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December Dust Storm Creates Highway Havoc

December Dust Storm Creates Highway Havoc

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at approximately 08:55 hours, there was a 10 vehicle crash in a dust storm on Highway 40 just west of Wild Horse, Colorado. The Colorado State Patrol reported Vehicle #1 was travelling west on Highway 40 approximately at milepost 432 when it came upon a vehicle stopped in the west […]

Coloradans Be Wary of COVID VACCINATION SCAMS

Coloradans Be Wary of COVID VACCINATION SCAMS

      Dec. 30, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.)—Attorney General Phil Weiser released an advisory warning Coloradans about potential COVID-19 vaccine scams and vowing that the State will enforce laws prohibiting fraudulent or deceptive sales of fake COVID-19 vaccinations and cures. Currently, only two vaccines are FDA-approved, with more anticipated: the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for use […]

Governor Polis Announces Clemency For 22, Including Parents of Balloon Boy

Governor Polis Announces Clemency For 22, Including Parents of Balloon Boy

    DENVER – Today, December 23, 2020, Governor Jared Polis announced four commutations and eighteen pardons.  “Pardons and commutations make second chances possible for people. As Governor, I understand that granting pardons and commutations is a tremendous responsibility and requires careful consideration of every individual who applies,” said Governor Jared Polis. “These individuals have […]

Trooper Tips - What’s around the Bend

Trooper Tips – What’s around the Bend

      I hope everyone has been enjoying the holidays this year. It’s been a hard and difficult year for a lot of people. With that being said, people don’t need anything else sad happening to them. The last thing I want for anyone is to get that knock on the door and being […]

CPW Seeks Public’s Help Finding Elk Poacher at John Martin Reservoir SWA

CPW Seeks Public’s Help Finding Elk Poacher at John Martin Reservoir SWA

  HASTY, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public for help identifying the person who killed two cow elk at the John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area and left them to waste.  CPW officers responded to a call on Dec. 13 about two cow elk that had been shot and left in […]

State Patrol Troopers Begin Accepting Colorado Digital ID™

State Patrol Troopers Begin Accepting Colorado Digital ID™

    DENVER — The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) announced that troopers will begin accepting the Colorado Digital ID™ within the myColorado™ mobile app as proof of identity, age and address for traffic stops within the state. The contactless Digital ID, downloaded by more than 75,000 Coloradans, provides residents a secure, safe and convenient way […]

Colorado State Patrol Opens Applications for Trooper Position

Colorado State Patrol Opens Applications for Trooper Position

    COLORADO – The Colorado State Patrol is currently accepting applications for the Trooper career path. If you or someone you know has an interest in joining law enforcement, now is the time to apply online at CSP Cadet Announcement. The window for applications is set to close on December 18, 2020 at 5:00 […]

CSP Investigates a Two Person, One-Vehicle Crash on 385 North of Cheyenne Wells

CSP Investigates a Two Person, One-Vehicle Crash on 385 North of Cheyenne Wells

On Monday, November 23, 2020 at approximately 0622 hours, The Colorado State Patrol was advised of a 1 vehicle rollover, injury crash on CO 385, 18 miles north of Cheyenne Wells. 2 minor females from Cheyenne Wells, CO, were southbound on CO 385 when the driver drove off the left side of the road. The […]

Colorado State Patrol Activates COVID-19 Call Center

Colorado State Patrol Activates COVID-19 Call Center

  COLORADO – As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise across our state, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has activated a call center to assist our emergency dispatch centers and Emergency Operations Centers in offsetting the large number of phone calls coming in from the public for general information or assistance related to the pandemic.  […]

Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket enforcement begins Monday

Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket enforcement begins Monday

    COLORADO SPRINGS— Starting Monday, Nov. 16, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 29 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state will begin a two-week Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period. The heightened enforcement period will run through Sunday, Nov. 29. El Paso County has had […]

Colorado Road Fatalities Show No Drop with COVID-19 Slow Down

Colorado Road Fatalities Show No Drop with COVID-19 Slow Down

  COLORADO – The Colorado State Patrol has a life-saving message for motorists. “Slow down, put down your phone, and never drive impaired.” According to the Patrol’s statewide statistics, just as many people have died from crashes on Colorado roadways through October 2020 as they did in 2019, despite less people on the roadways during […]

CSP - Bent County Fatal Accident

CSP – Bent County Fatal Accident

  On Friday, October 23, 2020 at approximately 0820 hours, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Highway 50. The crash occurred approximately 8 miles east of La Junta Colorado. Troopers determined a Chevrolet Malibu was westbound when the driver lost control and went off the right side of the roadway. The […]

CSP Investigates Two Car Crash north of Wiley on 287

CSP Investigates Two Car Crash north of Wiley on 287

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at approximately 1:55 PM. The crash occurred 9 miles north of Wiley on Colorado 287 in Prowers County. A Black 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Michael Braeuer (40-year-old male from Austin, TX) was northbound on Colorado Highway […]

State Fire Agency Urges Caution as Wildfire Danger Rises

State Fire Agency Urges Caution as Wildfire Danger Rises

October 20, 2020: The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) is encouraging those that live, work, and play in Colorado to be aware of the current fire danger. Fire danger has increased throughout the state due to windy conditions and critically low relative humidity that will continue over the coming days. These weather […]

CSP Increases Enforcement as Part of "Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day"

CSP Increases Enforcement as Part of “Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day”

  COLORADO – A proclamation signed by Governor Polis, officially declares October 19, 2020, as “Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day”. Together with AAA Colorado, the Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Department of Transportation, and law enforcement agencies across the state are teaming up this weekend in an effort to educate about new changes to this […]