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Fire station grand opening Friday

Glenwood Springs has a new fire station in Red Feather Ridge subdivision on Four Mile Road – disguised as a house. The only clue is the oversized garage door.A grand opening for Fire Station No. 3 is set for Friday afternoon.Glenwood Springs Mayor Don Vanderhoof will cut a ribbon at noon, with festivities to follow, including a barbecue to be served until 2 p.m.Residents are invited to stop by and tour the facility between noon and 5 p.m.The Colorado State Fire Chiefs, who will be meeting in Glenwood Springs on Friday, are also invited to the grand opening.The building includes living quarters for up to six firefighters, two bays for a fire engine, ambulance and water tanker, and a community room.OZ Architecture designed the 5,000-square-foot, $919,000 building and Shaw Construction built it, with help from structural engineers Monroe & Newell, soils engineers Tetra Tech Infrastructure Southwest Group and landscape architects Terrasan.”We designed the building to complement a residential neighborhood without making it look like a fire station,” said Yael Nyholm of OZ Architecture. “It features a wrap-around porch, nice gabled roofs, wood siding and stone, and reflects its Colorado mountain setting.”


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