Water pipeline replacement begins today
The Ute Water Conservancy District is to begin the final phase of a waterline replacement project starting today.
The district is replacing about 4,400 feet of a nearly 60-year-old, 18-inch waterline along 30 Road between the Interstate 70 Business Loop and F Road. The $974,000 project is expected to be completed by year's end.
While no road closures or detours are expected, the district warns that there may be occasional traffic delays because of construction equipment.
The project is the third and final stage of an effort to replace about 9,200 feet of pipeline, at a total cost of about $2.4 million.
For more information or project changes, go to www.utewater.org.
Rockies' atomic-worker appreciation Aug. 2
The third annual former atomic worker appreciation night is planned at 6:40 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Grand Junction Rockies baseball game at Suplizio Field. Food, fun, giveaways and fireworks are on tap to recognize former Department of Energy employees. For free tickets, they should pre-register at 970-361-3405. The event is sponsored by Nuclear Care Partners, which provides benefits guidance and in-home health care to former atomic workers and uranium miners who have been exposed to radiation and toxins in the workplace.