banner ad

RSSAll Entries in the "Hot Topics" Category

Regional Drug Task Force Makes Local Arrests

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 […]

Creation of Tourism Advisory Board Proposed for Lamar

Creation of Tourism Advisory Board Proposed for Lamar

  An unofficial petition for a tourism-oriented lodging tax is being circulated among Lamar residents in an effort to provide a headcount for the Lamar City Council. The proposal for the new ordinance, which is being promoted by local citizens, offers some similarities to the current Lodging Tax and some important differences. The main similarity […]

Friday Heroin Bust in Lamar

Friday Heroin Bust in Lamar

Media Release On Friday, May 12, 2017, officers of the Lamar Police Department executed a search warrant in the 1300 block of North Main Street in Lamar, CO. This was the outcome of an in-depth investigation of Joshua Williamson’s involvement in the sales and distribution of Heroin.   Williamson, (32) of Lamar, was contacted during the […]

Action 22 Welcomes New Leadership

Action 22 Welcomes New Leadership

Action 22 announces the selection of new President/CEO, Sara Blackhurst of Rye, CO. Mrs. Blackhurst has been serving nonprofit organizations in Southern Colorado for more than a decade and brings expertise in nonprofit operations, grant writing, program development and fundraising to the position.  “I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to serve Southeastern Colorado […]

Peace Officer Impersonation Results in Arrest

Peace Officer Impersonation Results in Arrest

Media Release Deputy Freouf arrested Darrick Shores, 35 of Pawhuska OK, for impersonating a peace officer and illegal use of red/blue lights. Darrick is being held at the Prowers County Jail on a $2,000, Any Type Bond. It is unknown if Shores is the impersonator from the prior incident or if we have a new, […]

Holly Trustees are Third ARPA Member to Approve Settlement

Holly Trustees are Third ARPA Member to Approve Settlement

The Holly Trustees voted to join their counterparts in Las Animas and Springfield, voting unanimously May 3rd, in favor of the proposed settlement agreement in litigation between Arkansas River Power Authority, ARPA and the City of Lamar.  ARPA general manager, Rick Rigel, was on hand for the monthly Trustees meeting to offer explanations on the […]

Haggard represents Lamar at Ports-to-Plains Washington DC Fly-In

Haggard represents Lamar at Ports-to-Plains Washington DC Fly-In

Lamar Councilwoman Beverly Haggard, who represents Lamar on the Ports-to-Plains board of directors was in Washington, DC last week with a delegation of the organization’s supporters to meet with Congressional offices to discuss the importance of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor and other issues critical to growing our rural economy. The group of 17 people came from […]

Winter Storm Watch Remains in Effect from Late Friday Night Through Sunday

Winter Storm Watch Remains in Effect from Late Friday Night Through Sunday

  Hazardous Weather Outlook – National Weather Service Pueblo CO 859 AM MDT Friday, April 28, 2017 (The City of Lamar is still planning the City-Wide Clean-Up Day tomorrow, Saturday,  starting at 7:00 am.  If safety becomes a concern, then it will be rescheduled but for now it is still a go.) * LOCATION…Crowley, Otero, […]

Gov. Hickenlooper on National Monument Statement by Pres. Trump

Gov. Hickenlooper on National Monument Statement by Pres. Trump

DENVER — Thursday, April 27,  2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today released the following statement: President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Wednesday, April 26, that instructs the Secretary of Interior to review the designation of at least two dozen national monuments, including Colorado’s Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. The order also authorizes […]

Guerra in Lamar Drug Arrest

Guerra in Lamar Drug Arrest

On Friday, April 14, 2017 officers from the Lamar Police Department contacted Rene Guerra, 26, of Lamar, in the 200 block of North 6th Street. During the contact officers located approximately 29.6 grams of methamphetamine in Mr. Guerra’s possession. After further investigation, officers obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. Guerra. On April 26, 2017 officers […]

Municipal Lodging Tax Idea Presented to Lamar City Council

Municipal Lodging Tax Idea Presented to Lamar City Council

The idea of a municipal lodging tax was presented by two of its proponents to the Lamar City Council during their work session, Monday, April 24th.  A 2% lodging tax currently exists for guests of motels throughout Prowers County.  The one recently proposed would be for Lamar motels.  Lamar residents Pat Palmer and Chris Wilkinson […]

ARPA Settlement Case May Be Decided by July

ARPA Settlement Case May Be Decided by July

    Both parties in Case 31 have decided on a self-imposed deadline of July 17, 2017 to secure unanimous approval of ARPA’s member municipalities and to come to an agreement between Arkansas River Power Authority as Defendant and the Plaintiff in the case, the City of Lamar. The Senior Judge in the lawsuit, Scott […]

LCC Hosting Sexual Assault Awareness Month Project

LCC Hosting Sexual Assault Awareness Month Project

(Lamar, Colorado; April 17, 2017) In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Lamar Community College participated in the Clothesline Project, an event intended to raise awareness for violence against women.  The Clothesline Project is a visual display of T-shirts that bears witness to sexual and domestic violence.  Each shirt is decorated by a survivor or […]

Update on 2016 Drug Arrest

Update on 2016 Drug Arrest

UPDATE The Drug Task Force comprised of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa, and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices, have been conducting drug operations. This arrest was the outcome of one of the investigations. On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the Prowers County District Court sentenced Dashiel Bryant to 78 months in the Colorado Department of Corrections, with credit for […]

CDA Hosting Meeting on Commercial use of Industrial Hemp

CDA Hosting Meeting on Commercial use of Industrial Hemp

  CDA’s Farm Products/Commodity Handler Programs for Colorado’s Industrial Hemp Industry BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) will be hosting a public meeting to provide information on the CDA Farm Product Dealer Program as it relates to the commercial use of industrial hemp in Colorado. This meeting will provide beneficial information for […]