Chaffee County Planning Commission will continue the public hearing for the Aspire Tours proposed land-use changes more than a year after the hearing began.
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Monarch Pass Project salvages beetle-kill trees on steep slopes to reduce wildfire risk, protect water resources.
Divers contracted by the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District recently completed repairs on the water-release infrastructure at North Fork Reservoir during 3½ days of diving in the frigid mountain reservoir.
A scuba-diving crew is finalizing plans to spend two to four days diving in North Fork Reservoir to replace a damaged slide gate that controls the reservoir’s water releases.
Chaffee County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the BlueTriton Brands 1041 permit conditions after another round of deliberations Tuesday, ending a months-long process delayed and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
An updated draft of the proposed BlueTriton Brands 1041 permit includes $30,000 for “development and implementation” of a comprehensive county sustainability plan. Once fully approved, the permit would allow BlueTriton to continue using Ruby Mountain Springs groundwater for its Arrowhead bottled water operations.
A 1-acre education and research garden is beginning to take shape at Lake Ranch, about 5 miles northwest of downtown Salida.
During Tuesday’s installment of the BlueTriton Brands 1041 permit hearing, Chaffee County Commissioners reviewed proposed conditions in a draft permit that, once finalized, will allow BlueTriton Brands to continue using Chaffee County spring water for its Arrowhead brand bottled-water business.
Chaffee County Commissioners will continue the public hearing for the BlueTriton Brands 1041 permit extension at 1 pm today to deliberate permit conditions following preliminary approval of the permit July 6.
Colorado Water Court for the Arkansas River Basin (Division 2) has issued a decree expanding the area within which the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District can provide augmentation water. The expansion includes parts of Custer and Fremont counties.
In Tuesday’s ongoing deliberations about the BlueTriton Brands 1041 permit, Chaffee County Commissioner Keith Baker expressed his opposition to granting a permit that would allow the company to continue using Chaffee County spring water for its bottled-water operation.
Chaffee County Commissioners heard a final round of public comments during the latest episode in the BlueTriton Brands 1041 permit saga Tuesday in Salida.