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Post Independent staff reports
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Streets in downtown Carbondale, including part of Main, will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. today for the Rocky Mountain Omnium criterium bicycle race.

The races will be from 8:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Main Street and Colorado Avenue will be closed between Seventh and Third streets during the event, according to event organizers. The closure also includes the one-block sections of Third and Seventh that are part of the circuit course.

Any cars parked on the street within the closure area on Saturday morning will be towed.

The alley behind the Dinkel Building will be open for business access, and the U.S. Post Office building will be accessible. Pedestrians may cross the street during the race but should watch out for racers. Race workers will be directing traffic through the area.

Garfield County Commissioner John Martin has been appointed to the post of second vice president of the Western Interstate Region, an affiliate of the National Association of Counties.

According to the WIR’s bylaws, Martin’s appointment means that he will join the organization’s executive committee, which oversees the meetings and conferences of the WIR.

The WIR’s main focus, according to the NACo County News, is on “issues held in common by states with vast amounts of federally owned land.”

Garfield County contains approximately 1.2 million acres of federally owned lands.

The WIR membership is made up of county commissioners from 15 states, including the Rocky Mountain states as well as North and South Dakota.

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