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A nicked water main in Silt left approximately five residences, five businesses and Coal Ridge High School without water Tuesday. The incident occurred about 10:30 a.m. when a private contractor “nicked” a water main during a routine operation to locate the water line, according to Silt town administrator Betsy Suerth.Suerth said a developer was locating the main line to prepare it for a service tap to serve new homes in the east part of town when the line was struck with the bucket of a back hoe and began to leak.Administration at CRHS were contacted and made sure that adequate drinking water and on site portable restroom facilities were provided for the students. School was also let out early at about 3 p.m. because of state health regulations.Suerth said the city’s resources expected the line to be repaired by early Tuesday evening and that the town didn’t lose much water.

Colorado Mountain College is celebrating its newest facility, the West Garfield Campus, EnCana Academic Center, with a free grand opening reception from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1, at the campus located at 3695 Airport Road, near the Garfield County Airport in south Rifle.Local choirs from Coal Ridge High School, Rifle High School and Grand Valley High School will perform throughout the morning. Tours of the campus and continental breakfast will also be offered. For more information contact CMC’s West Garfield Campus at 625-6900.

An Operation Vacation new members meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at 401 27th St., Suite 235, Glenwood Springs. Anybody interested in joining the cause or helping out with anything, or anyone who would just like to attend, e-mail info@operationvacation.org or call 945-9068.

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