State Briefs

COLORADO SPRINGS | The man who was shot and wounded by a sheriff’s deputy at a Hobby Lobby in Colorado Springs has been released from a hospital and booked into jail. The Gazette reports ( ) 48-year-old Brian Lowe, of Colorado Springs, was arrested on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder for the May 8 shooting. Investigators have […]

STERLING | A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for residents in the Globe Meadows area on the north side of Sterling after the North Sterling Reservoir inlet ditch spilled over its banks. The Northeast Public Affairs Collaborative issued a statement early Sunday saying people were going door-to-door and emergency notification calls were placed to homes in […]

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DENVER | Law enforcement officers across Colorado are out in force this weekend looking for people who are driving while impaired. The stepped-up patrols will continue through Tuesday, citing and arresting drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The launch of the Memorial Day enforcement coincides with the start of Checkpoint Colorado, which continues through […]

The board also increased a flat monthly fee charged on all private policies sold in the state from $1.25 to $1.80. With about 1.2 million policies in play, that’s a 44 percent increase in revenue from that source, to $2.16 million.

COLORADO SPRINGS | The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners has agreed to pay more than $200,000 to settle claims against former Sheriff Terry Maketa. The Gazette of Colorado Springs reports ( ) that then-sergeants Emory Gerhart and Charles Kull filed claims in March and May 2014 against Maketa, former Undersheriff Paula Presley, the Sheriff’s Office […]