Lead King Loop

  • Locations: News Published

    Lead King Loop stakeholder group hosts listening session

    By Alex Menard

    As the upper Crystal Valley sheds its protective coat of winter white, many things are revealed. The daily appearance overhead of a pair of bald eagles means that our ecosystem has a crowning touch: an eagle’s nest. On McClure Pass, the melting snow makes way for a… read more →

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    Lead King Loop debate continues

    By Alex Menard
    Sopris Sun Correspondent

    In about a month, Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs) will return to Marble and the Lead King Loop (LKL) in great numbers. During the annual quiet winter period, the Lead King Loop Working Group (LKLWG) met for over 30read more →

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    LKL: Another chance at collaboration

    The Lead King Loop (LKL) may just be the next frontier for a collaborative public land management plan. With many diverse interests, cohesion has been elusive to date. At the close of the year, converging interest groups agreed to come together with the intent to form comprehensive suggestions to hand… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Opinion: Last chance for Lead King Loop

    By Alex Menard 

    It began quietly and slowly, barely noticeable. But, each year the same processional theme was repeated with a faster tempo and more volume. The theme assumed a harsh, incessant, menacing, out of control quality. This is not a music review of Ravel’s Bolero, rather the

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    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 →

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    ATV decision deferred

    “There’s no silver bullet to fix this,” said Jonathan Houck, Gunnison County Board of Commissioners Chair, more than once at Tuesday’s regular Zoom meeting. He was referring to an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) problem that’s been a thorn in the side of Marble residents for almost a decade. read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    This Is Your Backyard

    By Alex Menard

    The Upper Crystal River Valley, from Marble to Schofield Pass, is the finest backyard anyone could wish for. Mostly spectacular wilderness, it also contains the town of Crystal with the famous mill and other historic mining sites. It is home to majestic mountains from the rugged granite… read more →