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New Routt County Emergency Notification System

Routt County is switching to a new emergency notification system. The county will now be using the notification system EverBridge to send emergency alerts to residents. Routt County residents can register or update their Continue reading

Senator Enzi Recovering From Emergency Surgery

Wyoming U.S. Senator Mike Enzi is recovering after he had to have emergency gallbladder surgery Sunday night.  Enzi, who has represented Wyoming in the Senate since 1997, was in Wyoming when the emergency occurred. According to a statement, the Senator felt a bit off over the weekend and when he Continue reading

Move Over It’s The Law

Colorado law enforcement will be strictly enforcing the states Move Over Law throughout the month of April. The law requires  Colorado drivers to move over one lane when any emergency, service or maintenance vehicles are parked on the side of a roadway. When it’s not possible to move over, drivers Continue reading

Wyoming Officials Prepare For Floods

The level of the Blacks Fork River near Granger in western Sweetwater County has stabilized for now, but county officials are still preparing for potential flooding issues.  Sweetwater County Emergency Management has stockpiled a total of 42,000 sandbags in the event that floods continue in the area. The bags are stored at the City of Green River Continue reading

Should Overdose Reporters Be Charged?

People who report a drug overdose may no longer be subjected to drug charges in Wyoming. A bill that would provide immunity to anyone who reports an overdose to authorities passed a first reading yesterday in the State Senate. The immunity would relate to possession Continue reading

Move Over, It’s The Law!

The Colorado Department of Transportation has started a new “move over” campaign to help better protect the states emergency responders. T he goal is to reduce the number of accidents involving first responders by reminding drivers that Colorado law mandates they slow down or move over when ever they see an emergency vehicle on the side of the highway.  Traffic crashes are the number one cause of death for law enforcement, fire, EMS, maintenance workers and tow professionals, according Continue reading

Steamboat Clearing Snow Around The Clock

Steamboat crews continue to working around the clock to clear out the two feet of snow that has fallen over the last few days. The City’s primary focus is to keep major roads clear for emergency vehicle access and traffic flow. After that, the city works to remove snow from commercial areas before shifting their attention to residential streets. Continue reading

UPDATE: Two Injured In Roll-Over

Two people were injured yesterday during a single vehicle rollover on Highway 40, 5 miles east of Craig. Emergency personnel responded to the accident just before 7 last night.  Though the injuries were believed to be minor, both were transported to the Memorial Hospital as a Continue reading

Commissioners Clarify County Hiring Freeze

MOFFAT-COUNTY-LOGO-300A resolution was passed by the Moffat County Commissioners at their weekly meeting yesterday, clarifying the hiring freeze that was instituted by the Commission at their meeting last week.  The hiring freeze will be in Continue reading

Senators Ask Obama To Hold Off On New Regulations

gardnerColorado Senator Cory Gardner and 22 of his colleagues sent a letter to President Obama asking him to stop issuing non-emergency rules and regulations in the final weeks of his term. The letter stressed that with Trumps election in November, the American people made it clear that they expect regulatory relief from the new administration. The group says that following Novembers election results, it is now the incoming Continue reading

Senator Gardner Tours Beaver Creek Fire

gardnerOver the past week, cool temperatures low winds and higher humidity have helped limit the growth of the Beaver Creek Fire, burning 24 miles north of Walden. Crews have limited the fires growth to only a few hundred acres and have maintained containment at 53%. They are continuing to monitor spot fires in the area and are creating and maintaining fire lines. Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner recently announced Continue reading

Colorado Receives Money To Help With Wildfires

Wildfires-300With wildfires burning throughout the state, Colorado is spending a great deal of money this year on fire prevention and maintenance. To help with the additional expenditures the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded just Continue reading