If you plan to travel to the eastern states during the coming week, be aware that air traffic is likely to be interrupted as Hurricane Sandy impacts the east coast.  Most airlines have issued advisories for their ticketed passengers that will travel into effected area airports.  Travelers are encouraged to contact their airline or their airline’s website for the most current information regarding the airlines re-booking, cancellation, flight delay policies and latest news on possible closures or interruptions.  Links to a number of airlines news/travel advisory pages can be found below.

United Airlines
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The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle crash, which occurred at approximately 5:45 Saturday morning on Forest Service Road 700 approximately 12 miles east of Highway 131 near Wolcott, Colorado.  A 2007 Land Rover, driven by a 43 year-old male from Breckenridge, was traveling eastbound on Forest Service Road 700, which was icy and snow-packed at the time of the crash.  The vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway before rolling 134 feet down an embankment.  The vehicle came to final rest on its top facing east.   The driver was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle as it rolled. He was pronounced dead on scene.    The name of the driver is being withheld since the family has not been notified.  The Eagle County Coroner can be contacted for further information on the driver.  Speed is believed to be a factor in the cause of the crash.


Fun Halloween Ideas for the Family

You can help make this Halloween season extra special for your kids by getting them in the spooky spirit with some great Halloween reading, viewing and hands-on activities.

Eerie Reading

With all that homework that comes with a new school year, you may be hard pressed to get your kids to do any extra reading. However, a fun Halloween book will earn their attention. Check out “Professor Gargoyle: Tales From Lovecraft Middle School #1,” by Charles Gilman, the first in a new series about the strange world of a creepy middle school. With a science teacher who morphs into a monster before you even open the book, this is one book you can judge by its cover, and it may also inspire a great costume.

Frightful Viewing

There’s nothing more evocative of the season than a Halloween movie. You can make a night of it at home with some popcorn and an old classic like “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” or take the kids to the theater for a new tale. “Hotel Transylvania,” for example, a 3-D computer-animated film starring Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez, will make Dracula fun for kids.

Creepy Crafting

From carving your own Jack-o-Lanterns to designing your own Halloween costumes to adorning your house and yard with homemade decorations, Halloween presents the perfect opportunity to get creative with crafts.

Encourage your kids to go the do-it-yourself route this year. Not only are homemade costumes so much more unique than store-bought costumes, they can be inexpensive to create and are a lot more satisfying to show off to friends. Safety note: let little ones design their own Jack-o-Lanterns and help you scoop out the pumpkin, but leave the actual carving to an adult.



Fire crews from the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forest have begun burning slash piles in multiple locations. The decision to burn piles was made due to recent weather which has allowed for safe burning of piles and the elimination of any threat of fire spreading to surrounding vegetation.  Most areas in both forests received plentiful moisture from the recent snowstorms.  Pile burning will continue all fall and winter, as long as weather permits.  Plans are in place for slash pile burns in both Wyoming and Colorado.  It’s estimated that there are over 5,000 piles In the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests.  Forest users and the public should be aware that smoke from these burns will often be visible and is expected.  Questions should be directed to your local Ranger District Office.

In high school sports this weekend:

In football:

Little Snake River Valley beat Hulett 53-18 in the 1st round of the state playoffs.
Steamboat defeated Lutheran 21-20.
Meeker lost to Hotchkiss 35-12.
Moffat County beat Battle Mountain 48-14.
Hayden defeated Simla 58-12 to advance to the state 8-man play-offs.  The bracket will be seeded and announced Sunday afternoon.
Rangely fell to Kiowa 40-13

In volleyball:

Little Snake River Valley topped Upton at the State Playoffs in Casper (25-21, 25-19, 25-19).

At the district tournament in West Grand:
Hayden lost to Vail Mountain (15-25, 7-25, 16-25).
Meeker beat Paonia (25-22, 18-25, 25-23, 17-25, 16-14).
Rangely lost to Vail Mountain (25-23, 16-25, 18-25, 25-16, 13-15).
Soroco topped Paonia (25-10, 25-9, 25-9).

In cross country:
All teams competed at the state meet in Colorado Springs.

The Denver Broncos host the New Orleans Saints Today.  You can catch all the action live on 55 Country with the pre-game at 4 and the kick-off at 6:20.

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