Glenwood Springs—One of the three finalists for the Glenwood Springs City Manager’s job has dropped out. Former Palmer, Alaska City Manager Joe Hannan has pulled his name from consideration to take another job. That makes it a two-person contest between Debra Figueroa, the Assistant Borough Manager in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and Douglas County Manager in Minden, Nevada, James Nichols. The two remaining candidates will be interviewed one more time by the city council and will be introduced to the public this Thursday night from 7 to 9 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.


Glenwood Springs—There’s still no word on the cause of Monday’s devastating house fire in South Glenwood Springs. No one was hurt in the blaze that broke out just before 2:30pm. Seven occupants of the house, including children and pets got out of the house safely. Emergency crews arrived on the scene within minutes but the house was already engulfed in flames. Glenwood Springs Fire Chief Gary Tillotson says the focus of the crews was to keep the fire from reaching nearby homes. For Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson, the biggest concern was providing a safe and efficient way for parents to pick up their kids at nearby Sopris Elementary, which was about to sound the final bell. Wilson says the pick up plan went flawlessly with two rendezvous points set up at Park West Drive and the old Glenwood Springs rodeo grounds. The local Red Cross has stepped in to help the displaced families with food, shelter and clothing.