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Gov. Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

Gov. Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

(Lamar, Colorado; March 24, 2017) Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and members of his Cabinet will host a town hall event at Lamar Community College on Wednesday, April 19, from 6:00-7:30pm.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the LCC Wellness Center. The town hall will feature remarks by […]

El Pomar Foundation Contributes to 9/11 Tribute Memorial

El Pomar Foundation Contributes to 9/11 Tribute Memorial

Additional funding for the first phase of the proposed 9/11 Tribute Memorial was realized with a $6,000 contribution from the El Pomar Foundation on Monday, March 20th.  The philanthropic organization donated the funds to the local Memorial Foundation through Rachael Patrick, Small Business Development Executive Director for southeast Colorado. Members of the committee were on […]

New Development in City of Lamar/ARPA Trial

New Development in City of Lamar/ARPA Trial

  A March 6, 2017 court date was vacated due to an agreement between both parties, the City of Lamar as plaintiff and Arkansas River Power Authority as defendant. A joint motion in Case 31 was issued in District Court to vacate the trial date of March 6-31 and to stay deadlines at the request of […]

Holly Historical Society, Remembering the Holly Tornado

Holly Historical Society, Remembering the Holly Tornado

Holly Historical Society Press Release, March 7, 2017 March 28, 2017 is the tenth anniversary of the Holly Tornado. In remembrance of that night, the Holly Historical Society Is presenting “The Holly Tornado – Ten Years After” at the Holly Theater on March 28 at 7:00 p.m.  This program is free to the public, but […]

Traffic Stop?  Safety 'Rules of the Road' from Sheriff Zordel

Traffic Stop? Safety ‘Rules of the Road’ from Sheriff Zordel

The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office recently issued a medial release describing an event in which a young female driver was stopped on a highway in the county and pulled over and questioned by a man impersonating a lawman. Fortunately no harm came to the young woman, but this type of event occurs across the country […]

Sheriff Warns of Officer Impersonation

Sheriff Warns of Officer Impersonation

  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a 19-year-old female party on March 2, 2017, of an incident on Hwy 287 north of Wiley on Sunday February 26, 2017 at around 2130 hours. The female said she believes she was contacted by somebody impersonating a police officer. The unknown male subject was […]

Main Street Renovation Underway

Main Street Renovation Underway

Motorists are keenly aware that Main Street road construction has commenced in Lamar. The long-anticipated and discussed renovation project got underway on two fronts; the railroad crossing dividing North and South Main Street and what is termed Phase I between Park and Oak Streets. A drainage line is being constructed underneath the railroad tracks and […]

Prowers Medical Center Receives Excellence Rating in National Standard

Prowers Medical Center Receives Excellence Rating in National Standard

“Last week Prowers Medical Center was listed as one of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the nation which puts us in the top 7.5%,” stated hospital CEO, Craig Loveless. He was briefing the Prowers County Commissioners on an update of events at the hospital on Tuesday, February 21st.  Loveless explained that there are […]

Simply Fit Board, from QVC to ABC’s 20/20

Simply Fit Board, from QVC to ABC’s 20/20

It’s been a busy year for Linda Clark and her daughter, Gloria Hollman, since their November 6, 2015 appearance on Shark Tank, the ABC award winning show where entrepreneurs pitch their products to investors, the sharks, to try to get a deal. The Simply Fit Board, created by Gloria and Linda, has seen sales skyrocket […]

Esparza Arrested in Lamar Drug Bust

Esparza Arrested in Lamar Drug Bust

Officers of the Lamar Police Department executed a search warrant on a residence in the 300 block of North 8th Street in Lamar, CO. Victoria Esparza, 28 of Lamar, was arrested on charges of distribution of heroin and possession of heroin and methamphetamine. Ms. Esparza is being held on a $75,000 bond.  All Suspects are […]

Council Discusses Opening for New Member, Pending ARPA Trial

Council Discusses Opening for New Member, Pending ARPA Trial

The City of Lamar is advertising for a replacement councilmember for Felix Dias who recently resigned his seat. Dias remains in Lamar, but a recent address change to another district prevents him from serving on the council.  Dias had represented residents of Ward lll along with Beverly Haggard.  The ward is located west of Eighth […]

Prowers and Hamilton County Deputies Make Arrest After High Speed Chase

Prowers and Hamilton County Deputies Make Arrest After High Speed Chase

Media Release from Prowers County Sheriff’s Office: On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at approximately 0700 hours, deputies were dispatched to an address in Holly, Colorado to a report of a domestic violence in progress. When deputies arrived, the male suspect had already left in a vehicle.  The suspect was identified as Rito Tarango, 25, of […]

Winter Storm Approaching S.E. Colorado

Winter Storm Approaching S.E. Colorado

WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 8:01 PM MST FRI JAN 13 2017 …WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING… * LOCATION…KIOWA…BENT…PROWERS AND BACA COUNTIES…INCLUDING EADS…LAS ANIMAS…LAMAR AND SPRINGFIELD. * CAUSE AND TIMING…A PACIFIC STORM WILL BRING A WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW TO THE […]

Newly Elected Take Their Oaths of Office in Prowers County

Newly Elected Take Their Oaths of Office in Prowers County

While the transition of political power plays out under national view in Washington, D.C., the same democratic procedures took place on a smaller, but no less important scale in Prowers County earlier this week. The oath of office was given to newly elected and re-elected officials at the county courthouse on Tuesday January 10th. 15th […]

Statewide Storm to Impact Motorists Beginning this Afternoon

Statewide Storm to Impact Motorists Beginning this Afternoon

Statewide – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is encouraging motorists to consider traveling home earlier in the day today as winter storm conditions move into the state. Flash freezing conditions are a major concern as many of the interstates and highways may see rain that will quickly turn to snow or ice as temperatures are expected […]