Capt. Brett Williams: Thanks for donation of food for Figueroa family
Craig — I would like to take a moment to thank Mr. Jay Linderman, of the Three Forks Ranch in Savory, Wyo., for the generous donation of meat for the family of Angel Figueroa. Mr. Figueroa regretfully lost his life in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 131, south of Steamboat Springs, on Aug. 23.
The stories that I have heard of Mr. Figueroa have painted him as a proud, hard working family man, who went to work daily to help provide for his family. After his passing, his family was suffering hardships from the loss of the main financial supporter, husband and father in their lives.
In this modern world, many in our society would think that we have lost compassion for our fellow man. The actions of Mr. Linderman have shown that caring, compassion and emphathy for a family they did not know is still alive and well.
I thank them on behalf of the Colorado State Patrol and our local communities for the generous donation and selfless act of kindness toward the Figueroa family.
Capt. Brett Williams
Colorado State Patrol Troop 4B
In an effort to make coal more competitive against natural gas and renewable energy sources, two of the nation’s largest coal companies, Peabody Energy and Arch Coal, have announced that they plan to combine assets in Colorado and Wyoming. Routt County’s Twentymile Mine would be managed under the new joint venture.