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Eagle County special districts face dropping revenues tied to state’s Gallagher Amendment

April 21, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Colorado's booming Front Range housing market may seem far removed from Eagle County's emergency services operations, but the two are inextricably bound together by ties contained in the Gallagher Amendment. And as they look ahead to 2018, those ties are really chaffing

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Sweetwater Lake facilities won’t be open this summer; horseback riding still available

April 20, 2018 — NORTHERN EAGLE COUNTY — Travelers and locals won't be able to stop by the Sweetwater Lake Resort for a buffalo burger or a piece of pie this summer. The resort property is listed for sale, and its current owners don't plan to operate the restaurant,

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More than 700 comments submitted regarding Berlaimont Estates access plan; decision to be made in the fall

April 18, 2018 — EAGLE — After talking about potential fire dangers for 2018 and other White River National Forest topics, last week the Eagle County commissioners and officials from the Eagle Holy Cross Ranger District briefly discussed the controversial Berlaimont project at Edwards. Berlaimont Estates is a 680-acre

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Vail Daily earns awards from Colorado Press Association, Associated Press

April 17, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — The Vail Daily and the Eagle Valley Enterprise brought home Colorado Press Association and Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters awards from the annual Colorado Press Association convention held Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, in Colorado Springs. "These awards are

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White River National Forest withdraws support services from two Eagle County campgrounds

April 17, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — The White River National Forest is facing a number of too-much or too-little scenarios. Too much maintenance, too little staffing. Too much wind, too little snow. Too many volunteers, too few supervisors. Eagle Holy Cross District Ranger Aaron Mayville addressed this dichotomy

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Edwards I-70 interchange projects open house planned today

April 16, 2018 — EDWARDS —Eagle County and the Colorado Department of Transportation will host an open house to present the current status of the Edwards Interchange Upgrade Phase 2 project on Tuesday, April 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Miller Ranch Community Center, located at 25

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Gypsum Recreation Center to increase rates for first time beginning fall 2018

April 15, 2018 — GYPSUM — Ever since it opened in December 2006, the Gypsum Recreation Center has charged the same daily, punch card and annual membership rates. The center also has had the same carpet and cardio equipment. This week, representatives from the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation

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Gypsum plans Hardscrabble trail sign installation

April 14, 2018 — GYPSUM — In 2018, it won't be as easy to get lost on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property south of Gypsum. And that's a good thing. Last year, the town launched work on a trail-planning effort for the Hardscrabble area that included community outreach

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Eagle County breaks ground on $33 million airport terminal expansion project

April 11, 2018 — GYPSUM — On Tuesday, April 10, Eagle County officials celebrated ground-breaking for a 50,000-square-foot terminal expansion at the county airport. The 20-month project is slated to open by November 2019 and will include expanded hold rooms, a reconfigured Transportation Security Administration checkpoint area, enhanced concessions

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County trims ‘crisis beds’ from health care center

April 10, 2018 — EAGLE — Expansion of mental health services is still a key component of a proposed new county facility at Edwards' Freedom Park, but it doesn't look like crisis beds — hospitalization options for people who are experiencing a mental health emergency — will be part

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Gypsum’s Costco to launch in-warehouse liquor sales

March 28, 2018 — GYPSUM — The intricacies of Colorado's new alcohol sales law are being tested in Gypsum as Costco expands into liquor vending. This action marks only the second application of the state's new liquor rules, approved on the final day of the Colorado Legislature's 2016 session.

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Eagle Lions Club to serve up spaghetti to benefit local community

March 27, 2018 — EAGLE — The motto for Lions Clubs International is "We Serve." Next week, local Lions will be doing just that, in a tasty way. The annual Eagle Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction is planned for Friday, April 6. For decades, the local Lions

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Vail Mountain to host three interdenominational Easter Sunday services

March 27, 2018 — VAIL — Vail Mountain will host its traditional interdenominational sunrise service on Easter Sunday, April 1, at 6 a.m. at Eagle's Nest. The Eagle Bahn Gondola will open to the public at 5:30 a.m. to transport guests from Lionshead Village. Complimentary baked goods and beverages

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Forest Service launches classification of Berlaimont comment

March 25, 2018 — MINTURN — The deadline has now passed for written comment regarding the Berlaimont Estates Road Access Project and the U.S. Forest Service received a proverbial earful. "We got around 500 comments. We have to wait a few more days to see if we get any

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As Eagle and Gypsum eye growth on horizon, both towns consider large infrastructure projects

March 25, 2018 — GYPSUM — With rising building materials costs and increased real estate transaction numbers, Eagle County is poised to transition from moderate to high growth mode. The downvalley communities of Eagle and Gypsum have seen this before, and they know they had better be ready for

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After being hit by a texting teen, Eagle woman advocates against distracted driving

March 25, 2018 — EAGLE — Robye Nothnagel remembers seeing the car right at her hip, a fraction of a second before it struck her on Feb. 17, 2017. She also remembers hitting the ground. But Nothnagel doesn't recall being propelled onto the vehicle's hood and catapulted through the

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Eagle County community development services will be limited March 30

March 23, 2018 — EAGLE — The Eagle County Community Development Department will have limited services available on Friday, March 30, to allow staff to attend a full-day training. The front desk will remain open, but land-use applications will not be accepted and no building inspections will be conducted.

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After several years of piecemeal construction, Eagle Valley Trail is less than 20 miles from completion

March 23, 2018 — EAGLE — It's been years in the making, but the proposed 63-mile Eagle Valley Trail is just 19.5 miles from its goal of spanning the county from Vail Pass to Glenwood Canyon. What's more, by summer's end, the trail will stretch an additional 3.5 miles

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New Eagle County program offers ways to help out land and rivers, one penny at a time

March 19, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — When surveyed about their community values, Eagle County residents often cite open lands and riparian corridors as priorities. Now, a new fundraising program launched by the Eagle Valley Land Trust and the Eagle River Watershed Council gives residents and visitors a way

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Gypsum tightens water-use regulations, will impose penalties for residents who squander the resource

March 15, 2018 — GYPSUM — This week, Gypsum amended its water regulations to include surcharges and penalties for residents who squander the resource. But despite the fact that it could hit their pocketbooks, Gypsum residents had nothing to say about the changes. Or, rather, they have nothing to

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