's

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