Tag Archives: safety

Prepare For Floods And Fires

This is a good time of year for residents to learn about flood and wildfire risks in Colorado, and to make plans for 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 over 250 thousand people are located in flood-prone areas.  Since the year 2000, Continue reading

School Put On Lockdown After Threat

Homestake Peak School in the Eagle-Vail area was put on lockdown yesterday due to a threat. Officers responded to the school just before 11 yesterday morning. According to a release, the officers and teachers were able to deal with the issue and safely secure the building in a short period of time. After Continue reading

Firefighters Rescue Puppies

Steamboat firefighters rescued a litter of newly born puppies Wednesday afternoon at a home on Routt County Road 20. The mother had given birth to the puppies under the deck of the home, and the owners were unable to retrieve them. The owners feared for the puppies safety due to 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

Man Found Dead After Rescue of Another

A rescue team was called in to assist a skier east of Vail Monday night, who reportedly had been trying to hike to safety for several hours, after falling off a trail in the area. The rescued man, who has not been identified, did not tell authorities he had been up in the backcountry with another person, as he believed Continue reading

Winter Coats Dangerous For Kids In Car Seats

While it may seem appropriate to bundle your kids up during the winter months, parents are being reminded that bulky winter coats pose a danger to kids in car seats. Winter coats should never be worn underneath a car seat harness, as the material of the coat can compress in a crash, leaving the harness straps too loose to be effective. Car crashes are a leading cause of death nationwide for children under the Continue reading

Ride Safe During Snowmobile Safety Week

Next week is International Snowmobile Safety Week, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding snowmobilers to be safe while out in the backcountry. This is a good time to ensure snowmobiles and winter gear are properly maintained and all Continue reading

Deaths At Coal Mines Increased In 2017

15 workers died in Coal mines last year according to new data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration. This is an increase over the 9 deaths that occurred in U.S. coal mines in 2016, a record low. 8 miners died in West Virginia, with 3 miner deaths occurring in Kentucky, while one worker died in Colorado, Wyoming, Alabama, Montana and Continue reading

Family Of Woman Who Died In Chairlift Fall Files Lawsuit

The family of the woman who fell to her death from a chairlift at Ski Granby Ranch has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the resort. Kelly Huber was killed after she fell 25 feet from the Quick Draw lift last December. Her two daughters, who were also thrown out of the chair Continue reading

Man Seriously Injured In Accident At Power Plant

An employee at the Craig Station suffered serious injuries in an accident last week. The employee’s leg was injured while he was working on a train. He was taken to Memorial Regional Continue reading

Mandatory Inspections For Trash Trucks

Trash trucks coming into Craig from outside the city will now have to pay a yearly inspection fee to ensure they meet the City’s safety requirements. The Craig City council passed an ordinance at their meeting Tuesday night that Continue reading

Warning For Hunters Issued After Rescues

Every year a hand full of hunters must be rescued from the high country.  Search and rescue teams conducted two searches recently in Routt County, for individuals who had not returned from hunts. Both were eventually located, with one requiring treatment for symptoms of Continue reading