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News Roundup: Winter Travel, Spruce Tree House, & More

12/10/2021

We touch on a new CDOT mobile app, plans to stabilize Spruce Tree House at Mesa Verde, and more. Sponsored by Choice Building Supply Ace Hardware and Express Employment Professionals

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You're watching the Montezuma Local News Roundup. I'm Wendy Graham Settle. The Colorado department of transportation launched a new easier to use COtrip.org website, featuring a new roadmap with road conditions. You can also download the COtrip mobile planner app that provides statewide real-time traffic information that works with iOS and Android platforms. Both the website and mobile app provide links to real-time cameras to see what road conditions are like. If you do plan to drive during adverse weather conditions, CO. recommends that you pack a winterized emergency vehicle kit. Plan your route in advance and let someone know where you'll be driving and your estimated time of arrival. Check your tires, make sure the air pressure is correct for all of your tires and that you have at least three and one 16th inch tread. Drive for the conditions. don't drive faster than you can see ahead, and turn on your headlights. If you get stuck in a serious storm, do not leave your vehicle. For more travel tips visit cotrip.org. Habitat for humanity of Montezuma county has received certification, as an enterprise zone contribution project, from the state economic development commission. Donors who make a contribution of $250 or more to habitat can claim a 25% state tax credit and a 12 and a half percent tax credit for In- kind donations. The credit is in addition to the federal tax deduction for contributions made to any 5 0 1 C3 organization. Montezuma habitat plans to build five homes during the next five years in the Sedona estate subdivision and rehab five homes in the area. To learn more or to make a contribution, visit habitatmontezuma.org Hope's kitchen and the share house community food center will prepare Christmas dinners for pickup between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM at the Montezuma county Annex building on north Chestnut street. visit montezumafoodcoalition.org. For more information. The Pinyon Project seeks donations and sponsors for it's Christmas, for its kids program. families, individuals, businesses, and organizations are encouraged to adopt a family and provide unopened gifts, and clothing for the family's children. The Pinon Project also will accept donations of unopened toys and clothing. You can sign up to sponsor or family@pinionproject.org, and look under the events link. The National Park Service has initiated a 30 day comment period to plan for a major stabilization project at the Spruce Tree House at Mesa Verde National Park. The Spruce Tree House located below the park's museum was closed, after a rock fall occurred from the front sandstone arch. The public is encouraged to share observations, concerns, and ideas to scope out the range of issues and environmental concerns that should be addressed during the planning stages and subsequent environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act. To make comments and learn more, Visit park planning.nps.gov/M E V E. Thanks for watching the local news network update. I'm Wendy Graham settle.

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