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Efforts underway to upgrade remediation at Eagle Mine site

February 16, 2019 — MINTURN — In a valley where developable sites are highly sought after, the prospect of several hundred acres of vacant land located adjacent to existing community resources seems like a proverbial “too good to be true” deal. In many ways, that is an apt description.

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Ski in the morning, golf in the afternoon

February 15, 2019 — Gypsum Creek is still under snow now, but the course is traditionally first to open each spring

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New bridge set for Horn Ranch bike path in Eagle

February 15, 2019 — EAGLE — Crews from Eagle County set a new bridge over the Eagle River along the Horn Ranch trail this week. “The crew just beat a round of winter weather when they were working Wednesday,” Eagle County Director of Communications Kris Widlak said. The bridge is 205

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Gypsum supports new gravel pit plan for 37-acre operation south of airport

February 13, 2019 — GYPSUM — A week after the Eagle County commissioners approved a new 37-acre gravel pit operation just south of the Eagle County Regional Airport, Gypsum officials also voiced their support for the plan. While the Gypsum Town Council won’t formally act on the proposal, this

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Eagle County records small victories in affordable housing effort

February 11, 2019 — EAGLE — When confronted with a big obstacle — a 14er to climb, a toddler-destroyed room to reorganize, a queue of emails that have gone unread during a three-week vacation — it's easy to be paralyzed by the scope of the challenge. That scenario could easily

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Edwards Field House launches fitness programming with 12 different options

February 9, 2019 — EDWARDS — From a landscape perspective, it’s difficult to miss Mountain Recreation’s Edwards Field House. But Mountain Rec wants local residents to be as familiar with the inside of the facility as they are with the large building’s looming presence in their community. "When we

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4Eagle Ranch presents romance of Western music and cowboy poetry

February 9, 2019 — WOLCOTT — There’s a wistfulness that characterizes cowboy poetry and Western music. As country music has gone pop and poetry has become less mainstream, these two genres stubbornly clutch to their roots — spinning tales of Western life and landscape. By turns humorous and heartbreaking,

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Compass Peak Imaging offers scanning services with significantly lower costs

February 6, 2019 — GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A few weeks ago, Aileen Duke’s physician recommended she have a thyroid ultrasound, so the Gypsum resident pulled out her phone. “My husband and I are both self-employed so we have a very high deductible,” Duke said. “We pay out of pocket, so

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Matt Scherr wins Eagle County commissioner seat vacated by Jill Ryan

February 5, 2019 — EDWARDS — It took five rounds of voting, but the Eagle County Democrats selected Minturn Mayor Matt Scherr as the new Eagle County commissioner on Tuesday night. Scherr will take his oath of office on Tuesday, Feb. 19, prior to the annual State of the

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Eagle County Democrats convene to choose new commissioner

February 5, 2019 — EDWARDS — With its vacancy committee numbering nearly 50 people, the Eagle County Democrats didn’t mess around tonight when it came to conducting the process to choose a new county commissioner. The committee members — which includes elected officials, party officers and precinct officials —

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Catch romance if you can

January 31, 2019 — EAGLE —Not all romances are the kissy-kissy kind. While some romances detail the quest for true love, others tell tales of people who chase their dreams. This February, as the Porchlight Players stage their annual Valentine's Day dinner theater performances, downvalley community theater troupe members have embraced

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Catch romance for Valentine’s dinner theater

January 31, 2019 — Porchlight Players stage "Catch Me If You Can" for annual musical theater show

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Shaking up the gravel business in Eagle County

January 30, 2019 — GYPSUM — Gravel mining operations have dotted the landscape between Eagle and Gypsum for years, but this week the Eagle County commissioners approved an operation that shakes up the status quo. The Tower Pit will mine gravel from a location south of U.S. Highway 6

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Long-time EVHS teachers to be honored at Fire and Ice Gala

January 28, 2019 — Bob Zimmerman and George McCollum to receive recognition.

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Mountain Recreation offers free wellness expo in Gypsum on Saturday

January 24, 2019 — GYPSUM — Maybe the blush is gone from the New Year’s resolutions made three weeks ago, so the Gypsum Recreation Center wants to remotivate valley residents with hours of healthy celebration. Mountain Recreation’s Health and Wellness Expo is planned Saturday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m.

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Eight candidates apply for Eagle County’s open commissioner vacancy

January 24, 2019 — EAGLE — Eight candidates have submitted applications for the District 1 Eagle County Commissioner vacancy. The deadline for application was Wednesday, Jan. 23. Current commissioner Jill Ryan announced her resignation, effective Jan. 27, after she was tapped by newly elected Gov. Jared Polis to serve as

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Gypsum buys restaurant at I-70 interchange to spur redevelopment

January 24, 2019 — GYPSUM — The town of Gypsum will soon be the proud owner of a restaurant located at the community’s gateway. But Gypsum isn’t planning a move into the burger-slinging business. Rather, the real estate contract signed Tuesday to purchase the Gypsum Grill represents the town’s

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Battling cancer in the body and in front of the mirror

January 20, 2019 — EDWARDS — When a patient is fighting cancer, not all of the battles are waged in treatment or operating rooms. One of the biggest skirmishes happens anywhere there is a mirror. Cancer treatment can change the way a patient looks and it can be difficult

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Gypsum’s new ACE Hardware store will be open for business Tuesday

January 20, 2019 — GYPSUM — Downvalley residents have been closely following the construction progress and highly anticipating the opening day for the new ACE Hardware store located just south of Costco in Gypsum. On Tuesday, the waiting will finally be over. The new Gypsum ACE Hardware store will

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Beet juice, molasses and mag: Colorado’s search for the right highway de-icing mixture

January 18, 2019 — EAGLE COUNTY — Beet juice is for drinking and for driving. Beet juice is one of the nation’s new health discoveries, touted by health websites for its ability to improve blood flow and help lower blood pressure. Beet juice is also the base ingredient of

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