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Eagle County prepared for uncertain year, officials say

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado” 2009 is already shaping up to be a year filled with uncertainty, but Eagle County, Colorado is well prepared to handle whatever challenges the year might bring,.

That was one of the messages Commissioner Sara Fisher delivered to packed audience in the county building in Eagle Tuesday during the state of the county address.

“While we thought there was a lot of change in 2008 there is certainly a lot of change as we move into 2009,” Fisher said. “We’re prepared for the long haul, we’ve set aside dollars in a way that allows us some flexibility.”

Commissioner Peter Runyon spoke about the things the county accomplished in 2008. Runyon highlighted everything from the county’s work on the Stratton Flats affordable housing project and breaking ground on an expansion to the justice center to the clerk’s office running a successful election.

“Eagle County actually had a very good year even with the economy,” Runyon said.

Fisher talked about the things the county would work on this year. Included in her list was finding ways to accommodate the increase in the number of people riding county buses and upgrading the runway at Eagle County airport.

“We’re dedicated to trying to keep our organization strong,” Fisher said. “We have a great place to work and have wonderful managers and staff throughout the organization and a commitment to our community to do the best we can.”

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