safety

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.

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.