Tag Archives: Jefferson County

Suspicious Bomb Like Item Discovered

Routt County Sheriff’s officers responded to a suspicious item yesterday in the Buffalo Pass area near the Dry Lakes Campground. A hiker in the area called police after finding a square package containing wires, that looked like it could be a bomb. Upon arriving at the scene, Routt County Deputies confirmed the hiker’s Continue reading

C-DOT Reminds Motorists to Watch for Wildlife During Migration Season

MULE DEERThe Colorado Department of Transportation is urging caution to drivers as deer and elk migrate to summer habitats across roads and highways. According to CDOT, there were 3,437 wildlife-vehicle collisions reported in Colorado in 2013, down from 4,016 in 2012 and below the 10-year average of 3,605. Of the 3,437 collisions, 3,183 Continue reading

West Slope Airport Gets New Research Center

rifle airportThe Rifle-Garfield County Airport has won a statewide race to land a new research center to find the best ways to fight wildfires from the air. Researchers say they are trying to prevent a wildfire like the one that left 14 firefighters dead on Storm King Mountain in 1994. The Colorado Department of Public Safety’s Division of Fire Continue reading

Mesa County Rabbits Test Positive for Tularemia

rabbitTwo rabbits have tested positive for the bacterial disease tularemia in the last two weeks in Mesa County. Reports say there have been no human cases in Mesa County. But residents are warned to avoid dead or sick animals. Rabbit fever, or tularemia, can spread to humans and cause life-threatening fever. Two Continue reading

Udall Silent on Bloomberg’s Comments on Colorado

mark-udall-300bloombergOne of Senator Mark Udall’s biggest supporters is taking heat for remarks he made about Colorado.  Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Continue reading