Rockslide

Colorado Department of Transportation crews were able to clear the 100-ton rockfall Friday afternoon. CO-133 is now open once again. Cleanup & permanent repair  work will continue in coming days.

KVNF Regional Newscast: January 16, 2014

Jan 16, 2014

Headlines

  • Power Line and Poles Damaged by Recent Rockslides
  • Retail Pot Shops in Telluride Mostly Seeing Tourists
  • Bill to Ban Food Stamps from Pot Shops Fails
  • Hickenlooper Asking BLM for a State-Centered Approach for Sage Grouse Management

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jan 14, 2014

Headlines

  • US 550 Still Closed after Rockslide
  • State Democrats Pushing Bill for College Tuition Aid
  • Same Sex Marriage Case in Utah Could Have Implications for Colorado
  • Tri-County Network to Help Residents Enroll in Healthcare

Colorado Department of Transportation

Update: 12:30 PM (January 15): CDOT has confirmed that US 550/Red Mountain Pass two miles south of Ouray will be closed at least through this weekend (until Monday, January 20.) Rocks have reportedly been continually falling on the road near mile marker 90 as crews try to clear the rubble. 

Kerrie Neet, the regional director for CDOT, acknowledged that motorists in southwest Colorado don't have many alternative travel options, saying "there is a hardship anytime we close this pass."