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La Junta - Wiley Residents Injured in Highway Crash

La Junta – Wiley Residents Injured in Highway Crash

The Colorado State Patrol, the Otero County Sheriff’s Office and the La Junta Emergency Medical Services responded to a two-car injury crash on the 28000 block of westbound Otero County Road 809 on Tuesday, September 12th 2017 at approximately 6:42 pm. A 1993 Dodge 3500 pickup being driven by Paul Gonzales of La Junta, Colorado […]

Dangerous Power Thefts Noted by Lamar Utility Board

Dangerous Power Thefts Noted by Lamar Utility Board

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the utility board members of two instances of power theft during their September 12th meeting.  The Lamar Police Department noted the instances in their recent daily report: 9/11/2017 12:00:00 AM  10:29     1704782                SANGER, STEVE                Officer took a report of parties using stolen electricity in the 100 block […]

Labor Day DUI Arrests Are Up Over 2016

Labor Day DUI Arrests Are Up Over 2016

1184 Drivers Cited for DUI During Labor Day Enforcement Fall Festivals Enforcement Begins Sept. 15   STATEWIDE — Law enforcement agencies across the state cited 1184 impaired drivers during the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) The Heat Is On Labor Day DUI enforcement period, which ran from Aug. 18 through Sept. 5. This number represents […]

Police Chief Offers Crime Trends for City Council

Police Chief Offers Crime Trends for City Council

Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller, distributed some annual crime statistics for the city council during their meeting, Monday, September 11th.  Administrator, John Sutherland, explained that the figures, taken as a group, might lead to some insights or provoke some thoughts about local crime issues. Miller explained, “The figures run from 1999 to 2017 from January […]

DoLA Funding Future LPI Conference Expenses

DoLA Funding Future LPI Conference Expenses

Lamar Partnership Incorporated and the City of Lamar accepted $3,000 in scholarship funds from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.  The Lamar City Council voted to accept the grant during its September 11th meeting.  The money covers the costs incurred for the Main Street Now 2018 annual conference and Main Street Summit which will be […]

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 […]

Lamar’s Swimming Pool Suit Settled

Lamar’s Swimming Pool Suit Settled

    The Lamar City Council held a special session to vote on a resolution to settle a lawsuit case against Woodmont Builders, Inc., d/b/a Western Pacific Coatings, Inc. City Clerk, Linda Williams said the council approved a resolution during their September 5th session in which the pool company would pay $32,892 to the city […]

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. […]

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Underway, August 18-Sept 5

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Underway, August 18-Sept 5

CDOT Provides 20% Discount on BACtrack Breathalyzers STATEWIDE —Last month, 25 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver, the most in one month since 2014. To ensure roads are free from impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law agencies are […]

Council Approves Oktoberfest Events Permit, Wants More Discussion on Retail Wine Tasting Events

Council Approves Oktoberfest Events Permit, Wants More Discussion on Retail Wine Tasting Events

  A special events permit was granted to the Lamar Chamber of Commerce following a scheduled public hearing by the City Council, Monday, August 14. The permit will allow the chamber to host their annual beer garden from 10am to 11pm during the Oktoberfest festivities on Saturday, September 23rd at the Chamber parking lot, adjacent […]

Granada Trustees Had Light Agenda for August Meeting

Granada Trustees Had Light Agenda for August Meeting

Two items were tabled by the Granada Trustees during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, August 9th.  Mayor Glenn Otto said he would contact TBK Bank officials for additional information on future banking fees for the town and bring the information back to the Trustees.  Approval for a building permit for a proposed 30’ by 45’ foot […]

New Addition for Prowers County Sheriff’s Posse

New Addition for Prowers County Sheriff’s Posse

Donations from several local businesses in Lamar have helped fund a new storage shed for the Prowers County Sheriff’s Posse. A self-funded group, the Posse realized they needed a replacement storage unit at the southwest edge of Elmer’s Garden earlier this year. The former building had endured a lot of weather over the decades, but […]

National Night Out and Ice Cream Social Draws Big Crowds

National Night Out and Ice Cream Social Draws Big Crowds

Even with school starting in Prowers County on August 16th, it’s still very much summer.  Due in part to we’re just starting August with the summer heat, the aroma of hamburgers on the grill and young kid’s voices as they line up for their meal at this year’s National Night Out, combined with the Lamar […]

Lamar Youth Involved in One-Vehicle Roll-Over, Several Injured

Lamar Youth Involved in One-Vehicle Roll-Over, Several Injured

On Friday, 07/28/2017 The Colorado State Patrol investigated a one-vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Prowers County Road GG.5 near Prowers County Road 36 approximately 3 miles north of Holly Colorado. A green Ford F150, driven by a 17 year old male from Lamar Colorado, was eastbound on Prowers County Road GG.5 when it traveled […]

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 […]