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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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Website declares Eagle is most underrated community in Colorado

September 21, 2018 — According to the House Method website, Eagle is the most underrated community in all of Colorado. That news doesn't surprise Alexis Kensinger — a community native who has returned to put down roots in her home town. "Eagle is such an amazing little place and

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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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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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Eagle County seniors sound off about what has them concerned

September 16, 2018 — EAGLE — When given the opportunity to talk about the issues that are bothering them, a group of local senior citizens identified many of the same issues that local 20-somethings decry. The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Alpine Area Agency on Aging hosted the discussion

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A hike with a purpose — Crossfire Disc Golf tournament slated this weekend

September 14, 2018 — Take a weekend of peak fall color and combine it with a sport that just about anyone can tackle and you get what organizers hope will be a formula for fun next weekend. The Crossfire Disc Golf Tournament — on the new Cross Creek Disc

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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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Eagle County officials discuss Basalt shooting range options in aftermath of Lake Christine Fire

September 8, 2018 — EAGLE — Fire restrictions have been lifted across the White River National Forest, and the Gypsum Shooting Sports Park is back to regular operations, but officials with Colorado Parks and Wildlife remain leery about reopening the Basalt Wildlife Area shooting range. The range was ground

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Eagle County sides with Let’s Go, Colorado ballot measure

September 8, 2018 — EAGLE — It's an issue that brings widespread agreement across the state — Colorado's transportation infrastructure has not kept pace with its population growth. But that's where the agreement ends, as evidenced by the ballots that will go to state voters this fall. There will

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Valley Tastings in Gypsum offers a bite of Eagle Valley’s culinary bounty

September 7, 2018 — There are so very many great eateries in this valley, sometimes it's daunting to think of getting a taste of what's out there. Hence the popularity of Valley Tastings, an event that promises to deliver a bite of this region's culinary options. The Eagle River

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Eagle County sides with Let’s Go, Colorado for fall ballot

September 6, 2018 — EAGLE — It's an issue that brings widespread agreement across the state — Colorado's transportation infrastructure has not kept pace with its population growth. But that's where the agreement ends, as evidenced by the ballots that will go to state voters this fall. There will

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Eagle County open space funding extension is going to the voters

September 4, 2018 — EAGLE — Buoyed by poll residents that showed 81 percent of respondents supported a continuation of the Eagle County Open Space property tax, Tuesday the county commissioners unanimously voted to take the issue to the voters this November. This fall's ballot question will ask county

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Major Eagle County power outage Saturday, Sept. 1, traced to errant-flying magpie

September 4, 2018 — EAGLE — Not to sound Hitchcockian, but birds are causing a bit of havoc around Eagle County. Most recently, a magpie met its demise Saturday, Sept. 1, when it collided with Holy Cross Energy's Cooley Mesa substation. The bird not only took out itself, it

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As Eagle watches, sculpture unfolds at downtown home

September 3, 2018 — EAGLE — Sometimes public art is a private endeavor. The new sculpture located in the front yard of a home located on the corner of Washington and Fifth streets in Eagle is a prime example. What was once a towering, dead spruce tree is now

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Eagle County looks at open space extension ballot question; tax sunsets in 2025

September 2, 2018 — EAGLE — Eagle County still has more than six years to collect property taxes earmarked for open space purchases, but looking to the long term, the county commissioners plan to place a measure on this fall's ballot to seek an extension of the tax. On

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Gypsum weighs in on proposal to help fund local U.S. Forest Service efforts

September 1, 2018 — GYPSUM — White River National Forest is a really big deal, nationally and locally. The White River as a whole is the most-visited forest in the nation, and the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District is a vital part of the Colorado high country landscape and economy.

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Tickling the ivorys, using your feet: Nottingham player piano joins artifacts at Eagle museum

August 31, 2018 — Back before seemingly unlimited entertainment choices could be beamed right into your living room, folks had to rely on their own talents if they wanted to relax with some tunes after a hard day's work. Trouble was, not everyone had the skill or instruction to

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After nearly three decades, Eagle ballfields complex is due for a face lift

August 31, 2018 — EAGLE — Thirty years ago this week, a group of local entities — Eagle County, the town of Eagle, Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District and the now defunct Valley Softball Association — agreed to pool resources to build a ballfield complex at the Eagle

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