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ARCHIVED OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2013
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Archived Dec 2013
Heavy Tow is a program designed to promptly clear large trucks from the highway. Driven Solutions and its sub-contractor, Western Towing & Recovery, provide standby heavy wreckers at strategic locations (CDOT/CSP, Nov 27 13)

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office warned drivers Wednesday that someone may be shooting randomly at vehicles on C470 near Alameda Parkway and on Highway 285 near Highway 8. (David Mitchell, Fox31, Nov 20 13)


November 20, 2013 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Motorists should be too: prepare vehicles for winter driving check highway & weather conditions before travel. (CDOT, Nov 20 13)

There are nearly 250,000 Coloradans whose health care policies have been or will be cancelled as a result of the Affordable Care Act, (Fox31 Denver, Nov 6 13)

Local voters spoke up by a broad margin to turn down a measure to increase property taxes again to fund additional Sheriff Office resources. The county tax increase failed by a vote of 4922 to 1233*. Voters also decided, by a narrow margin, to reduce the Re-2 School Board size from 7 members to 5. Steve Rzepka was elected to Re-2 in an uncontested race. Elk Creek Fire district handily won their tax increase that will sunset in 10 years. The District includes part of Park County and Jefferson County. (Nov 5 13)
*The final count from the Clerk's office shows a noticeable difference from the original report. Park County referendum 1A final result was 4677 No (245 votes less than the initial report) to 1186 Yes (47 fewer votes). The measure lost by 3491 votes or 80% No to 20% Yes. (Nov 19 13)


Jefferson County - A former volunteer fire chief who seemed to care deeply about his community is now accused of stealing approximately $634,000 from his [Inter-Canyon Fire] department. The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District in Jefferson County is funded by a mill levy property tax. (CBSDenver, Ocr 18 13)




Park County Clerk and Recorder releases election information for current ballot issue to raise taxes. (State and County looking to increase taxes on 3 ballot questions.) (Sep 30 13)

(Park County) The question also asks to de-Bruce the 0.9 property tax mil levy. That means that, if approved, the funding would not be limited by the revenue and spending limits of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR). (Lynda James, The Flume, Jun 7 13)

Martin is alleging that while she was a deputy, she was the subject of a discriminatory comment made by Corporal Kelley Reynolds, and after making a complaint about the remark, she was the subject of retaliatory actions by members of the Park County Sheriff's Office (Mike Potter, The Flume, Sep 6 13)

"Anytime you're cleaning out an old area, especially where there's a lot of dust - protect yourself," Torres said (9News.com, Oct 17 13)

Archived Oct 2013
A sheriff's deputy who killed a Park County family's dog has resigned from his job, the Park County Sheriff's Office announced Friday. (Matt Farley, Fox 31 Denver, Sep 20 13)
Related: Sheriff's Office Press Release
Related: Family says off-duty sheriff's deputy killed their 16-year-old dog
Related: Park County deputy who shot dog in neighbor's driveway under investigation

Power was cut around 8:45 p.m. Saturday night. (The Flume, Aug 31 - Sep 01 13)

Risen Lord Lutheran Church will be having our annual corn roast to celebrate the community. (Sep 10 13)

The Arson Dog program is funded by State Farm Insurance Companies and is available to fire departments and law enforcement agencies across the United States. (CBI, Sep 3 13)

"The two proposed Service Centers are conveniently located for the county and we feel they will best serve the voters in Park County," said Clerk and Recorder Debbi Green. "However, we feel it is important to gauge public sentiment and take suggestions from voters about other locations," she added. (Deadline to comment is Aug 14, 2013) (Park Co Aug 5 13)

The South Park Shooting Range currently offers two, one hundred yard rifle ranges and two, fifty yard pistol ranges. (Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Aug 8 13)

"The thing with running the Sheriff's Office is you need to be accountable to the people who are paying your salaries," he said, referring to taxpayers. "I don't believe that's being done right now." (Mike Potter, The Flume, Aug 2 13)

KUSA - The Colorado State Patrol said one person was killed and four others injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 285 near Pine Junction in Jefferson County. (Robert Garrison, KUSA, Aug 1 13)

In addition to the Como depot, the group was instrumental in saving the Buena Vista depot from demolition. It has also contributed to restoration of locomotive No. 191 (Pat Windolph, The Mountain Mail, Jul 19 13)

In 2010, South Park Telephone Co., which serves subscribers in Park County, received $1.1 million in high-cost funding for 180 phone lines, according to the report. (Andy Vuong, Denver Post, Jul 10 13)

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is beginning work to improve a 17.6 mile segment of U.S. 285 between Jefferson and Fairplay (CDOT)

A friend of mine who prefers not to be named sent this photo he took while driving by launch pad SLC-40... (you know who you are... May 25 12)

   
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