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Attorney General Coffman Holds Listening Tour Meeting for Prowers County

    Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman spent the majority of her day, Tuesday, May 23rd at the Prowers County Annex in Lamar, holding a series of listening sessions that began with local, elected officials and continued through the day with such topics as farming/ranching, a sex assault program at Lamar Community College and efforts […]

Three Die in Early Morning Baca County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash involving three fatalities. The crash occurred on Colorado 287 approximately five miles north of Campo.  On Wednesday morning, at approximately 2:23am, a semi tractor-trailer was southbound on Hwy 287 when it traveled into the northbound lane colliding head-on with a northbound semi-tractor flatbed trailer. After […]

Hitch for ARPA/City of Lamar Settlement Agreement

Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, announced that The City Council of La Junta cast a collective ‘no’ vote May 15th to approve the settlement agreement between ARPA and the City of Lamar.  Their counterparts in Trinidad, also an ARPA municipal member, decided to table their decision during their May meeting.  All six ARPA members, […]

Council Approves Ordinances for Veteran’s Cemetery and Tourism Advisory Board

Two ordinances were passed by the Lamar City Council on first reading during its Monday night meeting, May 22nd. The first pertains to an amended city code establishing eligibility criteria for internment in the veteran’s section of Fairmount Cemetery.  The change now includes eligible dependent children in addition to the veteran’s spouse to be buried […]

Woodland Park High School Marks a Win at the 2017 Colorado Envirothon Competition

  Woodland Park High School’s AP Environmental Science team once again took first place honors at the 2017 Colorado Envirothon Competition held on April 25 and 26, in Aurora, CO! This year’s event took place at the Arapahoe County Fair Grounds in Aurora, with ten teams participating who came from all over Colorado, to compete […]

Regional Drug Task Force Makes Local Arrests

The Drug Task Force comprised of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa, and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices, have been conducting drug operations over the course of the last several months. The below arrests are the outcome of two of the investigations. On Friday, May 19, 2017, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain an arrest warrant […]

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  • Sunshine Prevails for Saturday Lamar Days Festivities

    Sunshine Prevails for Saturday Lamar Days Festivities

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  • Four-Year Project with Kansas, USFS Hopes to Restore Plains Grouse

    Four-Year Project with Kansas, USFS Hopes to Restore Plains Grouse

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  • Birth Announcements: Fry

    Birth Announcements: Fry

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  • Jeffrey Lucero…October 18, 1942 – May 19, 2017

    Jeffrey Lucero…October 18, 1942 – May 19, 2017

      Graveside services for longtime Las Animas, Colorado resident, Jeffrey Lucero will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery Elder Chapel in Las Animas, Colorado with Pastor Diane Hutson officiating. Jeffrey Lucero “Pops” was born on October 18, 1942 in El Chorro, New Mexico.  The Lord scheduled a […]

  • Colorado Employment Situation in April 2017

    Colorado Employment Situation in April 2017

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