News, June 6th

HWY 82 ACCESS CONTROL PLAN ON GW COUNCIL AGENDA

Glenwood Springs—Will the Glenwood Springs City Council give the Highway 82 Access Control Plan the green light tonight? The council will once again discuss at length, C-DOT’s transportation management plan that will impact Grand Avenue through Glenwood Springs and Highway 82 outside of town. The council is being asked to adopt the resolution. Tonight’s council meeting begins at 7.

Glenwood Springs—Veterans throughout western Colorado will continue to find assistance in Garfield County thanks to a little extra funding approved by the Board of Commissioners. The board unanimously agreed to contribute an additional 12 thousand dollars to the successful program headed up by Joe Carpenter.

MAROON LAKE BIKE FEES CONSIDERED

Aspen—Cyclists aren’t too happy about having to pay a fee to ride to Maroon Lake. The U.S. Forest Service is considering a request from a volunteer committee to charge bike riders a fee. The committee advises the regional office on forest issues says if cyclists use the same facilities as people in cars, trucks and r-v’s then they should also pay a fee. A 10 dollar fee was imposed on vehicles a few years ago to drive to the Maroon Bells and at the same time a small fee was considered for cyclists. Angry Aspen residents fought against the idea and convinced the Forest Service to scrap the plan.

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