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Travel: Glenwood Springs named ‘most fun’ town in U.S.

The Glenwood Springs hot springs pool.

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By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — Most Coloradans already know that the hot springs, caves and rafiting make Glenwood Springs  an awesome getaway town. Now, thanks to a social media and marketing campaign put together by Rand McNally and USA Today, the rest of the country is in on the secret.

The town last week as tabbed as the most fun town in America in a summer road trip event that included 600 towns.

“We are absolutely thrilled to win the title of Most Fun Town … Glenwood Springs is a town that has always known how to show visitors a great time, and now people all across the country will be able to see what we have to offer and experience it for themselves,” said Lindsey Lewis, VP of tourism marketing for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association. In addition to media coverage by Rand McNally, USA Today and www.bestoftheroad.com, Glenwood Springs will also receive Best of the Road “Winning Town” road signs to commemorate the designation. Continue reading

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Forest Service seeks historic trail info from CCC era

The Forest Service is looking for people who may have been part of a Civilian Conservation Corp project building a 54-mile trail between Glenwood Springs and DeBeque.

Rangers want to restore historic trail between Glenwood Springs and Battlement Reservoirs, near DeBeque

By Summit Voice

SUMMIT COUNTY — The White River National Forest wants to honor public lands work done by the Civilian Conservation Corps by restoring an historic, 54-mile trail between Glenwood Springs and the Battlement Reservoirs, near DeBeque.

Parts of the trail still exist, but much of it has fallen into disrepair or been abandoned. Before starting on the reconstruction project, the Forest Service wants to hear from anyone who may have worked on the original trail, back in the 1930s and 1940s.

“We would like to hear from the CCC alumni who worked on the White River and perhaps worked on this trail,” said Rifle District Ranger Glenn Adams. “There is a lot we don’t know about the work they did. We don’t know where all the camps were located, for example. If there is someone out there who worked on this project or knows someone who did, we would like to hear from them.”

If you can help document the history of the CCC Trail from 4 Mile Park to the Battlement Reservoirs, especially if you worked on the trail as a part of the CCC, you are urged to contact Glenn Adams, District Ranger for the Rifle Ranger District, at (970) 625-6840, or by mail at 0094 County Road 244, Rifle, CO 81650.

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