Aspen–The traditional Memorial Weekend opening of Independence Pass may happen after all. C-DOT work crews have been working diligently on both sides of the pass between Aspen and Leadville to get it open by tomorrow afternoon. Officials say despite 25-foot snow drifts in some places, they are making great progress.
Glenwood Springs–Officials with the White River National Forest say with record amounts of snow and warmer temperatures ahead, campers need to be extra cautious about flooding danger. Authorities say camping in low lying areas near streams could be especially dangerous right now.
Glenwood Springs–A plan to improve traffic flow along the I-70 mountain corridor between Glenwood Springs and Denver could be approved by federal officials as early as next month. Among the options being considered are widening I-70 to six lanes between Idaho Springs and Floyd Hill.
Colorado Springs–Over a thousand cadets at the Air Force Academy are now 2nd Lieutenants. It’s graduation day. Many graduates are headed on to pilot training school while others are taking on different assignments.
Denver–The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld an 18 million dollar reward in exemplary damages to an Xcel Energy lineman who was injured when a Qwest Communications telephone poll he was working on collapsed. Andrew Blood, who was injured in 2004, says Qwest was negligent because the company failed to do routine inspections of poles that were rotting on the inside.