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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The new Glenwood Springs parking structure at Ninth and Cooper will partially open at 5 p.m. Wednesday with 25 spaces on the structure’s upper level, according to Dave Betley, assistant director of public works for Glenwood Springs.

Motorists can access the upper level of the garage at the south end of the structure site by taking 10th Street east off of Grand Avenue, and turning north onto the one-way block of Cooper Avenue.

A joint project of the city of Glenwood Springs and the Glenwood Springs Downtown Development Authority, the $4 million, 149-space parking structure has been under construction since June.

The complete opening of the structure will be phased over the next two months, as construction continues. The full upper level will open in mid-December, with a total of 76 spaces, and the lower level, with 73 spaces, is anticipated to be completed and opened in mid-January.

In observance of Thanksgiving, many state and county government offices will be closed on Thursday.

State driver’s license offices, the department of Public Health and Environment’s vital records office, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Service Centers and administrative offices for executive branch departments will be among the facilities closed Thursday. They will reopen for business on Friday.

Colorado State Parks will be open and staffed on Thursday, but administrative offices and visitor centers will be closed. State troopers will be patrolling the highways, and the Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be working as necessary.

Garfield County offices will close Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday, including administrative offices of elected officials and county departments. The Garfield County Landfill will also close.

Offices serving the community in emergency or 24-hour services will remain open, such as emergency functions of the Sheriff’s Office, the Coroner’s Office and Criminal Justice Services.

The Garfield County Regional Airport will be open for general aviation, although the airport’s administrative offices will be closed.

Information on county meetings and services is always available online at garfield-county.com, and business will continue as normal at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26.

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