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More than 2,400 petition signatures oppose Berlaimont plan north of Edwards

December 15, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — According to White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams, there's a very visual reminder about public sentiment regarding the Berlaimont proposal sitting smack dab on the middle of his desk — a petition opposing the project that includes more than 2,400 signatures.

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Minturn officials seek help with gun range concerns

December 13, 2018 — EAGLE — Last summer three wildfires, including the destructive Lake Christine blaze, were sparked at local gun ranges. This has Minturn officials concerned about the Two Elk Gun Range, located a stone's throw from residential areas in town on U.S. Forest Service property. Minturn's leaders

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Police, medical officials and even state law agree that jail isn’t the right environment for people in mental health crisis

December 10, 2018 — EAGLE — Colorado has a well-documented lack of mental health support service — too few psychiatric beds, too few community programs, not enough funding. The one thing the state does have in abundance is need. Combine the two factors together and the law of unintended

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Mountain Rec ready to launch fitness program at Edwards Field House

December 6, 2018 — EDWARDS — Ever since it opened nearly a decade ago, the Edwards Field House offered the valley's only indoor turf facility along with a gymnastics center, trampoline area and climbing walls. What the facility has never offered is fitness classes. That's going to change in

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Officials working on ways for safe passage for wildlife through Eagle County

December 6, 2018 — EAGLE — Motorists aren't the only ones having an increasingly difficult time navigating through Eagle County. As more people travel Interstate 70, build homes in previously open areas and recreate on new trails in the backcountry, Eagle County's wildlife population is having a hard time

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Gypsum’s Lucas Rivera tackles the Moab 200, running for Speak Up Reach Out

December 4, 2018 — GYPSUM — For 107 hours — from Oct. 12-16 — Lucas Rivera, of Gypsum, ran his way through the desert and across the mountains around Moab, Utah, to achieve a personal goal and aid a personal cause. Think of it as commitment in motion. Rivera,

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Gypsum welcomes all Home for the Holidays

November 30, 2018 — Aside from a rooftop on Christmas Eve way past their bedtime, how many opportunities do local kids have to see a live reindeer? Home for the Holidays in Gypsum provides that unique opportunity, plus a whole lot of other Christmas cheer. Gypsum's annual holiday celebration

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Christmas Toys for Girls and Boys making sure all Vail Valley kids enjoy a merry Christmas

November 30, 2018 — GYPSUM — Judging by his personal experience hosting a business drop-off point for the Christmas Toys for Girls and Boys program, Kevin Brubeck believes the holiday spirit is alive and well in the Vail Valley. For the past couple of years, Brubeck's Edward Jones office

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Edwards roundabout, airport terminal highlight Eagle County’s 2019 budget

November 29, 2018 — EAGLE — Motorists who regularly drive through Edwards won't have to look far to see their county taxes at work next year. As Eagle County prepares for its formal 2019 budget preparation on Tuesday, Dec. 4, and final budget adoption on Tuesday, Dec. 11, one

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Roundabout is on its way to aid Gypsum’s Valley Road traffic

November 27, 2018 — GYPSUM — Gypsum residents who hit the school start-time backlog on Valley Road will get some relief in 2019. But before things get better, they will get messier. The big capitol project proposed for Gypsum's 2019 budget is construction of a new roundabout at the

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Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley secures land for 7 years of home-building

November 26, 2018 — GYPSUM — There's been a lot of activity at the Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley site in Gypsum this week as 11 crew members from AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps work to bring four new homes up from the ground. "What's really great about hosting

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Launch the holiday season at Eagle’s Christmas on Broadway

November 23, 2018 — The holiday season hits downtown Eagle on Saturday, Dec. 1, with the traditional Christmas on Broadway celebration. The festivities will actually begin a couple of days earlier when 35 local businesses participate in the Eagle Chamber's Wassailfest presented by Circle-A Auto Repair. Wassail connoisseurs are

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Eagle River Valley Food Bank is making sure no Vail Valley residents go hungry

November 20, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — This is a week when we all spend a lot of time, energy and money on food. We enjoy happy visions of perfectly browned turkeys and discussions of who is bringing what side dish to Thanksgiving dinner. Many of us will have

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Lt. Col. Anthony Somogyi retires after 12 years at High Altitude Aviation Training Site in Gypsum

November 18, 2018 — EAGLE — Lt. Col. Anthony Somogyi, of the Colorado Army National Guard, hadn't even flown a mission yet when he uncovered his dream assignment — the High Altitude Aviation Training Site at the Eagle County Regional Airport. The age-old winning combination of hard work and

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Eagle County struggles with record number of suicide deaths in 2018

November 18, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Sixteen Eagle County residents have died by suicide to date in 2018 — nine men and seven women. To be more descriptive, so far this year the community has lost 16 friends, co-workers and neighbors. Local families have lost nine sons, brothers

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Eagle County leads statewide mental health funding trend

November 18, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — When Eagle County voters approved a 2017 ballot measure instituting sales and excise taxes on marijuana products with the proceeds dedicated to mental health services, they may have started a movement in Colorado. This fall, 10 counties across the state passed measures

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Two10 at Castle Peak workforce housing at Eagle Ranch eyes 2019 construction

November 17, 2018 — EAGLE — The names have changed but the project remains the same — 22 units of rental workforce housing located in Eagle Ranch that will eventually transition to independent senior living. The first name change involves a project partner. The roughly $7 million project is

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Street art in Gypusm — live event features Denver’s Casey Kawaguchi

November 15, 2018 — Street art in Gypsum — now that's a concept you probably wouldn't expect. But it's happening on Saturday, Nov. 17, when one of the rising stars of Denver's urban art scene travels to DJ's & Dahlias in Gypsum for a live art event. Casey Kawaguchi

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Brush Creek Valley Ranch and Open Space plan approved, now work begins

November 14, 2018 — EAGLE — The comprehensive planning effort for the Brush Creek Valley Ranch and Open Space is complete. "Now it's time to roll up our sleeves and get busy with implementation," Eagle County Open Space Manager Diane Mauriello said. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Eagle County

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Taxi/shuttle service: Ride Taxi

November 13, 2018 — Best of Vail — Taxi/shuttle service: Ride Taxi Ride Taxi Colorado Mountain Express Uber Ride Taxi proudly declares it is owned and operated by locals who love the mountains and "have traveled every winding road within the valley." According to owners Nash and Linnea Pillsbury,

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