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Dust in the wind in West Glenwood

Post Independent Writer

Major construction projects like the Glenwood Meadows always have an impact on the community.Recently, Glenwood Springs residents got a look, though a hazy one, at some of that impact when the construction kicked up a dusty cloud that settled over (and eventually on) much of Glenwood. The issue of dust wasn’t entirely unforeseen, but the magnitude may have been. High winds and the dry soil contributed to a problem that resulted in complaints from area residents and forced the cancellation of a tennis tournament at the Community Center. The dust hasn’t been a problem of late – fixed due to better dust control by W.E. O’Neil Construction Co. and/or because of the wetter, less windy weather – but the city of Glenwood Springs needs to be sure to keep a tight rein on the impacts of any major construction in the city. The Glenwood Meadows is not a short-term project. The dirt-moving operation is expected to last 90 days and the project won’t be completed until October 2005.The early stages are the optimal time for the city to set a precedent for the Meadows project and other future projects. Companies working in the area should be made aware that there will be consequences when the community’s health is put at risk.The early stages are the optimal time for the city to set a precedent for the Meadows project and other future projects. Companies working in the area should be made aware that there will be consequences when the community’s health is put at risk.


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