Road transport

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

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

DATE: Dec. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Water from drilling used on Montezuma County roads

Montezuma County gravel roads are typically treated with a mixture of magnesium chloride and water to keep the dust down. But the county road department has added an ancient dust-control product...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Multi modal plan could put bikes, elk on equal footing

Traveling up County Road 211 toward Lake Nighthorse, I’m always amused at this “Share the Road” sign. If I come upon one of these wapiti, must I allow the same 3-foot buffer afforded to cyclists?...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Action line

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I-70 closes every 2.4 days west of Denver

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Gregg Rippy spent three hours in a Copper Mountain parking lot waiting for Interstate 70 to reopen during a snowstorm. It was one of the Glenwood Springs civic leader’s longest...

DATE: May 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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Roll, roll, roll brother robot trucker

SAN FRANCISCO – Picture an 18-wheel truck barreling down the highway with 80,000 pounds of cargo and no one but a robot at the wheel. To many, that might seem a frightening idea, even at a time...

DATE: May 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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In the Colorado General Assembly, debate on roads hangs in limbo

DENVER – When Colorado lawmakers convened for this year’s legislative session, both parties declared the improvement of the state’s 1950s-designed road network a top priority. Four months later and...

DATE: May 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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Road Runner provides lifeline in Southwest Colorado

Every morning at 7 a.m., Road Runner Stage Lines rumbles to a start from the Durango Transit Center on west Eighth Street, bound for Grand Junction. Born of a three-way partnership of the Colorado...

DATE: March 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dim-bulb drivers having headlights problems

Why can’t motorists manage to turn on their headlights? It happens every evening, all the time. These stupid drivers must be “greenies” who think that not having headlights on saves on gas. That’s...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Action line

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Durango Transit ridership falls

Durango Transit saw a decline in ridership in 2015, partially driven by a the new trolley fares and low gas prices. The number of people riding the trolley declined 19 percent in 2015 compared with...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado still not sure whether legal marijuana made roads less safe

Three years after Colorado voted to legalize recreational marijuana, little is known about whether the state’s roads are less safe – and law enforcement efforts remain largely focused on alcohol,...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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State eyes pricey I-70 ski toll

DENVER – Skiers stuck in Colorado highway traffic are getting a new option this winter to bypass the congestion – for a price. Colorado is converting a highway shoulder lane on a mountainous...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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Durangoans provide earful to Legislature’s transportation committee

In a state where the transportation needs are not being met – to the tune of about $800 million annually – every part of Colorado wants a bigger piece of the pie. On Thursday, officials from...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news