Glenwood High School expansion opening delayed until 2008 |

Glenwood High School expansion opening delayed until 2008

The opening of the expanded Glenwood Springs High School has been pushed back to February 2008, according to a Roaring Fork School District construction update. Demolition of the True Value building was completed last month, and the foundation of the high school expansion in late April. Though the various phases of construction have not been finalized, the last phase will be completed in early 2008. The building was originally scheduled for completion in December 2007. RFSD officials also are touting that most of the spoils of the True Value building have been recycled. According to a district press release, 70 percent of the building was recycled, including 90 percent of the concrete and asphalt on the site. The steel beams, sheet metal, aluminum and other metal were salvaged, reportedly totaling to about 300 tons of recycled materials. The old store’s wooden beams were donated to a contractor to be recycled as ceiling joists for custom homes. Six tractor-trailer loads of wood from homes the RFSD razed for the new school were taken to Denver to be ground into landscaping mulch. Contact Bobby Magill: 945-8515, ext.

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