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The Center’s floors were ruined when the building near Interstate 70 flooded this summer.

Construction is finally complete on the flood-damaged floors. Tomorrow afternoon, the organization will officially reopen its space. The $11,000 repair was included in the first stage of upgrades to the building.

Dance instruction was hindered due to the damage. Dancing is one of the largest parts of the art group’s programming. Those classes were being held in the Masonic Lodge in Glenwood springs.

Colorado Department of Transportation

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced yesterday that the four month rockfall mitigation project in Glenwood Canyon is officially complete.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Construction on Glenwood Spring’s Grand Avenue bridge will take a pause for the holiday weekend and then hit the ground running with a new phase of the project next week.

Construction on Glenwood Spring’s Grand Avenue bridge will take a pause for the holiday weekend and then hit the ground running with a new phase of the project next week.

Beginning Tuesday Sept. 6, the two-month “eighth street connection” phase of downtown Glenwood Spring’s $125 million road construction project will begin.

Right now, multiple groups are trying to convince city government that they should be allowed to use the empty library space for offices. The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts had its main location flood earlier this summer. YouthZone, another nonprofit, found out it would have to leave its current location after a land swap agreement put its building in control of the city, which has other plans for it (affordable housing).

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Colorado is investing millions of dollars in the arts throughout the state. The money supports film, public art programs and the state’s creative district program, which tries to help rural economies grow through the arts. In the Roaring Fork Valley, municipalities are figuring out ways to incorporate public art, and make their towns a great place to support artists. In just the past month, the relationship between the arts and government has evolved.

Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (RFMBA) Board Chair Charlie Eckart and Executive Director Mike Pritchard explain how the organization balances their mission of maintaining and creating the best mountain bike trails in the Roaring Fork Valley with multiple local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, as well as concerns of sustainability and equitable access. Also, Jim Neu of Glenwood Springs started the Two Rivers Trails, who shares his work with RFMBA to advocate for the construction of new trails in the Glenwood Springs area. 

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Glenwood Canyon will be closed again this Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., forcing many motorists to seek alternate routes.

Press release from Colorado Department of Transportation-Interstate 70 through the Glenwood Canyon will OPEN for Thursday, July 28th. Helicopter operations for rockfall mitigation were canceled due to challenging down drafts.

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has scheduled full closures Wednesday and Thursday in Glenwood Canyon.

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The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and Aspen Junior Hockey each won a $7,000 grant last week from First Western Trust.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

The first ever Wild West Fermentation Fest starts later this week in Glenwood Springs, featuring 30 beer and spirit and cider makers from the West.

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The body of an unidentified middle-aged man was found floating in the Colorado River over the weekend. Commercial rafters discovered the body Saturday around noon just west of Glenwood Springs near the new Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Authorities believe the body had been in the river for days. An autopsy will be used to determine the probable cause of death and hopefully determine the victim’s identity.

 

Barbara Platts/Aspen Public Radio

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week on Valley Roundup are Jill Beathard, outgoing editor of the Snowmass Sun, Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent, Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Gavin Dahl, the new news director at KDNK community radio.

The Aspen City Council’s decision to scrap plans to put for-profit businesses in the old powerhouse has many layers of politics in play.

Hanging Lake will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for trail maintenance.

Elizabeth Gibson, Special to PennLive.com

After five months, Glenwood Springs has a new city manager. City Council made the decision on Monday.

The permanent rockfall mitigation project in Glenwood Canyon will cause 30-minute delays for traffic in both directions May 10, 11 and 12, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

This project, which is classified as an emergency, comes after the February rock slide when the canyon was closed for several days. CDOT anticipates finishing the project by Sept. 1.

UPDATE: Joe Hannan, has informed the city that he has accepted a position elsewhere and is stepping out of the running for the Glenwood Springs city manager.

The remaining two candidates will be in Glenwood Springs on Thursday to meet with key city staff and participate in a meet and greet with the public.

Earlier: April 25, 2016

The Glenwood Springs City Council is inviting the public to weigh in on the remaining city manager candidates.

 PRESS RELEASE

GARFIELD COUNTY —Just a few days shy of two months after the initial rockfall incident that closed Glenwood Canyon, the project team has completed the necessary repairs to get I-70 open to four lanes of travel. Repairs to the Glenwood Canyon bike path have also been completed although the path is still closed from Shoshone to Hanging Lake rest area until later this week.

 

The emergency project was completed 23-days ahead of the original schedule.

 

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