11th - Shooting In South Ft Collins
On November 11, 2006 a call
came in to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Dispatch
at 4:53 P.M. reporting a possible physical
disturbance at 308 Park Place Court in Fort
According to reports from the
residents at 308 Park Place Court, a female friend
came to the house and awhile later her husband
arrived. Preliminary investigation indicated they
were in the process of getting a divorce.
A verbal confrontation ensued
which then progressed to a physical confrontation.
Investigators believe at this time the husband
shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself.
The residents of 308 Park
Place Court were unharmed. The family included
husband, wife and two children, a nine year old
boy and a six year old girl. The two children did
not witness the incident, as they were in another
part of the house. The Larimer County Sheriff’s
Victim Advocates have been on scene assisting the
The Larimer County Sheriff
Crime Scene Units are at the residence and
investigation will continue throughout the night.
There is no further
information at this time.
8th - Ritter Wins
Democrats won big in yesterday's elections
including Governor Elect, Bill Ritter, giving the
Dems a majority in both Governorships and the U.S.
House of Representatives.
Control of the U.S. Senate is currently
undecided but may also go to the Democrats pending
the final election results in two states, Virginia
and Montana. With 99% of the precincts reporting,
the Dems currently have a small lead in both
While this shift in power was due to many
factors, corruption and incompetence were at the
forefront of voters' minds, sending a powerful
message of change to Washington.
Another factor was the failure of the current
administration and Congress to resolve key issues
like the economy, health-care and immigration.
The war in Iraq was also a major factor with
the majority of Americans unhappy with the current
strategy and the refusal of the Bush
administration to change course.
The people have now spoken and the burden lies
on the shoulders of the newly elected members of
Congress to address America's key issues and to
work in a bipartisan fashion to pass appropriate
legislation to resolve them.
Complete local and national election results
can be found via the links provides below.
Tuesday, November 7th -
Election Day 2006
Today, citizens across the county, state and
nation will head to the polls to cast their
ballots in our 2006 Mid-term Elections.
The 2006 Mid-term Elections are considered by
many to be one of the most critical elections in
recent history with a large portion of America
dissatisfied with the current administration and
congress and their failure to represent the
people. As a result, a large voter turnout is
expected from coast to coast.
This year's elections will also be the first
experiment with full scale e-voting using
electronic voting machines. These machines have
been criticized as endangering the integrity of
our democracy. Several studies by highly reputable
organizations have to proved the electronic
machines to be faulty and extremely insecure. Many
voters are requesting paper ballots to avoid
problems with the faulty electronic equipment and
to assure that their votes are properly counted.
Residents of Larimer County can cast their vote
a one of twenty-nine "Vote
Centers", located across the county.
Polls will be open from 7:00am - 7:00pm. Election
results will be posted on the Larimer County
website after the polls close and may be viewed
via the link provided below.
Monday, November 6th -
Flu Vaccinations Now
Each year, more than
200,000 people are hospitalized from complications
of the flu. Up to 36,000 people die each year from
One of the best ways to protect yourself from
getting the flu and its complications is to get a
flu vaccination each year.
The Larimer County Department of Health and
Environment is now administering flu vaccine to
adults and children at its immunization clinics in
Fort Collins, Loveland and Estes Park. Vaccination
is available either by shots or nasal spray,
though supplies of the nasal spray are limited.
Eligibility for the use of the live-virus nasal
spray is determined by personal risk and age.
The vaccines will be given to walk-ins at the
regularly scheduled immunization clinics at all
three sites as well as during extended hours to
accommodate increased numbers of clients.
Clinic times and locations are as follows:
1525 Blue Spruce Drive
Monday: 9:00 am - noon; 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - noon
Saturday: Third Sat. of every month 9:00 am
The regularly scheduled Saturday, November 18,
immunization clinic will have increased number of
staff to administer flu vaccines.
205 East 6th Street
Monday: 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am -
Wednesday of each month, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On Wednesday, November 8 only, the immunization
clinic in Loveland will extend its hours and be
open from 2:30 pm until 6 pm.
1601 Brodie Avenue
Mondays 1 pm – 4 pm and Wednesdays 9 am -12
On Monday, November 6 only, the immunization
clinic will extend its hours and be open from 10
am – noon, and from 1pm - 4 pm.
Flu shots at the Health Department for adults
cost $30. The flu mist vaccine (nasal spray) is
$36. Flu shots for children are $15 for
children eligible for federally-purchased vaccine,
or $30 if for children not eligible for federal
vaccine. The Health Department accepts Medicare,
Medicaid and Secure Horizons and fees can be
adjusted for low-income.
