Stuff by Olivia Emmer

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    Marble Wetlands Preserve created through land donation

    A long-sought Marble-area land donation was completed at the end of 2021 between an anonymous donor and the Trust for Land Restoration (TLR), a Ridgway-based nonprofit. The property, a 54-acre strip of land with wetlands on one side and steep forested hillside on the other, has been used by the… read more →

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    Ayudando a las truchas en Canyon Creek

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Cuando se construyó la alcantarilla en los años 70, los planificadores sabían que sería un problema para los peces. La alcantarilla consta de dos canales, cada uno de 10 pies de ancho y 300 pies de largo. Pasa por debajo de la interestatal 70 al oeste… read more →

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    Relying on a wild river: Reflections from the Crystal watershed

    Editor’s note:
    Water supply, climate change and the Colorado River seem to be in the news constantly. The West’s major reservoirs have reached record lows and scientists have released discouraging forecasts for future supplies. This article seeks to provide local context for these headlines by reviewing the state… read more →

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    Helping out the trout at Canyon Creek

    When the culvert was built in the ‘70s, planners knew it would be a problem for fish. The box culvert is two channels, each 10 feet wide and 300 feet long. It runs beneath Interstate 70 west of Glenwood Springs, connecting the cascading Canyon Creek with its final yards before… read more →

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    Drought inspires collaboration by water users

    For the third summer in a row, the Colorado Water Trust (CWT) has acquired water from Ruedi Reservoir to support endangered fish near Palisade. The unique agreement aligns environmental organizations, irrigation districts, federal agencies and philanthropists.

    The CWT led a coalition that includes Grand Valley Waterread more →

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    Habitat and working ranch conserved near Carbondale

    On Tuesday, Aug. 31, a handful of giddy Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) staff members gathered at the Coffman Ranch, 1.5 miles east of downtown Carbondale. They were there to celebrate the organization’s purchase of the verdant property from longtime owners Rex and JoAnn Coffman.

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    Coalition grapples with climate pollution at local defunct mine

    Redstone used to be a coal mining town. From the 1950s until the early nineties, Mid-Continent Resources extracted coal from several mines in Coal Basin. Some reports say the company produced in excess of 21 million tons of coal.

    These days, the Crystal River valley boastsread more →

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    Wildfire and mudslides and drought, oh my!

    Intense rainfall over the last several weeks led to numerous mudslides throughout the region. The most notable events occurred in Glenwood Canyon, a direct result of last year’s Grizzly Creek wildfire, though unburned areas also experienced slides, such as Highway 133 near Redstone. 

    “The debrisread more →

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    Planta flores y no cortes los dientes de león

    Traducción por Dolores Duarte

    Tras 28 años de practicar la apicultura, los movimientos de Ed Colby alrededor de sus colmenas son constantes y tranquilos. En lugar de un traje completo de apicultor, lleva unos jeans, una camisa de manga corta y un velo para protegerse la cara. El zumbido constante… read more →

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    Plant flowers and don’t mow those dandelions

    After 28 years of beekeeping, Ed Colby’s movements around his hives are steady and calm. Instead of a full beekeeping suit, he’s wearing blue jeans, a short-sleeved shirt and a bee veil to protect his face. The steady hum of bees fills the air as he prys openread more →