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U.S. 34 Big Thompson Canyon to open before Memorial Day; more work to come

U.S. 34 Big Thompson Canyon to open before Memorial Day; more work to come

Work is on schedule to reopen the U.S. 34 corridor before Memorial Day.

Just prior to the Memorial Day weekend, U.S. 34 Big Thompson Canyon will open for everyone to travel, and the project team is committed to keeping the canyon open for travel this summer, according to a news release Tuesday from the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The canyon remains closed to through-traffic until then. While there will be noticeable travel impacts in the canyon this summer, the team is still working to finalize exactly what these impacts will entail. CDOT plans to introduce the summertime traffic management strategies at public meetings later this spring in Loveland and Estes Park, according to the release.

U.S. 34 Big Thompson Canyon's roads and bridges were heavily damaged during the 2013 floods. The canyon and its residents also suffered from flooding in 1976. As a result of these two events, CDOT studied the hydraulic flow of the river in the canyon and its impact on the road and bridges along its path while looking for safety improvements and resiliency solutions to prevent and protect against future flood events.

Windsor Art and Heritage Center to host book sale March 31-April 8

The Windsor Art and Heritage Center will host the Spring Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 31 through April 8, excluding Sunday, at 116 5th St.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Windsor-Severance Library Foundation, according to a news release from the town of Windsor. The Windsor-Severance Library Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides financial support for extended programs of the Clearview Library District.

Hardback books will cost $2 each and paperbacks $1 each, according to the release. Children's books will be priced at $0.50 or $1. Media, puzzles and games also will be for sale.

Volunteers are needed to help with the sale and other Clearview library activities. For questions or to volunteer, email Joyce Johnson at joyceejohnson100@q.com or call the Clearview Library at (970) 686-5603.

Windsor's 2016 annual report released

Town of Windsor officials on Sunday released the inaugural Annual Report.

The 24-page magazine highlights major town accomplishments in 2016, according to a news release from the town. It also provides a look forward at what the town plans to address this year.

The report and a downloadable PDF can be found on the town's website, http://windsorgov.com/annualreport.

Printed copies will be available at town facilities.

Windsor to hold Greeley Canal Trail cleanup April 1

Windsor's Parks, Recreation and Culture Department will host a community cleanup effort for the Greeley No. 2 Canal Trail from 8-10 a.m. April 1 in Windsor.

The town is seeking volunteers to remove trash from the Greeley No. 2 Canal Trail, with several meeting location opportunities at the following trail entrances:

» 15th Street between Cold Creek Drive and Grand Avenue

» 11th Street just north of the Community Recreation Center

» Sundance Drive between Saratoga Way and Vermilion Peak Drive

To view a Google Map with meeting locations pinned, go to http://bit.ly/2msSDSs.

For more information or to register groups larger than five, contact Parks Maintenance Technician James JohnsonCQ at (970) 674-5406 or jjohnson@windsorgov.com