FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2014
Contact: Barb Halpin, 303-441-1622
Boulder County Commissioners Seek Public Comment on Potential Expansion Plans for Eldora Mountain Resort
Public Hearing scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, April 17
Boulder County, Colo. – The Board of County Commissioners is interested in receiving input from Boulder County residents concerning the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland (ARP) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for expansion of the Eldora Mountain Resort.
The ARP has prepared the DEIS in response to Eldora Mountain Resort’s request to implement projects from its 2011 Master Plan. The document analyzes the various impacts to the environment that could occur as a result of changes to the resort on public land managed by the ARP.
The draft includes two “action alternatives”? one that would allow for expansion of the ski area operations to the north toward Middle Boulder Creek, and the other that would allow for expansion of operations south into Gilpin County in the Jenny Creek area.
The public was invited to provide comments on the DEIS directly to the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service by April 14. Boulder County has been given permission to supplement its comments after that date, and will be seeking public input in-person at Thursday’s hearing or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by April 17.
The Commissioners would like to hear from members of the public on this topic to inform these supplemental comments. The purpose of Thursday’s hearing is to identify the public’s interests and concerns regarding the alternatives analyzed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
When: 4 p.m., Thursday, April 17
Where: Courthouse Hearing Room, 3rd Floor, 1325 Pearl Street, Boulder (map)
What: Public Hearing concerning Eldora Mountain Resort Ski Area Projects Draft Environmental Impact Statement
The DEIS document and additional information can be found on the US Forest Service website for the project: http://www.eldoraeis.com.