Independence Pass to Open Thursday

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Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews have been working for about a month to clear the way for an on-target opening of Independence Pass on Thursday, May 25 at Noon.

Each year, CDOT crews work with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) to perform avalanche mitigation to clear up to one dozen slide paths that can impact the road. Necessary work to open the gates may include the following:

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Underway

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Last year, 60 lives could have been saved if everyone buckled up in Colorado.  To ensure Coloradans are using seat belts, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies will conduct the May Mobilization Click It or Ticket enforcement period from May 22 to June 4. Last year's May Mobilization effort resulted in 5,983 seat belt citations, including 295 citations for unrestrained or improperly restrained children under the age of 15.

Lake Pueblo Swim Beach Ready for Memorial Weekend

PICT Lake Pueblo Shoreline - CPW

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife team is preparing Lake Pueblo State Park for the unofficial start of summer on Memorial Day weekend and wants visitors to know what they can expect when they arrive.

Renovation work at the Rock Canyon Swim Beach facilities has been delayed due to a wet, stormy spring. As a result, a $500,000 project is behind schedule and the beach will not be ready by the traditional opening date of Memorial Day Weekend.

Sand Creek Site Hosting Special Evening Walk

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Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will host a special evening walking tour May 26 in observance of the Memorial Day weekend. The tour begins at 7:00 p.m.

Park staff will explore the night march of Colonel John Chivington and 675 troops of 1st and 3rd Regiments, Colorado (US) Cavalry, as they marched from Fort Lyon toward "Black Kettle's Camp" along Big Sandy Creek.

Program length is two hours, with a round trip walk of approximately one mile. Participants should bring flashlights.