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Time To Spring Clean Medicine Cabinets

The Prescription Drug Take Back collection site is up and running at the Moffat County Public Safety Center. Unused medications can be dropped off in the secure collection container 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  To help promote the new drop box, area police are encouraging residents to do some spring cleaning on their medicine cabinet. Proper medicine cabinet maintenance can ensure teens in your life Continue reading

Civilian Handgun Courses In Wyoming

The schedule for this year’s Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Civilian Handgun Training Courses is now available. The courses will consist of a classroom session followed by range shooting. Topics covered will include proper grip, stance, trigger control, firearm storage and above all safety. Participants are Continue reading

Prepare For Floods And Fires

This week has been declared Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness week in Colorado by Governor John Hickenlooper. This is a good time for residents to learn about flood and wildfire risks in Colorado, and to make a plan on what to do in the event that a fire or flood occurs. 64 counties in Colorado and more than 250 cities and towns with a population of Continue reading

Craig And Steamboat Part Of CO’s 50 Safest Cities

Craig and Steamboat are in the top 50 safest places to live in Colorado according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Steamboat ranked as the 26th safest city in Colorado while Craig ranked as the 32nd. The group used FBI crime report statistics and internal research to come up with the list. Cities which failed to submit a complete crime report to the Continue reading

Wyoming Concealed Carry Bills Advance

Bills that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in government buildings, public meetings, and on state college campuses in Wyoming, advanced Tuesday out of a house judicial committee.  Proponents of the bills say they would allow the people to Continue reading

High Avalanche Danger This Weekend

There will be considerable avalanche danger this weekend due to the heavy snowfall over the past few weeks, most notably in the Steamboat and Flat Tops areas. 12 to 16 inches of snow has fallen in the last 24 hours in areas of North Continue reading

Avalanches Cause Closures On I-70

Avalanches were a big issue yesterday in Colorado. Separate snow slides shut down I-70 near Vail Pass and the Eisenhower Tunnel for most of the day. Berthoud Pass was also closed due to avalanche reduction work for approximately 10 hours. Severe Continue reading

Cause Of Chairlift Death Determined

Mechanical issues  were the cause of the fall of a mother and her two daughters from a chairlift at Ski Granby Ranch that occurred last month. According to a report from the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board, the chair struck the supporting tower before the three fell.  The board’s investigation into the incident, Continue reading

Back-Country Snowmobile Safety Tips

Snowmobile season is here and many have already been enjoying the back-country trails in Colorado. Before embarking on an excursion, it’s important to know the proper safety procedures for operating a snowmobile in the back-country. First, regardless of ability level, it’s suggested Continue reading

Trick-or-Treating Scheduled For Halloween Night

halloweenTrick-or-treating will take place on Halloween night this year in Craig. The Craig City Council declared Monday the 31st as the official trick-or-treating night at their meeting last night. For tips to help keep your kids safe while they’re trick-or-treating this Continue reading

Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

halloween-safetyHalloween is a fun time of year for most children, but it can also be dangerous, with all the cars and people out and about. Kids and their families should follow these steps to stay safe this Halloween. Incorporate bright colors in kid’s costumes to make them easy to see while they are walking along roadways. Make sure an adult is accompanying Continue reading

Hunters Reminded To Stay Safe After Man Dies From CO Poisoning

hunt-smart-safeWith the big game hunting season underway in Colorado, Parks and Wildlife officials in the state are reminding hunters that being shot isn’t the only way you can be injured or killed on a hunt.  A hunter in the Gunnison area died recently from carbon monoxide poisoning after he went to sleep with gas lanterns burning in his tent.  The man was not Continue reading