Mountain Lion Attacks Bailey Boy [Update]

[UPDATED] A mountain lion attacked an 8-year-old Bailey boy last night.  The boy’s injuries were said to be serious and was kept at a hospital overnight. 

The boy was playing in his backyard in the Burland Ranchettes Subdivision when the boy ran next door to visit a friend.  While he was running, the mountain lion attacked the boy and bit his head. 

The boy’s father rushed outside and saw the mountain lion on top of his son.  The animal let go of the boy as the father approached. 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife are searching the area and a dog team has been called in to help search for the lion. 

Bailey residents are being asked to please keep their pets indoors for the duration of the search. 


[ORIGINAL STORY] A mountain lion attacked a young Bailey boy last night.  The extent of his injuries is not known and his age has not been released. 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife are searching the area and a dog team has been called in to help search for the lion. 

Bailey residents are being asked to please keep their pets indoors for the duration of the search. 

Dan R

Danny “Dan R” Ridenour has been in radio and television broadcasting for 42 years, starting as a senior in high school at KAMO in Rogers, Arkansas.

Dan attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas from 1978-82 (where he picked up the name Dan R after his fraternity brothers couldn’t pronounce his last name), majoring in Radio/Television. Dan lived in Jonesboro for 10 years working in radio and then was a TV weatherman for ABC affiliate KAIT Channel 8.

Television was a little boring when compared to radio, so Dan returned to hosting radio morning shows in Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma, and then eventually, Colorado.

Dan enjoys being involved in the community, having been an member of the Upper Arkansas Service Club and is currently on the board of directors for the Salida Community Center and is a member of the Chaffee County Fair Committee.

Dan and his wife Carrie spend their days doing everything the mountains have to offer: hiking, camping, fishing and skiing. They raised 3 children together and have 2 grandchildren.
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