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7 Die On Wyoming Roads

wyoming hpFour separate vehicle accidents in Wyoming during the past week claimed the lives of  7 people.  3 of those killed were wearing seat belts at the time of their accident, 4 were not.  In one accident, excessive speed and the lack of seat belt use are believed to have contributed to the accident; in a second, contributing factors are thought to have been alcohol use, texting while driving and excessive speed; Alcohol and drug use as well as the lack of seat belt Continue reading

Seat Belt Usage Lags In Rural Colorado

click-or-ticket-300Seat belt usage continues to be an issue in rural Colorado. During the recent “Click It or Ticket” campaign, conducted in the rural areas of the state at the end of last month, nearly 1,200 drivers and passengers were issued citations for not wearing seat belts, and 45 were cited for an improperly restrained child. Numbers show that rural Coloradans consistently Continue reading

Investigation Into Woman’s Death In Dinosaur Complete

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryThe investigation into the death of Marolyn Sabala, the woman who died in Dinosaur National Park earlier this month has been concluded. It was determined the 72 year old passed away after she wandered away from her campsite, up a hill, then fell off a cliff. Officials have ruled Continue reading

UPDATE: Colorado On Pace To Set Record For Motorcycle Deaths

Motorcycle-accident2-300A rash of recent motorcycle accidents, has highlighted the importance that proper protection, following traffic laws and driving defensively play in avoiding…and in the event of…surviving…a motorcycle accident. A Craig man was killed late last month when he and his motorcycle collided with a car on Highway 40. 69 year old Continue reading

3rd Area Child Takes Fall From Upper Floor

Fall From windows and BalconiesThe 3rd child in the area who tumbled from the upper floor of home has raised awareness about the importance of keeping a watchful eye on your children when there are open doors or windows in a home. A 7 year old child fell from a balcony in Steamboat Continue reading

Stiles Family Receives Community Support

Gavin Stiles editAn account at Go-Fund-Me shows that people have donated over $22,000 to the family of Gavin Stiles, the Routt County 3 year old who died in an accidental shooting last week. That is more that double the goal set on the page. The story on the page describes the challenges the family are facing and how donation can help. It also stated that Yampa Valley Funeral home has offered to conduct Continue reading

UPDATE: Highway 40 Accident Results in 2nd Motorcycle Death In Two Days

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001The 2nd Northwest Colorado motorcycle accident death in two days occurred Friday on Highway 40. According the Colorado State Patrol, two people were on the motorcycle when it went off the Highway just before noon today, 6 miles west of Steamboat. The bike was pulling a trailer at the time. The driver of the motorcycle 56 –year-old Richard Baker of Continue reading

Don’t Leave Kids In Hot Cars

kids in carsWith hot 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 of children under the age of 14. Studies show that a Continue reading

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