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112th Death Occurs On Wyoming Highways

Two people died in accident near Lyman, 30 miles west of Rock Springs earlier this week, making those the 111th and 112th fatality to occur on Wyoming highways this year. 54-year-old Alan Peterson of Idaho was driving on I-80 when he lost control on an icy bridge, sending the vehicle down an embankment where it rolled multiple times. Peterson and Continue reading

Body Found Near Train Tracks

A man’s body was found near Fetcher Park in Steamboat yesterday morning.  The body of the 49-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was discovered in a field east of the park, 50 yards from the railroad tracks. The man was Continue reading

Get Your Flu Shot Soon

The Colorado state health department is encouraging people to get flu shots before winter. Flu season typically peaks in January after the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. Active germs become prevalent during events with a lot of people, like family gatherings. During last year’s flu season, 3,340 Coloradans were hospitalized with the flu, and two children died. This year, twenty people Continue reading

Manslaughter Case Dropped

The case against Justin Blodgett, who was charged with manslaughter after he was involved in a physical altercation that resulted in the death of Raymond Terrill in Craig earlier this year, was dropped this week. According to the Motion to Dismiss, District Attorney Brett Barkey determined Blodgett Continue reading

Be On The Lookout For Motorcycles

Following a record number of motorcycle deaths in the state last year, the Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to be especially attentive to motorcycles. Motorcycle crashes were up 58 percent Continue reading

It’s Now Legal To Break Into Hot Cars

People who break into a car to save an animal or human may now be immune to criminal charges in Colorado. The law provides immunity from civil and criminal liability to any person who forcibly enters a locked vehicle with the intent to save an at risk person or animal. To receive the immunity, the situation must meet certain criteria.  The person Continue reading

One Killed, Seven Injured In Accident Near Kremmling

A two vehicle accident, on Highway 9 ten miles South of Kremmling, Saturday afternoon resulted in the death of 33-year-old Brian Ward of Denver. Ward was a passenger in a car being driven by 30-year-old Brandon Wilson also of Denver. Wilson and three other passengers in his vehicle were all injured in the accident, two received serious injuries. The accident occurred when Wilson slowed his car and Continue reading

One Person Dies In I-80 Accident

One person died in an accident Saturday on Interstate 80 near Rock Springs. 57-year-old Douglas Hazelton of Ogden Utah was reportedly driving erratically on the highway when he was struck in the rear by a semi which could not avoid his vehicle. Hazelton was not wearing his seat-belt at the time of Continue reading

Law Enforcement Officers Out In Full Force

Colorado State Patrol officers in Moffat, Routt, Grand, Jackson and Rio Blanco counties have increased patrols for the Fourth of July holiday, in an effort to deter driving behaviors that may lead to Continue reading

Don’t Leave Kids In Hot Cars

With the increasing summer temperatures, it’s important to remember that children left in hot cars are at great risk of injury or death. According to numbers from the National Highway Traffic Administration, heat stroke is the leading cause of non crash vehicle deaths for children under the age Continue reading

Eight Year Old Dies Near Hanging Lake

An eight-year-old boy died in a hiking accident yesterday at Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs.   The child, who was hiking with his parents and sibling, reportedly slipped and hit his head on a rock while walking near the Sprouting Rock waterfall. Attempts to revive the boy were Continue reading

Driver Suspected Of Causing Head-On Was Sober

Police have determined Felix Cervantes, the driver suspected of causing the fatal accident on Rabbit Ears Pass earlier this week, was not intoxicated at the time of the incident. The head-on resulted in injuries to the other driver, 42-year-old Lienchai Harker, and  the death of her passenger, 24-year-old Continue reading