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Dennis Brust, left, and Christy Belton toss hay to cattle from a horse-drawn sleigh on the Warren Ranch Friday morning. Brust and his wife Theresa live near Christy and Matt Belton in North Routt County and help with feeding on the ranch each morning.

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Easements across Routt County foster wildlife, preserve open space

Since 1997, Routt County has helped conserve 11,525 acres at a cost of about $4.7 million. That comes to a $408-per-acre cost to county taxpayers.


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