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Gypsum Annex building evolves from annoyance to amenity for town, Habitat for Humanity

February 20, 2018 — GYPSUM — The log residence perched on the hillside above Lundgren Theater in Gypsum used to be an annoyance for the town. Today, the Gypsum Town Hall annex building — as the structure is now known — is an amenity. Last week, when representatives from

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Discovery Channel’s ‘Gold Rush’ is leaving Park County, but residents continue to fight for more mining oversight

February 18, 2018 — It's been nearly two years since the reality-TV show "Gold Rush" roared into Park County, descending on an old dredge near Fairplay with a small army of trucks and excavators to mine for television gold — and a bit of the real stuff, too. The

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Volleyball players sue King of the Mountain tournament promoter for not paying winners

February 2, 2018 — EAGLE — A professional volleyball promoter landed in court Friday, Feb. 2, for failing to pay the winners of an Aspen tournament. Leon Fell, of Avon, runs Vail's King of the Mountain tournament and Aspen's MotherLode tournament. Players Liz Card, Aurora Santos and others say

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Gypsum looks to save money by hiring another attorney for municipal court

January 30, 2018 — GYPSUM — It sounds counterintuitive, but the town of Gypsum wants to save money by hiring another attorney. The town has approved an ordinance to provide funding for a municipal court prosecutor, who will be hired by the town manager. Unlike a regular town attorney,

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Buddy Mentors and Eagle River Youth Coalition sprinkle happiness around Eagle

January 29, 2018 — EAGLE — People in Eagle are accustomed to the sight of sign-wavers populating the U.S. Highway 6 roundabout on Eby Creek Road. But Monday, Jan. 29, the messages on those waving signs did come as a surprise. "You Rock," "It's going to be okay" and

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ECO Transit sees numbers rise, makes case for staffing increase

January 26, 2018 — EAGLE — Last year, ridership on ECO Transit buses topped 950,000 and the fleet drivers compiled nearly 83,000 service hours. The county's bus fleet has shown steady growth over the past four years — ridership has grown by more than 160,000 people and service has

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Coloradans increasingly support public lands, poll says, with 75 percent identifying as conservationists

January 26, 2018 — Nearly three-quarters of Colorado voters now consider themselves conservationists, part of a broader swell of support for public lands across the West that researchers say shows Americans are increasingly uncomfortable with the President Donald Trump administration's approach to land management. The eighth annual Conservation in

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Judge Rachel Olguin-Fresquez replaces Judge Sullivan in Eagle County court

January 18, 2018 — EAGLE — A Clear Creek County judge will fill the vacancy left by the Honorable Katharine T. Sullivan's resignation last month. Judge Rachel Olguin-Fresquez will preside over Eagle County Court, based in Eagle, for Colorado's four-county 5th Judicial District — Eagle, Lake, Summit and Clear

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CMC board unanimously backs DACA students, asks feds for immigration reform

January 16, 2018 — EDWARDS — Colorado Mountain College's board of trustees reaffirmed their support for the college's DACA students. The board voted to endorse immigration reform and to support CMC students who are in the United States through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA has become

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Tom Edwards has run around the globe twice, all from the comforts of home

January 14, 2018 — GYPSUM — At the equator, the distance around the earth is 24,901 miles. Since he took up running four decades ago, Tom Edwards, of Gypsum, has covered that distance twice. "That is a pretty crazy feat, in my opinion," said Gypsum Town Manger Jeff Shroll.

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Gypsum revisits Spring Creek Village proposal for apartments, for-sale units

January 7, 2018 — GYPSUM — In 2017, the Gypsum Town Council approved the concept for the Spring Creek Village project at the former Stratton Flats site. This week, the town will consider the detailed plan for the project. If the plan is approved, then the developers will have

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U.S. Attorney General declares war on weed: Colorado backlash is immediate, strong

January 4, 2018 — Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back an Obama-era policy that allowed Colorado and other states to legalize marijuana without federal interference. Even before Sessions' announcement on Thursday, Jan. 4, Colorado's federal lawmakers said Sessions would get little cooperation from them, and maybe a political fight.

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Gypsum shifts from outreach to enforcement for accessory dwelling units

January 3, 2018 — GYPSUM — Up until now, the town of Gypsum has been working a voluntary compliance approach for people who have unpermitted accessory dwelling units in the community. But with the dawn of 2018, that's changing. For years, Gypsum has grappled with issues surrounding the presence

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PHOTO GALLERY: Photos in the Vail Valley from Dec. 17-23

January 3, 2018 — In the Vail Valley the holiday season picked up as activities and people flooded the Vail Valley. The annual Holiday Lantern Walk and Ice Theater kicked off. The Buddy Mentor Program still made due with the weather, who were supposed to go snow tubing, but

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Eagle County Regional Airport celebrates expanded flights to San Francisco, Salt Lake City

December 25, 2017 — EAGLE COUNTY — Passengers departing from a United Airlines jet that just landed in Eagle County from San Francisco likely wondered if someone famous was in their midst as they walked down the exit ramp Saturday. It's not every day that photographers are stationed to

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River Dance RV park expansion plan gets second, initial approval from Gypsum Town Council

December 16, 2017 — GYPSUM — The developers of the proposed River Dance RV Resort had to hit the reset button for their annexation petition before the town of Gypsum, but the development received its second, initial approval last week. River Dance's annexation and zoning ordinances were originally heard

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Eagle County begins discussion on new multi-use health center near Edwards’ Freedom Park

December 13, 2017 — EAGLE — The need is identified, the site is available and a partial funding source for services has been tapped for Eagle County to proceed with a multi-use health center in the Edwards area. But even with all of those factors working in its favor,

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Colorado encouraged to reject FirstNet, following New Hampshire’s lead

December 8, 2017 — New Hampshire will opt out of a federal first responder system and is encouraging Colorado and other states to do the same. On Thursday, Dec. 7, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu rejected the FirstNet plan presented by the federal government and AT&T, saying New Hampshire

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Town of Gypsum gives initial approval for Siena Lake, a new age 55-plus project

December 3, 2017 — GYPSUM — The town of Gypsum has given initial approval for a plan to develop an age 55-plus community on property south of the Eagle County Regional Airport, clearing the way for the Siena Lake project team to flesh out details for the proposed 559-unit

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Eagle County eyes $120 million budget for 2018; review begins Tuesday, Dec. 5

December 2, 2017 — EAGLE COUNTY — Eagle County's 2018 spending plan isn't super tantalizing considering it will total $120 million. Next year's budget doesn't launch any comprehensive new programs, fund massive open space purchases or contemplate any major capital projects. As proposed, expenditures across all funds are budgeted

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