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Truck Accident Highway 550 Near Colona
Posted by <> on 9/23/2016 1:16:00 PM.
The Telluride Fire Protection District’s HAZMAT response team was dispatched overnight Friday to assist Montrose Fire Protection District with a head on collision involving a fuel tanker in Montrose county.

The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) is investigating the incident involving the collision of a semi-tanker truck hauling 7,500 gallons of diesel fuel and a pick-up truck at mile marker 114 on US Highway 550 in the Colona area just outside of Montrose. CSP states that the collision, which occurred at approximately 2:51am Friday, resulted in the tanker rolling off of the roadway.
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Watch Out For Wildlife
Posted by <> on 9/22/2016 9:15:00 AM.
The odds of you hitting a deer or other large animal such as an elk or moose on Colorado roads are up this year. State Farm puts those odds at one in 263, which is up 16-percent from last year. Those numbers are compiled from claims data, as well as accounts from the Federal Highway Administration.
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Moab Tour Guide Found
Posted by <> on 9/22/2016 9:14:00 AM.
Officials at Grand Canyon National Park say they may have found the body of a Utah tour guide missing for ten days. The National Park Service says it recovered the body from the Colorado River on Tuesday and is awaiting an autopsy. But officials say items recovered with the body seem to indicate that Joshua Tourjee's body has been found.
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Red Mountain Incident Closes Highway
Posted by <> on 9/22/2016 9:10:00 AM.
US 550 Red Mt. Pass Closed yesterday (9-21) as CDOT crews recovered a piece of heavy equipment which fell off the roadway earlier yesterday. A maintenance crew was conducting road repair earlier yesterday, milling and patching a section of pavement just south of Ouray near Bear Creek when the incident occurred. No one was injured.
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CBI: Missing Person
Posted by <> on 9/20/2016 10:41:00 AM.
Colorado Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered Missing Person Alert for Montrose County. Nikki Sinner was last seen at her Montrose home last Sunday, September 18, at 4:00 pm. She is 51 with Blonde hair and Blue eyes, 5' 7" 150lbs. She was last seen wearing a #58 Broncos Jersey and denim shorts. Ms. Sinner is traveling in her 2004 Mercedes SL5 gray in color with CO plate QSJ090.
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New Gates Installed in Dry Creek
Posted by <> on 9/20/2016 10:09:00 AM.
The Bureau of Land Management is installing new gates within the Dry Creek Travel Management Area west of Montrose to protect habitat for wintering big game animals. The gates are between Highway 90 and Rim Road notify motorized and mechanized trail users of seasonal closures from December 1 to April 15. The seasonal closures are part of the 2009 Dry Creek Travel Management Plan.
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Montrose Intersections Reconfigured
Posted by <> on 9/20/2016 10:03:00 AM.
The City of Montrose reconfigured intersections along North Mesa Avenue. The traffic reconfiguration gives priority to east and west traffic, rather than north and south traffic along North Mesa Avenue. It also provides cyclists with a calmer, alternate route apart from Main Street. 
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Black Canyon Winter Fees Proposal
Posted by <> on 9/19/2016 1:48:00 PM.
The National Park Service wants your opinion on a proposal to collect entrance fees during the winter season at the Black Canyon National Park. Fees would be the same as summer months, $15 per vehicle, $7 for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycles. Black Canyon annual passes remain $30 and are valid year round. Fees have not previously been collected during winter months.
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