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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

BATTLEMENT MESA, Colorado – Do you want to join a group that is fun, interesting and makes a valuable contribution to the community? Would you like to be the first to learn about crime in your neighborhood and law enforcement in your county? There is a special opportunity for you in Battlement Mesa.

Due to departures and retirement of current members, there are a limited number of openings to join the Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary. You will choose your hours of service to fit your lifestyle and needs. You will work with a fine group of people in the patrol car in radio contact with the sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the Battlement Mesa area.

You may want to help with guard duties at the Stone Quarry Elementary School crosswalk, park cars at special events, help direct traffic and be involved in the many other activities available to you through membership.

The auxiliary is self supporting. There are no fees, dues or financial contributions involved. Training is provided by law enforcement professionals at no charge. All that is required is your desire to make Battlement Mesa as safe and secure as possible.

The Auxiliary Office has moved from the Tamarisk location in Saddle Back Area to the Old Firehouse, 1777 South Battlement Parkway. Entrance is at the back, where applications for membership may be obtained.

The office is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon until 2 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone number is (970) 665-0214. The phone number of Bob Campbell, the auxiliary commander, is (970) 210-5931.

PITKIN COUNTY, Colorado – The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Rocksolid Solutions just completed a project to mitigate the potential for rockfall in the Shale Bluffs area near Snowmass Canyon.

Crews have wrapped up work between mile markers 35 and 36, just up-valley from the intersection of Brush Creek Road. The project began in September and the completion date was extended from November to January, due to numerous days caused by adverse weather, as well as some extra mitigation features added to the project by CDOT.

CDOT added 75,000 square feet of wire mesh, which was placed on the slope under the cable netting. The mesh has smaller openings designed to keep smaller rocks and debris from sloughing off the slope, as routinely happened in this area. The project also repaired a damaged concrete retaining wall panel alongside the down-valley lanes.

The project was funded with the following: $1.2 million in FASTER funding (Senate Bill 108 – Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery) and $350,000 from CDOT’s Rockfall Program.

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