Looks like they’re starting over in Glenwood Springs. The city’s now taking applications, if you’d like to be part of a new local Arts & Culture Board. There are 7 spots available on that panel, and you have to be a Glenwood or 81601 zip code resident, or own real estate or a business in town. Applications have to be submitted by 5:00 Monday, either online at a link, c-o-g-s dot u-s, slash arts board, or in person at the city clerk’s office. The city says it strongly supports the arts, and will be adding art, music, and dance programs through the parks & recreation department. The former Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts continues to slowly disappear, after its director suddenly resigned last spring and its finances came under scrutiny.
The word from Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue over in Summit County Wednesday evening was that the Tenderfoot2 wildfire east of Dillon was 75 percent contained, its size still estimated at 25 acres or so. The fire started late Monday afternoon. The cause is now believed to have been sparks from the explosion of a power line insulator cap, which also caused a power outage in Dillon. Some 120 firefighters fought the blaze Wednesday– another 70 are expected out there including 3 hand crews today. Nearby trails remain closed for safety for the time being, just in case.
One of the many businesses we were able to chat with during Wednesday’s annual Carbondale Business Conference was the co-working office space operation Glen-X. Our friends at the Post-Independent have also talked to that firm, and their report says Glen-X is now looking to move into the 3rd Street Center. Glen-X’s Mike Lowe spoke to the Carbondale Trustees just this week, saying his organization has found Carbondale to be pretty much an ideal location for its co-working space and entrepreneurial incubator business model. Glen-X now plans to hold a special summit and launch party at the 3rd Street Center October 13th. It’ll also offer its co-working facilities for free, for the first month. Glen-X says it has as many as 40 to 50 potential business mentors lined up, who’ll be interested in helping new businesses get started.
If you’re driving, keep in mind the eastbound I-70 on-ramp at the main Glenwood Springs exit, Number 116, is closed now through the end of the month. The ramp’s being re-paved and improved, inconjunction with the Grand Avenue Bridge project. Remember to use West Glenwood exit 114 to get on the interstate.
On the road itself, traffic speeds through the Glenwood Canyon will soon be changing depending on weather and other factors. CDOT says it plans to begin work this fall to add electronic speed limit signs and some other technology along not only the canyon, but the I-70 stretch between its east end and Eagle, too. During bad weather or when there’s a hazard, the state will be able to remotely cut the speed limit on a certain section of the highway. Most of the time though, the limit will actually go up from where it has been in the 50’s, to 60 miles an hour in most spots.