Pueblo County

Highway 96 closed this week between Boone and Highway 50

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The Colorado Department of Transportation will being work Monday on a six mile stretch of Highway 96 in Pueblo County as crews complete pipe work in the area.

The full closure is expected to be in effect from April 8-12 from Boone to the junction with Highway 50. Motorists will be detoured on to Highway 50 and Highway 209. Only local traffic will be allowed to use Highway 96 during the closure.

The project is part of overall improvements that include repaving portions of Highway 96 to improve safety and increase the lifespan of the road. Bridge repairs are also included.

Food safety course offered for small producers

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Colorado State University Extension is offering a three-hour course for small producers interested in bringing their home-made foods to market.

The class is offered by CSU Extension in Pueblo County and covers the food safety training required by Colorado's Cottage Food Act.

Extension Agent Laura Krause will instruct the course November 16 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the CSU Extension office located at 701 Court Street, Suite C, in Pueblo.