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Larimer County Sheriff's Department


Friday, January 20th - 71 New Sex Offenders Registered In 2005... 

In 2005, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit registered 71 new sex offenders compared to the 36 in 2004.   

The Fugitive Unit filed criminal charges on 17 offenders for failure to register and investigated more than 50 offenders for suspicion of failure to fulfill requirements of sex offender registration.   

Additionally, Larimer County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) is required to register all offenders that are in the Larimer County Detention Center and to conduct address verifications on new and previous registrants.   

The Unit continuously monitors and tracks the 149 registered sex offenders living in unincorporated Larimer County.

LCSO began posting certain sex offenders on the internet in 2005.  Currently the sheriff's office must update information on 83 offenders on their website

To access the sex offender website, log on to  Scroll down to “Hot Topics,” and then to Larimer County Registered Sex Offenders

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CDOT Crews working to keep canyon clear

CDOT crews work to keep canyon
clear late Thursday morning

Thursday, January 19th - Seasonal Weather Returns To Area...
By Darrell E. Spangler 

A cold front and storm system has brought seasonal conditions back to the northern Colorado area, with high temperatures today expected in the 30's. Yesterday's high was in the 60's.

Snow came along with the cold in the form of light flurries across the immediate Storm Mountain area. Heavier snows are falling to the west with accumulations in excess of 15 inches expected in some mountain locations.

This snowfall is badly needed across the front range to help with the dangerous fire conditions. Our snowiest months traditionally, March and April, are yet to come. Precipitation during these two months will be key in setting the tone for this year's fire season.

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Chemical Laden Runoff in National Forest stream

Chemical laden runoff pouring into
National Forest stream in 2005

Tuesday, January 17th - Arsenic Concerns Continue To Grow.
By Darrell E. Spangler 

The concern over exposure to arsenic and other toxic chemicals is still a major and growing concern for area residents and physicians. Numerous undiagnosed medical problems are suspected to be linked to these chemicals.

One confirmed source of the arsenic and other toxic chemicals is a solution being called Mag-chloride. This solution, which is actually a mixture containing other undisclosed chemicals, was confirmed by independent testing to result in high amounts of arsenic, barium and chromium in the runoff from treated roadways.

Another source of arsenic may possibly be fire retardant dropped over wildfires, commonly known as slurry.

Reports of undiagnosed illness, primarily in young children, has increased dramatically since the use of the Mag-chloride mixture as dust control began. The majority of these undiagnosed cases are in people residing on or near treated roadways. In 2005, a dog which had been exposed to the runoff from FDR 128 was confirmed to have high levels of arsenic in both the liver and kidneys.

Area officials continue to claim the chemicals are safe and cite test results of mag-chloride. However these tests were done on the use of medical grade Magnesium chloride as a dietary supplement. There are no tests known to have ever been done on the Mag-chloride mixture being used, nor does anyone really know what the mixture actually contains, as the full composition is being withheld from the public on the grounds of proprietary rights.

While the county, state and federal authorities continue to dispute the arsenic issue, apparently closing their eyes to the facts, area pharmacies and physicians are being asked to look for and report any signs of arsenic exposure immediately. This is a difficult task as arsenic poisoning mimics many other medical conditions.

The presence of arsenic and other toxic chemicals was first brought to the public's attention in 2004, when a Storm Mountain resident had sludge from runoff of a treated road tested, after numerous trees on his property in the path of the runoff began dying. The sludge was confirmed to have an arsenic level 22,400 times the EPA standard for drinking water, as well as dangerously high amounts of barium and chromium.

An independent presentation on the known facts is available via the link provided below.

Storm Mountain Incident

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Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

Monday, January 16th - MLK Day Celebration. 

A variety of activities will be featured in this year’s celebration of Martin Luther King Day.  The celebration will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16 at the Robert Price Auditorium at Thompson Valley High School, 1669 Eagle Dr., Loveland.

Local storyteller, Katy Little, will contribute an original story to Loveland’s 2006 Martin Luther King Day Celebration.  The Logo Ligi African Drumming and Dance Troupe, led by master drummer and dancer Maputo Mensah, will bring energy to the Roberta Price Auditorium stage.  A Rosa Parks video, excerpted from:  Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks will be shown.  Popular columnist and local Loveland resident, Jim Willard, will emcee and a social hour with cake and cocoa following the program.  This year’s event will be Loveland’s 17th Martin Luther King Day Celebration.

The theme is “Rise Up! You are the Dream”, encouraging participants to use the celebration of Dr. King’s birthday to reflect on the important role service has in meeting community needs.  Non-profit organizations will be at the event to share information and provide volunteer opportunities.

Admission is free; however a repository will be set up to accept voluntary contributions for the Loveland House of Neighborly Services.  Clothing, especially winter clothes, is needed at this time.  The Loveland Public Library will feature a MLK Day display during the month of January.

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Storm Mountain Sunset

Storm Mountain Sunset

Sunday, January 15th - Photo Of The Week... 

Over the last week the Storm Mountain area has seen several wonderful sunsets. This week's photo of the week features on of these colorful sunsets.

Waves of storm clouds passing over the mountains helped create these amazing scenes. Sunrises in the area have also been exceptionally colorful the past week.

This photo was taken by John Miltenberger, from his home on Sage Hen Place. John and his wife Jennifer are year round residents of Storm Mountain.

Many thanks to John for sharing his photo!

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