Thanksgiving “Heat is On” is Underway

Next Thursday is Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel periods of the year and unfortunately, that means more impaired drivers on Colorado roads. 

To keep safe during holiday travel, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement are teaming up for a DUI enforcement period starting today and continuing through Monday, December 2nd. 

Last year, law enforcement arrested 593 impaired drivers during the 10-day Thanksgiving enforcement period. 

CDOT urges Colorado residents and visiting drivers to plan ahead and arrange a sober ride home.  

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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