• News, January 16th PILT FUNDS IN JEOPARDY Undated—PILT funds are on the federal chopping block once again.  The Payment in Lieu of Taxes program, which reimburses local, rural governments for losses where large amounts of un-taxable federal land are shared were excluded from the 1.1 trillion dollar spending bill.  Western slope Congressman Scott Tipton voted against the bill over ...
  • OSHA releases new resources to protect hospital workers and enhance patient safety WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today launched a new educational Web resource, http://www.osha.gov/hospitals, which has extensive materials to help hospitals prevent worker injuries, assess workplace safety needs, enhance safe patient handling programs, and implement safety and health management systems. The materials include fact books, self-assessments and best practice ...
  • CDOT EDUCATION CAMPAIGN SEEKS TO CHANGE DRIVING HABITS OF MOUNTAIN VISITORS DENVER – For those who dream of a day when Interstate 70 traffic coming out of the mountains isn’t bumper-to-bumper, the Colorado Department of Transportation is launching a campaign in conjunction with the Martin Luther King holiday weekend to encourage mountain visitors to minimize delay by playing longer in the mountains. The driving force behind the ...
  • US 550 To Remain Closed Through the Weekend OURAY COUNTY – US 550 over Red Mountain Pass will remain closed at least through the weekend, due to continuous rockfall and the risk of more at MM 90, two miles south of Ouray. There is currently no estimate for a reopening of the pass beyond this weekend, though more will be known by Friday ...
  • US 550 SOUTH OF OURAY TO REMAIN CLOSED AT LEAST THROUGH WEEKEND OURAY COUNTY – US 550 over Red Mountain Pass will remain closed at least through the weekend, due to continuous rockfall and the risk of more at MM 90, two miles south of Ouray. There is currently no estimate for a reopening of the pass beyond this weekend, though more will be known by Friday ...
  • Lane closures in Glenwood Canyon for rock fall mitigation GLENWOOD CANYON — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be performing rock fall mitigation work, Wednesday, January 15 on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon between mile marker (MM) 120 and (MM) 121. The work is necessary to help improve safety. Crews will be working in collaboration with Yenter Companies tomorrow morning from 9 a.m. to about noon. Delays should ...
  • James Surls Center for Visual Art releases Library Space project.  “We are extremely appreciative of the town’s support of our project and the process to get us to this point,” said Jim Calaway, the driving force behind the Surls Center. “After doing our due diligence over the last few months, including getting the library location re-zoned, conversations with potential donors and a true evaluation ...
  • Roaring Fork Business Resource Center Elects New Members to Board of Directors Glenwood Springs, CO (January 14, 2013) – Roaring Fork Business Resource Center is pleased to announce the election of two new members to the organization’s Board of Directors:  Michael Bennett (Post Independent) and Maureen Stepp (Colorado Mountain College). Michael Bennett is the publisher of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.  Michael believes in building better communities and ...
  • General Assembly lauds former Chief Justice Bender DENVER – Members of the Colorado Senate and House of Representatives from both sides of the aisle gave former Chief Justice Michael L. Bender praise and accolades today as they wished him well in his retirement. In presenting Bender with a plaque and a Colorado flag from both chambers of the General Assembly, Sen. Lucia Guzman said she had ...
  • CDOT Adopt a Highway Program a Great Way to Give Back to Community NORTHWEST – Roadside litter costs millions of dollars annually to control. The Colorado Department of Transportation relies on thousands of volunteers in the Adopt a Highway Program to help CDOT’s maintenance forces keep state roadsides clean. But there are still more than 4,000 miles left to be adopted—and more volunteers are needed to help keep ...