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Linda Chalat

Thanksgiving Threats

With all the hustle and bustle surrounding this most culinary-focused of holidays, accidents do happen. So what poses the greatest threat to all those celebrating with friends and family…

Linda Chalat

Public Pool Safety

Now that Memorial Day has marked the official beginning of summer, thousands are heading for the local public pool for heat relief. But how to best protect your family from pool dangers?…

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Letter Carrier Mauled Despite Dog Bite Prevention Week

A letter carrier suffered a particularly gruesome attack by two dogs yesterday in northwest Denver. Ironically, the attack occurred on the first weekday of the U.S. Postal Service's Dog…

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With Warm Weather, Window Hazards

Now that the weather is warming, folks are opening windows to let the spring air inside. But, windows pose a serious risk to youngsters, as demonstrated this afternoon when a toddler was…

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Take Me Out At the Ballgame

A woman celebrating her 69th birthday at the Colorado Rockies’ home opener Monday sustained a concussion when she was struck in the head by a foul ball off the bat of Michael Cuddyer…

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Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Verdict

The $15 million awarded to a trucker seriously injured at a Greeley Wal-Mart — the largest slip-and-fall judgment in the United States — should stand, the Colorado Supreme Court…

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Avoid a Nightmare Before Christmas

Halloween is a holiday filled with jack-o-lanterns, costumes and decorations. But each of these can present significant hazards, including burns from flammable costumes that come into contact with…

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Avoid Tragic Apartment Fires

On Saturday, an apartment fire spread so quickly, that residents were jumping to safety from the second and third stories. Just as the sun was rising, the Aspen Wood Apartments near East Sixth…

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Part of Good Planning Is Good Planting

Critical fire danger warnings have been in effect across Colorado this week, and the risk of a wildfire will remain high across the state in the coming days, authorities cautioned. Dry vegetation,…

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Colorado Landowner Immunity Proposal Shelved

The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday voted to “Postpone Indefinitely” a vote on SB 36, a bill “Concerning the limitation of civil liability for injuries resulting from the…