The Record for Feb. 5

Advertisement

Monday, Feb. 5

1:49 a.m. A person was taken to the hospital from the 3000 block of Village Drive because he or she cut an arm.

10:44 a.m. Someone reportedly stole a pair of Salomon skis worth $900 from the 1800 block of Ski Time Square.

12:07 p.m. A 28-year-old man was cited in the 2300 block of Mount Werner Circle for using a ski pass that wasn't his.

12:13 p.m. A Yampa Valley Medical Center patient reportedly ran away from the hospital.

12:37 p.m. Ski patrol reportedly brought an intoxicated person down from the upper Mount Werner area. Police said the drunken man was "verbally obnoxious," and he was cited for disorderly conduct.

1:54 p.m. A woman in the 1300 block of Indian Trails reportedly heard her door pop open and someone fall over something. Police said the woman found her door open, but no one was around.

2:17 p.m. A car window was broken in the 500 block of Eaglepointe Court.

3:04 p.m. A 62-year-old man in the 1100 block of Saratoga Avenue reportedly fell in the bathtub. Paramedics helped the man up.

4:23 p.m. A woman in the 800 block of Pine Street reportedly heard a teenager "screaming and yelling at the top of her lungs." The girl was fine when officers arrived.

4:49 p.m. A man in his 20s was taken to the hospital from the 700 block of Yampa Street because he was suffering from a seizure.

5:19 p.m. A driver reportedly was driving down the middle of Routt County Road 14. The driver was gone when officers arrived.

Comments

Magpie 7 years, 9 months ago

"12:37 p.m. Ski patrol reportedly brought an intoxicated person down from the upper Mount Werner area. Police said the drunken man was "verbally obnoxious," and he was cited for disorderly conduct."

Why is the ski hill allowed to sell alcohol, espeically hard liquor? You could argue that bars sell alcohol to people who then drive, but at least bar patrons have an option NOT to drive (taxi, walk, friend drive, etc). Someone in ski boots at 4 points hut WILL be skiing after they drink, guaranteed. It scares the carp out of me to think I or my kids might get run into by a drunk skiier/snowboarder. At least when I ski without my kids I am mostly in the trees where most drunks don't go, but my kids still need to be on the more accesible runs.

There were articles last year about craking down on pot smoking on the gondola, and I agree with that also, just seems really hypocritcal to crack down on pot and sell hard liquor on the slopes.

I would love to see an industry-wide initiative to keep drinking to apres-ski. You don't need to be drunk while skiing, it just endangers you and me and my kids and everyone else!

I understand how lucrative the alcohol sales are on the slope and that the ski hills decision to sell it is purely a $$ decision, but when it si 100% that someone who gets drunk on the mountain will then ski/snowbaord down, putting others in danger, it is above irresponsible to sell it.

0

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.