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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The city of Glenwood Springs and its wastewater treatment plant contractors will close a critical one-block stretch of Seventh Street from Monday, Oct. 17, through Friday, Oct. 28.

The section to be closed is from the at-grade railroad crossing at Seventh and Pitkin to the railroad underpass, just east of the Eighth Street Bridge over the Roaring Fork.

The closure is needed for Moltz Construction to do utility work for the new sewer lift station currently being constructed in the Seventh Street parking lot.

No vehicular traffic will be allowed through the construction area during this period, essentially cutting off vehicle access from Midland Avenue to downtown Glenwood Springs. Motorists will have to detour to 27th Street or to the far west end of Midland Avenue.

Pedestrians and bicycles will still be able to cross through the construction area.

For information, contact Steve Vanderleest in the Glenwood Springs Engineering Department at 384-6438.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is closing westbound Interstate 70 through the Eisenhower Tunnel Wednesday night for ventilation maintenance and testing.

The closure is set to occur for about four hours, from 10 p.m. on Wednesday until 2 a.m. on Thursday morning. All westbound traffic will have to exit I-70 and use U.S. 6 over Loveland Pass, returning to I-70 at Silverthorne.

If adverse weather is expected to impact travel over Loveland Pass, CDOT will reschedule the testing for the following night during the same hours and distribute an updated advisory.

Traffic information about this or other CDOT projects is on the cotrip.org website or by calling 511.

To receive project updates via e-mail, visit http://www.coloradodot.info and click on the cell-phone icon in the upper right corner. The link goes to a list of items users can subscribe to, including I-70 West, Denver to Glenwood Springs.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The 25th annual Issues and Answers Forum in advance of the 2011 election is set for 6 p.m. on Thursday at Glenwood Springs City Hall.

Invited to participate are candidates running for three Roaring Fork School Board seats and four Colorado Mountain College trustee seats.

Since no official committees have been formed in opposition to the Roaring Fork School District ballot question 3E, a representative from the committee in support will give a brief statement and participate in the question and answer portion.

Representatives for the committees in favor of and in opposition to the statewide Proposition 103 have also been invited.

The public is invited to attend, and the forum will be broadcast live on Cable Channel 10.

Ron Milhorn, news director of Colorado West Broadcasting/KMTS Radio, will moderate. A media panel will submit questions, and questions from the audience will be accepted. League of Women Voters format will be used.

The event is hosted by the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and co-sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Cable Channel 10, Colorado West Broadcasting (KMTS) and State Farm Insurance agents Jeff Leonard and Dee McCown.

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