The best time to
receive a flu vaccination is mid October through
January. Persons at high risk for complications of
the flu should try to receive the vaccine by the
end of November.
Flu vaccination is recommended for:
- People 50 years old and
older, especially those over 65.
- Residents of long-term
- People with long-term
health problems such as heart and lung
diseases and muscle or nerve disorders.
- Women who will be pregnant
during influenza season
- All children aged 6 months
– 59 months old
- Household contacts and
caretakers of children from newborn – 59
- Physicians, nurses, family
members or anyone else in close contact with
people who would suffer severe consequences of
influenza (such as elderly and immune
- Anyone else who wants to
reduce their chance of getting influenza.
Flu vaccination is
who live in close quarters with many other
people, such as dormitories and other
who are traveling to the tropics at any time
of year, or to the southern hemisphere from
April to September.
If you are unsure whether a flu vaccine is
right for you, talk to your health care provider.
For more information, call the Flu Hotline at
970-498-6706, or go to www.larimer.org/health.
November 5th - Photo Of The Week...
Taken on Wednesday
afternoon, this week's photo of the week features
a young Bighorn in a stare down with a mature
Bighorn Ram during a mating frenzy along Highway
During this time of
year the many area Bighorn are actively mating,
with the normally elusive rams seen in abundance.
While mating, Bighorn are very frisky and often
run unexpectedly into the roadway during chase.
Area drivers are advised to stay alert and be
prepared to stop for Bighorn and/or other
motorists who may be foolishly stopped in the road to look at them.
you spot Bighorn and would like to view them,
always make sure to pull completely off of the
roadway. Never approach Bighorn or any wildlife
and never stand in the paved section of roadway.
Your best and safest options are the use of
binoculars for viewing and long lenses for
photography. This protects both you and the
animals from potential harm. Remember, Bighorn
rams are aggressive during mating, no butts about
view more photos of Bighorn Sheep, taken along
Highway 34 over the last couple of weeks, be sure
to visit the October/November Bighorn page of area
E. Spangler, via the link provided below.
November 4th - Meth Lab Found In Larimer County...
Larimer County Sheriff’s
Deputy Greg Hibler began an investigation in
September of this year regarding reports of
illegal activities of Gregory Trammel, 46, of
Windsor and owner of Trammel’s Automotive at 172
Spaulding Lane in Fort Collins. The investigation
led deputies to believe that Trammel, a previous
offender out of Morgan County, was in possession
Simultaneous to Deputy Hibler
receiving this information, members of Fort
Collins Police Services and the Larimer County
Drug Task Force began receiving similar
information that a methamphetamine lab was at the
Spaulding Lane location.
Deputy Hibler secured a
search warrant for Trammel’s Automotive and an
arrest warrant for Gregory Trammel for Possession
of Weapons by a Previous Offender. At 7:00
P.M. on November 2nd, Larimer County Sheriff’s
Deputies and Larimer County Drug Task Force
Officers served the search warrant and arrested
Trammel on scene. The search resulted in the
recovery of one rifle in Trammel’s office and
two handguns in Trammel’s vehicle.
Deputies and officers also found a small amount of
finished methamphetamine and a methamphetamine lab
in the semi trailer parked behind the business on
the business property. The packing material
and other evidence located at the scene lead
investigators to believe the methamphetamine was
not intended just for personal use but also for
Gregory Trammel is being held
at the Larimer County Detention Center on a
$100,000 bond for Possession of Weapons by a
Previous Offender, a class 6 Felony. Charges
regarding the manufacture and distribution of
methamphetamine are pending. Also charges
are pending with the Larimer County District
Attorney's Office regarding an investigation by
Colorado State Patrol of a traffic accident on
east Mulberry involving Trammel.
The Larimer County Health
Department has posted the Spaulding Lane property
as a contaminated hazardous material site.
Investigators further believe
that Trammel was not acting alone in the
manufacture of methamphetamine. Anyone with
information regarding this lab is asked to call
Sgt. Gordon Coombes at: 970-416-2566.
November 3rd - Final Day Of Early Voting...
Today is the last
day that voters can cast their ballots early at
one of five vote centers across Larimer County.
Polls officially close this evening at 5:00PM MST.
early is recommended due to the length of the
ballot and to avoid potential lines at the polls
on election day, Tuesday, November 7th.
are urged to use a paper ballot to avoid
difficulties with the faulty electronic voting
machines and to minimize the effects of the faulty machines'
inaccurate results on our democracy.