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The city calls it a day with a living lab

The Galena Cooper Living Lab will end on Monday, September 26.

The project team will install adjustments to the parking lot and roadway design from September 26-30. Construction crews will be in the area for five days to remove some of the current features and install a new parking plan. During this period, a limited number of parking spaces will be available on Galena Street.

The new configuration will remain in place throughout the upcoming winter season.

The living lab on South Galena Street from Hopkins Avenue to Cooper Avenue and Cooper Avenue from Galena Street to Hunter Street was set up for 13 weeks to evaluate temporary modifications before any permanent safety and design improvements were made.

Field observations, public comment, live telephone recordings and the community survey will end on Friday, September 23. A full outreach and engagement report will be presented to city council in November, city officials said.

“Feedback from various audiences in our community, as well as the direction we received from City Council, has been critical in developing the new alignment for this busy part of town,” said Denise White, Director of Communications for the city. “Downtown safety is the top priority the city needs to explore in this lab, along with any future changes.”

A further review of the one-way lanes on Hyman is scheduled for the September 26 city council meeting.

What’s going on September 26:

  1. Removal of the counter-current cycle path, curb extensions and temporary protective curbs.
  2. Removal of existing contraflow bike lane strips on the east side of Galena Street and the north side of Cooper Avenue.
  3. Removed parallel parking spaces on the east side of Galena Street and the north side of Cooper Avenue.
  4. Removal of the we-cycle station on Galena Street.
  5. Remove loading zone on Hyman Avenue. It will be replaced on Galena Street as a double loading area (prelab conditions).

What will remain during the winter:

  1. Parallel parking on the west side of Galena Street and on the south side of Cooper Avenue.
  2. Sloped parking spaces next to the existing sidewalk on the east side of Galena Street and the north side of Cooper Avenue.
  3. Stop signs in all directions at the intersection of Hopkins Avenue and Galena Street.

The city will accept new STR applications from October 1

The City of Aspen will begin accepting applications for short-term rental permits at 8:30 a.m. on October 1.

Application forms and additional documents are available at Renewal applications for existing licensees will be available from November to December.

Mass of snow helps compost fall leaves

The Town of Snowmass Village provides a leaf composting bin each fall in the rear parking lot of Community Rodeo Grounds.

Residents can bring their leaves to this composting station instead of community dumpsters, city officials said, while asking property managers and landscaping companies that collect yard waste from several properties in refrain from using the bin, as it is intended for residents to use for their private property.

The 2022 fall leaf compost bin will be available Oct. 1 and will remain until weather permits, the city said, adding that the bin is for fall leaves only.

kalamaya | Goscha lawyers recognized

company Aspen Kalamaya | Goscha announced that Amy Goscha has been selected for the Best Lawyers 2023 list, and Georgina Melbye, Elizabeth Hardman and Michael Fox have been selected for the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list for 2023.

Goscha has already been named for eight consecutive years, 2013-2021, to the Rising Star by Super Lawyers list. Goscha specializes in high estate divorces, child custody, property and business valuation, and fiduciary interests in divorces.

Georgina Melbye and Elizabeth Hardman have been recognized for their work in family law. Melbye was also selected for the Rising Stars by Super Lawyers list in 2020 and 2021, and Hardman was selected for the 2021 Rising Stars list. Melbe and Hardman’s areas of family law include divorce, marriage planning, property valuation, and designing parenting plans for children.

Fox was first selected to work as plaintiff’s attorney in personal injury litigation. Fox was the only West Slope personal injury attorney to make the list of people to watch.

Rowland+Broughton employees progress

Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design announced promotions at its Aspen and Denver offices this month.

Associate Project Manager Brandon Herbst was promoted to Owner (Partner) of the Denver studio and Social Services Manager Shana Broback was promoted to Owner of the Aspen studio.

Broback has over a decade of experience in the human resources field.

“Having the opportunity to be part of the R+B leadership team is both humbling and rewarding. It is an honor to work alongside such an exceptional group,” she said. said in a statement.

The company also announced this month that project managers Craig Lawrence and Aspen native Will Otte have been promoted to senior roles; project manager Marisol Foreman has been promoted to head of sustainability architecture; and visualization artists Jacob George and Niklos Toldi were promoted to senior visual artists.

The Devereux bridge closed next Friday

On Friday, September 30, the Devereux Bridge will be closed in both directions from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. so that City Street crews can complete maintenance work on the bridge. This schedule is anticipated but is subject to change.

Access to Two Rivers Park and businesses south/east of the closure point is open via Devereux Road and Highway 6. Access to Gerber Collision & Glass and businesses west/north of the closure point is open via Devereux Road and Midland Avenue. City officials said pedestrians and cyclists should use Midland Avenue Trail as an alternate route.

Valley View continues to serve Roaring Fork student-athletes

For 25 years, the Valley View Health System has provided the pro bono program to the Roaring Fork School District, which this year is valued at $450,000.

Over the life of the partnership, Valley View has invested nearly $7 million in student-athletes in the district. With the primary goal of protecting athletes from injury, Valley View will continue to provide staff salaries, equipment and supplies to athletic trainers at Glenwood Springs High School, Roaring Fork High School and Basalt High School. The team remains anchored by certified athletic trainers who have worked with student-athletes for years: Marni Barton (23), Ryan Erickson (14) and Mike McCann (6).

Features of ValleyOrtho’s program with the Roaring Fork School District include daily gym coverage by a certified athletic trainer; secondary medical coverage for various games; administration of baseline concussion assessment and post-concussion management and treatment; electronic sports injury documentation system; education of coaches, athletes and parents; management of supplies/equipment for the sports training room; and a sports medicine course for students interested in learning more about sports medicine at both Glenwood Springs High School and Basalt High School.

“As the new Superintendent of the Roaring Fork School District, I am thrilled to continue this great partnership that serves our student-athletes. We really appreciate the continued support from ValleyOrtho and the entire Valley View care network,” said Roaring Fork School District Superintendent Jesús Rodríguez. “We appreciate the strong and trusting relationships the ValleyOrtho team has built with our student-athletes. »

Glenwood Springs is still looking for a city manager

Glenwood Springs City Council decided this week to continue the search for a new city manager after the first round of recruitment, interviews and public comment. A final candidate will not be selected at this time. The city council is in discussions with acting city manager Steve Boyd to determine next steps, city officials said.

“Thank you to the applicants for your time throughout this process and to the community for your feedback. It is with careful consideration that we choose not to select a final candidate at this time,” said Mayor Jonathan Godes. “When it comes to appointing a new City Manager, our top priority remains finding the best candidate for our community. The board was impressed with the nominees, but in this transitional season we are forced to carefully assess Glenwood Springs’ long-term needs and the city’s organizational priorities.


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