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With hunting season approaching, Gypsum reopens gun range

August 19, 2018 — GYPSUM — In the immediate aftermath of the 12,500 Lake Christine fire in southwest Eagle County — which was ignited by civilian shooters using tracer rounds at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife gun range at Basalt — Gypsum officials decided it was prudent to temporarily

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Edwards readies for roundabout construction, spur road widening and new bridge

August 17, 2018 — EDWARDS — It won't be easy to navigate through Edwards next year, but motorists will get a big reward for putting up with the inconveniences. Phase 2 of the Edwards Interstate 70 spur road improvements project will launch in February 2019 and will include a

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Dozens react to latest proposed Berlaimont plan changes

August 16, 2018 — MINTURN — As he addressed the dozens of people who came out for an open house to discuss proposed multiuse trail and snowmobile access mitigations for the Berlaimont Estates project, District Ranger Aaron Mayville noted the meeting was obviously a popular opportunity. But a voice

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Gypsum approves 591-unit Siena Lake proposal

August 15, 2018 — GYPSUM — Siena Lake, a proposal for 591 new residential units — including a 332-unit neighborhood for ages 55 and older and a 227-unit smaller home development — received unanimous approval from the Gypsum Town Council Tuesday night, Aug. 14. "This will be a departure

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New Berlaimont Estates recreation proposals will be vetted at meeting Wednesday, Aug. 15

August 14, 2018 — MINTURN — The U.S. Forest Service will host an open house Wednesday, Aug. 15, to discuss some new proposals regarding the Berlaimont Estates Road Improvement Project. The informational meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Holy Cross Ranger Station located at

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Gypsum council to consider smaller home, 55-plus community project at meeting Aug. 14

August 12, 2018 — GYPSUM — An ambitious plan for development that includes a 55-plus community and a smaller home development on property south of the Eagle County Regional Airport will go before the Gypsum Town Council on Tuesday night, Aug. 14. Siena Lake, planned on a 170-acre site

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Colorado survey reinforces need for youth mental health services in Eagle County

August 9, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — In February, the death by suicide by a local teen stunned the Eagle Valley community. As adults and kids alike grappled with the aftermath of this trauma, their conversations brought renewed vigor to local mental health awareness work. And now, the Eagle

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Vail Valley Cares distributes $309,000 in Thrifty Shops proceeds to 36 local nonprofit groups

August 9, 2018 — AVON — Greg Osteen says the Vail Valley Cares Thrifty Shops' annual grant recipient breakfast is the best day of the year. Representatives from 36 local nonprofits are inclined to agree, especially this year because the organization divvied up $309,000. That money is generated at

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Eagle County partners celebrat launch of mobile clearinghouse program

August 8, 2018 — EAGLE — The exterior wrap of the MIRA RV had hardly set when the vehicle was called into service at the Lake Christine fire. Luckily for more than 400 Eagle County residents, the Mobile Intercultural Resource Alliance RV was ready to roll, providing access to

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Eagle County residents, emergency services unite to celebrate National Night Out

August 7, 2018 — GYPSUM — Gabriel Perez was enjoying some time behind the wheel, albeit a simulated one, during the National Night Out celebration in Gypsum on Tuesday night, Aug. 7. His driving skills left something to be desired, but then the elementary school boy has a few

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Eagle County plans 22-unit workforce housing project at Eagle Ranch

August 7, 2018 — EAGLE — Construction is slated to begin next year on 22 workforce housing units at a vacant area just east of the Castle Peak Senior Care Community in the Eagle Ranch neighborhood. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, the Eagle County Commissioners approved an agreement for preconstruction

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Lake Christine Fire: 13,000 acres, 4,200 man hours and $500,000 to date

August 5, 2018 — EAGLE — The Lake Christine fire threatened hundreds of homes in the Basalt/El Jebel area, brought an army of wildland firefighters to the valley and dominated headlines for days. It is now listed at 90 percent containment. The massive smoke pillar rising from the blaze

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Free storm spotter training to support flash flood threat in Lake Christine burn area

August 2, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Grand Junction are planning a special training program to provide assitance to emergency services personnel involved with the potential flash flood threat on the Lake Christine Wildfire burn scar area. The training session has

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Eagle County purchases downtown Eagle home for employee housing

August 2, 2018 — EAGLE — With all of the talk about the need for employee housing in Eagle County, the county itself has made it first foray into the effort. The county has purchased a five-bedroom, 2,436-square-foot home located at 431 Broadway St. in Eagle with plans to

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Vail Valley Partnership’s workforce study shows 1,600 jobs currently open in Eagle County

August 1, 2018 — EAGLE — The saying "if it's not one thing, then it's another" can definitely be applied to the employment situation in Eagle County. When the national recession hit in 2008, the bottom fell out of the local construction industry and lots of people were looking

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Eagle County commissioners say no-go on Basalt/El Jebel secession vote

July 31, 2018 — EAGLE — A flat map is about the only place where it makes sense to place Basalt and El Jebel within the confines of Eagle County. Even a topographical map will demonstrate the impracticality of the designation that's existed for 135 years. The boundary line

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New Gypsum shop is bridging the Eagle Valley’s fabric desert

July 29, 2018 — GYPSUM — As any local quilter, sewer or crafter can attest, the Eagle Valley is a fabric desert. Or rather, was a fabric desert until the recent opening of Motley Fabric in Gypsum. "This is the only dedicated quilt/fabric shop of its kind along the

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Sprucing things up at the Gypsum Rec Center

July 29, 2018 — GYPSUM — After 12 years as arguably the most popular place in town, some sprucing up is in order for the Gypsum Recreation Center. This makeover will be more than skin deep as staff look to change both the carpeting and the programing. "We are

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Dave Ortiz: A life well lived

July 29, 2018 — EAGLE — Dave Ortiz's life was well lived. Truly, well lived. As a husband, father, teacher, coach and friend, Dave's days were populated with people he loved and who, in return, treasured him. He was a steadfastly kind man with a humble nature. He didn't

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Eagle County Fair & Rodeo’s eighth annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink night is Friday, July 27

July 26, 2018 — EAGLE — No one doubts the toughness of rodeo competitors, but at the Eagle County Fair & Rodeo on Friday, July 27, rugged cowboys will play tribute to folks who are every bit as tough as they are — breast cancer patients and survivors. For

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