Friday, October 13, 2006

Glenwood wants to clamp down on free hot springs

Photo from Glenwood Independent
The Glenwood Springs police chief wants to shut down the "hot pots" where excess hot water from commercial springs pours into natural pools along the Colorado River. Why? According to the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, the pools are a magnet for crime and trash, and a danger to public safety. He wants the city to erradicate the pools in a way that they can't be rebuilt.

Bummer for boaters. Last time I kayaked that section of the Colorado - actually, the only time - we stopped and soaked a bit in the pools to warm up. It was a nice treat.

Maybe, instead of destroying the pools, the city should examine turning them into a city park. Might be nice.

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