Repairs to the Woodbridge are underway, and the project is progressing as scheduled. Beginning next week (week of Nov. 5th), you can expect to see an increase in construction activity and progress as construction crews will begin erecting scaffolding around the bridge. The scaffolding structure will be put in place to support the bridge while key components are removed and replaced.

No major impacts or delays to the roadways are anticipated, but some brief closures may be necessary as construction crews unload and assemble the scaffolding material. The bridge will be closed to pedestrian and bike traffic for the duration of the project. The safest detour route is the Melton Ranch and Brush Creek trails to the Brush Creek Roundabout crosswalk. You can find a map of this detour route by following the link below.

The project overall is on schedule to be completed by December 7th, and a majority of the repairs are expected to be completed by the end of November. The bridge will be re-opened as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

The Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) will be available for eligible households starting Nov. 1 and will run through April 30, 2019. Qualifying households may receive assistance to pay a portion of their home heating bill.

For the 2018/2019 heating season, Goodwill Industries of Southern and Western Colorado will administer the program for Eagle County. “By utilizing Goodwill over the past several years, households needing assistance received their benefits faster and at a lower cost to the county,” said Kathleen Lyons, Economic Services Deputy Director for Eagle County Department of Human Services. “We’re excited to be able to continue this partnership again this LEAP season.”

Households may qualify for LEAP assistance if anyone within the home is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, heating costs are paid directly to an energy provider or are included in the rent and gross monthly household income falls within income guidelines. The maximum gross monthly household income limit has remained the same this LEAP season at 165 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, based on number of household members. Limits are as follows:

Base Village will light up, literally and figuratively, on Dec. 15 beginning with a Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert from 3 to 5 p.m. The artist is yet to be determined. After the show, a party will take place around the new ice rink plaza, featuring DJ Naka G, live music at the Limelight lounge, a skating exhibition, food and drink specials, fireworks and more.

Professional climbers also will make a special appearance at the new 53-foot-tall rock climbing wall during the post-concert celebration, which is slated from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Designed by the Boulder-based Eldorado group that also created the on-mountain climbing wall at the Lost Forest, the Limelight wall is being built as part of the hotel and will offer routes for all experience levels.