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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Garfield School District Re-2 is holding an open house at the Learning Opportunity Center on Whiteriver Avenue to inform parents and students about a new learning opportunity for students.The district is offering virtual classes through the Kaplan Academy of Colorado, which is a part of the global education provider Kaplan Inc. Kaplan Virtual Education will provide the curriculum for Re-2 students, which will include courses designed to meet the needs of students of various academic levels.For more information on the program, parents and students interested are encouraged to attend the open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

A wildfire fire broke out adjacent to the 10-mile marker on Four Mile road Thursday afternoon. Glenwood Springs Fire Department responded. How the fire started was not known as of press time.Glenwood Fire spokesman Pete Bradshaw said the fire burned approximately a quarter to half an acre of brush and no structures were threatened. Bradshaw couldn’t comment on the status of the fire, but crews were still working on it as of 5 p.m.

The White River National Forest has closed the road leading to the town of Crystal outside of Marble.Contractors will be working throughout the fall to reconstruct the Crystal No. 2 Bridge, which crosses Lost Trail Creek. The bridge was removed in October of 2006 due to failing structural components. Winter weather pushed the reconstruction of the bridge to the spring of 2007, when high waters kept the contractor from completing the project.Throughout the summer, motorists with high vehicle clearance were able to cross the creek with caution; however, the road is now closed to all traffic and will remain closed for roughly six weeks during the reconstruction.Motorists can still access Crystal and the popular Crystal Mill site by traveling on the Lead King Basin Trail, which is a four-wheel drive only.

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