THIS IS THE K-O-T-O COMMUNITY RADIO NEWS FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER
5TH. I’M CARA PALLONE. IN TODAY’S HEADLINES:
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Added air service comes to Montrose
A new Friday Sports Roundup is in
Awkward eye contact anyone?
And, a mountain weather forecast
There will be jump in flights landing at Montrose Regional Airport this winter,
with new flights coming from Dallas Fort Worth and San Francisco.
Colorado Flights Alliance has announced a 20 percent increase in flights.
Telski President and General Manager Greg Pack says it will be a game
changer for the resort, saying that Telluride already is the easiest ski town to
get around with the gondola and free public transit system. And now, it will be
easier for guests to get to town.
There also will be the return of service from Phoenix Sky Harbor and New
York Newark. There are nonstop flights from 10 metropolitan airports,
including nine major U.S. hubs. Low-cost carrier Allegiant will again fly
Wednesdays and Saturdays to Montrose from Los Angeles Airport and
Phoenix-Mesa.
The announcement is a positive for the region, but it still leaves questions
about what’s next for Telluride Regional Airport, which loses commercial
service this month. Great Lakes Airlines, TEX’s only commercial airline
provider, suspends service effective September 16th.
Colorado Flights Alliance Chief Operating Officer Matt Skinner says it wasn’t
completely unexpected.
“You know at looking at TEX… seen a reduction in services….”
He says they’re turning over every rock to try to find options to put scheduled
service back in there. Looking at this winter, it’s not a great loss in volume.
“You know 98 percent….it’s a tough loss for that commercial service, not
a major loss. Will continue to look for options for TEX.”
See detailed schedule information at www.coloradoflights.org/schedule
Colorado Flights Alliance is a nonprofit with the mission of creating vitality for
Colorado’s western slope through air service development.
Kurt Freidrich, recreation coordinator for the town of Telluride, sat down with
K-O-T-O Friday for a sports roundup.
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That was Kurt Freidrich with a Friday Sports Roundup.
Go on, it’s OK. Stare right into that stranger’s eyes.
Especially if you’re waiting for the person to cross the street while in your
vehicle. Or, if you’re the one about to cross.
Colorado Department of Transportation officials are reminding people that it’s
certainly ok to make awkward eye contact.
Why? Because it saves lives.
Of the nearly 1500 pedestrian-related crashes and fatalities in Colorado last
year, about 60 percent of drivers were at fault with pedestrians at fault the
other 40 percent of the time.
This week, CDOT announced a pedestrian safety campaign targeted at both
drivers and pedestrians. The campaign employs the tagline, “Awkward Eye
Contact Saves Lives: Heads Up at Crosswalks.” It incorporates media
placements around the state where awkward eye contact tends to occur, such
as bathroom stalls.
So why now? The majority of pedestrian-related crashes happen between
October and March, spiking in October and January. The majority of crashes
happen during the work/school week, in line with the recent back to school
crunch.
CDOT officials say the simple act of making eye contact at intersections and
crosswalks can help reverse the growing problem.
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meets next week in Glenwood
Springs. There are a variety of issues up for discussion, including final
regulations for big game, the Western Slop Deer Strategy, draft regulations for
snowmobiles, off-highway vehicles and aquatic nuisance control and hunter
education program changes.
The commission meets 10 times a year and travels to communities around the
state to facilitate public participation processes. The panel’s role is to set
regulations and policies for Colorado’s state parks and wildlife programs.
Check out the complete agenda at cpw.state.co.us
With Labor Day over, political campaigns are counting down the days to the
November 4th election. Bente [BEN tuh] Birkeland takes a look at two key
races.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST FOR THE WESTERN SAN
JUANS CALLS FOR A CHANCE OF RAIN TONIGHT WITH MOSTLY CLOUDY
SKIES AND A LOW NEAR 40 DEGREES. SATURDAY WILL SEE A 50 PERCENT
CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER 10 A.M. WITH PARTLY SUNNY SKIES AND A HIGH
IN THE MID-60S AND SATURDAY NIGHT CALLS FOR A CHANCE OF RAIN
WITH MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES AND A LOW NEAR 40 DEGREES. SUNDAY WILL
SEE A CHANCE OFF RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH PARTLY SUNNY
SKIES AND A HIGH NEAR 70.
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You know 98 percent….it`s a tough loss for that commercial service