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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 […]

Lamar Police Plan to Adjust Number of Employees, Alter Salary Structure

Lamar Police Plan to Adjust Number of Employees, Alter Salary Structure

Noting the employee turnover among Lamar Police Department officers, Chief Kyle Miller presented plans to the Lamar City Council, to reduce the department by two employees, a detective and a street officer. The move is being made to help distribute those salaries among current officers and to curb the number of officers who leave the […]

Pike Tower Vandalism

Pike Tower Vandalism

Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner brought to the Lamar City Council’s attention, a recent act of vandalism that was done to the Pike’s Tower at the south end of Willow Creek Park. His remarks were made during the Lamar City Council’s meeting on Monday, July 24th. Stagner noted that someone or some persons had knocked over and […]

Free Food, Entertainment, Ice Cream, Movie and a Swim

Free Food, Entertainment, Ice Cream, Movie and a Swim

National Night Out and the traditional Lamar Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Social will be held on the east side of Willow Creek Park between the kiva and the playground on Tuesday, August 1st. Lamar Police Officer, Cory Forgue has been working to compile a number of events for family fun for that night including […]

Las Animas Resident Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

Las Animas Resident Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a single vehicle traffic crash that occurred on July 23, 2017 at approximately 11:30 AM and was discovered on July 24, 2017 at approximately 11:49 AM. The crash occurred on Highway 350 at milepost 70.5 in Otero County. A yellow 2014 Kia Soul was northbound on Hwy […]

Lamar Council Approves Mission Villanueva Expansion

Lamar Council Approves Mission Villanueva Expansion

    The Lamar City Council, Monday, July 24th, approved a request from Roberta Macias, owner of the Mission Villanueva Restaurant for a modification of licenses premises application. Macias intends to build an outdoor patio at her restaurant at 300 Savage Avenue, which would allow alcohol to be served to patrons taking their meal outside. […]

Lamar Police Announce: Arrest Made in April Robbery

Lamar Police Announce: Arrest Made in April Robbery

On Monday, April 24, 2017 at approximately 3:00 AM a robbery was reported in the 1100 block of South Main Street, Lamar, CO. Officers responded, but were unable to apprehend the subject at the time. After an extensive investigation detectives of the Lamar Police Department, with assistance from the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, were […]

Time for Repairs or Find Somewhere Else to Park

Time for Repairs or Find Somewhere Else to Park

Listing of Abandoned Vehicle Notifications from Lamar Police Department Report on July 19, 2017: 7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  11:33     1703519                REAMY, COREY-                Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 600 block of South 2nd Street. 7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  11:44     1703520                REAMY, COREY-                Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 300 East Pearl […]

Full Agenda for Holly Trustees, Administrator Search Discussed

Full Agenda for Holly Trustees, Administrator Search Discussed

  The Holly Trustees decided to form a committee to research potential candidates for the vacant town Administrator position. Trustee Jacob Holdren recommended the committee in light of the approaching 2018 budget and said that reviewing potential candidates did not commit the town to hiring one.  Holdren stated an administrator can devote his full-time position […]

CDOT Breathalyzer Program to Focus on DUI Offenders

CDOT Breathalyzer Program to Focus on DUI Offenders

July 18, 2017 – Statewide – First-Time DUI Offenders Being Recruited to Use Smartphone Breathalyzers STATEWIDE — Approximately one-third of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) convictions nationwide involve someone with a prior DUI arrest, and the rate of DUI recidivism is higher in Colorado. In 2016, of the more than 21,000 DUI filings made in Colorado, 40 […]

Final Public Hearing on Pilot/Flying J Truck Stop Set for July 24

Final Public Hearing on Pilot/Flying J Truck Stop Set for July 24

  Less land than anticipated will be required to construct the proposed Pilot/Flying J truckstop on North Main Street in Lamar. The developer determined they didn’t need all the property owned by T.L. Tucker for their project and agreed to purchase less than previously intended.  A public hearing on the change has been set by […]

Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Begins Today

Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Begins Today

435 Impaired Drivers Blitzed During Summer DUI Enforcement STATEWIDE — While families and friends celebrate America’s independence with food, drinks and festive activities, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 98 local law enforcement agencies will collaborate to ensure roads are clear from impaired drivers. Law enforcement will increase vigilance for […]

Celebrate Independence Day at CPW Parks, but Leave the Fireworks at Home

Celebrate Independence Day at CPW Parks, but Leave the Fireworks at Home

DENVER, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites everyone to come out to their favorite state park to celebrate the Independence Day holiday, but it reminds folks to leave their fireworks at home. It’s a violation of state law to possess or discharge fireworks in any park, outdoor recreation area or on state waters. Fireworks […]