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3 years 1 month ago

CDOT gears up for storm

CDOT is gearing up for the impending storm, scheduled to hit the Pikes Peak region later this afternoon and continue through Friday. CDOT maintenance crews are scheduled to begin snow-shift in El Paso, Teller and Park counties at 4 p.m. today, according to spokesman Bob Wilson. Snow shift...

3 years 4 months ago

Park County rollover kills one

A father of two is dead after a rollover accident in Park County Saturday afternoon. State Troopers say a family hit an ice patch on Highway 9, outside of Hartsel. 24 year-old Joy Springer was driving; she lost control, and the truck she was driving rolled. She was...

3 years 10 months ago

Body recovered from Eleven Mile Reservoir

State park employees have confirmed to News First 5 that a body has been recovered from Eleven Mile Reservoir. Park officials responded to the reservoir around 1 this afternoon after a boat was reported capsized. They tell high winds have been prevalent all day. When a search team entered this...

3 years 11 months ago

Berm set up to catch fuel

A berm has now been set up near a tanker truck that is leaking fuel in Park County. The tanker truck is now reported to be carrying around 7,000 gallons of fuel. This happened a couple of miles from the town of Jefferson on County Road 77. There...

4 years 5 months ago

Woman gets probation in dog abuse case

Recently an animal abuse case involving 28 different charges against Diane Walker was plead down to one misdemeanor count that will give her 2 years probation. She and her Husband Samuel Walker were arrested in December 2009 after about a hundred dogs were found at their property near Hartsel. Eight...

4 years 5 months ago

Crash kills one in Park County

A motorcycle driver died Sunday in Park County when his motorcycle ran head-on into an SUV on Highway 285. The Colorado State Patrol said the driver of the motorcycle driver failed to stay in his lane on a right-hand curve and went into the oncoming lane. The driver...

4 years 6 months ago

Grass fire burning near Lake George

A grass fire is burning right now near Lake George, west of Divide. Forest Service firefighters say it should be contained by 10 p.m. It's grown to nearly 18 acres since it started at 2 p.m. There are no structures threatened.

4 years 6 months ago

Park County institutes fire ban

Going camping this weekend? Add Park County to the list of places that have banned fires. Park joins El Paso and Fremont counties in banning outdoor fires, following the devastating wildfires in Boulder and Loveland.

4 years 6 months ago

Eleven Mile drowning victim identified

The Park County Coroner has identified the man who drowned in Eleven Mile Reservoir over the weekend. The body of Clifford Carrano, 49, was pulled from the reservoir Sunday night. The coroner ruled the death a drowning. Witnesses say Carrano was sitting on the shore of the reservoir when...

4 years 10 months ago

Cattle owner found to be "unfit"

A Park County judge has declared Vernon E. Wagner, of Park County, to be unfit to own livestock seized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Last week, representatives from the Department of Agriculture, the Bureau of Animal Protection, with help from the Park County Sheriff's Office, gathered nearly 400...

4 years 11 months ago

More than 100 cows perish in Park County

The Park County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating why more than 100 cows have perished on grazing land outside of Hartsel. Investigators say dead cows have been found over thousands of acres of land owned and leased out for grazing by the U.S. Forest Service. Undersheriff Monte Gore says...

4 years 11 months ago

Authorities investigate rancher after 24 cows die

Authorities are investigating a Park County rancher after animal control officers found two dozen of his cows dead on grazing land. No one has been arrested and the Park County Sheriff's Office says investigators will decide Monday whether animal neglect charges are warranted. Park County Animal Control spokeswoman Bobbi Priestly...

5 years 2 months ago

Colorado arrests for SD attack

Authorities in Park County have arrested a South Dakota woman who allegedly stabbed her father and shot her mother last month. South Dakota's Pennington County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Casey Eleeson of Rapid City was arrested without incident about 11 p.m. Wednesday at a remote cabin in the Lake...

5 years 2 months ago

Sled dog owner has history of animal neglect

The man accused of animal cruelty involving nearly 100 dogs in Park County has a history of animal abuse, according to court records. Samuel and Diane Walker face two felony and 30 misdemeanor animal cruelty charges, after Park County Sheriff's officials took several husky sled dogs and husky mixes...

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