Tag Archives: Eagle

Deadly ATV Accident Prompts Calls For Safety

A deadly ATV accident early yesterday morning in Eagle County has highlighted the need for ATV riders to take steps to ensure their safety. Eagle County Deputies discovered the body of a man at the Family Dollar in Gypsum who had apparently died after crashing his ATV. The man was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, and Continue reading

UPDATE: Drowning Victim Identified

The woman who died in a rafting accident yesterday on the Upper Colorado River in Eagle County has been identified as 32-year-old Elyssa Wenrich McCreight of Edwards. McCreight was rafting the river when the boat she was on high centered on a rock near a large rapid known as the “Bone-yard Continue reading

Rafters Pulled From Eagle River

Four rafters had to be rescued from the Eagle River Saturday near Edwards. The raft high centered on a rock in the middle of the river standing the rafters.  It took rescue crews a couple hours to retrieve the rafters and pull Continue reading

Hit And Run Suspect At Large

HIT AND RUNA hit and run suspect is still at large after striking and killing a pedestrian around 4 a.m. last Thursday in Eagle County. The crash occurred on Highway 131 near mile marker 5. The vehicle involved was a full size SUV that likely sustained damage to its front end that Continue reading

High Speed Chase Suspect Remains At Large

Lohner, MA suspect that took the State Patrol on a high speed chase through Eagle and Summit County on I-70 late last week is still at large. Colorado State Patrol attempted to pull over 32 year old Mathew Loner from Parker around 1 Sunday morning when he fled at speeds up to 100 mile per hour. Shortly after contact was made, 911 received a call from Loner, who claimed to be a Taxi driver who was taking someone form Denver to Grand Junction. Loner claimed that his passenger pulled a gun on him and that was Continue reading

Woman Arrested For Exploiting Public Assistance

Serna Velasco, Blanca L-2A woman in Eagle County was arrested late last week after an investigation showed that she was improperly receiving public assistance benefits. The Eagles County Sheriffs office arrested Blanca Velesco after they determined she had misrepresented how many people were in her family, and her income in order to make Continue reading

State Hires Outdoor Rec Director

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper has named a mountain climber and guide to lead the new Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. Hickenlooper announced the creation of the office and the appointment of Luis Benitez as its director yesterday. Benitez, a town councilman in Eagle, has climbed the seven tallest summits on Continue reading

Wilderness Designations Get New Life

WILDERNESSConservation groups hope their latest attempt to designate 90-square-miles in the heart of Colorado ski country as wilderness will have better luck now that Representative Jared Polis has a seat on the House Natural Resources Committee. The Colorado Continue reading

New Restrictions on Shed Antler Hunting

colorado parksIn an effort to reduce stress and the disturbance of wintering big game animals, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a new regulation in January that limits shed antler collecting in portions of Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield, and Routt counties, effective March 1st. The new rule prohibits the collection of shed antlers in Continue reading

BLM Reschedules Slash Pile Burns

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office will once again try to burn some slash piles of lodgepole pine. The burning is scheduled for December 1st through the 4th, if weather conditions are favorable. Weather has prevented Continue reading

Udall Wants More Wilderness Areas

mark-udall-300Senator Mark Udall is praising a process that has locked up thousands of acres of Colorado land indefinitely.  Udall is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act – which has been used to lock up land in many areas of the state, including Moffat County.  There are nearly a dozen proposed wilderness Continue reading

Tanker Fire Reason for I-70 Closure Yesterday

I70 SIGNA tanker caught fire yesterday evening, closing westbound Interstate 70 near Gypsum for about an hour. Nobody was injured in the blaze.  Just after 5 yesterday, 43-year-old Vincent Vanputten, of Commerce City, was driving a tractor-trailer loaded with gasoline, when the trailer blew a tire and Continue reading