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ARCHIVED OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2010
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Archived Dec 2010
"The conditions still are highly variable," Tobey said Tuesday. "It's way too early, but we can't keep people off. (Karl Licis, Denver Post, Dec 1 10)

On the closing day of the 2010 Colorado archery elk season, two local hunters — Todd Clark of Fairplay and Keith McHugh of Breckenridge — found themselves rescuing a trophy bull (Summit Daily News, Nov 28 10)

"You want to make sure the people who are voting are who they say they are, same with those who register to vote," Gessler said. (Adam Schrager, 9News, Nov 26 10)

The CIAC and Colorado Attorney General John Suthers today warned consumers and business owners to beware of phone calls from persons posing as health inspectors who may attempt to extort money from Colorado food service operators, including restaurants. (Nov 19 10)

Budget Discussions scheduled for Tuesday, November 23, 2010 (Nov 18 10)

Year-over-year metro-area price changes in the third quarter ranged from Broomfield County (up 7.3 percent) to Park County (down 13.8 percent). (Mark Harden, Denver Business Journal, Nov 12 10)

Your renewal will be processed the next business day and mailed to you. There is an administration fee for using this service. (Nov 15 10)

Archived Nov 2010
This year marks the second time Colorado law enforcement agencies have operated increased DUI patrols over the Thanksgiving week. (Nov 23 10)

At least three vehicles were involved in the crash that happened about 1:05 p.m. on 285 at South Calfee Gulch Road (Alan Gathright, 7NEWS, Nov 11 10)

Why do people in Denver County die five years sooner on average than people in Park County? That question was at the core of this year's meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA), held this week here in Denver. The theme of the meeting was "Social Justice: A Public Health Imperative" (James Marks, Denver Post, Nov 11 10)

Jefferson County Sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer said the incident began about 1:40 p.m. when an off-duty deputy saw the man throwing rocks at cars as they traveled along U.S. 285 near Shaffers Crossing. (Howard Pankratz, The Denver Post, Nov 2 10)

A head-on collision on Highway 285 on Sunday morning has left one person dead and has sent two others to the hospital. (9News.com, Oct 31 10)


Provisional ballots not yet included. (Nov 2 10)

Surprisingly, analyses of election results by media organizations — like those of Florida's Bush vs. Gore ballots by The New York Times, Washington Post and Miami Herald — would be prohibited in Colorado without a court battle. (Joe Richey, Denver Post, Nov 2 10)



Last fall, it was a CORA request that provided readers with information from the termination letter that was given to a fired Grand Junction police officer, as well as an overview of the police department’s recent internal investigations. (GJ Sentinel, Jul 11 10)

The voice mail message was later authenticated by Mr. McDermott, who sent a text to DeSoto stating “Damn iPhone . . . I left you a long message. I thought I hung up. Sorry.” (Weekly Standard, Oct 31 10) Related: Phone Recording Sets Off Firestorm in Alaska

Consideration of Resolution for Ballot Question Regarding Term Limits for the District Attorney for The Eleventh Judicial District (Jul 20 10)
NEWLY ELECTED DISTRICT ATTORNEY THOM LEDOUX MAY ASK VOTERS TO REMOVE TERM LIMITS ON HIS OFFICE SO HE MAY HOLD OFFICE INDEFINITELY
Sources close to Republican politics say that Eleventh Judicial District Attorney Thom LeDoux, elected less than two years ago, will ask for term limits to be removed on his office. Previously, voters applied term limits to the office after former DA Ed Rodgers served substantially unchallenged from 1988 until 2004. Opinion: Few people express any interest in running against a powerful sitting District Attorney. Without term limits, the office will likely stay unchallenged. (Jul 10 10)

For the second time this year, Park County District Court Judge Stephen Groome overturned on appeal: "Further, the trial court issued an arrest warrant without giving Wagner an opportunity to appear at a designated time, violating C.R.C.P. 107(c)," it said. (Mike Potter, The Flume, Oct 8 10)
Related: State Supreme Court Unanimous: overturns Spykstra Subpoena Ruling (Jun 23 10)
Related: Community Invitation from Vern Wagner for Sunday, October 10, 2010

U.S. Attorney John Walsh says Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas O'Rourke will be in charge of handling complaints in Colorado while the polls are open. (CBS4 Denver, Oct 29 10)





4 JUDGES UP FOR RETENTION IN 11TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
District Court Judge Stephen A. Groome receives mixed retention vote from Colorado Judicial Performance Committee. The Eleventh Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance, based on Judge Groome’s agreement to be placed on a professional improvement plan, by a vote of 5 to retain and 3 to not retain.. (not including abstentions)
County Court Judge Brian Louis Green unanimously recommended for retention by 10-0 vote.
(Colorado Judicial Performance Committee)

COPS HAUNT COLORADO ROADWAYS
Worst nightmare already comes true for 1,813 arrested for DUI this fall
The Colorado State Patrol and 78 local law enforcement agencies will work overtime across the state in an effort to scare potential drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel (Oct 28 10)

North-West Fire was called to a structure fire at 801 Crawford Street in Fairplay shortly after 1:00 am on Monday the 25th. (Oct 26 10)

"This could have been a bigger story had we not found it," said Hodges, referring to a possible collapse of the road with a vehicle on it. (Tom Locke, The Flume, Oct 26 10)


When a new voter registers in Colorado, the secretary of state mails a nonforwardable notice of disposition that the voter's registration has been received. If the notice comes back undeliverable in the mail, then clerks deem the voter's registration inactive within 20 days. (Felisa Cardona, Denver Post, Oct 20 10)

