WW in the News 2019-01-03T01:05:01+00:00



Efforts to preserve Camp Hale ‘important’ to veterans, public

May 27th, 2019|

When Garett Reppenhagen returned from Iraq, the need to process the trauma of war led him into Colorado’s backcountry. “My natural instinct was to get outdoors,” he said Friday. “The outdoors became this massive healing thing for me. Without it, I don’t think I would have survived.” One of the [...]

Letter: CORE Act deserves support

May 26th, 2019|

I agree with the PI’s editorial supporting the CORE Act. The CORE Act is the best legislation introduced for Colorado hunters in a generation. Comprising four previous bills generated over a multi-year period with bipartisan input, it permanently protects several large swaths of land that provide increasingly critical habitat for [...]

Berlaimont opponents appeal directly to Forest Service supervisor

May 25th, 2019|

EAGLE COUNTY — White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams is well aware that hundreds of local residents are adamantly and vocally opposed to the proposed Berlaimont development north of Edwards. But last week, he agreed to sit down with a small group of opponents who wanted to make a [...]

Letter: CORE Act is common sense

May 24th, 2019|

I am writing in response to the guest column published in the Post Independent on May 19, by John Charters and Will Roush, “Colorado has opportunity, challenge to balance demands and values of public lands.” As a local business owner who recreates on public lands with my family, I commend [...]

Nonprofit: more than 100 businesses join conservation campaign

May 20th, 2019|

The Carbondale nonprofit, Wilderness Workshop, announced recently that more than 100 local businesses have signed on to support a campaign to celebrate the role that public lands play in bolstering the statewide economy. A poster listing those businesses will be ­displayed in numerous locations throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, the [...]

Guest opinion: Colorado has opportunity, challenge to balance demands and values of public lands

May 19th, 2019|

May 18 was the third anniversary of Colorado Public Lands Day, and we can’t help but reflect on the bounty of beautiful and diverse landscapes, endless backcountry recreation adventures, and economic opportunities that our public lands provide. With an increasing population and millions of tourists flocking to our state annually [...]

PI Editorial: CORE Act deserves GarCo support, Congressional approval

May 24th, 2019|

More than a dozen years ago, an unusual coalition of ranchers, outdoorsmen, recreationists, local government leaders and environmentalists banded together to try to prevent oil and gas development in the Thompson Divide area. The Thompson Divide Coalition has had success, ultimately convincing federal land managers to cancel some two dozen [...]

Alliance for the Great Outdoors: How Wilderness Workshop and the Caribou Club joined forces for Wild Feast

May 9th, 2019|

The legendary Caribou Club is an Aspen landmark with a rich history in Colorado's most famous ski town. The elegant restaurant and club would never have come to fruition if not for one man, Harley Baldwin. Harley was a classic mountain town character. He rolled into town in 1968 with [...]

Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy (CORE) Act gets day in Congress, supporters and opponents testify about act’s merits

April 8th, 2019|

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy Act, a sweeping public lands bill focused on Colorado with significant provisions for Summit County, had its first hearing in Congress on Tuesday with the House Natural Resources Committee. The bill, which combines four previously introduced public lands bills protecting 400,000 Colorado acres from [...]

Carbondale crew joins CORE contingent in D.C.

April 5th, 2019|

Legislative withdrawal of the Thompson Divide from future oil and natural gas leasing got its first congressional hearing in Washington, DC this week as part of an overall hearing on the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE). And, Roaring Fork Valley residents were on-hand for support. Stacey Bernot, former Carbondale mayor, [...]

In the spirit of the ‘Maroon Belles’

February 11th, 2019|

Dottie, Connie, Joy — those names form a mantra summoning an invaluable wilderness heritage. Without the beloved "Maroon Belles," our vast and beautiful wilderness areas would not be so vast and not so beautiful in their vastness. Dottie Fox and Joy Caudill are gone, leaving Connie Harvey as the last [...]

CORE Act to protect over 400,000 Colorado acres for conservation, recreation, outdoor economy

January 28th, 2019|

Sen. Michael Bennet and 2nd District Congressman Joe Neguse unveiled Friday the most sweeping public lands legislation for Colorado in nearly three decades. The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act combines four different previously introduced public lands bills into a single mammoth package that will seek to protect over 400,000 [...]

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