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Carbondale’s town board, at its Tuesday meeting, approved an interim policy to deal with “sandwich-board” style business signs that have proliferated around town.

The new policy allows one sandwich board sign per business to be placed on the lot where the business is located. Businesses with Main Street frontage may place a sign on the sidewalk directly in front of the business.

Businesses with an off-street entrance may place signs on the nearest public right-of-way. Signs must be taken down during non-business hours.



Signs can also be no bigger than six square feet, and may not interfere with pedestrian routes or obstruct views at vehicle intersections.

The new rules will be in place until a more formal ordinance or revisions to the town’s sign code related to sandwich-board signs can be drafted and considered by town trustees.



SILT, Colorado – Final paving at the intersection of Highway 6 and Miller Lane (County Road 227) will run from Tuesday, Aug. 23 through Thursday, Aug. 25. The intersection will be closed to traffic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Alternate routes around the construction area will be from the east: Take 1st Avenue in Silt north to Silt Mesa Road (County Road 233), turn west to Peterson Lane (County Road 223) and then south back to Highway 6.

Heading from Rifle east on Highway 6 turn north on Peterson Road to Silt Mesa Road (County Road 223) then east to First Avenue (CR 231) and south back to Highway 6.

Travelers through this area could encounter up to 10-minute delays with speed reductions down to 35 mph.

Suggested alternate routes would be to travel Interstate 70 between Rifle and Silt to avoid the construction area altogether.

Local traffic from the construction area can detour on Ukele Lane (County Road 229) to Antonelli Lane (County Road 216) and north from the intersection with Miller Lane to County Road 233, from this point west to Peterson Lane (County Road 223) turning south back to Highway 6, then west to Rifle or east to First Avenue in Silt.

The Carbondale town board has extended its moratorium on new medical marijuana businesses until July 2012, in order to be consistent with the state of Colorado’s moratorium until that same time.

“This is consistent with the current state moratorium and will allow the town to adapt to maintain consistency with state regulations as to the processing, review and licensing of new medical marijuana facilities,” reads a staff memo to the town board.

The board voted 6-0 at an Aug. 16 meeting to extend the moratorium. Existing medical marijuana-related businesses are also now under new licensing and zoning regulations approved by the town board earlier this year.

ASPEN, Colorado (AP) – A Woody Creek man faces charges of menacing and criminal mischief after he allegedly rammed his truck repeatedly into another vehicle in a dispute over trespassing.

A Pitkin County deputy said 50-year-old Chad McIntyre was arrested after the victim called police. McIntyre was also accused of driving under the influence and posted an $8,500 bond Wednesday.

The victim told police he was looking for the Red Canyon trailhead when he got lost and McIntyre began ramming his vehicle.


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