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CDOT Encourages Motorists to Prepare for Winter - October 24, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - This week, October 20 through October 26 is Colorado Winter Weather Preparedness Week and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is encouraging Coloradans to prepare their vehicle for the winter ahead.

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Artist-In-Residence Program for 2014

Artists have until Nov. 15 to apply for Rocky Mountain National Park's summer 2014 Artist-in-Residence Program.


The five or six selected artists will get to spend two weeks at the park's William Allen White cabin between June and September, providing them a creative, contemplative environment where they can generate artistic works and share their works with the

Hwy 285 Upgrades This Summer

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is beginning work to improve a 17.6 mile segment of U.S. 285 between Jefferson and Fairplay, a project that includes new passing and turn lanes, asphalt pavement and guardrails.

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Work also includes extending several concrete box culverts to accommodate the passing lanes, erosion control, and new signing and

Over The River Moves Forward

Christo is pleased that today the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA) announced that it has upheld the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) approval to use federal lands for Over The River. The significant public benefits of this temporary work of art proposed in 1996 by the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude for a portion of the Arkansas River in Colorado have been well documented.


State Amps Up "Click it or Ticket" Enfocement

 The Colorado State Patrol and 63 law enforcement agencies across Colorado are joining the nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign by increasing enforcement of seat belt and child passenger safety laws. The ramped up enforcement takes place Monday, May 20 through Sunday, June 2. The goal is to get more Coloradans to buckle up and ultimately save lives across the state.

In 2012, 159 people

CDOT Motorcycle Safety Campaign Begins

Motorcycle crashes killed 82 riders and passengers on Colorado’s roads last year and over two-thirds of those killed (69%) were not wearing a helmet, so the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding riders they have a choice to wear gear to prevent deadly crashes.

May marks Motorcycle Safety Month in Colorado, just in time for the launch of CDOT’s motorcycle

Hospital Board Term Limits Will Remain

The Salida Hospital Board of Directors will remain term-limited after a ballot initative to remove those term limits failed by a 2-1 vote Tuesday.

Unofficially, 570 ballots were cast. either by mail or in person. Of those 570 ballots, 379 voted to retain term limits, while 191 voted "yes" to remove them. 284 ballots were cast at the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center,


SALIDA, Colo., April. 29, 2013 – The U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Salida Ranger District office will relocate to a new facility during May 2013. The future site is located approximately 2 miles east of the present location at 5575 Cleora Road on the Salida Natural Resource Center campus.

The move will take place over a period of days and visitor services may be disrupted

Home and Garden Show "Huge Success"

It's being hailed as a huge success, as around 3,500 people attended the inaugaral Chaffee Home and Garden show, organized by the Salida Sunrise Rotary Club.

68 businesess and non-profit vendors displayed their wares this past Saturday and Sunday at the 1st annual event. While most vendors came from Chaffee County, some travelled from Colorado Springs, Leadville, Westcliff, and

Two More Gun Bills Pass

The final two bills of the Democrats' gun package passed the House early Monday, marking another chapter in one of the most contentious issues lawmakers have battled in recent years.

One measure involves training for concealed-weapons permit holders; the other the collection of firearms for those convicted of certain domestic violence offenses or those under a restraining