Craig Briefs: BLM Advisory Council to meet in Kremmling
The Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet Thursday at the Allington Inn, located at 215 Central Ave. in Kremmling.
The meeting is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public, with public comment periods related to items on the agenda scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Agenda items include a presentation on recent district resource management plan releases, items affecting district field offices and field manager updates. A copy of the agenda is attached.
The Northwest Colorado RAC meets quarterly in Northwestern Colorado. The Northwest RAC advises the BLM Colorado Northwest District, which includes the Grand Junction, White River, Little Snake, Kremmling and Colorado River Valley BLM field offices. For more information about the NW RAC, visit on.doi.gov/14SghcS.
298 DUI arrests made during holiday weekend
STATEWIDE — While many Coloradans enjoyed some time with friends and family over Memorial Day weekend, 298 irresponsible drivers were arrested for driving impaired, according to a news release from the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Part of the CDOT The Heat Is On campaign, the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies increased DUI checkpoints and patrols throughout the state from May 22 through May 26. Last year, the Memorial Day enforcement resulted in 408 DUI arrests. More than 80 law enforcement agencies participated in the statewide campaign each year.
“Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and also the return of many alcohol-related summer events,” Darrell Lingk, director of the Office of Transportation Safety at CDOT, said in a statement. “Remember to always designate a driver or make arrangements for a safe ride home. A DUI will cost you in excess of $10,000, but that’s nothing compared to the cost of life lost in a fatal crash.”
The Memorial Day enforcement coincides with the start of Checkpoint Colorado, a 100-plus day summer enforcement period. Checkpoint Colorado runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, with participating law enforcement agencies conducting three DUI checkpoints during the period.
The Heat Is On campaign runs throughout the year with 12 specific high visibility impaired driving enforcement periods centered on national holidays and large public events. Enforcement periods can include sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and additional law enforcement on duty dedicated to impaired driving enforcement. More details about the campaign, including impaired driving enforcement plans, arrest totals and safety tips can be found at heatisoncolorado.com.
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