Colorado Department of Transportation

  • County hospitals working together
  • Deportation fear drives Colorado families to food pantries, churches
  • CDOT restarts work on Highway 50 project
  • Colorado celebrates Public Lands Day

  • 1.9 billion for transportation not nearly enough for CDOT
  • Colorado schools funded to test water for lead content in new law
  • DMEA will not hold an election, three new board members to be named
  • Capitol Coverage talks to Dem. Speaker Crisanta Duran
  • Saturday is Spring Clean Up Day in Delta County

  • Bill to increase Parks and Wildlife fees defeated
  • Month-long I-70 construction begins today
  • 600,000 Coloradans will lose Medicaid coverage under AHCA
  • Delta County to take public input on updated Master Plan

  • CO 145 to be closed briefly May 9th for project in West End
  • State motorcycle fatalities hit all time high last year
  • Capitol Conversation discusses Firestone fire, possible legislation

  • Capitol Coverage profile of Senate Majority Leader
  • Town of Paonia still seeks administrator
  • Colorado Dept of Transportation issues storm warning

KVNF Regional Newscast: December 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016

  • Lawmaker discusses state traffic issues
  • Holiday Season marks increase in scams
  • CDOT announces DUI enforcement results

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Nov 6, 2015

  • Delta closes in on finalists for city manager, again
  • Teacher Union lawsuit advances through state courts
  • Mesa County School District fires PR chief
  • Ridgway schools put out call to fill empty board positions
  • Delta County revenues flat, bigger cuts loom for 2017
  • CDOT enforces snow tire rule, opens extra lane to ease traffic

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015

Aug 25, 2015

  

  • Road project needs repairs almost immediately
  • Smoke causes concerns for Coloradans
  • Officials consider statewide graduation standards

Olathe Gets $226K Grant For Walkway Expansion Project

Jun 12, 2015
downtown Olathe
Flickr/jstephenconn

The town of Olathe recently received a large grant for a walkway expansion project.

Olathe got nearly $226,000 through the federal Transportation Alternative Program. The Colorado Department of Transportation distributes the funds to communities.

"The scope of the project is to provide additional walkway for a section of town that has a high volume of pedestrian traffic," Patty Gabriel, Olathe’s town administrator, said.  "And, it would connect our Olathe Middle & High School with our Olathe Elementary School."

Amtrak’s Southwest Chief is a long-distance passenger train that travels daily from Chicago to Los Angeles along the Mountain Route of the historic Santa Fe Trail.  Along the way, it knits together rural communities, like La Junta, Colorado and Raton, New Mexico and connects them to larger cities, like Albuquerque and Kansas City.  The route is at risk though.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is holding an open house in Grand Junction on Wednesday. 

CDOT said the purpose of the meeting is to get feedback on how to improve local and regional transit. The  information from the meeting will be included in the department’s statewide transit plan, according to CDOT. 

One of agency’s newer programs, set to launch early next year, is a bus service to connect the Front Range to the Western Slope.

Landslide Causes Economic Problems For Ouray

May 22, 2014
Red Mountain Pass, Highway 550, Ouray
Laura Palmisano

In January a massive landslide closed Highway 550 through Red Mountain Pass for a month while crews cleared debris. 

That stretch of Colorado’s Million Dollar Highway connects the city of Ouray to the town of Silverton. Construction on the highway resumed in April to repair damage and place chain covers over the areas most susceptible to rock movement.

Last week, Ouray declared a state of economic emergency as a result of the natural disaster.

Dan Bender/La Plata County Sheriff's Office

Update January 27: Technical climbing crews were on hand at the side of recent rockslides along Red Mountain Pass/US 550, installing wire cable netting to stabilize boulders that continue to plague the road below. 

The alternate route south toward Durango, Cortez and beyond is SH 62 to SH 145 through Telluride, and US 160.The Colorado Department of Transportation says that work will continue through at least Tuesday, and there's still no estimated time for when the road could re-open.