May 2015 Blog Posts (27)

SafetyWise and NOAA Forecast for Friday, May 29, 2015

Ladies & Gents, 

We have gone 69 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

Today - Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tonight - A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. North wind around 10 mph becoming…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 29, 2015 at 9:56am — No Comments

5-28-15 News Clip

World Alpine championship pays off Vail, Avon in dollars and exposure

Jason Blevins - The Denver Post

Vail Valley Foundation estimated that the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships generated 29,604 room nights, each at an average nightly rate of $470. Vail Valley Foundation estimated that the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships generated 29,604 room nights, each at an average nightly rate of $470.

The Vail Valley basked in more than the glow of daily sunshine during the…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 28, 2015 at 3:57pm — No Comments

SafetyWise and NOAA Forecast for Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ladies & Gents,       

We have gone 68 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

Tonight - Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday - A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.

Friday Night - A 40 percent chance of showers…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 28, 2015 at 10:58am — No Comments

SafetyWise and NOAA Forecast for Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ladies & Gents,      

We have gone 67 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

Today - Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight - Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 27, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments

SafetyWise and NOAA Forecast for Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ladies & Gents,     

We have gone 66 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

Today - Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 2pm and 5pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 62. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tonight - Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then a slight chance of showers between 9pm and 2am.…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 26, 2015 at 8:33am — No Comments

5-22 News Clip

Forest Service OKs land swap giving Village at Wolf Creek road access

Jason Blevins - The Denver Post

Wolf Creek Pass development Forest Service ranger Tom Malecek addresses more than 100 people who showed up for a Sept. 20, 2011 Forest Service tour of the area where a proposed village would be developed on Wolf Creek Pass. (Jason Blevins, Denver Post file) The Forest Service has approved a controversial land swap atop Wolf Creek Pass that paves the way for development of a…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 22, 2015 at 2:47pm — No Comments

SafetyWise and NOAA Forecast for Friday, May 22, 2015

Ladies & Gents,    

We have gone 62 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

Today - Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 3pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. High near 56. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tonight - Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 22, 2015 at 8:34am — No Comments

5-21 News Clip

Arapahoe Basin, blessed by feet of May snow, is drawing big crowds

Jesse Paul - The Denver Post

AThey are skipping school, calling in sick and heading to Colorado from all over the country, because powder days — especially in May — are just too good to miss.

"It feels like March 20th, not May 20th," said Stu Caren, who lives in Silverthorne and has skied about 90 days this season. He was on a lift headed for Arapahoe Basin's summit Wednesday. "It's so…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 21, 2015 at 12:59pm — No Comments

SafetyWise and NOAA Forecast for Tuesday, May 21, 2015

Ladies & Gents,   

We have gone 61 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

Today - Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tonight - A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 38. East southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday - A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy,…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 21, 2015 at 9:34am — No Comments

SafetyWise and NOAA Forecast for Tuesday, May 20, 2015

Ladies & Gents,  

We have gone 60 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

Today - Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight - Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. West wind around 5 mph becoming east after midnight.…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 20, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

5-19 News Clip

Aspen, western U.S. lodging industry logged very strong winter

Scott Condon - The Aspen Times

The Aspen and Snowmass Village lodging industry combined for its strongest winter in at least a decade during the 2014-15 campaign. It wasn’t alone.

Mountain resorts in the Rocky Mountain and Far West states set a record for revenue despite snowfall challenges, according to DestiMetrics, a firm that tracks occupancy data from samples of 290 property-management…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 19, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

SafetyWise and NOAA Forecast for Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ladies & Gents,        

We have gone 59 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

Today - Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 50. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tonight - A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday - A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 19, 2015 at 8:38am — No Comments

CDOT Berthoud Pass Repaving Project

Starting today, CDOT will begin work on Berthoud Pass to replace roadway, curbs, gutters, and guardrails on an 11.4 mile stretch from mile-marker 233 to 244.3 (which basically extends a mile past the summit in Clear Creek County back over to the Mary Jane entrance).  Work will be conducted each Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is expected to be completed by September 25, 2015.  There is no night or weekend work planned at…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 18, 2015 at 11:23am — No Comments

SafetyWise and NOAA Forecast for Monday, May 18, 2015

Ladies & Gents,       

We have gone 58 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

Today -Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tonight - Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 38. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday - A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 18, 2015 at 8:33am — No Comments

5-13-15 News Clips

Survey says: Airline customer loyalty driven by service, not price

Laura Keeney - The Denver Post

Airlines are evolving into a service and hospitality business, and a positive customer experience — not low price — is the key to loyalty, a new study concludes.

When passengers choose an airline based on reputation or experience — as opposed to cost or schedule — satisfaction and brand loyalty increase, according to the J.D. Power 2015 North America Airline…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 13, 2015 at 2:22pm — No Comments

SafetyWise and NOAA Forecast for Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ladies & Gents,      

We have gone 53 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

Today - Scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 61. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight - A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 13, 2015 at 8:28am — No Comments

SafetyWise and NOAA Forecast for Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ladies & Gents,     

We have gone 52 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

Today - Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight - Scattered showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then isolated showers between midnight and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 12, 2015 at 8:44am — No Comments

5-11-15 News Clip

Skiers off Berthoud Pass survive avalanche

Bruce Finley - The Denver Post

A skier savoring the big spring snow off Berthoud Pass just above timberline Sunday got caught in an avalanche and suffered an injury but survived.

Grand County rescuers reached two men and a woman at the scene of the avalanche — about 100 feet wide and 40 feet long — at about 11,500 feet elevation in the Currant Creek area.

The avalanche struck one of the men, who suffered…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 11, 2015 at 10:25am — No Comments

SafetyWise and NOAA Forecast for Monday, May 11, 2015

Ladies & Gents,      

We have gone 51 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

Today - Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight - Mostly clear, with a low around 33. West southwest wind around 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

Tuesday - A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 2pm and 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Breezy, with a south southeast wind…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 11, 2015 at 8:38am — No Comments

SafetyWise and NOAA Forecast for Thursday, May 7, 2015

Ladies & Gents,     

We have gone 47 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

Today - Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight - A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.

Friday - A 50 percent…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 7, 2015 at 9:36am — No Comments

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