News, December 6th

GW CITY COUNCIL BALKS AT 50 THOUSAND DOLLAR INVESTMENT FOR DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP

Glenwood Springs—-For now, the Glenwood Springs Downtown Partnership will have to look elsewhere for 50 thousand dollars.   Tom Fleming heads up the non-profit group who’s goal is to promote downtown businesses and spur long term economic growth.  Fleming asked the council to make the investment that he says will pay dividends.  Council members like Fleming’s ideas and vision but said with the bleak outlook for sales tax revenues in 2014, a 50 thousand dollar commitment is out of the question. 

GW CITY COUNCIL AGREES TO MAKE COOPER STREET TWO-WAY

Glenwood Springs—Cooper Street in Glenwood Springs will soon be open to two-way traffic…at least one block of it.  Last night, the city council approved a plan to convert Cooper Street from one-way to two-way traffic between 9th and 10th.  City Engineer Terri Partch say the citizen advisory committee and the transportation commission felt the conversion made sense for visitors and for going in and out of the new parking structure.  The council vote was unanimous.

MULTI-VEHICLE PILE UP FORCES FOUR HOUR CLOSURE OF GW CANYON

Glenwood Springs—-A 14 vehicle, chain-reaction crash on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon near the Shoshone rest area closed the westbound lanes yesterday afternoon for about four hours.  According to reports from the Colorado State Patrol, the pile-up began just after 2 o’clock when a Volvo station wagon, driven by a New Mexico woman, spun out of control on the curve above the rest area.  13 other vehicles including eight semis eventually got involved.  No one was hurt in the crash but it took a team of emergency personnel to sort out the mess and five tow trucks to clear the wreckage.

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