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ARCHIVED APRIL - JUNE 2012
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Archived June 2012
"We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Gene and Sandy Ralston with Ralston and Associates (Mountain Rescue) from Kuna, Idaho and K-9 handler Marcia McMahon, with the Park County Search and Rescue Team from Colorado... (Rapid City Journal, Jun 14 12)
Related:Kayaker's body found in Deerfield Lake (SD)


One spark; 138,000 acres of Colorado forest reduced to ashes. (R. Scott Rappold, The Gazette, Jun 2 12)

Fired deputy sues to return to job
Former Park County Sheriff's Corporal Glenn Hardey has filed a lawsuit against the Park County Sheriff's Office seeking to be reinstated... (Mike Potter, The Flume, May 25 12)

According to NCMEC, 84% of children escape would-be abductors through their own actions by yelling, kicking, pulling away, running away or attracting attention. (CBI, May 24 12)

As we head into Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of summer, Colorado law enforcement agencies will launch an intensive DUI crackdown Friday known as 100 Days of Heat. (May 23 12)

Typically, the U.S. Forest Service discovers over 25 unattended or abandoned campfires during weekend patrols. (USFS, May 23 12)

Feds say Colorado wildfire started on camp stove
U.S. Forest Service investigators say the 56-year-old Weber, a mental health counselor at Colorado State University, tried to stamp out the fire Monday (Dan Elliott, Associated Press, May 18 12)

Bill Schroeder, a spokesman for IREA, said Monday at 11:30 a.m. that crews were working on problem areas, which stretch from Conifer to Shawnee. (The Flume, May 7 12)

Drought conditions in the Upper South Platte sub-basin, which includes Park County, harken back to 2002... (Lynda James, Flume, May 4 12)

Archived May 2012
“The Teller County Sheriff’s Office has requested that the internal affairs report not be released at this time since to do so would compromise the criminal investigation... (Mike Potter, Flume, May 4 12)

State lawmakers have reached a compromise to compensate victims of the deadly Lower North Fork Fire. (9News, May 3 12)

She became camp director and administrator at Camp Lazy Acres in Rye, Colo. and later directed camp Tomahawk and Flying G Ranch near Bailey. (Coloradoan, May 2 12)

For environmental and financial reasons they decided to go small, really small. (CW2, May 2 12)

A District Court judge has deemed election records in Jefferson County open to public review and has awarded attorney's fees to Aspen election activist Marilyn Marks, who was denied access to the information. (Janet Urquhart, Aspen Times, Apr 25 12)

LEGAL CLAIMS FILED AGAINST STATE IN LOWER NORTH FORK FIRE
Eight notice of intent to sue claims have been filed against the state of Colorado in the devastating Lower North Fork Fire... (Alan Gathright, Marshall Zelinger, 7NEWS, Apr 19 12)

The deputies were initially suspended after a witness said one deputy fired his gun three times at a beer keg. The Internal Affairs Investigation was completed on Monday. (Thomas Hendrick, 7News, Apr 16 12) Related: 3 Park County Sheriff's deputies fired over incident at party (9News)
Related: Deputies terminated after shots fired at teen party (The Flume)
Related: Two Park County Deputies Fired After Internal Investigation - Investigation After Shots Fired At Teen Party (KRDO News)

Radio communications among police indicated the two inmates were unaccounted for at 4:45 p.m. The prison is at U.S. 285 and S. Kipling St. (FOX31, Apr 13 12)

The young man, who was white, asks if Eric Holder's name is on the list. The poll worker affirmed that it was and offered the young man a ballot. (Jack Minor, Greeley Gazette, Apr 9 12)

Archived April 2012

REPORT: COLO. WILDFIRE A DEADLY CASCADE OF MISSTEPS
From there, a deadly cascade of missteps combined with the vagaries of wind and fire to produce another tragedy in the Rocky Mountains, new documents obtained this week show. (AP, Firehouse.com, Apr 5 12)

AFIS is a tool to assist law enforcement to compare latent prints found at crime scenes, enabling police to solve crimes with no suspects. (Apr 4 12)

"The key piece that we were missing was how to find the road in to where they were, and that was definitely a delay for us," said McLaughlin. (Amanda Kost, 7News, Apr 3 12)

US FOREST SERVICE ORDERS FEDERAL BURN BAN IN COLORADO

Commander Bud Bright, with the Teller County Sheriff's Office, confirmed Thursday that the Teller County Sheriff's Office was contacted by Park County to conduct a criminal investigation. (Mike Potter, The Flume, Apr 12 12)
Related: Teen Party In Park County Investigated -- Three Deputies Suspended, Shots Fired, Teens Cited For Underage Drinking
Related: 3 Sheriffs Deputies Suspended During Investigation
Related: Deputies Suspended In Shooting Of Keg At Teen Party -- Parents Say Park County Deputies Endangered Kids With Gunfire At Underage Bash

Search crews suspended their search for a missing woman after finding remains at her house in the Lower North Fork Fire burn area. ... Kelley said Saturday afternoon that fire crews have over 90 percent of the wildfire contained (Ryan Budnick, 7NEWS, Mar 31 12)

DEPUTY ACCUSED OF HAVING INAPPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIP WITH JAIL INMATE
The criminal investigation into Keairns finished on March 25 and an arrest warrant was put out for charges of attempting to influence a public servant, forgery and first-degree official misconduct. (Jeffrey Wolf, 9News, Mar 28 12)

CONDITIONS HAVE FIREFIGHTERS WORRYING ABOUT A REPEAT OF 2002
"Some people have said this is setting up like 2002 and we all remember 2002. Hayman, Coal Seam, Trinidad Snaking Fire - it wasn't a good year," Berino said (Matt Renoux, 9News, Mar 16 12)

National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for the entire Pikes Peak region. (Matt Steiner, The Gazette, Mar 30 12)

"Special Thanks to everyone involved in rescue and recovery of Kevin," his family said in a statement this afternoon. (Denver Post, Mar 21 12)

Colorado's version of liberal super PACs spent nearly 150 times more money than their Republican counterparts in the last election cycle, with most of the money coming from a small circle of unions ... (Karen E. Crummy, Denver Post, Mar 12 12)

(Forum Opinion, Feb 28 12)

MOUNTAIN TOWN HIT BY TWO TRAGEDIES IN ONE WEEK
PARK COUNTY, Colo. - Fewer than 300 people live in the town of Alma and residents are mourning the loss of two of them... (Will Ripley, 9News, Mar 11 12)

IS COLORADO SPYING ON VOTERS?
Citizen Center's Robert McGuire told Courthouse News in an interview that there are at least three vote-counting procedures that can allow officials to match a submitted ballot to a particular voter (Courthouse News, Feb 15, 2012 )

"This is the problem that has to be solved - ballots have to become anonymous," [Marks] told the Daily Press. (Katharhynn Heidelberg, Daily Press Senior Writer, Feb 7 12)

...anyone growing medical marijuana in Park County to make his or her grow available to the fire department or county employees at any time, without a warrant. (William Breathes, Westword, Feb 29 12)

County Commissioners are requesting proposals in connection with a second construction project for a county building in Fairplay. The County is building one 8,550 square foot multi-million dollar building to hold communications and other select offices and now wants to build another new building for other county offices. (Park County Bids)

2012 projected budget that includes a mill rate increase for the county's property tax, a 3 percent salary increase for county employees, and expenditures that will exceed revenue, (Lynda James, The Flume, Dec 30 11) 2012 Proposed Budget

   
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