News Briefs, 9/13
New optimist club formingOptimist Club International is working with community leaders in Garfield County to start a local club.An information meeting will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hotel Colorado. Motivational speaker Ron Cisco of Denver will be the guest speaker. The meeting is free and open to the public. An all-inclusive dinner is available for $25 per person.An Optimist Club needs at least 25 members to start. Businesses are encouraged to sponsor at least one employee.For more information to or to RSVP for the meeting, call John Hines at 945-5193.1-70 work continuesThe Colorado Department of Transportation is replacing concrete slabs in about 24 different places on Interstate 70 between Silt and Rifle. The work involves removal and replacement of concrete sections in both east and westbound lanes along the 10-mile stretch, and is scheduled for completion in mid-December.Crews will begin at the west Rifle interchange (milepost 87) and will be in that area for about three weeks. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane, and traffic slowing should be expected, especially during rush hours.This project was contracted to BTE of Glenwood Springs for $1.7 million.Airport committee is hosting open houseThe city of Glenwood Springs Airport Committee will have an Open House from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the municipal airport, 1172 Airport Center Road, on Sept. 25.There will be complimentary doughnuts and beverages, but a larger breakfast will be available from 8-10 a.m. for a nominal fee.Pilots will be flying from various locations. There will be drawings for prizes at noon, including flight introduction trips; $10 flights over the Roaring Fork Valley; a day’s admission for two to the Hot Springs Pool; a tram ride and cavern tour for four; a room with a brew at the Hotel Denver, and others.This will be a chance for the public to meet the committee and pilots.For more information, contact Dick Weinberg, 945-3073.
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