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The Glenwood Canyon Bike Path has been temporarily closed due to high water.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation the bike path is closed between the Shoshone Power Plant and the Hanging Lake Rest Area.

The path opened for the season on April 20 through the Glenwood Canyon. Sections to the east and west of the closed section remain open.



No information on when the path could potentially reopen was available.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a lottery scam.



According to the Sheriff’s Office local investigators discovered that residents have been ripped off for more than $500,000 through this scam.

Suspects contact individuals by phone explaining that they have won a large sum of money in a lottery, authorities say. The suspects then instruct the victims that they need to pay taxes and fees on the winnings before collecting the proceeds.

The victims are contacted multiple times by multiple phone calls and false documents by alleged government agencies. The suspects state that they are representatives from United States and Costa Rican government agencies.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking citizens to contact local Federal Bureau of Investigation through the website http://www.ic3.gov if contacted regarding one of these scams.

Due to a 12-inch water main break on Midland Avenue that ruptured there will be a delay in the reopening of the street to two-way traffic.

According to the city, the break was not a result of the construction, but did occur near where the Midland Traffic Calming project is being built.

The original public notification was to have Midland reopened by May 18. Due to delays caused by the water main repairs the new reopening date will be May 21 at 7 p.m.

Rifle Gateway project forum

The Rifle Gateway project will develop alternatives for improvements to streets, highway, pedestrian paths and streetscapes that form the principal gateways to downtown Rifle.

The public is invited to give their input.

The meetings will be held at Rifle City Hall, 202 Railroad Ave.

– Monday, May 18: 3-7 p.m.

– Tuesday, May 19: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

– Wednesday, May 20: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Additional project meetings will be on:

– Monday, May 18: 7 p.m. Information meeting on the project.

– Wednesday, May 20: 3:30 p.m. Summary meeting of the input.

For more information, visit http://www.riflegateway.com or contact Dick Deussen with the city of Rifle at 625-6283 or ddeussen@rifleco.org.


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