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Local man arrested on felony charges related to sexual exploitation of a child

Local man arrested on felony charges related to sexual exploitation of a child

The Prowers Journal was recently alerted of the arrest of a local man on three Felony 4 charges related to sexual exploitation and enticement of a child.  Several citizens have reached out to us asking that this information be published.  While we believe that all individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court […]

CPW announces new active fire alert feature to COTREX mobile app

CPW announces new active fire alert feature to COTREX mobile app

Where there’s smoke, there’s COTREX.  Before your next outdoor adventure, check COTREX for active wildfires around the state to stay safe. DENVER—Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is proud to announce a new feature on the Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX) mobile app that notifies outdoor recreationists about active fire alerts, including wildfires and prescribed burns in […]

Upcoming "Click it or Ticket" enforcement campaign is largest of the year

Upcoming “Click it or Ticket” enforcement campaign is largest of the year

Statewide — The upcoming Click It or Ticket May Mobilization seat belt enforcement campaign starts Monday, May 13. The increased enforcement is the largest seat belt campaign of the year lasting 21 days. It comes ahead of the summer travel season, which tends to see an increase in traffic crashes across the state. CDOT will support Colorado […]

CPW seizes boat infested with invasive Quagga mussels for decontamination

CPW seizes boat infested with invasive Quagga mussels for decontamination

Quagga mussels on infested boat confiscated by CPW   GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife has seen positive results now that it is one month into roadside aquatic nuisance species (ANS) watercraft inspection and decontamination stations at the Colorado State Patrol Loma and Trinidad Ports Of Entry. On Sat., April 6 Colorado Parks […]

CDOT Pushes Motorcycle Safety - May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

CDOT Pushes Motorcycle Safety – May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

  Statewide — May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the Colorado Department of Transportation is revving up its efforts to protect riders as they hit the road in greater numbers. Although motorcycle deaths decreased slightly in 2023, the safety of these vulnerable road users remains a top concern, especially as motorcycle crashes tend to peak […]

Despite CPW claims that "depredation has ceased", two more cattle killed by wolves

Despite CPW claims that “depredation has ceased”, two more cattle killed by wolves

A yearling and a heifer were killed in Grand County over the weekend, with evidence both died from wolf attacks, despite claims by a Colorado Parks and Wildlife official that the agency’s non-lethal efforts to stop the killing have “ceased depredation.” The heifer, a young female that has not yet calved, was on the same ranch […]

USDA Confirms Detection of Avian Influenza in Dairy Cattle in Colorado

USDA Confirms Detection of Avian Influenza in Dairy Cattle in Colorado

State Veterinarian’s Office Monitoring Situation Broomfield, Colo. — Yesterday, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) confirmed a detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in dairy cows in Northeast Colorado. This is the first detection of avian influenza diagnosed in cattle in Colorado. Detections of HPAI in dairy cattle have occurred in eight […]

CPW releases updated collared gray wolf activity map; launches depredation report webpage

CPW releases updated collared gray wolf activity map; launches depredation report webpage

DENVER—An updated map was published today on Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s (CPW) website to continue informing the public, recreationists, and livestock producers on where collared wolves have been in the past month. CPW will update this map with new information monthly to reflect data for the past 30 days or so, produced on the fourth […]

US 50 Bridge west of Gunnison closed indefinitely due to safety concerns

US 50 Bridge west of Gunnison closed indefinitely due to safety concerns

  DENVER (KDVR) — A bridge along U.S. 50 that crosses the Blue Mesa Reservoir in southwest Colorado closed on Thursday because of cracking in a particular type of steel. Drivers will be subject to a lengthy detour to get around it. The recommended detour is on Interstate 70 to the north or U.S. 160 […]

US 50 bridge closed west of Gunnison due to safety concerns

US 50 bridge closed west of Gunnison due to safety concerns

DENVER (KDVR) — A bridge along U.S. 50 that crosses the Blue Mesa Reservoir in southwest Colorado closed on Thursday because of cracking in a particular type of steel. Drivers will be subject to a lengthy detour to get around it. The bridge, built in 1963, is west of Gunnison near Dillon Pinnacles. State inspectors […]

Grand County livestock growers urge Polis, wildlife officials to 'lethally' manage wolves following attacks

Grand County livestock growers urge Polis, wildlife officials to ‘lethally’ manage wolves following attacks

  This week’s wolf attacks bring the number of calves and yearlings killed by wolves in the past 16 days to six, plus an injured calf   With news that wolves have killed four more yearling cows in Grand County in less than 72 hours, an association of ranchers is pleading with Gov. Jared Polis […]

23 Suspects indicted in illegal marijuana operation

23 Suspects indicted in illegal marijuana operation

NEWS RELEASE 23 SUSPECTS INDICTED IN ILLEGAL MARIJUANA OPERATION April 18, 2024 – CBI – Cañon City, CO – The 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office announces grand jury indictments naming twenty-three (23) suspects as the result of a multi-jurisdictional investigation into illicit marijuana-manufacturing and distribution operations that spanned multiple properties in Fremont County, El Paso County, and Pueblo County.  […]

I-25 Resurfacing through Pueblo to begin in mid-April

I-25 Resurfacing through Pueblo to begin in mid-April

Interstate 25 Resurfacing in Pueblo to begin in mid-April Project Update April 8, 2024 – Southeastern Colorado – Motorists can expect lane and shoulder closures with delays Pueblo — The Colorado Department of Transportation, with its contract partner Martin Marietta, will begin work on Interstate 25 in Pueblo from Mile Point 92 to MP 102 on […]

Resurfacing project on US 160 from Kim to Pritchett to begin mid-April

Resurfacing project on US 160 from Kim to Pritchett to begin mid-April

Work to include new signage and shoulder widening Las Animas and Baca Counties — The Colorado Department of Transportation with its contract partner APC Southern will begin a highway resurfacing project on April 15 on US Highway 160 from Kim to Pritchett. Work will include the resurfacing of east and westbound lanes of US 160, […]

Colorado Supreme Court affirms schools' right to search students without a warrant

Colorado Supreme Court affirms schools’ right to search students without a warrant

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday broadly affirmed that school safety plans give officials the right to search students on campus without a warrant, finding that staff at a Denver high school acted lawfully when they searched a 10th grader who brought a loaded gun to school on his third day of classes in 2019.  […]