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745 lives lost on Colorado roads in 2022

745 lives lost on Colorado roads in 2022

      Most roadway deaths since 1981   STATEWIDE — In 2022, Colorado lost 745 lives to traffic fatalities, the most roadway deaths in the state since 1981, according to preliminary data. This is a 57% increase from just 10 years ago and includes a record number of pedestrians and motorcyclists. Today, CDOT, Colorado […]

CO Summary Details at Least 91 Fatal Domestic Violence-related Deaths in 2021

CO Summary Details at Least 91 Fatal Domestic Violence-related Deaths in 2021

Jan. 6, 2023 (DENVER) — At least 91 people died in Colorado in 2021 in domestic violence-related incidents, according to a report from the Colorado Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board that the Attorney General’s Office released today. At least 45 of those who died were victims killed by their intimate partners, 14 were collateral victims, and 32 […]

Media Release from Prowers County Sheriff's Office

Media Release from Prowers County Sheriff’s Office

12-29-2022 REF: Sheriff’s Office & Town of Holly Municipal Law Enforcement Contract The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the public that the Town of Holly has chosen to not renew their contract with PCSO for law enforcement services, moving into the year 2023. This requires the turn back of one of the […]

When Road Etiquette Goes Out the Window

When Road Etiquette Goes Out the Window

Troopers see aggressive driving behavior leading lane violations (COLO) – Colorado roadways see heavy volume every season throughout the year, which only underscores the importance of sharing the road and following simple rules. Yet, based on data from the Colorado State Patrol (2019 – August 2022), aggressive driving is the top reason drivers commit lane […]

DMV Reminds Motorists of Dangers of Driving Intoxicated

DMV Reminds Motorists of Dangers of Driving Intoxicated

      LAKEWOOD, Monday Dec. 19, 2022 — Normally the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles helps save lives through registering organ and tissue donors at driver license offices throughout the state, but this holiday season, the DMV wants to help save lives another way — by spreading the message about the dangers of drunk […]

Missing Livestock Reported in Baca County

Missing Livestock Reported in Baca County

BACA COUNTY, Colo. – There is a report of stolen livestock in Baca County. It has been reported that approximately 80 head of bred cows are missing. The cattle are mostly black and predominantly have blue, Y-Tex ear tags. Cows will have one of two brands: S JM (connected) or the Lazy TC connected followed […]

Press Release from Granada Police Department

Press Release from Granada Police Department

  Stolen Bronco Memorabilia from Cemetery The following items were stolen from a grave at the Granada, Colorado Hillside Cemetery sometime between Tuesday, October 25th and Friday, October 28th, 2022: One (1) Denver Broncos Helmet with a name and initials of the deceased inscribed on it, One (1) Denver Bronco Flag and pole it has […]

Salvador Bailon

Armed & dangerous fugitive could be hiding near La Junta or Lamar

    CROWLEY COUNTY, Colo. — The Crowley County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is asking for the public’s assistance in locating an armed and dangerous fugitive. CCSO said 34-year-old Salvador Vincent Bailon is wanted for attempted murder. According to Undersheriff Jim Keen of CCSO, Bailon may be hiding in the La Junta or Lamar area. Keen […]

Troopers Want You to Stay in Your Lane and Out of Crosswalks

Troopers Want You to Stay in Your Lane and Out of Crosswalks

  (COLO) – In a contest between a vehicle vs a pedestrian or a vehicle vs. a bike, there is no debate about who has the greatest chance of survival. Yet, when the Colorado State Patrol looked at their citation data over a three-year period (2019-2021), they saw that 2021 had the highest year of […]

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, […]