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Highway closures are a big part of winters in Colorado, but how are those decisions made?
Glenwood Springs · Glenwood Springs

Highway closures are a big part of winters in Colorado, but how are those decisions made?

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Road closures are done through a collaboration between CDOT, highway patrol officers and local law enforcement. The decision to close a highway is mostly based on observations by personnel on scene. About five firefighters, 12 law enforcement officers and more than 50 towing operators are killed nationwide each year while responding to traffic incidents.See the Story
Plastic bags are going to be a big conversation in Colorado going into the New Year
Glenwood Springs · Glenwood Springs

Plastic bags are going to be a big conversation in Colorado going into the New Year

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The new law was passed by the state legislature as House Bill 21-1162. Stores will be able to carry recycled paper carryout bags or single-use plastic bags as long as they charge a 10-cent fee for each bag. The funds from the fee will be divided with 60% going back to each of the local municipalities and 40% will be retained by the businesses collecting the fee.See the Story
Buddy Program reaches 50-year anniversary in mentoring youth of Roaring Fork Valley
Glenwood Springs · Glenwood Springs

Buddy Program reaches 50-year anniversary in mentoring youth of Roaring Fork Valley

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The Buddy Program is a non-profit that empowers youth throughout the Roaring Fork Valley through mentoring services. For the past 50 years, the program has helped children from Aspen to Carbondale. Looking forward, they are expanding into Glenwood Springs to offer programs to youth downvalley.See the Story

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