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Ceremonies and receptions for the annual Trees of Hospice program will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. tonight at the Valley View Hospital lobby and from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Grand River Medical Center in Rifle. At both locations, a Loving Tree has been put up by Home Care and Hospice of the Valley and decorated with handmade ornaments. Those who wish to make a donation in remembrance of a loved one will receive one of these ornaments as a keepsake. For more information call 927-6650.

SILT, Colorado – Starting Dec. 1, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will close some roads to vehicles, according to an announcement from the agency’s Colorado River Valley Field Office.

The annual winter road closures are to protect critical big game winter range and prevent road damage, according to BLM.



Seasonal gate closures will be in effect through April 30 on East Elk Creek in Garfield County, and on Light Hill and the Crown in Pitkin County. These areas remain open to non-motorized recreation.

The lower gate at Transfer Trail in west Glenwood will also be closed starting today to maintain snow conditions for snowmobiling.



For information or to report violations in these areas, call the BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office in Silt at 876-9000.


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