Crystal River

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    CVEPA Views: Marble Airstrip river project challenged

    On Aug. 7, the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association (CVEPA) responded to a citizen complaint about numerous large backhoes and loader(s) in the Crystal River adjacent to the Marble Airstrip along County Road 3 in the upper Crystal Valley. A contractor had essentially dredged several hundred yards of the river… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale ranch, water trust launch second effort to boost Crystal River flows

    Courtesy of Fresh Water News

    In July, Cold Mountain Ranch and the Colorado Water Trust penned an agreement they hope will improve the Crystal River’s streamflow in dry years. The contract compensates the ranch owners, Bill Fales and Marj Perry, for adjusting the timing of their water diversions when… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Carbondale is water secure, but the West is not

    On Tuesday, July 19, the town of Carbondale trustees held a work session on water. Mayor Ben Bohmfalk wanted to know whether the town has enough water to service growth, particularly in light of the desire to add housing. He also asked if the town should be doing more to… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    CVEPA Views: The Critically Thirsty West

    At this time, 39 years ago, “federal officials scrambled to avoid one of the most dramatic dam failures in history.” Glen Canyon Dam was bursting at the seams with water and rock blasting out around its foundation while crews raced to install a rampart of plywood sheets across the top… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    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 →

  • Locations: News Published

    Scratching the surface of Crystal Valley politics

    The Crystal Valley may be a small part of the world, but its issues carry great significance, and passionate participants reverberate down through the Valley to Carbondale and beyond. The prized corner of the world counts on a community primed for solutions. 

    The serene river and mountainous… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - April 1, 2021

    Re: Re: RFHS
    According to School Board policy in the Roaring Fork School District, the superintendent has the final word on who is hired as principal, and his vote is the only one that counts. Four years ago, despite the unanimous support by her staff, students and community members,… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    CVEPA Views: Regarding Yula Quarry public access

    Opinion by John Armstrong

    Public access to the Yule Creek Marble Quarry has been restored … in a small way. Early January was an odd time of year to open several hundred yards of a snowed-in, uphill road to pedestrian access. Colorado Stone Quarry (CSQ) was overdue in providing the… read more →