Tag Archives: law enforcement

Dinosaur Deputy Candidates to be Interviewed Next Week

moffat-county-sheriff-300Moffat County Sheriff K. C. Hume mentioned at this week’s County Commissioner’s meeting that his department is getting closer to hiring a new deputy for the Dinosaur area. The Sheriff’s Office has entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement to provide the town with law Continue reading

Lawmakers Can’t Agree on Drone Surveillance Limitations

DRONEColorado lawmakers gave up their efforts to put new limits on drone surveillance. The Senate voted Tuesday to ax the last surviving measure of the year to limit drones. Sponsors say they couldn’t find a way to limit surveillance without trampling on free speech rights or the ability of law enforcement to carry out investigations. This Continue reading

Legislative Session ends Wednesday

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers face a chaotic three-day stretch of work before adjourning for the year Wednesday with substantial legislation still pending, including more oversight on law enforcement, allowing school-violence victims to Continue reading

Senate Committee Rejects Body Camera Bill

body cameraA measure to expand the use of officer-worn body cameras in Colorado has failed in the state Senate despite having bipartisan support and the backing of law enforcement. The bill was one of about a dozen lawmakers have considered this year in response to allegations of police Continue reading

Lawmakers Debate Limits on Drone Bill

DRONEColorado lawmakers are scrambling to find agreement on a bill to limit drone surveillance. Several efforts to create the state’s first legal parameters for drone usage have fallen short this year. But one measure pending in the Senate may survive. The bill would allow civil penalties for drone surveillance in areas where Continue reading

Lawmakers Stalling on Red Light Camera Ban

TRAFFIC CAMERAA push to ban speeding and red-light cameras in Colorado advanced out of a key House committee but time is running out for the bill as the session nears its end. State legislators have tried for years to ban red-light and speeding cameras, which supporters say are used as Continue reading

Law Enforcement Recording Bill Passes House

co-state-capitol-300The Colorado House has approved legislation to have law enforcement face civil penalties if an officer destroys or seizes someone’s recordings of a public incident. The bill would require law enforcement to have someone’s consent or a Continue reading

Lawmakers Advance Racial Profiling Bill

co-state-capitol-300A measure to further prohibit racial profiling by law enforcement has cleared the Colorado House. The 36-28 vote yesterday came on a largely party-line vote with Democrats in favor. The bill would broaden Colorado’s existing ban on racial Continue reading

Tipton Pushes for Full PILT Payments

piltCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) joined with a bipartisan group of his House colleagues to urge House leadership to prioritize funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, and to work toward a long-term, sustainable solution for the program on which rural counties rely to provide essential Continue reading

Legislators Working on Police Oversight Bills

co-state-capitol-300Colorado legislators are starting work on a package of bills designed to increase oversight on law enforcement after high-profile cases alleging excessive force in the state and nationwide. One proposal will allow law enforcement agencies to Continue reading

This Week in the Colorado Legislature

co-state-capitol-300Legislators begin discussions this week on a package of bills aimed at increasing oversight on law enforcement and curbing their powers. In all, legislators are considering nearly a dozen bills on the topic. The first few will be heard Wednesday Continue reading

Authorities Investigate Two-Car Crash in Craig

031615 accident on 40Authorities responded to a two car accident this morning at the intersection of Highways 40 and 13 South, on the west end of Craig. The accident occurred around 10 this morning. Details are few, but Continue reading