News briefs for Dec. 1

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No one injured in U-turn rollover

Two Texas men walked away with no injuries after rolling a gray pickup into a ditch early Wednesday morning.

Driver Douglas Steven and passenger Alberto DeSantos were traveling on Colorado Highway 13 and made a U-turn. Steven misjudged the width of the road and rolled the vehicle into a ditch, where it landed on its roof at the northwest intersection with First Street, said Craig Police Department Capt. Jerry DeLong.

Police responded at 3:43 a.m. Wednesday, and Steven was cited with careless driving.

DeLong suggests some tips for safe winter driving:

n Clean snow off the windshield and all vehicle windows.

n Drive slowly because stopping distance on slick roads is greater.

n Make sure you have proper tires.

n Leave earlier for destinations to avoid speeding.

n Be careful in school areas.

n When going on a trip, pack warm clothes, food, water and a flashlight in case of an emergency.

State publishes Brownfield handbook

Two state agencies have teamed up to create a new publication to help develop the state's "brownfields."

Brownfields are abandoned or underused properties, where real or perceived contamination prevents redevelopment.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Department of Local Affairs joined to create "The Colorado Brownfields Handbook: A Local Government Guide to Site Reuse and Economic Redevelopment."

The handbook is meant to help local governments work through problems associated with developing brownfields.

The handbook is available online at www.dola.state.co.us/smartgrowth.

New Internet, phone scams reported

The Craig Police Department is warning residents about a variety of new e-mail and telephone scams circulating across the nation.

The scam e-mails claim to be from the FBI, International Red Cross or a local court.

The e-mails ask for personal information, including credit card numbers or bank account passwords.

Police encourage residents to not give out personal information over the phone or by e-mail.

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