Tag Archives: safety

Bad Weather Contributed To Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report concerning the plane crash that killed a Fort Collins family earlier this month. The report found the pilot, 47-year-old Jeff Makepeace was flying through high winds and low visibility when he crashed the plane 9 miles Continue reading

Use Fire Safety When In The Back Country

With wildfires burning across Northwest Colorado and hunting and fall color viewing season on the horizon, the public is being reminded to use good fire safety practices while out in the back country. The potential for a wildfire Continue reading

Practice Fire Safety While In Wyoming For Eclipse

Those traveling to Wyoming for the eclipse are being encouraged to practice fire safety while out on public lands in the state. Between 400,000 and 1.2 million people expected to travel to the state for the eclipse. Fire danger in the state is still high and fire restrictions are still in place on all Continue reading

Make Sure You Have Enough Life Jackets

All water-craft owners hitting the lakes and rivers this 4th of July weekend are being reminded of the rules for carrying life jackets on board their vessels. All power, pontoon, sail and rowboats and paddle boards, jet skis, kayaks and canoes must carry one life jacket for Continue reading

Deadly ATV Accident Prompts Calls For Safety

A deadly ATV accident early yesterday morning in Eagle County has highlighted the need for ATV riders to take steps to ensure their safety. Eagle County Deputies discovered the body of a man at the Family Dollar in Gypsum who had apparently died after crashing his ATV. The man was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, and Continue reading

UPDATE: Drowning Victim Identified

The woman who died in a rafting accident yesterday on the Upper Colorado River in Eagle County has been identified as 32-year-old Elyssa Wenrich McCreight of Edwards. McCreight was rafting the river when the boat she was on high centered on a rock near a large rapid known as the “Bone-yard Continue reading

Be Safe This Memorial Day!

Northwest Colorado residents are being reminded to be cautious when out celebrating this Memorial Day weekend.  Those who are visiting the area or are planning to take their Memorial Day celebration to the mountains should remember to let their bodies adjust to the higher altitude Continue reading

Wyoming Drivers Need To Move Over

The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be participating in the national Move Over safety campaign this weekend, in an effort to bring awareness to the dangers first responders face in the state. Since 2008, nearly 2,000 crashes have occurred in Wyoming that involved a first responder or roadway service vehicle. Since the beginning of last year, a Continue reading

Investigation Of Lift Fall That Killed Women Finished

The investigation into the chairlift fall, which killed a Texas mother and injured her two daughters at Ski Granby Ranch in December, has been completed. The Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board has deemed that the fall occurred due to recent changes to the Continue reading

Be Aware Of Bears

With multiple reports of bear sightings near Steamboat recently, it’s important to be aware of what to do in the event of a bear encounter. In early spring, bears usually find sources of natural food, but when food becomes scarce, some bears will go to residential areas looking for a meal. Bear and human Continue reading

Be Prepared For Floods

While it’s hard to predict flooding, spring runoff in Northwest Colorado may result in high water issues through June. Temperature and precipitation levels will go a long way in determining the conditions, but local and state officials are monitoring the flows in the Yampa and Elk River and are prepared to respond in the Continue reading

Bike To School Day Wednesday

Drivers will need to be on the look out Wednesday as children across Northwest Colorado will be participating in bike to school day.  As part of the National Bike to School Day Continue reading