Tag Archives: law enforcement

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

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