Marble

  • Locations: News Published

    As Lincoln Memorial turns 100, Marble town history is written in pure white stone

    After visiting the beginnings of Colorado-Yule Marble Company in the town of Marble, architect Henry Bacon insisted on using its luminous, white stone for the Parthenon-styled exterior of the Lincoln Memorial he was designing. Its color was, he asserted, “immeasurably superior” to the four tried-and-true marble sources also being considered… read more →

  • 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 →

  • Locations: News Published

    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: 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: Opinion Published

    CVEPA Views: To trap an elk in 1972...

    The 500-pound cow elk was wild-eyed as she kept trying to escape the trap. 

    She continued to jump up on the eight-foot-tall walls of her plywood pen until she finally broke down a section. The “wapiti” (the Shawnee and Cree word for elk) struggled to get her front legs… read more →

  • Locations: Letters Published

    Letters - Oct. 14, 2021

    Re: Marble Ski

    The board of the Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association would like to thank Lynn Burton and The Sopris Sun for the terrific article on the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Marble Ski Area (Sept. 22, 2021). Entering CVEPA’s 50th year of service,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

    Marble Ski Area fight raged 50 years ago

    As Colorado ski areas boomed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, a couple of Denver developers decided they wanted in on the action. They eventually set their sights on Marble, a near ghost town about 25 miles as the crow flies, west-southwest of Aspen.

    Theread 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.

    read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    MarbleFest in photos