NEWS

GLENWOOD RECREATION MASTER PLAN

Glenwood Springs—Glenwood Springs residents are young, fairly affluent, athletic and lovers of all types of recreation according to a recent survey conducted by parks and recreation planning firm, Greenplay. The organization is currently in the throes of putting together Glenwood’s Park and Recreation Master Plan. Project manager Mark Thatcher gave the city council an update last night. He says over 80 percent of those surveyed said recreation facilities are important to the quality of life.

GW CANYON CLOSED FOR TWO DAYS NEXT WEEK

Glenwood Springs—I-70 in Glenwood Canyon will be closed next Wednesday and Thursday so C-DOT crews can continue rockfall work in the Hanging Lake area. The work and closures were originally scheduled late last month but had to be put off due to downward wind drafts and other challenges presented by the steep slope. Fences are being installed to try to prevent a repeat of the February rock slide which closed the canyon for a week.

ASPEN “AFFORDABLE” HOUSING PROJECT MOVING FORWARD

Aspen—A million dollars for a house is affordable? It is in Aspen where the average home price is nearly six million. Despite a rather lukewarm response from potential buyers, the Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority is forging ahead with the new, single-family homes. Officials believe there will be more interest once the homes are built but they also say the rules for qualifying are too narrow. According the regulations, buyers can’t have more than 900 thousand dollars in assets. Critics say that’s too low. The Aspen “affordable” homes will range in size from nearly 25-hundred to 29-hundred square feet for just under the bargain price of 1.3 million dollars.

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