LUMBER TRUCK SPILL ITS LOAD ON HIGHWAY 40 NEAR KREMMLING
On Friday morning, a little after 10, a Peterbilt belonging to G & P Transportation from California, was pulling a flatbed trailer, hauling construction lumber. The Peterbilt was headed west on Highway 40, about 14 miles west of Kremmling. The truck entered a left hand curve and rolled onto its right side. The lumber separated from the trailer during the rollover and spilled all over the hillside. The truck and trailer traveled off of the right side of the roadway, down the embankment and rolled onto its roof. The driver and passenger were trapped in the remnants of the cab for two and a half hours during extrication efforts. Both were flown by helicopter to Denver area hospitals. The driver, 21 year old Mateo Zamora-Cuaxilotl from California, sustained minor injuries. He was cited for Careless Driving Causing Bodily Injury and numerous commercial motor vehicle violations, including driving without a commercial driver’s license. The passenger, 50 year old Hernan Lopez, also from California, sustained moderate, non-life threatening injuries. He was cited for permitting an unlicensed person to drive a vehicle. The cause of the crash is still under investigation; however excessive speed and driver inexperience are both contributing factors. The highway was closed for about two hours.
UDALL SEEKS RE-ELECTION TO PUSH THROUGH OBAMACARE
Senator Mark Udall has made it absolutely clear he is a supporter of Obamacare. In fact, he has made it a focal point of his re-election campaign. In a fundraising email, Udall blasts Republicans for opposing the plan, which is expected to cost the average family over $20,000 per year. Udall was hoping to raise $10,000 last month for his race. His support of the widely unpopular plan could be the difference in whether or not Udall is re-elected. His Republican opponents oppose Obamacare.
TIPTON REACTS TO PRESIDENTS SPEECH ON SYRIA
“My heart goes out to the innocent civilians in Syria that have suffered because of the fighting in their country. The use of chemical weapons by a government on its people is unacceptable, and the reports that this has occurred are troubling.
“I’m pleased the President is seeking Congressional authorization for the use of military force. There may be a difference however between ‘seeking’ versus ‘asking’ for Congressional authorization, and before the President proceeds with any action, I hope that he will allow for equal debate in both the House and Senate on his plan and ultimately adhere to the outcome of the votes we will take.
“The chemical weapons attacks in Syria should be met with serious consequences and there are a number of options on the table, including the President’s proposal, which Congress will debate and consider. Americans have many questions and concerns about the use of military force as a response. I believe that they must be taken seriously. Military action should always be the last resort and the use of military force should be in the best interest of the United States and/or our interests first and foremost. I look forward to reviewing the President’s justification for the use of military force in Syria, and to the discussion and debate we will have on it in Congress.”
This week, Tipton joined 115 of his House colleagues in a bipartisan letter to the President urging that he consult with Congress before taking any military action in Syria.
“We strongly urge you to consult and receive authorization from Congress before ordering the use of U.S. military force in Syria. Your responsibility to do so is prescribed in the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution of 1973,” the members wrote. “If you deem that military action in Syria is necessary, Congress can reconvene at your request. We stand ready to come back into session, consider the facts before us, and share the burden of decisions made regarding U.S. involvement in the quickly escalating Syrian conflict.”
In high school sports:
Over the weekend:
Steamboat fell to Eagle Valley (48-12).
Meeker beat Grand Valley (32-9).
Rangely lost to Dove Creek (46-6).
Hayden beat Belleview Christian (48-6).
Soroco topped Gilpen County (60-6).
Moffat County lost to Ridgeview Academy (20-6).
Rangely beat Grand Valley (25-21; 25-19), then lost to Coal Ridge (15-25; 16-25).
Moffat County fell to Roaring Fork (19-25; 8-25).
Soroco lost to Vail Mountain (25-22; 17-25; 23-25).
Steamboat beat Roaring Fork (25-22, 23-25, 15-13), and then lost to Coal Ridge (16-25, 25-13, 14-16).
In boys soccer:
Steamboat beat Delta (4-2).
In boys tennis:
Steamboat lost to Poudre (5-2).