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Two People Seriously Injured in County Road 7 Rollover

1123 ROLLOVERA rollover accident on Moffat County Road 7 sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries Friday night. Troopers say a 26-year old man suffered life threatening injuries, after being ejected during the roll. His passenger, a 21-year old woman suffered serious injuries. The State Continue reading

Crash Takes the Life of Rock Springs Woman

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A crash east of Rock Springs Thursday afternoon resulted in the death of 33 year old Rock Springs resident Hannah Mayfield. The crash occurred on Interstate 80 about three miles east of Rock Springs. Police say Mayfield failed to properly negotiate a right hand curve in the highway and drifted off the interstate. She overcorrected, Continue reading

Accident Kills Kremmling Man

Vehicle-Accident-300A single vehicle accident late Saturday afternoon claimed the life of a Kremmling man. The rollover crash occurred on Colorado Highway 125 approximately 15 miles northwest of Walden. A van, being driven by Candido Pinedo of Kremmling, was traveling northbound on Highway 125 when the van Continue reading

Man Dies in Rollover Accident North of Steamboat

fatal-300A 50-year old man from Clark was killed in a roll-over crash about 20 miles northeast of Steamboat yesterday. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the driver, whose name has not been released, was driving to fast on a curve on Routt County Road 64 Continue reading

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