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Garfield County has too little time and too little money to make the partnership between the county library system and Glenwood Springs High School work, the board of county commissioners and library director said Tuesday.Its a very complex merger, said commissioner Trsi Houpt. I think the time to talk about this would have been when the design committee was put together for the high school, she said.RTA Architects hoped the county would decide whether or not to partner with the Roaring Fork School District by August, then hire an engineer to work on its portion of the library for a project that could begin as early as January, said county administrator Ed Green.That just isnt enough time, said commissioners.I think it is clearly the wrong project at the wrong time, said commissioner Larry McCown.
Rifle won its first high school summer baseball tournament under head coach Troy Phillips last month.But the Rifle Wooden Bat Tournament was a four-team affair and the Bears were the favorite going in against other teams that are Class 4A during the spring season.The Dakota Ridge Wooden Bat Tournament is a different story. The field features eight teams six 5A squads and two 4A teams, including Rifle.The result, however was the same.Eli Snead pitched a complete game for the win and added in five RBIs offensively, as the Bears took down Dakota Ridge 12-3 in the championship game Sunday.This is the most excited Ive been about winning a tournament, Phillips said in an e-mail. This tournament is filled with some of the top 5A teams in the state, as well as one of the best 4A teams in the state. We have never won more than one game at this tournament in the past. For our team to win the whole tournament is a great accomplishment.Rifle finished the tournament with a 3-1 record, lifting its summer mark to 16-5.
Willie Blanco often carries a long rope in the back of his orange truck when hes working along the Colorado River. Tuesday that rope would have come in handy.The Glenwood Springs Fire and Garfield County Sheriffs departments responded to two late morning calls that commercial rafts had flipped on the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon.Several of the rafts crew members swam; no one was injured. Around 7 p.m., GSFD responded to a third call of a rafting incident, but no details were availabe at press time.Many times, when Im on the bike path I take a rope with me in case I need to save someone, but today I was on the tractor, said Blanco, a Colorado Department of Transportation employee who was on the job when the second boat capsized. In six years, this is the first time Ive seen an accident. I tried to help the people on the sides of the river.Blanco was sweeping and trimming grass along the bike path that runs parallel to the river stretch between Grizzly Creek and No Name when he saw a commercial raft stall on a large rock and overturn.Two people were in the water, and I saw a lady in the river. She was face up and she moved, but not very much, Blanco said. I wasnt prepared to see somebody in the river.Jim Sears, emergency operations commander for the Garfield County Sheriffs Dept., said the incidents did not require professional rescue.
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