Vail Daily
July 13,2004

When Kris and Kelly Wyatt look out their living room window over the Eagle River in Minturn they like what they see.

There new home is right in the middle of a $1.1 million, mile long river restoration project completed this week and paid for by fines levied against Viacom, the owner of the Eagle Mine. Mine pollution in the mid ’80s to the early ’90s killed seven miles of river through Minturn to its confluence with Gore Creek at Dowd Junction.

In the last year, the Wyatts said they’ve noticed more fishermen usingthe river, which had beenreshaped and revegegtated to return it ot a healthier state.

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