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CLOSE TO HOME: RESPONDING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT IN OUR COMMUNITY

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Red Mountain Pass closed indefinitely

Rockslide causing grief for businesses and travelers
Silverton Mountain team members Aaron Brill and helicopter pilot Philipp Jelinek lay a net Tuesday on U.S. Highway 550 near Ironton Park, south of the rockslide that has closed Red Mountain Pass for a week. The nets are being used to help stabilize loose debris.
Alternate route

People who would like to travel north on U.S. Highway 550 from Durango to Ouray and points beyond must take an alternate route until rockfall mitigation work is completed by Colorado Department of Transportation crews near Ouray.
The best route is over Lizard Head Pass on Colorado Highway 145: Go west on U.S. Highway 160 to Mancos (27 miles), turn north on Colorado Highway 184 toward Dolores (17 miles), take Colorado Highway 145 over Lizard Head Pass to just past Placerville (75 miles), and take Colorado Highway 62 east to Ridgway, where it intersects with U.S. Highway 550 (23 miles). (To get to Ouray you must go back south 10 miles on U.S. 550.)
The 143-mile route from Durango to Ridgway will take about three hours under good driving conditions.

Red Mountain Pass closed indefinitely

Silverton Mountain team members Aaron Brill and helicopter pilot Philipp Jelinek lay a net Tuesday on U.S. Highway 550 near Ironton Park, south of the rockslide that has closed Red Mountain Pass for a week. The nets are being used to help stabilize loose debris.
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