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Jeff Kuss memorial signs installed on Durango highway

Signs were installed Monday along Colorado Highway 3 to honor Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a Durango native who died in a jet crash while practicing with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The highway in south...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bigger, heavier trucks on Colorado highways a bad idea

While Colorado firefighters and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel often face tremendous obstacles and circumstances, the pledge we make as first responders is that we will always give our...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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CDOT deal preserves Road BB intersection at Pleasant View

Persistence to save the intersection of County Road BB and U.S. Highway 491 has paid off for Pleasant View.Montezuma County commissioners reported Monday that they have reached a deal with Colorado...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Transportation bill dies as Dems, GOP disagree on tax increase

DENVER – The Legislature primed itself to fall short of its goals Tuesday when it killed the most comprehensive transportation funding package put forward this session. House Bill 1242 would have...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Commissioners side with Pleasant View, oppose Road BB intersection

The Montezuma County commission voted 3-0 Monday to oppose a controversial proposal by the Colorado Department of Transportation to restrict the County Road BB intersection with U.S. 491. But while...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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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Durango’s Main Avenue mobility plan complete

Making north Main Avenue more inviting for pedestrians and cyclists will require new lanes, intersection improvements and streetscaping. A recently completed mobility study of north Main Avenue...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Work on U.S. 160 set for '15

With a focus on maintaining infrastructure, the Colorado Department of Transportation has an estimated $94 million in roadwork planned for Region 5 this summer and fall. A 9.1-mile stretch of U.S....

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: MT - News

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Wildlife underpass to divert animals

With a focus on maintaining infrastructure, the Colorado Department of Transportation has an estimated $94 million in roadwork planned for Region 5 this summer and fall. A 9.1-mile stretch of U.S....

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Who will show them the money?

The various stakeholders tentatively have agreed on a route for the realignment of U.S. Highway 550 – something some locals who call the first stage of the project “The Bridge to Nowhere” – doubted...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State raising funds for aging SW Colorado highways

As Southwest Colorado’s highways age, the state is looking to raise more money for construction. About 88 percent of regional highways are within 10 years of coming to an end of having acceptable...

DATE: March 6, 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