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From 10 p.m. Thursday, May 13, to 5 a.m. Friday, May 14, Interstate 70 traffic between Glenwood Springs Exit 114 and Exit 116 will be detoured along Highway 6 in Glenwood Springs. The detour is to accommodate crews pouring a concrete deck on the new Devereux Road Pedestrian Bridge. For more information, call (970) 379-7134.

Gould Construction, CDOT and the city of Glenwood Springs thanks the traveling public for their patience while we complete this American Reinvestment and Recovery Act-funded project that provides a vital pedestrian link to Two Rivers Park.

The Basalt Town Council at its meeting tonight will consider a recommendation from a citizens’ committee to shorten weekend hours at the Basalt shooting range.

The committee met April 27 to finalize its recommendations. The biggest change advocated by the board is to set the hours of operation on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The range is currently open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

No change was advised for weekdays, when the range is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The resolution from the citizens’ committee to the council said it could consider cutting the hours even further on weekends, if desired. Some Basalt residents have vowed to press for further reductions in hours. Many target shooters don’t want the hours whittled.

The council is expected to forward a recommendation to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, which owns the range. The town government is not attempting to close the facility, Town Manager Bill Kane stressed at the April 27 meeting.

An environmental assessment (EA) performed on the Aspen-Pitkin County runway extension proposal says the county will issue general obligation bonds to fund its share of the project, but that is incorrect, County Manager Hilary Fletcher said Monday.

If the project is approved, Pitkin County would be responsible for nearly $3 million of the $17.5 million project, Fletcher said. It would pay for its share by using cash reserves. There would be no indebtedness, she said.

The EA will be presented at a public open house and hearing Wednesday at the Pitkin County Library. The open house begins at 5:30 p.m. The hearing starts at 6:45 p.m.

Comments may be provided verbally at the hearing, e-mailed to comments@aspenairportplanning.com or written and mailed to the airport administration office at Aspen/Pitkin County Airport; 0223 E. Airport Road; Aspen, CO 81611.

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