Intersection Safety Improvements to be made
at US 160 and Bayfield Parkway
SW COLORADO, LA PLATA COUNTY - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be working next week at the intersection of US Highway (US) 160 and Bayfield Parkway. Crews will be adding a westbound dedicated left-hand turn lane onto Bayfield Parkway, located on the west end of the town.
Rodney Atkins has fans here at the Mirror...we can't wait to see this artist at the 2017 Olathe Sweet Corn Festival - Official...do you have tickets yet?
Safety concerns about the coverings used on trenches and the length of time it is taking to complete the South 3rd Street project have been received by City Council. The utility work is near completion and paving is scheduled for August.
Crews to Resurface CO 145 in Rico
SW COLORADO, DOLORES COUNTY - Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews will be working next week on Colorado Highway (CO) 145 in Rico. Crews will be resurfacing the highway (Glasgow Ave.) for a one-mile stretch through the town from approximately mile point (MP) 46.3, just south of the town limits to MP 47.5 at the north end of Rico.
Combating Plague to Conserve Colorado's Wildlife
DENVER, Colo. - New research from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and its partners shows that treating prairie dog colonies annually with a flea-killing dust or an oral vaccine can prevent their complete collapse when confronted with plague.
In a three-year study conducted in northern Larimer County, dusted or vaccinated prairie dog colonies survived during plague outbreaks while nearby untreated colonies were devastated. Neither treatment was completely effective at preventing plague, but some prairie dogs did survive in the colonies treated prior to plague outbreaks.
"The results of our field study showed that using insecticide dust to control fleas in prairie dog burrows or an oral vaccine to immunize prairie dogs against plague can help prevent the collapse of prairie dog colonies"said Dan Tripp, a scientist with CPW.
Burrow dusting has been used by CPW since 2010 to protect select Gunnison's prairie dog colonies from plague in the Gunnison Basin and elsewhere. Those efforts furthered conservation of the species sufficiently that a federal listing as threatened or endangered was deemed unnecessary.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR June 23, 2017
If you saw the film or read the book "Me before you"then you understand there is a certain romanticism when choosing your own day to die. In the film Sam Clafin's character is a quadriplegic due to a spinal cord injury.
Full Steam Ahead with June's second Sherb Talk on June 30th!
Wrap up the month of June with Karl Schaeffer, as he presents on railroad facts both past and present. The Sherb Talk titled, "Steam Returns to Ridgway,"will cover a spectrum of railroad topics including; the history of the railroad in Ouray County, the story behind the Motors/Galloping Geese, and discussion of the RGS 36(the original and the new steam locomotive at the Ridgway Railroad Museum).
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