Following is a preview of Sunday’s headlines
For the past 23 years, Rhonda Coller has transformed tens of thousands of white eggs into colorful childrens treasures. This year is her finale.Enoughs enough I guess, said Rhonda, as she dyed eggs Friday with her 3-year-old granddaughter, Hayley. Its neat to see the kids who have grown up who come out to the hunt with kids of their own. Im doing good now but come next year, Ill miss it.Each spring, Coller and her husband, Marvin, host New Castles only Easter egg hunt. Rhonda dyes more than 1,000 eggs, bakes hundreds of cupcakes, and separates 120,000 pieces of candy into treat bags for kids.I called Wal-mart to order candy and when I went to pick up the order, they told me they thought it was a hoax, said Rhonda, who works at the post office in Glenwood Springs. They thought someone called in a joke.What: New Castle Easter egg huntWhen: 10 a.m. SaturdayWhere: Riverside Middle School football field
The end of school will mean the start of work on improvements to the intersection of Eighth Street and Midland Avenue in Glenwood Springs.City engineer Larry Thompson said he expects the installation of a traffic light and other work on the intersection to start in early June, as soon as the school year is over.Once summer vacation starts, traffic volumes seem to drop a little bit, especially along that area, Thompson said.Even so, the work promises to put added strain on the citys transportation system. The city plans to begin construction on roundabouts on the north and south sides of Interstate 70 at Exit 114 in West Glenwood, at the western end of Midland, in April or May.Meanwhile, the Eighth Street/Midland work essentially will require that Midland be shut down south of the intersection, Thompson said.
An assault at Trappers Lake Lodge last year has netted Terry Lee Ethington, 52, of Meeker, a 30-day jail sentence and two years of probation. Ethington was arrested on May 15, 2004 at the remote lodge on Trappers Lake east of Meeker, after an altercation with an employee whom hed fired that night. He was sentenced Thursday in Ninth District Court in Glenwood Springs.Ethington was originally charged with second degree assault, a felony.On Feb. 3, a jury found Ethington guilty of a lesser crime of third degree assault, a misdemeanor, and acquitted of two lesser charges, criminal intent and driving with a suspended license.
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Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon closed around 9 p.m. Thursday for a flash flood warning.