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Bent County Highway Accident Claims Lamar Life

Bent County Highway Accident Claims Lamar Life

  The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that resulted one person suffering fatal injuries along with three other that suffered serious bodily injuries. The crash occurred on Colorado Highway 50, approximately 11 miles east of Las Animas, near milepost 411. At approximately 1000 hours, a 2000 Chrysler 300 driven by 23 year-old […]

Two Fatalities on West Hwy 50 in Lamar

Two Fatalities on West Hwy 50 in Lamar

The Colorado State Patrol has updated the information they sent in the original press release to the media.  This article has been updated with the correction. Update* From the Colorado State Patrol:  The name of the driver of the Buick has been corrected to read as: Jordan Corbin, age 17, of Lamar, Colorado. The Colorado […]

Taking a Bead on Speed

Taking a Bead on Speed

A Colorado State Patrol trooper takes aim at vehicles with his radar gun on Highway 287, across from Lamar Middle School on Wednesday afternoon, April 30.  Area motorists are familiar with the flashing warning lights posted on opposite sides of the roadway, telling drivers to bring their speed down to 25mph when students are in […]

Five Vehicles, Two Crashes North of Springfield in Baca County

Five Vehicles, Two Crashes North of Springfield in Baca County

Media Release The Colorado State Patrol investigated property damage crashes involving five vehicles that occurred on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at approximately 1:10 PM.  The crash occurred on Colorado Highway 287 at mile marker 45.  This location is 14 miles north of Springfield.    A 2007 Freightliner driven by Jimmy Cunningham of Conroe , Texas was […]

Three Injured in Bent County Crash

Three Injured in Bent County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred on westbound Colorado Highway 50, two miles east of La Junta, Colorado. The crash resulted in a female passenger suffering serious bodily injuries.  A 2003 Toyota Camry driven by Jacob Montoya, age 24, of Las Animas, Colorado was traveling westbound, when it traveled […]

Heat is On for New Year's Celebrations

Heat is On for New Year’s Celebrations

  STATEWIDE—Once again, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) will team up with 76 law enforcement agencies throughout Colorado to increase DUI enforcement from Friday, Dec. 27 through Thursday, Jan. 2. During last year’s New Year’s Eve enforcement period, 501 people were arrested on Colorado roadways for DUI and there […]

Gov. Hickenlooper Announces All Damaged Highways Will Reopen Before Thanksgiving

Gov. Hickenlooper Announces All Damaged Highways Will Reopen Before Thanksgiving

DENVER — Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 — With this week’s opening of U.S. 34 and next week’s planned opening of State Highway 7, all highways damaged by the September flooding will reopen days ahead of the Dec. 1 goal. “The united effort of the Colorado Department of Transportation and its road repair partners has been […]

What to Do After a Car Crash - Trooper's Corner

What to Do After a Car Crash – Trooper’s Corner

“Trooper’s Corner” What to Do After A Car Crash  You’re going through an intersection or driving out on the highway, and suddenly you hear a CRUNCH!   What just happened?  What did I hit?  Where did the other car come from?  If you are involved in a car crash all of these questions may begin to […]

Motorcycle Fatality on Highway 50 in Otero County

Motorcycle Fatality on Highway 50 in Otero County

The Colorado State Patrol investigated a traffic crash involving a 2003 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle that resulted in one serious injury and one fatality. The crash occurred on Colorado 50 approximately one mile east of the town of Manzanola, in Otero County. The Honda was traveling westbound on Colorado 50 when it went off the […]

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Scooter Driver Hurt in Rocky Ford Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two vehicle, serious injury crash that occurred on Colorado 50 about two miles west of Rocky Ford on Monday, September 9, 2013 at about 2135 hours (9:35pm). A 2000 Dodge Caravan, driven by Maryah Perez, of Olney Springs, Colorado, was westbound on Colorado 50 when the Caravan struck […]

