Tag Archives: Fines

Penalties For Unattended Fires May Go Up

Lawmakers in the State Legislature have introduced a new bill, aimed at cutting down on preventable wildfires in Colorado. If passed, people who leave campfires burning on public lands in the state would face more strenuous penalties and fines. The State House of Continue reading

Deserado Mine Operator Cited For Workers Death

The operator of the Deserado mine near Rangely has received a citation for a safety violation related to the worker who died at the mine in August. 32-year-old Jason Stevens of Vernal Utah was killed after a trough, a container used to clean coal, fell on him and crushed his body. According to the investigative Continue reading

Scammers Impersonating Law Enforcement

Scammers who claim to represent the Sheriff’s department are again targeting people in the Sweetwater County. The scammer is claiming they’re a law enforcement officer, and are threatening targets with arrest for supposedly evading jury duty. The victim is then told they can avoid arrest by purchasing e-vouchers or re-loadable debit cards in Continue reading

Time To Prepare Vehicles For The Winter

The Colorado Department of Transportation is preparing to battle adverse conditions this winter and is encouraging drivers to do the same.  Drivers are being encouraged to make winter preparations, by ensuring their vehicle is properly winterized, including making sure Continue reading

UPDATE: Big Red Fire More Than Doubles In Size

The lightning started Big Red Fire increased dramatically over the last few days, growing from 600 to 1,400 acres. An unidentified drone flew over the burn area over the weekend, violating temporary flight restrictions and forcing helicopters working the Continue reading

Diesel Truck Drivers May Soon Face Fines

Governor John Hickenlooper is ready to sign a bill that would penalize diesel truck drivers who inundate other cars or pedestrians with exhaust from their vehicles. If Hickenlooper signs the bill, anyone with modifications to their diesel truck who is caught pumping out massive plumes of black Continue reading

Wyoming Drivers Need To Move Over

The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be participating in the national Move Over safety campaign this weekend, in an effort to bring awareness to the dangers first responders face in the state. Since 2008, nearly 2,000 crashes have occurred in Wyoming that involved a first responder or roadway service vehicle. Since the beginning of last year, a Continue reading

Call Before You Dig

With spring in the air, people will be digging in their yards as part of landscaping and construction projects. Because of the increased digging activity, property owners need to be aware to call 811 at least 72 hours prior to digging. The free 811 program was created to ensure workers and residents can perform Continue reading

Antler Hunters Should Avoid Wildlife

Shed Antler Hunters in the area need to take the proper steps to avoid disturbing area wildlife during the winter season. The BLM is reminding people planning on collecting antlers that mule deer and elk are especially vulnerable to disturbance during the winter months due to heavy snow which makes it difficult for them to forage. Unintended Continue reading

Texting And Driving Fine May Go Up

A measure that would increase the fines associated with texting and driving in Colorado passed out of a State Senate committee yesterday. The measure would increase the fine for texting and driving in Colorado  from $50 to $300. Drivers will still be able to text under certain circumstances, like when they are Continue reading

Trophy Elk Found Dead Near Rangely

operation-game-thiefColorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for help in finding the person responsible for killing a trophy quality bull elk who may have abandoned the animal, leaving the meat to waste. The elk was discovered in Game Management Unit 1 northwest of Rangely earlier this month. It’s possible the elk was shot legally but then was not located by the hunter. Hunters are responsible for making a reasonable attempt to track Continue reading