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Seasonal road closures begin Saturday across Grand, Jackson counties

December 11, 2018 — The Bureau of Land Management will begin its annual winter restrictions on motorized travel in Grand and Jackson counties beginning Dec. 15, which continue through April 15 in most areas. The restrictions help reduce stress on wintering big game herds and prevent road damage. "These

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Travelers beware: Severe winter weather closing roads across region

November 24, 2018 — Numerous spin-outs, accidents and generally dangerous conditions due to blowing snow and wind have been reported across the I-70 corridor. While roads remain slick and snow-covered across Grand County, Berthoud Pass remains open. Conditions have forced a safety closure on I-70 Eastbound at Exit 203.

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I-25 and I-70 congestion-relief efforts in Colorado get a $90 million boost from federal grants

June 6, 2018 — Two major transportation projects on the Front Range got a vital shot of federal money this week, with officials in Washington, D.C., awarding $90 million in grants to help ease congestion on Interstate 25 north of Colorado Springs and fund improvements to Interstate 70 in

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Trail Ridge Road opens day earlier than expected

May 24, 2018 — Rocky Mountain National Park officials made the surprising announcement just after noon on Thursday that Trail Ridge Road had opened one day earlier than expected, thanks to the good weather and efforts of the park’s maintenance crews. Plans to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday

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Winter Park Resort wakes up to a foot of fresh powder, but still seriously behind 10-year average

March 16, 2018 — It's been a great day at Winter Park Resort as the mountain finally received some much welcomed snow in what has otherwise been an unseasonably dry March. About a foot of fresh powder has fallen in the past 24 hours, and there's still more to

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Wreck on Highway 40 stalls traffic Monday morning

February 5, 2018 — An early morning, multi-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 40 east of Hot Sulphur Springs ended without injuries Monday as a modest winter storm and driving winds made road conditions hazardous across the county. At around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, local first responders were called to

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What are they? CDOT snow traps help keep highways free of snow

February 1, 2018 — Keeping local highways cleared of snow is a monumental task in winter and while most citizens are familiar with plowing operations, the Colorado Department of Transportation also relies on a little known program, called snow traps, to help ensure safe travel for motorists. Snow traps

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How they do it: Keeping local roads safe in winter

January 9, 2018 — Snow is a fundamental part of life when you live in Grand County and while many locals know first-hand how difficult it is to keep sidewalks and driveways cleared, many may be unaware of the work that goes into keeping streets, county roads and highways

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State increases penalty for hit-and-run crashes

January 2, 2018 — A new law will increase the consequences for hit-and-run crashes starting in 2018, though some feel the laws are still too lenient. Under the new law, the Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles can suspend the license of any person involved in an

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Traffic alert: Expect lengthy delays on the I-70 mountain corridor next week

September 8, 2017 —  Taking advantage of lower traffic volumes on the I-70 mountain corridor, the Colorado Department of Transportation will perform necessary rockfall scaling just west of Fall River Road near Idaho Springs to protect motorist safety. With intermittent traffic stops planned for next week, those traveling the corridor through Clear Creek

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Fraser to add road medians, traffic safety improvements

August 18, 2017 — There are changes coming on the roads in Fraser. The Fraser Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to move ahead with a survey in preparation for the Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Improvements Project. The project will add medians similar to those in Winter Park to both

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Lanes reopen after truck loses load in downtown Winter Park (with video)

July 14, 2017 — By Sawyer D’Argonne | sdargonne@skyhinews.com The Fraser-Winter Park Police closed a section of Highway 40 in downtown Winter Park at around 1:30 p.m. today after a trucker carrying dirt spilled a portion of its haul on the road. The spill, heading east-bound in front of

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Park begins road projects, expect delays

June 13, 2017 — A major pavement preservation project began Monday in Rocky Mountain National Park that could delay some summer plans. The work will initially take place on a 12-mile section of U.S. Highway 34/Trail Ridge Road between the Fall River Entrance and Rainbow Curve. During this phase

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Heavy vehicles can cause trail damage

June 6, 2017 — The unpredictable Colorado weather this spring has left Sulphur Ranger District roads in wetter condition than typical and heavy vehicle use over muddy conditions can cause significant damage to unpaved roads. We apologize for any inconvenience, but ask that you please respect road closures as

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Snow forecast falls short for Grand County as winter storm winds down (with photo gallery)

May 19, 2017 — By BRYCE MARTIN | bmartin@skyhinews.com May’s late spring snowstorm that was initially predicted to bring up to three feet of snow didn’t exactly live up to the hype, at least for Grand County. Despite moderate to heavy snowfall throughout Thursday evening, average local amounts totaled less than a foot of

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