KAJX

Glassier Open Space

Pitkin County

Trails at Sky Mountain Park and Glassier Open Space re-open today.

The areas have been closed since December to protect wildlife.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife approved the openings earlier this week.

Eagle County voters extended a property tax to fund the county’s open space program. The tax now sunsets in 2040.

Pitkin County

  Pitkin County is looking at buying more property. The County says it’s considering purchasing the Deer Creek Ranch parcel in Snowmass Canyon. The nearly 40 acre property is listed for sale at $2.9 million but the County is looking at offering $2.5 million. If purchased, it would be managed by the County’s Open Space and Trails program.

Marci Krivonen

Pitkin County’s Open Space and Trails Board will look over recommendations Thursday that would allow agricultural producers to work county land.

Pitkin County purchased the Glassier Open Space near Emma for $10 million. Now, the county is offering up about half of it to local farmers and ranchers for a nominal fee.