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James Luttrell, a former mayor of Carbondale in the early 1990s and a longtime local real estate broker, died May 5 in Kingsland, Texas, where he had lived for the past several years with his wife, LoEva. He was 79.

According to an obituary that appeared in the Austin American-Statesman on Tuesday, private services will take place in Texas on Thursday. Burial will be in Carbondale at a later time.

Luttrell was managing broker at the former Roaring Fork Real Estate and Real Estate Corner agencies in the 1980s and ’90s until his retirement in 1997.

He won election to a two-year term as Carbondale mayor, serving from 1992-94. During that time the large golf course and residential development now known as River Valley Ranch won approval from the town.

“He was certainly a great guy,” said Luttrell’s former associate Mike Kennedy, broker/owner at ReMax Mountain West Real Estate. “He had a very calm demeanor and common sense, and he was knowledgable in the real estate business.”

Luttrell is survived by his wife and three sons, two of whom still live in Carbondale. Mark Luttrell is a longtime patrol officer with the Carbondale Police Department, and Paul Luttrell is a longtime staff member with the Carbondale Fire Department. A third son, Bob, lives in Texas.

The Glenwood Canyon bike path east of Glenwood Springs has been closed from the Shoshone Power Plant to Hanging Lake Rest Area due to high water from runoff in the Colorado River.

The Colorado Department of Transportation will advise when the path can be reopened, but it’s possible the path could remain closed through the spring runoff season.

Applications for the 114th annual Strawberry Days Parade are now available at strawberrydaysfestival. com. The three categories include: commercial/business, political candidates and nonprofit/organization. Applications are due June 1.

This year’s “There’s No Place Like Home” parade will feature the traditional Miss Strawberry Days entourage, community floats that never cease to amaze, music and much more. The parade takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18.

For more information, visit strawberrydaysfestival.com or call the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association at (970) 945-6589.

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