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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

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

Emerald Mountain Trails Open This Weekend

The Spring Creek Trail on Emerald Mountain will open this weekend for recreational use, weather permitting. Some trails in that area may remain closed, as they are still too wet and muddy. People recreating in the area 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

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

Time To Winterize Trees

winterize-boatWith winter on the horizon in our area, it’s time for homeowners to begin preparing their trees 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