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The Glenwood Springs Noon Rotary Club broke ground on its new fundraising project, a spec home under construction at Four Mile Ranch on Four Mile Road in Glenwood Springs. Several Rotary members and local community members were in attendance, taking part in marking this important milestone of the project. The House That Rotary Built is a unique fundraiser in which a house will be built by professional contractors who have donated services or provided significant discounts for the cause, enabling the club to build and complete the house at a lower cost than other homes in the area. American National Bank in Glenwood Springs began the project by providing a no-interest construction loan. Upon completion, an open house celebration will be held to showcase each companys contributions and allow interested buyers the opportunity to tour and meet the partners involved. The house will then be sold on the open market, and all profits the Rotary Club receives after the cost of materials and labor will be donated to nonprofit organizations and projects.

The Historic Redstone Castle is reopening for tours Saturday, May 24. Tours will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Fridays through Mondays for the summer season. Tickets are available in Redstone at Tiffanys, General Store and Crystal Club Caf. For more information, call 963-9656.

University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson will visit Glenwood Springs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Beau Jos at Buffalo Valley, 3637 Highway 82 to meet with higher education supporters and underscore how CU is contributing to Colorados economic well-being. The visit is part of the presidents first summer outreach tour, which will take him to Colorado communities across the state.During his community visits, the president will share his vision for CU, thank university donors for years of support and detail the many reasons higher education is a good investment for Colorado. Benson also will discuss how CU educates many of the states teachers, lawyers, doctors and nurses, and illustrate how the university stimulates Colorados economy through job creation, business startups and tourism.Benson will meet with members of the public during his visit to Glenwood Springs. There will be a public/community reception open to all Glenwood Springs residents. Participants please RSVP to 1-800-228-4357 or to

The Glenwood Springs Community Centers gymnasium will be closed for floor refinishing June 2-8. The floor will be sanded and refinished using a low-odor waterborne wood sport floor finish. For questions please call 384-6301.

Law enforcement agencies around the state will be out in full force over the Memorial Day Weekend to mark the unofficial start to summer DUI enforcement efforts. Fifty-two local agencies and the Colorado State Patrol will be increasing DUI patrols, saturation patrols and holding sobriety checkpoints over the weekend. The Memorial Day Weekend enforcement period begins at 6 p.m. Friday, May 23, and ends at 3 a.m. Tuesday, May 27.

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