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Mail Theft On Highway 34..

Mail Theft on Highway 34

Tuesday 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 Road 24.

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 information.

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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Tail of Comet McNaught..

Tail of Comet McNaught as seen from Storm Mountain on Friday evening

Sunday January 21st - Photo Of The Week....

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 Gallery)

Streamers from amazing tail of Comet McNaughtThe 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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New County Graffiti Ordinance..

New County Graffiti Ordinance

Tuesday 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 informational 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:

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