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Colorado Department of Transportation

  • This weekend, Colorado’s Department of Transportation says it expects towns and public lands in southwest Colorado to be inundated with visitors coming to see the solar eclipse. The eclipse will be visible in the U.S. early on Saturday along a path starting in Oregon and eventually passing over Mesa Verde National Park, and the Four Corners region. Lisa Schwantes, a regional communications manager for C-DOT, says that hotels in the area have been booked for months, and that Mesa Verde itself expects to see tens of thousands of visitors for this celestial event. Schwantes says it’s also important that people driving on highways this Saturday don’t pull over to the side of the road to view the eclipse, and instead find a designated area. And a grassroots organization in Arizona is pushing to remove the state's right-to-work statute in an attempt to strengthen unionization.
  • Colorado Secretary of state Jena Griswold is suing to stop Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters from overseeing this year’s election. And the state of Colorado saw more deaths on the road last year than it’s seen in almost two decades.
  • The head of Colorado’s department of transportation says the state will not get as much of a boost from the recently passed federal infrastructure package as the White House is advertising; The intensive care unit at Southwest Health System in Cortez remains at capacity, and includes a handful of COVID-19 patients.
  • The Colorado Department of Transportation says drivers will finally be able to travel on Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon as soon as this Saturday, marking an end to long detours that started last month after a large mudslide; Colorado hemp farmers are cheering a plan to give them more access to grant money and other benefits.
  • A few wildfires broke out over the weekend in Southwest Colorado.The Colorado Department of Transportation has more road work planned for Southwest…
  • The Colorado Department of Transportation has unveiled which projects it wants to build this year with a one hundred and seventy million dollar stimulus…
  • Colorado Governor Jared Polis is signing more bills this week from the recently concluded legislative session.The road work in and around Cortez will…
  • One Colorado state lawmaker who has been working for several years to pass a public health insurance program says he’s confident he will push the bill…
  • Colorado mail ballots will be arriving in mailboxes over the next week. Ballots must be returned to your county clerk’s office by 7:00 p.m. on Election…
  • A huge wildfire shut down a portion of a cross-country interstate highway for two weeks. Now, in a ripple effect of the fire, the newly treeless area is vulnerable to flash floods and landslides.