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He predicts backcountry skiers may object to the noise, Of lesser issue is that another helicopter skiing operation, Telluride’s Helitrax, has a permit to use public lands in the area, although it rarely does.

Rico makes big commitment

RICO, Colo. — Tiny Rico, located across Lizard Head Pass from Telluride, has been booming of late, with land prices reported to be four, five, or six times as high as only a year ago.

All other things being equal, they can be expected to shoot up even more. Town voters, in the largest turnout in decades, approved construction of a sewage treatment plant and extension of sewage lines. State and federal grants cover well more than half of the estimated $4.4 million cost.

While the sewage improvements are expected to induce more development and population growth, Rico Bugle editor Eric Heil contends that the project is a good one. For all its growth, Rico hasn’t returned to the rich diversity of its mining days, and businesses barely hold on, he notes.

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