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Methamphetamine Drug Arrest for Lamar Resident

Methamphetamine Drug Arrest for Lamar Resident

The Drug Task Force comprised of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices recently made an arrest after an investigation in the distribution of illegal drugs. On Friday, 4-13-2018, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jacob Martinez, 39, of Lamar, Colorado for a warrant with the charges of: Unlawful Distribution or Sale of Methamphetamine, […]

CSP Seeking Info on Rocky Ford Vehicle Involved in Fire Truck Crash

CSP Seeking Info on Rocky Ford Vehicle Involved in Fire Truck Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a crash involving a Rocky Ford Rural Fire District Brush truck that was responding to a structure fire in the city of Rocky Ford on Tuesday, April 17th. The fire truck was northbound on Highway 71 approaching Otero County Road CC when it swerved to avoid an […]

Local Search Warrants Lead to Arrest

Local Search Warrants Lead to Arrest

  On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, officers of the Lamar Police Department executed two search warrants in the 700 block of South Mullen Street. Officers contacted Malina Jur, 36 of Lamar, in the residence.  Ms. Jur was found to have an active misdemeanor warrant out of Prowers County for failure to comply. Ms. Jur was […]

Local Law Enforcement Prepares for ‘Active Shooter’ Response

Local Law Enforcement Prepares for ‘Active Shooter’ Response

  “Prepare for the worst, hope for the best”, is a fair summation for the Active Shooter Training program being practiced by the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office. Estimates of school shootings in the U.S. for 2018 are at least above a dozen with the most recent being two wounded and the shooter dead in Maryland […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Underway in Rural Colorado

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Underway in Rural Colorado

  1,306 people cited during last year’s enforcement period STATEWIDE —According to a 2017 study by the Colorado Department of Transportation, the five counties with the lowest seat belt use in Colorado were all rural: La Plata (74 percent), Montezuma (74.4 percent), Cheyenne (75.2 percent) and Mesa (75.5 percent). To encourage drivers in rural regions […]

CSP Investigating Hwy 50 Single Vehicle Crash

CSP Investigating Hwy 50 Single Vehicle Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a single vehicle crash Monday, March 12th at approximately 5:31pm involving serious bodily injury that occurred on Colorado 50 at Mile Post 428, approximately six miles west of Lamar. A 1999 Ford F350, driven by Omar Ayala, age 24, of Wiley, Colorado, was westbound on Colorado 50 […]

Las Animas Youth Dies in Vehicle Accident

Las Animas Youth Dies in Vehicle Accident

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on Bent County Road 12 .1 miles north of JJ road on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at approximately 2130 hours (9:30pm). The crash is approximately 2 miles north east of Las Animas, Colorado. 16 year-old Cutter Nicholas of Las Animas CO was northbound on […]

Two Vehicle Accident at 6th and Hickory

Two Vehicle Accident at 6th and Hickory

    Lamar Police and Lamar Fire, Ambulance and EMS responded to a two vehicle accident that occurred shortly before 8am on Thursday, March 1st, at the intersection of 6th and Hickory Streets, due north of the railroad crossing in Lamar. While details are not available at this time, EMS responders appeared to be transferring […]

Lamar Council Approves EMS Funding, Animal Shelter Funds

Lamar Council Approves EMS Funding, Animal Shelter Funds

Eric Depperschmidt, Executive Director of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, provided a recap of the recent annual meeting, similar to those he has offered to the Granada and Holly town councils.  Both of those reports were detailed in earlier articles in The Prowers Journal.  Depperschmidt said the PEP offices are now in the administration building of […]

(UPDATE) Two Lamar Residents Face Sentencing for Drug Offenses

(UPDATE) Two Lamar Residents Face Sentencing for Drug Offenses

  District Attorney, Joshua Vogel, of the 15th Judicial District,  informed The Prowers Journal on February 27th, that Rene Guerra was sentenced to eight years in the Department of Corrections and Paula Walker did receive a sentence of 71 months in the State Department of Corrections.   Information provided by Joshua Vogel, District Attorney for […]

Downtown Parking is Still Available, with Some Help

Downtown Parking is Still Available, with Some Help

    The core commercial area for downtown Lamar along South Main Street, between Oak and Beech is now impacted by the road and water main construction performed by American Civil Constructors. Now that their first phase of road work between Park and Oak has been completed, they’ve moved on to the second phase which […]

Lamar City Council Briefed on Summer Car/Music Event for Downtown

Lamar City Council Briefed on Summer Car/Music Event for Downtown

  August 17-18 has been selected to showcase Prowers Partners for Progress ‘DCCE’, Downtown Custom and Classic Expo, a car show what will be held in Lamar. Originators, Chris Duffy and Trevor La Cost briefed the council on what the show will offer.  Their website reads, “The DCCE is a large outdoor car show and […]

15th Judicial District Community Corrections Board has Open Position

15th Judicial District Community Corrections Board has Open Position

MEDIA RELEASE The 15th Judicial District Community Corrections board is accepting applications from persons who are residents of the 15th Judicial District that includes Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Prowers Counties. There are four (4) openings on the board to be filled by one citizen from each of the aforementioned counties. A citizen member term is […]

Lamar Police Arrest Two on 2nd Degree Kidnapping & Aggravated Robbery

Lamar Police Arrest Two on 2nd Degree Kidnapping & Aggravated Robbery

  On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, officers of the Lamar Police Department observed Devanta Kemp and Jerriesh Nelson inside of a business in the 100 block of East Beech Street. Officers knew from previous contacts with the Denver Police Department both parties had active arrest warrants. Both parties were arrested without incident on the outstanding […]

Lamar Street Projects and Crime Trends Discussed at Council Work Session

Lamar Street Projects and Crime Trends Discussed at Council Work Session

    The Lamar City Council received a two-fold briefing from Pat Mason, Public Works Director and Lamar Police Chief Kyle Miller during an information-oriented work session this past Monday, February 5th. Mason gave an update on street improvement projects over the past five years, made available through the council’s budget for street, curb and […]