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Highway 491 construction starts Monday in Cortez

Another phase of construction at the intersection of U.S. Highway 491 and Lebanon Road will begin Monday, March 13 and will require some lane closures, according to a press release from The...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Montezuma commissioners seek more input before Road BB decision

A fifth public meeting is planned for April to hear community input on the future of the controversial County Road BB and U.S. 491 intersection in Pleasant View. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Push for public transit goes to rural towns

Demand for public transit is growing in Southwest Colorado, but state funding to support it needs improvement, according to local agencies and a January report by the Southwest Energy Efficiency...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Family fondly recalls Cortez man who died in crash

A 50-year-old man from Cortez has been identified as the driver who died Sunday after his vehicle collided with a Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow near Dolores. The Colorado State...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango Police make 11 DUI arrests during Snowdown weekend

Local law enforcement agencies followed suit with statewide efforts to ramp up DUI enforcement for the Super Bowl weekend, which just so happened to coincide with Snowdown. Across the state, the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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UPDATE: County votes 3-0 to keep Road BB open

The County Road BB intersection with U.S. Highway 491 will not be closed, but whether the well-used access to the Pleasant View area will be reconfigured is unclear.During a public hearing Monday,...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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County plans meetings on Road BB and U.S. 491 intersection

The Montezuma County Commission is seeking public input on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s proposed changes to the Road BB and U.S. 491 intersection. Two community meetings are...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Storm brings snow, ice to Montezuma County roads

Road conditions were slippery in Montezuma County all day Saturday, after a winter storm dropped 3 inches of snow in the region overnight. A winter storm warning remained in effect until 4 p.m....

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Pleasant View residents oppose Road BB closure

A preliminary proposal that would close County Road BB at U.S. Highway 491 received significant pushback from Pleasant View residents at Monday’s Montezuma County Commission meeting. Forty...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Update: Approaching storm will be wet, then cold

Beginning Thursday night, a Pacific storm is expected to wring itself out like a wet towel over Southwest Colorado, bringing up to 2 feet of snow to the San Juan Mountains. The moisture will appear...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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County, CDOT plan to close Road BB at U.S. 491

The intersection of County Road BB and U.S. Highway 491 is reportedly one of the most dangerous in the state, and local officials plan to change that by eliminating it.Under an preliminary plan by...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Avalanche blasting planned Wednesday on Red Mountain Pass

Motorists traveling Red Mountain Pass between Silverton and Ouray can expect delays Wednesday while the Colorado Department of Transportation conducts avalanche-control work along U.S. Highway 550....

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news