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Law Enforcement Champions Announced by CDOT and MADD

Law Enforcement Champions Announced by CDOT and MADD

  Colorado Officers and State Troopers Win Awards: Area Recipients Noted   DENVER: The Colorado Department of Transportation and Mothers Against Drunk Driving have announced the winners of the 2020 Law Enforcement Champion Awards for Colorado. These awards focus on efforts to reduce impaired driving, increase the use of seat belts and reduce speeding in […]

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 […]

Lamar City Council Opposes LUB Proposed Rate Hike

Lamar City Council Opposes LUB Proposed Rate Hike

  The Lamar City Council unanimously voted to adopt Resolution No. 20-09-01 which opposes a basic rate adjustment for Light Plant customers during their September 14th meeting. Prior to the Lamar Utilities Board public hearing on Tuesday, September 29th, regarding a proposed 1.4% electric rate increase for several classes of customers, including residential, the Lamar […]

Fall colors mark beginning of new DUI enforcement period on Sept. 11

Fall colors mark beginning of new DUI enforcement period on Sept. 11

    STATEWIDE — Fall is coming. And while the season of shorter days, cool nights, and colorful leaves is on the horizon, many Colorado fall festivities will look different this year. With the new season also comes increased DUI enforcement. Law enforcement will be on high alert during the Fall Fest DUI enforcement period […]

CSP Investigates Fatal Crash Outside Granada

CSP Investigates Fatal Crash Outside Granada

    On Thursday, September 10, 2020, at approximately 11 pm, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash, which occurred on Colorado Highway 50, west of Granada Colorado. Vehicle One was eastbound on Highway 50 driven by Kelly Snyder, DOB 11/19/1984. Vehicle two (truck and trailer) was westbound on Highway 50 driven […]

CDOT Targets Teen Drivers with “Keep Your License Safe” Campaign

CDOT Targets Teen Drivers with “Keep Your License Safe” Campaign

    Campaign focuses on cell phones, passenger limits and buckling up DENVER – Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) launched a public awareness campaign to help educate new teen drivers about safety laws that specifically apply to them, known as Colorado’s Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) laws. CDOT’s new “Keep Your License Safe” campaign […]

The Weather is CHANGING

The Weather is CHANGING

Hazardous Weather Outlook-National Weather Service Pueblo CO-1024 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County-Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County- 1024 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central…east central…south central and southeast Colorado. DAY ONE…Today […]

Public Hearing for Street Name Change

Public Hearing for Street Name Change

    The Lamar City Council has scheduled a public hearing on Monday, September 14th, to discuss changing Ridge Trail to Trail Ridge. The meeting begins at 7pm in council chambers or through streaming resources. The current road connects to Sunset Ridge in the neighborhood south of town, off Memorial Drive, known as The Ridges. […]

Last Blast for Summer Traffic

Last Blast for Summer Traffic

  DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state as the people head out to enjoy the final days of the summer travel season over Labor Day weekend. Whatever your final destination, please remember to wear a mask, keep your distance, wash your […]

Only September Left for 2020 Census Count

Only September Left for 2020 Census Count

Colorado’s 2020 Census Total Response Rate Exceeds 84%    Denver, CO – Now is the time to be counted in the 2020 Census. Data collection is scheduled to end on September 30 and the Census Bureau is encouraging all Coloradans to respond today.    “It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, […]

Lamar City Council Focuses on Water, Housing Project Funding

Lamar City Council Focuses on Water, Housing Project Funding

    Lamar City Administrator, Steve Kil, provided the Lamar City Council with an update of some on-going projects during the council’s regular meeting on Monday, August 24th. The earlier meeting, scheduled for August 10th was cancelled and as such, the city sales tax revenue report was delayed to this current meeting. Kil said bids […]

End of summer means the start of the Labor Day DUI enforcement today

End of summer means the start of the Labor Day DUI enforcement today

  CDOT and BACtrack help Coloradans drink responsibly this Labor Day with 50% off breathalyzers STATEWIDE — As Coloradans prepare to celebrate the end of summer over Labor Day weekend, statewide law enforcement officers are preparing for the Labor Day DUI enforcement period from Aug. 21 – Sept. 8. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), […]

CSP Investigates on Kiowa Highway Fatal for KS Driver

CSP Investigates on Kiowa Highway Fatal for KS Driver

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Highway 96 approximately 5 miles east of Eads in Kiowa County Colorado. The crash occurred on August 21, 2020 at approximately 1209 PM. A 2003 GMC 1500 pickup was traveling west on Highway 96 near mile marker 182. The driver of the GMC […]

Governor Polis is Ordering Temporary Fire Restrictions

Governor Polis is Ordering Temporary Fire Restrictions

  As of August 18, 2020, the Pine Gulch Fire in Mesa and Garfield Counties has burned over 93,000 acres, making it the third largest fire in Colorado history. The Grizzly Creek Fire in Garfield County has burned over 29,000 acres, forced the closure of Interstate 70, and is threatening critical infrastructure. Grizzly Creek is […]

Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Hwy 287

Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Hwy 287

On Friday, August 07, 2020 at approximately 1:30 pm, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a three vehicle injury crash that occurred on Colorado Highway 287, at approximately milepost 64 . A red 2003 Kia Rio was driven by Nathanial Ratthamone, from Irving Texas. The Kia was northbound on Highway 287 when it crossed over […]