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Suspect Caught Following High Speed Chase

Suspect Caught Following High Speed Chase

Press Release from Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office: At approximately 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Quinton Stump encountered a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe speeding. The Tahoe was southbound on Highway 287 south of Eads.… Stump followed the vehicle for nine miles, attempting to stop the driver. During the pursuit, after crossing […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

    STATEWIDE — As of Monday, July 15, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies will begin a week-long Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period focusing on rural areas of Colorado. The enforcement period will run through Sunday, July 21. In 2018, five […]

From the Gulf to Canada; Hang Gliders Raise Funds for Cancer Group

From the Gulf to Canada; Hang Gliders Raise Funds for Cancer Group

    While most of us made last minute plans for July 4th parties, picnics or provisions, a group of hang gliders were at the Lamar Airport on Wednesday, July 3rd, going over their equipment in preparation for another leg in a 1,600 mile north/south, border to border journey.   What had been a competitive […]

CSP Trooper Tips: Motorcycle Safety by Trooper Gary Cutler

CSP Trooper Tips: Motorcycle Safety by Trooper Gary Cutler

  According to the meteorologists it is now officially summer. So that means there will be a lot more motorcycles on our roadways.  So that is this month’s topic. I was a motor officer for the State Patrol for 11 years, so I have a few insights when dealing with this topic.  No matter what […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Helps Fund Development of Former K-Mart

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Helps Fund Development of Former K-Mart

    Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, outlined a funding proposal submitted by Lamar Main Street LLC, aka Gateway Safety Products, which has been manufacturing road flares in Lamar for the past several years. The company plans to expand its operation from its initial manufacturing site, the former Greenstreet Distributing Company on West Poplar […]

Railroad Trestle Permanently Off-limits to Public at John Martin Reservoir SWA

Railroad Trestle Permanently Off-limits to Public at John Martin Reservoir SWA

  HASTY, Colo. – Restrictions on public access to the railroad trestle bridge in the John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area will be strictly enforced after a recent near-tragedy involving a passenger train and two anglers.  Effective immediately, the public is barred from any access to the railroad trestle bridge by the BNSF Railway Police. […]

Today, He’s King of the Road

Today, He’s King of the Road

    You can see some loaded semis driving through Lamar from time to time, and then there are LOADED semis as evidenced by this one, seen hauling wind turbine blades to points south, this past Thursday, June 13, 2019. Hats off to the driver and his road crew for assisting the successful turn from […]

Car Seats Colorado Provides Tips for Summer Travelers

Car Seats Colorado Provides Tips for Summer Travelers

      STATEWIDE — After a nearly record-setting cold spring, warm weather is here, and families are packing up the car for summer road trips. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that only one in four children is properly secured when riding in a vehicle, putting the majority at severe risk […]

LCC Hosting Colorado Ag Commissioner, June 20th in Meet and Greet

LCC Hosting Colorado Ag Commissioner, June 20th in Meet and Greet

  Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg will visit Lamar and Lamar Community College, Thursday, June 20th for an evening meet-and-greet as one leg on several tours Commissioner Greenberg has made across Colorado.  Intended stops include Colorado’s High Plains, San Luis Valley and Western Slope where she is meeting with local ranchers and farmers to […]

Trooper Tips /-“Trailer Talk”

Trooper Tips /-“Trailer Talk”

  Well it’s camping season again, and that means everyone is getting ready to head to the mountains with the family. A lot of you have camping trailers that you’ll be using on the weekends, so I wanted to talk a little about trailer safety. It’s very important to make sure you and your family […]

PEP Introduces Lamar Native as New Economic Development Lead

PEP Introduces Lamar Native as New Economic Development Lead

LAMAR, CO – Significant upward momentum is what Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) is planning for as the organization finalized the hiring of an economic development consultant on Monday, June 10. Following a recommendation from the hiring committee, the Board of Directors approved the contract for Lamar native Tara Smith-Hosick. Hosick is expected to serve as […]

Council Approves Special Event Permits

Council Approves Special Event Permits

  The Lamar City Council, during the first hour of its June 10th meeting, approved requests for permits following public three hearings.   The Lamar Elks Lodge request for a special events permit for a beer garden at the Downtown Custom and Classic Expo Car Show was approved for August 16th and 17th.  A temporary Modification […]

Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement Cites 322 Drivers

Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement Cites 322 Drivers

      STATEWIDE — While many Coloradans spent the Memorial Day weekend with family and friends, law enforcement agencies across the state worked overtime to apprehend impaired drivers and keep our roads safe. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) joined 105 law enforcement agencies across the state from May […]

Expanded Rail Service in Colorado Being Explored

Expanded Rail Service in Colorado Being Explored

        Southwest Chief, Front Range Passenger Rail Commission and CDOT Announce RFP to study Front Range Passenger Rail & Pueblo    DENVER — The Southwest Chief & Front Range Passenger Rail Commission (Passenger Rail Commission) and the Colorado Department of Transportation are requesting proposals to study the feasibility of a passenger rail […]

CDOT Reminder, The Heat is On for the Memorial Day Weekend

CDOT Reminder, The Heat is On for the Memorial Day Weekend

                                                                  STATEWIDE – With summer just around the corner, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies will kick off the next Heat Is On high-visibility enforcement period this Memorial Day Weekend. Starting Friday, May 24 and continuing through Tuesday, May 28, over 100 law enforcement agencies […]