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2 years 6 months ago

Chimney Rock to be named national monument

DENVER (AP) - President Barack Obama's administration is creating a national monument at a dramatic rock formation in southwestern Colorado that is surrounded by the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Senator Michael Bennet's office on Wednesday confirmed a report in The Denver Post that said the move to preserve 4,700 acres...

3 years 8 months ago

Body of woman struck by rock recovered

Authorities say a Denver woman who was killed on Mount Princeton was struck by a large boulder that was dislodged in a storm. The Chaffee County coroner said Saturday that 30-year-old Deanna Miller died Thursday of massive internal chest injuries. The death was ruled accidental. Authorities say Miller...

3 years 11 months ago

I-70 back open near Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Colo. (AP) - A 25-mile stretch of Colorado's main east-west highway is open again after being closed since morning while crews removed unstable boulders from a mountainside that were threatening to tumble onto traffic 300 feet below. State transportation officials say crews were able to remove all the...

4 years 1 month ago

Rock removal continues near Cotopaxi

Rock removal continues on Highway 50 west of Cotopaxi to remove rubble from a rock slide that happened Monday. Crews worked until sundown yesterday and all morning trying to break the larger boulders into smaller pieces so they can be hauled away. Workers are using drills and blasting...

4 years 5 months ago

Rock slide kills Colorado hiker

A 30-year-old man has died from injuries after he was caught in a rock slide while hiking in southwestern Colorado. San Miguel County Coroner Robert Dempsey said John Arthur Merrill of Cortez was climbing El Diente Peak in the San Juan Mountains when he was injured. Another hiker saw...

4 years 6 months ago

Hwy 24 roadwork underway

Rock slides closed Highway 24 west of Colorado Springs twice at the end of summer. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is tackling the problem with rock mitigation operations on Ute Pass this week. The work began Monday morning. It should take two weeks. This week westbound Hwy 24...

4 years 7 months ago

Hwy. 24 closure today for rock removal

After rock slides partially closed US Highway 24 twice in successive weeks, damaging some vehicles but causing no injuries, the Colorado Department of Transportation is taking the unusual step of closing the highway to remove rocks. The closure is today, beginning at 9:30 am. They hope to reopen the...

4 years 4 months ago

Rock slide closes one lane of Highway 24

A rock slide has forced the closure of one westbound lane of Highway 24 near Manitou Springs. The slide happened Monday afternoon near near Cave of the Winds. Work crews are trying to clear the slide. Twitpic photo from Doug Leavy.

4 years 9 months ago

Rock Ledge Ranch gears up for July 4th

Rock Ledge Ranch plans an old-fashioned Fourth of July with picnics, music and historic speeches. Hear Abraham Lincoln recite the Gettysburg Address, General William Jackson Palmer read the Declaration of Independence, Katherine Lee Bates talk about her inspiration for "America the Beautiful," or visit a Civil War encampment. ...

5 years 3 days ago

Rock dropped from I-25 overpass

A Walsenburg woman reported Monday afternoon someone dropped a rock on her car from an overpass, cracking her windshield. Kelly Mallery-Coulter said she was driving around 75 miles an hour when she saw three men on an overpass at mile marker 49. When she came out the other side...

5 years 6 months ago

CDOT tests new traction material on I-25

The Colorado Department of Transportation is testing a new road material that could improve safety on curvy sections of I-25. The material is called crushed flint rock--it has a texture similar to sand paper and it's designed to give drivers more traction on the road. On Monday and Tuesday, CDOT...

5 years 6 months ago

Rockslides at the mine scar

Last December the Pike View Quarry had a major rockslide that shut down operations at the enormous mine. Sunday evening, another rockslide created havoc on the mountain. "Apparently with all of the rain we've had, mother nature isn't done yet." says Mac Shafer with Transit Mix Aggregates. The heavy...

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