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Winter Blitz DUI Enforcement Underway

 The Winter Blitz Heat is On DUI enforcement campaign is underway in Colorado. Colorado State Patrol will be partnering with local law enforcement to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible. The ten-day DUI enforcement period will run through January 29th. More than 10,000 intoxicated drivers were arrested last year Continue reading

New Year Starts In Jail For 366 Drivers

366 impaired drivers rang in the New Year in jail after being arrested for DUI by Colorado law enforcement. This is an increase over the 279 impaired drivers who were arrested over the New Years Eve DUI enforcement period last year. More than 10,000 drivers were arrested for DUI during Continue reading

Officers Arrest 600+ Intoxicated Drivers

656 intoxicated drivers were arrested during the most recent Heat is On campaign, which took place from December 1st through the 11th. This was an increase over the 568 arrests which were made during the same enforcement period last year. According to preliminary Continue reading

Halloween DUI Enforcement Underway

In an effort to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible, Halloween DUI enforcement is underway, with members of the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement increasing patrols throughout the state. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 45 percent of Continue reading

Hundreds Arrested Over 4th Of July Holiday

Hundreds of impaired drivers were taken off the roads during the 4th of July Heat is On DUI enforcement campaign in Colorado. A total of 381 impaired drivers were arrested between June 30th and July 5th, an increase from the 318 drivers who were arrested during the same enforcement Continue reading

Law Enforcement Officers Out In Full Force

Colorado State Patrol officers in Moffat, Routt, Grand, Jackson and Rio Blanco counties have increased patrols for the Fourth of July holiday, in an effort to deter driving behaviors that may lead to Continue reading

Intoxicated Super Bowl Drivers Arrested

273 impaired drivers were arrested during the Super Bowl weekends Heat is On Campaign in Colorado. This was a decrease from the 325 drivers that were arrested last year during the same enforcement period. According to numbers from the Colorado Department of Transportation, a third of the fatalities that occurred last year on Colorado Roads, involved an intoxicated driver. The next scheduled Heat is On campaign Continue reading

Body Found During Fire Investigation

The Sweetwater County Sheriffs Office is investigating the circumstances that lead to the death of Sweetwater County resident Mary Whitfield. Emergency crews responded to a fire at the 54 year old’s home Friday afternoon, when her body was discovered. By the time crews had arrived on the scene, the fire had self extinguished. Investigators Continue reading

UPDATE: Beaver Creek Fire Consumes 9 Buildings

FireHigh winds, warm temperatures and low humidity caused the Beaver Creek Fire to expand by 3,000 acres yesterday. It also resulted in the the destruction of one cabin and eight outbuildings in the Parsons Draw development. Crews battled the fire in that area until wind driven flames forced their retreat in spite of the fact that sprinklers, hoses and Continue reading

Don’t Leave Kids In Hot Cars

kids in carsWith hot summer temperatures, it’s important to remember that children left in hot cars are at great risk of injury or death. According to numbers from the National Highway Traffic Administration, heat stroke is the leading cause of non crash vehicle deaths of children under the age of 14. Studies show that a Continue reading

Don’t Let Water Pipes Freeze

broken_pipe2Winter weather can cause pipes to burst in your household or business plumbing.   Below are some excellent tips for avoiding costly damage. Continue reading