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Eagle County readies to launch 18-month effort to rewrite its zoning codes - County's current land use regulations are a patchwork in many places "Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney noted that the regulations need to take into account the differences in the county between the Eagle River Valley and Roaring Fork Valley." KMOHR will be looking for opportunities to monitor and/or participate in this process. Contact email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering.
IS THE BIG BAD WOLF COMING TO MISSOURI HEIGHTS? ....PROBABLY
Colorado to release gray wolves: Here's when, where and why. Specifically, the area generally includes the cities of Aspen, Gunnison and Glenwood Springs, but is otherwise largely rural with relatively few cattle or sheep ranches.
Read about how one of our Keep Missouri Heights Rural neighbors conserved her property before she passed away and now the property will be preserved for the wildlife and birds.
Read about how the late Jill Soffer's decision to conserve her land, influenced the Tornares to work with Aspen Valley Land Trust to place a conservation easement on their 87-acre Milagro Ranch.
Fencing with Wildlife in Mind
If you have barbed wire on your property that isn't being used, please safely remove that fencing. Our wildlife is being injured on it!
No positions in this organization are paid. All administrative functions are on a volunteer basis. Any funds raised go directly to the defense of our collective rural way of life.
WHAT INITIATED OUR GROUP?
Ascendigo is a well-respected, nonprofit organization in the Roaring Fork Valley. The autistic children they provide services for, and their selfless staff deserve a place to call home.
Unfortunately, their vision for Ascendigo Ranch in Missouri Heights was simply not compatible with the current zoning regulations and the limited natural resources in the area.
WHY OUR WORK CONTINUES
We must stay stridently vigilant to identify new threats to our collective way of life and to preserve our rights. We will continue our efforts to KEEP MISSOURI HEIGHTS RURAL. To this end, we will watch for all new proposed development in the Missouri Heights areas of both Eagle and Garfield Counties, and we will respond appropriately and effectively. Check out our Watch List for current projects that we are monitoring.
HOW OUR WORK CONTINUES
The organization is continuing in operation with its purpose of protecting against unbridled development and other incompatible land uses as well as actions that put a strain on vital resources and infrastructure, especially to preserve water and prevent wildfire.
KMOHR has been granted 501(c)3 status so that donations will be tax deductible.
Even if you have not been an active supporter of KMOHR in the past, you may be a direct beneficiary of our efforts by:
Keeping large scale commercial enterprises out of Missouri Heights
Preserving the residential and rural zoning and way of life
Retaining present traffic volume
Minimizing fire dangers
Preserving community and neighborhood values
Establishing a precedent that will discourage any attempt at a similar commercial development
Please consider a financial investment in the effort to preserve our rural, residential community. We will take any size donation.