In Brief: Sinclair celebration of life; Glenwood Canyon closures; Glassier trails to reopen |

In Brief: Sinclair celebration of life; Glenwood Canyon closures; Glassier trails to reopen

Celebration of life Sunday for Travis Smith Sinclair

A celebration of life for Snowmass Village resident Travis Smith Sinclair, 39, is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. on Sunday at at the Black Saddle in Snowmass Village. Following the service, the celebration will continue at Snowmass Town Park from 3-4 p.m.

To celebrate “Travis-style,” the family asks attendees to wear something Sinclair would have loved, such as vintage ski gear, old Aspen Snowmass gear, flannels, and rodeo attire.

Donations to help support the Sinclair family may be made to the Travis Smith Sinclair Memorial Fund at Alpine Bank.

He was the father of Ryder, 13, Emma, 11, and Spencer, 8, and husband of Kalli Sinclair. His family has been here since the early 1900s and are the namesake for many Snowmass Village locations.

10 minute traffic closures in Glenwood Canyon for work

Traffic will be periodically stopped for east and westbound traffic Tuesday, May 2, through Thursday, May 4, on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

State and city officials said the stops are necessary to perform rock scaling operations and barrier replacement near the Glenwood Canyon recreation path and on an access road that leads to city of Glenwood Springs infrastructure. The work will take place at Mile Point 117.8 near the No Name Tunnel.

Vehicles will be stopped for approximately 10 minutes while crews perform the work. The queue of stopped vehicles will then be released before traffic is stopped again and the process repeats.

Rock scaling is a pro-active measure to remove the rocks, preventing a potential rockfall onto I-70 and the recreation path. Road closures must occur during daytime hours because the rock scaling crews need the daylight and visibility to conduct work and clear debris.

The work will help make sure the city of Glenwood Springs can perform necessary maintenance on city facilities, officials said. The annual maintenance takes place each spring in preparation for runoff from snowmelt.

Glassier Open Space trails to re-open next week

Glassier Open Space trails will re-open Monday, May 1. Also re-opening May 1 are the Aspen Valley Ranch Trail, Red Wind Point, and Wheatley Gulch, Pitkin County officials said.

The closed section of the Rio Grande Trail between Catherine Bridge and Rock Bottom Ranch re-opens Sunday at 5 p.m. Sky Mountain Park closures remain in effect until May 16.

Holy Cross adds to comment opportunities on rate changes

Holy Cross Energy announced additional opportunities for members and communities served by the provider to submit comments regarding proposed electric rate changes due to take effect on Sept. 1. 

In February, the Holy Cross Board of Directors adopted a multi-year rate strategy that provides what it called a “more equitable way” to collect the revenue needed to operate the electric grid and source the electricity supply needed to serve Holy Cross’ 46,000 members and their communities. Even with these changes, Holy Cross rates will remain in the lower third of all Colorado electric utilities, company officials said. 

Holy Cross will hold a public comment session during their monthly Board of Directors meeting beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, to provide an additional venue for the board to listen to feedback related to the proposed rate changes. This meeting will have an in-person option at the utility’s Glenwood Springs headquarters, a virtual option, and will be recorded for later viewing. To sign up for the public comment session, members can RSVP at

Holy Cross has also extended the deadline to submit written comments through their website from April 30 to May 15. All comments received by that date will be compiled and presented to the Board of Directors at their meeting on May 24. 

For more information on the proposed rate changes and to submit comments regarding the changes to the Board of Directors, members can visit


Local 14 year old writes young adult novels

Nyala Honey has done more in her 14 years on this earth than many people accomplish in decades. The 14-year-old Basalt resident has published two young adult novels, which she’ll talk about and read from at Explore Booksellers at 2 p.m. on June 8.

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