Park County Mining Controversy Grinds On

By Daniel Smith Mining was a big part of Fairplay’s past, but a recent mine expansion off Colo. Hwy. 9 has residents divided over its benefits versus concerns over environmental harm and change to the town’s character. In addition, the fact that Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” reality TV series has been filming and aiding miners’ […]

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A Canine Playground

by Mike Rosso It was a chance visit to an Englewood, Colorado dog park that ultimately led to the creation of Chaffee County’s first open space for dogs, Loyal Duke’s Dog Park. The dog park, which opened its gates on November 29, 2009, is the brainchild of Salida resident Laura Pintaine, who, along with her […]

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