News in Brief
Dust control slated for Prince Creek RoadThe county’s Road and Bridge Department will be doing dust control on Prince Creek Road on Tuesday.Motorists are asked to travel with caution and expect slight delays, from five to 10 minutes while using the road. The department apologizes for any inconvenience and thanks the public for the cooperation.Any questions about the work can be answered by the department at 920-5390.Two Rivers Road down to one laneBecause of bridge construction beginning Monday, June 27, Two Rivers Road in Basalt will be reduced to one lane periodically for three to four weeks.Commuters are urged to take an alternate route. Call 927-4723 for more information.Pond construction under way at golf coursePreliminary construction of a new irrigation pond at the Aspen Golf Club is under way and will continue through July 1.Eventually, a new water reuse/irrigation system will be installed at the municipal course. It will use treated effluent from the city’s wastewater treatment plan, saving an estimated 100 million gallons of fresh water at the golf course annually.The work now being done includes the stockpiling of topsoil for landscape restoration and the stockpiling of boulders for lake construction. Play at the course will not be interrupted.Woman killed by mud flapCOLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Charges are unlikely to be filed in the death of a Colorado Springs woman who was killed when a mud flap broke off a government dump truck and crashed through her windshield, police said.Eileen Langan, 70, died Friday en route to Penrose Hospital after she passed the El Paso County truck going the opposite direction on Woodmen Road. The rubber flap and the steel bracket that attached it to the truck broke off, gouging the pavement before it hit Langan’s small sport-utility vehicle.The flap tore away from the bracket as the steel pierced the windshield, hitting Langan in the head and breaking other windows in her SUV before landing in the back of the vehicle, Detective Mike Johns said.The retired kindergarten teacher was headed to a church service at the Servants of the Holy Family, said her daughter Alice Langan. The victim also was survived by her husband.Johns said no equipment violations were found in the preliminary investigation and it appeared the truck driver, 44-year-old Thomas Edmisten, would not face any charges.Cheney visits doctor for old knee injuryVAIL (AP) – Vice President Dick Cheney visited a renowned orthopedist Friday while in town for a forum held by a conservative think tank, his spokeswoman said.Cheney had an appointment to meet with Dr. Richard Steadman to evaluate an old football injury to his knee, Cheney spokeswoman Lea Anne McBride said. Cheney played football in high school in Wyoming.
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