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Garfield County Salvation Army gets new operations managerThe Garfield County Salvation Army named Micaela Johns its new operations manager.Johns, who started working in September, brings a wealth of experience with local nonprofit organizations, having worked with LIFT-UP, the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and Colorado Mountain College. She is pursuing a degree in nonprofit management from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt.Johns administers assistance to the community from the lower level of the Glenwood Springs Mennonite Church at 2306 Blake Avenue, with office hours from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays. She can be reached at 945-6976, or 948-5821.BLM accepting commentson horse rental permitThe Bureau of Land Management Glenwood Springs field office is accepting comments on a new application for a commercial Special Recreation Permit for horse rental on BLM public lands. The applicant, Van Pelt Livestock LLC, is applying for an SRP for commercial horse rental and delivery at several identified locations on BLM-managed public lands within the Glenwood Springs Resource Area.Comments regarding this proposed commercial use will be accepted until Dec. 6. Comments can be sent to the BLM Glenwood Springs field office at 50629 Highway 6 & 24, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. For further information, please contact Kay Hopkins at (970) 947-2812 or email@example.com.Anglers’ input welcomeat Division of Wildlife roundtableArea anglers soon will get a chance to sound off. The Colorado Division of Wildlife will hold a roundtable in Glenwood Springs at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the First Choice Inn in West Glenwood. Members of the public, especially those who fish in the area, are welcome to attend the meeting and provide input.The Colorado Wildlife Commission reviews statewide fishing regulations every five years. While emergency changes can be made at any time, the five-year fishing regulation process is the best opportunity for anglers to have input on fishing regulations. A series of public meetings is being set up across the state through the end of December to solicit public comments on existing and proposed regulations. Comments and suggestions from those meeting will be compiled for an initial presentation in front of the wildlife commission in March, 2005. Additional meetings may be held to gather comments on draft regulations during the summer 2005 with final approval expected from the Wildlife Commission in September, 2005. Members of the public are invited to attend the Glenwood Springs angler roundtable to provide feedback as the DOW begins this important process.CMC vice presidentsteps down to move upColorado Mountain College vice president David Borofsky resigned to become president of Bates Technical College, a two-year school in Tacoma, Wash.Borofsky’s last day at CMC is today. He leaves after overseeing improvements at the Timberline Campus in Leadville, where he was campus dean; ironing out concerns over a new campus in Edwards as campus dean at Vail, and stepping in as vice president while the college made the transition from one president to another.”Probably the thing I’m happiest about is the relationships I had with people here,” Borofsky said in a press release. “There are some wonderful people at this college, and they work really hard and they really care about students. That’s what we’re all about. If we’re not interested in students, we shouldn’t be in this job.”Borofsky came to CMC in January 2000 from Boulder, where he was president of the campus of the proprietary school Education America. He spent about two years at Leadville, in charge of the highest (10,152 feet above sea level) college campus in the country, which specializes in environmental and outdoor education.- Compiled from staff reports
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Interstate 70 is closed in both directions between the Glenwood Springs and No Name exits because of a crash, a Garfield County alert sent shortly before 10:30 p.m. states.