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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

I regularly drive Highway 82 from Carbondale to the ski areas, and I have often thought “why doesn’t CDOT synchronize the lights on 82?”

I’m not referring to the total length of the highway, but just the lights that are closely coupled like El Jebel Road/Willits north, Original/Willits south, Basalt/River Road and Harmony Place/Owl Creek. In each case there is a primary and a secondary intersection and they are less than a half mile apart. There is no reason that you should have to stop at a secondary light just after you start up from a primary one.

There is a four-way win if the lights are synchronized: (1) cutting commuting time, (2) reducing pollution, (3) saving fuel and (4) probably improving safety due to less starts and stops. There could be some longer waits for cars entering 82 but the heavier 82 traffic improvement would well outweigh that.

Bob Lucas


Friday night at the Carbondale Clay Center was a magical night. The place was vibrating with such positive energy, excitement and generosity. The exhibit of cups looked so professional and wonderfully displayed. I am writing this letter as a personal and public thank-you to the staff and board at the Clay Center for all their hard work and extraordinary vision and talent. As the co-founder and former director, I have to say that Friday night was one of my happiest moments in the Clay Center, because I was witnessing in action, the two values I have always wanted most for the Clay Center: that it would be a grassroots organization dedicated to building community and promoting excellence in the arts.

I am so grateful to see that happening there. We should do all we can to make sure this wonderful community resource continues to thrive.


Diane Kenney


I’m writing this letter to say congratulations to the Coal Ridge ladies basketball team for making the state basketball tournament. I’m proud of the way they came together as a team. They are a great group of young ladies who represent their school well. The coaching staff of Rick Schmitz and Damon Martinez did a fantastic job.

I believe they should do well at state. They have built up momentum and came together as a team at the right time. Go, Titans!

David Way

New Castle

Did you attend GSES? Do you have a great picture of school that you would like to share on a History Wall? Got a good story to share?

Call Sonya Hemmen at 384-5451. Our goal is to have a Wall of History put together by this year’s 125th Strawberry Days that will also offer an open house to share all the good historical finds to share with everyone.

Sonya Hemmen

proud principal of

Glenwood Springs Elementary School

“Stand By Me” 2009-10

It’s time to pave Cottonwood Pass; what if the rock slide in Glenwood Canyon was twice or three times as bad? It’s time to pave Cottonwood as an alternate route. Where is the shovel ready stimulus money?

Ken W. Heller

Glenwood Springs

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