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Yoder Family Makes Donation to Lamar Parks and Recreation Department

Yoder Family Makes Donation to Lamar Parks and Recreation Department

Residents of the City of Lamar will benefit from the $20,000 donation to the Parks and Recreation Department by the Yoder Family. According to City Administrator, John Sutherland, the memorial gift will be used for an event or equipment at the Lamar Community Building, the Lamar swimming pool or a park or youth program sponsored […]

Hot Fun in the Summertime

Hot Fun in the Summertime

The weekend forecast calls for considerably cooler temperatures than what we’ve been experiencing the past several days, and that’s a great recipe for the Big Timbers Community Alliance, FREE Family Fun Day set for Willow Creek Park this Saturday, June 24th. Day-long activities have been planned including free swimming and a free dinner at 6pm […]

Bike to Work Draws Large, Hungry Crowd

Bike to Work Draws Large, Hungry Crowd

  The first day of summer, June 21, 2017, coincided this year with the annual Bike to Work day, held at the Lamar Community Building. Temperatures were already in the 70s by 7am, but perhaps people around Lamar like it hotter, as 76 persons walked or pedaled to the annual event to enjoy a free […]

CSP Investigating Two Vehicle Crash in Kiowa County

CSP Investigating Two Vehicle Crash in Kiowa County

  Friday, June 16, 2017, at approximately 4:34pm, Colorado State Patrol was notified of a two vehicle crash on Highway 287 near mile post 113, which is located inside the town of Eads, Colorado. Vehicle #1, a 2010 white Dodge Dakota, driven by 26 year old John, Launius of Eads, CO, was traveling northbound (in […]

Health Agencies Conduct Training Exercise

Health Agencies Conduct Training Exercise

Just as a sports team will run through their practice drills, health agencies throughout Colorado took part in a coordinated Pubic Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise to practice the distribution of medicines to the general public in a simulated emergency. The plan was set up by the CDPHE, Colorado Department of Health and Environment for action […]

County Jail Inmate Received Emergency Medical Treatment

County Jail Inmate Received Emergency Medical Treatment

  An inmate at the Prowers County Jail was rushed to the Prowers Medical Center emergency room Wednesday afternoon, June 14th, at around 1pm.  A spokesman from the Sheriff’s Office said it was due to self- inflicted injuries.  The inmate allegedly attempted to hang himself but was noticed in time. He was flown, flight-for-life, to […]

Granada Landfill Issues on Hold

Granada Landfill Issues on Hold

The Granada Trustees are following the ‘wait and see’ actions of other smaller Colorado communities regarding state imposed landfill regulations, to see if any solutions can be provided by several groups in the state such as Action 22, local county commissioners or Colorado Communities Incorporated.  Granada, Holly, Springfield and other small towns are stating that […]

Lamar K9 Dante Places High in Competition

Lamar K9 Dante Places High in Competition

During the week of June 5th-9th Sgt. OJ Pierce and K-9 Dante attended the K9 OTC Summer Seminar and certification conference in Topeka, Kansas. The Seminar was a working seminar where the handler and K9 partner received instruction, practice, and problem solving in Obedience, Tracking, Patrol Work and Controlled Substance Detection.  Upon completion of the […]

City Holds Public Hearings for Land Annexation and Motel Room Tax

City Holds Public Hearings for Land Annexation and Motel Room Tax

Two, brief public hearings were held by the Lamar City Council Monday, June 12th, and both should have a lasting impact on the local economy for years to follow. The council approved an ordinance promoting a 5% motel room sales tax. Voters will be able to decide in the upcoming November election if the measure will […]

Hot Cars Can Harm Dogs, Know Your Legal Rights

Hot Cars Can Harm Dogs, Know Your Legal Rights

Media Release: June 12, 2017 Temperatures in cars increase a more rapidly than most people think. In just 10 minutes the car temperature can rise 19 degrees and in 30 minutes the temperature can rise 34 degrees. So on an 80°F day in just 10 minutes the temperature in a car can rise to 99°F […]

Slow Down in that Cone Zone

Slow Down in that Cone Zone

Earlier today, June 12th, this reporter noted at least four police stops for motorists along South Main Street in Lamar between 8am and 11am, all were northbound and all in the 200 block of South Main. In response to a question to Lamar Police Chief Kyle Miller, the stops were due partially to speeding, but […]

Investigation Leads to Drug Arrest

Investigation Leads to Drug Arrest

  The Drug Task Force consisting of the Prowers County, Kiowa County, Baca County, and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices have been conducting drug related investigations. The Colorado State Patrol also assisted for this incident. On 6-8-2017, the Task Force executed a search warrant for a residence in the 7000 block of County Road MM, in […]

Jacob Holdren New Holly Trustee

Jacob Holdren New Holly Trustee

  Jacob Holdren will replace Jerry Jones as a member of the Holly Board of Trustees. Jones submitted his resignation several weeks ago and Holdren took his oath of office during the June 7th meeting. On a similar matter of vacancies, the Trustees reviewed the job description for town administrator, but decided against any formal […]

Downtown Pocket Park is Nearing End of First Phase of Construction

Downtown Pocket Park is Nearing End of First Phase of Construction

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, said the Pocket Park is, “Coming along nicely,” during the Redevelopment Board meeting on June 5th.  “The pavers are going in and the color scheme is also pulling the structure together.” He said some artwork is being donated by the Arkansas Valley Board of Realtors and Community Development Manager, Angie […]

Marijuana Economic Feasibilities Discussed for Prowers County

Marijuana Economic Feasibilities Discussed for Prowers County

Several decades ago, a Doonesbury cartoon character, Zonker, stated about marijuana, “It may not be right or wrong, but it sure is against the law!” The passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado changed that aspect for the new state industry and members of the PEP board, Prowers Economic Prosperity, discussed how some communities have prospered […]