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    CB Town Council, Commissioners Updated On Brush Creek Housing Parcel

    March 29, 2017

    County Manager Matthew Birnie provided an update on the Brush Creek Parcel at Tuesday's joint meeting between the Gunnison County Commissioners and the Crested Butte Town Council. This 17-acre piece of land holds the possibility of 'putting a dent' into the county's affordable housing shortfall. A request-for-proposals is due by end-of-biz on Friday, March 31st. Birnie says the idea is to see ... more

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    Mt. Emmons Mine Update: Trust & Patience Needed To Achieve Goals

    March 29, 2017

    Building trust and exercising patience will be needed as agencies work with the mining company Freeport McMoran to work towards disposing of mining claims and rights on Mt. Emmons. Freeport McMoran seems willing to work towards an eventual withdrawal, but it won't happen quickly. The attorneys say there are "hurdels" and "knots" and we "have to go slow to go fast." ... more

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    Future Of Colorado Health Care Exchange In Limbo

    March 27, 2017

    An effort is underway in the Republican-controlled state senate to do away with the state’s health care exchange – Connect for Health Colorado – and switch over to the federal exchange. Supporters say it would save money. But with plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act over in Washington, things here are in limbo. ... more

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    The Carbon Economy: A Rancher and Grad Student Work Together to Revitalize Pastures.

    March 24, 2017

    KBUT's Christopher Biddle files this report about how a graduate student is helping a 5th-generation ranching family work to preserve the land (by putting carbon back into the ground) they operate on. Jake Courkamp is an ecologist and grad student at Western State Colorado University. Bruce Allen is a fifth generation cattle rancher. They’re a match made in Colorado. (Photo: Jake Courcamp) ... more

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    Ordinance To Ban Consolidation of Condos, Townhomes Into Larger Luxury Units

    March 24, 2017

    The Town of Crested Butte has received inquiries about the possibility of a single buyer purchasing large apartment or condo buildings and consolidating the units into fewer and 'more luxury' units. An ordinance in-the-works would keep that from happening. The town says the goal is to keep as many free-market units in town as possible. ... more

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