Forest Service

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    Glenwood receives $600k federal forestry grant

    On Sept. 14, the City of Glenwood Springs was awarded a $600,000 grant for urban and community forestry, expanding the city’s community forestry program sixfold over the course of the next five years to make for a greener, more environmentally equitable Glenwood.

    The grant was received as part of a… read more →

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    Carbondale Report: Black Nugget liquor license renewed amid opposition

    Tuesday’s meeting began with recognizing the first batch of students of the month for the new school year. All trustees were present, with Colin Laird and Luis Yllanes joining via Zoom. The unanimously approved consent agenda included: meeting minutes, a letter supporting Aspen Valley Land Trust’s request toread more →

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    Seeing the Forest Service for the trees

    Construction on the new Aspen-Sopris Ranger District buildings in Carbondale is one step closer to becoming reality. The White River National Forest (WRNF) awarded a $6.3 million contract to Dare-Case Contracting Services LLC of Grand Junction on Sept. 28 — one day after WRNF Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams signed a new… read more →

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    Carbondale Report: Path to Net Zero for Existing Buildings adopted, futsal delayed

    All trustees were present at the regular meeting on Sept. 12 with the exception of Luis Yllanes.

    Accounts payable, approved on the consent agenda, was especially hefty with $1,043,522.75 paid to Redoubt Restoration for grant-funded Crystal River Restoration work, in addition to other one-time expenses like $62,705.50 to Land+Shelter for… read more →

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    GarCo Report: Virtual deputy training, public health takes over mosquito control, new natural gas wells approved

    Carbondale resident Richard Votero and Town Trustee Chris Hassig must have gotten up early Monday to speak to the commissioners (BOCC) about the imminent demolition of the U.S. Forest Service Aspen/Sopris Ranger District (USFS) building and surrounding trees in Carbondale. They were not on the agenda so had to… read more →

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    Carbondale Report: Say ‘hello’ to The Painted Pig

    The 689 Main Street building is receiving a new moniker and concept this fall. But first, the regular Board of Town Trustees meeting on Aug. 8 opened with a ceremony honoring police officers Quinn Kimminau, Kevin Waymire, Arthur Fields and Paul Lazo. Kimminau and Waymeyer both received promotions — to… read more →

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    Scuttlebutt / Calendar - Aug. 10, 2023

    Home Energy Score
    The Town of Carbondale is launching a Home Energy Score pilot program, offering 100 free home energy assessments to residents in partnership with Clean Energy Economy for the Region. The home visit takes about one hour and the rating will help residents better understand their house’s… read more →

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    Forest Service prepares to redo Carbondale office

    Sitting across from Carbondale’s post office is a familiar brown building with yellow trim. The Aspen-Sopris Ranger District office was built in 1939 to serve as a residence, rather than a visitor center with offices. Touring the building, it’s clear that the space is creatively utilized to make the most… read more →

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    Local nonprofits file suit against Forest Service

    On March 13, Colorado environmental advocacy groups Wilderness Workshop and Rocky Mountain Wild filed a lawsuit against a Record of Decision made by the National Forest Service (NFS) to pave 2.4 miles of road as part of the Berlaimont Estates Road Improvement Project. 

    The project in question… read more →

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    Uphilling at ASC ain't free but remains affordable

    The four mountains — Aspen (Ajax), Buttermilk, Highlands and Snowmass — attract droves of locals and tourists every year and — sans global warming — the appeal will not likely diminish anytime soon. Some people prefer to bypass the chairlifts and opt for the more time-consuming, yet less expensive option… read more →