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Approximately 9,000 athletes and spectators from around the country are coming to Snowmass Village August 25 – 26 for Tough Mudder Colo., a 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test all-around strength, stamina, teamwork, and mental grit.
This event comes on the heels of an already record-breaking summer. lodge occupancy in Snowmass Village eclipsed the 70% mark for the month of July – the first time ever for a summer month in Snowmass Village.
With participant numbers anticipated near 8,000 on Saturday, August 25th and 1,000 on Sunday, August 26th, Tough Mudder will be Snowmass Village’s largest event of the summer to date.
The obstacle course, designed to maximize variety, topography, and excitement, utilizes several town roadways, easements, and trails, resulting in several short-term community impacts such as traffic delays, limited parking, and trail closures.
On Saturday, August 25th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, August 26th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., residents can expect the following:

* Bus traffic only on upper Brush Creek Road (from the roundabout to Divide Rd.) A detour will be in place to access the Upper Village via Carriage Way.
* Traffic delays are expected on Carriage way near lot 1. Please drive carefully and pay attention to course marshals and safety officials.
* Parking in the Village will be extremely limited or unavailable during the event. Please respect parking signage and utilize free public transportation provided by the Village Shuttle.

Afternoon Fire Updates
Cabin Lake Fire • 6,072 acres and 53% contained
• Location: 16 miles southeast of Meeker, CO
Fire behavior was minimal yesterday, although a few smoke columns were visible in the afternoon. Firefighters engaged in direct attack to control and improve fire lines on the north, south and southwest sides of the fire

Silver Creek Fire 4700 acres 13% contained 16 Miles NW of Kremmling
the Grand County Sheriff lifted evacuation orders for both Old Park and Gore Lakes; residents were able to return to the area, but the areas remain under pre-evacuation status. Latigo Ranch remains under evacuation. Colorado Highway 134 also reopened yesterday. a few smoke columns were visible in the afternoon. Firefighters engaged in direct attack to control and improve fire lines on the north, south and southwest sides of the fire. On the east side, firefighters improved handline.
Cache Creek 2700 acres 40% 8 miles SW of Rifle

Firefighters will focus on securing the western flank of the fire to reduce impacts to private residents and landowners. As needed, helicopter drops will focus on cooling the fire in areas where firefighters need to gain access, as well as providing an aerial platform to monitor fire activity and spread.