The tail section of a helicopter broke off in flight, approximately 30 feet in the air, causing a hard landing for its passengers Tuesday near Rio Blanco County Road 83 in the Piceance Basin. The helicopter, belonging to Quicksilver Air, was contracted by the Colorado Division of Wildlife for capture work related to a mule deer study. The pilot and gunner were flown by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital, where they were treated and released. The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash site and recovered the helicopter and are awaiting the results of an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.
ANNOUNCEMENTS ATV, Boat and Snowmobile Owners! You can now renew your Colorado OHV registrations on line at: www.parks.state.co.us The Rio Blanco Herald Times accepts all major credit cards. You can fax your classified ad or […]
• Ken Harman began his new duties as CEO of Pioneers Medical Center. • Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes made an appearance at Colorado Northwestern Community College.
Rio Blanco County’s top taxable assessed values for 2009 were:
1. Chevron U.S.A.: $323,932,480 […]