Briefs: Local News November 06, 2008

All Mesa County judges retained

• Mesa County voters retained all of Mesa County and 21st Judicial District judges in Tuesday’s election.
The retained judges in the 21st Judicial District are David A. Bottger, Thomas M. Deister and Brian J. Flynn. The retained Mesa County judges are Craig P. Henderson and Gretchen B. Larson.

Wolf Creek Ski Area opens Saturday

• Wolf Creek Ski Area is opening Saturday for the 2008-09 season. The resort is reporting an all-natural base of 14 inches with 10 inches of new snow from the current storm and 20 inches year to date. Very early season conditions exist and 30 percent of the mountain will be open with a small variety of terrain.
For more information visit the Wolf Creek Web site at

Independence Pass closed for winter

• Due to the early winter storm, the Colorado Department of Transportation has closed Colorado Highway 82’s Independence Pass for the winter.
CDOT had planned to close the pass Friday, but accumulations of more than a foot of snow and because a semi-trailer got stuck on the pass overnight Tuesday, the road was closed Wednesday.

Monument road restricted for race

• Rim Rock Drive in Colorado National Monument will be limited to one lane of traffic from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for the Rim Rock Run. The race will begin at the east entrance at 8 a.m. There may be traffic delays. Speed limit will be reduced.

Conservation districts plan annual dinner

• GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Mount Sopris, Bookcliff and South Side Conservation Districts and Natural Resources Conservation Service will have its annual dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at The Rivers, 2525 S. Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The event includes a social hour, dinner and program. Cost is $30 per person. Reservations are required today. For information, call 945-5494, ext. 105.


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