News, May 14th

GARCO BOARD CONTINUES LAND USE CODE HEARINGSā€¦AGAIN

Glenwood Springs—The Garfield County Board of Commissioners still have more work to do to revise and streamline the Land Use Code.  After hearing pleas from a number of citizens to keep the 2008 code intact, the board decided to continue the hearing and discussion another week.  Commissioners are aiming to make the code less onerous and complex in an effort to improve efficiency and economic development. 

LOVA TRAIL REACHING THE END OF THE LINE FOR COUNTY FUNDING

Glenwood Springs—Garfield County Commissioners say they can no longer provide financial assistance to help complete the South Canyon Trail.  Officials with LOVA, the Lower Valley Trails Group, say they need close to two million dollars toward the completion of Phase-3 or other funding sources will be lost. 

ASPEN CITIZEN INPUT SOUGHT ON ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS

Aspen—The City of Aspen is trying to figure out how to cut back on air and water pollution while expanding open space and trails.  City officials are asking citizens to help come up with a list of achievable, environmental goals.

TRACKING, PREDICTING STORMS FROM A PLANE

BOULDER (AP) – The National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder is taking to the skies in an airplane to see whether it can collect enough information over the Colorado Rockies to provide additional warning time to people who may be in the way of potentially deadly storms.  Researchers are heading to the airport Wednesday to board an instrument-packed Gulfstream V for a six-hour mission to sample jet-stream winds, upper-level temperatures and other features across Colorado and nearby states.

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