Glenwood Canyon

4:00am

Fri August 1, 2014
Hidden Colorado

Traffic Watchers And First Responders Work Deep Inside Hanging Lake Tunnel

The westbound bore of the Hanging Lake Tunnel
Jim Hill KUNC

You’ve most likely driven through the Hanging Lake Tunnel on Interstate 70 near Glenwood Springs. You’ve probably never noticed a giant hanger door or at least paid it no mind. Just behind that door sits a full-time fire and rescue department and one of the most technologically advanced traffic command centers in the state.

There’s a lot of action going on in the 4,000 foot tunnel situated next to the Colorado River, much of it you’d never get a chance to see – until now that is.

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5:00am

Sat July 5, 2014
Wildfires

Remembering Tragic Fire Deaths On Storm King Mountain

Memorial to 14 firefighters who died on Storm King Mountain. Taken June 27, 2014.
U.S. Forest Service photo U.S. Dept of Agriculture

7:45am

Fri December 6, 2013
Water

A Little Hydro Plant, But A 'Big Dog' In Colorado Water Rights

The Shoshone Generating Station, just off I-70 in Glenwood Canyon. Contruction started 1904 and it opened in 1909.
Maeve Conran KGNU

A complex series of agreements govern the distribution of water throughout the state. Along the Colorado River, farms, cities & towns, and the recreation industry are all big players. But everyone takes a backseat to a tiny hydroelectric plant that’s over 100 years old.

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10:35am

Mon August 26, 2013
Colorado Wonders

Watch This And Hold On To Your Colorado Summer

Screencap from Zach Becker's video, 'Colorado Summer '13'
Zach Becker YouTube.com

This is going to either bring back your own memories or set you to furious work on that summer bucket list. As the days shorten, this video captures a lot of the grandeur and fun you'll find in Colorado's mountains.

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10:30am

Sun October 14, 2012
Colorado Wonders

Happy 20th Anniversary To I-70's 'Modern Engineering Marvel'

A dramatic view of the west portal of Reverse Curve Tunnel as seen from the lower roadway
iagoarchangel Flickr - Creative Commons

Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of I-70 through Colorado’s Glenwood Canyon. That stretch of interstate often referred to as a “modern engineering marvel” took 13 years and nearly $500 million to construct.

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