Tag Archives: injury

It’s Now Legal To Break Into Hot Cars

People who break into a car to save an animal or human may now be immune to criminal charges in Colorado. The law provides immunity from civil and criminal liability to any person who forcibly enters a locked vehicle with the intent to save an at risk person or animal. To receive the immunity, the situation must meet certain criteria.  The person 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

Don’t Leave Kids In Hot Cars

With the increasing 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 for children under the age Continue reading

SUV Crashes Into Hayden Town Hall

A medical issue is believed to have led to the driver of an SUV crashing through a wall and into the Hayden Town Hall late Friday afternoon. The vehicle came to a stop in the town council meeting room. Fortunately no one was in the room at the time of the accident. The Continue reading

Highway 13 Accident Sends 5 To Hospital

Five people were injured in a two vehicle collision on Highway 13 south of Craig. The accident occurred around 6 Saturday night, when 44-year-old Marina Martinez of Grand Junction lost control of her car on the snow-covered road. Her car then rotated and slid into the path of a vehicle driven by 33-year-old Amber Goodnow of Craig, which was traveling in the Continue reading

Shovel Snow Safely

With the recent snow fall people have been out struggling to clear their driveways and sidewalks. All the bending and lifting of heavy snow can put you at risk of injury, and may lead to stress on the heart, which can result in death. Snow removal can be especially dangerous to people who do not exercise regularly. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2015, more than Continue reading

Seat Belt Usage Lags In Rural Colorado

click-or-ticket-300Seat belt usage continues to be an issue in rural Colorado. During the recent “Click It or Ticket” campaign, conducted in the rural areas of the state at the end of last month, nearly 1,200 drivers and passengers were issued citations for not wearing seat belts, and 45 were cited for an improperly restrained child. Numbers show that rural Coloradans consistently Continue reading

New Facts About “Good Samaritan” Shooting Released

highway-13-smallThe investigation regarding the man who claimed he was shot after he stopped to offer assistance to a motorist on Highway 13 north of Rifle, concluded that his injury did not occur as he claimed. In a 911 call about the shooting on July 16th the 31-year-old man indicated that he had been shot by an unidentified person. The injured man, whose name Continue reading

Meeting To Discuss PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury

ptsd-symptomsA seminar to discuss post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and military sexual assault will take place in Meeker this week. Dr. Dave Hildebrand from the Grand Junction Veterans Center will be at the meeting to discuss these issues with area veterans. The Continue reading

Knife Attack In Craig

cody custerAn knife assault in Craig late Tuesday night left a man with serious injuries.  After responding to a report of the assault at the Frontier Apartments on 1st Avenue West in Craig, Police officers found 26 year old Race Matthew Russell in the apartment parking lot with knife wounds to his side and throat. He was treated at the Memorial Hospital and later flown to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Continue reading

UPDATE: Rollover Accident East Of Craig

rollover 1 feb 2016rollover 2 feb 2016No one was injured in a weekend rollover on Highway 40 six miles east of Craig.  The vehicle involved in the accident Saturday, ended up on it’s roof on the Continue reading

Manning Back In Uniform This Weekend

200px-Denver_Broncos_alternate_logo.svgAlthough Peyton Manning has been cleared to play, the Broncos Quarterback will not be starting this weekend against the San Diego Chargers.  According to the Broncos organization Manning isn’t all the way back and he won’t get to that point, at least not during this season. A story on the Broncos website said that “part of Manning is better than nothing at all”. Manning will be in uniform and ready to play as the backup if called upon this Sunday against San Continue reading