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Craig Man Dies in Weekend Accident

IMG_1679The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal accident on Moffat County Road 18 yesterday evening. According to the Colorado State Patrol, 52 year old Dennis Otis was killed when the driver of the car he was riding in lost control on a curve and rolled the vehicle.  Otis was ejected during the roll.  Wild Continue reading

Study Finds Marijuana 114 Times Safer than Alcohol

MARIJUANA-300Compared with other recreational drugs – including alcohol – marijuana may be even safer than previously thought. And researchers may be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol use. Those are the top-line findings of recent research published in the Journal Scientific Reports, a subsidiary of Nature. Continue reading

Bloomberg Disagrees with Legalizing Marijuana

bloomFormer New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has sharply criticized Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana and called it a terrible idea. Bloomberg said at a meeting at the Aspen Institute on Friday that marijuana is hurting the developing minds of children. He admitted to smoking a joint in the 1960s, but he Continue reading

States Moving to Ban Powdered Alcohol

palcoholStates are moving to ban alcohol in powdered form before the product goes on sale out of concern it will increase underage drinking. The product, called “Palcohol,” is touted by its inventor as a convenient way to mix a drink. But Continue reading

Researchers Working on Breath Test for Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Researchers at Washington State University are working on a breath test to determine if a driver is under the influence of marijuana. Law enforcement officers have a test for alcohol, but they don’t have a tool to test for marijuana impairment. Right now, officers must use blood tests to determine if THC is present in a driver’s Continue reading

Accident Claims Wyoming Man

fatal-300A single vehicle rollover crash on Sunday resulted in the death of a Wright, Wyoming man. The crash occurred about 26 miles east of Kaycee, Wyoming. A pickup driven by 60 year Continue reading

Researchers Split on Stoned Driving Dangers

MARIJUANA-300Safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize their marijuana laws. Researchers who have studied the issue are divided. Marijuana can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking – all those are important driving Continue reading

Saratoga Man Killed In Head On Crash

wyoming hpAlcohol is suspected as the contributing factor that lead to a head on double fatality crash early Sunday morning just west of Douglas, Wyoming on Interstate 25.   The Wyoming Highway Patrol said that 39 year old Craig B. Powell of Saratoga, Wyoming was identified as the driver of a car that was going  the wrong way in the northbound lanes of Interstate 25.  At the same time 55 year old Kevin S. Martin of Continue reading

Victims of Fatal Wyoming Crashes Identified

wyoming hpThe Wyoming Highway Patrol has released the names of two people killed in accidents on Wyoming roads last week.  15-year old Nineth Pereyra of Craig was killed last Wednesday when the van her mother was driving rolled along the median of I-80.  There were a total of six people in the vehicle.  Nineth was the only one not wearing a seatbelt.  She was thrown Continue reading

Woman Killed in Wyoming Crash Last Week Identified

wyoming hpThe Wyoming Highway Patrol has released the name of the woman killed in a rear-end collision just south of Saratoga last week.  On the evening of July 2nd, 55-year old Carol Ann Cline of Encampment was killed when she drove into the back of a pick-up truck waiting to turn left.  The accident occurred on Wyoming Highway 130.  The pick-up was Continue reading

Fatal Accident in Garfield County

fatal-300A man died early Saturday morning when the vehicle he was driving collided head-on with another vehicle on Highway 82 near Basalt. The names of both drivers are being held pending Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife to Increase BUI Patrols

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 27th through the 29th, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence (BUI).  During the three-day weekend, officers will be on the water Continue reading