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Welcoming Colorado presents a special screening of the new documentary film, “Welcome to Shelbyville.” Change has come to rural Tennessee. Set against the backdrop of a shaky economy, Welcome to Shelbyville takes an intimate look at a southern town as its residents – whites and African Americans, Latinos and Somalis – grapple with their beliefs, their histories and their evolving ways of life. Welcome to Shelbyville is directed and produced by Kim Snyder and executive produced by BeCause Foundation in association with Active Voice.The event will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Ramada Inn & Suites, 124 W. 6th St., in Glenwood Springs. If you would like to learn more about the film and view a trailer visit: http://welcomingcolorado.org.
PARACHUTE, Colorado – After roughly two years, a Garfield County road just west of here was expected to be open late Monday.The board of county commissioners on Monday signed the final agreements enabling the reopening of County Road 306, which was shut down in 2008 after a botched pipeline project by the Noble Energy company.At about the same time, officials learned that the road, which was deeded to the county by rancher Norm Dutton, was never recorded properly on the county’s books. This, along with the fact that the road did not follow the original right of way, precipitated a lengthy series of legal negotiations between the county and the Dutton/Dixon family.This week, the county vacated the old, unused portion of the road, and accepted a deeded right of way for the section of the road that has been in use.”We can have it open in 15 minutes,” said county road and bridge supervisor Marvin Stevens, in response to a question from the commissioners.
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