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Jan 30th @ 4:32 pm

As you gather with family and friends this Super Bowl Weekend, there’s one important thing to keep in mind: Plan ahead with a sober designated driver. Law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado will have heightened DUI enforcement from 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 through 3 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4. During last year’s Super Bowl Weekend enforcement [...]

Road Conditions For The Western Slope

Dec 19th @ 10:58 am

Southwest Colorado (Region 5)  US 550 Passes Red Mt Pass          7″ of new snow with chain law in effect (dense and wind-effected) Molas                    10″ new snow with chain law Coal Bank             12″ new snow with chain law SH 145 Lizard Head Pass Snowing, icy and snowpacked Precipitation intensity on the above passes [...]

Montrose Airport First With New Technology

Dec 12th @ 9:14 am

Montrose Regional Airport is one of the first in the nation to implement a new air traffic technology which is expected to decrease fuel burn and ensure arrival even during Colorado’s hazardous weather conditions. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has introduced a new surveillance system called Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) which was created to help [...]

Thanksgiving Heat Is On For Colorado Motorists

Nov 20th @ 10:01 am

With a holiday that includes not only giving thanks, but also eating, spending time with family, and shopping, it is important for motorists to remember that the annual Thanksgiving “Heat Is On” crackdown will be underway over the holiday. Additionally, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will join Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Colorado and [...]

Independence Pass Closes For Season Friday at 1 pm

Nov 9th @ 8:36 am

Motorists encouraged to prepare vehicles for winter driving, check highway & weather conditions before weekend travel                 ROAD CONDITION/CLOSURE INFORMATION: To find the conditions and closures, log onto our traveler information site at or call 511 from anywhere in the state. Better yet, sign up to receive wireless text alerts and/or e-mails [...]

CDOT Kicking Off Its “Heat Is On”Campaign

Oct 26th @ 8:22 am

As we get closer to the holiday season you can rest assure that authorities will be out in force looking for dui’s.  And it’s all starting this weekend.  CDOT and the State Patrol will conduct their Halloween “Heat Is On” campaign beginning at 6pm this eve.  The enforcement will go until Thurs. Nov 1st  at [...]

CDOT Reopens I-70 By Vail Pass

Feb 23rd @ 5:00 pm

CDOT is reporting that I-70 is now back open at Vail Pass in both east and westbound directions.  That portion of the  interstate had been closed for much of the day because of poor weather conditions and it remained closed while crews conducted avalanche control work.  However, U.S. 5 at Vail Pass remains closed in [...]

CDOT To Close Rest Area Atop of Vail Pass

Jul 18th @ 4:20 pm

VAIL  -   CDOT may be forced to temporarily close the restrooms on top of Vail Pass as they look at some serious budget cuts.  Dept. spokesman Bob Wilson told the Daily Sentinel that the rest rooms were initially closed before because the water treatment plant needed renovations so CDOT brought in some port a potties [...]

CDOT To Work On Hwy 550 Bet. Durango And Ouray

Apr 8th @ 3:39 pm

MONTROSE COUNTY  -  Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be addressing some of the impacts of winter next week on the Million Dollar Highway (US 550 between Durango and Ouray) and on SH 141 in Montrose County. Work will include the sealing of cracks in the pavement, sign and delineator repairs and fence maintenance. [...]

NEWS: Thur. Dec. 23, 2010

Dec 23rd @ 5:13 pm

Gov. Bill Ritter today ordered the creation of a River Access Mediation Commission to try to help resolve disputes between boaters and property owners on Colorado waterways. The Daily Sentinel reports that creation of the commission was one of eight unanimous recommendations made by a 17 member panel appointed by the governor.  Ritter created the [...]