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Colorado Department of Transportation crews will stripe three short sections in Glenwood Springs in the late morning to early afternoon today. Crews will stripe the dotted extension line from the Grand Avenue bridge to Sixth Street, stopping traffic only long enough to pull the stripe truck through the intersection and set cones to protect the wet paint. Crews will also stripe a short section on the westbound I-70 off-ramp at exit 114; a short section on US 6 eastbound, approaching the north roundabout; and a short section in the north roundabout (and possibly similar striping on the south roundabout). The intent of the roundabout striping is to emphasize proper traffic movements, particularly for those traveling in the right (outside) lanes. A double white line (indicating do not cross over) will replace a skip line, and a sign will also be placed within the next month stating right lane must turn right.There should be minimal delays for the traveling public throughout the midday project.

Explore the fields, wetlands and riverfront of Emma Open Space by bike from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 21. Meet at the Basalt Post Office parking lot and bring your bike or borrow one from Ajax Bike & Sport. Kelly Wood of the Colorado Division of Wildlife and staff from the Roaring Fork Conservancy will lead this family-friendly bike tour. Please dress appropriately; the event will happen rain or shine. Biking Emma Open Space is free and open to the public; however, space is limited, and reservations are required. Please call (970) 927-1290 to register. Sponsored by Roaring Fork Conservancy and Pitkin County Open Space & Trails.

Downtown businesses are invited to attend a meeting with the city of Glenwood Springs to discuss streetscape amenities and beautification opportunities at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, in the council chambers at Glenwood Springs City Hall, 101 W. Eighth St.With the assistance of Design Workshop, the city is preparing a streetscape manual that will guide the style and color of amenities to be placed on downtown public sidewalks and in plazas. These amenities include benches, trash receptacles, flower planters, and bicycle racks. Help is also needed in identifying beautification opportunities for existing and new public spaces. If you are not able to attend, three other meetings will be held to gather comments and ideas. The times and dates of these additional meetings are to be announced.



Auditions for Rock the Boat Theaters next production will be held 6 p.m. June 20 at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. Call for information 319-1735 or 618-3701.


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