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Legislation Would Restore PILT and Extend SRS

piltA bipartisan bill was introduced yesterday to restore mandatory funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. It would also renew the Secure Rural Schools program, which supports schools, law-enforcement and roads in more than 700 rural counties across the country. Colorado counties received $34.5 million in Continue reading

Lawmakers Move Bill to Ban Red Light Cameras Forward

TRAFFIC CAMERASpeeding and red-light cameras would be banned under a measure from Colorado lawmakers. The proposal faced its first vote in a House committee yesterday. The idea has been pitched before but has failed despite bipartisan support. Law enforcement opposes the bill, Continue reading

Police Chiefs Wrap up Marijuana Training Conference

MARIJUANA-300The final day of of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police training conference on marijuana concluded last week with discussions of the Colorado marijuana industry perspective, the challenges of good data collection, and the importance of cross-collaboration with other public agencies. Discussions at the CACP’s Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Banning Traffic Cameras

TRAFFIC CAMERAColorado lawmakers will take another look at banning speeding and red-light cameras. It’s an idea that has had bipartisan support but that municipalities and law enforcement staunchly oppose. Critics of the cameras call them revenue generators that don’t improve public Continue reading

Legislators Consider Restrictions on Drones

DRONEColorado may join at least 20 other states and regulate the use of drones. A bill pending in the Colorado Senate would require law enforcement to have a warrant before using a drone, formally called an “unmanned aerial vehicle.” Authorities would need a warrant unless there is imminent threat to life or risk of a terrorist Continue reading

House Passes Spending Bill

REPUBLICANYesterday, the House passed legislation to fund the federal government through September 30th, while still allowing Congress to take action on the President’s executive orders on immigration by funding the Department of Homeland Security through a continuing resolution that expires February 27th. The measure cuts funding to the Continue reading

Law Enforcement Looking for Impersonator

CRAIG-POLICE-BADGE-300Law Enforcement in Moffat County is looking for a police impersonator. In a joint press release from the Craig Police Department, the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado State Patrol, officials say they have had two reports over the last three weeks, of a possible impersonator performing traffic stops. Both Continue reading

Beauprez Clarifies National Guard Statement

BEAUPREZRepublican gubernatorial nominee Bob Beauprez is clarifying a remark he made about sending the Colorado National Guard to the Mexican border. Beauprez was asked on a radio show whether Continue reading

Sheriff Warns Against Leaving Kids in Hot Cars

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3With days of hot temperatures approaching soon – and in light of the recent horrific death of a toddler left in a vehicle in Georgia – Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell has issued an advisory about the dangers of leaving children in parked vehicles.  Heat stroke Continue reading

Hickenlooper Says He Didn’t Know Gun Laws Would be Controversial

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300During a meeting with nearly half of Colorado’s Sheriffs Friday, John Hickenlooper apologized to the group for signing new restrictive gun legislation without consulting with law enforcement. Deputies in attendance claim the governor seemed more concerned with the public’s reaction to the bills rather than having Continue reading

Foust Named Superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Mark Foust, a 26 year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been named superintendent for Dinosaur National Monument. Foust most recently served as the acting superintendent at Dinosaur and has been the Continue reading

DUI Checkpoint Planned For Eagle County

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001In anticipation of the Colorado State Patrol’s annual 100 Days of Heat campaign, law enforcement departments in Eagle County will employ a multi-agency DUI checkpoint this upcoming Memorial Day weekend.  The purpose of the checkpoint is to apprehend and deter impaired drivers from Colorado roadways.  According to Continue reading