Semi Driver Arrested After Fatal Crash

whpIn the early morning hours of August 15th, a crash involving two vehicles occurred on Interstate 80, 14 miles east of Walcott Junction. A van being driven by 35 year old Peter Bernardini of Chicago was traveling in front of a semi, driven by 57 year old Aleksandr Barabin of Portland, Oregon. For an unknown Continue reading

Roll-Over Crash on I-80 Kills Salt Lake Woman

fatal-300A 28 year old Salt Lake City woman is dead after the truck she was a passenger in rolled on Interstate 80 one mile west of Evanston. Krista Weaver was the front seat passenger in the Continue reading

Troopers Increase DUI Patrols Around Work Zones

DONT-DRINK-DRIVE-300The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) encourage all bar hoppers, concert goers, campers, backyard BBQ partiers, festival celebrators and everyone in between to plan ahead with a safe way to and from those activities. Law enforcement agencies Continue reading

Denver Court to Rule on Voter Citizenship Rules

Ballot-300A federal appeals court in Denver is considering whether Kansas and Arizona can force federal elections officials to help them impose their proof-of-citizenship requirements on voter registration forms. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Continue reading

Statewide Mental Health Crisis Hotline Launched

MENTAL HEALTHGovernor John Hickenlooper, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), has announced the launch of Colorado’s first-ever statewide mental health crisis hotline. Mental health professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide solutions and support to Coloradans Continue reading

Craig Firefighters Extricate Crash Victim

An accident on the west side of Craig sent one person to the hospital with injuries this morning. It was a little after eight when two vehicles traveling in opposite directions crashed on Highway 13 South near the intersection of 3rd Street.  According to the Colorado State Patrol Frank Moe of Craig Continue reading

Suspect Identified in Stabbing, Sheriff Recovering

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff is recovering at home after he was stabbed while trying to arrest a teenager in the Pioneers Hospital parking lot in Meeker. Undersheriff Michael Joos said Saturday that Woodruff is expected to make a full recovery after he was stabbed in the abdomen while he and Meeker Continue reading

Illinois Woman Killed in Head-on Crash Near Redstone

fatal-300A 21-year-old Illinois woman died in a two-vehicle, head-on crash on Highway 133 north of Redstone on Saturday night. The names of all involved are being held pending notification Continue reading

53-Year Old Motorcyclist Killed in Crash near Basalt

fatal-300A 53-year-old Aspen man died Saturday evening in a head-on crash on Highway 82 near Basalt. His name is being held pending notification of his family. The crash is still under investigation, Continue reading

Saturday Fire Destroys Home In Craig

craig-fire-rescue-300Seven residents of a mobile home in the Cedar Mountain Trailer Park in Craig all dashed to safety Saturday afternoon when fire broke out in a bedroom at the residence.  Although none were seriously injured five were taken to the Memorial Hospital for examination.  According to  Craig Fire Chief KC Hume Continue reading

Tips For Hunters On Surviving At High Altitudes

hunting-300Every year more than a few hunters must be rescued from the wilds and high country of Colorado. Hunters get trapped by snowstorms, injured in various types of accidents or simply get lost in the woods.   Hunters must remember that altitude can affect their health and their ability to move easily. And in the Rockies, weather can change Continue reading

Rio Blanco County Sheriff Recovering After Stabbing

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff is recovering at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction today, after being stabbed in an altercation in Meeker. Woodruff and Meeker Police Chief Bob Harvey were attempting to arrest a man in the Pioneers Hospital parking lot Thursday. Harvey was able to subdue the Continue reading