Clearing Independence Pass of avalanche danger takes planning, a helicopter and 30-pound bombs.
If all goes as planned and weather conditions stay calm, the Colorado Department of Transportation plans to open Independence Pass on schedule.
Two skiers killed in a large avalanche in Colorado were good friends from a small town in southern Wisconsin, relatives and colleagues said Monday.
Experts are calling the avalanche that killed 2 skiers and injured several others on Saturday is the largest they’ve seen in the area.
Two skiers are dead and several others are injured after a large avalanche in Lake County.
Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation say Independence Pass is now closed for the season.
The USA Pro Challenge featuring Tour de France champion Chris Froome began Monday afternoon in Aspen with two parade laps through downtown.
For many, Memorial Day weekend is a kick-off for summer activities and that means heading to the mountains. We should be able to do that this weekend as many mountain passes are opening up as we head into the long holiday stretch.
Don Poole, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s maintenance patrol supervisor for Highway 82, and two other employees took two reporters up to show CDOT’s process and progress in clearing the state’s second-highest paved road.
Crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation are getting some extra help in their effort to get Independence Pass cleared for the summer.