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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.


  • A new ballot measure would amend the state constitution to allow local governments to restrict where oil and gas drilling happens

  • Silverton assesses the economic damage done by the massive rockslide that closed US 550 for weeks this winter

  • There are fewer hunters and fishermen in Colorado than 10 years ago

  • Marble to allow retail marijuana shops