6 simple steps for a safer winter travel season for you and your family.
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.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding drivers to brush off their winter driving hats and prepare for snowy conditions Sunday. Winter weather and winter driving will be back in full swing before we know it and we will all be better off if we take time to prepare.
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.
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Colorado has faced its share of disasters. In the last few years we have seen fires, floods and major weather storms. How many businesses were lost to those who were unprepared and did not protect their livelihood, their investment, or their business? According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA), "Roughly 40-60 percent of small busiensses never reopen their doors following a disaster."
Media reports of bear interactions with people or around homes have frequently been shared this year. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) websiteprovides valuable resources for those exploring the Colorado outdoors. Learn how to be "Bear Aware" and enjoy a safe hike, camping trip or unexpected encounter near home. If you are camping or hiking west of Interstate 25 there's a good chance you are in bear country. According to the CPW website, "Bears that learn that people have food routinely visit c