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Tag Archives: Avon

Progressive groups in Avon Sunday to protest Koch brothers conservative confab

Colorado Common Cause will hold a rally Sunday in Avon to protest a Vail Valley retreat this weekend set up by conservative political donors Charles and David Koch. ...

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June 24, 2011 Center Well, Politics, State Budget
Vail official questions constitutionality of ban on marijuana dispensaries

Vail official questions constitutionality of ban on marijuana dispensaries

VAIL – Vail Town Council member Margaret Rogers, an attorney, told the Colorado Independent Monday she doesn’t expect a new Colorado law allowing local governments to ban medical marijuana dispensaries to survive legal challenges. ...

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July 13, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics
USDA provides $1 million in stimulus grants for biomass projects

USDA provides $1 million in stimulus grants for biomass projects

Four Colorado projects that convert wood waste, or biomass, into energy received a total of $1 million in federal stimulus funds Thursday, but a state with more than two million acres of dead and dying lodgepole pine forests could use...

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June 12, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Wastewater heat deal struck between Avon, water district

Wastewater heat deal struck between Avon, water district

An innovative system designed to use heat generated from wastewater treatment to melt snow and heat several town facilities, including a recreation center pool, is back on track after the mountain town of Avon struck a deal with the...

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June 1, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Beetle-kill biomass gains momentum as ‘green energy’ funding grows

Beetle-kill biomass gains momentum as ‘green energy’ funding grows

Funding sources to turn millions of acres of dead and dying lodgepole pines into biomass-generated heat and electricity are seemingly coming out of the woodwork. With the governor’s Energy Office pushing state grants and aggressive renewable-energy programs — coupled with the...

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April 14, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
GOP mayor: State party chairman candidate is Eagle County’s Rush Limbaugh

GOP mayor: State party chairman candidate is Eagle County’s Rush Limbaugh

If you ask Ron Wolfe, the Republican mayor of Avon, Tom Stone has played a major role in marginalizing his party in Eagle County, where there was a Democratic sweep in November and the GOP trails in voter registration for...

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March 5, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Stone throws in against Wadhams in contest for state GOP chairman

Stone throws in against Wadhams in contest for state GOP chairman

Former Eagle County Commissioner Tom Stone announced Friday morning he plans to challenge Dick Wadhams in next month's election for chairman of the Colorado Republican Party. Running on a platform to modernize the state GOP and "work smarter and not...

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February 27, 2009 Center Well, Politics
‘Green’ ski resort inspires innovative renewable energy plan

‘Green’ ski resort inspires innovative renewable energy plan

Not to be outdone by its up-valley neighbor Vail, the mountain town of Avon, 10 miles to the west, is also considering building a wood gasification biomass power plant that would consume beetle-kill trees and provide hot-water heat and...

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February 24, 2009 Center Well, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
Stimulus funds won’t help with big-picture fix for I-70

Stimulus funds won’t help with big-picture fix for I-70

If you’re looking for innovation in Colorado’s share of the Obama administration’s stimulus package, you’re likely to be disappointed in what some transportation officials are calling “a jobs bill.” Most of the $520 million in new spending headed this way will...

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January 26, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Parties work to fund ‘innovative’ project that generates heat from wastewater

Parties work to fund ‘innovative’ project that generates heat from wastewater

The mountain town of Avon and its local water district board came together Thursday to salvage a $1.5 million state grant for what’s been described as an “ingenious” system to use heat from wastewater treatment to melt snow on...

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January 23, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

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Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry

We all know what a blanket of fresh snow is supposed to look like, but for the last 10 years, the snows falling in parts of the Colorado Rockies have been far from virgin white and fluffy.

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THE BLOGS

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Keefe: Cory Gardner as Colorado’s surrealist candidate

You see, he’s not lying. He is “challenging our preconditioned perceptions of reality.”

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EVENTS

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Democracy Now! Denver Double Whammy

On Democracy Now! tomorrow, The Independent’s Susan Greene on the historic $4.65 million jury verdict against the city of Denver for the 2010 city-jail excessive force killing of Marvin Booker, and columnist Mike Littwin on Colorado’s dead-heat races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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