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(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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

PMC Focuses on Physician Recruitment for 2018

PMC Focuses on Physician Recruitment for 2018

  The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors has always focused on gaining additional physicians and according to Chief Executive Officer, Craig Loveless, the board is looking into a new physician recruitment strategy that will benefit the local community. “We’ve decided to shift the focus on the way we’re recruiting and we plan to attend […]

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 […]