NEWS

GLENWOOD CONSIDERS MINI-ROUNDABOUT

Glenwood Springs—A mini-roundabout is being considered at the busy intersection of 27th and Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. SGM Design Engineer Lee Barger went before the city council Thursday night to explain how a smaller roundabout could keep traffic flowing smoothly in both directions, especially during peak travel times. Barger says the single lane configuration has been successful in other communities. Despite a few reservations, the council seemed to like the idea of the mini-roundabout. Mayor Mike Gamba says it could work as a temporary solution until such time the 27th Street Bridge could be widened.

GLENWOOD PED BRIDGE WILL IMPEDE RAFTERS THIS SUMMER

Glenwood Springs—Local rafting companies are going to have to pull in their oars in the middle of the season. The girder installation phase of the new pedestrian bridge is going to require the Colorado River to be closed to rafters for about two weeks in July. Project spokesman Tom Newland says the closures will be for safety reasons. He says C-DOT will meet with local rafting companies next Tuesday night, May 10th at the Glenwood Springs Library to discuss rafting schedules during the river closure.

POPULAR GW AUTO PARTS STORE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS

Glenwood Springs—Another Glenwood Springs business is closing for good. Today is the last day of business for Carquest Auto Parts near the Glenwood Springs Mall. Most employees of the popular West Glenwood Store are looking for new jobs. According to one employee, Advanced Auto Parts intended to take over the Carquest location but nixed the deal for various reasons and chose to shut it down.

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