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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Garfield County Crime Stoppers is searching for information that will lead to the arrest and or indictment of a suspect involved in the robbery of the Rifle Checkers Auto Parts Store.

On Feb. 24, an armed male entered the Rifle auto parts store and demanded the cash. The subject left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Remain anonymous and earn up to $1,000 by calling 970-945-0101 or visiting http://www.garcocrimestoppers.com and clicking “Report A Tip” Tab.



The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Flatiron Construction will be switching eastbound traffic approaching the rock fall work zone today at 1 p.m. At mile marker 125 – about a half mile from the current work zone – eastbound traffic will be switched to the left (inside) lane to allow crews to make bridge deck repairs in the right lane.

Eastbound traffic will then shift back to the right lane just before Hanging Lake Tunnel, where both east- and westbound traffic utilize the eastbound lanes, separated by a concrete barrier.



Through the entire traffic-switch section and work zone, the speed limit is reduced to 25 mph and there is a 14-foot width restriction. Traffic will remain in this configuration until this deck work is completed. Thank you for going “Slow for the Cone Zone!”

While the Glenwood Canyon bike path should open sometime in April, the section between the Shoshone power plant and Hanging Lake rest area will remain closed for safety until the project is completed, which will be on or before May 15.

Sunlight’s “Clean the Curves” Annual 4-Mile Road Clean-up is Sunday, April 18 at 1 p.m.

Volunteers are invited to help Sunlight Mountain Resort staff and ski patrol clean 4-Mile road from Black Diamond Curve to Sunlight’s parking lot. Volunteers should expect to work for 2 to 3 hours picking up trash and other debris that was discarded along the road over the winter.

This is a great way to get involved with Earth Day which will be observed later in the week. Sodas and pizza will be provided after the road has been cleaned. Volunteers should arrive at 12:30 p.m. to get their assignment and can expect to walk 1.5 to 2 miles along 4-Mile Road.

For questions, please contact Dylan Lewis at 970.947.5156.


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