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Vacation Rentals Community Meeting
The City of Glenwood Springs Community Development Department is seeking public input regarding vacation rentals.
City Awarded $500k FHWA Grant for the 27th Street Bridge Project
The City of Glenwood Springs is excited to announce that the Special Highway Committee has selected the 27th Street Bridge Project for an additional $500,000 in grant funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Off-System Bridge (OSB) Program.
27th Street Bridge Construction Announcement
Construction activities for the 27th Street Bridge (also known as Sunlight Bridge) project will begin on Tuesday, January 2, 2019.
Call for Nomination 2019 Municipal Election
The City of Glenwood Springs City Council will have four seats open for the April 2019 municipal election.
City Awarded $7M BUILD Grant for South Midland Reconstruction Project
The City of Glenwood Springs is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a $7 million Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant.
City Awarded $151,750 for South Midland Reconstruction Project
The Department of Local Affairs announced on Dec. 6, 2018, that the City will receive an award of $151,750 in grant funding for a portion of the South Midland Avenue reconstruction project.
North Landing Site Art Charrettes
The City of Glenwood Springs invites community members to provide input on the future art piece at the North Landing Site during two upcoming public meetings on November 26 and December 5.
27th Street Bridge Groundbreaking Event
City of Glenwood Springs officials will host a groundbreaking event on November 14 at 3 p.m. for the 27th Street bridge replacement project outside of Rivers Restaurant.
Crash on Midland Re-routing Traffic
Due to a two-car crash on October 15, 2018, Midland Avenue was closed in both directions below the Meadows. Traffic was re-routed to Wulfsohn Road.
Veltus Park Ribbon Cutting and Volunteer Day
The City of Glenwood Springs invites community members to celebrate the completion of the Veltus Park Shoreline Restoration Project on October 20, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Work on Sayre and Veltus Park Playgrounds Begins 10/15/18
The playgrounds at Sayre and Veltus Parks are expected to be closed October 15 – 19, 2018 for contractor work. Both parks will remain open during this time.
Fire Restrictions Lifted
The City of Glenwood Springs has lifted fire restrictions effective October 10, 2018.
Hanging Lake Plan and Partnership for Management
In a joint press release on Hanging Lake, the City of Glenwood Springs and the U.S, Forest Service announced their partnership to manage the Hanging Lake area to protect Hanging Lake's future.
Traffic Light Out at 14th and Grand
There is a traffic light outage at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 14th Street due to a DUI crash on Sunday, September 30, 2018.
Crash Into Three Mile Creek May Cause Traffic Disruptions
A DUI crash in Three Mile Creek near the Glenwood Park entrance is expected to cause traffic disruptions in that area on Sunday, September 30, 2018.
Three Mile Creek Shoreline Work
The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department will begin restoration work along the Roaring Fork River at the confluence of Three Mile Creek on September 24, 2018.
City to Reinstate Stage 1 Fire Restrictions
Veltus Park Vegetation Mitigation to Include Goats
The City of Glenwood Springs’ Parks and Fire Departments are continuing their fire fuel mitigation work at Veltus Park with assistance from goats.
Glenwood Springs Awarded $35k Grant from History Colorado
The City of Glenwood Springs has been awarded a $35,000 grant from History Colorado to conduct an architectural and historical survey of 34 buildings in the downtown area.
Veltus Park Shoreline Restoration
The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department will begin work on shoreline restoration at Veltus Park on August 16, 2018.
Parks and Fire Departments Fire Mitigation Work
The City of Glenwood Springs is planning Wildfire Hazard fuels mitigation projects August through November 2018.
Need for City-Wide Water Conservation Efforts
The City of Glenwood Springs has initiated Level 2 of its Drought Management Plan and is asking all City water users to reduce indoor and outdoor water usage.
Request for Volunteers on Boards and Commissions
The City of Glenwood Springs is seeking volunteers to sit on various Boards and Commissions.
Glenwood Springs Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Glenwood Springs received the Government Finance Officers Association's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Mayor Gamba Joins First and Main Coalition
Mayor Michael Gamba Joins First & Main Coalition to Advocate for Prosperity in America’s Rural Places, Smaller Towns, and Midsized Cities
Water Restrictions and Conservation Tips
The City of Glenwood Springs is experiencing low water levels in the Cardiff Treated Water Storage Tank.
Glenwood Springs Heroin Overdose
Glenwood Springs Homicide Investigation
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Effective June 16, 2018
Effective June 16, 2018 the City of Glenwood Springs will move from stage 1 to stage 2 fire restrictions.
