Glenwood Springs announces new police chief
The City of Glenwood Springs has selected Joseph Deras as the new Glenwood Springs police chief. Deras is currently a police captain in Gilroy, CA and is expected to begin as the Glenwood Springs police chief sometime in January 2020.
Update on the 27th Street Bridge Closure
The 27th Street Bridge is expected to remain closed through next week, as final concrete work is prepped and put in place. At this time, the City estimates that this work will be completed for the roundabout to open by Tuesday, December 17. All major impacts of the 27th Street Bridge replacement project (curb and paving) are anticipated to be complete by Saturday, December 21, depending on weather.
City facility closures on Dec. 6
All City of Glenwood Springs facilities are closing at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 6 for the employee holiday party.
Glenwood Springs invites the community the meet the police chief finalists
The City of Glenwood Springs has narrowed the police chief search to four candidates. The public is invited to meet the finalists on Thursday, December 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.
City of Glenwood Springs facility closures for Thanksgiving
All City of Glenwood Springs facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. The closures include City Hall, the Community Center, and the South Canyon Landfill. Some facilities will remain closed, or have limited hours, on Friday, November 29.
City of Glenwood Springs November 16 Community Event
The City of Glenwood Springs will lay out its plans to fight the proposed expansion of the Mid-Continent Quarry, a limestone mine threatening its $500 million retail/tourism economy, at a public event 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.
Replacement of failing ash trees on Grand Avenue
The City of Glenwood Springs will replace three failing ash trees on the west side of Grand Avenue in the 900 block on Tuesday, November 12. The ash trees will be replaced with sienna glen maple trees.
‘Tubing on the Colorado’ sculpture to be dedicated
The sculpture unveiling will be on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 11 a.m. on the North Landing site.
6th Street wooden buffalo are up for auction
The recycled pallet buffalo sculptures are now available for purchase through an online auction until October 30 at 4 p.m. on www.publicsurplus.com.
Glenwood Springs Earns Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
The City of Glenwood Springs has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2019 budget for the second consecutive year.
Hideout Campground Fire
At 12:06 a.m. on October 7, 2019, Glenwood Springs Fire Department was called to an RV fire at the Hideout Campground.
Recent Power Outages in Glenwood Springs
Recent power outages in Glenwood Springs have been due to the Xcel Energy project occurring in Glenwood Canyon.
Riverside Drive Structure Fire
Around 12:19 p.m. on October 4, 2019, Glenwood Springs Fire Department was called for a report of a structure fire at 1401 Riverside Drive.
Bethel Plaza Dedication Event Oct. 4
The City of Glenwood Springs invites community members to a lunch and dedication ceremony of Bethel Plaza on October 4, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Two Rivers Park closure for improvements project
The City of Glenwood Springs will close Two Rivers Park for riverfront improvement construction on Monday, October 7 and will remain closed through April 2020. The closure includes the entire park and the boat ramp on the Colorado River.
27th Street traffic bridge slide complete and Roaring Fork River to reopen to through float traffic
Closure update for 27th Street traffic bridge slide
6th Street Roundabout Work to Begin Sept. 16
The City of Glenwood Springs will be starting the 6th Street roundabout area landscaping installation work on Monday, Sept. 16. This first phase will run through mid-November, weather depending, and will install irrigation, electrical, lighting, decorative boulders, trees, sod, and ornamental grasses throughout the project site, which includes adjacent islands and the approach to the pedestrian underpass under the ramp from westbound I-70.
Sunrise Court Fire 100% Controlled
As of 3 p.m. on August 29 the perimeter of the Sunrise Court Fire has been reinforced and declared 100% controlled.
Sunrise Court Fire Update, Containment
Sunrise Court Fire Update, Evacuations Lifted
Sunrise Court Fire
A wildland fire has broken out near Four Mile Ranch on the afternoon of August 28, 2019. Evacuations in place.
Police chief selection committee to hear from the community September 3
The City of Glenwood Springs will hold a special City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 3 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.
Power Outages for No Name Area
Xcel Energy will be replacing transmission poles in the No Name area during the week of August 26. The Glenwood Electric powerline serving No Name is attached to some of the poles that will be replaced. In the interest of workers’ safety, Glenwood Electric will be scheduling power outages on all of No Name so work can be completed safely and efficiently.
