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CSP Investigating Two Vehicle Crash in Kiowa County

CSP Investigating Two Vehicle Crash in Kiowa County

  Friday, June 16, 2017, at approximately 4:34pm, Colorado State Patrol was notified of a two vehicle crash on Highway 287 near mile post 113, which is located inside the town of Eads, Colorado. Vehicle #1, a 2010 white Dodge Dakota, driven by 26 year old John, Launius of Eads, CO, was traveling northbound (in […]

Housing Roundtable Details Future Needs Assessment Study

Housing Roundtable Details Future Needs Assessment Study

Adequate and affordable housing is a central ingredient in the economic development of Lamar and Prowers County. Although some studies have already been conducted on housing needs in the local area, an in-depth listening session which will combine group and one-on-one interviews and a printed questionnaire survey, will be conducted in southeast Colorado in July. […]

Health Agencies Conduct Training Exercise

Health Agencies Conduct Training Exercise

Just as a sports team will run through their practice drills, health agencies throughout Colorado took part in a coordinated Pubic Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise to practice the distribution of medicines to the general public in a simulated emergency. The plan was set up by the CDPHE, Colorado Department of Health and Environment for action […]

County Jail Inmate Received Emergency Medical Treatment

County Jail Inmate Received Emergency Medical Treatment

  An inmate at the Prowers County Jail was rushed to the Prowers Medical Center emergency room Wednesday afternoon, June 14th, at around 1pm.  A spokesman from the Sheriff’s Office said it was due to self- inflicted injuries.  The inmate allegedly attempted to hang himself but was noticed in time. He was flown, flight-for-life, to […]

City Holds Public Hearings for Land Annexation and Motel Room Tax

City Holds Public Hearings for Land Annexation and Motel Room Tax

Two, brief public hearings were held by the Lamar City Council Monday, June 12th, and both should have a lasting impact on the local economy for years to follow. The council approved an ordinance promoting a 5% motel room sales tax. Voters will be able to decide in the upcoming November election if the measure will […]

New Truck Stop Planned for Lamar

New Truck Stop Planned for Lamar

    Bill Mulligan, Vice President of Development for the franchise Pilot Flying J, said Pilot Travel Center will open their newest project in Lamar in about 100 days from the start of construction. The Center will occupy land just north of Avenida Colonia and to the east of Highway 50. The Lamar City Council […]

Hot Cars Can Harm Dogs, Know Your Legal Rights

Hot Cars Can Harm Dogs, Know Your Legal Rights

Media Release: June 12, 2017 Temperatures in cars increase a more rapidly than most people think. In just 10 minutes the car temperature can rise 19 degrees and in 30 minutes the temperature can rise 34 degrees. So on an 80°F day in just 10 minutes the temperature in a car can rise to 99°F […]

Jacob Holdren New Holly Trustee

Jacob Holdren New Holly Trustee

  Jacob Holdren will replace Jerry Jones as a member of the Holly Board of Trustees. Jones submitted his resignation several weeks ago and Holdren took his oath of office during the June 7th meeting. On a similar matter of vacancies, the Trustees reviewed the job description for town administrator, but decided against any formal […]

Downtown Pocket Park is Nearing End of First Phase of Construction

Downtown Pocket Park is Nearing End of First Phase of Construction

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, said the Pocket Park is, “Coming along nicely,” during the Redevelopment Board meeting on June 5th.  “The pavers are going in and the color scheme is also pulling the structure together.” He said some artwork is being donated by the Arkansas Valley Board of Realtors and Community Development Manager, Angie […]

Marijuana Economic Feasibilities Discussed for Prowers County

Marijuana Economic Feasibilities Discussed for Prowers County

Several decades ago, a Doonesbury cartoon character, Zonker, stated about marijuana, “It may not be right or wrong, but it sure is against the law!” The passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado changed that aspect for the new state industry and members of the PEP board, Prowers Economic Prosperity, discussed how some communities have prospered […]

Firewise Homeowners Checklist

Firewise Homeowners Checklist

Last fall, with the concern of continued dry weather, the Crowley County Commissioners and the local Colorado State University Extension office in Crowley County printed a brochure obtained from the Firewise website (http://www.firewise.org/wildfire-preparedness/teaching-tools/brochures-andbooklets.  aspx): How to Have a Firewise Home. With the wildfires that occurred in Colorado late last summer and with the much needed […]

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Colorado Trail Explorer – Online Statewide Trail Map

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Colorado Trail Explorer – Online Statewide Trail Map

DENVER — Friday, June 2, 2017 — The Colorado Trail Explorer – a comprehensive online statewide trail map and a key component of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Colorado the Beautiful initiative – is now live and available to the public in celebration of National Trails Day on June 3. The Colorado Trail Explorer includes more than […]

Lamar Homicide Victim Identified by Police Department

Lamar Homicide Victim Identified by Police Department

Media Release – May 30, 2017 The Lamar Police Department is continuing to follow leads and actively investigate the homicide which was reported on May 24, 2017. Patrick Shook, 59, of Lamar was identified as the victim in the case. Anybody with information pertaining to the case is encouraged to call the Lamar Police Department […]

Lamar Police Investigating Local Homicide

Lamar Police Investigating Local Homicide

Media Release – May 26, 2017 On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at approximately 7:30 AM officers from the Lamar Police Department responded to the 600 block of West Logan Street on report of an unconscious male.  The male was deceased and officers began an investigation into the case.  The case was determined to be a […]

Hitch for ARPA/City of Lamar Settlement Agreement

Hitch for ARPA/City of Lamar Settlement Agreement

Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, announced that The City Council of La Junta cast a collective ‘no’ vote May 15th to approve the settlement agreement between ARPA and the City of Lamar.  Their counterparts in Trinidad, also an ARPA municipal member, decided to table their decision during their May meeting.  All six ARPA members, […]