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LPD, Sheriff and CSP Conducts Drug Arrest

LPD, Sheriff and CSP Conducts Drug Arrest

  On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, acting on information gathered during ongoing narcotics investigations conducted by the Lamar Police Department, officers were able to secure multiple search warrants for residences within the City of Lamar in regards to suspected narcotics trafficking. Lamar Police Officers, acting in concert with the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado […]

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Underway in Rural Colorado

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Underway in Rural Colorado

    STATEWIDE — Starting July 16, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state will conduct a seven-day high-visibility Click It or Ticket enforcement period targeting rural areas of Colorado. These areas tend to have the lowest seat belt use rates in the state. […]

Summer Celebrations End Early for 337 Impaired Drivers

Summer Celebrations End Early for 337 Impaired Drivers

  Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Shows Decrease in Driver Arrests STATEWIDE — Instead of fireworks, 337 impaired drivers watched the red, white and blue flashing lights of a patrol vehicle this past Fourth of July holiday. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies teamed up to […]

Trooper Tips -- “The Colorado Driver Handbook”

Trooper Tips — “The Colorado Driver Handbook”

    When new drivers are taught how to drive, they are given a book to study entitled the Colorado Driver Handbook which contains the driving laws in Colorado. This 38 pages of golden rules of the roadway is essential for new drivers on how to drive safely.  Over the years, I believe sometimes drivers […]

Prowers County Fire Ban in Effect

Prowers County Fire Ban in Effect

  MEDIA RELEASE To the Citizens and Visitors of Prowers County, Based upon current environmental conditions, the perceived fire threat and the fires we have already experienced in the areas of Prowers County, the Sheriff as Fire Warden, the County Commissioners and the Rural Fire Chief have agreed to place Prowers County in a Fire […]

Drug Deals Get 12 Year Sentence

Drug Deals Get 12 Year Sentence

  On May 30, 2018, James Doug Rose pled guilty in Prowers County, District Court case 2017CR238 to Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), a class two drug felony, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), a class two drug felony, and six separate counts of Possession of a Weapon by a Previous […]

Las Animas Residents Injured in Hwy 50, Two Car Crash

Las Animas Residents Injured in Hwy 50, Two Car Crash

The Colorado State Patrol, The Otero County Sheriff’s Office and the La Junta Emergency Medical Services responded to a two car crash at the intersection of Otero County Road 18 and U.S. Highway 50 on May 24, 2018 at approximately 7:40PM. A 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350 SUV being driven by 24 year old Haoru Wang of […]

CSP Rolls Out on Highways for Harvest Season 2018

CSP Rolls Out on Highways for Harvest Season 2018

    The Colorado State Patrol’s Lamar Port of Entry invites you to join in for Harvest Time. During the week of May 28-31, the CSP will be in Kiowa, Prowers and Baca Counties to ensure safety and compliance during harvest season. The CSP will be in Kiowa County at milepost 193 on Highway 96 […]

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 […]

Slatton-McCoy Awarded County Sheriffs Scholarship for Prowers County

Slatton-McCoy Awarded County Sheriffs Scholarship for Prowers County

    Prowers County Sheriff Sam Zordel, is pleased to announce that Mayrene Slatton-McCoy is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Prowers County.  CSOC, Colorado’s state sheriffs’ association, offered a total of 31 awards of $500.00 each this year to deserving high school and college students in Colorado […]

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 […]

Police Note Meth & Drug Arrests for Granada and Lamar Residents

Police Note Meth & Drug Arrests for Granada and Lamar Residents

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, officers of the Lamar Police Department contacted Alexandro Morales, 23 of Granada, in an alleyway behind the 500 block of North Main Street. Mr. Morales was found to have an active felony warrant out of Prowers County for failure to comply on an original charge of attempted first degree murder.  […]

City Clean-Up into Day Two

City Clean-Up into Day Two

    There’s a lot of junk and unused items out there, so much so, that the City of Lamar work crews started their Monday with the second round of refuse round-up. Volunteers and city workers spent most of this past Saturday, April 28th from 7am to 4pm collecting mounds of trash, tree limbs, debris, […]

Two Injured in Two Vehicle Crash in Prowers County

Two Injured in Two Vehicle Crash in Prowers County

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving serious bodily injury that occurred on Highway 196 and Prowers County Road NN, approximately 5 miles north of Lamar, CO. A 2014 Toyota Camry, driven by a minor, age 17, of Wiley, Colorado, was northbound on Highway 196 at mile post 15. A […]