Local News Briefs
The Forest Service announced Tuesday that the Hanging Lake Trail project will begin on Monday, May 3.
That means the trail will be open through the weekend. Work was to begin on Saturday, but was pushed back to Monday. A barricade will be put up at the bottom of the trail Monday morning.
Replacing the boardwalk at the lake will be the main part of the project. A retaining wall will also be constructed to help divert sediment from draining into the lake. The trail will be closed from May 3 to Aug. 1. A second closure will be in September to work on the trail and switchbacks.
A Glenwood Springs man who was involved in a single-car crash on April 12 died on April 21.
According to a Colorado State Patrol news release issued Tuesday, David Whiddon, 68, was initially transported to Grand River Medical Center but was later moved to St. Mary’s in Grand Junction.
The rollover accident occurred near Rulison. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. However, speed and alcohol are not considered factors. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
The Colorado State Patrol, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, and Burning Mountains Fire responded to the scene.
Local hospitals and emergency responders will participate in a full-scale emergency drill simulating and accident on Highway 82 involving hazardous materials. The drill will take place on Thursday, April 29, between 10 and 11 a.m. at the Highway 82 and El Jebel intersection to test multi-jurisdictional response and use of portable decontamination units. The drill is not expected to significantly slow traffic although commuters are advised to slow down when approaching the intersection.
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