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Former Steamboat police chief receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The award was presented to JD Hays on April 26 by the Western Colorado Peace Officers Association during the group’s spring conference in Grand Junction.

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Yampa Valley police chiefs weigh in on gun control

With much of the country engulfed in a passionate debate about gun control, the Yampa Valley’s police chiefs jumped into the conversation Thursday and questioned the enforceability of some of Colorado’s newest laws.

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Joel Rae promoted to Steamboat police chief

The veteran patrol captain replaces longtime police chief JD Hays, who retired Thursday.

Street dedication Thursday for outgoing Steamboat police chief

The street is being dedicated at 11 a.m. in honor of retiring Steamboat Springs Police Department Chief JD Hays.

Steamboat police chief set to retire

Steamboat Springs Police Chief JD Hays has announced his plans to retire from police work Jan. 6.


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