Mile Mountain News (Wed 5/2/2018)

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until noon tomorrow above 9000 feet.  Snow is expected with total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches.  Some areas up high could get over 15 inches.


It’s only the 2nd day of May and authorities in Mesa County are already establishing fire restrictions.  The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and fire chiefs of several municipalities and fire-protection districts say Stage I fire restrictions are to go into effect Friday.

Authorities say this is the earliest imposition of fire restrictions they can recall.

One reason behind imposing the early restrictions is to put residents and others on early notice that fireworks won’t be allowed this year.

Causing or allowing a fire during fire restrictions can be punishable by fines of up to $100,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 18 months.


Today, the Vail Public Safety Communications Center will do some testing of two emergency warning notification systems.

The first is the local wireless alert test at 12:30 p.m. within Vail’s boundaries.  During the test, anyone with a smart phone within Vail should expect to receive the following alert: “EC EMO: TEST emergency message.”

Variable message signs on I-70 will be used to alert travelers of the local test.

Also this afternoon between 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., residents of West Vail may hear test messages broadcast over a speaker system as officials evaluate the effectiveness of a long-range acoustic device that will be temporarily installed at the West Vail Fire Station.


Arizona's largest water provider tried yesterday to defuse a multi-state dispute over the Colorado River, saying it regretted the belligerent-sounding words it used to describe its management strategy for the critical, over-used waterway.

The Central Arizona Project last month said it was trying to keep water levels in a major reservoir high enough to avoid any reduction in its share but low enough to require other users to send more water into the river.

More bad news for Crazy Mountain Brewing.  According to reports, the beer maker is on the verge of eviction at its Winter Park Taproom.  The Vail Daily is reporting that this week, Winter Park Resort asked Grand County District Court to begin eviction proceedings against the brewing company.  Crazy Mountain was sued in Eagle County in November by the landlord of its Edwards facility.

Today's Mile Mountain News (Thurs 5/3/2018) 

Snow Returns to the Colorado High Country.