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South Table Mountain Park Plans

Visitors to South Table Mountain Park will see activity beyond hiking, biking and horseback riding this year.

Jeffco Open Space is building three new miles of trail in 2013 on the western part of the mesa.

Staff will upgrade service roads to include in the trail system and accommodate utility-company vehicles.

Trail building equipment will be transported onto park property on the mesa top via Quaker Street.

Visitors can assist this process by using designated trails to prevent erosion, protect wildlife habitat and sustain vegetation.

More information and a map of park plan are posted on the South Table Mountain Park page of jeffco.us/parks. Park users can stay informed of the latest park developments by signing up on South Table Mountain Park contact list by sending an email message to stm@jeffco.us.

RTD light rail closure on July 13

The RTD Light Rail system into downtown Denver will be temporarily closed Saturday, July 13. Shuttle buses will help transport customers from station to station during the closure.

The closure will help RTD carry out maintenance and repair work near the Auraria West Station.

As a result, the C, E and W Lines from Auraria West into Union Station will be closed to light rail traffic from 4 a.m. until 10 p.m. that day.

Affected stations will include Denver Union Station, Pepsi Center/Elitch Gardens, Sports Authority Field, and Auraria West. During the closure, the W Line eastbound service will end at the Decatur/Federal Station. For more information, and shuttle bus information, visit RTD’s website at RTD-Denver.com.

Transportation hearing

The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Board of Directors will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at 1290 Broadway, Denver.

The hearing is an opportunity for people  to comment on proposed amendments to the 2035 Metro Vision Regional Transportation Plan (2035 MVRTP), and two draft air-quality documents associated with the amendments - the DRCOG CO and PM10 Conformity Determination and the Denver Southern Subarea 8-hour Ozone Conformity Determination.  

More information about the hearing is available online at www.drcog.org.

Public comment to DRCOG can be given through the website, or via mail to DRCOG Chair, 1290 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver CO 80203-5606 or by email to drcog@drcog.org.

For more information, contact Mark Northrop at 303-480-6771 or mnorthrop@drcog.org.  

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