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Glenwood Springs Adventure Park has announced the winners of a contest to name four new attractions ” a giant swing, zip line, climbing wall, and the first alpine coaster in the United States.

Out of 450 entries, Coloradans submitted all the winning names.

Two people submitted the same winning name for the alpine coaster, and two people submitted the same winning name for the giant swing. Six prizes are being awarded.



Congratulations to the winners: Ginny Saliman, of New Castle, and Kenneth Damron, of Grand Junction, for Canyon Flyer (the alpine coaster); Jon Banks, of Glenwood Springs, for Alpine Rush (zip line); Dee Warner, of Manitou Springs, and Nancy MacGregor, of Rifle, for Swing Shot (giant swing); and Jim Pezoldt, of Colorado Springs, for Doc’s Rock (climbing wall).

The new attractions, plus a new 90-minute cave tour, will open to the public Memorial Day weekend, with the cooperation of construction and weather.



To celebrate See America Week, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is sponsoring a Tourism Treasure Hunt Thursday and Friday, May 12-13. Pick up the list of clues at GSCRA at 1102 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs.

Participants will seek out answers at participating retailers, activity-oriented businesses, restaurants and lodges. Many businesses will give out freebies and discounts to all Treasure Hunt players.

Find 10 out of 20 treasures for a chance to win either a spa weekend or an adventure-filled weekend for two. Complete and turn in the form by noon on Friday, May 13 at GSCRA, or bring it to the Explore Glenwood ” Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Information: GSCRA, 945-6589.

The Mount Sopris Historical Society welcomes volunteers to participate in local projects and events, including opening the new museum.

Information: Toni, 963-1940.

Laurie Loeb and Rhythms of the Heart will present a beginning and intermediate doumbek workshop from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Missouri Heights School on Road 102 north of Carbondale. Doumbeks will be available for rent or sale.

Information: 963-2798.

The inaugural Special Olympics Aquatics Exhibition is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, with opening ceremonies at the Glenwood Springs Community Center Pool. Information: 384-6300.


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