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Four Arrested on Drug Charges

Four Arrested on Drug Charges

On Saturday, December 02, 2017 officers of the Lamar Police Department executed search warrants in the 800 block of South 9th Street, 1800 block of South 8th Street, and 800 block of Yucca Drive. Officers recovered quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, U.S. Currency and other items related to the distribution of illegal narcotics. Officers arrested […]

State Breathalyzer Program Highlights Personal Use Devices

State Breathalyzer Program Highlights Personal Use Devices

    STATEWIDE — In the six weeks prior to receiving their smartphone breathalyzers, 28 percent of the first-time DUI offenders in the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) 2017 Breathalyzer Program indicated they may have driven a vehicle impaired. Since receiving the breathalyzers, only 9 percent think they drove impaired. This is just one of […]

Good Turnout for Toys for Tots Donations at Local Warmart Stores

Good Turnout for Toys for Tots Donations at Local Warmart Stores

    The Colorado State Patrol held its 5th Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack the Patrol Car on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar. For the 5th year, the CSP Patrol Cars were parked before the main entrance to the store in […]

Zordel to Seek Re-election as Prowers County Sheriff

Zordel to Seek Re-election as Prowers County Sheriff

It has been a great pleasure serving as the Sheriff of Prowers County over the last three years. I have made progress with my goals for the Sheriff’s Office, and with the services we provide our communities. This job hasn’t always been the easiest, but it has been the most rewarding, being able to interact […]

EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1

EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1

MEDIA RELEASE EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1. Regulating Personal Growing, Cultivation and Processing of Marijuana   On November 5, 2012, by majority vote, the citizens of Colorado voted to amend the Colorado Constitution to allow for statewide personal growing, cultivation and use of marijuana by individuals 21 years old or older. This became […]

CSP Heat is on Thanksgiving Schedule

CSP Heat is on Thanksgiving Schedule

    10-Day Enforcement Stretch Begins Friday STATEWIDE — As Thanksgiving motorists flock to Colorado roads to celebrate with friends and family, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies will ramp up DUI enforcement efforts to keep Colorado roads safe from impaired drivers. Starting Friday, Nov. 17 […]

High Speed Chase Ends at PMC Parking Lot, Hospital Safely on Temporary Lockdown

High Speed Chase Ends at PMC Parking Lot, Hospital Safely on Temporary Lockdown

  Early this morning (Thursday, November 16, 2017) the Colorado State Patrol was in pursuit of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed south of Lamar.  As they approached the city limits of Lamar, the vehicle slowed down and they called off the pursuit.  Local Law Enforcement then “picked up” the vehicle and […]

Community Corrections Facility on Contract Deadline

Community Corrections Facility on Contract Deadline

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved a fourth amendment deadline for the contract to purchase property intended to be used for a community corrections facility on East Maple Street in Lamar. The final extended closing date is December 15th, 2017. Prowers County and Douglas Carrigan agreed to a contract in July, 2016 for the […]

New Marijuana Ordinance Approved for Prowers County

New Marijuana Ordinance Approved for Prowers County

The Prowers County Commissioners approved an ordinance regulating the personal growing, cultivation and procession of marijuana within the county limits during their meeting, November 14th , 2017.  Ordinance 2017-1 states that there can be no more than 12 plants grown at one specific residence within the county.  They must be cultivated or processed at a […]

Oaths of Office for Stagner, Riley on Lamar City Council

Oaths of Office for Stagner, Riley on Lamar City Council

    The new City Council for 2018 was called to order with Mayor Roger Stagner and Councilman Oscar Riley taking their oath of office from Judge Lane Porter following the November General Election. The election of a Mayor-Pro-Tem was also held with Kirk Crespin voted to that position for another term. Several house-keeping procedures […]

LPD and District Attorney Vogel Discuss Law Enforcement at Council Work Session

LPD and District Attorney Vogel Discuss Law Enforcement at Council Work Session

Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller and District Attorney, Josh Vogel, discussed their working relationship and the latest crime statistics for the Lamar City Council during a November 6th work session. The council also discussed a proposal for an expanded Lamar Animal Shelter. Chief Miller provided crime related statistics for the 3rd quarter of the year, […]

CDOT Urging Drivers to Prepare for winter

CDOT Urging Drivers to Prepare for winter

  DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is gearing up to battle adverse conditions this winter and encouraging drivers to do the same. “Just as we get ready for the winter months ahead, we’re recommending that drivers do the same, such as ensuring their vehicle is properly winterized, including making sure that they […]

LPD and National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

LPD and National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10am to 2pm The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The program is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program is to ensure prescription […]

Police Seize Pound of Pot, Make Local Arrest

Police Seize Pound of Pot, Make Local Arrest

  On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 officers from the Lamar Police Department contacted Pedro Navarrette, 52, of Lamar in the 800 block of South 9th Street for an active felony arrest warrant from the Colorado Department of Corrections. During the contact officers located more than a pound of marijuana in Mr. Navarrette’s possession.  Mr. Navarrette […]

9/11 Tribute Committee Presents Certificate, Updates Progress on Memorial

9/11 Tribute Committee Presents Certificate, Updates Progress on Memorial

    Doug Harbour of the 9/11 Tri State Tribute and Memorial Committee, presented a certificate of appreciation to Kirk Powers, Prowers County Building Maintenance Supervisor and his crew, as a way of thanking them for their efforts during the annual Tribute event at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Harbour said the county staff never missed […]