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ARCHIVED 2015
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Archived Dec 2015


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Great family tradition: Cut your own Christmas Tree in Colorado's beautiful pine forests. (USFS 2015)


For sale at a listing price of $1,495,000, the famous larger-than-life hot dog comes with extras. (Mountain Mail, Nov 6 15)





Results from Park County tally. (Nov 3 15)


Authorities say 61-year-old Philip Houghton told deputies his neighbor, 73-year-old Sam Adams, shot him Saturday afternoon and ran into the woods. (CBS4Denver, Sep 28 15)

If you're driving up to take in the fall colors this weekend be ready for heavy traffic, especially Sunday, along U.S. 285. The 10th Annual Emily Parade kicks off Sunday morning, September 27, at Columbine High School. (Sep 24 15)

The Colorado Department of Transportation started preliminary work Thursday on U.S. Highway 285 at Shaffer's Crossing (9News.com, Aug 21 15)

Archived Oct 2015
Although homeowners are not part of the assistance plan, the state said some help may be available for private property owners who have roads and driveways eroded by the storms. The state asks affected owners to contact their respective county governments... FEMA said four more counties, including Park County, likely will join the list soon. (KRDO.com, Aug 3 15)

HARTSEL Colo. - Thousands of fish are being removed from Antero Reservoir in Park County, so Denver Water can finish upgrades to the reservoir's dam. (Fox31, Aug 3 15)

The outage area is along the Highway 285 corridor between Bailey and Tiny Town, and includes some customers near Conifer. (CBS4Denver, Aug 3 15)

Related:Power outage in Conifer, surrounding areas continues


A crash involving a downed Flight for Life helicopter, an RV and another vehicle brought first responders rushing to the St. Anthony's Hospital in Frisco. (Elise Reuter, Summit Daily, Jul 3 15)

Due to unprecedented spring rains, many waters are running over their banks, (CPW, Jun 10 15)

Colorado State Patrol is investigating the rollover, which occurred 3 miles north of Fairplay at mile marker 187. (The Mountain Mail, Jun 8 15)

The campaign launch coincides with the Colorado State Patrol's (CSP) distracted driving enforcement period, occurring from Tuesday, June 2, through Friday, June 5. (CDOT, CSP, Jun 3 15)


The ASCLD/LAB ISO accreditation process encompasses more than 350 standards that must be met for designation as an accredited agency. (CBI, May 29 15)

SCHROON LAKE | William Andrew Demaniow, born Oct. 29, 1994, was taken to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 9, 2015.... Willie spent his childhood in Shawnee, Colorado... (PostStar.com, May 18 15)

"Park County is inhospitable toward special events of any nature," said Lawrence Phipps, 48, spokesman and co-founder of Apogaea. "They created a process that is very painful for everybody involved. It puts a challenging logistical burden on us to do the event safely." (John Wenzel, The Denver Post, May 18 15)

KUSA - One person is dead and another was transported to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 285 Tuesday. (9News.com, May 12 15)

FAIRPLAY - There's a cat in Fairplay that stands out from its peers. So much so, he is helping other cats get adopted. (9News.com, May 12 15)

The Colorado Department of Transportation will install cable barriers after all, to separate the directions of traffic at Shaffers Crossing. (The Denver Channel, Apr 15 15)

Archived May 2015



On Monday, CDOT announced the concrete barrier would be installed on a 700-foot stretch of the highway northeast of Shaffer's Crossing. (9News, Mar 27 15)
Related: Changes to be made on US 285 after deadly crashes

Antero Reservoir will be closed to the public June 1 in order to clear the way for significant repairs to the 100-year-old dam. (Denver Post, Mar 25 15)

The Conroe Police Department in Texas says 22-year-old, Allen Martin Jeffrey Gilbert from Hartsel, Colo., died... (Kenzie Meek-Beck, KOAA5, Mar 23 15)

Through a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation, the CSP will strictly enforce the no texting law as well as focus on other distracted driving behaviors. (CSP, Mar 20 15)

Our knowledgeable reservation agents can help you find the best spot for your visit whether you want to stay in a cabin, yurt, tent, camper, trailer or RV. (Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 2015)

The driver of the car was Robert Pollack, 31, of Thornton. Pollack passed Deputy Andrew MacGeorge at a high speed on a blind curve near mile marker 222, just south of downtown Bailey. (Chaffee County Times, Feb 28 15)

An activist group on Thursday backed off its earlier announcement that it would to try to get a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing on the Colorado ballot... (Dan Elliott Associated Press, Park Record, Feb 26 15)

According to South Park Ranger Josh Voorhis, "We understand that Wilkerson Pass Visitor Center is a popular tourist rest stop and closing it indefinitely has an impact on our public. We ask for your patience as we determine the extent of the necessary facility repairs." (USFS, Feb 12 15)

STATEWIDE - The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is rolling out the green carpet, celebrating those who "Drink & Don't Drive" this St. Patrick's Day holiday weekend, (CDOT, Mar 13 15)

A 66-year-old Hartsel man was killed Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash on the west side of Wilkerson Pass, the Colorado State Patrol said in a news release. (The Gazette, Feb 11 15)

With the loss of the Miramont Family Clinic last year and the upcoming closure of the Fairplay Pharmacy this month, Park County is in desperate need for some good news on the medical front. (Chaffee County Times, Feb 9 15)

COLORADO SPRINGS - The winter time warm-up in Southern Colorado is pushing up wildfire danger. It is not just a warning. Numerous wildfires over the past couple of weeks are evidence of the on-going issue. (KOAA5, Feb 9 15)

Archived February 2015
JEFFERSON COUNTY – Neighbors near the Homestead community are concerned about a landowner's proposal to re-zone 52 acres of land to include open space. (Steve Staeger, KUSA, Feb 6 15)

Eighteen year old Berglund disappeared October 22nd, after leaving the University of Nebraska at Kearney. His last known location was at an ATM in downtown Denver the evening of October 23rd. Berglund's vehicle was later found just outside Bailey, Colorado near a mountain trail. (Mary Coleman, KOTATV)

The Fairplay Flume of Nov. 10, 1881, said, “The state of society now existing at Como is about as bad as can be imagined,” and warned residents to take control. (Laura Van Dusen, Jan 3 15)

HARTSEL — Denver's water utility will drain Antero Reservoir next summer for construction to rehabilitate the century-old dam. (AP, The Gazette, Jan 8 15)

A sergeant with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was killed after getting struck by a vehicle on U.S. Highway 285 near Conifer Saturday afternoon. (CBSDenver, Jan 3 15)

South Park Brewing currently has eight beers on tap priced at $5 or $6 per pint. If you can’t choose just one, then the brewery also offers a flight of four beers for $5. (Krista Driscoll, Vail Daily, Dec 26 14)

   
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