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Las Animas Homicide Suspect Arrested in Illinois

Las Animas Homicide Suspect Arrested in Illinois

    (January 23, 2018—CBI—Pueblo, CO)—*UPDATE* Robert Russell Inlow (DOB: 9/20/1973), wanted in connection with an alleged homicide in Las Animas, Colorado, was arrested by the US Marshals Service in Peoria, Illinois in the afternoon hours of  January 23, 2018. The circumstances surrounding the arrest are not available at this time; however, a nationwide bulletin had […]

COUNTY SHERIFFS OF COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

COUNTY SHERIFFS OF COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

  Sheriff Sam Zordel announced today that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Prowers County student this spring. CSOC established the scholarship program in 1978.  Since then, this effort has continued as a meaningful expression of the sheriffs’ confidence in and respect for […]

Granada Trustees Continue Landfill Discussions into New Year

Granada Trustees Continue Landfill Discussions into New Year

  The Granada Trustees voted to use Frontier Bank as a second institution in which to deposit a majority of the town’s funds. This is a similar action that other communities have adopted in light of changes in fees for certain accounts which maintain a high level of deposits. The Trustees will put together a […]

County Coroner Joe Giadone Provided County with Annual Report

County Coroner Joe Giadone Provided County with Annual Report

  Prowers County Coroner, Joe Giadone, provided the commissioners with his annual report on activities from his office during their January 9th meeting. Giadone noted there had been a slight decrease in calls to the coroner’s office comparing 2017 to 2016. “We had 98 coroner calls for this past year, compared to 108 in 2016 […]

Bieker Case Resolved in Prowers County District Court

Bieker Case Resolved in Prowers County District Court

  The cases involving People v. Skye Bieker (17CR119 and 17CR162) were held December 27th, 2017  for a plea and sentencing hearing in Prowers County, District Court. Case 17CR119 involving the alleged knife-point robbery of south Loaf N Jug in April 2017. Mr. Bieker pled guilty to Robbery, a class four felony, and Menacing, a class five […]

Drug Arrests for Two Lamar Residents

Drug Arrests for Two Lamar Residents

The Drug Task Force comprised of the Prowers, Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Baca Counties Sheriffs Offices filed charges on James Douglas Rose, 50, of Lamar, CO. After an investigation resulted in a search warrant of his residence on 12-14-2017. The search warrant revealed suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, and other items of evidence. Rose was charged with the […]

PATS OFFERS FREE RIDES FOR NEW YEARS EVE

PATS OFFERS FREE RIDES FOR NEW YEARS EVE

      PROWERS AREA TRANSIT WILL BE CONTINUING THE TRADITION OF PROVIDING TRANSIT SERVICES DURING THE NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS.  THE TRANSIT SERVICE WILL START AT 7:00 P.M. ON DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND RUN TO 2:00 A.M. ON JANUARY 1, 2018.  IF YOU HAVE A LARGE GROUP THAT YOU WILL BE WANTING TRANSIT SERVICE […]

Local Drug Arrest Cases Listed for Past Year

Local Drug Arrest Cases Listed for Past Year

Joshua Vogel, District Attorney for the 15th Judicial District, released information related to drug arrests and sentencing for various convictions over the past 12 months:   12/21/16 Ignacio Quinones 16CR199 *pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) (DF3) *sentenced to 30 months in prison with 1 year of parole   […]

Sentencing Ordered in JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding Hay Theft

Sentencing Ordered in JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding Hay Theft

Press Release from Joshua Vogel, District Attorney, 15 Judicial District On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Douglas Morris pled guilty to Theft, a class four felony, for his criminal conduct occurring between October 19, 2015 and December 31, 2015 for allegedly having stolen, sold and kept sums of money for illegally selling hay from his company of […]

Update and Cause of Trailer Fire

Update and Cause of Trailer Fire

An investigation by the Lamar Fire and Lamar Police Departments determined that the trailer fire at 704 West Logan Street on Monday, December 18th was due to several factors related to an overheated laptop computer, charging cord and the placement of the laptop on a bed. The investigation showed a laptop computer in the rear […]

Arrests Stem from On-Going Drug Investigation

Arrests Stem from On-Going Drug Investigation

  As a result of the ongoing investigation from the previous search warrants that were executed by Lamar Police Department on Saturday, December 2, 2017, officers obtained an arrest warrant for Gayla Deen, 48, of Lamar, for the Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Officers also obtained arrest warrants for Christopher Lohse, 47, of Lamar, […]

Trailer Fire Under Investigation

Trailer Fire Under Investigation

    Lamar Fire Chief, Jeremy Burkhart, told The Prowers Journal, the cause of Monday’s trailer house fire is still under investigation, “We’re meeting with the Lamar Police Department to determine the cause of yesterday’s fire,” he explained, adding that the fire developed in the back bedroom of the trailer. There were no injuries in […]

Restaurant Crash and Truck Rollover...Traffic Accidents for Lamar

Restaurant Crash and Truck Rollover…Traffic Accidents for Lamar

    Two traffic accidents came to note in Lamar since this past Saturday, December 16th.  Saturday around 1pm, a vehicle, jumped the curb on the south side of the parking lot of Thai Spicy Basil at 10 South Main in Lamar and went east through the front window, into the dining area.  Fortunately no […]

Department of Public Safety Director Appoints Matthew Packard as Chief of Colorado State Patrol

Department of Public Safety Director Appoints Matthew Packard as Chief of Colorado State Patrol

(LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Dec. 14, 2017) Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) Executive Director Stan Hilkey has appointed Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Packard as Chief of the Colorado State Patrol, effective Dec. 19, 2017. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will swear in the new chief during a Changing of the Chief ceremony on the Capitol steps at […]

Concerns Continue Over Fate of Granada Landfill

Concerns Continue Over Fate of Granada Landfill

    The Granada Trustees are hoping some new information on the potential closing of the town’s landfill will come to light during another region-wide meeting set for January at the Prowers County Courthouse. Mayor Glenn Otto told the Trustees during their December 13th meeting, he was contacted by a representative from the Colorado Department […]