Gunnison County

Sixth Earthquake in 10 days for Western Colorado

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Western Colorado experienced is sixth magnitude 2.5 or greater earthquake in just less than 10 days when a quake measuring 3.0 on the Richter Scale shook an area in Gunnison County 10 miles east of Panoia Sunday afternoon.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake occurred shortly after 3:00 p.m. at a depth of about two miles beneath the surface.

Hunter Alert - Construction Closes Cottonwood Pass Road into Taylor Park

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Hunters who plan to go to the Taylor Park area for the 2017 big-game seasons are reminded that the Cottonwood Pass road is closed west of the summit in Gunnison County.

The road, known locally as Gunnison County Road 209, is being widened and paved from the summit to Taylor Reservoir at the intersection of Gunnison County Road 742. Construction work on the 16-mile section started in May and is scheduled for completion in September of 2018.