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Deer vs Car In Craig

Collisions between deer and cars within the Craig City limits are uncommon, but one of those rare instances occurred Tuesday when a driver hit and killed a deer near 6th and School Street. 84-year-old Eleanor Eitel of Craig was driving when she ran into the deer Continue reading

Drunk Drivers May Run Out Of Luck This Weekend

The Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement officers will be out in full force over this St. Patrick’s Day weekend looking for drunk or impaired drivers. They will be conducting saturation patrols around the events and parties planned near in Northwest Colorado, in an effort to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible. In calendar year Continue reading

Accident North Of Meeker Slows Down Traffic For Hours

highway-13-smallA tractor-trailer slid off Highway 13 just north of Meeker shortly after Midnight Friday and rolled onto its side. The accident caused the semi’s saddle tank to rupture spilling about 150 gallons of diesel fuel. Crews worked until almost 1 Friday afternoon to clean up the majority of the fuel. During the clean-up, passage through the area was down to one lane Continue reading

Truck Driver Dies Monday Morning On Rabbit Ears Pass

rabbit-ears-pass-accident-oct-31The driver of a semi hauling powdered cement died this morning after he lost control of his truck on the west side of Rabbit Ears Pass near Sky Valley Drive. Highway 40 was closed for a period to investigate and clear the accident site.  The name of the deceased man Continue reading

Woman Dies In Vehicle Accident Near Toponas

Colorado 134 signA single vehicle crash Sunday resulted in the death of a 46-year-old Boulder woman. Although the accident is estimated to have occurred in the early overnight hours it was not discovered until 6:30 Sunday morning when the driver and sole occupant, Leslie Henderson, was found inside the vehicle. A report from the Colorado State Patrol Continue reading

Wyoming Traffic Fatality Free During New Years Weekend

wyoming hpThe Wyoming Highway Patrol did not investigate a single fatal crash through the extended New Year’s holiday weekend from December 31st through January 3rd. There were three crashes involving four fatalities during this same time period last year.  WHP Colonel Kebin Haller is crediting the lack of fatalities to “personal responsibility with motorists making good decisions before getting behind the wheel and the increase in law enforcement working Continue reading

DUI Enforcement Increases

DONT-DRINK-DRIVE-300Whether your New Year’s resolution is to be less stressed, save money or spend more time with family, a New Year’s DUI could ruin your plans.  Aiming to keep Coloradans safe as they celebrate the new year, the Colorado Department of Transportation is teaming up with the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies for Continue reading

Winds Continue To Hinder I-80 Drivers

WINDHigh winds and snow continue to cause problems for travelers on I-80 across Wyoming. Overnight part of the interstate was closed due to extreme blow over risk as winds were gusting to over 65 mph, there were also areas where black ice and accidents stopped or slowed down Continue reading

DUI Enforcement – Do Not Drink And Drive

DONT-DRINK-DRIVE-300Colorado State and local police, together with the State transportation department, are again cracking down on drunk drivers.  This is the second of three holiday-related DUI enforcement periods between Thanksgiving and New Years.  This latest enforcement, part of “The Heat Is On” program, began last Friday and runs through this Monday.