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CSP Investigating Possible Impersonator in S.E. Colorado

CSP Investigating Possible Impersonator in S.E. Colorado

The Colorado State Patrol, Otero County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies in Southeast Colorado are currently investigating several reports where motorists have been contacted by a white male driving a dark, possibly black, unmarked Dodge Charger. Several drivers reported they have been asked for papers regarding their authority to drive to their […]

State Posts some Alterations to Stay-at-Home Order

State Posts some Alterations to Stay-at-Home Order

Colorado Releases Updated Public Health Order to Include Other Critical Services DENVER – Today Gov. Polis and the Department of Public Health and Environment are releasing an updated public health order in accordance with yesterday’s executive order implementing a statewide stay-at-home order.    The public health order was updated to include a number of critical […]

Prowers County is on a Statewide Stay-at-Home Order

Prowers County is on a Statewide Stay-at-Home Order

FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERSFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: 3/26/2020 You should stay home as much as possible except for critical activities including: •Obtaining food and other household necessities including medicine •Going to and from work if you are a critical employee •Seeking medical care •Caring for dependents or pets •Caring for a vulnerable person in […]

Gov. Polis Announces Statewide Stay-At-Home Order, Provides Update on Colorado Response to COVID-19

Gov. Polis Announces Statewide Stay-At-Home Order, Provides Update on Colorado Response to COVID-19

***INFORMACIÓN SEGUIDA EN ESPAÑOL*** CENTENNIAL – Today Gov. Polis announced a statewide stay-at-home order beginning on Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 a.m. and will last until April 11, 2020. The Governor also provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and actions taken to limit the spread of the virus.  “Coloradans are living through […]

LPD Make Arrest Following Homicide Investigation-March 25, 2020

LPD Make Arrest Following Homicide Investigation-March 25, 2020

  The Lamar Police Department, Prowers County Sheriff’s Office and the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office thoroughly investigated the recent homicide which occurred on March 23, 2020. Continuous and diligent investigative efforts lead to officers being able to identify a male suspect and obtaining an arrest warrant for the individual. The individual was arrested and […]

Gov. Polis: Colorado is Leading by Example and Taking Action to Address COVID-19

Gov. Polis: Colorado is Leading by Example and Taking Action to Address COVID-19

**This has been updated to include CDPHE’s public health order. ***INFORMACIÓN SEGUIDA EN ESPAÑOL*** CENTENNIAL – Gov. Polis provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19. Yesterday he signed an executive order directing all of Colorado’s non-critical employers to reduce their in-person workforce by 50 percent. In accordance with the executive order, the Colorado […]

Colorado Continues to Take Action in Response to COVID-19--Insurance Coverage Becoming Available

Colorado Continues to Take Action in Response to COVID-19–Insurance Coverage Becoming Available

  DENVER – Today Governor Polis announced a number of state actions to address the impact of COVID-19. Actions include a special enrollment period for uninsured Coloradans, executive orders temporarily suspending elective surgeries and reducing in-person contact related to election requirements, and an updated public health order from the Colorado Department of Public Health and […]

Rollover SBI Crash On Colorado Highway 89

Rollover SBI Crash On Colorado Highway 89

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a one vehicle crash, which resulted in a serious injury. The crash occurred on March 19, 2020 at approximately 2:45 PM, on Colorado Highway 89 approximately 24 miles south of Holly, Colorado. A blue 2014 Peterbilt Tractor pulling a grain trailer, driven by Alex Hobson (43 year old […]

RE-2 District School Information Update

RE-2 District School Information Update

Dear Parents/Guardians:                                                                                    March 19, 2020 Governor Polis issued an executive order on March 18, 2020 suspending in-person instruction at all public and private schools from March 23, 2020 to April 17, 2020. The school district’s original plan to have parents and students pick up educational materials at the schools on March 24th has been cancelled. […]

Colorado Employment Situation - January 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2020

    Employers in Colorado added 1,300 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,814,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 900 and government increased 400. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from December to January at 2.5 percent. […]

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

    DENVER – Gov. Polis declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). The declaration will help ensure resources are available to the state to combat COVID-19. “Our top priority is protecting public health and our vulnerable populations which is why we are taking swift bold action. Our administration’s response will be […]

Local Health Officials Discuss Coronavirus Impact

Local Health Officials Discuss Coronavirus Impact

    In an effort to bring first-hand details of the Coronavirus situation to the city’s residents, Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin invited Karen Bryant, the Interim CEO from Prowers Medical Center, Eric Niemeyer, CEO of High Plains Community Health Center and the Prowers County Public Health Department to the City Council meeting this past Monday […]

Finalists Selected for Colorado Leopold Conservation Award Including May Ranch in Lamar

Finalists Selected for Colorado Leopold Conservation Award Including May Ranch in Lamar

  ARVADA, Colo. – Three finalists have been selected for the prestigious 2020 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award®. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes ranchers, farmers, and foresters who inspire others with their dedication to land, water, and wildlife habitat management on private, working lands. In Colorado the $10,000 award is […]

Residential Development Incentive Package Approved by Lamar City Council

Residential Development Incentive Package Approved by Lamar City Council

    The Lamar City Council approved Resolution 20-03-01 for a new residential development and construction incentive program during its March 9th meeting. This follows a March 2nd work session at which time the program to help promote new home construction and new residential developments was discussed. The resolution authorizes a one-year incentive program featuring […]

Meat Packing Proposal Discussed by Granada Trustees

Meat Packing Proposal Discussed by Granada Trustees

    Granada Trustees voted to approve a letter of intent to supply water and electricity to businessman Curtis Temple who is proposing a small-scale slaughter, harvest and processing facility in Granada in the vicinity of Camp Amache. Temple explained the operation would be filling a need for the area with the construction of a […]