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Deadliest Months for DUI’s

Fourth of July is consistently ranked as one of the deadliest days of the year for DUI crashes. More than half of all motor vehicle crashes that occur during the Fourth of July holiday are alcohol related. August ranks as the deadliest month of the year, with more DUI crashes than any other month. Saturday’s […]

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E-Scooters: Spontaneous Fun or Serious Danger?

Riding an electric scooter in Denver can be convenient, but it can also be dangerous. A visiting Minnesota executive landed in intensive care at Denver Health Medical Center after he crashed on the scooter he was riding March 10. He suffered a skull fracture and a traumatic brain injury. The same month, a 62-year-old had […]

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Elderly Parent Care: Advice and Information

By Jim Chalat In January 2014 my Mom and Dad gave me their “Durable Power of Attorney.” This allowed me to work on their finances.  They also signed Advanced Medical Directives which gave my sister and me authority to make medical decisions for our parents if they could not.    Dad was 89.  His eyesight, […]

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Helmets Save Lives

We always hear about the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle, motorcycle, scooters and skateboards, but we rarely consider the importance of wearing one when skiing or snowboarding. Skiing and snowboarding are considered high intensity sports and participating in these sports can lead to serious injuries. According to The New York Times, […]

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Is Resort Skiing More Dangerous?

Summit County community members gathered in late January, to discuss safety on the slopes. The discussion was led by the Alliance for Skier and Snowboarder Responsibility. The group was recently founded and is dedicated to helping skiers and snowboarders adhere to their responsibilities regarding safety while on the mountain. Founder Katherine Jeter, a resident of […]

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Altitude Impacts Heart Conditions

Last week, a British skier was on holiday in the French Alps.  He collapsed on the ski lift after suffering a heart attack and fell from the moving lift from a height of 32- feet. The occurrence is not totally unusual.  At about 1:04 p.m. on Jan. 7th , the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded […]

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Mandatory Ski Helmets

Boyne Resorts has adopted a new policy requiring all workers to wear safety helmets when working on the mountains. The new policy follows the death in March of Alexander Witt, an employee at Sugarloaf USA in Maine. Witt was not wearing a helmet while working on a steep trail at Sugarloaf, when he fell. The […]

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Help with Legal Fact Checking

In this age of fake news and loose ideas offered as facts, the American Bar Association has taken on the task of offering reliable answers to current legal issues. The new website, ABA Legal Fact Check, is described by the ABA as the first focusing exclusively on legal matters. ABA Legal Fact Check will explore […]

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