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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

Time To Winterize Your Boat

The recent snowfall in the area is a reminder that winter is almost here. This means it’s time to winterize boats. Owners should be sure to get all the water out of the vessel before a hard freeze, as sealed water can expand causing damage. It’s 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

Be Aware Of Bears, Leave Young Wildlife Alone

Wildlife can be very active in the late summer, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding residents to be aware and cautious when in bear habitat, and to leave young wildlife alone. Every year people bring in young wildlife to CPW that they believe have been abandoned which is unfortunately the worst thing that can be done. Mothers will often 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

Video Shows Break-in At Steamboat Pot Shop

The Steamboat Springs Police Department is asking for help to identify the man who broke into the Golden Leaf Marijuana dispensary on Lincoln Avenue.  The break-in occurred in the early morning hours Wednesday (August 9).  Security video captures show the individual breaking into the store.  Police report that items were stolen from the business.  Although what 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

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