‘Water is magic’ in Colorado

31st January, 2016 by

By Pam Boyd

EAGLE — Ray Kitson, a businessman and water park pioneer from Salida, waxes poetic when he talks about the effect of the Arkansas River on his community.“Water is magic,” he said. “You can have a great ski resort and community trails but nothing beats a river.”As Eagle contemplates a plan to develop a water park — complete with in-stream features, beaches, trails and green space at what is currently the truck parking area west of Chambers Park and east of the Eagle County Fairgrounds — the town organized a panel discussion featuring representatives from Colorado towns that have completed their …

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