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Tag Archives: Eagle County

Chasing Light: Bird’s-eye view

This past weekend I snagged a seat on an EcoFlight tour of proposed new Colorado wilderness areas. The bills that would create those new protected […]...

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October 14, 2014 Chasing Light
Colorado River Agreement signed by major players

Colorado River Agreement signed by major players

In the American West, the battle for control of water never really ends, but on Tuesday a major agreement among key Colorado players promised greater future cooperation to get more water to more people more consistently. The Colorado River...

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May 16, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Vail Resorts joins push by Udall, Polis for new wilderness designations in Colorado

Vail Resorts joins push by Udall, Polis for new wilderness designations in Colorado

Vail Resorts has announced it has teamed with the Colorado Environmental Coalition and other conservation groups in supporting U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colorado, and U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colorado, who are seeking better protection and management of up to 175,000...

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April 23, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Sen. Udall wants to create more Colorado wilderness, establish new national monument

Sen. Udall wants to create more Colorado wilderness, establish new national monument

Saying the economy is intrinsically intertwined with the environment, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall rolled out a proposal Sunday to designate 236,000 acres of new wilderness in central Colorado and establish a 20,000-acre national monument along the Browns Canyon stretch of...

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February 27, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Eagle County ‘moving away’ from taking oil and gas drilling waste

Eagle County’s solid waste and recycling director this week clarified through a spokeswoman that he is not currently considering accepting pit liners from any oil and gas companies in Colorado and that such a decision would have to be made...

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July 15, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Colorado River deal seeks cooperation over litigation between competing water users

As first reported last week by Colorado Independent contributor Allen Best of Mountain Town News, a sweeping water accord called the “Colorado River Cooperative Agreement” was announced today in Grand County by political leaders from Grand, Summit and...

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April 28, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Mountain real estate crash breaks records set during 1980s energy bust

Mountain real estate crash breaks records set during 1980s energy bust

VAIL -- Last year saw a new record number of foreclosures in Vail, Beaver Creek and surrounding Eagle County, but it also saw a significant increase in home sales over 2009, which may wind up being the low mark in...

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January 13, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Marijuana is lifting spirits — and budgets — in mountain towns

Marijuana is lifting spirits — and budgets — in mountain towns

That smoke wafting down from the mountains west of Boulder may not all be from forest fires. According to a New York Times article today, […]...

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November 8, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health
Fannie and Freddie freeze innovative home alt energy programs

Fannie and Freddie freeze innovative home alt energy programs

Innovative homeowner alternative energy financing mechanisms approved by voters last November in Pitkin, Eagle and Gunnison counties have been put on hold due to changes […]...

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August 25, 2010 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Local politicians, conservationists praise Polis draft wilderness plan

Local politicians, conservationists praise Polis draft wilderness plan

Local politicians and statewide environmental groups today hailed a draft wilderness proposal being circulated by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis called the Eagle and Summit County Wilderness Preservation Act....

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August 9, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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What we know so far about Denver’s commitment to 100% renewable electricity by 2030

Denver has now become the 10th, and largest, Colorado municipality to commit to 100 percent of its electricity being powered by renewable energy. Mayor Michael […]

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