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The Rifle Ranger District of the White River National Forest announced that construction on a natural gas pipeline will begin on Monday, Aug. 13, east of Haystack Mountain, in the West Divide Creek drainage. During construction, travel on portions of Forest Service Roads 800, 808.1 and 800.2b will be restricted.The roads will be open for public access on weekends from 3:30 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. on Monday. Access will also be allowed on Monday through Thursday from 6-7 a.m., from noon to 1 p.m., and from 7-8 p.m. daily. Portions of Forest Service road 800 northeast of Haystack Mountain will continue to be accessible through the Haystack Gate area in the Sopris Ranger District. Side roads located east of Haystack Mountain may also be affected at times by construction activities. Pipeline construction is expected to be completed by mid-September. Information signing and maps will be posted and information regarding the project and road status is available by contacting the Rifle Ranger District at 625-2371.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hosting an angler round table in Glenwood Springs on Wednesday, Aug. 15. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.Angler round tables are public meetings designed to provide people who fish with the opportunity to hear about DOW management and to ask questions and provide suggestions. The Glenwood round table will feature management information on waters in northwest Colorado with information on potential changes in regulatory definitions of “bait” and “artificial fly and lure,” recent efforts to enhance area fisheries and fish habitat and an update on the ongoing projects on Lake Christine near Basalt.

A malfunction of a motor in an air conditioner unit forced the Glenwood Springs Post Independent building to be evacuated around noon Tuesday.Glenwood Springs Fire Department responded after smoke filtered through some of the ventilation ducts into parts of the newspaper building.The air conditioner units located on the roof of the building were shut down, and employees were allowed to return to the building once the smoke had cleared.


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