Justin Smith

Larimer County Sheriff (credit: CBS)

Fitness Tests Now Required For New Larimer County Deputies

New sheriff’s deputies in Larimer County will now have to pass physical fitness tests.

01/07/2013

The Fern Lake Fire (credit: Estes Park Trail Gazette)

Battle On To Keep Fern Lake Fire Inside National Park

Firefighters are trying to keep a wildfire from spreading outside the boundaries of Rocky Mountain National Park.

12/04/2012

(credit: CBS)

Larimer County Authorities Warn Of Hay Thefts

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith is warning rural residents to protect their hay following increasing reports of thefts.

09/10/2012

Michael Maher (credit: Larimer County Sheriff)

Firefighter Impersonator Suspect Has Criminal Background

A man accused of impersonating a firefighter at the High Park Fire appeared in court Monday afternoon.

06/18/2012

An image from Copter4 on June 13 of the High Park Fire. (credit: CBS)

U.S. Wildfires Fuel Urgency For Forest Restoration

As firefighters battle blazes in New Mexico and Colorado that have forced evacuations and destroyed hundreds of structures, the U.S. Forest Service chief is renewing his call to restore forests to a more natural state, where fire was a part of the landscape.

06/14/2012

Michelle Mellenthin and Chris Huizenga watch firefighting efforts from a Jeep on June 11 near Laporte. The two are dating and Huizenga's family lives close by and was evacuated from their home because of the fire. Huizenga said he was worried about his family's home. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

High Park Fire Cost Now At $3M

Officials at the High Park Fire in Larimer County say the cost of the fire has now reached $3 million and by Tuesday night they had it 10 percent contained.

06/12/2012

Jordan Levick talks about Linda Steadman on Tuesday. (credit: CBS)

Friends, Family Mourn Loss Of Woman Who Died In Fire

Friends and family members are mourning the loss of a woman who apparently defied an evacuation order and refused to leave her home during the High Park Fire.

06/12/2012

The High Park Fire burning near a building on Monday. (credit: CBS)

62-Year-Old Woman Found Dead In High Park Fire Burn Area

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office confirmed they found the remains of Linda Steadman, 62, on Monday in the High Park burn area.

06/11/2012

Heather Speicher (credit: Larimer Co. Sheriff)

Woman Arrested In False Police Impersonator Case

The woman who told authorities she was sexually assaulted by a man who was pretending to be a police officer has been arrested.

01/18/2012

Medical Marijuana (credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

Colorado Pot Regulator Under Fire For Letter

A letter by a state official explaining some concerns for communities that decide to ban medical marijuana dispensaries may appear to take one side on the issue and is therefore unethical, Colorado’s attorney general determined.

10/29/2011

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