Minturn gets a sign |

Minturn gets a sign

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the Daily

MINTURN, Colorado – On Tuesday, a welcome sign was installed near the north entrance to Minturn. This project to erect the sign has lasted two years, with Town Manager Jim White spearheading the effort.

The original sign design was based on a painting done by Amy White, wife of the town manager.

Dave Bell from High Impact Signs in Loveland drafted several computer generated versions for a potential welcome sign.

A local architect, Stuart Brummett, designed the architectural template and dimensions for an 8-foot oval sign, and added the sage and rust colors.

Finally, Roger Cox, owner of House of Signs, took Brummett’s rendition, added more artistic elements, deepened the colors, created a defined border, added rugged wood timbers with metal bands, and enlarged the design to 12 feet.

The final design is what you can now see erected along Highway 24 across from the Meadow Mountain Business Park, near the Grouse Creek trailhead, as you come into town. The United States Forest Service allowed the sign to be erected there. The town is now working towards illuminating the sign with solar powered lighting.

For more information, call the Town of Minturn at 970-827-5645 or visit

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