Double Highway Fatality in Hasty

Double Highway Fatality in Hasty

    The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on August 28, 2013 at approximately 6:00 AM. The crash occurred on Colorado Highway 50 approximately 8 miles east of Hasty, Colorado in Bent County.  A 1996 Acura Sedan driven by a 23-year-old female from Colorado Springs, was traveling westbound […]

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CDOT Launches Unprecedented “Drink & Don’t Drive” Campaign

August 15, 2013 – Traffic Safety – Impaired Driving Enforcement Begins August 16, 2013Tomorrow. STATEWIDE— Launched in Colorado in 1996, CDOT’s The Heat Is On campaign educates drivers about high-visibility impaired driving enforcement periods throughout the year—many of which coincide with major holidays such as Labor Day. This year, CDOT is altering its approach to impaired driving public education by acknowledging […]

Crash Ejects and Injures Three Teenagers

Crash Ejects and Injures Three Teenagers

    The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a serious injury crash that occurred on Friday, August 2, 2013 at approximately 3:30am. The crash occurred on Colorado Highway 109 approximately 5 miles south of La Junta.  A 1996 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Jacob Love, age 18 of La Junta, was traveling northbound on Highway […]

PCDI Rents Warehouse to ARPA, Hickenlooper Visit to Lamar Confirmed

PCDI Rents Warehouse to ARPA, Hickenlooper Visit to Lamar Confirmed

  ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, is now renting a portion of the Washington Street property in Lamar, owned by PCDI.  Last week, the Colorado State Patrol held an open house for its new local headquarters at the site, renting three of the nine buildings.  ARPA will rent one of the warehouses for equipment storage […]

CSP Troop 2C Holds Open House on New Lamar HQ

CSP Troop 2C Holds Open House on New Lamar HQ

  Troop 2C of the Colorado State Patrol based in Lamar now has ample office space for the 18 officers and staff personnel in their new headquarters at the former Big R Warehouse on East Washington Street.  The CSP held an open house on Wednesday, July 17, for the public and for fellow officers from […]

Two Vehicle Crash Closes Highway 50 near Hasty

Two Vehicle Crash Closes Highway 50 near Hasty

On  Friday morning, July 12, 2013 at approximately 06:15 hours, an accident occurred on Highway 50 near milepost 410, which is located approximately five miles west of Hasty, in Bent County Colorado.   A green 2002 Ford Explorer, driven by Tricia McIntire of Springfield, Colorado was traveling westbound on Highway 50.  The Explorer traveled into the […]

Lamar Colorado State Patrol Relocating Headquarters

Lamar Colorado State Patrol Relocating Headquarters

   The Colorado State Patrol is moving into the former Big R offices on East Washington Street this month.  Captain Lawrence Hilton of the Colorado State Patrol, Troop 2C, located in Lamar, announced in a press release, that the Patrol is moving from its current location on West Parmenter Street to occupy some of the […]

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CSP Investigates Baca County Fatality

The Colorado State Patrol investigated a traffic crash involving a single vehicle that resulted in one fatality in Baca County, Sunday, June 9, just west of Walsh, CO.  A 2003 Toyota Tundra was traveling eastbound on Colorado 160. The driver went off the left side of the road and collided with a delineator post. After […]

Lamar Man Driver of Semi in Train-Truck Crash in Campo

Lamar Man Driver of Semi in Train-Truck Crash in Campo

On Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at approximately 08:30 hours, an accident occurred on Highway 287 at milepost 9.8 just north of Campo, in Baca County Colorado.   A white 2000 Kenworth tractor pulling a flatbed style trailer, driven by Ernest Ray Hicks of Lamar, Colorado was traveling northbound on Highway 287. Witnesses stated that the Kenworth […]

State Ramps Up Enforcement for Click It or Ticket, May 20 – June 2

State Ramps Up Enforcement for Click It or Ticket, May 20 – June 2

STATEWIDE – The Colorado State Patrol and 63 law enforcement agencies across Colorado are joining the nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign by increasing enforcement of seat belt and child passenger safety laws. The ramped up enforcement takes place Monday, May 20 through Sunday, June 2. The goal is to get more Coloradans to buckle […]