A judge has denied a trail-user group's request for a "temporary restraining order" that would immediately prevent the Aspen Valley Land Trust from closing the Verena Mallory Trail in the Hunter Creek Valley.
9th Judicial District Judge Daniel Petre found that Friends of Verena Mallory Trail Association did not make the case in its motion seeking the restraining order that its members would suffer immediate and irreparable harm if the trail is closed.
Around 40 people attended a peaceful protest over the planned drilling of an exploratory well in the controversial Thompson Divide area on Tuesday morning. The event coincided with a site visit by U.S. Forest Service personnel looking to gauge what impacts extraction would have on the land, water, vegetation and wildlife.
Concerned citizens of all stripes including ranchers, hikers, conservationists and others joined members of the media as White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams discussed the process being undertaken by Houston-based energy company SG Interests in its attempt to drill the well.
by Madeleine Osberger, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Long-term rental housing that could potentially be built in partnership with a private developer will be studied as the Aspen City Council begins the next step in satisfying future needs.
On Tuesday, council members directed assistant city manager Barry Crook to pursue drafting a request for proposals that would include three potential properties owned by the city: 488 Castle Creek Drive, 517 Park Circle and 802 W. Main St.