CDOT

  • 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

Olathe Gets $226K Grant For Walkway Expansion Project

Jun 12, 2015
downtown Olathe
Flickr/jstephenconn

The town of Olathe recently received a large grant for a walkway expansion project.

Olathe got nearly $226,000 through the federal Transportation Alternative Program. The Colorado Department of Transportation distributes the funds to communities.

"The scope of the project is to provide additional walkway for a section of town that has a high volume of pedestrian traffic," Patty Gabriel, Olathe’s town administrator, said.  "And, it would connect our Olathe Middle & High School with our Olathe Elementary School."

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, June 4, 2015

Jun 4, 2015

  Newscast

  • Plane crashes in Montrose County
  • Pitkin County supports Thompson Divide Lease Swap
  • CDOT bus service from Denver to Glenwood Springs launches in July
  • Landslide near Collbran threatens more damage
  • Grand Junction homicide

CDOT Approves $1 Million for the Southwest Chief

May 25, 2015

The Colorado Department of Transportation Commission voted unanimously to approve $1 million to help preserve the Southwest Chief rail line in southern Colorado. It's part of a route that stretches from Chicago to Los Angeles.

The aging track needs major upgrades or Amtrak will have to reroute the line out of Colorado and parts of New Mexico and Kansas. The train stops in Lamar, La Junta and Trinidad, in southeastern Colorado.

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Jan 6, 2015

Newscast

  • Colorado tries to educate citizens, tourists about marijuana
  • State bike maps get local update
  • Social Security benefits sees light raise
  • Three elk become trapped in icy water

CDOT Wants Local Input On Statewide Bike Map

Jan 5, 2015
bikes, USA Pro Challenge, cyclists
Laura Palmisano

The Colorado Department of Transportation, CDOT, maintains a statewide map of bike routes. The agency is looking to upgrade this online map with more local information. KVNF's Laura Palmisano speaks to CDOT spokesman Dan Wilson about the effort. Wilson says the agency wants local governments to help it update the map. 

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