Hwy. 13 project should be done soon

RBC | Motorists traveling Hwy. 13 between Meeker and Rifle can look forward to the end of a six-month construction project at the end of October. The project, which began in April 2016, covered 2.1 miles of highway from milepost 20.7 to 22.8 north of Piceance Creek. The road was widened from 26 feet to 40 […]

Motorcycle caution urged

RBC I To date, there have been 58 motorcyclist deaths in Colorado this year, nearly a 14 percent increase over this time last year when 51 deaths had been recorded, according to preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

Rural seatbelt crackdown ends with 1,593 cited

RBC I In response to high traffic fatality rates and low seat belt use in Colorado’s rural communities, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement launched their annual Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period from March 28 to April 3.

State to crack down on distracted drivers

RBC I There were an estimated 15,307 distracted driving crashes in Colorado in 2015, a number that has grown by 16 percent in the last four years.

Daily bus service from Denver to Glenwood Springs available

RBC I Bustang, Colorado’s first-ever state-owned and operated bus system, has begun weekend service on Interstate 70. The Colorado Department of Transportation’s new inter-regional express bus service will offer one round trip on Saturdays and Sundays: Glenwood Springs to Denver in the morning, and Denver to Glenwood Springs in the late afternoon. The weekend service […]

Holiday DUI patrols start

RBC I Beginning Aug. 21, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local agencies are stepping up education and enforcement for the 2015 Labor Day DUI enforcement period. The enforcement period, part of CDOT’s The Heat Is On campaign, runs from Aug. 21, through Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Phase II work begins on Meeker’s Market Street sidewalk project

MEEKER I The only things that remain to complete Phase I of Meeker’s Market Street Sidewalk Project, Town Administrator Scott Meszaros said, is to install a hand rail at School Street, for CenturyLink to bury a line and to finish the crosswalk on Third Street. However, the town has already started work on Phase II […]

Seat belt enforcement to toughen

RBC I Last year, 156 people in Colorado who lost their lives in crashes weren’t wearing a seat belt. Those lives account for more than half of the 308 passenger vehicle fatalities that occurred on Colorado roadways in 2014.

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Sidewalk work on Meeker’s Market Street to start soon

MEEKER I Within the past week, the Town of Meeker, utilizing funding support from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), has started work on the long-planned sidewalk and crosswalk installation on the north side of Market Street in downtown Meeker.


CDOT contract meeting set

MEEKER I If you would like to do business with the Colorado Department of Transportation, there will be a workshop on Wednesday at Kilowatt Korner in Meeker specifically for area small businesses. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be a free workshop and lunch. From 1 to 4 p.m. will be one-on-one consulting with […]