David Burgert, Tamara, Charles Blondin discussed on Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz
An I heart radio this week in 18 59 John Francois Gravel Let a Frenchman known professionally as Charles Blondin becomes the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope stunt, which was performed 160 FT. Above the Niagara Gorge, just down River from the falls was witnessed by some 5000 Spectators. Blondin crossed the cable about two inches in diameter and 1100 ft long with only a balancing pole to protect him from plunging into the dangerous Rapids below jumping ahead this week in 1979. The Sony Corporation sparked a revolution in personal electronics with the introduction of the first personal stereo cassette player. A device as astounding on first encounter as the cellular phone or digital camera would later be. The Sony Walkman officially went on sale this week in 1984. The Motion Picture Association of America, which oversees the voluntary rating systems for movies introduces a new rating. PG 13. The initial ratings categories. G M R and X M category was eventually changed. The PG parental guidance suggested, and the PG 13 category was added to indicate film content with a higher level of intensity. On August 10th 1984, the action film Red Dawn became the first ever PG 13 movie to be released in theaters. And this week in 1992, the one millionth Corvette, a white lt one Roadster with a red interior and black roof, the same colors as the original 90. 53 model rolls off the assembly line in bowling green Kentucky Corvette is now in its eighth generation of body style, and that's what happened. Thanks for listening to this week in history on I Heart Radio, the free I Heart Radio APP is number one for music, radio and podcasts, all in one discover a new podcast from our library of hundreds of thousands of titles. Is an I. Heart radio podcast preview On June 12 2011 sheriff's deputies located a blue Jeep Cherokee that had been parked illegally in a wooded area southwest of Missoula, Montana. Support fizzle with that Cherokee. Uh, brother, and right now I'm attempting. Beginning we stopped in the ditch, be able to insert. Hopefully, the deputies one a veteran and the other a trainee watched as the Cherokee pulled out of a ditch and then blew past to stop. Some six horses. Dreams running from me. How bad do it about 70 right now? On highway 12 that day, David Burgert seemed to know exactly where he was going. Leading officers off the highway and into the Lolo National Forest. Yeah, definitely looking for a place to confront us here. Three and 6459. He just went off road and we've lost sight of him. He's definitely and tactically advantage had been pages position less than a minute later. Burgers again news radio time. 5 53 on vacation. We're headed towards a big travel weekend for the Fourth of July holiday weekend is just days away, see, rolling out a new safety campaign as well, showcasing reasons you should buckle up and drive safe and triple A warning you about high gas prices. Well, let's get into all of that team coverage today, starting with C dots. Tamara Rawlinson. Good morning, Tamara. Good morning before we talk about your reasons. Campaign. What are you expecting from holiday travel this weekend? And when do you think the bulk of it gets underway? We're expecting very, very heavy traffic this week, and this really is the start of our summer travel season. If you think the highways were congested in June, it's going to get even more so. So we are expecting traffic to start building up any time now, but really getting going by Thursday, Thursday afternoon and Friday and through the weekend and then people will be coming back on the following Monday and Tuesday. So a very, very busy travel season among our mountain corridors particular I was going to say, and I'm sorry about that, because I'm sure a lot of people excited about getting away. But I'm sure your main focus right now is on the mudslides. Flooding in some of the closures along I 70 out west near Glenwood. What can you give us enough? Date on those things. Well, absolutely good news. The Glenwood can't I 70 people in with Canyon is open. But we are urging people that conditions can change depending on what's going to happen with the weather. We could have a beautiful sunny day and then just a real intense downpour for a couple of hours. And that could be enough to trigger another mudslide across over the way we may have to close it. That we urge people to know before they go. They need to check the weather. And you need to listen to you guys to get the latest information on the weather, and they need to go to co trip dot org to find out what the latest conditions are implant. Give yourself plenty of time Plan for the worst hope for the bath. Yeah, you really You really have to be prepared. And when you're out there in your car definitely buckle up. You've gotta reasons campaign going on telling people all the reasons why they should buckle up. Where did this all come from? We try to be creative in our campaigns. We all know that you should buckle up in most of us do about 86.3% of Colorado's buckle up, but we would like to get that up to 100% because in 20 2200 and three unbuckled drivers and passengers were killed in crashes in the state, and that accounts for more than a half of the 365 total passenger vehicle depth. Buckling up in a serious matter. We have a campaign that's creative to get some attention. Like one of the reasons, for example, reason 1 35. Baseball is back of reason. 16. You just got the vaccine reasons to live in, and that's the main reason why you should wear a seatbelt every time you get into your vehicle. Reminder. See that's tomorrow. Alison. Thank you. Tamara. July 4th travel expected to be near record levels this week in Tripoli. Colorado's is nearly 48 million Americans going to be on the move, including almost 770,000 Coloradans. Right now, we're looking at the travel forecast and what it means for you with Triple A Colorado Skylar McKinley Skylar. First thing I think about about driving is I'm looking at the gas pump inking is going to be a little more expensive this summer than maybe last summer. As significantly more expensive this summer. But that's good news that sign of a continued recovery from the Covid 19 pandemic. I will tell you that we are seeing the highest pump prices since 2014 so budget for that know that You know if you paid maybe 2 50 this time Last year, you'll be in 3 50. Maybe 33 75 per gallon neighborhood just for a little while Prices will fall as we approach the fall as they usually do, Skylar. Why are we seeing at some gas pumps that they're running out of gas? What's the situation there? I am so glad you asked. There is not a gas shortage. There is plenty of gas in the system. If you do get to the station, and they don't have to ask, you can find another one nearby that will There is a few problems in the supply chain. This all relates back to the Covid 19 pandemic. It relates to a truck driver labor shortage when it comes to actually tanking refined fuel products to where they need to go. Uh, just be patient know that there's plenty of gas in the system. And if your.