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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 […]

Las Animas Youth Dies in Vehicle Accident

Las Animas Youth Dies in Vehicle Accident

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on Bent County Road 12 .1 miles north of JJ road on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at approximately 2130 hours (9:30pm). The crash is approximately 2 miles north east of Las Animas, Colorado. 16 year-old Cutter Nicholas of Las Animas CO was northbound on […]

(UPDATE) Two Lamar Residents Face Sentencing for Drug Offenses

(UPDATE) Two Lamar Residents Face Sentencing for Drug Offenses

  District Attorney, Joshua Vogel, of the 15th Judicial District,  informed The Prowers Journal on February 27th, that Rene Guerra was sentenced to eight years in the Department of Corrections and Paula Walker did receive a sentence of 71 months in the State Department of Corrections.   Information provided by Joshua Vogel, District Attorney for […]

Election Information for Unaffiliated Voters

Election Information for Unaffiliated Voters

  Election Information: What about registered unaffiliated voters? Unaffiliated voters may observe a precinct caucus, but may not participate.   For the first time in Colorado unaffiliated voters will be eligible to vote a Primary Election ballot for participating political party candidates on a Major Party Ballot, i.e. Democratic or Republican. This is because Colorado […]

Veteran’s Representatives Meet for Information Exchange

Veteran’s Representatives Meet for Information Exchange

    John Griego, Military and Veterans Constituent Advocate from US Senator Bennet’s office, visited with the Prowers County Commissioners along with Dwight Gardner, Regional Director for Senator Bennet. Gardner said the visit was part of the Senator’s general community outreach program intended to visit each county in the state and allowing residents one-on-one opportunities […]