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Just when you thought you’d had your last farm fresh tomato, the Glenwood Farmer’s Market has announced it will be open for the next three Saturdays, weather permitting.

The market, which takes place at the Rite Aid parking lot at 14th and Grand Avenue, will be holding its traditional “Customer Appreciation Day” on Oct. 30, starting around 8:30 a.m., with free tastes of apple cider, fresh soups and other edibles.

Organizers say there is still a good selection of late-season veggies, including tomatoes, squashes, pumpkins and some fruits, as well as fresh jerky, fresh breads and locally grown meats.

The following two Saturdays, Nov. 6 and 13, organizers plan to run the market with as many vendors as have produce to sell.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has closed Independence Pass for the season. The pass was temporarily closed on Monday, Oct. 25, due to the snowfall, adverse conditions and the winter storm forecasts. This closure includes the area from just east of Aspen to west of Twin Lakes, approximately 18 miles.

A reopening of the pass following the storm was determined not to be feasible and safe, so it will remain closed (the pass’s regularly scheduled seasonal closure is Nov. 7 each year).

Motorists are encouraged to check CDOT’s traveler information site at http://www.cotrip.org, before heading out in winter conditions. For road condition information, the public may also call 511 from anywhere in the state.

The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 78 local law enforcement agencies will work overtime across the state on Halloween weekend, as part of an effort to hold the lid on drunk driving.

The Halloween “Heat Is On” DUI enforcement will begin at 6 p.m. tonight and continue through 3 a.m. on Nov. 1. Increased patrols, saturation patrols and at least one sobriety checkpoint are planned.

In 2009, 357 drivers were arrested for DUI during Halloween enforcement, when Halloween fell on a Saturday. This year Halloween is on Sunday.

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