Tag Archives: death

Police Search For Deadly Hit And Run Suspect

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001Police are looking for assistance in identifying the driver of a deadly hit and run that occurred in Eagle County at about 4 yesterday morning. 76 year old Thomas Landauer  from McCoy was standing outside his pickup on highway 131 when he was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle that fled the area. Police believe that the vehicle that fled was Continue reading

Charge Of Causing Patients Death Dismissed In Miller Case

joel millerOne charge against former Craig Doctor, Joel Miller, who was convicted in November of over-prescribing opiates to his patients, has been dismissed.  According to a FOX News report, Miller was about to be the first doctor in Colorado history to be sentenced for causing a patient’s death, but the most serious count, related to causing a patient’s death, has  been dismissed by the judge, although the jury had already convicted Miller of the charge.  Federal Continue reading

One Dead In Rollover

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001A Rifle woman lost her life early Thursday morning in a single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 40, 4 miles east of Hayden. A little after midnight last night, 22 year old Desirae Martinez, the sole occupant of the vehicle, struck a highway sign after losing control, causing her vehicle to flip multiple times. Martinez was Continue reading

Study Shows Bears Who Eat Human Food Have More Cubs

black-bearA new study by researchers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife found black bears that eat human food from trashcans have higher reproductive rates than those in the wild.  However, those same bears don’t survive as long. Researchers are using Continue reading

UPDATE IDENTITY RELEASED: 2 Dead In Roll Over Near Craig

Roll Over Death 1Two people died late Friday afternoon after being ejected from their vehicle during a roll over accident on county road 7, 3 miles north of Craig.  According to the Colorado State patrol the vehicle was being driven by 32-year-old  James Ward a resident of Continue reading

Identity Of Dead Inmate Released

CATHERINE ROWELL B160034The identity of the inmate that was found dead in her cell at the Rio Blanco Detention Center in Meeker has been released. It is believed that 55 year old Catherine Ann Rowell committed suicide in her cell Monday afternoon. Officers were unsuccessful in their attempt to revive Rowell using CPR.  Rowell was booked into the detention center late last Continue reading

Inmate Dies In Meeker Jail

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3A woman who was being held in the Rio Blanco County Detention Center in Meeker was found dead from a suspected suicide Monday afternoon. Detention deputies and medical staff were unsuccessful in an effort to revive the inmate with CPR. The woman whose identity has not Continue reading

Spruce Beetles Continue Destruction

PINE-BEETLEOne type of tree-killing beetle is attacking Colorado forests at a faster pace, but another is slowing down, partly because it’s running out of live trees to infest. State and federal forestry officials said Friday spruce beetles were active on Continue reading

CDOT Begins Weekly Memorial To People Killed In Crashes

memorial signA new program instituted by the Colorado Department of Transportation, which began this week, will display a weekly tally of the year-to-date deaths on Colorado roadways. Every Wednesday through the end of 2016 the memorial messages will be paired with safety messages aimed at reducing crashes on digital message signs on highways across the state. According to preliminary data, fatalities in the state are up more than 11 percent, from Continue reading

Avalanche Deaths In Colorado and Wyoming

AVALANCHE WARNINGAvalanches kill an average of 42 people each year in North America. Hundreds more are injured. Avalanches can happen to those skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, driving, hunting and bike riding. Many avalanche Continue reading

Rescues Highlight Snowmobile Safety

snowmobile safetyThe potential dangers and threats to your life and health, while on a snowmobile outing, have become very real following two incidents in Wyoming in the past week. One ended in tragedy with the death of a Cheyenne, Wyoming woman. The other had a happy ending when two South Continue reading

Snowmobilers Rescued In Two Separate Incidents

search-and-rescue7-300x270The Cheyenne woman found dead Tuesday in Wyoming’s Snowy Range mountains has been identified as 46-year-old Susanne Withers. Withers was on a snowmobile outing Saturday with her husband, identified as Jerry Withers the 2nd, and her son, 18-year-old Jerry Withers the 3rd. Following a breakdown of one of their three snowmobiles and high winds and blizzard conditions, the family was forced to Continue reading