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Sales Tax Receipts Top $17M

Sales tax receipts show a 4.36% increase for 2016 over the previous year. The City of Glenwood Springs collected $17,573,142 in 2016. Categories that were up included health and recreation, business services, accommodations, and building materials and supplies. For more information, go to

Grant Application Deadline 3/17

The City is seeking grant applications for the City's Discretionary Grant Program and Tourism Promotion Grant, managed by the Financial Advisory Board. The City annually allo­cates funding from the 2.5% accommoda­tions tax to be used to market and promote regional activities, attractions, and events to increase tourism in the City and surrounding area. The Discretionary Grants are funded by a portion of sales tax revenues from the Acquisitions and Improvements Fund for human services, special events, and public purposes as City Council deems appropriate.

Applications are due March 17, 2017


Wayfinding sign

Find Your Way!

Thanks to a $21,950 grant from the Federal Mineral Lease District, City crews last week began installing new bicycle-specific wayfinding signage along the City's trails. The project, which is specifically referenced in the City’s Long Range Transportation Plan, is just one part of the City’s comprehensive efforts to improve wayfinding for residents and visitors. The signs provide wayfinding information to our various trail routes, as well as distance to landmarks.  The FMLD grant funded the development of the sign placement framework, sign design, and an initial production run of approximately 70 signs.

New Wayfinding signage

Keep Grease/Oil Out of the Drain

Disposal of oil and grease into the sanitary sewer system can damage infrastructure and cause overflows into local waterways or property. Used cooking oils can be easily dealt with by pouring the oil once it is cooled into a tin can with a lid and storing it in the freezer. The oils solidify in the freezer. The residual grease left in the pan should be wiped up with a paper towel. Dispose of the items in your household trash.

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