Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association

  • 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: Columns, Opinion Published

    CVEPA Views: Marble’s Treasure

    It was early that cold morning in late September, 1982, when we approached the Skyline Mine Portal at 11,776 feet of elevation on Treasure Mountain.

    I had to rub my eyes at what unfolded in front of us. In a Neanderthal scene, a young man came out of the dark… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    CVEPA Views: Learning, challenging, collaborating

    On April 14, the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association (CVEPA) board meeting enjoyed a delightful levity which is uncommon these days. Solidarity is not synonymous with unanimity, so it is refreshing when we all agree on something. The pact to agree to disagree, respectfully, is a basic tenet of… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    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 →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    CVEPA Views: Weighing methane capture

    The view from the Dutch Creek Mine Number One, above Redstone, was breathtaking but the air was breathless. The stillness made the constant coursing of the methane gas from the old mine portal even more pronounced. 

    Chris Caskey is a climatologist from Paonia and owner of the Delta Brick… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    CVEPA Views: What’s all the fuss about Marble?

    Every time you pick up the paper it seems there is an article about Marble. It might be about the Marble Quarry, off highway vehicle (OHV) impacts, Wild and Scenic Designation or simply overcrowding. Why all the interest in this little hamlet way up the Crystal River? Forread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    CVEPA shares perspective

    On Aug. 29, the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association (CVEPA) board conducted their annual public meeting at Propaganda Pie in Redstone. Longtime Western State University professor of history Dr. Duane Vandenbusche was the keynote speaker and focused on the importance of water conservation in the West.

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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    CVEPA contemplates history

    By Suzy Meredith-Orr

    “Water, Lifeblood of the West” is the topic for the 49th annual meeting of the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association (CVEPA). The meeting is set for Sunday afternoon, Aug. 29, in Redstone. CVEPA is the only group devoted solely to the environmental defense ofread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Grateful to CDOT

    CVEPA Views
    By John Armstrong

    So often in environmental defense it is necessary to be critical or take the offensive.

    The Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association (CVEPA) is so pleased to pen a letter of thanks and commendation. Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is responsible…

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