Tuesday, April 22, is Earth Day. This year, join millions of people and celebrate a car-free day on Earth Day. Ride the bus, save the Earth and win fantastic prizes.All day long, riders can get a free raffle ticket on RFTA’s Aspen, Valley and Grand Hogback bus service and Ride Glenwood in Glenwood Springs. Listen for winning numbers on KSPN, KKCH, KNFO and KTUN or go online to http://www.kspnradio.com.Prizes include a round-trip coach seating for two on Amtrak’s California Zephyr from Glenwood Springs to San Francisco. Win CDs, books, DVDs, a Boeri Ski Helmet, Domino’s pizza and more for your conservation efforts.Another Earth Day event is a poster contest for kids.An invitation has been sent to all sixth-graders from Aspen to Parachute to enter a poster contest with the theme “buses are superheroes.” The winning poster will be published in a newspaper advertisement on Earth Day. Posters must be received by April 17. Completed posters must be mailed to: RFTA, P.O. Box 1270, Carbondale, CO 81623. Posters must be on white, 8 1/2 by-11-inch paper. They may be in color or black and white.
The Grand Hogback service will have two changes starting Monday, April 14. The four daily trips between Glenwood Springs and Rifle will start or stop at the Glenwood Mall, rather than traveling all the way through Glenwood Springs.The time saved will allow an extra 7:07 p.m. bus to run from the Glenwood Mall to Rifle. April 15 marks the one-year anniversary for RFTA bus service from Rifle to Glenwood Springs. Representatives from RFTA will give an update to the Silt Board of Trustees at 7 p.m. on April 14, to the New Castle Town Council at 7:30 p.m. on April 15 and to the Rifle City Council at 7 p.m. on April 16.
Glenwood Springs Electric Department will be pulling fiber in the 800 block of Grand-Cooper alley and working on the shoulder up Four Mile.There will be construction on the west wing street pedestrian mall adjacent to the Grand Avenue Bridge.
From 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14, through 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, the Rio Grande Pedestrian bridge will be erected over State Highway 82 at milepost 24.8, about one mile south of Basalt and north of Snowmass Canyon.State Highway 82 will have one lane of traffic in both directions through the work zone during that time.Motorists can expect stops of up to 10 minutes from 6:30 to 10 p.m. and stops up to 20 minutes between 10 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. Cathy Tuttle is with Tuttle Marketing and is the RFTA/City of Glenwood Transportation Marketing Alliance manager/consultant. For information call 384-6427 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. This column will appear every Monday to explain how each person in our community can make a difference in our quality of life. Transportation Responsibility & You – one day at a time, one trip at a time.
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Roaring Fork Schools were represented by robotics teams at the FIRST LEGO League state competition Dec. 7 in Denve from Glenwood Springs Middle School and Basalt Middle School.