Local News Briefs
A second scheduled foreclosure date for the Roaring Fork Lodge property in Glenwood Springs was continued at the request of the lender, from Wednesday’s trustee sale until Dec. 9, according to Bob Slade, deputy public trustee for Garfield County.The Roaring Fork Lodge is a planned 106-room hotel and 40-unit luxury condominium project that was approved by the city of Glenwood Springs to be built at the former Sunlight Racquet Club site on the corner of Midland Avenue and 27th Street.In May of this year, Alpine Bank filed foreclosure papers against Roaring Fork Lodge LLC on nearly $3.3 million in loans used for purchase of the lodge property, as well as another property on nearby Hagar Lane which was to be used to fulfill the project’s affordable housing requirements.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Center for Disease Control are warning the public of an Internet scam involving a supposed “state vaccination program.”The two agencies have gotten reports of bogus e-mails advising people to set up a “vaccination profile” by responding to the message, a method known as “phishing.”There is no such profile system, the CDC has reported, and the e-mails seem designed to provide scammers with data that could result in identity theft or a viral cyber attack, according to the CBI. The public is advised to avoid following unsolicited links, or opening or responding to unsolicited e-mail messages, and to generally be wary when asked to post personal information online.
The Garfield Re-2 School Board met for a special session to reorganize after the Nov. 3 election.Re-elected as school board president was Jay Rickstrew of Rifle. Rickstrew was first elected to the board in 2003 and has served as board president since 2005. Elected as vice president of the board was Scott Doherty of New Castle, who was first elected to the board in 2007. And, elected as the board secretary was Chris Pearson of Rifle, who was first elected to the board in 2007.Brad Moss, who was re-elected to a second term Nov. 3, was re-elected as treasurer.This was the first meeting for Lee Krauth of New Castle, who joined the board after his successful election campaign in November, defeating Elyse Hutchinson.The next regularly scheduled Garfield Re-2 school board meeting will be Dec. 7 at 5 p.m., at Elk Creek Elementary School.
Join us for a fun free afternoon at Community Appreciation Day at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, Saturday, Dec. 5th from noon to 5 p.m. Pool, Climbing Wall, Gym and Cardio Balcony will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Ice skating open from noon to 2:30 p.m., and fitness classes through-out the afternoon. Plus Latin Dance 1 to 2 p.m., BINGO 2:30-3:30 p.m., children’s movies and a visit from Santa as well as the Mac & Cheese Bake Off 1 to 2 p.m. Everything is absolutely free and we will hold a drawing for a yearly membership. For more information call 384-6300 or visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com
Downtown Glenwood Springs will come to life with holiday cheer on Saturday, Dec. 5 with what has become a holiday tradition.A Grand Holiday Celebration returns with a variety of holiday attractions from 4 to 7 p.m.Santa will be listening to children’s wishes for Christmas in Centennial Park at 9th and Grand Avenue starting at 4 p.m. And the big guy’s reindeer will be in the park too. Children can enjoy free reindeer-pulled cart rides. The Mountain Harmony Singers will be caroling in the park and then strolling through the downtown area where Glenwood’s downtown businesses will be staying open late offering evening shopping.Many of the downtown businesses will offer unique items that can only be found in Glenwood Springs and the surrounding area.The Frontier Historical Museum, located at 1001 Colorado Avenue, will be hosting an open house for locals and visitors. Christmas trees decorated by local businesses will be displayed in the historical rooms of the museum, from 4 to 7 p.m.
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