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Rollover on Highway 133 injures two

A rollover accident Monday night on Highway 133 between Carbondale and Redstone, near Swiss Village, landed two people in the hospital and one in jail.

According to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reed, the accident appeared to have begun as a single-vehicle rollover before the car struck another vehicle.

A full accident report was still in progress Tuesday morning, so Reed could not confirm whether both cars were occupied or whether the person who refused medical treatment was also the one arrested for driving under the influence.

Hanging Lake rest area closed today

Hanging Lake rest area — the parking lot — will be closed today, the Colorado Department of Transportation said.

The Hanging Lake trail will still be open and accessible to people that want to walk or bike there on the Glenwood Canyon bike path.

Maintenance crews will be making repairs to barriers damaged by a rockslide in the spring. The work is expected to take only one day.

CDOT crews will do some guardrail repairs in addition to working on the barriers.


An article about Burning Mountain Festival incorrectly spelled the last name of the winner in the children’s division of the logo contest. The correct spelling is Max Leybourne.

Newspaper articles detailing the death of Bertha the elephant 63 years ago misspelled the last name of one of the men who shot the elephant. The correct spelling is Ernest Merrell, not Merrill.

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