Independence Pass

Ben Katz / Western Slope Conservation Center

  • Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters in more hot water
  • CDOT falsely reported Independence Pass was closed on August 4th to reduce use
  • Biologists study impact of Glenwood Canyon mudslides on the Colorado River
  • Anti-speculation water task force fails to agree on recommendations
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation funds habitat & research
  • Mountain towns pursuing limits on short term rentals
  • Western Slope Conservation Center's Ben Katz explains issues with GMUG forest management plan

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  • Protestors demand regulation of new fracking project in Broomfield
  • Educators, lawmakers in Gunnison hope for DREAM act rewrite
  • CDOT crews reopen Independence Pass, day to day travel continues

  • Broadband access on many ballots throughout the state
  • Colorado gardeners asked to help plummeting population of Monarch butterflies
  • Independence Pass closes, earliest closure date in the last six years
  • Colorado ranked as the fifth worst state for trick or treating


  • Delta County Commissioners pay for study of North Fork groundwater
  • NASA scientists measuring snowpack
  • Towns ask BLM for more time to analyze new oil shale regs
  • BLM urged to release leasing information
  • Independence Pass to open on time Thursday