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Two Arrested in Lamar Drug Bust

Two Arrested in Lamar Drug Bust

On Monday, October 2, 2017, members of the Lamar Police Department, Prowers County Sheriff’s Office, and Colorado State Parole served a search warrant in the 900 block of South 7th Street in Lamar.  Items used in the distribution of illegal narcotics were located along with methamphetamine. Robert Lucas Howell, 28 of Lamar, and Kayla Guerra […]

Alvarez Faces Additional Charges

Alvarez Faces Additional Charges

On Friday, September 29, 2017, at approximately 1400 hours (2pm), the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose Santos Alvarez, 36 of Lamar, CO. on a new warrant for C.R.S. 18-18-405(1), (2)(B)(I)(B) Distribution of a Controlled Substance, a Drug Felony 2 and C.R.S. 18-18-403.5(1), (2)(A) Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Drug Felony 4. The warrant […]

KVAY Hosting Broadcast on Local Drug Issues

KVAY Hosting Broadcast on Local Drug Issues

LAMAR, CO—The Centers for Disease Control are calling substance abuse a national epidemic. As much as many people don’t want to think about it, Southeast Colorado is dealing with this issue like the rest of the nation. It is necessary to identify problems and talk about the solutions to substance abuse.   KVAY hopes to […]

Counties Are Looking for Solutions to Landfill Issues

Counties Are Looking for Solutions to Landfill Issues

A host of representatives turned out Tuesday, September 26th, for an open session on the impact state mandated regulations are having on small town landfill operations in southeast Colorado. The Prowers County Commissioners hosted the meeting at the county courthouse which was attended by State Senator Larry Crowder and representatives from Pritchett, Springfield, Walsh, Holly, […]

Council Approves Funds to Fix Community Building Bleachers

Council Approves Funds to Fix Community Building Bleachers

  The Lamar City Council quickly wrapped up business for September during its meeting this past Monday, September 25th. The drive motors which operate the bleachers at the Lamar Community Building will be replaced at a cost of $15,000. The funds will be taken from the savings the city realized this past summer from the […]

LCC Hosts Annual Career and College Day

LCC Hosts Annual Career and College Day

    Some students already have their career plans laid out and selected during a point in their college years, and others want to explore their options in the ever-expanding fields open to them. Lamar Community College offers all students information on how to pursue their goals with an annual Career Day, attended by a […]

Arrest Affidavit for Todd Cope, Next Court Date is October 5

Arrest Affidavit for Todd Cope, Next Court Date is October 5

  Court records show the Colorado Bureau of Investigation received a call from 15th Judicial District Attorney, Josh Vogel on September 7, 2017 requesting investigation assistance.  A probation client had reported his probation officer, Todd Cope, threatened to revoke his probation unless he brought cash and drugs.  The client stated he had brought Mr. Cope […]

Brew Unto Others to Host Coffee with a Cop on Oct 4

Brew Unto Others to Host Coffee with a Cop on Oct 4

  Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues Brew Unto Others—On Oct 4, officers from Lamar PD, CO State Patrol, and Prowers County Sherriff as well as community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to […]

La Junta - Wiley Residents Injured in Highway Crash

La Junta – Wiley Residents Injured in Highway Crash

The Colorado State Patrol, the Otero County Sheriff’s Office and the La Junta Emergency Medical Services responded to a two-car injury crash on the 28000 block of westbound Otero County Road 809 on Tuesday, September 12th 2017 at approximately 6:42 pm. A 1993 Dodge 3500 pickup being driven by Paul Gonzales of La Junta, Colorado […]

Dangerous Power Thefts Noted by Lamar Utility Board

Dangerous Power Thefts Noted by Lamar Utility Board

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the utility board members of two instances of power theft during their September 12th meeting.  The Lamar Police Department noted the instances in their recent daily report: 9/11/2017 12:00:00 AM  10:29     1704782                SANGER, STEVE                Officer took a report of parties using stolen electricity in the 100 block […]

Labor Day DUI Arrests Are Up Over 2016

Labor Day DUI Arrests Are Up Over 2016

1184 Drivers Cited for DUI During Labor Day Enforcement Fall Festivals Enforcement Begins Sept. 15   STATEWIDE — Law enforcement agencies across the state cited 1184 impaired drivers during the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) The Heat Is On Labor Day DUI enforcement period, which ran from Aug. 18 through Sept. 5. This number represents […]

Police Chief Offers Crime Trends for City Council

Police Chief Offers Crime Trends for City Council

Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller, distributed some annual crime statistics for the city council during their meeting, Monday, September 11th.  Administrator, John Sutherland, explained that the figures, taken as a group, might lead to some insights or provoke some thoughts about local crime issues. Miller explained, “The figures run from 1999 to 2017 from January […]

DoLA Funding Future LPI Conference Expenses

DoLA Funding Future LPI Conference Expenses

Lamar Partnership Incorporated and the City of Lamar accepted $3,000 in scholarship funds from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.  The Lamar City Council voted to accept the grant during its September 11th meeting.  The money covers the costs incurred for the Main Street Now 2018 annual conference and Main Street Summit which will be […]

Drug Arrest Charges Filed Against Cope

Drug Arrest Charges Filed Against Cope

  Following an investigation by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Todd Cope, 35, of Lamar, Colorado was arrested this past Friday, September 8th. The arrest charges against Cope include: allegations of bribery, a Class 3 felony; possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a Class 3 drug felony; possession of a controlled […]

Lamar’s Swimming Pool Suit Settled

Lamar’s Swimming Pool Suit Settled

    The Lamar City Council held a special session to vote on a resolution to settle a lawsuit case against Woodmont Builders, Inc., d/b/a Western Pacific Coatings, Inc. City Clerk, Linda Williams said the council approved a resolution during their September 5th session in which the pool company would pay $32,892 to the city […]