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  • Governor Jared Polis defends his stay at home order
  • Lawmakers will return to Capitol today, briefly, and will extend session
  • CDOT suspends service to Bustang and Outrider inter-city bus routes
  • Grocery store workers risking interaction with coronavirus every day

  NEWS UPDATES

Colorado Department of Transportation

In this edition, we talk about public transit. Here on the Western Slope, distances between towns are long, and we end up mostly driving our own cars to get where we need to go. But the state of Colorado is working to make it easier to leave the car at home for trips between towns, and even to the Front Range, with its Bustang bus service. KVNF's Jodi Peterson interviews a public transit expert, the head of CDOT's Bustang service, and several passengers and drivers.

  • Bill that would allow cities and towns to ban plastics dies in committee
  • Colorado Department of Transportation warns motorists to prepare for snow
  • Capitol Coverage feature about why Colorado changed from a caucus to a primary

  • Hinsdale County Commissioners appoint new sheriff
  • 91 Fortune 500 companies paid no taxes last year
  • Measels cases at DIA cause officials to urge vaccination
  • High traffic at Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels expected this week

  • CDOT plans I70 rock work starting today, lasting until Christmas
  • Grand Junction weapons manufacturer settles with Federal Government
  • Mark up of wildlife bill in US House could impact species in Colorado
  • Ouray County Sheriff arrested, released over Thanksgiving for alleged DUI
  • Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club raising money for new Montrose facility

  • CDOT warns motorists about new traction, snow plow laws ahead of storm
  • Garfield County Sheriff issues pre-evacuation notices for Middle Mamm Fire
  • Capitol Coverage of new public health insurance option
  • Decker Fire outside of Salida now 14 percent contained
  • Second West Nile Virus fatality of the season recorded in Delta County

  • CDOT will not use checkpoints to enforce new tire laws on I70 this winter
  • Federal Trade Commission warns manufacturers of CBD medical products
  • Time is running out for state residents to comment on paid family leave program
  • Severed fiber optic cable leads to second computer glitch in state computers
  • Students around country and in Colorado plan walkout on Friday

  • First sentences handed down in deaths of children outside Norwood
  • General slated to lead Space Command speaks to Congress
  • New Space Command might headquarter in Colorado
  • CDOT will not blow up and clear boulder on Highway 145
  • CDOT starts summer work on I70 rock walls in Vail

  • Colorado 145 closed over weekend due to massive rock fall
  • CDOT crews continue blasting boulders, 145 to expected to reopen today
  • Memorial Day feature story about Gold Star mom in Colorado Springs
  • European country hopes to drill in oil rich Green River Formation

  • Dust layers in snowpack causing faster melt, run off
  • Effort to decriminalize magic mushrooms in Denver so far failing
  • Lawmakers spin on effectiveness of recent legislative session
  • Federal judge lifts ban on uranium mining near Paradox Valley
  • CDOT continues rockfall mitigation on I 70 in De Beque Canyon

  • Senate Bill 181 would redefine oil and gas regulations
  • House Bill 1177, the Red Flag Bill, causing counties to endorse sanctuaries
  • Record snowpack might be enough to fill Lake Mead, Colorado Rivershed
  • CDOT continues avalanche mitigation work on Red Mountain Pass

  • Rockslide closes I-70 westbound in Glenwood Canyon for hours on Tuesday
  • CDOT crews will work on rockslide mitigation on I-70, delays expected
  • Two bodies recovered from Island Lake on Grand Mesa
  • Delta County men presumed dead after Snow Cat falls through ice

  • CDOT begins McClure Pass construction project on Monday
  • Highway 133 to have three different road repair projects this summer
  • Farmers have unique water sharing program in Southwest
  • Montrose, Delta Hospitals will add new administrators, board members

  • School in Paradox closed, threat deemed not credible
  • Hundreds of students walk out in Grand Valley show of solidarity
  • Leader of Senate Democrats steps down, cites Republicans lackluster enforcement
  • Headlines from Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • CDOT to conduct repairs in Glenwood Canyon for most of summer, expect delays

  • Parks and Wildlife to host two hunting workshops
  • Take a ride with CDOT snowplow driver
  • BLM names new manager for Uncompahgre District

KVNF Regional Newscast: November 23, 2016

Nov 23, 2016

  • KBUT report on roadless rule in North Fork
  • Nucla hunters convicted of poaching
  • CDOT issues warnings
  • Thanksgiving weekend municipal closings

Steve Allen

A large rockslide at mile marker 29.5 has close Highway 133 between Paonia and McClure Pass. CDOT has not estimated how long it will take to reopen the road.  More info at cotrip.org.