Glenwood Springs Named a Bicycle Friendly Community
The League of American Bicyclists has designated Glenwood Springs as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Silver Level.
Fire Restrictions Effective June 1
Stage 1 fire restrictions will be effective beginning June 1, 2018.
The City of Glenwood Springs River Commission is hosting a river cleanup and celebration on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Two Rivers Park.
Valley Marijuana Council Dedicates $25,000 to GWS Youth
The Valley Marijuana Council (VMC) has dedicated $25,000 to fund summer passes to the Glenwood Springs Recreation Center for local youth. Eligible students include rising 7th graders through 2018 high school graduates from all Glenwood Springs Schools.
Sullivan Park Dedication
Glenwood Park is being renamed to honor longtime local Tom Sullivan.
Second Wildfire Preparedness Event
City to Host Second Wildfire Preparedness Event in Anticipation of a Dry Summer
Fire Department Replaces Firetruck
The Glenwood Springs Fire Department has added a new, 100’ heavy-duty platform truck to their fleet. The City and Fire Department have been saving for several years to replace an outdated, 28 year old ladder truck.
7th Street Sewer Work
The City of Glenwood Springs will be completing storm and sanitary sewer work along 7th Street through the beginning of July.
Community Center Closure
The Glenwood Springs Community Center will be closed for maintenance from May 16-22, 2018.
Bike to Work Day May 18
May 18, 2018 is National Bike to Work Day.
City to Receive FMLD Grant for School Street Improvements
The City of Glenwood Springs will receive $175,000 from Garfield County’s Federal Mineral Lease District’s (FMLD) spring 2018 grant cycle. The money awarded from this grant will be used for School Street improvements.
Update to City Hall Elevator Upgrades
The elevator upgrade project has been moved from April 30 to May 7, 2018 due to contractor scheduling. The elevator is still expected to be out of order for approximately two weeks.
City Hall Elevator Upgrades
The City Hall elevator will be out of order for approximately two weeks beginning April 30, 2018.
South Midland Emergency Repairs
Wildfire Preparedness Event
The Wildfire Preparedness Event at the Community Center on April 14 will inform the public on strategies to help prevent wildfires and what to do if one occurs.
Two Opportunity Zones Nominated in Glenwood Springs
Governor Hickenlooper and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trades (OEDIT) have announced 126 Colorado census tracts as Opportunity Zones with two in Glenwood Springs. The two Opportunity Zones in Glenwood Springs include the 6th Street Corridor and the Downtown and Commercial District.
2018 Spring Cleanup
This year's Spring Cleanup will be on April 16 and go through May 4.
DOLA Grant for Airport Property Planning
The City will be awarded a $87,500 grant from the the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Program. This grant funding will be used for the Airport Property Scenario Planning project to determine the best use for the airport land.
Grant Application Open
Each year, the City of Glenwood Springs allocates a portion of sales tax revenues from its A&I and Tourism Funds to award grantee submissions for human services, special events, tourism promotion and other public purposes as City Council deems appropriate. The Financial Advisory Board makes recommendations to the City Council.
South Canyon Bike Trail Construction
Construction has begun on the new South Canyon Bike Trails. Approximately 5.5 miles of improved and new trails will provide options for biking, hiking, and running. The trails are expected to open to the public in June of 2018.
Area Wide Community Workshop
The City of Glenwood Springs invites community members to review and provide feedback on the Glenwood: Moving Forward Together project on March 20, 2018. This project is part of the U.S. EPA Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Effort.
City to celebrate long-serving employees.
City Council will celebrate City employees with public service to the community ranging from 5 to 35 years on March 7, 2018.
Demolition of Old Wastewater Treatment Plant Causes Pedestrian Tunnel Closure
The pedestrian tunnel between the Rio Grande Trail and the 7th Street wastewater treatment plant will be closed through late winter or early spring due to the demolition of the old wastewater treatment plant.
City Draft of New Development Code and Engineering Standards Available for Public Comment
The City has released a final draft of the development code and proposed engineering standards for public review and commentary.
City Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant
Mayor Pro Tem Kathryn Trauger to Resign from City Council
Press Release: City Seeks Volunteers for Boards and Commissions
The City of Glenwood Springs seeks volunteers to fill vacancies and expired terms on various standing boards and commissions.
