Stuff by Will Buzzerd

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    Aspen approves Sustainability Action Plan

    On February 24, the City of Aspen announced that the City Council had approved the Aspen Sustainability Action Plan (ASAP), replacing the previous Climate Action Plan and setting new goals for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within the next five to seven years.

    Aspen’s previous initiative for sustainability, penned in 2017,… read more →

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    EPA announces PFAS restrictions and funding

    On March 8, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a virtual information session for EPA Region 8 (Mountain and Plains) regarding its roadmap for addressing PFAS — a chemical pollutant often found in water sources.

    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS, are synthetic chemicals commonly manufactured and… read more →

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    Basalt Report: Fears amid Midland Ave construction

    On March 14, Basalt Town Council held a well-attended meeting to discuss, among various things, the Midland Avenue Streetscape Project. The meeting opened with impassioned public comments concerning Midland specifically.

    Complaints were reiterated by business owners along Midland — especially restaurants — that the construction wouldread more →

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    Basalt Report: Seats fill on Affordable Housing Commission

    The Manager’s Report provided an update on the “lightning bolt project” — work on the sewer lines between the library and Two Rivers Road. Importantly for commuters, Manager Ryan Mahoney also announced that the bridge has changed to being closed full-time, instead of with the use of stop lights at… read more →

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    Rural Action Plan: A forum for connection

    Feb. 21 marked the first of three weekly meetings for the Rural Action Project (RAP), an initiative spearheaded by Colorado State University (CSU) to foster community connection both within and between rural communities across the state. The project largely aims to provide an opportunity for community members to interact and… read more →

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    Spring Gulch Trail System expanded

    As of the new year, the Spring Gulch Trail System has opened six new kilometers (3.7 miles) of high-elevation, cross-country skiing trails, with the intention of extending both early and late seasons. The expansion is a large step in a pattern of development meant to keep up with increasing popularity… read more →

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    Basalt Report: Construction to begin on Midland Ave

    Though admittedly not the most romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day, Basalt Town Council convened on the evening of Feb. 14 to discuss a series of minor ordinances. Notably, Mayor Bill Kane was absent, and instead the meeting was presided over by Town Councilor David Knight. As might be expected… read more →

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    Aspen businesses patent biodegradable fire foam

    Last month, Aspen-based business Multi-Inc., in partnership with development company AspenGlo, unveiled a new, federally patented biodegradable fire-resistant foam design to protect structures in the event of wildfire. The newly developed foam is not only unprecedented in its reduction of environmental harm, but its long-lasting protection against flames. 

    After… read more →

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    EPA awards CO businesses for environmental work

    Early in January, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded two Colorado-based small businesses $100,000 each in a series of nationwide awards to support research into technologies for improving the environment. Sporian Microsystems Inc. of Lafayette and J-Tech LLC of Lakewood were among 25 small businesses to receive a grant… read more →

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    mountainFLOW takes grant for eco-friendly wax

    Carbondale-based outdoor company mountainFLOW, best known for its award-winning plant-based ski wax and bike lube and for appearing on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2021, recently received a $250,000 state grant to fund research and development for a new line of eco-friendly liquid glide wax.

    Founded in 2016 with the mission… read more →