Defining Eagle County’s ‘open space’ nearing public vote

By Ross Leonhart

EAGLE COUNTY — For years, trails in the Vail Valley have relied on the hands of nonprofits and volunteers, but a stable source of funding could be on the way in the form of redefining “open space.”Currently, the open space tax, which began in 2002 and ends in 2025, generates about $4 million per year. As of now, that money goes primarily toward land acquisitions, said Toby Sprunk, the county’s open space director, with funding for a few projects.In order to tap into that money to support local trails, both hard and soft, county commissioners will be polling the public …

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