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In observance of the Christmas holidays, many offices, libraries and government services will be closed in the coming days.

State government offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, including driver’s license offices, the health department’s vital records office, and administrative offices for executive branch departments.

All Colorado State Parks will be open and staffed on Monday. State troopers will be patrolling the highways, and Department of Transportation maintenance and plowing crews will be working as necessary.

County, city and town government offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26.

On Saturday, Christmas Eve, U.S. Postal Service offices will be open for normal Saturday hours. Post offices will then be closed on Monday, Dec. 26. Post Offices will also be open on Saturday, Dec. 31, and closed on Monday, Jan. 2. With the exception of Express Mail, there will be no delivery on those Mondays.

Also on Saturday, Christmas Eve, all six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closing early at 2 p.m. The libraries will remain closed Sunday, Dec. 25, and Monday, Dec. 26. The libraries will resume normal hours at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27.

Senior lunches are also canceled certain days for the holiday break.

Chat ‘n Chew senior lunches in Glenwood Springs are canceled today and on Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 30.

The Gathering senior lunch in New Castle and at Sunnyside in Glenwood Springs are canceled on Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2.

Rifle Senior Delight senior lunches in Rifle are canceled Tuesday, Dec. 27, Thursday, Dec. 29, and Friday, Dec. 30, for kitchen remodeling.

EAGLE, Colorado – The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office arrested two suspected drug dealers in separate incidents Monday.

Sergio Alfredo Rascon Venegas, 35, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested while delivering two ounces of suspected cocaine with an estimated value of $1,500 to undercover officers in the Dotsero area of Eagle County. He was charged with felony possession and distribution of cocaine and is being held in the Eagle County Jail on a $50,000 bond and an immigration hold due to his illegal immigration status.

In a separate incident, Fredrick Herman Holz, 44, of Gypsum, was arrested after attempting to deliver heroin to undercover officers in Eagle. He was charged with felony possession of cocaine, and possession and attempted distribution of heroin. Holz is being held in the Eagle County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

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