KRAI News for Tuesday, July 22, 2019

Hayden has a Special Town Council Meeting this Thursday night. To be discussed… Regulating and licensing the sale of retail marijuana within the town, and adopting conforming amendments to the Hayden Municipal Code. There will be a public hearing, and then review and possible approval of the 2nd reading of the ordinance. The meeting starts at 7:30 Thursday evening, at the Hayden Town Hall.

Emergency road repair work has started on Colorado Highway 325. That’s north of Rifle. A bank failure caused part of the northbound lane to collapse on July 12. Crews will stabilize and repair the highway. There will be delays for the next few months, about two miles north of the Rifle Gap Reservoir.

Rockfall mitigation work continues on I-70 eastbound in Vail today. There will be one-lane closures, for as long as 30 minutes.

Vail Resorts has confirmed it is purchasing Peak Resorts, which means 17 new ski areas for the Epic Pass. Those resorts include Mount Snow in Vermont, Hunter Mountain in New York, three resorts in New Hampshire, five in Pennsylvania, four in Ohio, two in Missouri, and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. The deal is expected to close in the fall.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has expanded public hunting access by 100,000 acres. The Public Access Program provides limited, seasonal hunting and fishing opportunities on Colorado trust land across the state. The vote is the first step in a multi-year effort that would double the size of the program from 480,000 acres to nearly 1 million acres. The majority of the land is in northwestern Colorado, where there is prime big-game hunting. Some of the land is on the eastern plains of Colorado, where bird hunting and small-game hunting is popular. The locations will be announced next month. More:

Property owners in Stagecoach have approved four amendments to their covenants. The amendments allow for the drilling of water wells by current individual property owners, the keeping of chickens, horses, and pack animals, and the parking of one trailer outside of an enclosed space. Voter participation was 67 percent, with 995 votes cast by the association in Stagecoach.

The 19th annual golf tournament hosted by Memorial Regional Health Foundation sold out with 28 teams and 112 golfers. Nearly $14K was raised for the new medical office building.

This Saturday is the Pony Express Kids Mini-Triathlon. It’s for kids ages four to ten years old. It’s at Metro Park in Rifle. Right after that is the Rifle Tri-fle Super Sprint Triathlon. Then Rifle Aquatics celebrates its 50th anniversary Saturday afternoon at the pool.

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