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Simply Fit Board, from QVC to ABC’s 20/20

Simply Fit Board, from QVC to ABC’s 20/20

It’s been a busy year for Linda Clark and her daughter, Gloria Hollman, since their November 6, 2015 appearance on Shark Tank, the ABC award winning show where entrepreneurs pitch their products to investors, the sharks, to try to get a deal. The Simply Fit Board, created by Gloria and Linda, has seen sales skyrocket […]

Esparza Arrested in Lamar Drug Bust

Esparza Arrested in Lamar Drug Bust

Officers of the Lamar Police Department executed a search warrant on a residence in the 300 block of North 8th Street in Lamar, CO. Victoria Esparza, 28 of Lamar, was arrested on charges of distribution of heroin and possession of heroin and methamphetamine. Ms. Esparza is being held on a $75,000 bond.  All Suspects are […]

Council Discusses Opening for New Member, Pending ARPA Trial

Council Discusses Opening for New Member, Pending ARPA Trial

The City of Lamar is advertising for a replacement councilmember for Felix Dias who recently resigned his seat. Dias remains in Lamar, but a recent address change to another district prevents him from serving on the council.  Dias had represented residents of Ward lll along with Beverly Haggard.  The ward is located west of Eighth […]

Prowers and Hamilton County Deputies Make Arrest After High Speed Chase

Prowers and Hamilton County Deputies Make Arrest After High Speed Chase

Media Release from Prowers County Sheriff’s Office: On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at approximately 0700 hours, deputies were dispatched to an address in Holly, Colorado to a report of a domestic violence in progress. When deputies arrived, the male suspect had already left in a vehicle.  The suspect was identified as Rito Tarango, 25, of […]

Winter Storm Approaching S.E. Colorado

Winter Storm Approaching S.E. Colorado

WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 8:01 PM MST FRI JAN 13 2017 …WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING… * LOCATION…KIOWA…BENT…PROWERS AND BACA COUNTIES…INCLUDING EADS…LAS ANIMAS…LAMAR AND SPRINGFIELD. * CAUSE AND TIMING…A PACIFIC STORM WILL BRING A WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW TO THE […]

Newly Elected Take Their Oaths of Office in Prowers County

Newly Elected Take Their Oaths of Office in Prowers County

While the transition of political power plays out under national view in Washington, D.C., the same democratic procedures took place on a smaller, but no less important scale in Prowers County earlier this week. The oath of office was given to newly elected and re-elected officials at the county courthouse on Tuesday January 10th. 15th […]

Statewide Storm to Impact Motorists Beginning this Afternoon

Statewide Storm to Impact Motorists Beginning this Afternoon

Statewide – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is encouraging motorists to consider traveling home earlier in the day today as winter storm conditions move into the state. Flash freezing conditions are a major concern as many of the interstates and highways may see rain that will quickly turn to snow or ice as temperatures are expected […]

Lamar City Council Announces Award of GoCO Grant

Lamar City Council Announces Award of GoCO Grant

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, recapped the recent GoCO Inspire grant award of $1.3 M to the City at a presentation ceremony last week in the Front Range.  “Rick and I and Angie accompanied the mayor to GoCO’s presentation where the board presented Mayor Stagner with a $1.3 million giant check,” he explained, while holding […]

Council Approves Ambulance Fee Rate Hikes

Council Approves Ambulance Fee Rate Hikes

In an attempt to shore up the city’s balance regarding unpaid bills for ambulance service, the Lamar City Council approved rate increases for seven different levels of service. Lamar Fire Chief Jeremy Burkhart listed the current fees, the suggested range of increases considered by the council and the final fee schedule. Current Fee Proposed Rates […]

Lamar Police Make Drug Related Arrest

Lamar Police Make Drug Related Arrest

On Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at approximately 5:00 PM, officers from the Lamar Police Department were notified of a possible drug transaction which was going to occur in the City of Lamar.  Officers set up surveillance based on the caller’s information.  Officers contacted Rosalinda Jurado, 32, of Walsh, CO, and arrested her for possession with […]

Prowers County Sheriff's Office Confiscates Half a Million in Marijuana Bust

Prowers County Sheriff’s Office Confiscates Half a Million in Marijuana Bust

On the early morning of Thursday, December 1st, 2016, The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office was able to contact a semi-tractor trailer for a traffic infraction at approximately mile marker 58 on Hwy 287, south of Lamar. After issuing a written warning for the infraction, the driver gave consent for a search. The Sheriff’s Office was […]

Sheriff Conducts Local Drug Arrest Following Investigation

Sheriff Conducts Local Drug Arrest Following Investigation

  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 year. This arrest is the outcome of one of the investigations. On Monday, 11-21-16, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain an arrest warrant for Dashiel Bryant, […]

Sheriff’s Deputies Find Drugs in Traffic Stop

Sheriff’s Deputies Find Drugs in Traffic Stop

On Sunday, 11-6-16 at approximately 0136 hours, (1:36am) a Prowers County Sheriff’s Deputy contacted a male driver in Holly for speed. During the stop the driver was unable to present a valid proof of insurance. Deputy issued the summons for Speed and No Proof of Insurance. The vehicle was to be towed due to having […]

LPD Provides Community Drug Update

LPD Provides Community Drug Update

If you take and slice 1/16th of an inch off a rubber eraser from a pencil, it would be the approximate size of the 0.2 grams of black tar heroin held by Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller in this photo.  “The street value of a tenth of a gram of heroin is $10, so we’re […]

Unofficial Election Results from Prowers County and Colorado

Unofficial Election Results from Prowers County and Colorado

The following are the unofficial results on balloting in the State of Colorado and Prowers County from numbers issued by the Secretary of State’s office and from the Prowers Count Clerk and Recorder.  There were 7201 registered voters in the county. Prowers County Commissioner, Wendy Buxton-Andrade ran unopposed for her seat in District Three and […]