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Home sweet homecoming for 6-year-old who was critically injured in I-70 Christmas Eve crash

February 20, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Almost two months after his wife was killed in a Christmas Eve car crash that left his 6-year-old daughter fighting for her life at Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Clark resident Brett Shaw will finally have all of his children back home under

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Avalanches cause problems in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming

February 18, 2019 — DENVER (AP) — Road crews in parts of Colorado, Montana and Wyoming worked Friday to clear avalanches that had closed mountain highways and undertook mitigation efforts in avalanche-prone areas. In central Colorado, Interstate 70 at Vail Pass and U.S. 50 over Monarch Pass were closed

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4 Colorado State Patrol troopers hit in 4 days

February 17, 2019 — With snowstorms making driving conditions slick and dangerous, state officials are pleading for drivers to slow down, especially around vehicles on the side of the road — and especially emergency service vehicles. Starting Thursday, four Colorado State Patrol troopers' vehicles have been hit while on

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Police investigating car vs. pedestrian fatality on I-70 in Glenwood

February 14, 2019 — Glenwood Springs Police are investigating a fatality that occurred late Thursday, apparently involving a female pedestrian who was hit by an unknown vehicle on Interstate 70 near the Glenwood Vapor Caves. The Glenwood Police Department said in a Friday Facebook post that the victim has

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Winter storm watch in effect for upper Roaring Fork Valley, up to 16 inches of snow predicted

February 13, 2019 — Another round of snowstorms is predicted to roll through Aspen and the Colorado mountains over the next three days, according to a winter storm watch issued by the National Weather Service. The watch goes into effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday and lasts through Friday afternoon with

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Man critically injured in rollover crash on Highway 40 returns home

February 11, 2019 — Chris was critically injured after his car slid off U.S. Highway 40 on Dec. 21. He spent the night outside in the cold before a passing motorist noticed his car and called 911.

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Traffic alert: Backup on Battlement Mesa Parkway to I-70

February 11, 2019 — 9 a.m. Monday: Motorists are reporting a major backup on Battlement Parkway, possibly due to a wreck, in Battlement Mesa headed toward the Interstate 70 interchange. Roads in the area are reportedly very slick after a morning snowfall. Traffic was reportedly moving again as of

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Meteor sighting: A bird, plane — no, it’s a fireball in the sky

February 10, 2019 — People with their eyes to the sky around 6 p.m. Thursday were in for a cosmic treat. A bright orb, glowing with the intensity of a full moon, shot across the cloudless expanse of stars, leaving a smoky trail in its path. Chris Powers was

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Colorado has more avalanche deaths than any other state

February 6, 2019 — Winter in Colorado is a way of life. Skiers and snowboarders instinctually flock to the resorts and the backcountry like birds in migration; children take to the parks for snowball fights and sledding, and shops and restaurants open their doors to the floods of tourists

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CDOT confirms Shoshana Lew as new executive director

February 6, 2019 — The state senate confirmed Shoshana Lew as the new executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation on Tuesday in a unanimous vote. Lew comes to Colorado following over a decade of public service, including work as chief financial officer and assistant secretary for budget

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Reports of multiple crashes on eastbound I-70 Rifle to Glenwood Springs

February 6, 2019 — Traffic is slow going from Rifle to Glenwood Springs and upvalley toward Aspen on Wednesday morning, as reports of a crash on eastbound Interstate 70 near Canyon Creek at milemarker 109 have left the highway traffic to left-lane only. Colorado State Patrol said there were

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Snow day for Roaring Fork, other area schools

February 6, 2019 — The Roaring Fork School District has called a snow day Wednesday for schools in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt, due to inclement weather conditions, especially in the Glenwood Springs area. Two Rivers Community and Ross Montessori charter schools are also closed, as is St. Stephen

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Aspen, Snowmass under winter storm watch from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night

February 5, 2019 — The winter storm barreling across the West is expected to bring heavy snow to the upper Roaring Fork Valley from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service's winter storm watch update on Monday night. Heavy snow is possible over many of the

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I-70 eastbound open through Glenwood Canyon, westbound limited to one lane

February 5, 2019 — Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon was finally reopened in both directions late Tuesday, after a day of cleanup and safety measures following an early morning rockslide near Grizzly Creek. I-70 WB: Road open between Exit 133 – Dotsero and Exit 116 – CO 82; Glenwood

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I-70 closed through Glenwood Canyon due to rockslide

February 5, 2019 — UPDATE, Tuesday 11 a.m.: The Colorado Department of Transportation expects to reopen eastbound Interstate 70 following a several-hours closure due to the early Tuesday morning rockslide in Glenwood Canyon. Westbound I-70 through the canyon is to remain closed until sometime later today, CDOT advised. —

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Safety vehicle hit in accident on Vail Pass

February 4, 2019 — EAGLE COUNTY — Snow storms on Vail Pass often result in accidents. One crash Sunday afternoon could have been much, much worse. About midafternoon, a westbound vehicle lost control on Vail Pass, bounced off a concrete barrier and ended up in a snow drift on

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One dead in I-70 rollover crash near New Castle Tuesday

January 29, 2019 — One person was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on westbound Interstate 70 near New Castle Tuesday afternoon. According to the Garfield County Coroner’s Office and reports from the Colorado State Patrol, driver Rebecca McReynolds, 60, a resident of New Castle, was ejected during the

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National Weather Service developing new tool to track snow, ice severity

January 28, 2019 — As winter storms have rolled across the United States, National Weather Service is rolling out a new tool — the Winter Storm Severity Index (WSSI) — that aims to provide an indication of the level of winter precipitation severity and societal impacts. Currently, winter weather watches, warnings,

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Photos from the Thursday morning accident that closed I-70 in Rifle

January 24, 2019 — Colorado Mountain College professional photography student, Stephanie Stocking, was one of the people involved in the accident that shut down Interstate 70 eastbound this Thursday morning near Rifle. Stocking was heading to Glenwood Springs when, at approximately 7:50 a.m., a vehicle that was westbound allegedly crossed over

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East Coast winter storm death toll rises to 5

January 21, 2019 — Officials say at least five people have died following the vicious winter storm that ravaged the eastern U.S. over the weekend. At least four people were killed Sunday due to the storm including a 12-year-old girl in suburban Chicago who died after a snow fort

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