NEWS

HARVEY GAP ROAD REOPENS

Silt—At long last, after a nearly three month closure, Harvey Gap Road is fully repaired and reopened to traffic.  The busy county road had to be closed August 13th when a section of it collapsed due to water flowing underneath.  Garfield County Road and Bridge crews along with SGM Engineering and the Silt Water Conservancy District spearheaded the extensive repair work which included rebuilding the drainage system allowing water seepage without further damage to the road.  Some minor cleanup and revegetation work will be done along the road over the next few weeks.

27th STREET BRIDGE REPLACEMENT DISCUSSION

Glenwood Springs—The Grand Avenue Bridge isn’t the only span in town that needs to be replaced.   The 27th Street Bridge has also seen better days and is due for demolition one day.  The city of Glenwood Springs will hold a public meeting next Wednesday night at the Glenwood Springs Community Center to talk about alternatives to the bridge.  The presentation will include background information, design choices and impacts to the community.  The design consultant for the project, AMEC Foster Wheeler will then written questions from the audience.  The November 16th meeting at the community center begins at 6:30 pm.

GJ SHOOTING THIS MORNING

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Grand Junction police say a suspect was shot and killed after an officer was injured when he was dragged or pinned by the suspect’s vehicle. The incident happened early this morning and police aren’t saying much.

HUSBAND AND WIFE GUILTY OF STARVING DAUGHTER

FORT COLLINS (AP) – A Fort Collins couple has been found guilty of abusing their 7-year-old daughter, who weighed just 37 pounds and was unable to speak when she was taken from their home in 2013.  A jury  found Doug and Leah Dyer guilty of felony child abuse less than 24 hours after deliberations began.

SKI RESORT RENT INCENTIVE

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (AP) – The Steamboat Ski Area is offering to give landlords a cash bonus if they will house the resort’s seasonal workers. The ski area announced this week that it will pay an additional $200 a month to qualifying landlords who can house ski area employees for less than $500 a month.

 

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