NEWS

THE HEAT WILL BE ON ST. PATTY’S DAY PARTIERS

Undated—A DUI will cost you a lot of green this Saint Patrick’s Day weekend.  Nearly 90 law enforcement agencies across Colorado will be out looking for drunk or stoned drivers.  The annual St. Patty’s Day “Heat is On” DUI enforcement campaign begins tonight at 6 and continues until next Friday, the 18th.  With the actual holiday falling on Wednesday, a lot of people plan to start celebrating a little early.  Law enforcement agencies from Rifle to Aspen will have additional officers on duty looking for drunk or impaired drivers.

LOCAL SNOWPACK, STREAM FLOW PLUMMET

Glenwood Springs—The early taste of spring is nice but we need more snow according to local experts.  The latest snowpack and stream flow report from the Roaring Fork Conservancy shows the watershed at 87 percent of normal and dropping. A month ago, the Roaring Fork Watershed snowpack was 114 percent of normal compared to the 30 year average.  Officials with the conservancy say the snowpack is “flatlining” in the high country. 

WEEKEND DETOURS AND CLOSURES IN GLENWOOD

Glenwood Springs—C-DOT work crews will be trying to finish installing a storm drain linked to the Grand Avenue Bridge and that means more closures and detours for motorists.  Today through 6am next Wednesday, the main Glenwood Springs eastbound on-ramp will be closed.  The eastbound off-ramp at 116 will also be closed through 6am Monday.