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CPW Asks Public for Help Solving Wildlife Harassment Case Involving Blow Darts

CPW Asks Public for Help Solving Wildlife Harassment Case Involving Blow Darts

WALSENBURG, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public for help identifying the person or persons who shot blow darts at deer in Walsenburg, seriously injuring the animals. On Thursday, April 1, CPW Wildlife Officer Travis Sauder received a call about multiple deer near the 100 block of East Cedar in Walsenburg with […]

Lamar Police Department Participates in Drug Take-Back Program

Lamar Police Department Participates in Drug Take-Back Program

  The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on April 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The program is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program is […]

CSP Investigates 2-Vehicle Crash Involving La Junta Patrol Car

CSP Investigates 2-Vehicle Crash Involving La Junta Patrol Car

  The Colorado State Patrol, Troop 2C Office is currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving a City of La Junta Police Department vehicle that occurred in the City of La Junta at approximately 5:55 am. A 2006 Dodge Charger, driven by Christopher Haugen, age 38, of Las Animas, Colorado was northbound on Harriett Avenue […]

2020 Statewide Crime Statistics Available

2020 Statewide Crime Statistics Available

  (March 9, 2021—CBI—Lakewood, CO)—The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has posted the 2020 crime data for hundreds of statewide law enforcement agencies through the Colorado Crime Stats website. Some of the highlights from this year’s Colorado Crime Stats report include: 353,528 total crimes reported in Colorado in 2020, reflecting a 3.9% increase from last […]

Colorado Springs Man Banned from Hunting after Three-County Poaching Spree

Colorado Springs Man Banned from Hunting after Three-County Poaching Spree

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A Colorado Springs man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor poaching charges in three counties likely will never legally hunt again in Colorado or 47 other states after a Colorado Parks and Wildlife hearing examiner permanently suspended his hunting privileges.  Iniki Vike Kapu, 28, had been accused by Colorado Parks […]

Kansas Man Injured in One-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

Kansas Man Injured in One-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at approximately 5:00 PM. The crash occurred approximately 4 miles east of the town of Vilas on Colorado 160 in Baca County. A silver 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Ivan Villa-Tarin (20-year-old male from Concordia, KS) […]

Colorado Missing Persons Day—February 4, 2021

Colorado Missing Persons Day—February 4, 2021

    (February 4, 2021—CBI—Lakewood, CO)— Although Colorado’s Missing Persons Day will look a little different this year, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will honor more than *600 individuals currently missing for more than a year in the State of Colorado. This year, the CBI invites families to visit the Bureau’s website to view […]

Trooper Tips: A Rather Blustery Drive

Trooper Tips: A Rather Blustery Drive

    As Winnie the Pooh stated. “It undoubtably looks like a rather blustery day.” As that silly old bear stated so many years ago, it still rings true. We have seen a lot of blustery days this year with some gusts reaching as high as 116 MPH. Wind can affect your travels in many […]

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 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 […]

It's Winter Driving Time!

It’s Winter Driving Time!

  Well, we have a couple of snowstorms under our belt already this year and we have had our standard crashes that come with those storms. Just as you need to get used to your sea legs when sailing, you need to be ready for snow when driving and how your vehicle will respond to […]

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 […]

CSP Investigates Roll-over Crash on Hwy 196 in Prowers County

CSP Investigates Roll-over Crash on Hwy 196 in Prowers County

  On Saturday, September 26, 2020 at approximately 05:48 am, a 1997 white GMC Suburban, driven by 19 year old Dakota Owens of McClave, CO, was eastbound on Prowers County Road 196, located west of Prowers County Road 5. Owens lost control of the vehicle and went off the left side of the roadway. The […]

Granada Preps for Potential Housing Development

Granada Preps for Potential Housing Development

  With two employment opportunities for the community on the horizon, Granada Trustees discussed the need to have town-owned property appraised as the next steps in a housing development project. Trustee Traegan Marquez said this would be the first step in determining a fair price for the land in question. Cameron Nolder was discussed as the […]