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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 […]

Rodriguez, New City Council Member

Rodriguez, New City Council Member

  Rafael Rodriguez became the newest Lamar City Councilman, following his oath of office administered by Judge Lane Porter during the December 11th council meeting. Rodriguez was appointed by the council to fill the vacancy created by departing councilman Keith Nidey, who declined to run for another term.    Rodriguez will hold the term for four years, […]

Holly Approves Sheriff Contract, Various Resolutions

Holly Approves Sheriff Contract, Various Resolutions

  The Holly Trustees voted to accept the 2018 Prowers County Sheriff’s annual contract for law enforcement services for the town. The price, $58,000, is unchanged from the previous year.  A decision to renew was needed before the end of year to enable the Trustees to work on the 2018 town budget.  During a previous […]

Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

    Prowers County Commissioners, Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Tom Grasmick offered some welcome news at the monthly Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting held December 5th at the Granada City Complex.  Buxton-Andrade said that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, CDPHE, in the face of a unanimous presentation from Colorado County Commissioners, has decided to […]

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 […]

South Central and Southeast Colorado 2017 Summer and Early Fall Climate Summary

South Central and Southeast Colorado 2017 Summer and Early Fall Climate Summary

  After a wet spring of 2017, the first month of “Meteorological Summer” warmed up and dried out across south central and southeast Colorado. While some portions of Eastern Colorado saw spotty amounts of above normal precipitation through the month of June, along with bouts of severe weather, most of south central and southeast Colorado […]

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 […]

Revenues Up as Light Plant Nears Year’s End

Revenues Up as Light Plant Nears Year’s End

    With only one meeting left on the 2017 calendar for the Lamar Light Plant, Superintendent Houssin Hourieh provided October’s financial report for board members this past Tuesday, November 28th. Total operating revenue for the month is $1,255,487 with operating costs at $848,143 resulting in gross operating income of $407,345. When the non-operating revenues […]

HOPE Center Receives Good News for Bicycle Plans

HOPE Center Receives Good News for Bicycle Plans

    Members of the HOPE Coalition held their final meeting of the year at the Lincoln School for an update on student activities and developing plans for increased bicycling opportunities in the community. Coalition member, Byron Long, circulated an informational email to members recently, detailing donations from QBP Bikes and Park Tools. He said […]

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 […]

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 […]

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

A series of outdoor related projects are expected to move forward once the grants have been finalized, according to Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Department Director. Akers briefed the Lamar City Council Monday, November 13th on the status of the Lamar Loop and the GoCO Inspire grant which will help fund three different projects […]