Bus Accident Sends 11 To Hospital
Early last night the Colorado State Patrol responded to a single-vehicle crash involving a bus that resulted in 11 injuries in Garfield County. A Roaring Fork Transportation Authority commuter bus was traveling on Highway 82 when the bus encountered a slow-moving tractor. The rear of the tractor had running and flashing lights but not a slow moving vehicle emblem as required. The driver of the bus attempted to avoid colliding with the rear of the tractor by quickly changing lanes into the left lane. The driver of the bus then lost control and the bus began to skid. The bus passed the tractor during the skid, crossed the right lane and the front of the bus struck a concrete barrier on the right shoulder of the westbound lanes. Following the impact with the concrete barrier the bus rolled onto side. The bus had 12 adult passengers on board, all but one of them were transported to the hospital. Six passengers were transported to Valley View Hospital. Five passengers were transported to Aspen Valley Hospital. Of the injured, three had serious injuries, and eight had moderate injuries. The male driver of the bus had minor injuries and was cleared and released on scene. The bus was transporting occupants on a regional route from Aspen to Glenwood Springs with scheduled stops between the two hubs. This crash remains under investigation.
Public Invited To Local Rally To Send Off Those Heading To Denver Rally
The public is invited to a rally Wednesday in the Craig K-Mart parking lot. The rally is being held to support those heading to Denver that morning to protest the Environmental Protection Agency’s new emissions regulations for existing power plants. The regulations are expected to make it impossible to operate a coal fired plant, something that could be devastating to the Northwest Colorado economy. The Moffat County Commissioners will testify during the EPA’s “listening tour” in Denver, a tour that the EPA tried to schedule for non-coal states. Wyoming is not on the tour schedule, and several Wyoming residents, coal operators, and power plant workers are also expected to show up. Those who can’t go to Denver are invited to help send off those who can, by showing up to the Craig K-Mart parking lot from 5 to 6 Wednesday morning. The caravan to Denver leaves at 6. There will be a free pancake breakfast provided by McDonald’s. If you need more information you can call 620-0743.
More Options for Breast Cancer Screening
Five new providers have joined 41 agencies across the state providing free breast and cervical cancer screening to low-income women through the Women’s Wellness Connection at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The Women’s Wellness Connection has awarded $5.4 million to these 46 providers this year to screen 16,750 low-income women ages 40 to 64 years. The new agencies providing free breast and cervical cancer screening are located in Adams, Denver, El Paso, Las Animas and Pueblo counties. “We are happy to have these new partners join our efforts to prevent breast and cervical cancer,” said Emily Kinsella, manager of the Women’s Wellness Connection. “We urge every Coloradan to take time … to reflect on the consequences of breast cancer in their lives, get involved in local breast cancer awareness events and talk to the women they love about getting a mammogram.” Breast cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in Colorado, killing more than 500 women annually. According to the health department’s Central Cancer Registry, 75 percent of the 3,700 breast cancers diagnosed each year in Colorado are detected early, with lower early detection rates for Latino, black and uninsured women. When breast cancer is detected early, 98 percent of those diagnosed can survive. Likewise, when cervical cancer is diagnosed early, 96 percent of women survive. Nearly one in four low-income, uninsured Colorado women have been screened for breast and cervical cancer through the Women’s Wellness Connection program. If cancer is detected while enrolled in the program, treatment resources are made available.
In high school sports over the weekend:
Meeker lost to Hotchkiss (28-0).
Moffat County beat Battle Mountain (54-3).
Steamboat fell to Lutheran 61-7.
Little Snake River Valley defeated Ten Sleep 68-44.
Little Snake River Valley beat Dubois at regionals (3-0), then beat Burlington (3-0).
Moffat County lost to Roaring Fork at districts (3-0).
In cross country:
Moffat County placed 5th at the state meet
The Denver Broncos host the Washington Redskins today. You can catch all the action live on 55 Country with the pregame at noon and the kickoff at 2:30.