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Speeding Violations for Commercial Vehicle Operators Rose in 2020

Speeding Violations for Commercial Vehicle Operators Rose in 2020

Colorado State Patrol Targets High-Risk Driving Behaviors for #SlowYourRoll Campaign (COLORADO) – A fully loaded commercial truck traveling on good road conditions at 65 miles per hour needs a distance of nearly two football fields to stop (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 2016). Now imagine the distance it would take for that same tractor trailer […]

Trooper Tips-Don’t Get Swept Away

Trooper Tips-Don’t Get Swept Away

  With all of the fires Colorado has had over the past few years we are starting to see a real problem with flash flooding affecting our roadways in burn areas.  Recently, I-70 near Glenwood Springs has been shut down multiple times due to mudslides covering the roadway.  I thought this would be a good […]

CDOT Launches Campaign REminding Drivers to Lookout for Motorcycles

CDOT Launches Campaign REminding Drivers to Lookout for Motorcycles

    Motorcycle deaths down 18% this year after record number in 2020   STATEWIDE – Following the deadliest year on record for motorcycle riders, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is launching a new campaign, Some Things are Hard to See. Launching today, the campaign recognizes that motorcycles are much smaller than cars and […]

Sulfuric Acid Leak Contained at Pilot Truck Stop in Lamar

Sulfuric Acid Leak Contained at Pilot Truck Stop in Lamar

At approximately 2:00 AM on July 22nd 2021, The Lamar Fire and Emergency Services was called to a semi truck leaking Sulfuric Acid at the Pilot Truck Stop. Upon arrival the semi was located in a dirt lot just north of the building. The leak was contained to the dirt lot. At approximately 9:00 AM 1,000 gallons […]

The Colorado State Patrol Urges In-State and Out-of-State Motorists to use Seatbelts

The Colorado State Patrol Urges In-State and Out-of-State Motorists to use Seatbelts

  (COLO) – With pandemic restrictions easing across the country, summer travel was anticipated to be even higher this year. In a proactive measure, Colorado and five surrounding states came together to send a consistent message to motorists – stay buckled no matter how far you are traveling.  These states launched the campaign on Memorial […]

Trooper Tips:  Drive by Example

Trooper Tips: Drive by Example

    “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” is a proverb that simply means trying to do what someone else does, or think like someone else thinks is a compliment to that person.  Well, parents you should feel flattered, because your kids spend a large amount of time watching your actions and then imitating […]

City Council Reviewing Changes to Proposed Vacant Building Registration Ordinance

City Council Reviewing Changes to Proposed Vacant Building Registration Ordinance

    The Lamar City Council, following a public hearing on June 28, 2021 regarding the use of FPPA ‘Old Hire’ Pension Funds for fire department retirees, approved using the funds to help fund construction of a future public safety building for the City of Lamar.  The governing board for the fund has been inactive […]

CSP Goes After Speeders

CSP Goes After Speeders

Speeding Remains a Top Causal Factor of Fatal and Injury Crashes Across Colorado   (COLORADO) – Along with driving under the influence, exceeding safe speeds continues to be a leading causal factor for fatal and injury crashes year to date across Colorado for incidents investigated by the Colorado State Patrol. More than 600 people died […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity:  Building Our Own Destiny

Prowers Economic Prosperity:  Building Our Own Destiny

    Dr. Linda Lujan, President of Prowers Economic Prosperity for 2021, invited the audience attending the organization’s annual meeting this past Thursday, June 17th, and encouraged them and area residents in general, to take a more active role in moving economic growth forward in Prowers County. “Compare what the accomplishments of the past year […]

Lamar Airport Operating as Regional Facility

Lamar Airport Operating as Regional Facility

    Clear, blue skies and mild temperatures this past Saturday morning, June 19th, made a perfect moment to enjoy a free pancake breakfast, view various airplanes and watch the ribbon cutting for the dedication as the Lamar Municipal Airport is now officially recognized by the FAA as a regional facility. There have been changes […]

Colorado and Wyoming Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up!

Colorado and Wyoming Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up!

  (Lakewood, COLO) – Colonel Matthew Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol and Col. Kebin Haller, Wyoming Highway Patrol are coming together to send a message to in-state and out-of-state motorists this summer season – stay buckled no matter how far you are traveling. These states are working together, along with state transportation and law […]

Colorado Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors

Colorado Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors

  The Colorado Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution to protect the state’s wildlife corridors, which would conserve native species while improving road safety and bolstering Colorado’s economy. The bipartisan resolution was introduced earlier this month by Democratic Senator Jessie Danielson and Republican Representative Perry Will. The legislation, which marks a monumental step towards preserving […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Shows Fatalities Surge on Colorado Hwys

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Shows Fatalities Surge on Colorado Hwys

  DENVER – With traffic fatalities up 12% over this time last year, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol are partnering with 47 law enforcement agencies for the largest seat belt enforcement campaign of the year, Click It or Ticket. A press conference will also serve as the kickoff for multiple impaired […]

CDOT Begins Awarding New Revitalizing Main Streets Grants from Additional State Stimulus Funding

CDOT Begins Awarding New Revitalizing Main Streets Grants from Additional State Stimulus Funding

    STATEWIDE- The Colorado Department of Transportation continues to award Revitalizing Main Streets grants to help communities improve their roadways and community infrastructure, supporting strong economic activity and public safety. The Revitalizing Main Streets grant program began last summer in an effort to mitigate the negative economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis. The continuation […]

Signed Law: Off Highway Vehicles Not Allowed on Streets, Highways in Colorado

Signed Law: Off Highway Vehicles Not Allowed on Streets, Highways in Colorado

COLORADO – On May 7, 2021 Governor Jared Polis signed into state law that off highway vehicles (OHV), regardless of the state or other jurisdiction in which the off-highway vehicle is registered or titled, will not be allowed on public streets, roads, or highways of the State. Off highway vehicles include ATVs, four wheelers, and side-by-sides, and […]