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EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1

EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1

MEDIA RELEASE EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1. Regulating Personal Growing, Cultivation and Processing of Marijuana   On November 5, 2012, by majority vote, the citizens of Colorado voted to amend the Colorado Constitution to allow for statewide personal growing, cultivation and use of marijuana by individuals 21 years old or older. This became […]

High Speed Chase Ends at PMC Parking Lot, Hospital Safely on Temporary Lockdown

High Speed Chase Ends at PMC Parking Lot, Hospital Safely on Temporary Lockdown

  Early this morning (Thursday, November 16, 2017) the Colorado State Patrol was in pursuit of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed south of Lamar.  As they approached the city limits of Lamar, the vehicle slowed down and they called off the pursuit.  Local Law Enforcement then “picked up” the vehicle and […]

Lawsuit Resolved…City of Lamar and ARPA Reach Agreement

Lawsuit Resolved…City of Lamar and ARPA Reach Agreement

    The City of Lamar and Arkansas River Power Authority have been attempting to reach a settlement regarding the Lamar Repowering Project for several years and the Lamar City Council approved a resolution for the settlement agreement in principle with the power supplier. The city council brought a suit, Case 31, against ARPA in […]

Colorado Certified Small Business Community Winners Announced

Colorado Certified Small Business Community Winners Announced

DENVER – Wed., Oct. 11, 2017 – Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) and local economic development professionals from around the state gathered at Limon Town Hall to announce the four winners of the Certified Small Business Community initiative (CSBC). This Blueprint 2.0 program assists rural communities who want to expand their […]

Drug Talk on Effects of Marijuana

Drug Talk on Effects of Marijuana

    How much do you know about the medical impact of marijuana? How well can you separate fact from fiction on the impact legalized marijuana could have on a community?  These and other questions were addressed recently at a recent public meeting at the HOPE Center on North 10th Street, sponsored by the Lamar Elks […]

Alvarez Faces Additional Charges

Alvarez Faces Additional Charges

On Friday, September 29, 2017, at approximately 1400 hours (2pm), the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose Santos Alvarez, 36 of Lamar, CO. on a new warrant for C.R.S. 18-18-405(1), (2)(B)(I)(B) Distribution of a Controlled Substance, a Drug Felony 2 and C.R.S. 18-18-403.5(1), (2)(A) Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Drug Felony 4. The warrant […]

Marijuana Forum Set for Lincoln School October 5th

Marijuana Forum Set for Lincoln School October 5th

  The Lamar Elks Lodge #1319 is hosting a public forum to discuss the pros and cons of marijuana use and to bring understanding on the health and societal effects of marijuana usage. The one hour forum will be held at the Lincoln School HOPE Center at 200 North 10th Street in Lamar on Thursday, […]

KVAY Hosting Broadcast on Local Drug Issues

KVAY Hosting Broadcast on Local Drug Issues

LAMAR, CO—The Centers for Disease Control are calling substance abuse a national epidemic. As much as many people don’t want to think about it, Southeast Colorado is dealing with this issue like the rest of the nation. It is necessary to identify problems and talk about the solutions to substance abuse.   KVAY hopes to […]

Granada Closing Town Landfill

Granada Closing Town Landfill

  The Granada Trustees voted unanimously to allow the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to close the town’s landfill. The vote was taken during a special Trustees meeting held on Wednesday evening, September 27th. The action closes a lengthy chapter of struggles on the part of the Trustees to find a balance […]

Counties Are Looking for Solutions to Landfill Issues

Counties Are Looking for Solutions to Landfill Issues

A host of representatives turned out Tuesday, September 26th, for an open session on the impact state mandated regulations are having on small town landfill operations in southeast Colorado. The Prowers County Commissioners hosted the meeting at the county courthouse which was attended by State Senator Larry Crowder and representatives from Pritchett, Springfield, Walsh, Holly, […]

Council Approves Funds to Fix Community Building Bleachers

Council Approves Funds to Fix Community Building Bleachers

  The Lamar City Council quickly wrapped up business for September during its meeting this past Monday, September 25th. The drive motors which operate the bleachers at the Lamar Community Building will be replaced at a cost of $15,000. The funds will be taken from the savings the city realized this past summer from the […]

Arrest Affidavit for Todd Cope, Next Court Date is October 5

Arrest Affidavit for Todd Cope, Next Court Date is October 5

  Court records show the Colorado Bureau of Investigation received a call from 15th Judicial District Attorney, Josh Vogel on September 7, 2017 requesting investigation assistance.  A probation client had reported his probation officer, Todd Cope, threatened to revoke his probation unless he brought cash and drugs.  The client stated he had brought Mr. Cope […]

Granada Trustees Approve Increased Landfill Fees

Granada Trustees Approve Increased Landfill Fees

  Several revenue projections were discussed before the Granada Trustees arrived at a fee increase for use of the landfill during their monthly meeting, September 13th.   One trustee was absent from the meeting but it was a unanimous vote to raise the monthly fee to $15 from the previous $4 paid by an estimated 240 […]

Drug Arrest Charges Filed Against Cope

Drug Arrest Charges Filed Against Cope

  Following an investigation by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Todd Cope, 35, of Lamar, Colorado was arrested this past Friday, September 8th. The arrest charges against Cope include: allegations of bribery, a Class 3 felony; possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a Class 3 drug felony; possession of a controlled […]

Holly Trustees Meet with Commissioners on Landfill Issues

Holly Trustees Meet with Commissioners on Landfill Issues

    The Prowers County Commissioners invited the Holly Trustees to their meeting with a senior advisor from Governor’s Hickenlooper’s office on September 26th to voice their concerns regarding landfill rules and regulations. Commissioner Wendy Buxton-Andrade told the Trustees during their September 6th meeting, that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is pushing […]