Structure Fire on August 20
At 1:08 p.m. on August 20, 2019, Glenwood Springs Fire Department was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 516 W. 12th Street.
Glenwood Springs calls on BLM to address RMR mine expansion issues
BLM Must Address Fundamental Issues Before Any Decisions Can Be Made on Proposed Mine Expansion
South Midland and Park West Asphalt Work
The City of Glenwood Springs continues street maintenance scheduled for this summer with asphalt work scheduled for South Midland Avenue on Monday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 13. South Midland work will be followed by asphalt work in the Park West neighborhood Tuesday, August 13 through Thursday, August 15.
City Facilities Closure for Employee Picnic
Glenwood Springs City Hall and Community Center will be closed on Friday, August 9 from 12-2 p.m. for an employee appreciation picnic.
Police Chief Terry Wilson Announces Retirement
The City of Glenwood Springs’ Police Chief, Terry Wilson, has announced his retirement plans after 35 years with the department. Chief Wilson will officially retire on February 1, 2020.
Sayre Park Comment Period
The Preliminary Concept Plan presented at the July 11th Community Meeting is available for review through July 28, 2019 on the City of Glenwood Springs website page http://cogs.us/497/Sayre-Park.
Comments on the Concept Preliminary Plan can be submitted to the project e-mail address of firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chip and Seal Work Continues Week of July 22
The City of Glenwood Springs continues street maintenance scheduled for this summer with several residential streets near in the downtown core getting chip seal work July 22-26.
Three Mile Creek Confluence Project Open House
The City of Glenwood Springs invites the community to participate in the planning efforts for the Three Mile Creek and Roaring Fork River confluence at an open house on Saturday, July 20 from 10AM-2PM. Community members are welcome to drop in anytime during the open house that will be held on site of the project, just off the Atkinson Trail near the Three Mile Creek and Roaring Fork River confluence.
Midland Bridge Closure July 19-20
The Midland Bridge, located on Midland Avenue between Devereux Road and the exit 114 roundabout, will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic on July 19 and 20. Asphalt work to re-deck the bridge will be occurring during this closure. The Colorado River and the Whitewater Park will remain open.
Sayre Park Community Open House July 11
The second Sayre Park Community Open House will be on Thursday, July 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center. The draft master plan for Sayre Park improvements will be presented for community input. The landscape architecture team of Zehren and Associates will present an overview of the project process, findings, and recommendations at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m
Railroad Building Demolition
Contractors will begin demolition of the Railroad Motorway building west of City Hall on July 11.
New Ride Glenwood Springs Bus Ribbon Cutting
The City of Glenwood Springs held a ribbon cutting to welcome the new 29-foot Gillig transit bus to the Ride Glenwood Springs fleet on Tuesday, June 25.
Ride Glenwood Springs Bus Debut
Thanks to a FASTER Grant from the state of Colorado, Ride Glenwood Springs will add a new 29-foot Gillig transit bus to the fleet starting on Tuesday, June 25.
June and July City Council Meeting Changes
Glenwood Springs City Council will not meet at the regularly scheduled June 20 or July 4 meetings. City Council will meet on June 27 instead.
City Calls on Congress to Fully Fund Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
The City of Glenwood Springs sent a letter to the Colorado congressional delegation requesting them to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
June 6 City Council meeting location change
The City of Glenwood Springs City Council meeting scheduled for June 6, 2019 will be held at the Glenwood Springs Community Center instead of City Hall.
Glenwood Springs to participate in NWCCOG's Project THOR
Project THOR is a cooperative open access broadband network loop that will connect approximately 400 miles of existing public and private fiber to deliver reliable broadband from Denver to rural communities in northwest Colorado.
Ross Lawsuit Against City of Glenwood Springs Dismissed
Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Denise K. Lynch on May 29, 2019, dismissed a lawsuit filed by Ross Dress for Less against the City of Glenwood Springs challenging the city’s passage of resolutions establishing an Urban Renewal Authority at the West Glenwood Mall and approving the West Glenwood Springs Urban Renewal Authority Plan. Judge Lynch dismissed the amended complaint in its entirety with prejudice.
