News, February 14th

CARBONDALE OFFICIALLY OPPOSED TO THOMPSON DIVIDE DRILLING

Carbondale–You can officially add the town of Carbondale to the growing list of opponents of drilling in the Thompson Divide area. Town trustees agreed this week to send a letter to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission that says drilling in the Divide outside of town should be off limits.

CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM COMING TO ASPEN

Aspen–U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Brenda Dann-Messier will be the keynote speaker at a symposium tomorrow in Aspen. The half-day event title, “Cradle to Career, Building Success from Aspen to Parachute,” will be held at the Aspen Institute from 8:30 to 1:30. It is open to the public but tickets are limited.

DENVER (AP) – Farm-fresh eggs are getting a look from Colorado lawmakers, who are considering loosening requirements for selling whole eggs. A bill going before a House committee today would allow egg producers to sell up to 250 dozen whole eggs per month without a dealer’s license. The bill would revise a measure approved last year to allow home cooks to sell up to $5,000 a year of certain foods without commercial production requirements.

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) – Fort Carson fire crews are preparing to burn piles of tree limbs produced by forest thinning. The post says the prescribed burns will start tomorrow and continue through March. About 250 piles made up of branches smaller than three inches in diameter will be burned to reduce heavy vegetation that could fuel a wildfire.

DENVER (AP) – Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s new master development plan includes visions of one day adding about 440 acres and two lifts on its east side. The resort says its goal is to entice more visitors to stay longer at the out-of-the-way destination resort, partly by making itself more appealing to intermediate skiers and snowboarders, not just experts.

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