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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Are you a seller trying to sell your home in Glenwood Springs?

You need to know the city of Glenwood Springs has a town ordinance that does not allow open house signs directing the consumers also known as buyers to your home. You are only allowed one sign in front of your home.

Realtors do not abandon their expensive open house signs to become a public nuisance like garage sale, political and work from home signs.

I had been under the impression the City Council had amended the ordinance to allow two directional signs. This has not happened as many Realtors and sellers found out on Saturday, Oct. 31, while participating in the Showcase Tour of homes sponsored by First National Bank.

I apologize to the police who were doing their job as I was, and anyone who needed a police officer that morning if they were delayed, because they were picking up my signs and some of my fellow Realtors’ signs.

The Realtors who participated on the showcase tour in Rifle and Carbondale did not have any of their signs confiscated.

I urge the city of Glenwood Springs City Council to amend this ordinance. If you were selling your home, wouldn’t you like the public to know how to find your open house?

I would like to thank First National Bank for all their hard work organizing this event and all of the sellers who took the time to clean their homes and leave for three hours. The sellers are the ones who are really hurt by this ordinance.


Jeanne Casey

New Castle

The most encouraging news that came out of the Thompson Divide meeting held in Carbondale this past Thursday night was that several other communities in other states were successful in protecting their landscapes and wilderness areas from gas drilling. Is it impossible to stop gas drilling? No! But we need your help.

The Thompson Creek Coalition was formed to prevent oil and gas development in the Thompson Divide area (200,000 plus acres), including Thompson and Four Mile creek watersheds, Muddy Basin, Coal Basin and the headwaters of East Divide Creek. The Thompson Creek Coalition on its website,, so aptly states, “This landscape is our home – it’s the backyard that we play in, the skyline of our sunsets, the forest that filters our air and provides habitat for the wildlife we coexist with. It’s the headwaters of several watersheds that supply the clean water we drink and use for agriculture. And it’s the direct source of the livelihood of most of the ranching families in our area, and indirectly sustains the economies and well-being of Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Redstone and other communities.”

We were informed during the meeting that there is enough gas in this area to power all of the United States vehicles for 34 hours. That’s right, just 34 hours. And for 34 hours, they will threaten the water, lands, forests and wildlife in the Thompson Divide area and spoil our view planes. Anyone who has driven the I-70 corridor west of Glenwood Springs knows what is in store for us if we do not act now. You do not witness the true destruction of land these gas companies cause unless you visit the area or view it from the air. I always looked forward to the drive to Grand Junction for the scenery it provided. Not so much anymore.

Please visit and get involved by writing your congressman and senators at their addresses listed on the site.

Richard T. Walker


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