After two weeks of cold and snow, a mild extended forecast means there’ll likely be a big draw to Colorado’s high country this weekend.
This year the Colorado Department of Transportation is working hard to make the drive better. They’ve hired a new coordinator whose sole responsibility is to monitor Interstate 70 and the surrounding state highways.
There could be a delay clearing snow off a busy stretch of Interstate 70 in the high country from Idaho Springs to the Eisenhower Tunnel because plow drivers for that vital stretch of road don’t have a home.
The U.S. Forest Service has approved the use of remote-controlled blasters to trigger small snowslides in an attempt to keep big avalanches from blocking Berthoud Pass near Winter Park Resort.
It was the wintry start to the Ride The Rockies on Sunday. It wasn’t what thousands of cyclists were expecting.
An avalanche occurred on Berthoud Pass near the Mary Jane Ski Area Friday afternoon.
Scattered throughout Colorado are dilapidated building that are remnants of once thriving businesses that were lost when roads moved, trains came through or mines were depleted. One of them is the 4 Bar 4 Ranch.
Sen. Michael Bennet helped take snowpack readings with snow surveyors at Berthoud Pass on Friday.
An avalanche closed U.S. 40 in both directions over Berthoud Pass and buried cars in the slide Friday afternoon. It has since been reopened.
The Colorado Department of Transportation is doing what it can to keep drivers safe in the high country by conducting avalanche mitigation.