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Harvey to chair energy board for coming year

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Montana Miller (in front) and Tom Hughes sprint towards the start-finish line at the inaugural Fat Cycle Challenge. Both Miller and Hughes finished in the top-five behind winner Adam Looney. More than 70 racers took part in the event held at the Holden/Marolt Open Space in Aspen.
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Carbondale Trustee Allyn Harvey was selected this week to chair the Garfield Clean Energy Collaborative board for 2014.

Harvey was vice chairman of the board last year. Glenwood Springs Mayor Leo McKinney, who chaired the board in 2013, will serve as vice chairman this year.

The board also re-elected Judith Hayward, of Parachute, as secretary, and Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky as treasurer.

The Garfield Clean Energy Collaborative is an intergovernmental partnership of 10 local government members working to make public buildings and facilities as energy-efficient as possible while also assisting private businesses and homeowners with energy-efficiency projects.

Last year, the various projects resulted in more than $1 million spent with contractors and suppliers, according to a statement from the organization.

“At the beginning of 2013, we set a goal of 56 energy-efficiency retrofits in homes and 46 retrofit projects in businesses and commercial properties,” Harvey said in the statement.

“We more than doubled the residential goal, with 124 households taking on a total of 169 retrofit projects,” he said. “This winter, these families are enjoying more comfort and lower utility bills because of these efficiency upgrades.”