CITY HALL BEGINS MOVING TO CENTENNIAL HALL
STEAMBOAT SPRINGSCentennial Hall is beginning to fill up with warm bodies as the city's planning, intergovernmental services and geographical imaging systems departments moved into their new offices this past week.
"I feel privileged and proud to have an office in such a fine public building," said Planner Leif Myhre, whose office looks out on the main entrance to Centennial Hall.
While the planning and imaging departments are in a newly built space, the intergovernmental services department has moved into the restored and renovated Elkins Power Plant building above what will become a cafe and a meeting room.
BRIDGE REMOVAL UNDER WAY ON U.S. 40
MAYBELLWestbound travelers on U.S. 40 headed for Vernal, Utah, and beyond should face minimal delays this spring due to a bridge construction project just east of Maybell.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is replacing the Deception Creek Bridge on U.S. 40 with a box culvert. The 68-year-old bridge is one mile east of Maybell.
Construction crews from Civil Constructors Inc., of Carbondale, are working on the project during regular working hours. But most of that work is taking place off the two-lane highway and only occasional traffic stops will take place for the next two months.
Beginning in late April or early May, traffic signals will be installed to alternate one lane of traffic around the construction site 24 hours a day. Motorists can expect traffic stops of about 5 minutes.
Civil Constructors was awarded a $779,000 contract by CDOT for the bridge replacement.
BUSINESS CENTER GETS NEW DIRECTOR
DENVERBob Lee, director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, recently announced the appointment of Kelly Manning as the new state director of the Colorado Small Business Development Center.
Manning joined the state office in October as the associate state director of the Small Business Development Center. Previously, she was the director of the Kingsville, Texas, Small Business Development Center and vice president of operations of a telecommunications company in Texas.
"Kelly is talented, experienced and well-qualified for the position," Lee said. "Her leadership abilities, the knowledge she gained at the Texas SBDC, as well as her private sector experience, will be a tremendous asset to the business community."
The Small Business Development Center program is dedicated to helping small businesses throughout Colorado achieve their goals of expansion, innovation and management improvement.