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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 […]

Grants Will Provide Additional Lighting for Lamar’s Parks

Grants Will Provide Additional Lighting for Lamar’s Parks

  Lamar Police Chief and Mayor Kirk Crespin officiated at the swearing-in ceremony for two new Lamar Police Department officers, Joshua Bourdreau and Liam Toomey at the outset of the January 9th council meeting. City Treasurer, Kristin Schwartz recapped the 2023 Department of Justice Safer Street Grants the city received at the end of 2022.  […]

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 […]

Fort Bent Canal Bridge Nearing Completion

Fort Bent Canal Bridge Nearing Completion

  A pedestrian bridge spanning the Ft Bent Canal on the northeast boundary of Lamar Community College is on its way towards completion.  This is a CDOT funded project which involves building a five-foot-wide pedestrian bridge over the canal with five-foot ADA ramps and sidewalks on both ends of the bridge connecting the LCC parking […]

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 […]

Colorado Work-Related Fatalities Increased in 2021

Colorado Work-Related Fatalities Increased in 2021

  (DENVER) – The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program conducted by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE)’s Office of Labor Market Information (LMI), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), revealed that Colorado had 96 work-related fatalities in 2021. Nationally, a total of […]

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE - National Weather Service Pueblo CO

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE – National Weather Service Pueblo CO

  WIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING   This alert pertains to regions of southeast Colorado including the six counties in the immediate region. * WHAT…Dangerously cold wind chills possible. Wind chills as low as 45 below zero. * WHERE… The I-25 corridor and the eastern plains. * WHEN…From Wednesday evening […]

‘Tis the Season for Sober Rides: CDOT Begins Multiweek Holiday DUI enforcement

‘Tis the Season for Sober Rides: CDOT Begins Multiweek Holiday DUI enforcement

  36% of traffic fatalities in 2022 involve impairment Statewide — ‘Tis the season…for safe and sober rides. From Dec. 8-20, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol and 65 local law enforcement agencies are coming together for the Holiday Parties high-visibility DUI enforcement period, reminding Coloradans to hand over the keys if […]

USDA Confirms Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Game Bird Operation In Prowers County

USDA Confirms Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Game Bird Operation In Prowers County

  Lamar, Colo. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) has confirmed the detection of Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza (HPAI) virus in a commercial game bird operation in Prowers County. Avian influenza does not present a food safety risk; poultry and eggs are safe to eat when handled and cooked […]

Highway 287 Lamar Project - Road Update

Highway 287 Lamar Project – Road Update

The US 287 Resurfacing and Roadway Improvements project in Lamar continues to make progress. Traffic continues to be reduced to single lane head-to-head configuration. Your patience is appreciated as we work to improve this section of roadway.  Work this week includes shoulder paving, curb and gutter paving, and ADA curb ramp paving. The following are […]

WATER Availability Summary

WATER Availability Summary

Water Availability Summary – Water Year 2022 as of November 15, 2022 Observed Temperature: Water year 2022 was the sixth warmest and 35th driest on record going back to 1896. At a national scale, Colorado was part of a southern and central plains drought over the Water Year 2022. The South Platte basin was much drier […]

Parade of Lights, 2022, “The Polar Express”

Parade of Lights, 2022, “The Polar Express”

The theme for the December 2nd, 2022 Parade of Lights, hosted each year by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, was, “The Polar Express”, and that became the weather forecast for southeastern Colorado for the day.  Winds and gusts around 60mph were forecast for southeastern Colorado and the weather people were right on target. The parade […]

Colorado’s Power Pathway from Excel Energy

Colorado’s Power Pathway from Excel Energy

  Transmission Line Routing Update Substation Siting Area: The Substation Siting Area in Crowley County has been eliminated from further consideration. The Substation Siting Area in Pueblo County continues to be evaluated and a site will be identified if determined to be needed. Permitting Activities: Land use permitting activities are underway for Segments 1, 2, […]