January 23rd - Mail Theft On Highway 34....
Larimer County Sheriff’s Office deputies have taken
several reports of mail theft occurring on Monday, January 22, in the area of
West Highway 34 in Loveland.
A resident on Wild Lane reported seeing two white males in
their late teens or early twenties take mail from a mailbox at approximately
8:00 A.M. The suspect vehicle is described as a newer model four-door
sedan, white in color with an antenna behind the rear window near the trunk on
the driver side.
Another theft occurred that same day on Leslie Drive
between 6:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. Some of the mail reported missing from
another address on North County Road 23 was recovered at Glade Road and County
Deputies are asking residents to be aware of vehicle or
subject stopping at mailboxes and of any mail that may be found discarded on
the ground. Any suspicious activity should be reported to authorities
immediately with the suspect and vehicle descriptions including license plate
All Larimer County residents are cautioned not to place
mail that contains cash or checks into mailboxes for pickup by the Postal
Service. This type of mail should be taken to the Post Office and
deposited for mailing. Blank checks ordered through the mail are commonly
stolen from curbside mailboxes. Checks ordered in this manner should be
mailed to the resident’s bank and then picked up or sent to an address where
mail is personally accepted by someone, such as a business.
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of Comet McNaught as seen from Storm
Mountain on Friday evening
This week's photo of the week features an amazing view of the tail of Comet
McNaught in the western sky just after sunset on Friday evening.
Comet McNaught (C2006/P1), now commonly known as the "Great Comet of
2007", is putting on a spectacular show for those in the southern
hemisphere. Dominating the evening sky, Comet McNaught is the brightest comet
in 40 years. The photos from Australia, New Zealand and South America are
absolutely breath-taking. (Photo
tail of Comet McNaught now stretches millions of miles into space and is
actually sending aurora-like streamers into the evening skies of the northern
hemisphere. On Friday evening, area photographer Darrell Spangler was fortunate
enough to get a few images of these streamers from the Great Comet's tail, from
his home on Storm Mountain.
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County Graffiti Ordinance
January 16th - New County Graffiti Ordinance....
Late last year the Board of Larimer County Commissioners adopted a Graffiti Ordinance that
went into effect on January 15, 2007, in the unincorporated areas of Larimer County. The
ordinance, relates to the control and prevention of graffiti and was adopted in response to increasing problems with graffiti, disturbances, and vandalism associated with the placement of graffiti in Larimer County.
Larimer County needs the help of property owners to remove graffiti as soon as possible so it does not attract more criminal activity. Pursuant to the Graffiti Ordinance, when graffiti is reported to the Larimer County Code Compliance Section, a
Notice to Remove
Graffiti, will be served on the “property caretaker” (a person owning, leasing, occupying or having control or possession of the property), together with an
handout. The graffiti must be removed within ten (10) days from the date of the Notice. The property caretaker also has the option of filing an objection to the Notice which will result in a hearing before the Board of County Commissioners.
If the graffiti is not removed within ten (10) days and the property caretaker has not filed an objection, the County will automatically remove the graffiti and a bill will be sent to the property caretaker for the costs of the graffiti removal and a County administrative fee not to exceed $200.00 which must be paid within 30 days.
Although it is the responsibility of the property caretaker to remove graffiti, the County recognizes the property caretaker is the victim of graffiti vandalism and investigates all reported sightings of graffiti. If the property owner wants a Sheriff’s report to be taken or to provide any information relevant to the vandalism, the owner can call the Sheriff’s Office at: (970) 498-5100, or after hours at (970) 416-1985.
When caught, those who applied the graffiti will be prosecuted through the criminal court system by the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office. More information about graffiti is available at: