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Craig briefs: CDOT updates wildlife, safety improvements

CDOT updates wildlife, safety improvementsCDOT updates wildlife, safety improvements

CDOT updates wildlife, safety improvements

The Colorado Department of Transportation began a safety and improvements project in April on the 11-mile segment of State Highway 9 between Kremmling and Silverthorne, according to a CDOT news release. The work is expected to last until mid-July 2017.

Delays on Highway 9 can be up to 45 minutes long, and there are rough road conditions. Alternate routes are recommended and include Highway 131 and U.S. Highway 40.

Traffic impacts can be expected northbound and southbound on Highwy 9 from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m Monday through Friday. Crews are working on the north end of the project between mile markers 131 and 137, where there is one lane of alternating traffic.

At mile markers 136, 134.25 and 132.5, there are temporary detours in place for underpass structure work. Wide loads are restricted to 12 feet.

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Motorists, cyclists and bikers, please exercise extreme caution and follow reduced posted speed limits and flaggers' instructions.

If you have questions, contact our public information team at 970-724-4724 or sh9kremmling@publicinfoteam.com.

Community Interfaith Choir needs participantsCommunity Interfaith Choir needs participants

Community Interfaith Choir needs participants

The Community Interfaith Christmas Choir will practice for its Christmas Choir Concert at 6 p.m. every Sunday until Dec. 6 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. All are welcome, and the group is seeking participants. The free community concert is at 7 p.m. Dec. 13. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is located at Ninth Street and Finley Lane in Craig.

AAA offers tips to avoid animal collisions AAA offers tips to avoid animal collisions

AAA offers tips to avoid animal collisions

Collisions with animals can be both dangerous and costly. According to the Insurance Information Institute, animal collisions result in about 200 human fatalities per year. Last year, AAA Insurance policyholders in Colorado involved in animal-related collisions had an average automobile insurance claim of $4,662.

October, November and December are the worst months for animal collisions. October and November are especially dangerous during deer mating season. As the days get shorter, drivers are more likely to be on the road at dawn and dusk, which are times of high animal activity. Animals may be more difficult to see as it gets darker earlier.

Indoor pickleball space available to local seniorsIndoor pickleball space available to local seniors

Indoor pickleball space available to local seniors

The Senior Social Center now has an indoor place to play pickleball for the winter. Pickleball is now being played indoors from 8 to 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Boys & Girls Club, located at 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40 in Craig. Inquire at the front desk. For more information, email Sue Eschen at ssneschen@yahoo.com.

Wildlife zones to remain on region's corridorsWildlife zones to remain on region’s corridors

Wildlife zones to remain on region's corridors

According to a news release, the Colorado Department of Transportation traffic met with local law enforcement in Rio Blanco, Moffat and Garfield counties and Colorado State Patrol and will keep several wildlife zones intact on Colorado Highway 13, U.S. Highway 40 and Colorado Highway 82. Moving forward, the zones will maintain the fines doubled signage, but eliminate the nighttime speed limits in the two zones that have them, stated the news release.

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