The debate on approving a new hydropower plant on Castle Creek is suspended until July while a mediation process attempts to resolve differences between independent experts, project opponents and city officials.
Pitkin County ~
Residents of the Crystal River Valley and the Crystal River Caucus have asked Pitkin County to challenge decades-old water rights that allow two dams on the river, including one that would inundate Redstone.
The Glenwood-based Colorado River Water Conservation District holds the conditional water rights on behalf of the West Divide Water Conservancy District. The rights, decreed in the 1950s, are the basis for two proposed water storage projects on the Crystal that were authorized by Congress in the mid-1960s but never built.
Snowmass Village ~
Judge orders Viceroy deposits returned
A Pitkin County District Court Judge ordered Related Cos. and other owners/developers of Base Village to return the deposits to 65 contracted purchasers of Viceroy Snowmass units and release them from their purchase agreements.
Judge Denise Kay Lynch reversed her original decision, ultimately agreeing with the plaintiffs' attorneys maintained that the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act applied to this case. At issue was the discrepancy of square footage size of each buyer's purchase agreement as compared to the actual, constructed square footage of the Viceroy units.
Carbondale/Glenwood Springs ~
A series of public sessions on $3.5 million in budget cuts begins with the regular March 9 Roaring Fork School District board meeting. The first meeting will address cuts made to this year’s budget, and some proposed cuts and revenue generation options for next year’s. Additional meetings are scheduled for March 23, April 13 and April 20. And more....
SB 15 by Sen. Joyce Foster (D-Denver) and Rep. Joe Miklosi (D-Denver) passed on Second Reading in the Senate this morning. This bill seeks to prohibit an insurance company from cancelling or refusing to renew a homeowner’s insurance policy if the homeowner has filed two claims or fewer in the previous 5 years. And more...
Read the full articles at: The Observer - March 2011