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Glenwood Springs City buildings will be closed this Friday, Oct. 2 for the third scheduled furlough day for administration and employees.

City administration decided in July that city administrators would have three furlough days, with regular employees taking two furlough days through the end of the year, in an attempt to save the city money. It’s expected that the city can save up to $40,000 per furlough day.

The first furlough day for administration was Aug. 14, while the first day for both administration and staff was Sept. 4.



Friday is expected to be the last furlough day of the year, and no additional days are planned as of Wednesday, according to City Clerk Robin Unsworth.

Essential personnel such as Glenwood fire, police, and a few other essential city positions will remain on duty Friday.



The Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company received two medals at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival.

The local brewery won a gold medal for its Cardiff Double Brown Ale, and a bronze medal for its Carbonator Dopplebock Lager.

Both beers have earned medals in previous competitions, with the Cardiff winning a bronze medal in 2001, and the Carbonator winning a silver medal at the 2004 World Beer Cup.

Brewers at Glenwood Canyon are Ken Jones, Chip Holland and Chuck Campagna. Todd Malloy from the Rifle Brewing Company also lent a hand.

The festival, the largest national beer competition in the United States, had 78 categories with a field of 3,308 entries from 495 breweries nation wide.

Beau Jo’s Pizza at Buffalo Valley is diversifying. The local pizza place has been purchased by a new management company, BV Hospitality, and will be adding a sports bar to the establishment.

According to BV Hospitality co-owner Jack Harris, he and his partner Kurt Fischer are currently reconfiguring the establishment where upon entrance, patrons can either go to the Beau Jo’s Pizza on the right, or the new Buffalo Valley Sports Bar to the left.

While the pair plan to keep the Beau Jo’s menu in tact, the sports bar will offer more variety of entrees focusing on fresh, scratch prepared foods, including items like prime rib.

In addition to a great venue to watch sports, the restaurant will have live bands and special events.

Harris said that remodeling is currently underway but the restaurant remains open. He said that he expects the sport bar to be open sometime in October.


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