Monthly Archives: January 2018

Should Denver Police Pay for a Three Year Old Traffic Collision?

On February 20, 2015, a woman driving her Toyota Camry through the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and Washington Street in Denver was struck. The vehicle that collided with her car was a 2014 Ford Explorer police cruiser. The crash left the woman’s vehicle totaled, and video shows the officer running a red light without lights or sirens activated. Yet, the City of Denver has yet to pay for the almost three-year-old traffic collision. Why Has Denver Police Not Paid for a Three-Year-Old Traffic Collision? The man who was driving the police Explorer is a decorated officer. In 2014, he was honored alongside several of his fellow officers for risking his life in a hostage crisis. However, since 2006, the officer has been reprimanded for three other preventable accidents. When first confronted by the woman his police vehicle collided with, the officer allegedly told her that he thought the light…
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Should the AMA Snow Bike Series Have a Colorado Round?

Last February, we discovered a new form of winter motorsport, snow biking. Now, that sport has expanded, and is going national. However, Colorado is getting left in the cold as far as this new sport is concerned. What’s going on, and is there anyway our state can become a part of this new national championship? Will the AMA Snow Bike Series Come to Colorado? Snow bikes have been around for a while now. These machines replace the front tire of a bike with a ski and the rear tire with a tread. This can lead to some crazy motocross-style fun in the snow. So, it comes as no surprise that people started racing these snow bikes, and that it has become pretty popular. Last year, the X Games featured snow bikes. This year they have their own racing series, and that series has been sanctioned by the AMA. The 2018…
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Why Are Child Eye Injuries Going Up?

Have you ever watched A Christmas Story? In this classic holiday movie, a young boy wants a BB gun for Christmas, but his parents tell him no because he’ll shoot his eye out. When the boy does get a BB gun, he does almost shoot his eye out, and though this scene was played for laughs, it actually hits on a major issue for the safety of our children. A recent study has made some shocking discoveries about child eye injuries, and every parent needs to know these findings. What Parents Need to Know About Rising Rates of Child Eye Injuries As the 1983 movie A Christmas Story pointed out, non-gunpowder driven guns have a reputation for injuring eyes. Yet sales of air soft pellet guns, BB guns, and paintball guns are on the rise, and so are the rates of child eye injuries. A study published in the journal…
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