Friday night flight: Red Feather `no’ signs stolen |

Friday night flight: Red Feather `no’ signs stolen

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – More than 100 Red Feather Ridge opposition yard signs were stolen between Friday night and Saturday morning, a Community Voices for Responsible Growth member said Monday.

The signs, which were mostly located in yards in the southern part of the city and along Four Mile Road, were swiped en masse, Community Voices for Responsible Growth member Jim Hawkins said.

“It’s sort of a disappointment that someone out there is a thief,” Hawkins said.

Hawkins said residents noticed their signs were missing on Saturday morning and many called police.

Neither the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office nor the Glenwood Springs Police Department returned calls seeking comment on the thefts.

Hawkins said CVRG members aren’t sure how many signs were taken, but he said the number could be as high as 150.

“It took us months to spread those signs out,” Hawkins said.

Hawkins said two large banners were also taken, each worth about $50.

“Most were in the city, but they pretty much cleared out Four Mile Road in the county,” he said.

Hawkins also noted that, in many cases, the sign itself was taken and the sign holder was left behind.

“The thing I think has really got everyone upset is that it serves no purpose. The election is already almost over. None of us can make heads or tails of why it happened,” Hawkins said.

In a special mail-in election, Glenwood Springs voters are being asked whether to uphold or overturn annexation of Red Feather Ridge. Ballots are due Tuesday, June 24.

Contact Greg Masse: 945-8515, ext. 511

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