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Rifle’s September Construction Fall Update

September 11, 2019

As fall begins to set in on Rifle and western Garfield County, construction will continue as a number of projects may affect driving and pedestrian traffic throughout the city in the upcoming months. Centennial Parkway...



I-70 reopens after vehicle fire in Rifle

September 4, 2019

Update 12:20 PM: Both lanes are now open. Westbound Interstate 70 is closed west of Rifle due to a vehicle fire near mile marker 85. Traffic is being diverted onto Highway 6 at the West...


Colorado’s seat belt usage rate sees jump from 2018

September 3, 2019

More Coloradans are buckling up before driving, according to a recent survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation. In 2019, the state’s seat belt use rate increased by 2%, from 86.3% to 88.3%, the highest...








Jackknifed semi closed one lane on EB I-70 Friday morning

August 16, 2019

No injuries were reported but there were traffic delays after a semi jackknifed on Interstate 70 near the Rifle Airport exit early Friday morning. A contracted U.S. Mail tractor trailer was traveling eastbound on I70...



I-70 eastbound closed near Rulison for accident

August 15, 2019

Eastbound Interstate 70 is closed Thursday evening at mile marker 85 west of Rifle due to an accident. According to a Garfield County alert sent a little after 6 p.m., the closure only affects the...




I-70 concerns dominate conversation on CDOT listening tour

August 14, 2019

BRECKENRIDGE — Officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation stopped Tuesday in Summit County as part of the agency’s summer statewide listening tour. CDOT is visiting towns across Colorado to gather feedback and concerns about...



Colorado may have just set an all-time hottest temperature

August 6, 2019

Pending verification by the Colorado Climate Center and the National Weather Service, Colorado may have hit its all-time hottest temperature on record last month. A reading of 115 degrees was observed at the John Martin...