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Eagle County talks wilderness expansion

What they talked about: How Eagle County can get involved in a process that will eventually end up needing congressional action.

Was there a decision? Sort of. The commissioners agreed that it might be worthwhile to hold some public input sessions, then forward the information to the county’s congressional representatives. County manager Keith Montag said the county doesn’t currently have the staff or money to put together a thorough evaluation of the proposal, so instead will have to rely on how the wilderness proposal fits in with the county’s various master plans for future land use.

How they voted: 3-0, to approve.

Of note: The commissioners thanked local suicide prevention coordinator Jill Baron for her work on the matter.

How they voted: 3-0, to approve.

What it means: The county will spend $246,000 next year to hire an outside company to run the medical services at the county jail. County attorney Bryan Treu said that’s about a $5,000 increase over what was spent last year to do the work in-house. But, he added, that didn’t include mental health treatment, and other services the county doesn’t provide now. Hiring an outside company will also reduce the county’s liability exposure, Treu said.

Peter Runyon, Sara Fisher, Jon Stavney.

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