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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are tied among voters in the Beehive State at 26 percent. Furthermore, independent conservative candidate Evan McMullin, a Utah native, has surged to 22 percent support. (Weekly Standard, Oct 12 16)


"Our campaign is a little over 72 hours old, and as our online community, small-dollar donations, volunteer base and media presence has exploded, we're thrilled to announce Evan is on the ballot in Colorado," said Searby. (Evan McMullin, Aug 11 16)




BAILEY, Colo. - A Bailey winery was destroyed after a semi-truck crashed into the business overnight Monday. No one was inside the building at the time of the crash. (Denver Channel 7, Sep 13 16)

A Park County contractor was awarded a license despite a history of convictions and lawsuits involving theft from clients. (Fox31 Denver, Sep 11 16)


CANON CITY, Co. (KKTV) Protesters spent the afternoon on Monday demanding answers from District Attorney Thom LeDoux about a fatal Park County eviction he's investigating. (KKTV, Aug 30 16)

A former Jefferson County SWAT leader said the tactics used in the Park County shootout that killed Deputy Nate Carrigan were "a mistake." (DenverChannel, Aug 24 16)

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation looked at what took place and the sheriff released hundreds of pages from the report. (9News, Aug 23 16)
Related: Final Report Released In Deputy's Death


An injured Park County deputy along with the family of Nate Carrigan, who was killed while serving an eviction notice last February, filed intent to sue paperwork against the Park County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Fred Wegener... (9News, Aug 15 16)
Related: Family of slain Park County deputy files notice of plan to sue sheriff




Missing Senior Citizen - Bailey

Update:On July 11, 2016, at 8:12pm, the body of Walter Ryan was located on private land near the top of Crow Hill. The Park County Sheriff s Office as well as the Park County Coroner's Office is investigating the scene.

At this time there is no evidence of foul play.





The murder victim, Morgan Vilters, 22, was shot six times. He was taken to Pikes Peak Regional Hospital in Woodland Park, where he was pronounced dead. (Chaffee County Times, Jul 8 16)

FAIRPLAY, Colo. - The fireworks show in Fairplay was cut short when suddenly dozens of mortars started exploding on the ground. (The Denver Channel, Jul 5 16)

The .45-caliber round that ended Cpl. Nate Carrigan’s life passed through his lungs and lacerated the ventricles of his heart, his autopsy report shows. (The Denver Channel, Jul 2 16)

The report obtained by CBS4 contains a detailed description of the crime scene but no statements from witnesses on what occurred. (Brian Maass, CBS4Denver, Jun 23 16)


The new owner, John Wallace, has a background in the local restaurant business - he's the former owner of William's Tavern in Uptown - and hot dogs are part of his family's heritage. (Denver Post, Jun 1 16)

Related Historical Story: Comin' Round the Mountain



Wohlers has been with PCSO since Sept. 1, 2015, working as patrol sergeant. Before that, he was the police chief of the Idaho Springs Police Department. (The Flume, May 20 16)

One of Colorado's favorite roadside attractions, the giant hot dog-shaped eatery known as Coney Island in Bailey, went up for sale last fall (Westword, May 16 16)

What was supposed to be a simple eviction turned into a tragedy — Park County Sheriff's Cpl. Nate Carrigan killed in a shootout along with the man who lived there, Martin Wirth. (CBS4Denver, May 9 16)

Watch CBS4 investigative reporter Brian Maass' exclusive interview with the parents of the Park County Deputy who was killed while serving an eviction notice. Thursday April 28 and Friday April 29, only on CBS4 News at 10 p.m. (CBS4Denver, Apr 28 15)


Platte Canyon Fire District, along with the Park County Sheriff's Office, will be conducting a wildfire evacuation drill on Saturday June 11 starting at 10am for the residents in section 3 of the Deer Creek Valley Ranchos. A Code Red for a Level 3 evacuation "which is mandatory evacuation in a real event" will be sent for the drill. The code red will state that this is a training exercise. Any resident that has questions, please contact the Fire Station at (303) 838-5853. (Jun 6 16)

Driver Alex Bundy, 18, who is set to graduate next month, along with one of the three passengers inside were ejected. A 17-year-old died at the scene. Bundy and the other two were rushed to Denver-area hospitals. (CBS4Denver, Apr 27 16)

