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Summer Celebrations End Early for 337 Impaired Drivers

Summer Celebrations End Early for 337 Impaired Drivers

  Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Shows Decrease in Driver Arrests STATEWIDE — Instead of fireworks, 337 impaired drivers watched the red, white and blue flashing lights of a patrol vehicle this past Fourth of July holiday. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies teamed up to […]

Colorado wildfires call for wise giving

Colorado wildfires call for wise giving

DENVER, July 3, 2018 — Secretary of State Wayne Williams warned Coloradans today to beware of possible charity scams in the wake of wildfires affecting many parts of Colorado. He also offered guidance to help citizens raise funds legally or donate wisely to help affected communities recover. “Tragedy like this moves people to help,” Williams said. […]

PEP Hosting Town Hall Meeting July 19th

PEP Hosting Town Hall Meeting July 19th

Prowers Economic Prosperity will host an upcoming Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2018, 6:30 pm at Lamar Community College in the Large Lecture Hall with Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder (Senate District 35) and Colorado State Representative Kimmi Lewis (House District 64). Residents are invited to join Senator Crowder and Representative Lewis to […]

June 26 Primary Election Update

June 26 Primary Election Update

  DENVER, June 27, 2018 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced that, as of June 27th, 1,172,780 Coloradans have returned ballots for the primary election on June 26th. Of that, 467,924 ballots were cast by Democrats, 414,217 by Republicans and 290,639 by unaffiliated voters. County clerks are still processing ballots. July 5 is […]

Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287

Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287

    Two fires broke out on the southeast Colorado plains Friday afternoon, June 15th, and as of Monday, June 18th, according to Prowers County Fire Chief, Staffon Warn, the causes have not been determined. 148 acres of uncut wheat were burned, just south of the Hixson farms, along Highway 287, about 7 miles south […]

Prowers County Fire Ban in Effect

Prowers County Fire Ban in Effect

  MEDIA RELEASE To the Citizens and Visitors of Prowers County, Based upon current environmental conditions, the perceived fire threat and the fires we have already experienced in the areas of Prowers County, the Sheriff as Fire Warden, the County Commissioners and the Rural Fire Chief have agreed to place Prowers County in a Fire […]

Raymond and Toni Mauch, 2018 Wiley Hay Days Royalty

Raymond and Toni Mauch, 2018 Wiley Hay Days Royalty

  The Mauchs have lived in the Wiley and Lamar area all their lives. Raymond grew up on the family farm north of Lamar and attended Wiley school.  Toni grew up west of Lamar and attended Lamar schools.  The couple married in 1967 and celebrated their 50th anniversary last summer. Raymond and Toni have been […]

Council Requests Clarifications on Resolution to Create Health Services District

Council Requests Clarifications on Resolution to Create Health Services District

    The Lamar City Council has asked the proponents of the Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home project for additional detailed information on their service plan and distinctions regarding how the proposed 1% sales tax increase for the new district would distinguish sales tax from user’s tax applications. The proponents of the health services district […]

Ballots Issued June 4, But Remember, Only Vote One Ballot

Ballots Issued June 4, But Remember, Only Vote One Ballot

  DENVER, May 21, 2018 — Ballots for the June 26 primary election will be mailed in two weeks as Coloradans choose their nominees in several key open races, including governor, attorney general and state treasurer. Voters also will select their nominees for Congress, the Colorado General Assembly and other races; the list is on […]

Las Animas Residents Injured in Hwy 50, Two Car Crash

Las Animas Residents Injured in Hwy 50, Two Car Crash

The Colorado State Patrol, The Otero County Sheriff’s Office and the La Junta Emergency Medical Services responded to a two car crash at the intersection of Otero County Road 18 and U.S. Highway 50 on May 24, 2018 at approximately 7:40PM. A 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350 SUV being driven by 24 year old Haoru Wang of […]

CSP Rolls Out on Highways for Harvest Season 2018

CSP Rolls Out on Highways for Harvest Season 2018

    The Colorado State Patrol’s Lamar Port of Entry invites you to join in for Harvest Time. During the week of May 28-31, the CSP will be in Kiowa, Prowers and Baca Counties to ensure safety and compliance during harvest season. The CSP will be in Kiowa County at milepost 193 on Highway 96 […]

Juvenile Arrested in Lamar Aggravated Robbery

Juvenile Arrested in Lamar Aggravated Robbery

On Sunday, April 22, 2018, officers responded to an armed robbery in the 1100 block of South Main Street. Prior to officers’ arrival the suspect fled the area.  During the investigation officers executed several search warrants and recovered several items of evidence.  Officers were able to identify a juvenile male as the suspect.  Officers obtained […]

May 2018 Drought Update from CWCB

May 2018 Drought Update from CWCB

  In order to respond to persistent and prolonged drought conditions throughout the southern half of the state and along the western border, the Governor activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector on May 2, 2018 , in the following counties: Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Las Animas, Baca, […]

Commissioners Approve Resolution to Place Ambulance Funding on Ballot

Commissioners Approve Resolution to Place Ambulance Funding on Ballot

    Prowers County voters will decide to approve or deny a quarter per cent county sales tax increase to fund future emergency ambulance services. The Prowers County Commissioners approved the resolution placing the question on the ballot for this November’s general election during their May 16th meeting.  The sales tax comes to twenty-five cents […]

Council Approves Zoning Changes, New Police K9 Will be a Pit Bull

Council Approves Zoning Changes, New Police K9 Will be a Pit Bull

  The Lamar City Council covered a lot of territory during their May 14th meeting this past Monday. In a related article highlighted in The Prowers Journal, the council approved an ordinance on first reading for a Power Purchase Agreement between the City and Tri-State G & T and terminating the Power Supply Agreement with […]