Interstate Opens Ahead of Schedule

I-70 through Glenwood Canyon opened this morning around 7:15, ahead of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s estimate of “no later than Saturday afternoon.” C-DOT officials told reporters yesterday that all lanes of I-70 will be open through the canyon, except for a construction zone around mile 123.5, where there will be only one lane of … Read more

South Park Creators Reach Agreement to Purchase Casa Bonita

DENVER (AP) – The creators of the irreverent animated television series “South Park” are buying Casa Bonita, a quirky restaurant in suburban Denver that was featured on the show. Matt Stone and Trey Parker said Friday they had come to an agreement with the current owners of the restaurant, which closed to diners in March … Read more

Glenwood Canyon Will Partially Re-Open on Saturday

The Colorado Department of Transportation has announced that Glenwood Canyon will partially re-open sometime on Saturday, August 14th. Thanks to the hard work of CDOT crews, the canyon should be partially open with one lane in each direction. Cleanup operations will continue through Saturday and beyond as long as weather allows.  Crews will be concentrating … Read more

Smoke From California Wildfires Triggers Air Quality Alert

Update (8/8/2021 8:00 AM): The air quality advisories have been extended until 9:00 Monday morning. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued an air quality advisory for central and western Colorado this morning due to heavy smoke in the air from wildfires burning in California. The Advisory is in effect until tomorrow morning … Read more

Independence Pass Is Closed

Independence pass has been closed due to multiple Mudslides. There is no estimated time for reopening. Reminder, do not use Cottonwood, or Hagerman passes. CDOT still recommending the northern detour route using Hwy 13, US 40, Hwy 9.

Glenwood Canyon Reopening Might be Weeks Away

DENVER (AP) – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says he’s planning to issue a state disaster declaration and it could be “a few days to a few weeks” before a canyon in the western part of the state can be reopened following massive mudslides that blocked Interstate 70. Polis said Monday that crews are working to … Read more

Watering Restrictions in Glenwood

As a result of the mud and debris flows in Glenwood Canyon over the past several days, the City of Glenwood Springs has instituted watering restrictions. Glenwood Springs water users are prohibited from outside watering until 6:00PM on Wednesday, August 4.

Casa Bonita Might be Bought by “South Park” Creators

Restaurants across the country have of course faced unprecedented hardships over the last year and a half during the COVID-19 pandemic, and sadly, many have not survived. However, the restaurant that is arguably the most iconic one in the entire state, may have been thrown a lifeline from a surprising but somewhat logical source. Casa … Read more

Former Colorado Governor Dies

DENVER (AP) – Former Colorado Gov. Richard “Dick” Lamm, who successfully fought to stop the 1976 Winter Olympics from being held in Colorado even though they had been awarded to the state, has died. He was 85. His wife said in a statement Friday that Lamm passed away late Thursday following complications from a pulmonary … Read more

Heavy Rain Causes Mudslides and Road Closures

Update (7/31 4:30 AM): Highway 133 is open in both directions. Update (7/30 5:30 PM): Highway 133 is closed in both directions again north of Redstone from mile markers 54 to 58 due to mudslides. There is not estimate for when the road will reopen. Update (7/30 2:30 PM): Glenwood Canyon is expected to remain … Read more