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Boy falls off ski lift at Winter ParkWINTER PARK (AP) A 5-year-old boy was taken to a Denver hospital Sunday after falling from a chair lift that accesses beginner ski runs at Winter Park Resort.The boy fell as he was approaching the area to unload, resort spokeswoman Natalie Hatch said. She said his injuries were not considered life-threatening.The Colorado boy had been taking a ski school lesson, Hatch said. She did not have his hometown or other details of his injuries. The accident was under investigation.Developers of subdivision near I-70 revise plansDevelopers of a proposed new subdivision near the entrance of New Castle off Interstate 70 are going back to revise their plans following a recent meeting with the towns planning and zoning commission.The proposed subdivision, Castle Ridge PUD, would be located on approximately 11 acres on Castle Valley Boulevard just north of the Kum & Go convenience store and west of the Shibui West apartments. The developer of the subdivision, Rock Leonard, is seeking approval for 33 duplex lots that would house 67 single-family units.That property has always been one that weve focused on because its a highly visible property on the ridgeline, town administrator Steve Rippy said. Some people have a problem with the potential visual aspects of the development. And several made their voices heard at a recent meeting of the towns P&Z Commission. (From the Glenwood Springs Post Independent)Snowmobilers, school district clash in SummitBob Wichmann, the service manager at Altitude Motor Sports at Farmers Korner, remembers when snowmobiles used to race along the land now occupied by Summit High School.Those days are long gone, despite requests from the countys Open Space Advisory Council (OSAC). Summit School District wont grant snowmobilers access to its land, which allows riders to reach the county-owned Iron Springs open space parcel.Dan Huenneke, the director of business services for the school district, said in a letter to OSAC that the board is concerned about safety issues and subsequent potential liability and the disruption of classes.Now we cant go on the lake, we cant go on the bike path, we cant go down either side of the highway, said Bruce Campbell, a local snowmobiler. We cant go anywhere. Whats the use? If you cant get from Summit Motor Sports [now Altitude Motor Sports] to Frisco because the high school wont let us across their land … thats a pretty big war to take on. (From the Summit Daily News)
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A ski season surrounded with uncertainty kicks off on Wednesday. The six inches of new snowfall Tuesday will allow opening of an additional 62 acres on Aspen Mountain, bringing opening-day total to about 160 acres.