public safety

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On January 23rd at around 4:30pm, Rico residents heard a loud boom. At first some people people thought it was a shell for avalanche control, but they soon realized it was much worse. A house had exploded, killing one of the residents and completely leveling the building.

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As travelers pour onto roadways over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Colorado Department of Transportation is warning that the state is falling behind the rest of the nation in buckling up.

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Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the earlier arrival of dusk will increase the chances for drivers to run into animals.

Cortez Fire Protection District

In August, the Cortez Fire Protection District was awarded $2 million to help build a new fire station.

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Most people would probably agree that fire safety is important, but according to Assistant Fire Chief Shawn Bittle of the Cortez Fire Protection District, it can sometimes fall by the wayside.