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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 […]

Multiple Fatalities in Baca County Crash

Multiple Fatalities in Baca County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a crash that occurred at approximately 0530 hours on Colorado 287 Mile Post 42, which is approximately 12 miles north of the town of Springfield in Baca County on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. A 2002 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound on Colorado 287. A 2003 Kia STL, 2015  Hyundai […]

Alta Vista, History and Memories Combine

Alta Vista, History and Memories Combine

The Alta Vista Charter School observed its 100th anniversary with a celebration geared to trigger some memories for a lot of the older students and provide some younger ones with new recollections for years to come. The school, built in 1917, has served five generations of students from Prowers County. The school has stood in […]

Lamar Resident Gets Arrest Warrant for Drugs

Lamar Resident Gets Arrest Warrant for Drugs

  Media Release: August 21, 2017  On Saturday, August 19, 2017, officers of the Lamar Police Department served an arrest warrant on Jesus Fernandez (30) of Lamar for the Sale and Distribution of Heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance. Fernandez is currently being held at the Prowers County Jail on a $75,000 any type bond. […]

Senator Gardner Tours Camp Amache, Offers Support with NPS Project

Senator Gardner Tours Camp Amache, Offers Support with NPS Project

The National Park Service is considering taking steps to manage Camp Amache in Granada. U.S. Senator, Cory Gardner, visited the site and the Amache Museum in Granada Monday, August 21st to get a better understanding of the scope of the Camp and the private efforts that have allowed the site and the museum to be […]

CDOT Ramps Up for Eclipse Traffic Increase

CDOT Ramps Up for Eclipse Traffic Increase

CDOT: Eclipse traffic could be the most significant traffic event of the year Traffic going to Wyoming and Nebraska for Monday viewing is expected to be very heavy through the weekend COLORADO – The Colorado Department of Transportation is doing everything it can to ensure folks who are driving to Wyoming or Nebraska to view […]

Hernandez Rejoins LUB, ARPA Mediation Open Until August 31st

Hernandez Rejoins LUB, ARPA Mediation Open Until August 31st

Leo Hernandez was reappointed to the Lamar Utilities Board during its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 15th.  Prior to that, the Lamar City Council approved his reappointment during their Monday meeting which the Utilities Board ratified for a five year term.  Hernandez became a board member in 2013. The lawsuit between the City of […]

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Colorado Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Thunderstorm

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Colorado Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Thunderstorm

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Colorado businesses and residents affected by the severe thunderstorm, hail, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred June 25, 2017, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA […]

Hail Damage and Street Flooding from Prowers County Storm

Hail Damage and Street Flooding from Prowers County Storm

    The Lamar Public Works Department, along with local police and fire department personnel, were at work Thursday evening, dealing with the aftermath of a severe weather system that hit the county shortly before 7pm last night. Police officers were posted in high-water intersections, helping traffic safely navigate a course to a higher, dryer […]

PEP Hosting Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Meeting at LCC August 17

PEP Hosting Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Meeting at LCC August 17

Prowers Economic Prosperity will host an upcoming Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in the Large Lecture Hall at Lamar Community College 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 listen to […]

Parking Plans for the Pocket Park Presented

Parking Plans for the Pocket Park Presented

Now that the pocket park in downtown Lamar is four-fifths complete, the City is looking at development plans on the best use of the parking lots due east of the Main Street stores adjacent to the refurbished park and located between East Olive and East Beech Streets. The City of Lamar acquired one lot directly […]

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, at approximately 2:19 AM, Lamar Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of 9th Street and Maple Street in Lamar. The driver, identified as Mitcheal Shackelford, age 40 of Elkhart, Kansas, was found to have a suspended Kansas driver’s license. Shackelford was taken into custody […]

Lamar Police Announce: Arrest Made in April Robbery

Lamar Police Announce: Arrest Made in April Robbery

On Monday, April 24, 2017 at approximately 3:00 AM a robbery was reported in the 1100 block of South Main Street, Lamar, CO. Officers responded, but were unable to apprehend the subject at the time. After an extensive investigation detectives of the Lamar Police Department, with assistance from the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, were […]