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Its getting deep in BasaltBASALT The town of Basalt is asking for help from its residents to deal with the record snowfall this winter.

All snow from private property or sidewalks should be stored on private property, the public works department is reminding people. Dumping or pushing snow onto city streets and right of ways from adjacent private properties is prohibited.The Town asks that residents be responsible for clearing snow along sidewalks and away from mailboxes and fire hydrants, said a notice from the town government.Parking restrictions will be enforced so streets can be plowed. Illegally parked vehicles could be towed. Motorists are urged to look for signs that say, Snow Route, No Parking 3 a.m. to 6 a.m.When encountering a plow on town roads, motorists should turn their headlights on and stay back a minimum of 50 feet to avoid blind spots. Watch for plows backing up.Also, remember to prevent children from playing on snow mounds when equipment is dumping snow.

Wildlife commissioners available for public inputGLENWOOD SPRINGS Two members of the Colorado Wildlife Commission will meet with the public in Glenwood Springs on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to seek input on wildlife issues.Commissioners Roy McAnally of Craig and Tom Burke of Grand Junction will be available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wolfsohn Road. The informal meeting is open to the public.The gathering is designed to let the commissioners meet with constituents to discuss a wide range of wildlife issues. There is no set agenda. The commissioners will take comments and questions from the public. Staff from the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) will be available to answer questions.The Colorado Wildlife Commission is an 11-member board appointed by the governor. The commission sets wildlife division regulations and policies for hunting, fishing and nongame, threatened and endangered species. Commissioners also oversee DOW land purchases and property regulations.

Longtime Glenwood local diesGLENWOOD SPRINGS Dan Heim, a long time valley resident, died at his home in Glenwood Springs last weekend, apparently of a heart attack. He was 53.Heim, who was a self-employed painter, was found by a neighbor Feb. 3. The exact time of death was not known, and authorities withheld news of his passing until they could notify his next of kin.According to Kristen Clifford of the Farnum-Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs, an autopsy is scheduled for today.Clifford said Heim appears to have died of natural causes.

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