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Two Vehicle Crash Injures Baca County Residents

Two Vehicle Crash Injures Baca County Residents

    This past Friday, October 5, 2018, a two vehicle crash occurred at 5:44pm at the uncontrolled intersection of Baca County Road UU and Baca CR 33.  Marcella Swanson, age 70, with two passengers, was headed eastbound on CR UU and collided into the driver’s side of a pickup headed northbound on CR 33 […]

It’s time to BREAK THE SILENCE!

It’s time to BREAK THE SILENCE!

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF HOMLESNESS! On a single night last September, 476 victims of domestic violence across Colorado found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing. The annual count by the National Census of Domestic Violence Services shows an additional 173 requests for housing by victims in Colorado that same day could not be […]

McClave Woman Dies in Highway 50 Accident

McClave Woman Dies in Highway 50 Accident

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 50 near Prowers County Road 1, in Prowers County.  A 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by 20-year-old Lesly Chacon, of McClave, was westbound on Highway 50. Ms. Chacon drifted out of the lane and the right side of the vehicle collided with […]

“Bicycles and Automobiles or is it Automobiles and Bicycles”

“Bicycles and Automobiles or is it Automobiles and Bicycles”

Trooper Tips By Trooper Gary Cutler Colorado is a bicycling state; so you either ride a bicycle or at least see bicycles often. You’ll see the casual riders, weekend riders, bike to work riders, and there are also many weeklong and weekend biking tours throughout the state, such as Ride the Rockies, and Pedal the […]

Aggravated Robbery in Holly

Aggravated Robbery in Holly

    On September 10, 2018 at approximately 1350 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 100 Block of South Main in Holly, on a report of an armed robbery involving a weapon. Deputies were informed the suspect was wearing a mask at the time and had fled the business southbound and on foot with an […]

Teen Traffic Fatalities up 22 percent Last Year

Teen Traffic Fatalities up 22 percent Last Year

CDOT Launches Teen Driving Safety Campaign Focused on Driving Restrictions   STATEWIDE – Last year 67 young people between the ages of 15 and 20 were killed in traffic crashes in Colorado. This is a 22 percent increase from 2016 when 55 were killed and the highest number of fatalities for that age group since […]

CDOT Prepares for Labor Day with Heightened DUI Enforcement

CDOT Prepares for Labor Day with Heightened DUI Enforcement

1,000 Breathalyzers have been sold at Deep Discount – Offer Continues STATEWIDE — As summer winds down, law enforcement agencies across the state prepare to crack down on impaired driving during the weeks leading up to Labor Day and during the holiday weekend. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local […]

CSP Investigates Bent County Rollover

CSP Investigates Bent County Rollover

At 2:56pm on Saturday, August 25th, the CSP responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Bent County Road GG between Bent County Road 6.5 and Bent County Road 7.5.  This is just west of the city of Las Animas in Bent County, CO. The black 2000 Ford Explorer, driven by 23 year old […]

Granada Gets Community Support for Annual National Night Out

Granada Gets Community Support for Annual National Night Out

  Granada’s National Night Out was held at the Granada Town Park on Tuesday, August 7th. There were approximately 125 folks who enjoyed live D.J. music with Vic Coberly, good food, drawings for prizes, balloon/dart game, old fashioned sack races and musical chairs that the kids loved.  The officers gave an Eddie Eagle Gun Safety […]

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

      The Lamar Loop came a step closer to construction with the Lamar City Council approving the mayor’s signature on the Owner-Contractor agreement and general conditions with MonCor LLC during the August 13th council meeting.  The council has had plans for the Loop for some time while funds have been pending for the […]

New Signage for Safety

New Signage for Safety

  Three locations on Highway 287 through Lamar have been equipped with electronic street-crossing signage as part of the overall Downtown Project, according to Brian Long, CDOT Resident Engineer. Traveling north, motorists will encounter the three at the Lamar Community College Baseball Field at Merchant’s Park. This lighting system is known as RRFB, or Rectangular […]

CSP Trooper Tips - "Let There be Light"

CSP Trooper Tips – “Let There be Light”

  A vehicle’s headlights are one of the most important items in your vehicle, and yet it’s often one of the most overlooked items. Your ability to see clearly and be seen clearly at night is very important and is all due to your headlights. Headlights have improved over the years to help with seeing […]

931 Drivers Cited During Rural Seat Belt Enforcement

931 Drivers Cited During Rural Seat Belt Enforcement

  55 Citations Issued for Unbuckled Children STATEWIDE — From July 16 to 22, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state conducted a weeklong Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign. The crackdown focused on rural areas of Colorado where fewer people tend […]

Five Arrested on Various Drug Charges

Five Arrested on Various Drug Charges

  As a result of the search warrants executed on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, several arrest warrants were obtained. Officers of the Lamar Police Department obtained arrest warrants for Anthony Freyta, 39 of Lamar, Vanessa Gaucin, 24 of Lamar, Vincent Flores, 22 of Lamar, Josette Freyta, 36 of Lamar, and Joseph Martinez, 44 of Lamar. […]

CSP Investigating Baca Cty Highway Fatality

CSP Investigating Baca Cty Highway Fatality

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash, which resulted in a single fatality. The crash occurred on July 25, 2018, at 2120 hours, on Colorado Highway 287 approximately 13 miles north of Springfield Colorado, in Baca County. A 2013 GMC Yukon driven by Justin Murdock, 35, of Gruver, TX, was traveling northbound […]