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Briefs: Cant build as close to river

Daily Staff Report

EAGLE Starting Oct. 9, construction work must be 75 feet away from rivers and creeks in Eagle County. New rules increased the so-called stream setback from 50 feet to 75 feet. The purpose of the change is to protect the river and the animals that live on its banks, officials have said. The 75-feet rule setback applies to all properties in Eagle County, except lots with previously approved blueprints. The county may grant exceptions to projects that have difficulty meeting the 75 foot setback.For more information, contact county planner Allison Ochs at 328-8749.

EAGLE New construction in certain unincorporated areas of Eagle County will, beginning Aug. 14, pay fees to downvalley fire and ambulance agencies. The fees are applicable in unincorporated parts of Eagle County that are also within the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Gypsum Fire Protection District, Western Eagle County Ambulance District and the Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District.The fees will be collected at the time a building permit is issued for new residential, commercial and lodging construction. If construction is occurring within overlapping districts, then both district fees shall apply.A list of fees for each district can be found on the countys Web site,; or for more information, call county planner Bob Narracci at 328-8750.

AVON What hiking trails should remain open in Avon will be the subject of a public meeting from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aug. 8 at the Wildridge Fire House. The town says some trails are becoming difficult to maintain, and wants to know which trails are most important to residents. Input from the meeting will be shared with the U.S. Forest Service, which is finalizing its rules for how area trails can be used. For more information, call Matt Pielsticker in Avons Community Development Department at 748-4413.

Crews will be paving the westbound lanes of I-70 west of Hanging Lake Tunnel in Glenwood Canyon through Thursday. Crews will be working from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., but one lane will be closed between mile markers 119 and 124 throughout the night.

Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado

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