The team of eight Communications Officers, two Communications Shift Supervisors, and the Director remained unsung heros, providing the necessary emergency services in times of public emergency (Oct 07 10)

Park County has publicized a bid for professional audit services on their website for the first time. (Oct 5 10)


STAGE I FIRE BAN FOR PARK COUNTY RESCINDED AS OF OCT 13, 2010

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation plans to add six new fraud unit positions to pursue mortgage fraud in Colorado with a new $1.7 million grant (Oct 5 10)

Officers say a separate accident happened earlier in the day on Kenosha Pass. A motorcyclist pulled in front of a pickup truck. The driver and passenger on the motorcycle had to be air lifted from the scene. (9News.com, Oct 3 10)

Park County is under investigation for alleged illegal dumping of electronic waste, including CRTs and televisions collected in county "free" dump days. Some of the waste is believed to have been out on the land for years. (CBS4Denver, VIDEO, Oct 1 10)
Related: County Stored CRTs Improperly, Says State Agency (Flume, Sep 30 10)

Since 2002, Hickenlooper has deducted $1.1 million from his federal taxes and obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars more in state tax credits by establishing conservation easements on property he owns in Park County (facethestate.com, Sep 28 10)
Related: Hick’s Park County Parcels: Subdivide And Conquer
Related: Report: Hickenlooper Settled With IRS

Jeffrey M. Bodnar, 37, pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to violate the Lacey Act and one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon. (Howard Pankratz, Denver Post, Oct 18 10)

The GDL system is designed to phase-in beginning drivers.  In Colorado, there are various driver training requirements depending on the teen’s age when he or she starts the license process, (CSP Guest Column, Oct 15 10)

Archived Oct 2010
STAGE I FIRE BAN FOR PARK COUNTY RESCINDED AS OF OCT 13, 2010
PARK COUNTY will be in a Stage I Fire Ban effective 9:00 am Thursday, September 16, 2010

A judge has decided there's enough evidence to try a 19-year-old man in the fatal shooting a tire store employee in Monument. Logan McClelland of Como is accused of shooting 50-year-old Bradley Blehm (CBS4 Denver, Oct 1 10)



Hartsel Fire Chief Jay Hutcheson filed a "petition to seal arrest and criminal records" on Sept. 9 in Park County Combined Court in Fairplay. (Tom Locke, The Flume, Sep 24 10)

The Park County Planning Department will have an open discussion forum regarding the recommendation to rezone the Bailey Rural Center to Rural Center Mixed Use (MU) zone district on Oct 6. (Sep 14 10)

ON BOCC AGENDA FOR THURSDAY, SEP 16: (memo - previous week)
Consideration and/or Decision On The Following Items -
Appointment of Park County Budget Officer

(Signals the beginning of the annual budget process for which the public deserves notice)

The two men had been shooting at a coffee can propped against some rocks on a hillside (Christine Ford, The Flume, Sep 24 10) Related: Small Wildfire Burning Near Lake George

An unidentified woman lost control of a red Mazda 3 on southbound Highway 9 descending Hoosier Pass on Monday morning (Robert Allen, Summit Daily News, Sep 20 10)

Kelley said Park County officials were also considering taking action. (Dan Boniface, TaRhonda Thomas, 9News.com, Sep 14 10) Related: Colorado Springs Stage II Restrictions

Denver's KUSA-TV reported Monday that the Four Mile Fire Department chief said the resident is a longtime volunteer firefighter with the department (Associated Press, Sep 15 10)

Type 1 incident manager Terry Krasko said Tuesday crews that had managed to reach 35 percent containment of the Reservoir Road Fire were concerned the winds could spread the fire on Wednesday (9News, Sep 15 10)

THINK SNOW AGAIN!! and "How to Help" for Loveland Reservoir Road Fire


ONE DEAD, ONE TRANSPORTED, CARBON MONOXIDE SUSPECTED
Two men found unconscious in camper at Antero Reservoir
Emergency responders advised that upon arrival they removed the two men from the motor home and rendered medical aid. (Sep 11 10)

Dorothy Herrington, 68 of Buena Vista, died and Pamela Sweaney, 36 of Buena Vista, was seriously injured Monday in a single vehicle crash on U.S. 24 in Park County. (Dick Dixon, Mountain Mail, Sep 14 10)

THINK SNOW and "How to get Help, How to Help" for Boulder Fourmile Canyon Fire


Elk Creek Fire Chief Bill Dolan has resigned from his position, reportedly because he was improperly serving in the paid position while receiving disability payments. (Barbara Ford, High Timber Times, Sep 10 10)

Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) shows a 5% decline in the number of alcohol-related fatalities this year between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends (Sep 13 10)

North-West Fire Protection District is pleased to announce a successful reduction in its Insurance Services Organization (ISO) ratings after a recent evaluation. (Sep 10 10)

Park County is facing an investigation from the Colorado Department of Public Health into the way the county has handled televisions and computer monitors collected during its cleanup days (Mike Potter, Flume, Sep 3 10)

"The Board as determined to temporarily delay the revision of the plans, bid date, and start of construction of the Park County Communications Center. The anticipation of the County of the award of the (EIAF) Grant was a major source of funding for the Communications Center. Also, unfavorable results of the November election regarding Proposition 101 (911 Fee), Amendments 60 and 61 would have a great impact on the supplemental funding for the financing of the project. " (Park County Website Notice, Sep 2 10)


   
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