Big crowd expected for Vail Valley Hidden Gems forum
VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is talking with voters about a divisive plan to designate about 380 square miles in northern Colorado as wilderness. Polis is holding talks in Edwards Thursday and in Breckenridge Friday.
The Edwards event will be 5:30-7 p.m. at Battle Mountain High School. Hidden Gems supporters anticipate 400 to 500 attendees.
Polis is hosting community forums in Colorado to talk about the Hidden Gems Wilderness proposal before introducing a bill in Congress.
The proposal would set aside more wilderness lands. But that would mean those lands would be off-limits for snowmobilers, ATVs and mining and logging.
The proposal has also raised concerns because the Army uses some of it for high-altitude pilot training.