Press Release: City Awarded DOLA Grant for 27th St Bridge
The City of Glenwood Springs has received a $950,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs’ (DOLA) Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance funds for the replacement of the 27th Street Bridge and road improvements to the 27th Street and South Grand Avenue intersection.
Press Release: Return to Regular Operating Hours for City Hall
Glenwood Springs City Hall will be returning to its former operating hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting Dec. 4.
Press Release: New Stop Sign Locations on Pitkin Ave and 8th Street, Pitkin and 11th
New Stop Sign Locations on Pitkin Ave and 8th Street, Pitkin and 11th
Press Release: New Operating Hours for South Canyon Landfill Starting Nov. 15
New Operating Hours for South Canyon Landfill Starting Nov. 15
Press Release: Open House for Area-Wide Planning Effort
Press Release: Grand Ave Bridge Opening, Holiday Lighting and Wine Walk Event
Glenwood Springs Electric System Revises Rate Schedules
Press Release: City Awarded FMLD Grant for 27th St Bridge
Press Release: Glenwood Springs Leaf Collection Site Now Open
Press Release - Wounded Warriors Family Support Organization Stopping in Glenwood Springs on Thursda
Press Release - Arts and Culture Board
Press Release - Water Plant Issues
Press Release - Water Plant Issues updated
Press Release - New Operating Hours for City Hall and Community Center Closure
Press Release - Free Doughnuts Monday at the New West Glenwood Mall Park & Ride
Press Release - Unloading Zones for Dowtown Restaurant Suppliers
Press Release - Fire Restrictions Lifted August 2017
Press Release - Detour Parking Locations and Regulations
Press Release - New Bike Rack Donated by Town of New Castle
Press Release - Trash and Construction Hours
Press Release - South Bridge Public Meeting Aug 2
Press Release - Revised Trail Rules for leashes and e-bikes
Press Release - Donegan Roadwork
Press Release - RiverFest 2017
CONE ZONES: July Road Closures in Glenwood Springs
Construction crews will be completing utility and roadway improvements starting on July 7, 2017.
July 11 – 31: Full closure of Donegan Road East of Sunny Acres Drive and West of Highlands Drive for utility installations associated with the Oasis Creek Apartments. The depths and locations of utilities require a full closure to the public. Detour route is provided at Soccer Field Road.
Support emergency vehicles during Grand Avenue Bridge closure
During the Grand Avenue Bridge (GAB) detour, emergency services will be fully operational. Emergency services providers along the I-70 corridor and Roaring Fork Valley are working together to respond to your emergency in the quickest, most efficient way possible.
Glenwood Springs Police Department to Issue Vanpool Permits for Grand Ave. Bridge Detour
The Glenwood Springs Police Department has begun accepting applications from businesses for a permit that allows vanpools to access high-occupancy lanes.
July is Parks and Recreation Month
City Enacts Stage 1 Fire Ban Effective July 1, 2017
City Hall to Revise Operating Hours During Grand Ave. Bridge Detour
City of Glenwood Springs Soliciting Community Feedback for Proposed Pitkin Ave Bike Lanes
Grand Opening of the West Midland Trail and Pedestrian Bridge
Glenwood Springs Pedestrian Bridge Adds a Beautiful New Option for Getting Around Town
The Glenwood Springs Pedestrian Bridge is open! The new bridge keeps foot and bike traffic moving through the bustling Colorado resort town.
Summer of Music Enters 7th Season
The Summer of Music Series will continue as always! The bands are booked. The vendors are on board. The sound engineer will be ready. The weather will be beautiful (well ok….maybe). And the City of Glenwood Springs will assist the Summer of Music Committee with hosting the Summer of Music Series as the popular event enters its 7th season.
Statement: Glenwood Springs Arts Council
City of Glenwood Springs Welcomes New Senior Staff Members
Glenwood Springs Fire Department Receives Garfield County FMLD Grant
The City of Glenwood Springs Fire Department has received a $25,000 Mini Grant from the Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District, for the purchase of 15 rugged portable radios with spare batteries and remote speaker microphones.
Community Discussion on Paid Parking Downtown
Press release featuring details of the community discussion to be held on April 24, 2017 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
Ride Glenwood Springs - Operational Plan Public Meeting
The City is updating the 5 year Operations plan for Ride Glenwood Springs, the City-funded local bus service. The City will be holding a brief presentation followed by discussion on Tuesday, April 5, at 5:30 pm at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.
