Lightning Strikes Pose Deadly Risk

          The past few days in Colorado have been peppered with reports of lightning strikes injuring or killing individuals caught exposed. With the very active thunder storms across the state, anyone venturing outdoors should heed early indications of a storm developing. Just last Friday, newlyweds Kathleen Bartlett and Ryan Pocius were […]

July 24 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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Dangers of High Water

        An Aspen Fire Department swift-water rescue team recovered a body from the Roaring Fork River last Thursday downstream from the Devil’s Punchbowl area up Independence Pass. The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office sent out a statement around 9:15 p.m. saying that it learned of a possible deceased person in the river “somewhere […]

July 22 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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Catholic Order Must Comply With Affordable Care Act

          The Denver-based Little Sisters of the Poor, who sued to avoid complying with the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate, lost Tuesday in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled they must allow employees to have contraception coverage. The Affordable Care Act requires employers who provide health insurance coverage to […]

July 17 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Health Care
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Class-Action for Baseball Fans

            On the eve of baseball’s All-Star Game, a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed yesterday against Major League Baseball claiming it does too little to protect fans from fast-moving foul balls and splintered bats. The lead plaintiff, Gail Payne, is an Oakland A’s fan who feels vulnerable because her are […]

July 14 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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Fourth Takes Toll on NFL

          In a strange footnote to the Nation’s celebrations this Fourth, two NFL players suffered injuries from fireworks. Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson reportedly lost two fingers while setting off fireworks on the holiday. And New York Giants defense end Jason Pierre-Paul had his finger amputated on Wednesday evening following […]

July 09 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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Accidental Shooting of Holiday Camper

          Glenn Martin, a 60-year-old Monument man enjoying the holiday with his family, was killed on July 3rd by an apparently errant shot as he waited to roast marshmallows in Rainbow Falls Park, a campground in Pike National Forest. Just down the U.S. Forest Service road from where he died, a […]

July 07 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
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