The Eagle River hit high runoff levels last weekend and residents feared floods in low-lying areas near its banks. The Gypsum Fire Protection District contacted homeowners who live along the riverbanks to warn them of the rising river.
The district will continue to post timely flood information on its Facebook page and is working with the town to provide sandbags and sand to homeowners for private property protection
Last Saturday evening, a raft capsized while floating near Eagle-Vail.
At first only five members of the rafting party were accounted for but within the hour, the three missing members of the party were found. No injuries were sustained. Authorities said that the accident should serve as a warning for people wanting to participate in early season water activities.
Touching commencement address
Popular Glenwood Springs High School athletic director Craig Denney served as the keynote speaker at the school’s commencement ceremony. Denny was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma last fall, capping a school year in which he battled cancer and showed the school and community how to stay positive. Denny high-fived all of the 171 graduates, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
Four Mile Road denial
The Glenwood Springs city staff denied approval for a plan to annex 506 acres of ranch land along Four Mile Road into the city for a 413-home development.
The staff said there were too many unanswered questions regarding the proposal and that the development’s projected cost to the city for services to the new neighborhood are too high.