Dec. 20, 2011 - Waterton Canyon will reopen March 1, 2012, weather-permitting.
In the aftermath of the Buffalo Creek and Hayman fires, intense rains caused massive sediment to build up in Strontia Springs Reservoir, a key water supply source for the Denver-metro area located at the top of Waterton Canyon. As a result, Waterton Canyon, located southwest of Denver, was closed to public access in August 2010 for a Denver Water contractor to dredge the reservoir.
The canyon was scheduled to reopen at the end of 2011. Project demobilization, however, is still underway. In the interest of public safety, Waterton Canyon will reopen March 1, 2012, weather-permitting, after the majority of heavy machinery and equipment is demobilized. The 75-ton dredge will remain in the reservoir until the ice melts, so the canyon will need to be closed for three weeks in the spring for the contractor to remove the dredge. Further information about the three-week closure will be provided once the ice has melted.
Valmont Bike Park receives 2011 Colorado American Society of Landscape Architects award
The Parks and Recreation Department received a 2011 Colorado American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Professional Design Merit Award for Valmont Bike Park design. BHA Design, Inc., a Fort Collins-based landscape architecture firm and primary consultants for Valmont Bike Park, worked with the Parks and Recreation Department to apply for the award.
Colorado’s Epic Endurance Cycling Team Professional Expansion Announced
BOULDER, CO. - Epic Endurance Cycling Team is expanding in 2012 by launching a separate professional team -The Gear Movement/Epic Pro Cycling Team. The new team will focus on cross country races including the Pro XCT series, National Championships, and the Windham World Cup.
The Gear Movement/Epic Pro Cycling team boasts a solid core from the 2011 Epic Endurance Cycling Team accompanied by a couple of new riders for the upcoming 2012 season.
“Our organization had a very strong first year that was made successful with the solid support from our partners, so we felt this was a good time to launch the new team,” said team director Bill Wheeler. “The new team we have has a lot of talent. The team will be anchored by former Cannondale/Monavie racer Bryan Alders and include Chris Baddick and Sam Morrison from the 2011 Epic Endurance Cycling Team. New additions to the team are Deidre York and Jason Hilimire”.
County Line Road Closure Scheduled for Wednesday, December 28th
Boulder Valley Velodrome Waterline Installation
Beginning Wednesday, December 28th, the developer of the Boulder Valley Velodrome has scheduled the installation of a waterline that will necessitate the closing of the portion of County Line Road between Bonnell Avenue and Austin Avenue. This portion of County Line will be closed to thru traffic from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. During construction hours, traffic will be detoured to Mason Street which is located one block to the east of County Line Road. It is anticipated that construction will begin and conclude on Wednesday, December 28th, weather permitting. Alternate construction date is scheduled for Thursday, December 29th. Construction updates will be provided as they become available.
For resident’s safety, the Town of Erie requests that pedestrians and bicyclists stay clear of the work zones. Please remember to obey traffic control staff and all traffic signage.
For more information on this project, please contact
Charley Fobare at 303-926-2877