Spring Cleanup Kicks Off April 17
The City of Glenwood Springs will be holding this year’s annual spring cleanup event April 17 through May 5. The City invites residents within the city limits of Glenwood Springs to participate.
Sarah Gordon Votes Will Not Be Counted or Reported
Sarah Gordon filed the required paperwork as a Ward 5 candidate, but withdrew her candidacy earlier this month.
New Finance Director Joins City
The City of Glenwood Springs is pleased to welcome Steve Boyd as the City’s new Finance Director. Boyd, who is originally from the area and graduated from Glenwood Springs High School in 1987, started his position with the City on March 1, 2017.
Council Names Amanda N. Maurer as Municipal Judge
City Awarded $200,000 EPA Brownfield Area-Wide Planning Grant
The City of Glenwood Springs is pleased to announce that the City is one of 19 recipients of an EPA Brownfield Area-Wide Planning Grant, announced by the EPA on Jan. 5, 2017.
City receives $75,000 GOCO grant for LoVa Trail Phase III
With the $75,000 GOCO grant, the City will complete 30% construction plans for a 2.6-mile section of the LoVa Trail that would connect West Glenwood Springs to South Canyon (at Exit 111 along Interstate 70).
Traffic Impacts Expected During Pedestrian Bridge Work Dec. 14-16
Motorists should anticipate daytime traffic impacts on Midland Ave. on Dec. 14-16 as crews place a pedestrian bridge across the Roaring Fork River between 14th and 15th Streets.
City of Glenwood Springs recipient of $400,000 State Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Grant
Refurbished fire engine back in Glenwood Springs
One of the City’s 15-year-old fire engines is back in Glenwood Springs, after traveling 2,400 miles roundtrip to be refurbished.
Glenwood Springs Welcomes 2016 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on Nov. 17 with Free Public Event
The City of Glenwood Springs and the White River National Forest are excited to welcome the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on Nov. 17 with a free event at Centennial Park between Grand Avenue and Cooper Street on 9th Street. The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, an 80 foot Englemann spruce, is visiting Glenwood Springs from the Payette National Forest in Idaho on its way to Washington D.C.
Community Discussion for 27th St. Bridge Replacement Design to take place 11/16
The City of Glenwood Springs will hold a community meeting from 6:30pm to 8pm on Nov. 16, 2016, at the Community Center to discuss alternatives for the replacement of the 27th Street Bridge.
6th St. Master Plan Draft Comment Period Open through Nov. 11
The City of Glenwood Springs’ master planning study of the 6th Street corridor has reached its first milestone, with the draft document available for public comment. The draft master plan is out for public review and the final draft is expected to be finalized in January 2017. The plan can be found at www.cogs.us/6thStreet
City of Glenwood Springs receives two Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District Grants
The Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District Board of Directors announced on Wednesday, Oct. 19, that the City of Glenwood Springs was among the recipients for its fall grant cycle. The city’s 7th Street Construction project received $400,000 and the Police Department’s Firearms Range Improvements received $25,000.
West Midland to be CLOSED overnight on Oct. 13 - 2016/10/04
The City is anticipating traffic impacts to west Midland on Oct.13-14 as crews place a 120-foot long pedestrian bridge crossing of Midland Avenue, just south of the railroad bridge. The bridge is part of construction of the West Midland Multi-Use Path intended to provide a safe route for pedestrians and cyclists from the Glenwood Springs Middle School to downtown Glenwood to use during the Grand Avenue Bridge detour in 2017 and beyond.
July Fourth Celebration Reminder - 2016/06/28 (PDF)
July Fourth Celebration Press Release
July Fourth Celebration - 2016/06/15 (PDF)
July Fourth Celebration press release
City offices closed for Memorial Day (2016-05-26)
City of Glenwood Springs administrative offices including city hall and the community center, and non-emergency services, will be closed to the public on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
Glenwood Springs City Council hires new city manager (PDF)
City Council hires Debra Figueroa as new City Manager. Start date is June 13, 2016.
City Manager search 2016-04-22 (PDF)
City names three finalists for city manager position.
Annual Boards and Commissions 2016-02-09
City announces board and commission appointments
Presidents Day 2016-02-08
City offices closed in observance of Presidents Day
Ski Spree Fireworks 2016-02-01 (PDF)
Press release regarding Fireworks at Ski Spree 2016
Traffic Light Out at 14th and Grand
A DUI crash in Three Mile Creek near the Glenwood Park entrance is expected to cause traffic disruptions in that area on Sunday, September 30.