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    Lead-Testing School Water Bill Passes

    May 23, 2017

    When cost-cutting in Flint, Michigan raised lead contamination in public drinking water, the nation became aware that water can sometimes harbor dangerous amounts of lead. The failures in Flint may result in stronger rules nationwide for monitoring home drinking water. But schools are not part of these public tests. That’s why Colorado legislators have proposed and passed a bill to help more C ... more

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    "TrailQuest" To Spread MTB Use, Encourage Return Visits, Create Competition

    May 23, 2017

    The in-app add-on encourages mountain bike riders to explore all 750 miles of Gunnison County singletrack. TrailQuest is part of the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association's "CBGTrails" app. The idea is to introduce riders to new areas and trails, spread the use away from the few very popular trails, and to encourage return visits by offering prizes at certain milestones. ... more

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    Changes To Gunnison National Forest Camping This Summer

    May 22, 2017

    Changes in where and how people can camp are coming to the Gunnison National Forest this summer. The Gothic Corridor will again be closed from June 15 - August 15, and a dispersed camping ban is in currently in place around Tin Cup. The Forest Service says the goal is to reduce the human-caused impacts from a growth in dispersed camping so that people can enjoy their forests into the future. ... more

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    Aspinall Unit Dams Releasing Peak Flows Into Black Canyon

    May 19, 2017

    The Blue Mesa, Morrow Point, and Crystal River dams are discharging their highest flows of the year. The high flow is expected to be at 12,000 cubic feet per second on May 23rd. Large releases in wetter years are an attempt to mimic the natural hydrolograph of the riverway before the dams were built. It also aids in the recovery of endagnered fish downstream. ... more

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    Signal Peak Trail Proposal Draws Multiple Concerns, Viewpoints

    May 17, 2017

    The Bureau of Land Management seeks substantive comments on the proposal to develop 20 miles of non-motorized singletrack trails at the Signal Peak area near the Western State campus. Proponents are excited at the thought of new trails and economic benefits that could come along with the development. Others take a conservation-based approach to the management of the land here. They say Signal P ... more

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