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Trailer Sway is Not Okay - Colorado State Patrol Reminds Recreationalists to Load Properly

Trailer Sway is Not Okay – Colorado State Patrol Reminds Recreationalists to Load Properly

  Super Cruising (Colorado) – Seeing a camper, boat or trailer swiftly moving side to side as it is pulled down the road can put the fear into most passing motorists for good reason, it can be deadly. Ensuring that a vehicle is hitched safely, distributing the weight on the trailer or camper properly and […]

More Colorado Roads now Eligible for Federal Money to Build Electric Chargers

More Colorado Roads now Eligible for Federal Money to Build Electric Chargers

  Federal decision will help build an interconnected state and national network for EV travel DENVER — Colorado’s ability to create a network of electric vehicle-friendly roadways just got even better thanks to the Federal Highway Administration’s decision to approve all six stretches of road the state wanted to add to a national network of […]

Stay in Your Lane While Super Cruising

Stay in Your Lane While Super Cruising

Two-lane Roads Present Hazards for Rural and Mountain Communities   (Colorado) – The winding scenic roads of southwest Colorado are both charming and hazardous. This is why Colorado State Patrol troopers are asking visitors and residents to respect the speed limit and familiarize themselves with common traits of two-lane roads in rural and mountain areas. […]

National Awards for Colorado Byways

National Awards for Colorado Byways

      DENVER – Colorado is receiving national recognition for its efforts to improve and publicize its Scenic and Historic Byways program. The state was presented with two awards by the National Scenic Byway Foundation – for communications and viewshed improvements. Colorado’s diverse transportation system links all of us together, but most importantly takes […]

Final Phase of 287 Project Gets Underway

Final Phase of 287 Project Gets Underway

  The third and final phase of the US 287/50 resurfacing project through the southern section of Lamar began in late May 2022.  Motorists and pedestrians have been witness to preliminary groundwork and survey teams on site along South Main Street up to Savage Avenue and north to Park Street.  The project will remove the […]

Lamar Council Okays Street Name Change, Liquor Permits

Lamar Council Okays Street Name Change, Liquor Permits

    The Lamar City Council approved Resolution 22-06-01 renaming South 11th Street to Thunder Drive to match the recent change of the Lamar High School’s mascot to Lamar Thunder during its June 13th meeting.  The street runs north/south connecting Savage Avenue to Yucca Drive.  The new, official mailing address for the high school will […]

CDOT & Partners Remind Drivers to Slow Down with New Safety Campaign

CDOT & Partners Remind Drivers to Slow Down with New Safety Campaign

      Colorado had a total of 287 speeding-related fatalities in 2020. That is a 20% increase from 2019. Speeding has been consistently identified as a contributing factor in almost half of all roadway fatalities in the state. Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Springs Police Department and El Paso […]

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,” […]

The Colorado State Patrol Provides Some Summer Driving Tips

The Colorado State Patrol Provides Some Summer Driving Tips

  (Colorado) – During the summer of 2021, the southwest region of Colorado saw an alarming 21 fatal crashes between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Known for premier hiking, camping, fishing and mountain biking, the western slope of Colorado regularly sees a steady volume of in-state and out-of-state visitors throughout the summer as well as […]

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 […]

Fatal Crash on Hwy 50 in Prowers County

Fatal Crash on Hwy 50 in Prowers County

On Sunday, 5/29/2022, at approximately 10:10pm, the Colorado State Patrol was notified of a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred on Highway 50 at Prowers County Road 7 near Lamar. The crash involved a Kiowa County Sheriff’s Deputy that was responding emergent to a call (an unknown-if-injury crash in Kiowa County) when a 2013 Dodge Challenger pulled […]

Ark Valley Conduit on Fast Track

Ark Valley Conduit on Fast Track

  Bill Long and Lee Miller, representing the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, told the Lamar City Council an influx of federal funds has allowed the Arkansas Valley Conduit to move forward on its construction date.  The Conduit, first proposed in 1962, has been treading water for half a century or more until the past […]

Historic Amache Pilgrimage

A rainy, chilly Saturday didn’t deter visitors from attending the annual Camp Amache Pilgrimage in Granada this past Saturday, May 21st, following a two-year gap due to the Covid pandemic.  The recent passage of the Amache National Historic Site Act by President Biden and an opportunity for an in-person visit, brought a strong attendance of […]

Lamar Tesla Chargers, Getting Ready to Roll

Lamar Tesla Chargers, Getting Ready to Roll

    The major points of installation work have been completed with only one or two connections to be made as well as some state-oriented paperwork, and then the eight Tesla fast-charger stations on East Beech Street will be good to go. For the under-initiated, it’s a very simple process, as Lamar’s City Building Inspector, […]

CDOT Encourages Riders to Wear Helmets Ahead of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month  

CDOT Encourages Riders to Wear Helmets Ahead of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month  

  137 riders were killed last year, 20% of all traffic fatalities   STATEWIDE – The recent warm spring days are enticing motorcycle riders to hit the roadways, especially on weekends. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which coincides with the beginning of the riding season in Colorado. But with riding comes risks, which is […]