CareFlight’s new chopper

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Flight Paramedic Robert Thomason demonstrates how the new CareFlight Helicopter’s night vision goggles work.


Flight Paramedic Robert Thomason describes how the crew’s night vision goggles work, a part of the additional safety equipment that St. Mary’s Hospital has added to their new 2007 Eurocopter AS 350 B3 CareFlight helicopter.

The new helicopter flew its first patient on August 18. It replaces a larger Bell 412 helicopter and will cost considerably less to operate.

Man killed by cops: cook and musician

Friends and co-workers of a Grand Junction man who was shot and killed by police on Monday remember him as an aspiring musician and good friend. Josh Crawford, 29, was fatally wounded by two Grand Junction police officers after law enforcement was called to remove a man from a house at 1720 Grand Ave. and found Crawford in a vehicle outside the home.


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