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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 […]

City Discusses Pro-Active Ideas to Deal with Homelessness

City Discusses Pro-Active Ideas to Deal with Homelessness

  The Lamar City Council discussed several issues for consideration during a February 6th work session this past Monday.  The council heard an update on the legalities pertaining to homelessness from Police Chief Kyle Miller who reviewed general crime statistics for the city since 1999 and the number of citations which have been served.  He […]

Lamar Animal Shelter Provides More Fresh Air/Sunshine

Lamar Animal Shelter Provides More Fresh Air/Sunshine

A recent outdoor expansion project at the Lamar Animal Shelter now allows more dogs to get some fresh air, sunshine and exercise on a daily basis. Stephanie Strube, currently interim assistant to the City Administrator, will be the new director at the shelter in a couple of weeks and provided a tour of the new […]

Baca County Fatality in Two Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

Baca County Fatality in Two Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash, which resulted in a single fatality.  The crash occurred Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 5:10 PM, on Colorado Highway 160 approximately two-miles west of Springfield, Colorado, in Baca County. A 1993 International Flatbed Truck driven by Adrian Bloomfield, 54, of Springfield, Colorado was traveling eastbound […]

LPD Make Drug Arrest

LPD Make Drug Arrest

January 27, 2017 MEDIA RELEASE On Thursday, January 26, 2017, officers from the Lamar Police Department contacted a vehicle in the 200 block Mullen Street in Lamar.  Officers arrested Sammy Davis Jr., 43 years old, of Lamar for driving with a suspended license. While executing a search warrant, officers located approximately 20.8 grams of methamphetamine […]

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 […]

Prowers County Emergency Telephone Authority Equipped to Receive Text 911 Messages

Prowers County Emergency Telephone Authority Equipped to Receive Text 911 Messages

The Prowers County Emergency Telephone Authority is pleased to announce the ability to send a text message to 9-1-1 as an integrated service to our 9-1-1 network and 9-1-1 equipment. Thorough testing has been conducted and Text to 9-1-1 is live, for the public in Prowers County. Texting to 9-1-1 provides accessibility to the hearing […]

Proof of Ownership Required after Jan. 1 to Register Boats, OHVs, Snowmobiles with State

Proof of Ownership Required after Jan. 1 to Register Boats, OHVs, Snowmobiles with State

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds resident owners of boats, OHVs and snowmobiles that after Jan. 1 they must provide proof of ownership before they can register their vehicles. Providing proof of ownership is a new regulation enacted by the Colorado State Legislature. The purpose of the regulation is to assure that stolen vehicles […]