across Colorado

Governor orders flags lowered to honor victims of Thousand Oaks shooting

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Governor orders flags lowered to honor victims of Thousand Oaks shooting
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide until sunset November 10, 2018, in honor of the victims of the Thousand Oaks shooting, and as proclaimed by President Donald Trump.

Halloween DUI enforcement yields 349 arrests, next enforcement starts November 16

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The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law agencies collaborated to halt impaired drivers over Halloween weekend, the latest high-visibility enforcement effort as part of CDOT's The Heat Is On campaign. From October 26 through November 1, officers arrested 349 drivers, a decrease from the 375 citations last year.   

Independence Pass closes for the season

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Significant snowfall and adverse conditions drive decision to close

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews will keep the Aspen and Twin Lakes winter gates closed for the season.  Crews have recorded over a foot of snow that fell along the pass from the storm last weekend. Crews also met with Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) forecasters to discuss concerns with Avalanche mitigation. Typically, Independence Pass is closed by November 7.

It's that Time - Change Your Clock – Check Your Stocks

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Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 4, at 2:00 a.m. That means we will turn our clocks back one hour - and gain an hour of sleep! The semi-annual time change is also a great opportunity for valuable preparedness steps focused on checking your emergency preparedness supplies or stocks.

Change Your Clock, Check Your Stocks

As you prepare to change your clock, it's time to check the stock in your emergency preparedness kit for items that may be missing or expired. If you don't have a preparedness kit, you can create one that includes: