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The Glenwood Canyon bike path has been covered in places by high water, which reportedly now is two feet in some areas, and the Colorado Department of Transportation has closed a second section, between Bair Ranch and the trailhead at Siloam Springs (mile point 132).

Still in place is the temporary closure between Shoshone Power Plant and Hanging Lake Rest Area.

The path had opened for the season on April 20 just east of Glenwood Springs, from mile marker 116.8 to mile marker 131.

The public will be notified when the bike path is opened for its entire length, according to CDOT.

The Midland Avenue Traffic Calming project was completed Thursday evening, and the road is again reopened to traffic in both directions.

The project was scheduled for completion on May 18; however, a water main was ruptured, though not by the construction, and that caused the delay in the road being reopened when scheduled.

Noble Energy Inc. has given Mesa State College $100,000 to help defray the costs of two academic programs designed to meet the needs of the energy industry.

The donation will help support the college’s new construction management program and the landman/energy management concentration within the business administration program.

“We are very pleased and excited about this partnership,” said Mesa State College President Tim Foster. “These programs were designed and implemented as a direct result of input from industry. Noble Energy has been at the table to help with the development, which we very much appreciate. Now they are also stepping up to support the programs financially and to help us make those programs successful.”

In recognition of the gift, Mesa State will name a new lab in the soon-to-be renovated science building the Noble Energy Geology Lab.

Noble, which was founded in 1932, is one of several companies that have been active in the oil and gas boom on Colorado’s Western Slope.

Mountain Family Health Center in Glenwood Springs will send a “service team” to area businesses, churches and other organizations to help prepare applications for Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), which provide health services to pregnant women and children under the age of 19.

Applications will be filled out and submitted on-site for qualified applicants. Once approved, participants will get a letter with a Medicaid or CHP number, which may be used at any doctor’s office, pharmacy or hospital for 30 days while awaiting final approval.

To schedule on-site application, please call Janice Caro at 945-2840, ext. 214.

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