Tag Archives: Eagle

Bald Eagle Death

A bald eagle that officials believe was shot had to be euthanized over the weekend. The injured bird was found near Routt County Road 80, north of Hayden. Wildlife officials originally thought the eagle had been hit by a car but an x-ray revealed bullet fragments in the body of the bird. A veterinarian Continue reading

Trophy Elk Head Stolen From Truck

A hunter had the head of a 6 by 6 bull elk stolen out of his pickup last week in Eagle County. The hunter was in the process of taking sections of the elk he had just shot out of the back country when he returned to his vehicle and discovered the head he had already placed in his pickup bed had been Continue reading

Plane Crash Near Gypsum

A single-engine plane with two people on board made an emergency landing yesterday in a field near Gypsum. Both the pilot and the passenger sustained only minor injuries. The pilot was preparing to land at the Eagle County Regional Airport when he lost power. The pilot then Continue reading

Prescribed Burns Scheduled In NW Colorado

Firefighters will be conducting prescribed burns over the coming weeks in Eagle, Garfield and Rio Blanco County. Crews plan to burn 1,200-acres 11 miles northwest of Rifle, 300-aces northwest of Continue reading

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