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Shooting Investigation in Lamar Continues

Shooting Investigation in Lamar Continues

July 25, 2022 – CBI – Lamar, CO – The investigation of a shooting that killed two and injured one in Lamar, Colorado over the weekend continues. Police believe a 24-year-old male shot three people living in the Lamar Apartments (700 Block of Mullen St.) in Lamar just before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23rd.  The suspect then […]

CPW Officers Recover a Body in Black Hole Pond Below Two Buttes Reservoir

CPW Officers Recover a Body in Black Hole Pond Below Two Buttes Reservoir

TWO BUTTES, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers recovered a body from Black Hole pond behind the dam at Two Buttes Reservoir State Wildlife Area early Saturday afternoon. Black Hole pond will be closed until an investigation is completed. CPW began a search on Friday evening at the wildlife area, 40 miles south of […]

Colorado Introduces Changes to Bike Laws

Colorado Introduces Changes to Bike Laws

Bicyclists and Drivers Need to Know the “Safety Stop”   (COLO) – As a reminder for Colorado Bike Month, motorists should be aware that a new bill was signed into Colorado law this past April that may change the behaviors of bicyclists and other human-powered vehicles. The new rule has been termed the “Safety Stop,” […]

Trooper Tips:  Holes in our Life

Trooper Tips: Holes in our Life

    One of my favorite movies is Groundhog Day.  In the movie, Bill Murry has a line in one of his reports that is also a favorite of mine.  “Well, it’s Groundhog Day…again.”  That resonates with me more than you know.  Well it’s pothole season…again. After a Colorado winter we see an influx of […]

Prowers County Sand Creek Junction Fire Recap

Prowers County Sand Creek Junction Fire Recap

  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office would like to release the following information concerning the Sand Creek Junction Fire, near the 13000 block of Hwy 196, Prowers County, Colorado on 4-22-2022 at approx. 1219 hours. The fire continued well into the day of Saturday, 4-23-2022 as well, with mop-up and hot spot efforts. The fire […]

Speed Related to Over 50% of All Colorado Teen Crash Fatalities

Speed Related to Over 50% of All Colorado Teen Crash Fatalities

  Traffic deaths surged across Colorado in 2021 hitting a 20-year high and speeding is a major factor in fatalities. Speeding is a risky behavior for all drivers, and combined with inexperience and distractions the danger rises exponentially. In a 2021 report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and Ford Motor Company Fund, […]

Lamar Police Department  Re:  Vehicle Break-ins

Lamar Police Department  Re:  Vehicle Break-ins

  During the past week, there have been several reported vehicle break-ins as well some vehicles being stolen.  All of the vehicle break-ins have had the doors unlocked and items taken out of the vehicles or items gone through in the vehicles.  The vehicles which were stolen had the keys accessible to the suspects.  All […]

Colorado State Patrol Highlights Smuggling, Trafficking and Interdiction Section’s Activity in 2021

Colorado State Patrol Highlights Smuggling, Trafficking and Interdiction Section’s Activity in 2021

  (COLORADO) – While ensuring lawful and safe activity on Colorado’s roadway, the Colorado State Patrol enlists specialty units that focus on the protection and safety of the people of Colorado in a variety of ways. “The mission of our Smuggling, Trafficking, and Interdiction Section (STIS) is to relentlessly pursue those who transport illegal firearms, […]

CDOT Prepares for 2022 with the First DUI Enforcement Campaign

CDOT Prepares for 2022 with the First DUI Enforcement Campaign

    STATEWIDE — With the new year in full effect, the Colorado Department of Transportation asks Coloradans to put safety first when behind the wheel and to never drive impaired. CDOT, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies welcome 2022 with The Heat Is On Winter Blitz enforcement period from Jan. 14-17, holding […]

Prowers Sheriff Deputies Respond to Shooting

Prowers Sheriff Deputies Respond to Shooting

  On Saturday, January 15, 2022 at about 6:41pm the Prowers County 911 Center received a 911 phone call regarding a male subject who was shot.  Prowers County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Lamar Ambulance Service, and Wiley First Responders responded to the 6000 block of Prowers County Road UU. The shooting victim was identified […]

Statewide Report Details at Least 63 Fatal Domestic Violence-Related Deaths in 2020

Statewide Report Details at Least 63 Fatal Domestic Violence-Related Deaths in 2020

    Jan. 5, 2022 (DENVER) — At least 63 people died in Colorado in 2020 as a result of domestic violence incidents, according to a report from the Colorado Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board that the Colorado Attorney General’s Office released recently. Of the 63 people who died from a domestic violence incident in […]

Fierce Winds Rip Southeast Colorado

Fierce Winds Rip Southeast Colorado

  Shortly before 9am, on December 15th, what had been a generally quiet morning abruptly changed when hurricane force winds tore across the high plains with a registered gust of 107mph in Lamar according to the Pueblo National Weather Service.  The storm system had been forecast by as much as a day beforehand, but response […]

Trooper Tips - Is It Winter Driving Season Already

Trooper Tips – Is It Winter Driving Season Already

  I guess it’s that time of year to make sure everyone is ready for the impending snow season.  This is mostly a list of making sure you haven’t taken anything out of your vehicles that you may need when you are traveling this winter. Let’s go over the basics.  Are your tires in good […]

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

  On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 9:34 p.m., The Colorado State Patrol was notified of a 2 vehicle crash on Highway 287 and Prowers County Road 196 near Wiley, Colorado.  CSP investigators determined a Ford Explorer, occupied by 5 teenagers, was southbound on Highway 287 and made a left turn in front of […]

CPW officers find body in pond below Two Butte Reservoir after four-day search

CPW officers find body in pond below Two Butte Reservoir after four-day search

TWO BUTTES, Colo. – Divers recovered a body from deep in a pond behind the dam at the Two Buttes Reservoir State Wildlife Area late Thursday night, ending a four-day search for a missing camper. Colorado Parks and Wildlife initiated a search-and-rescue Monday evening at the wildlife area, 40 miles south of Lamar in far […]