Tag Archives: safety

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

Trash Truck Inspections May Soon Be Required

Trash trucks coming into Craig from outside the city may soon have to pay a yearly inspection fee to ensure they meet the City’s safety requirements. The Craig  City council introduced an ordinance at their meeting last night that would require trash haulers to pay $200 a Continue reading

Hunters Should Use Campfire Safety

Hunters are being reminded to use caution when building and maintaining campfires in Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming. Anyone who starts a fire, no matter the size, needs to make sure it is thoroughly extinguished before leaving it unattended or before you leave the site.  Two recent Continue reading

Keep Kids Safe This Halloween

Halloween is a fun time of year for most children, but it can also be dangerous, with all the cars and people out and about. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, child pedestrian accidents increase by 4 times on Halloween. Kids and their families should follow Continue reading

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