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    Toilets a Not-So-Easy Solution for Backcountry Poop Problem

    September 19, 2017

    The Crested Butte Conservation Corps pulled a lot of human waste (think poop) out of the backcountry this summer, especially around trailheads. One solution to the poop problem could be installing toilets at trailheads. Putting a toilet in the backcountry isn't as easy as it sounds. It has to go through an environmental review, be purchased, installed, maintained, and emptied. Learn about ho ... more

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    Colorado Is Putting In Bid For Amazon HQ2, But Some Aren’t Sold On The Idea

    September 18, 2017

    Merchandising giant Amazon wants to open a second headquarters – called Amazon HQ2 -- outside of Seattle. Colorado is pulling together what it hopes is a winning bid, but it’s a competitive venture. ... more

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    HCCA Responds to Potential West Elk Mine Expansion

    September 18, 2017

    The decision consents to the BLM - if they choose to allow the expansion to happen at Arch Coal's West Elk Mine in Western Gunnison County. The draft decision states that temporary roads will be allowed in the North Fork Coal Mining Area, a subset of the Sunset Roadless Area. There are no provisions requiring methane capture or flaring in this draft decision. If the expansion is allowed, it's est ... more

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    'Bowl Bash' to Fund Skate Park Renovations

    September 14, 2017

    The Crested Butte skate park has seen its fair share of airs, grabs, flips, and grinds over the years; But the once pre-eminent park has also seen better days. Some local skaters have taken it upon themselves to do something about it. Their solution: the resurrection of the Crested Butte Bowl Bash, a fundraiser and friendly competition to raise money and awareness for the plight of their beloved p ... more

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    Forest Service Releases Draft Decision On Possible Coal Mine Expansion

    September 13, 2017

    The decision consents to the BLM - if they choose to allow the expansion to happen. The draft decision states that temporary roads will be allowed in the North Fork Coal Mining Area, a subset of the Sunset Roadless Area. There are no provisions requiring methane capture or flaring in this draft decision. If the expansion is allowed, it's estimated that over 10 million tons of coal will be ext ... more

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