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Recognizing a Championship Season

Recognizing a Championship Season

The Lamar City Council issued a resolution honoring the Lamar High School Girls Basketball State Tournament Team for their championship performance this year in Class 3-A Basketball. Their achievement marks the 5th state girl’s title and their first in 19 years.  Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, awarded each player with her own Key to the City […]

(UPDATE) - Kiowa County Sheriff's Office Investigating Neenoshe Reservoir Drowning

(UPDATE) – Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Neenoshe Reservoir Drowning

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE: On Wednesday, March 22nd, at about 7:20 pm the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department and Ambulance were paged out to a capsized boat at Neenoshe Reservoir south of Eads. Martin Vitt, of Thornton, CO and Ervin Anthony Vitt, of Cedaredge, CO were in a canoe when it overturned Wednesday afternoon. Martin […]

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes set for April 22

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes set for April 22

Teams, sponsors invited to participate in event to benefit Domestic Safety Resource Center (Lamar, Colorado; March 20, 2017) Lamar Community College and the Domestic Safety Resource Center (DSRC) will be hosting a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to be held on April 22, 2017, from 10am-noon. As the old saying goes, “you can’t […]

Buy Your Colorado 2017 Fishing License Now

Buy Your Colorado 2017 Fishing License Now

Coloradans can purchase a 2017 fishing license starting March 15 through Colorado Parks and Wildlife. An annual license is good starting April 1, 2017 through March 30, 2018. CPW provides a range of options for anglers from the annual fishing license to the one-day fishing license as well as educational opportunities for those new to […]

LPD Citizen Academy Begins April 6th

LPD Citizen Academy Begins April 6th

The Lamar Police Department is accepting applications to attend the 2017 Citizen Academy, which will be instructed by members of the Lamar Police Department, Prowers County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Lamar Fire Department. The Academy will begin on April 6, 2017. The training will give the citizens of Lamar a general understanding of […]

Nidey Back on Council, Pocket Park Plans Proceed

Nidey Back on Council, Pocket Park Plans Proceed

The Lamar City Council filled the vacancy created by the resignation of former councilmember, Felix Dias, during their March 13th meeting.  The council appointed former councilman, Keith Nidey Sr. for Dias who represented Ward lll, but who had to resign as he had moved out of boundary of his service area last year.  Nidey will […]

Traffic Stop?  Safety 'Rules of the Road' from Sheriff Zordel

Traffic Stop? Safety ‘Rules of the Road’ from Sheriff Zordel

The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office recently issued a medial release describing an event in which a young female driver was stopped on a highway in the county and pulled over and questioned by a man impersonating a lawman. Fortunately no harm came to the young woman, but this type of event occurs across the country […]

22 Percent of Coloradans Admit to Reading Messages While Driving

22 Percent of Coloradans Admit to Reading Messages While Driving

New CDOT Survey Reveals Other Dangerous Roadway Behaviors STATEWIDE — A new statewide driver survey finds that almost a quarter of Coloradans admit to reading a text, email or social post on their phones while driving. The survey also finds that nearly 40 percent of adult drinkers drove within two hours of drinking alcohol; and […]

Sheriff Warns of Officer Impersonation

Sheriff Warns of Officer Impersonation

  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a 19-year-old female party on March 2, 2017, of an incident on Hwy 287 north of Wiley on Sunday February 26, 2017 at around 2130 hours. The female said she believes she was contacted by somebody impersonating a police officer. The unknown male subject was […]

Lamar Council Continues to Remove 'Blight'/Unsafe Residences

Lamar Council Continues to Remove ‘Blight’/Unsafe Residences

In a continuing effort to alleviate blight in local neighborhoods, the Lamar City Council approved and adopted a resolution to condemn the property at 315 North 12th Street in Lamar during their regular meeting, Monday, February 27th.   The council was informed that efforts to have the property taken care of have failed with the owner […]

Main Street Renovation Underway

Main Street Renovation Underway

Motorists are keenly aware that Main Street road construction has commenced in Lamar. The long-anticipated and discussed renovation project got underway on two fronts; the railroad crossing dividing North and South Main Street and what is termed Phase I between Park and Oak Streets. A drainage line is being constructed underneath the railroad tracks and […]

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 Takes Steps for Infrastructure Upgrades/Repairs

Council Takes Steps for Infrastructure Upgrades/Repairs

Following the council’s Monday night work session on February 6th, members decided to award a bid for a pool liner resurfacing project to RenoSys Corporation. The cost of installation of a PVC membrane lining for the entire pool is $101,816 which is considerably less than the $350,000 estimate from the firm currently doing business with […]

Colorado Big Game Applications are Now Open, Available by Paper for Last Year

Colorado Big Game Applications are Now Open, Available by Paper for Last Year

Applications are now available for 2017 season big game, sheep and goat hunting licenses. Colorado Parks and Wildlife brochures for big game and sheep and goat are online and available in print at any CPW office or license vendor throughout the state. Apply online at CPW’s secure license application portal. This is the last year paper […]

Garden City Resident Dies in Bent County Crash

Garden City Resident Dies in Bent County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two- vehicle crash, which resulted in a single fatality. The crash occurred on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 1823 hours, on Colorado Highway 50 near milepost 406, in Bent County, Colorado.  A 2007 Toyota Camry was traveling westbound on Colorado Highway 50 approaching the rear of a […]