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Juvenile Arrested in Lamar Aggravated Robbery

Juvenile Arrested in Lamar Aggravated Robbery

On Sunday, April 22, 2018, officers responded to an armed robbery in the 1100 block of South Main Street. Prior to officers’ arrival the suspect fled the area.  During the investigation officers executed several search warrants and recovered several items of evidence.  Officers were able to identify a juvenile male as the suspect.  Officers obtained […]

May 2018 Drought Update from CWCB

May 2018 Drought Update from CWCB

  In order to respond to persistent and prolonged drought conditions throughout the southern half of the state and along the western border, the Governor activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector on May 2, 2018 , in the following counties: Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Las Animas, Baca, […]

Commissioners Approve Resolution to Place Ambulance Funding on Ballot

Commissioners Approve Resolution to Place Ambulance Funding on Ballot

    Prowers County voters will decide to approve or deny a quarter per cent county sales tax increase to fund future emergency ambulance services. The Prowers County Commissioners approved the resolution placing the question on the ballot for this November’s general election during their May 16th meeting.  The sales tax comes to twenty-five cents […]

Council Approves Zoning Changes, New Police K9 Will be a Pit Bull

Council Approves Zoning Changes, New Police K9 Will be a Pit Bull

  The Lamar City Council covered a lot of territory during their May 14th meeting this past Monday. In a related article highlighted in The Prowers Journal, the council approved an ordinance on first reading for a Power Purchase Agreement between the City and Tri-State G & T and terminating the Power Supply Agreement with […]

Lamar Woman Faces Drug Charges

Lamar Woman Faces Drug Charges

    The Drug Task Force consisting of Prowers, Kiowa, Baca and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices conducted an investigation in the distribution of narcotics. On May 4th, 2018, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office arrested Destiny M Hyatt, 29, of Lamar on the below listed charges: CRS. 18-18-407 Controlled Substance – Special Offender, a Drug Felony […]

Downtown Road Construction Moving to East Side

Downtown Road Construction Moving to East Side

    Renovations on Main Street in Lamar should switch to the eastern lanes between Oak and Beech Streets in May, according to a spokesperson for American Civil Constructors. Crews are completing the concrete operations in the western most lanes and preparing to move traffic in a head-to-head pattern on the western lanes. There will […]

Severe Winds Damage Hickory House, Power Loss to Southern Lamar Areas

Severe Winds Damage Hickory House, Power Loss to Southern Lamar Areas

  Winds in excess of 60mph knocked down eleven power poles around Lamar with eight power poles located along Savage Avenue yesterday afternoon, April 17th at around 5pm, tripping off breakers in the vicinity and causing additional power outages in Lamar, stretching from Memorial Drive to 14th Street in the southern section of the town, […]

New “Wheels” Park Adds to Willow Creek

New “Wheels” Park Adds to Willow Creek

Team Pain is in the house! Well, our town at least. As of this week, April 9, the professional skate park design team arrived in Lamar, along with the awaited final materials. Currently, Craig Brooks, Chief Building Officer for the City of Lamar and Contractual Representative for the building portion of this project, has overseen […]

Holly Trustees Consider a Transfer Station in Lieu of a Landfill

Holly Trustees Consider a Transfer Station in Lieu of a Landfill

    The Holly Trustees are investigating the finances and intricacies of developing a transfer station for the town instead of continuing with the current landfill. The decisions are primarily financially motivated.  A recent preliminary cost analysis estimates full compliance with the CDPHE landfill enforcement order could run as high as $795,943 which includes a […]

High Fire Danger/Hazardous Weather Outlook - National Weather Service Pueblo, CO

High Fire Danger/Hazardous Weather Outlook – National Weather Service Pueblo, CO

  Critical fire weather conditions will spread across much of southern Colorado today and Thursday as strong winds move into the region.  Please avoid any activities that could start a wildfire!! 0453 AM MDT Wed Apr 11 2018 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central…east central…south central and southeast Colorado. DAY ONE…Today 4/11/18 and […]

Local Law Enforcement Prepares for ‘Active Shooter’ Response

Local Law Enforcement Prepares for ‘Active Shooter’ Response

  “Prepare for the worst, hope for the best”, is a fair summation for the Active Shooter Training program being practiced by the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office. Estimates of school shootings in the U.S. for 2018 are at least above a dozen with the most recent being two wounded and the shooter dead in Maryland […]

Planning Commission Approves Dairy Special Use Permit

Planning Commission Approves Dairy Special Use Permit

On a unanimous vote, following a public hearing, the Prowers County Planning Commission approved a request for a special use permit to construct and operate a commercial cattle dairy in the southeastern section of Holly. The district is zoned as A-2 and A-3.  Most of the facility, owned and operated by Syracuse Dairy, LLC-Holly Location, […]

April Proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

April Proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

  In order to help raise awareness and protect Colorado children from abuse and neglect, Prowers County Department of Human Services, Prowers County Child Protection Team, and the Hotline County Connection Center joined with the Prowers County Board of Commissioners in proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. In 2017, Prowers County Department of Human […]

USFS Reminds Public to be Careful with Fire

USFS Reminds Public to be Careful with Fire

  Pueblo, March. 14, 2018 – It is no easy task to make predictions for what the fire season will look like in our area compared to previous years. The outlook is determined by examining many variables such as precipitation, snowpack, wind events, relative humidity levels, temperatures, sea surface temperatures, expected weather patterns, fuel dryness […]

Council Considers ARPA Agreement

Council Considers ARPA Agreement

  The Lamar City Council tabled Resolution 18-03-01 for the issuance of refunding bonds by the Arkansas River Power Authority until additional contract information included in the Preliminary Official Statement can be reviewed. The council set March 19th as an additional meeting date to review the documents which will be sent to them as of […]