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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado – The Colorado Department of Transportation will host an open house and meeting to share information about the upcoming project to replace the green bridge over the Colorado River on the I-70 Frontage Road in Dotsero.

CDOT is beginning the design phase of this bridge replacement project. The existing structure, built in 1935, is scheduled to be replaced by spring 2014 through the Colorado Bridge Enterprise.

The open house and meeting is set for 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, with a formal presentation from 5:30-6 p.m., at the Eagle County Building, 500 Broadway, Eagle.

For project information, contact project manager Siri Roman at 328-6385 or siri.roman@dot.state.co.us.

RIFLE, Colorado – Incumbents Jonathan Rice and Jay D. Miller retained their seats on the Rifle City Council in Tuesday night’s municipal election, and Richard Carter will join the group as a new face. There were three open seats with four candidates vying for the positions.

The election had a low turnout, with only 655 verified ballots turned in out of 2,649 mailed out – a 24.7 percent return.

Rice got the highest number of votes with 525, followed by Miller at 471, and Carter at 429.

The fourth candidate, Wilma Paddock, received 358 votes.

The new candidates will serve a four-year term and will be officially sworn in at a reorganizational city meeting on Monday, Sept. 19, at Rifle City Hall.

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