Last week’s 10 most-read articles on AspenTimes.com
Without further ado, the articles with the most page views last week. Drum roll …
10. Big cat finds home along closed Rio Grande Trail Biologist says wildlife thriving where Rio Grande was closed for the winter. 9. Crews to break up unstable rock still perched above I-70 A helicopter is on scene in Glenwood Canyon, where crews plan to break apart a large boulder that threatens to fall down on Interstate 70, according to a Wednesday morning update from the Colorado Department of Transportation. 8. CDOT inspecting large rock still looming above I-70 Watch a slideshow of the damage. 7. I-70 closure forcing some to take long way to Aspen Deliveries are late and travelers are scratching their heads, but the closure of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon hasn’t put a discernible dent into life in Aspen. 6. Rockslide closes I-70 in Glenwood Canyon A large rockslide at about midnight Sunday has closed Interstate 70 in both directions in Glenwood Canyon. 5. CDOT begins I-70 cleanup; no word on reopening lanes The largest of some 20 boulders that smashed down on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon Sunday night weighs an estimated 66 tons. 4. Massive rock slide closes Glenwood Canyon Work is expected to continue Tuesday on the area above Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon where massive boulders fell around midnight Sunday, closing the highway. 3. Aspen officer’s employment ended on conflict issue Valerie McFarlane’s employment as an Aspen police officer ended last month after she failed to file charges against an Aspen newspaper editor for allegedly drinking and driving, officials said. 2. I-70 still closed; CDOT suggests detours around Glenwood Canyon Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon remained closed to traffic in both directions Monday morning, after a large rock slide sent huge boulders tumbling onto the interstate at about midnight Sunday. 1. !-70 cleanup under way in Glenwood Canyon Crews have begun removing debris from a rock slide in Glenwood Canyon that has closed Interstate 70 in both directions between Glenwood Springs and Dotsero, but highway officials still don’t know when some portion of the roadway will reopen to traffic.
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