News, June 4th

FAILED POWER LINE SPARKS GW GRASS FIRE

Glenwood Springs—Quick work by the Glenwood Springs Fire Department prevented a small grass fire from threatening any homes yesterday in the Oak Meadows subdivision. According to fire chief Gary Tillotson, a spark from a failed, Holy Cross power line ignited the blaze up Four Mile Road. The fire burned about a tenth of an acre. Tillotson says the fire was reported by an alert resident. He says the fire danger increases with every warm, windy day.

WILDFIRE PREPARATIONS IN ASPEN

Aspen—Firefighters in Aspen will be teaching residents how to prepare for wildfire season. This Thursday night, fire experts will show homeowners how to create a defensible space around their properties and what to do when it’s time to evacuate. The informational meeting takes place Thursday night at 6. For more information call the Aspen Fire Protection District at 925-5532.

GARCO COMMISSIONERS RATIFY BLM OIL SHALE LETTER

Glenwood Springs—Over the objections of a handful of concerned citizens, the Garfield County Board of Commissioners ratified a letter to the Bureau of Land Management objecting to the plans to limit oil shale research and development. The board also requested a 60-day extension for public comment.

4 MILE ROAD PROJECT MEETING MOVED TO THIS FRIDAY

Glenwood Springs—A special meeting to discuss Garfield County’s road project at the Four Mile Curve near Black Diamond Mine Road has been moved up to this Friday morning at 9 at the Commissioner’s meeting room. Residents in the neighborhood believe any changes to that stretch of road would make it dangerous and they want to talk it over with the board.

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