CDOT Encourages Motorists to Prepare Vehicles Now For Winter Driving

Safe and Prepared - Helpful Tips

ROAD CONDITION/CLOSURE INFORMATION: To find the conditions and closures (including camera shots), log onto CDOT's traveler information site at or call 511 from anywhere in the state. Better yet, sign up to receive CDOT Alerts to your email or mobile device (go to and click the white envelope at the bottom of the page). Watch for periodic winter driving photos on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @ColoradoDOT.

From Making Sandwiches to Being Sandwiched – Advice for Caregivers

PROMO - Senior Citizens

Work-life balance for working caregivers may be difficult. But you are not alone - among the 44 million unpaid elder caregivers in the US, 75% are employed.

Sally is 49 year old caregiver to her 90 year old mother with Alzheimer's Disease. Sally is also the mother of two teenage sons and she works full time supervising a multi-million dollar program. Between her job, taking her sons to after-school activities, and caring for her mother, she has little time for her own hobbies and interests. Lately she feels distracted at work, a problem referred to as "presenteeism."

10 Tips to Make Physical Activity a Regular Part of the Day

Safe and Prepared - Helpful Tips

Adding activity into your day is possible. Choose activities that you enjoy. Adults should aim for at least 21/2 hours or 150 minutes of physical activity each week. Every little bit adds up, and doing something is better than doing nothing. Most important -- have fun while being active!

1. Take 10

Do at least 10 minutes of activity at a time to reach your weekly goal. Walk the dog for 10 minutes before and after work and add a 10-minute walk at lunchtime.

2. Mix it up

Small Business: Plan to Become Disaster-Proof Today

Colorado Business

Get Tips at Free Webinar hosted by SBA and Agility Recovery

You've gone online to get the checklists, read the articles, joined the webinars, and gathered some really good disaster preparedness tools for your business. But what should you tackle first?  Is it the financial protection that comes with good insurance coverage?   Should your priority be protecting your employees?  And how do you find the time to work on a disaster recovery plan?

This Weekend Marks Beginning of Child Passenger Safety Week

Safe and Prepared - Helpful Tips

CDOT and State Patrol Roll Out New Tools, Hold Car Seat Check Events

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) are teaming together in an annual effort to encourage parents and caregivers to protect children in vehicles. National Child Passenger Safety Week begins this weekend and runs from Sept. 18 to 24. The annual campaign raises awareness about child passenger safety laws and the importance of properly protecting children with car seats, booster seats and seat belts.

Is Your Company Prepared to Withstand Any Disaster Threat?

Colorado Business

Learn how at a series of free National Preparedness Month Webinars

When large scale disasters hit an area, the infrastructure failure is particularly damaging to small businesses. Recent flooding in Louisiana points to a hard rule: when your business is cut off from clients, vendors and critical staff, the economic losses continue long after the cleanup is done.