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Local groups raise more concerns with VCUP proposal
Written by Mark Reaman   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
State agency also has more 
questions of U.S. Energy

The local watchdogs keeping an eye on the voluntary cleanup plan (VCUP) being proposed by U.S. Energy for the old Keystone mine have submitted several concerns to the state about the proposal. The Red Lady Coalition (RLC) and High Country Conservation Advocates (HCCA) filed a joint letter with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on Friday detailing their concerns. And there are many.
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Local, regional non-profits are looking for major money
Written by Aimee Eaton   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
A quick look at putting our money where our mouths are

Non-profit organizations throughout Gunnison County are seeking funding, but whether they will be successful and the ramifications that could occur should they fail in their fundraising efforts remain unclear.
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You aren’t wrong…it’s busy this summer and records are being set
Written by Mark Reaman   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
October will be the new June?

“It doesn’t really feel like Crested Butte. It’s as if we travelled to a resort like Breckenridge for dinner…”
—overheard from a longtime local 
Saturday evening on Elk Avenue

It is obvious to anyone navigating Elk Avenue this summer that it is busy. Elk Avenue is crowded from about noon until well after dark. The parking is packed and even the side streets are clogged with cars. Businesses are saying new records are being set and it is expected that last summer’s sales tax records easily will be broken. 
 
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Local kayakers find body of Grand Junction boater
Written by Mark Reaman   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
“We did it mainly for his mother”

A couple of Crested Butte kayakers, in conjunction with the Crested Butte Search and Rescue team, helped a family find some closure last Saturday. Milo Wynne and Scotty Mann set out in kayaks on the Crystal River to try to find the body of a Grand Junction kayaker who had been missing since the end of May. They did.
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Former ORE employee under investigation
Written by Mark Reaman   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Misappropriation of funds…

The Gunnison Police Department has opened an investigation into the possible misappropriation of funds from a local non-profit organization. The department is in the initial stages of looking into a former executive director of the Office for Resource Efficiency (ORE) who may have embezzled thousands of dollars.
According to the department, members of the ORE board brought the situation to the police department’s attention at the beginning of July. The case is in its early stages and no charges have been filed against anyone. The department is looking into the matter to see if fits the parameters of a criminal case.
 
Briefs Crested Butte
Written by Mark Reaman   
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
CB and Mt. CB support county decision to fund TA facilitation
Crested Butte mayor Aaron Huckstep and Mt. Crested Butte mayor Dave Clayton will jointly sign a letter to the Gunnison County Commissioners lauding them for taking action and funding a facilitation process between the local tourism association and the two local chambers of commerce. The letter states that using the Local Marketing District funds to pay for the facilitation in an ”efficient and effective” manner should help with the success of the local economy.
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