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Returning to Mountain Standard Time

TIME CHANGEThis weekend is “time change” weekend. Sunday, we return to Mountain Standard Time. The key phrase to remember is “Spring Forward, Fall Back”. So remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed tomorrow night. This is also the time firefighters suggest you change the batteries in your home’s smoke alarms. The Continue reading

Fire Preparedness Week

fire-fighter-1-300This is Fire Preparedness Week, and the Routt County Office of Emergency Management has some tips to share. The agency has released statistics regarding home fires and smoke alarms, and tips on how to prevent a fire in your home. In 2011 there were 370,000 home fires in the U.S., causing nearly 14,000 injuries and over 2,500 Continue reading