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Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Underway in Rural Colorado

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Underway in Rural Colorado

    STATEWIDE — Starting July 16, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state will conduct a seven-day high-visibility Click It or Ticket enforcement period targeting rural areas of Colorado. These areas tend to have the lowest seat belt use rates in the state. […]

Summer Celebrations End Early for 337 Impaired Drivers

Summer Celebrations End Early for 337 Impaired Drivers

  Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Shows Decrease in Driver Arrests STATEWIDE — Instead of fireworks, 337 impaired drivers watched the red, white and blue flashing lights of a patrol vehicle this past Fourth of July holiday. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies teamed up to […]

Trooper Tips -- “The Colorado Driver Handbook”

Trooper Tips — “The Colorado Driver Handbook”

    When new drivers are taught how to drive, they are given a book to study entitled the Colorado Driver Handbook which contains the driving laws in Colorado. This 38 pages of golden rules of the roadway is essential for new drivers on how to drive safely.  Over the years, I believe sometimes drivers […]

Las Animas Residents Injured in Hwy 50, Two Car Crash

Las Animas Residents Injured in Hwy 50, Two Car Crash

The Colorado State Patrol, The Otero County Sheriff’s Office and the La Junta Emergency Medical Services responded to a two car crash at the intersection of Otero County Road 18 and U.S. Highway 50 on May 24, 2018 at approximately 7:40PM. A 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350 SUV being driven by 24 year old Haoru Wang of […]

CSP Rolls Out on Highways for Harvest Season 2018

CSP Rolls Out on Highways for Harvest Season 2018

    The Colorado State Patrol’s Lamar Port of Entry invites you to join in for Harvest Time. During the week of May 28-31, the CSP will be in Kiowa, Prowers and Baca Counties to ensure safety and compliance during harvest season. The CSP will be in Kiowa County at milepost 193 on Highway 96 […]

Sage Brush Meadows Prepares for City Council Meeting, Briefs PEP Board

Sage Brush Meadows Prepares for City Council Meeting, Briefs PEP Board

Jillane Hixson, one of the organizers of the proposed Sage Brush Meadows skilled-care facility planned for Lamar, briefed the Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) board members on their progress, during the PEP monthly meeting held at the Green Garden Restaurant this past Tuesday, May 1st. Hixson stated, “We are moving forward, and the feasibility study is […]

Two Injured in Two Vehicle Crash in Prowers County

Two Injured in Two Vehicle Crash in Prowers County

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving serious bodily injury that occurred on Highway 196 and Prowers County Road NN, approximately 5 miles north of Lamar, CO. A 2014 Toyota Camry, driven by a minor, age 17, of Wiley, Colorado, was northbound on Highway 196 at mile post 15. A […]

CSP Seeking Info on Rocky Ford Vehicle Involved in Fire Truck Crash

CSP Seeking Info on Rocky Ford Vehicle Involved in Fire Truck Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a crash involving a Rocky Ford Rural Fire District Brush truck that was responding to a structure fire in the city of Rocky Ford on Tuesday, April 17th. The fire truck was northbound on Highway 71 approaching Otero County Road CC when it swerved to avoid an […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Underway in Rural Colorado

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Underway in Rural Colorado

  1,306 people cited during last year’s enforcement period STATEWIDE —According to a 2017 study by the Colorado Department of Transportation, the five counties with the lowest seat belt use in Colorado were all rural: La Plata (74 percent), Montezuma (74.4 percent), Cheyenne (75.2 percent) and Mesa (75.5 percent). To encourage drivers in rural regions […]

CSP Investigating Hwy 50 Single Vehicle Crash

CSP Investigating Hwy 50 Single Vehicle Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a single vehicle crash Monday, March 12th at approximately 5:31pm involving serious bodily injury that occurred on Colorado 50 at Mile Post 428, approximately six miles west of Lamar. A 1999 Ford F350, driven by Omar Ayala, age 24, of Wiley, Colorado, was westbound on Colorado 50 […]

Las Animas Youth Dies in Vehicle Accident

Las Animas Youth Dies in Vehicle Accident

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on Bent County Road 12 .1 miles north of JJ road on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at approximately 2130 hours (9:30pm). The crash is approximately 2 miles north east of Las Animas, Colorado. 16 year-old Cutter Nicholas of Las Animas CO was northbound on […]

Colorado Traffic Fatalities up 29 Percent Since 2014

Colorado Traffic Fatalities up 29 Percent Since 2014

211 Unbelted People Died in Crashes STATEWIDE — Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicates that traffic fatalities rose 29 percent since 2014 when 488 traffic fatalities were recorded. In 2017 there were 630 traffic fatalities in Colorado, up 4% from 2016 when 608 people died.  This includes pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and […]

Restaurant Crash and Truck Rollover...Traffic Accidents for Lamar

Restaurant Crash and Truck Rollover…Traffic Accidents for Lamar

    Two traffic accidents came to note in Lamar since this past Saturday, December 16th.  Saturday around 1pm, a vehicle, jumped the curb on the south side of the parking lot of Thai Spicy Basil at 10 South Main in Lamar and went east through the front window, into the dining area.  Fortunately no […]

Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

    Prowers County Commissioners, Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Tom Grasmick offered some welcome news at the monthly Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting held December 5th at the Granada City Complex.  Buxton-Andrade said that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, CDPHE, in the face of a unanimous presentation from Colorado County Commissioners, has decided to […]

Good Turnout for Toys for Tots Donations at Local Warmart Stores

Good Turnout for Toys for Tots Donations at Local Warmart Stores

    The Colorado State Patrol held its 5th Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack the Patrol Car on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar. For the 5th year, the CSP Patrol Cars were parked before the main entrance to the store in […]