Gunnison County commissioners expressed concern that an immediate, partial ban would be counterproductive but called for partner agencies to ‘lean in’ to long-term solutions.
An academic study found broad-based concern among residents about “degraded quality of life” related to the increasing number of visitors.
“Overburdening the canyon with unsightly towers and related wireless network infrastructure is in conflict with the environmental ideals that underpin the overall management and stewardship of the corridor,” says an FCC complaint letter.
A nearly $1 million project is “trying to make a natural riffle” where in the past boaters had to navigate over falls created by a weir channeling water to a midvalley diversion ditch. Heavy equipment in and around the river near Willits Lane will see “grade control structures” and other enhancements create a safer passage that could open up that section of water to more recreational use.
More monitoring may be recommended; “We definitely need to dig deeper,” said one Pitkin County official
Greater efficiency, renewable energy storage are implementation goals.
Public access to be determined in the context of biodiversity using ’best available science’ as the guide.
Studies show residential buildout is no more than halfway done, and that new homes are getting bigger and consuming more.
Travelers should get tested before coming or face 14-day quarantine, health board says
A compilation of informative links relevant to the wildfire burning in and around Glenwood Canyon.