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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 […]

On-Going Project: Bonfils Blood Drive

On-Going Project: Bonfils Blood Drive

    “We are expecting 91 donors today,” said Karen Ketcham who was greeting and directing blood donors as they came through the door to the Lamar Christian Church this past Tuesday, October 17th. The church has been the headquarters of the Bonfils blood drive for several years and Ketcham said her business, Core Financial, […]

National Bike Representative Visits HOPE Center, Lamar

National Bike Representative Visits HOPE Center, Lamar

    Members of the HOPE Coalition at the Lincoln School in Lamar received an update on the mission of Gary Sjoquist, Advocacy Director for Quality Bicycle Products. He was a guest of board member, Byron Hall at the Coalition’s monthly meeting.  “I’m going to assist in the design placement of the bike shop and […]

Granada Trustees Rescind Landfill Closing Vote, Appoint Hernandez to Board

Granada Trustees Rescind Landfill Closing Vote, Appoint Hernandez to Board

    The Granada Trustees voted to rescind the decision they made on September 27th, to close the town landfill.  The new vote was taken during their October 11th monthly meeting after they had received an update from the Prowers County Commissioners who attended the Wednesday meeting. The Trustees, as well as the Commissioners and […]

One Injured in Prowers County Crash, CSP Investigating

One Injured in Prowers County Crash, CSP Investigating

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a serious injury one vehicle crash that occurred on 10/10/17, at approximately 4:05 PM on Prowers County Road 196 near mile marker 27 which is between Lamar and Bristol. A 1998 Chevrolet S10 pickup driven by a 15 year old male was traveling westbound on Prowers Road 196 when […]

Drug Talk on Effects of Marijuana

Drug Talk on Effects of Marijuana

    How much do you know about the medical impact of marijuana? How well can you separate fact from fiction on the impact legalized marijuana could have on a community?  These and other questions were addressed recently at a recent public meeting at the HOPE Center on North 10th Street, sponsored by the Lamar Elks […]

Repairs and Upgrades Planned for County Properties

Repairs and Upgrades Planned for County Properties

  Several repair projects were discussed by the Prowers County Commissioners with Kirk Powers, Building Maintenance Supervisor, during their morning work session on Tuesday, October 10th.  The County Annex at South Main and East Cedar Streets will have a new roof before the middle of the month.  Powers said, “The demo crew is now on […]

Lamar City Council Approves Ordinance for 2018 Budget

Lamar City Council Approves Ordinance for 2018 Budget

  The Lamar City Council, approved on first reading, the ordinance providing for the appropriations of expenditures and revenues for fiscal year, 2018. That action followed a hearing for public comment on the proposed budget. Thirteen areas of finance are considered in the annual budget, ranging from the General Fund which is set at $8,345,031 […]

Groundbreaking for High Plains Pediatric Clinic

Groundbreaking for High Plains Pediatric Clinic

  Expansion work is underway at the High Plains Community Health Center Pediatric Clinic. The construction, to add 2,000 square feet to the building south of the main clinic on Kendall Avenue, will take six months and cost $1M, according to High Plains Executive Director, Eric Niemeyer.   “The adjacent dental clinic will also be expanded […]

CSP Investigating Bent County Highway Fatality

CSP Investigating Bent County Highway Fatality

The Colorado State Patrol investigated a two vehicle crash involving one fatal injury, which occurred on Bent County Road 32 and Bent County Road NN, approximately three miles north of McClave, CO. On Sunday morning, October 8, 2017 at approximately 6:25am, a 1991 Ford Ranger was traveling northbound on Bent County Road 32. A 2015 Chevrolet […]

Holly Trustees Delay Action on Landfill

Holly Trustees Delay Action on Landfill

    The Holly Board of Trustees had sufficient attendance for a quorum during their monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 4th, but in light of the absence of Mayor Tony Garcia and other members, several agenda items were tabled until a full board was available. The evening’s work session consisted of a presentation of an […]

Domestic Violence is the Leading Cause of Homelessness

  It’s time to BREAK THE SILENCE! On a single night last September, 476 victims of domestic violence across Colorado found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing. The annual count by the National Census of Domestic Violence Services shows an additional 173 requests for housing by victims in Colorado that same day could not […]

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 […]

Marijuana Forum Set for Lincoln School October 5th

Marijuana Forum Set for Lincoln School October 5th

  The Lamar Elks Lodge #1319 is hosting a public forum to discuss the pros and cons of marijuana use and to bring understanding on the health and societal effects of marijuana usage. The one hour forum will be held at the Lincoln School HOPE Center at 200 North 10th Street in Lamar on Thursday, […]

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 […]