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Highway 40 Fatal Near Wild Horse, CSP Investigates

Highway 40 Fatal Near Wild Horse, CSP Investigates

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 40 near milepost 437 in Cheyenne County, near the town of Wild Horse. A 2016 Volvo Truck with Trailer was westbound on Highway 40 when it crossed the center line and went into the eastbound lane. The 2016 Volvo struck […]

Statewide Seat Belt Enforcement Cites 1,695 Drivers for Not Buckling Up

Statewide Seat Belt Enforcement Cites 1,695 Drivers for Not Buckling Up

  70 Drivers Cited for Unrestrained Children STATEWIDE — With Coloradans starting to travel more, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and 59 law enforcement agencies across Colorado teamed up for a statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement from July 12-19. A total of 1,695 drivers were cited during the enforcement for either the driver […]

The “Move Over” Law Just Added a Little More to It

The “Move Over” Law Just Added a Little More to It

On November 26th, 2016 my friend Trooper Cody Donahue was killed by a truck that failed to move over while he was investigating a crash. This is a story we hear all too often. Prior to that crash, there was a Move Over law already in effect. So why didn’t it work in that situation […]

(UPDATED INFORMATION) 8 Killed in Crash near Kit Carson Colorado

(UPDATED INFORMATION) 8 Killed in Crash near Kit Carson Colorado

CHEYENNE COUNTY – On June 26th, 2020 at 4:34 PM, Troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 40 near mile post 437.  This location is between Kit Carson and Hugo on Highway 40. A white Ford F-150 pickup towing a boat was westbound on Highway 40.  The pickup passed a semi that was […]

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the inhabitants of Bent’s Old Fort on Saturday, July 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2020 Old-Fashioned 4th Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s.  The victory over the British in the War […]

Trooper Tips - “Yielding”

Trooper Tips – “Yielding”

    The word “Yield” has many meanings throughout the English language. You can yield to the next speaker, or the land can yield food from the garden. But today I bring up yield as in the road sign. Too often I find that drivers treat a yield sign as a free for all to […]

Lamar Main Street Construction Underway

Lamar Main Street Construction Underway

  Lamar, Colorado – The City of Lamar is excited to announce the start of Phase II infrastructure improvements on South Main Street. The Waterline Project will replace the existing 70 year old water distribution system along Main Street/Highway 287. The waterline work will focus between Park and Cedar from June until the end of […]

CSP Investigates Kiowa County Fatality

CSP Investigates Kiowa County Fatality

On Saturday, May 30, 2020 at approximately 0535 hours, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a single rollover crash. The crash occurred on Kiowa County Road 78 north of Kiowa County Road K, which is approximately 5 miles south of Towner, Colorado. Upon arrival, Troopers determined a Chevrolet Tahoe had traveled off the right side […]

CSU Extension Notes:  Experiencing Loss of Income can be Devastating

CSU Extension Notes: Experiencing Loss of Income can be Devastating

  When you have had a loss of income, it can be devastating. Now you face some very difficult financial decisions when your paychecks stop coming and you do not have enough money to cover your family’s basic living expenses. Spending habits must change when income is reduced and prioritizing needs vs wants is going […]

TROOPER TIPS FROM CSP

TROOPER TIPS FROM CSP

“Thank You” With everything that has been going on around the world it is easy to get down. So, this month I’m not bringing up anything about Covid-19. Instead I thought it was a good time to throw something positive into the mix. Each month I write about the proper way to drive here in […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Reopening State Campgrounds

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Reopening State Campgrounds

        DENVER – At a COVID-19 response update at the state capitol today, Colorado Governor Jared Polis indicated Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin working to reopen campgrounds at its state parks, phasing in available sites by park in coordination with counties. “Today, I am proud to announce that Colorado State Parks […]

How a COVID-19 Case is Managed by Health Care

How a COVID-19 Case is Managed by Health Care

      The Prowers Journal contacted Meagan Hillman, Director of Prowers County Public Health and Environment, who replied on HIPAA regulations which outline privacy requirements for patients. (HIPAA-Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. Perhaps it is best […]

CSP Investigating Possible Impersonator in S.E. Colorado

CSP Investigating Possible Impersonator in S.E. Colorado

The Colorado State Patrol, Otero County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies in Southeast Colorado are currently investigating several reports where motorists have been contacted by a white male driving a dark, possibly black, unmarked Dodge Charger. Several drivers reported they have been asked for papers regarding their authority to drive to their […]

Rollover SBI Crash On Colorado Highway 89

Rollover SBI Crash On Colorado Highway 89

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a one vehicle crash, which resulted in a serious injury. The crash occurred on March 19, 2020 at approximately 2:45 PM, on Colorado Highway 89 approximately 24 miles south of Holly, Colorado. A blue 2014 Peterbilt Tractor pulling a grain trailer, driven by Alex Hobson (43 year old […]

Colorado Takes Further Action to Address Public Health Threat of COVID-19

Colorado Takes Further Action to Address Public Health Threat of COVID-19

State extends suspension of downhill ski operations, limits gatherings to no more than 10 people, suspends in-person learning in public & private schools   DENVER – Today Governor Jared Polis provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and announced new executive actions to protect the health and safety of Coloradans. Earlier today at […]