• Pickup driver fatally injured after vehiclecollides with CDOT plow The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Colorado 67 near milepost 57, approximately four miles north of Cripple Creek. The crash resulted in one fatality. A 1989 Ford F150 was traveling south on Colorado 67 when the driver lost control of his vehicle on the icy, snowpacked roadway in a curve to the ...
  • News, January 28th DENVER (AP) – Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a deadly listeria outbreak have been sentenced to five years of probation and six months of home detention. A federal magistrate in Denver today also ordered brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen to each pay $150,000 in restitution and perform 100 hours ...
  • RMFU Supports Conference Farm Bill RMFU President Kent Peppler, a fourth-generation farmer in Mead, Colo., today endorsed the Farm Bill compromise and urged Congress to pass the bill. “A compromise never gives you everything you want,” Peppler said, “but this bill is good for farmers and good for consumers. The bill provides crop insurance and nearly $4 billion in livestock ...
  • Speed, Seat Belts and Impaired Driving Cause Most Fatalities on Colorado Roads In 2012, the total number of motor vehicle fatalities in Colorado increased for the first time in six years after a steady decline. Speed-related fatalities, fatalities with a driver impaired by alcohol, and unbuckled occupant vehicles fatalities accounted for the three largest proportions of motor vehicle deaths in Colorado. Of 472 motor vehicle deaths in ...
  • Colorado Employment Situation December 2013 Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 2,200 over the month from November to December to 2,379,700 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,400 and government decreased 200. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three tenths of a percentage point in December to 6.2 percent. This is the ...
  • News, January 28th HELICOPTER CRASH INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY Silt—Expressions of sympathy, shock, sorrow and grief are going out for the three men who were killed in yesterday’s helicopter crash south of Silt that included veteran pilot Doug Sheffer.  Sheffer owned and operated DBS Helicopters based at the Garfield County Regional Airport in Rifle. He was conducting aerial safety inspections ...
  • HELICOPTER CRASH KILLS 3 NEAR SILT Silt—Three people were killed late this morning when a helicopter crashed near County Road 331 south of Silt.  According to information from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the DBS Helicopter out of Rifle, was doing some power line inspections along Dry Hollow Road when it clipped a line and crashed about a mile and a ...
  • Annual Puffer Week Drives Home Need for Auto Theft Awareness Denver, Colo. (Jan. 27, 2014) — Coloradans Against Auto Theft (CAAT) and Colorado Auto Theft Investigators (CATI) once again team up for this year’s “Puffer Week,” slated for Jan. 27–31. The weeklong statewide awareness and enforcement push aims to educate the public about the risks, dangers and heightened crime associated with auto theft, specifically “puffers” – cars left ...
  • New Land Use Code Amendments Encourage Greenhouses (Aspen, CO – January 27, 2014) Beginning February 1st it will be easier to build a greenhouse in Pitkin County and local officials hope that translates into more local food production. Land Use Code Regulations have been amended to provide exemptions for greenhouses from floor area calculations and the site plan review process. “We hope that ...
  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Head-OnCollision The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that killed a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy on Highway 93, north of West 64th Parkway. At 10:05 a.m., the deputy was traveling in the left northbound lane on his Harley-Davidson patrol motorcycle, entering a sweeping curve.  A 2004 Saturn Vue SUV was traveling southbound through the curve ...