UPDATE: Closure will be "long-term," per CDOT.

I-70 Thru Glenwood Canyon Fully Open

Apr 13, 2016
rockfall, glenwood canyon
Tracy Trulove / CDOT

Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon is fully open nearly two months after rockfall caused major damage.  

In mid-February, I-70 closed for nearly a week. Then it reopened to head-to-head traffic followed by single-lane openings in each direction.  

downtown Ridgway
CDOT

A major road improvement project in Ridgway is set to start next week.

The project includes widening State Highway 62 through the town and adding a turn lane. Additionally, the main streets through downtown will be paved for the first time (in Ridgway's 125-year history) and landscaping, public art, curbs, and gutters will be installed. 

I-70 In Glenwood Canyon Reopens With Limited Hours

Feb 18, 2016
rockfall, glenwood canyon
Tracy Trulove / CDOT

Updated 2/21/16

The closed portion of I-70 in Glenwood Canyon reopened Sunday evening, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. 

However, CDOT spokeswoman Amy Ford said intermittent road closures are planned over the next several days. 

"We think we are going to be in this combination of the pilot car configuration open from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m then closing down from 9 a.m. til 4 p.m.," said Ford. 

CDOT said the pilot car program will guide traffic through a six-mile long closure that's down to a single lane. 

Colorado Department of Transportation

After a large rock slide, state officials expect the closure of I-70 to continue until at least Saturday. The rock slide occurred in Glenwood Canyon early Monday morning, and then again Monday evening. Since then, the highway’s been closed.  Inclement weather is delaying efforts to remove dangerous conditions.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Feb 1, 2016

  • DMEA plans on offering program to cut electric bills for low income households
  • CDOT to display tally of highway deaths
  • Three arrested over pot deliver business
  • Man dies from heart disease on Grand Mesa
  • Bills face uncertain future in political climate in Denver  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Jan 20, 2016

  • Colorado traffic fatalities increased in 2015
  • Lawmakers could propose new restrictions on edible pot this session
  • A word with Rep. Hamner on budget issues at the statehouse this session  

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

Dec 4, 2015

  • Guilty plea in Montrose dental clinic theft
  • US Forest Service to hold open house about roadless rule
  • CDOT focuses on I-70 this winter
  • Ute Indian Museum breaks ground on new expansion
  • Lawmakers already planning out next years budget

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Oct 23, 2015

  •  Gas bills to drop this winter
  • Grand Junction Airport begins process of bringing down fences, gates
  • Refugee from Myanmar leads the way for others on Colorado’s Western Slope
  • Bus service between Denver and Glenwood Springs expanded

iSeeChange: Dangerous Crossings

Sep 22, 2015
Colorado Department of Transportation

The trees are starting to turn and the mornings are getting colder.  Fall is here, and that means increased animal activity. 

KVNF Regional News: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Sep 22, 2015

  • Lawsuit looks to stop expansion at Bowie #2 coal mine
  • Economy good, but slowing down
  • CDOT tries to tackle animal collisions
  • Judge rules cuts to school funding constitutional

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Sep 18, 2015

  • Homeless man gets 6 months for trashing federal land near Telluride
  • Montrose chiropractor seriously injured in collision
  • Mesa County DA resigns, takes federal position
  • CDOT says Bustang successful so far, but may expand in 2016
  • Oil and gas fatalities up in 2014
  • Colorado legislature continues to wrangle over rain barrels

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

Sep 16, 2015

  • Road closures across Western Slope
  • Montrose Fire District becomes first to sign up for city's new dispatch center
  • A look at TABOR and the recreational marijuana sales tax holiday
  • Legislators debate legality of collecting rain water

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Jul 14, 2015

  Newscast

  • Waldorf school close to becoming reality in Paonia
  • CDOT begins transit system from Denver to Glenwood Springs
  • Food Bank in Grand Junction begins looks for new home
  • Time capsule discovered in Lake City
  • Commissioners fight for grazing, roads in BLM area

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