Proposed legislation would create ‘recreation in-channel values reach’
By Heather Sackett | February 19, 2022
The proposal is an attempt to carve out a spot for — and recognize the importance of — Colorado’s outdoor-recreation economy in the hierarchy of water uses, which prioritizes the oldest water rights, usually belonging to agriculture and cities.
Documenting COVID-19 in Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield counties
February 23, 2022
Garfield County reported 36 new COVID-19 cases over the President’s Day weekend, Eagle County added 33 cases, while Pitkin County added 12 cases. Eagle reported one new COVID deaths on Tuesday, raising the county’s death toll to 35.
Snowpack at McClure Pass down to 71.3% of average. Lake Powell’s water level keeps getting lower.
By Laurine Lassalle | February 22, 2022
• Lake Powell is only 3.5 feet away from critical water level.
• Paid occupancy in Aspen reached 70.4% last January, up from 38.1% last year and down from 75.1% in 2020.
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