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Toys for Tots 2018 Holiday Countdown

Toys for Tots 2018 Holiday Countdown

    The annual Toys for Tots/Food for Families holiday campaign is underway, headquartered this year at the new workshop at 500 West Beech Street. Collections and sorting of donated toys, old and new is now underway. As in year’s past, cash donations are always welcome and may be mailed to 1208 South 5th Street […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part Two

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part Two

        (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more.  This […]

9/11 Tribute Miniature Memorials are Now Available

9/11 Tribute Miniature Memorials are Now Available

    This Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Memorial miniature is now available to the public for purchase. These are a representation of the larger memorial sculpture which will be erected at the permanent memorial Tribute site at the Big Timbers Museum on Highway 287 just north of Lamar.  Funding from the sale of the miniatures will […]

After today, don't mail in your ballots

After today, don’t mail in your ballots

  DENVER, Oct. 29, 2018 — After today, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is urging voters after today to drop off their ballots at a voting center or 24-hour drop box. That’s because postmarks don’t count — ballots must be in the hands of an election official by 7 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 6. […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part One

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part One

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today (October 26, 2018) released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In […]

Lamar Police Conduct Multiple Drug Arrests

Lamar Police Conduct Multiple Drug Arrests

During the past week, officers from the Lamar Police Department have executed multiple search warrants in relation to the distribution and possession of illegal narcotics. During the course of the investigations, officers have seized heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription medications.  Officers made multiple arrests during the course of the investigations. Kyle Monson, 25, of Lamar […]

Why We Blame Victims for Domestic Violence - Contact Domestic Safety Resource Center

Why We Blame Victims for Domestic Violence – Contact Domestic Safety Resource Center

    Victim-Blaming Makes Survivors Afraid: It took one victim 12 years after leaving her abuser to identify as a survivor. “I was afraid of being shamed and judged,’ she says. ‘There’s still this stigma…a reluctance to believe women’s stories. And I think that hasn’t changed. We need to believe women when they tell their […]

Colorado Employment Situation in September 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in September 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 5,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from August to September for a total of 2,748,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,400 and government increased 700. August estimates were revised up to 2,743,000, and the over the month increase from July to August was 4,000 […]

New K9 on Patrol in Lamar

New K9 on Patrol in Lamar

    Spark, the latest addition to the Lamar Police Department, has been on the job with her handler, Officer Thomas Campbell since the beginning of the month. She’s identified drug contraband as recently as the 15th of this month during a search.  Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller, said arrests have already been made from […]

Flu Shot Schedule Available from County Health

Flu Shot Schedule Available from County Health

    Prowers County Public Health & Environment has posted their annual flu shot clinics for 2018. Vaccine is plentiful and available for both children and adults. Prowers County Public Health & Environment has Quadrivalent vaccine for both children and adults as well as High Dose vaccine for adults > 65 years of age. The […]

Holly Fire and Ambulance Election Set for October 9

Holly Fire and Ambulance Election Set for October 9

    Approximately 900 voters in the Holly Ambulance and Fire District will be able to cast their ballots for the five new District board members by Tuesday, October 9th, according to Jana Rushton, Election Official. There are 13 candidates on the ballot as well as a write-in candidate and voters will be able to […]

Colorado Employment Situation in August 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in August 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 1,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from July to August for a total of 2,740,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. There was no change in private sector payroll jobs and government increased 1,500. July estimates were revised up to 2,739,000, and the over the month increase from June to […]

The Colorado Trust Grants Five Southeast Colorado Nonprofits via Rural Philanthropy Days

The Colorado Trust Grants Five Southeast Colorado Nonprofits via Rural Philanthropy Days

      DENVER, COLO. (Sept. 19, 2018)—The Colorado Trust, a foundation dedicated to creating fair and equal opportunities for Coloradans to lead healthy lives, announced it has granted $5,000 each to five rural nonprofit organizations in southeast Colorado in conjunction with the June 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days. Rural Philanthropy Days connects funders with nonprofit […]

Aggravated Robbery in Holly

Aggravated Robbery in Holly

    On September 10, 2018 at approximately 1350 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 100 Block of South Main in Holly, on a report of an armed robbery involving a weapon. Deputies were informed the suspect was wearing a mask at the time and had fled the business southbound and on foot with an […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes In-Depth Report on Colorado DUI Offenses

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes In-Depth Report on Colorado DUI Offenses

      (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 6, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice has published a report analyzing more than 27,000 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases that were filed in Colorado in 2016. It is the first report of its kind in the nation to make such a robust and thorough examination […]