Week In Review
Residential fire in Eagle
A wood-burning stove built up with creosote likely caused an early morning fire last week at a residence located on Sylvan Lake Road in Eagle.
Firefighters from Eagle and Gypsum responded to the single-family home structure fire.The fire was out in about two hours, and there were no injuries.
While the cause of the fire remains under investigation, the cresote build-up was noted.The stove and flue had not been professionally cleaned in more than three years.
Beaver Creek snowshoe
Snowshoe diehards, enthusiasts and first-timers flocked to Beaver Creek Resort Sunday to test their determination in the Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition presented by Aquafina.
The event featured three races: The Atlas Snowshoe 10-K, the East West Resorts 5-K and the Nature Valley 1-K for kids.
If the Roaring Fork School District and the town of Carbondale move forward with a proposed affordable housing development, it could make a noticeable difference for the district’s employee retention rate.
The plan presented last week calls for the construction of around 100 units of affordable housing in the field between the Third Street Center and Bridges High School, with some of them earmarked specifically for school district employees.
Avalanche in Aspen
A guide with Aspen Mountain Powder Tours was caught in an avalanche on a north face of an area called McFarlane’s and carried about 400 feet downhill, according to a report by another powder guide on the trip on the Colorado Avalanche Information Center website.
The male skier was never buried in snow and ended up on the surface, according to the report.
A military spouse and nature photographer shares images from around the country and issues a call to action for Congress to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund.