Time to cleanup our highways

This spring marks the 15th anniversary of the Community Pride Highway Cleanup on Saturday. Organized by the Eagle River Watershed Council, and presented by Vail Resorts EpicPromise, the event will gather more than 100 teams with over 950 volunteers in total. These teams will clean up trash and debris that…

Wild & Scenic designation will help protect Deep Creek

Colorado is made up of many fantastic rivers. Just when you think you’ve found your favorite place to hike or fish or paddle, a new river reveals another secret fishing hole or cascading waterfall. In Colorado, rivers flow from the mountains to the vast plains and through desert canyons. Put…

Community Cleanup Attracts Nearly 1000

EAGLE COUNTY — Take it in today, for local roads never look better than they do the day after the Eagle River Watershed Council Community Pride Highway Cleanup. Nearly 975 volunteers signed up for the event this year, or about 1.8 percent of the county’s 53,600 residents. With a large…

Eagle River expected to soon face the same problems affecting Gore Creek

EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle River has made quite a comeback since the days when it was so polluted that fish couldn’t survive in parts of it. Looking forward, though, a cleanup of a different sort will soon be in order if things don’t change along the riparian area at…

Colorado’s mining past and the future of our rivers

The history of mining in Colorado is omnipresent. Whether you’re hiking in the backcountry or driving along I-70, you’re bound to come across something related to mining. The industry, which began when prospectors first discovered gold in 1859 west of Denver, helped the state develop into what we know it…