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Sep 15, 2009 12:17 PM by Associated Press

Colorado resort counties trade shots over subdivision

Colorado's two premier resort counties are at odds over a proposed 320-home subdivision, with one official accusing the other county of creating a "bag of excrement."

Eagle County has given preliminary approval to the development in El Jebel, just north of the Pitkin County line. It includes around 90,000 square feet of retail space. Pitkin County worries it will strain services and create congestion. Pitkin commissioner Michael Owsley made the "excrement" comment last week.

At a meeting Monday of officials from both counties, Eagle commissioner Jon Stavney said Pitkin County had created its own share of development problems. The subdivision faces two more votes in Eagle County. The two counties boast a half-dozen ski resorts, including Vail and Aspen.

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