The teen, who was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the 1997 Chevrolet Silverado, was pronounced dead at the scene on County Road 58. His name has not been released. (Denver Post, Apr 27 16)

They also asked for the same kind of correspondence between the family and former Under Sheriff Monte Gore. Gore recently reached an agreement with the county in which they paid a $131,128 settlement to Gore for his resignation from the department. The terms of the agreement keep Gore and all county employees including Wegener from commenting on the settlement. (9New, Apr 27 16)

Gore's separation agreement... stipulates that he not discuss his departure with the media. It also includes a letter of recommendation from Wegener for future employment. (Denver Post, Apr 7 16)
Related: "I think we want to just get it behind us and continue on,"
Related: Park County undersheriff resigns over shooting


The shootout is under investigation by Eleventh Judicial District Attorney Thom Ledoux. (Denver Post, Apr 6 16)
Related: Park County Plans Undersheriff Resignation Thursday


The highway was closed east of Fairplay because of grass fire at 3 p.m. Monday. It reopened just before 5 p.m. (The Denver Channel, Apr 4 16)

Earlier Tuesday, Park County Sheriff business manager Sarah Kimsey told CBS4 Gore "Doesn't work here anymore" and that his last day with the sheriff's office was March 17. Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener amplified on those statements saying Gore had resigned ... (CBSLocal, Mar 22 16)

CBS4 has learned that a Park County sheriff's sergeant was in the process of being demoted, and then resigned Monday over the tactics that led to the Feb. 24 death of Cpl. Nate Carrigan. Additionally, CBS4 has learned Park County Undersheriff Monte Gore was placed on paid administrative leave Monday. (Brian Maass, CBS4 Denver, Mar 2 16)
Related: Park County sheriff: Shakeup prompted by actions after deputy's death
Related: Park County undersheriff suspended, sergeant quits


ARVADA, Colo. - The memorial service for Nate Carrigan will be Monday, March 14th at 11 am at the Faith Bible Chaple on Ward Road in Arvada. (KDVR, Feb 28 16)

Law Enforcement in Mourning INCIDENT NEAR BAILEY LEAVES ONE OFFICER AND
ONE SUSPECT DEAD
Incident involved one suspect and three Park County officers. Suspect is deceased, one officer deceased two officers wounded. Colorado Bureau of Investigation has been called. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and SWAT TEAM and Colorado State Police are providing backup to the area.

Rest in Peace Corporal Carrigan


Related: 3 Deputies Shot, 1 Killed in Bailey (9 News)
Related: Shooting in Park County (Denver Channel 7)
Related: PCSO Deputy killed, 2 wounded (Denver Post)
Related: Deputy Killed (Fox 31 Denver)
Twitter: Jeffco Sheriff ?@jeffcosheriffco The shooting in Park County was the result of deputies serving an eviction notice at 36 Iris Dr. In Bailey @CBI_Colorado @jeffcosheriffco

Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicates that traffic fatalities rose by 10% in 2015. (CDOT, Jan 19 16)

Chilson was named Prosecutor of the Year by the Colorado District Attorneys' Council in 2015 for her work on a gang related homicide within the Colorado Department of Correction (Cañon City Daily Record, Jan 4 16)

The site, which will be on state land, will be a joint venture of the Coalition for the Upper South Platte and Park County. (High Timber Times, Dec 22 15)

Colorado Weather Station Hits -51°F, Ties One Of Coldest Temperatures Ever Recorded
On the morning of December 17 the thermometer at Antero Reservoir dropped to an astounding -51°F. (CBS Denver, Dec 21 15)

According to an article in the Denver Post this week, legal marijuana is responsible for attracting accused mass shooter Robert Dear and other possible pot users to Park County. (KRDO.com, Dec 9 15)

Metal scraps litter the 57-year-old man's 5-acre lot near the sparsely populated mountain town of Hartsel, where a few of his neighbors grow marijuana and boast solitary lifestyles. (Denver Post, Nov 28 15)



Observatory at One World Trade Freedom Tower officially opens today.
(OneWorldObservatory.Com, May 29 15)




   
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