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Law Enforcement Officers Out In Full Force

Colorado State Patrol officers in Moffat, Routt, Grand, Jackson and Rio Blanco counties have increased patrols for the Fourth of July holiday, in an effort to deter driving behaviors that may lead to Continue reading

607 Drivers Arrested Over St. Patty’s Weekend

607 impaired drivers were arrested in Colorado during the St. Patrick’s Day Heat is On DUI enforcement campaign. This was a 33% increase from the 455 drivers that were taken off Colorado roadways during the same enforcement period last year. The next Heat is On Campaign Continue reading

Super Bowl DUI Enforcement In CO and WYO

The Colorado State patrol and other local law enforcement will conduct a Heat Is On DUI enforcement campaign for Super Bowl weekend. The enforcement period will last through Monday. A total of 325 impaired drivers were arrested during last years Super Bowl weekend Heat Is On Campaign. The Wyoming Highway Patrol in conjunction with Continue reading

Scam Alert!

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of a scam taking place throughout the U.S. Scammers are calling people and asking “can you here me”, in effort to record the person on the other end of the line saying “Yes”. Scammers will then edit the recording and use it to authorize major purchases under the victims Continue reading

CO Law Enforcement Won’t Return Marijuana

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is a violation of federal law to force state law enforcement officers to return marijuana to defendants that have been acquitted. The Court determined that if Colorado law enforcement officers were forced to return marijuana to defendants, they would be in violation of Continue reading

YVEA Warns Customers Of Scam

The Yampa Valley Electric Association is warning of a potential scam targeting their customers. Scammers have been calling YVEA customers claiming they work for the company and demand payment over the phone for the customers electric bill, or power will be turned off.  Yampa Valley Electric will never contact customers over Continue reading

Scammers Target NW Colorado

A large number of telephone, email and letter scam have recently been reported in the area. In one scam a target is contacted by a person claiming to be a law enforcement officer and is told a family member is in custody and needs assistance. They are told to purchase gift cards and relay the codes on the gift cards to the caller. In certain cases, the victims is told to refrain from contacting additional Continue reading

Don’t Participate In This “Killer Habit”

distracted-drivingWith a rash of accidents attributed to distracted driving occurring across the state, The Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a “Killer Habit” ad campaign to shine light on the issue. Last year in Colorado nearly 16,000 distracted driving accidents occurred, Continue reading

Report Suspicious Fire Activity

forest-service-signThe U.S. Forest service is actively investigating five suspicious fires that began last month in the Routt and Roosevelt National Forests. With these and other fires burning across the state U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement officials are asking the public to report any suspicious activity on public lands to their local law enforcement. Anyone with Continue reading

Kentucky Man Leads Wyoming Officers on High Speed Chase

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A pursuit that spanned three counties and 185 miles on Interstate 80 yesterday ended safely west of Laramie, Wyoming. Yesterday afternoon, Wyoming law enforcement received information that a stolen car was traveling on I-80 near Rock Springs. Shortly after, a Sweetwater County Deputy spotted the stolen car about 11 miles east Continue reading

Steamboat Hires New Police Chief

Steamboat Police BadgeSteamboat has hired a new police chief. Cory Christensen was announced yesterday as the City’s new Chief of Police. Christensen comes from Fort Collins, where he currently serves as Assistant Chief of Police. He has over 26 years of law enforcement experience, and in addition to his current position has served as a Patrol Continue reading

Meeker Wildlife Officer Given Prestigious Award

colorado parksBailey Franklin, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager from Meeker, has been named the agency’s 2014 John D. Hart Wildlife Officer of the Year. The prestigious award is given yearly to an officer that exemplifies the qualities of it’s namesake – a well-rounded game warden that possesses deep knowledge and Continue reading