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The recall election for District Attorney Colleen Truden in the 9th Judicial District will be held Tuesday, Dec. 13. The 9th Judicial District includes Garfield, Pitkin and Rio Blanco counties.The last day to register to vote in the recall election is Monday, Nov. 14, and the last day to apply for an absentee ballot is Friday, Dec. 9. The last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed is Dec. 6.Voter registration forms and absentee ballots can be downloaded at http://www.garfield-county.com.

Glenwood Springs Police arrested a man Oct. 5 on multiple traffic charges including being a habitual traffic offender, eluding police and child abuse.Roberto Gallardo-Torres, 36, of Glenwood Springs was suspected of speeding on Midland Avenue, going 40 mph in a posted 25-mph zone.After officers contacted Gallardo-Torres, it was learned that he had two outstanding warrants from Garfield County for failure to appear in court and contempt of court for driving under restraint.Gallardo-Torres was also charged with speeding and failure to use a child restraint system. He was taken to Garfield County Jail.

Colorado Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald will be holding a community forum on Tuesday at the Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center from 1-1:45 p.m. in Breckenridge. Fitz-Gerald will provide updates on the past years legislative session, pending legislation, education and economic issues. The public is invited to attend; refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Debbie Devine at (970) 453-6757.



The Carbondale Middle School & High School is celebrating Red Ribbon Week-Drug Awareness in the Community by conducting several related events.Red Ribbon week is in memory of Enrique Camarena, a Special Agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration. The death of this brave man in the fight against drugs in 1985 touched many Americans and led to the foundation of the red ribbon movement.From 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, the movie, Drug Wars, a true story of DEA Special Agent Enrique Camarena will be shown at Roaring Fork High School auditorium.The Army National Guard and the DEA will visit Carbondale Middle School via helicopter at 8:30 a.m. and Roaring Fork High School at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. A demonstration with special guests presenters on drug prevention will be presented to students on school grounds.The event is open to the public.

Construction updatesThe Eighth Street and Midland intersection is now open to traffic. A three-way stop is in place until installation of the traffic signal is complete. Ongoing work may require the periodic closure of one or more lanes, but traffic flow is expected to be maintained with only short delays as necessary. Work remaining to be completed includes the traffic signal and signing, sidewalks, lighting and landscaping.Exit 114 Roundabouts: Construction will continue at the Exit 114 Roundabouts which may require the periodic closure of one or more lanes. Much of the concrete paving has been completed, and traffic is now using the roundabouts. Striping has been installed. Work is continuing on constructing the median islands and installing permanent signing, sidewalks, lighting and landscaping of the roundabouts.



Starting Oct. 30, West Garfield County Landfill will be closed Sundays. Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Carbondale is holding an Energy Extravaganza from 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Carbondale Town Hall. Booths and demonstrations will be open from 4:30-6 p.m., speakers will discuss energy related topics from 6 to 7 p.m., and a brainstorming session will be held from 7-8 p.m. Free food will be served and great energy efficiency door prizes given away as well.


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