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Volunteers needed: Many hands will make light work at Dotsero playground project

June 21, 2018 — DOTSERO — There isn't anything about the current Dotsero Mobile Home Park play area that invites fun. But that's about to change. Community volunteers will join forces with representatives from the Colorado Health Foundation, Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District and an organization called KaBoom!

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Nearly $54,000 in GOCO grants is headed to Eagle County for open space, schoolhouse stabilization

June 21, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY ­— Two projects in Eagle County have netted nearly $54,000 in Great Outdoors Colorado grant money. Eagle Valley Land Trust received a $33,399 grant to cover closing costs associated with the conservation of the Minturn Boneyard Open Space. Sylvan Lake State Park received

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Eagle County’s down payment program poised for record year

June 17, 2018 — EAGLE — Jake and Brianna Reynolds grew up in Eagle County, but they weren't sure they would ever be local homeowners. However, thanks to the Eagle County Housing Down Payment assistance program, two weeks ago when the Reynolds welcomed their first child they brought a

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Where has all the wildlife gone: CPW officials cite 50 percent drop in Eagle Valley’s elk population

June 16, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Imagine if, over a 10-year period, half of Eagle County's human population disappeared. We would be using the terms "drastic," "alarming" and maybe even "catastrophic" to describe the situation. During the past decade, that exact scenario has played out for one group

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Successor to the popular Eagle Valley Community Fund Rummage Sale will debut Sept. 14-16 in Eagle

June 15, 2018 — EAGLE — The Eagle Valley Community Fund Rummage Sale celebrated its 53rd and final year in 2017, but after the efforts of a group of community volunteers, the popular late-summer event won't fade away. During an Eagle County commissioners meeting Tuesday, June 12, Rebecca Kanaly,

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Solo riding cart opens up the links to disabled golfers at Eagle Ranch Golf Course

June 9, 2018 — EAGLE — Denis Murray loves golf. He carries a 12 handicap, and he's a regular player at the Aspen Golf Club. What differentiates him from dozens of other players is his methodology. Nearly two decades ago, Murray was paralyzed from the waist down as the

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Monster Truck Tour roars into Eagle on Saturday, June 16

June 6, 2018 — EAGLE — It's hard to hear the words "monster truck rally" without your internal soundtrack playing the booming voice of an announcer screaming "Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! You'll buy the whole seat but you will only need the edge." We will see, and hear, if that

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No, those aren’t baby bald eagles: Osprey hawk nests attract Vail Valley attention

June 3, 2018 — GYPSUM — During his opening remarks at last week's Eagle Valley High School graduation ceremony, Principal Greg Doan warned the audience to be wary of fish, sticks or poo falling from the sky. For the past two years, Hot Stuff Stadium has been home to

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Alpine Bank scholarship paved way for Esgar Acosta’s success

May 31, 2018 — EAGLE — Tucked in the pages of local newspapers from this week back in 1998 was a small item noting that Esgar Acosta, of Eagle County, was the first Alpine Bank/CMC Hispanic Scholarship winner to graduate from Colorado Mountain College. Twenty years later, Acosta is

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GOP governor candidate Doug Robinson stops in Eagle to sell his campaign

May 30, 2018 — EAGLE — Doug Robinson says Colorado's state government is overdue for a fresh set of eyes — business eyes — on state government. Robinson is running for governor, and stopped in Eagle on Wednesday, May 30, to kick off a Western Slope campaign swing. The

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Team of three, some new and some seasoned, takes over Gypsum leadership

May 30, 2018 — GYPSUM — For decades, stability has been the key characteristic of Gypsum town leadership. As a home rule municipality, Gypsum did away with term limits for town council members years ago. Several of the current council members have served several concurrent terms. Other members served

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June 26 Colorado primary election will mail ballots to all registered voters

May 29, 2018 — EAGLE — Unaffiliated voters in Colorado no longer have to declare a party preference before they can cast ballots in the state's primary elections. But those same voters may be a bit confused when they receive both the Democratic and Republican primary ballots in the

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Former Gypsum leader begins work as Eagle County manager

May 28, 2018 — GYPSUM — Gypsum Town Council member Pam Schultz vividly remembers meeting Jeff Shroll, the community's longtime manager, nearly 25 years ago. "When this young man walked through the door at town hall, I thought he was lost," she said. "Then when he said he was

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Trail Magic: Eagle couple embarks on six month, 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail adventure

May 19, 2018 — EAGLE — Lots of people fantasize about taking a year away from work to pursue a grand adventure. But not many of us actually follow through with that dream. Deron Dircksen and Melissa Barbour of Eagle are an exception. In 2017, the couple stepped away

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Gypsum Costco hosts one of Eagle County’s biggest fundraisers benefiting Children’s Miracle Network

May 15, 2018 — GYPSUM — One of the valley's biggest annual fundraisers is now well underway, as Costco shoppers are well aware. Every year, Costco partners with Children's Miracle Network for a vast monthlong campaign. In 2017, the company celebrated the 30th anniversary of the partnership, which has

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Enough hand-wringing, Eagle County says its time for mental health action

May 12, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — During the past year, local leaders have highlighted the lack of mental health services in Eagle County and local voters have passed a tax on retail marijuana purchases to fund mental health programs. Now it's time to make something happen. "As a

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Eagle County mulls cost/benefit analysis of single-stream recycling

May 12, 2018 — EAGLE — Eagle County has set some definitive environmental goals for 2025, but there are financial considerations related to achieving those benchmarks. The Eagle County Landfill recycling program is a case in point. Monday, May 7, the Eagle County Commissioners discussed a "Waste Diversion Strategies"

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New Ace Hardware store coming to Gypsum will bring familiar faces back to town

May 11, 2018 — GYPSUM — Downvalley homeowners who have experienced the irritation of launching an improvement project only to discover they are missing a single bolt or gasket will rejoice at the following news — Ace Hardware is coming to Gypsum. Construction is underway on the 15,000-square-foot store,

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Spring cleaning time for towns of Eagle, Gypsum; here’s when and where to take your trash

May 10, 2018 — WESTERN EAGLE COUNTY — As temperatures get warmer and residents spend more and more of their waking hours outdoors, it is time for some communitywide spring cleaning. Eagle County residents may dispose of as much as 1,600 pounds of trash and four tires per year

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Sylvan Lake, and its cabins and campsites, closed for summer 2018 for dam replacement

May 10, 2018 — EAGLE — Locals and visitors who plan a camping trip to Sylvan Lake every summer will have to take a hiatus this year. The roughly 70-year-old dam at the popular recreation location will be replaced this summer. The lake has been significantly drained, and heavy

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