Following is a preview of tomorrow’s headlines
Theyre on the move again. While Community on the Move, a local political action group, has taken on such major community projects as the community center in the past, its latest undertaking is more modest, but essential. This time it wants to convince city voters to back extending Glenwood Springs one-quarter cent sales tax and raising it to one-half cent. All in the name of maintaining city streets.The group, in conjunction with the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, hosted an invitation-only breakfast Wednesday to pitch the sales tax proposal to community leaders and business people.Glenwood Springs city manager Jeff Hecksel played Name That Street, challenging people to name a series of pot-holed thoroughfares in Glenwood Springs.All of those, plus others equally in need of repair, would be funded if the ramped-up sales tax passes. The city needs almost $1 million to maintain its streets, Hecksel said. Currently, the one-quarter cent sales tax covers only a part of that cost, with $267,000 going to repay city debt, leaving $567,000 for street repair.The present sales tax expires Dec. 31.
A Glenwood Springs Elementarys program is taking the Adopt-a-Highway concept indoors.In its second year, the Partners in Educations Adopt-a-Classroom Program allows businesses and individuals to sponsor 41 classes by donating money or purchasing at least $60 of school supplies.This program shows the kids that the community cares, said Rachael Windh, owner of the For You Shoppe in Glenwood Springs, who came up with the idea last year. I adopted a classroom and it was fun. The kids said, Wow, cool, the For You Shoppe lady brought us stuff.Windh, a former Re-2 school district behavior specialist, said the program came to her one night while she was watching TV.It had been over 10 years since I first noticed how much schools were lacking in supplies, and it just bothered me. It has always been an issue, Windh said. On a national average, teachers spend $200-$400 out of their own pockets for classroom supplies. I wanted the community to get more involved with our schools.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Outstanding Teacher Awards organized by Summit54 recognize elementary educators throughout Roaring Fork Valley
The Glenwood Springs Post Independent and The Aspen Times are partnering with Summit54, an education nonprofit in Aspen, to help acknowledge the hard work of educators who have gone above and beyond during COVID-19 in…