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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD CANYON, Colorado – The Hanging Lake Trail and Hanging Lake Rest Area will be closed this Saturday and Sunday for volunteer trail work by the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.

About 100 volunteers will assist the White River National Forest with trail maintenance and reconstruction.

They’ll install rock steps and reconstruct stone retaining walls to stabilize the trail tread and manage water movement across the trail. Experienced crew leaders trained by the two organizations will be supervising the project, along with local Forest Service trails staff.

The crews will be working with hand tools to position large boulders to build steps and retaining walls. This work would pose a considerable safety threat to hikers trying to pass through the work sites along the trail.

“We hope the public will understand and appreciate our concern for public safety as well as the safety of the volunteers who will be assisting us. By closing the trail, we hope to minimize the number of distractions, allowing the volunteers to accomplish their work safely and make the most use of their time and energy,” said Eagle/Holy Cross District Ranger Dave Neely.

The Downtown Market held its sixth soup contest on Tuesday. Winners were selected by a panel of food judges as well as by popular vote.

The judges were Bob Fullerton of Desert Sky Catering, Dan Weis of Breakfast in America and home chef Mike McCallum. Their criteria were taste, texture, appearance and uniqueness.

The food judges’ choices were: first, The Pullman, Buttered Popcorn Lobster Bisque; second, Juicy Lucy’s, Mexican Corn Chowder; and third, Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co., Tortilla Soup.

The people’s choice awards were: first, Riviera Restaurant, Butternut Squash Soup; second, a tie between The Pullman (Buttered Popcorn Lobster Bisque) and Juicy Lucy’s (Mexican Corn Chowder); and third, Haute Plate Bistro, Kickin’ Boomer Bisque.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Defiance Thrift Store has now moved into its new location at 2412 S. Glen Ave., a few doors north from the old location. The selection of treasures, clothing, and housewares changes daily.

There is limited parking, so please be careful when entering and exiting the Defiance parking lot.

Next week, The Defiance Thrift Store will change its hours of operation to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sundays and Mondays.

Donations are accepted through the front door during business hours only and are tax-deductible. There is no after-hour donation receptacle and please, no dumping of mattresses, large furniture, broken and dirty items, trash, and large old TV’s. Violators could be ticketed.

Those who donate and purchase items at The Defiance Thrift Store help the Family Visitor Program and LIFT-UP’s food pantry, in addition to providing local jobs.

Volunteering at The Defiance Thrift Store counts for serving community service hours.

Find The Defiance Thrift Shop on Facebook or call 945-0234.

Pat Chlouber of Leadville has announced she will run for the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees District 6 seat in the Nov. 1 election. The board is comprised of seven representatives from the counties CMC serves.

Chlouber is a former teacher, local school board member and a member and chair of the state board of education. She served on the National Association of State Boards and as a six-state regional representative for the U.S. Department of Education.

Most recently, Chlouber was appointed by Gov. Hickenlooper to the Colorado Charter School Institute board.

“I’ve had many wonderful opportunities to serve nationally and statewide, however my heart is here in the mountains and I believe I can be a caring and committed voice for the people of District 6 as a CMC Trustee,” she said.

Chlouber was a member of the CMC-Timberline Campus Campaign Cabinet in 2010 for the CMC Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center, the newest building on the Timberline Campus.

She is married to former state Sen. Ken Chlouber.

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