Glenwood Springs to have 100% renewable electricity on June 1, 2019
Glenwood Springs, Colorado, joins an elite group June 1, 2019, as it becomes the seventh city in the U.S. to be powered by all renewable energy. Glenwood Springs City Council unanimously approved resolution 2019-22 at the April 18, 2019, City Council meeting to purchase all of Glenwood Springs Electric’s electricity from clean wind power from the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN).
Sayre Park Master Plan Community Open House May 30
The City of Glenwood Springs invites the public to a Community Open House on Thursday, May 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center to view several options for Sayre Park upgrades and provide input on preferred improvements.
Public Hearing on Vacation Rentals May 16
Recommendations made by the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding Vacation Rentals in Glenwood Springs will be considered by City Council at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on May 16, 2019.
FMLD Awards $200,000 grant to Cedar Crest Improvement Project
The City of Glenwood Springs will receive $200,000 from Garfield County’s Federal Mineral Lease District’s (FMLD) spring 2019 grant cycle, according to an April 17 announcement by the FMLD. The money awarded from this grant will be used for the Cedar Crest Roadway, Drainage and Water Line Repair Project in West Glenwood Springs.
2019 Spring Cleanup
The City of Glenwood Springs will be holding this year’s annual Spring Cleanup event April 15 to May 17, 2019.
Hanging Lake Reservation System available April 1
The City of Glenwood Springs and the Forest Service partnership for Hanging Lake is pleased to announce reservations for a permit to visit Hanging Lake will be available for purchase on April 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. at www.visitglenwood.com/hanginglake.
City Opposes the Proposed RMR Mine Expansion and Requests Federal Action
The City of Glenwood Springs is requesting action from federal agencies to prevent the proposal of the Rocky Mountain Resources (RMR) mine expansion on federal land next to Glenwood Springs.
2019 City FAB Grant Application Available
The City of Glenwood Springs’ Financial Advisory Board (FAB) is now accepting grant applications from not-for-profit, government, or tax-supported entities. All applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 19, 2019 and have a target award date of June 7, 2019.
City Celebrates Long-Serving Employees
On March 13, 2019, the City of Glenwood Springs will host its annual service awards ceremony to celebrate long-serving City employees.
South Bridge Public Meeting
The City of Glenwood Springs is hosting a public meeting for the South Bridge project on March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Sopris Elementary School. A presentation will be provided from 6 to 6:20 p.m.
Area-Wide Plan Approval and RFQ Released
The City of Glenwood Springs is pleased to announce that the City approved the Glenwood Springs: Moving Forward Together U.S. EPA Brownfields Area-Wide Plan on February 21, 2019. Following the approval of the Plan, the City released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to find a qualified, visionary development partner to participate in the City of Glenwood Springs’ efforts to develop approximately 12.2 acres of land located at the Confluence of the Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers.
Airport Scenario Planning Public Meeting
The City of Glenwood Springs invites community members to an information and data gathering session regarding the Airport Property Scenario Planning Project on Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. at Sopris Elementary School.
Forest Service and City of Glenwood Springs announce Hanging Lake shuttle operator and prices
The Forest Service and the City of Glenwood Springs are pleased to announce that H2O Ventures was awarded the contract for the highly anticipated Hanging Lake Shuttle service, set to launch on May 1, 2019.
North Landing Site Plan Options Public Meeting
The City of Glenwood Springs invites community members to discuss potential North Landing Site plan options on March 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hotel Colorado.
City Closures for President's Day
7th Street Beautification Project and Public Meeting
The 7th Street Beautification project is scheduled to begin on February 18, 2019 with an anticipated completion of August 2019. Community members and downtown businesses are invited to attend a public meeting on February 11 at 10 a.m. in City Council Chambers for project information and additional information on the topics below.
Community Art Center Open House
The City of Glenwood Springs invites community members to the Community Art Center Open House on Saturday, February 2 from 12–3 p.m. at 601 East 6th Street in Glenwood Springs, CO.
Press Release - Vacation Rentals Meeting set for Jan. 16