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Vail Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s comes to Eagle on Saturday, Oct. 20

October 18, 2018 — EAGLE — Edwards resident Melinda Gladitsch can personally attest to the cruelty of Alzheimer's disease. "I lost my mother about a year ago to Alzheimer's," Gladitsch said. "I should say that she passed away last year, but really I lost her several years before that."

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Eagle County’s Hardscrabble Ranch open space plan moves toward final adoption in November

October 17, 2018 — EAGLE — The public comment period for the Hardscrabble Ranch open space property is now closed, and Eagle County staff is working to refine the management plan for the 1,540-acre site in preparation for a Tuesday, Nov. 13, final adoption. This week, the Eagle County

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Hope Center Eagle River Valley brings mental health help directly to people who need it

October 16, 2018 — EAGLE — Until now, Eagle County emergency personnel who responded to local mental health calls had two choices for their patients. They could take them to the emergency room, or they could take them to the jail. But now there is a third option, thanks

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Communities That Care addresses risks, benefits for Eagle County’s youth

October 9, 2018 — EDWARDS — Eagle County is a community that passionately cares about the well-being of its kids. Now, thanks to funding from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's marijuana tax cash fund, there are dollars available to support the community's efforts on behalf of

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Eagle County commissioner candidate Jacqueline Cartier’s vision of engagement, empowerment and economic development

October 8, 2018 — Editor's note: To read a profile of Eagle County commissioner challenger Jeanne McQueeney, pick up a copy of the Monday, Oct. 8, edition of the Vail Daily or visit http://www.vaildaily.com. EAGLE — A trio of E-words — engagement, empowerment and economic development — are themes

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Eagle County Commissioner: Incumbent Jeanne McQueeney’s priority is to help working families

October 7, 2018 — Editor's note: Pick up a copy of the Tuesday, Oct. 9, Vail Daily to read a profile of Eagle County commissioner challenger Republican Jacqueline Cartier. EAGLE — Jeanne McQueeney's desire to work on behalf of Eagle County's working families is driving her re-election bid for

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Oktoberfest heads to Gypsum this Saturday

October 4, 2018 — Bonfire Brewing in Eagle will create its special Gyptoberfest beer to mark the celebrate and vendor booths will offer traditional German cuisine. Everyone is urged to break out their lederhosen and dirndls and join in the fun. The event includes live music by Fifty/50, games

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Service calls increase but budget shrinks for Greater Eagle Fire Protection District

September 30, 2018 — EAGLE — Statistics compiled by the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District reflect a number of upward trends. For instance, three years ago, the average amount of time firefighters spent on a call was 42 minutes. In 2018, the average number has jumped to 166 minutes.

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‘Broken Bridge,’ camping, bike park top list of projects for Gypsum’s five-year rec plan

September 26, 2018 — GYPSUM ­— For a couple of decades now, the Gypsum Recreation Committee has been the little group that could. Judging by the new five-year recreation plan compiled by the committee's members, they don't plan to give up that mantle. Back in the early 2000s, members

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Wildlife officials propose drastic reduction in Brush Creek deer herd population goal

September 25, 2018 — EAGLE — Since 1995, Colorado Parks and Wildlife's population estimate for the Brush Creek Valley deer herd has been set at 7,000 animals. But the actual deer population in that area has hovered around 2,200. Now, as the agency launches its updated management plan for

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Gypsum fire says it doesn’t want more money, just what was already approved

September 23, 2018 — GYPSUM — Two years ago, voters in the Gypsum Fire Protection District approved a property tax increase with the understanding the additional money would beef up the paid firefighter corps and replace aging equipment. But before the department could even allocate those dollars, they disappeared

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Crews holding Indian Pass Fire to just a few acres in Flat Tops Wilderness

September 21, 2018 — DOTSERO — Forest Service helicopter crews are jumping on a small fire northwest of Dotsero, trying to make sure it stays small. The Indian Pass fire originally sparked Wednesday, Sept. 19. It's burning in heavy timber in a remote area of the Flat Tops Wilderness

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Eagle County’s Hardscrabble Ranch draft plan includes something for everyone

September 20, 2018 — EAGLE — The great thing about bringing the 1,540-acre historic Hardscrabble Ranch property into the Eagle County open space program is the possibilities it presents. That's also the challenging thing. From recreation opportunities to ranching operations to wildlife habitat conservation, the county wants to manage

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Colorado Mountain College launches Fund Suenos, or Dream Fund, to lower financial barriers for DACA students

September 20, 2018 — EDWARDS — Colorado Mountain College is creating Fund Suenos, which translates to the Dream Fund. It's designed to help eliminate the up-front tuition costs for students who are often ineligible for federal grants and loans to help pay for education after high school, such as

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Eagle County knows finding affordable housing solutions never gets easier

September 19, 2018 — EAGLE — There are three statistics that clearly illustrate the housing challenges in Eagle County. The average home sales price in Eagle County in 2017 was $1,082,400. Last year's average local median income was $86,000. A resident earning an average wage can afford around a

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Hardscrabble Ranch plan, and name change options, will be unveiled Wednesday night, Sept. 19

September 18, 2018 — EAGLE — Spoiler alert: For those who just can't wait until the Eagle County Open Space Department unveils its management plan for the Hardscrabble Ranch property during an open house Wednesday, Sept. 19, the entire 131-page document is already available online. Just visit http://www.eaglecounty.us/openspace and

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Ryan fire north of Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area grew to 1,832 acres Sunday, Sept. 16

September 17, 2018 — WALDEN — The Ryan fire has more than tripled in size in less than a day. On Sunday afternoon, Sept. 16, U.S. Forest Service spokesperson Aaron Voos estimated the fire had burned about 500 acres near the border of Colorado and Wyoming, north of Mount Zirkel Wilderness

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Knapp Ranch: Stunning property with a story to match its beauty

September 15, 2018 — LAKE CREEK — The Knapp Ranch is a stunning property with a remarkable story to share. Bud Knapp has done that sharing with publication of "Living Beneath the Colorado Peaks," a large-format coffee table book that tells the story of Knapp Ranch, a leader in

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Hope, and help, for mental health crisises now a phone call away with Hope Center Eagle River Valley

September 14, 2018 — EAGLE — She didn't plan things this way, but Jen Girard acknowledges that opening the Hope Center Eagle River Valley this week was a case of perfect timing. This week is National Suicide Prevention Week, and just as its name proclaims, the Hope Center Eagle

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Eagle County officials concerned by wildlife population declines

September 13, 2018 — EAGLE — Dealing with issues related to population growth — everything from housing to roads to crime — is a routine task for the Eagle County commissioners. But there's one group of county residents who aren't experiencing population growth. In fact, there's been an alarming

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