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745 lives lost on Colorado roads in 2022

745 lives lost on Colorado roads in 2022

      Most roadway deaths since 1981   STATEWIDE — In 2022, Colorado lost 745 lives to traffic fatalities, the most roadway deaths in the state since 1981, according to preliminary data. This is a 57% increase from just 10 years ago and includes a record number of pedestrians and motorcyclists. Today, CDOT, Colorado […]

Council Approves 4th Extension Agreement with RB LLC

Council Approves 4th Extension Agreement with RB LLC

    RB Colorado, LLC and the City of Lamar continue to work toward the beginning of an Arby’s fast-food franchise for 1102 North Main Street.  The Lamar City Council granted the corporation a 4th, 90-day extension on the contract during its January 23rd meeting, which will now expire on April 13th of this year.  […]

The License Comes before the Chicken OR the Egg

The License Comes before the Chicken OR the Egg

  With the rising prices on eggs, the City of Lamar/Lamar Police Department understands more Lamar residents will be inclined to purchase chickens for the production of eggs. We would like to remind citizens that they are allowed to keep chickens within city limits only by obtaining a chicken license first.  Failure to obtain a license […]

Local Authorities Respond to Trailer Fire, Arrests Made

Local Authorities Respond to Trailer Fire, Arrests Made

  Lamar Police Report 1/12/2023 12:00:00 AM 19:39   2300152           REAMY, COREY         Officers responded to the 300 block of S. 10th St. on a report of a structure fire. During the incident, Brian Erpelding, 62 of Lamar, was arrested on several charges including obstructing a firefighter. Dylan Moore, 27 of Lamar was identified as responsible for […]

Grants Will Provide Additional Lighting for Lamar’s Parks

Grants Will Provide Additional Lighting for Lamar’s Parks

  Lamar Police Chief and Mayor Kirk Crespin officiated at the swearing-in ceremony for two new Lamar Police Department officers, Joshua Bourdreau and Liam Toomey at the outset of the January 9th council meeting. City Treasurer, Kristin Schwartz recapped the 2023 Department of Justice Safer Street Grants the city received at the end of 2022.  […]

Media Release from Prowers County Sheriff's Office

Media Release from Prowers County Sheriff’s Office

12-29-2022 REF: Sheriff’s Office & Town of Holly Municipal Law Enforcement Contract The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the public that the Town of Holly has chosen to not renew their contract with PCSO for law enforcement services, moving into the year 2023. This requires the turn back of one of the […]

When Road Etiquette Goes Out the Window

When Road Etiquette Goes Out the Window

Troopers see aggressive driving behavior leading lane violations (COLO) – Colorado roadways see heavy volume every season throughout the year, which only underscores the importance of sharing the road and following simple rules. Yet, based on data from the Colorado State Patrol (2019 – August 2022), aggressive driving is the top reason drivers commit lane […]

Missing Livestock Reported in Baca County

Missing Livestock Reported in Baca County

BACA COUNTY, Colo. – There is a report of stolen livestock in Baca County. It has been reported that approximately 80 head of bred cows are missing. The cattle are mostly black and predominantly have blue, Y-Tex ear tags. Cows will have one of two brands: S JM (connected) or the Lazy TC connected followed […]

‘Tis the Season for Sober Rides: CDOT Begins Multiweek Holiday DUI enforcement

‘Tis the Season for Sober Rides: CDOT Begins Multiweek Holiday DUI enforcement

  36% of traffic fatalities in 2022 involve impairment Statewide — ‘Tis the season…for safe and sober rides. From Dec. 8-20, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol and 65 local law enforcement agencies are coming together for the Holiday Parties high-visibility DUI enforcement period, reminding Coloradans to hand over the keys if […]

Swearing in Ceremony for Honorable Tarryn Johnson

Swearing in Ceremony for Honorable Tarryn Johnson

  Swearing-in ceremonies for the Honorable Tarryn Johnson as District Judge for the 15th Judicial District were held Tuesday, December 13th at 2pm on the Third Floor of the Prowers County Courthouse in Lamar.  She will replace Judge Stan Brinkley who is retiring from the bench and held his last official duties this past Friday, […]

Colorado State Patrol Graduates 11 New Port of Entry Officers

Colorado State Patrol Graduates 11 New Port of Entry Officers

    (COLO) – Earlier today, the Colorado State Patrol proudly graduated 11 new Port of Entry Officers after they successfully completed an intensive nine-week academy. These are non-post certified officers that help to ensure safe travel on Colorado roadways through enforcement of state and federal size, weight and safety regulations of the commercial motor […]

2022 Colorado State Patrol- Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car

2022 Colorado State Patrol- Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car

  This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Colorado State Patrol’s annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack the Patrol Car. The toy drive will be held on November 25, 2022 starting at 8:00 am. Troopers will be at two locations that day. We will be collecting toys at the Walmart in La Junta and also […]

CSP Information on What to Do if Too Tired to Drive

CSP Information on What to Do if Too Tired to Drive

  (COLO) – Whether impacted by insomnia, a disrupted sleep schedule or even the end of Daylight Savings, not getting enough sleep before driving is a dangerous idea. According to the National Safety Council drowsy driving is similar to driving under the influence of alcohol and can make drivers three times more likely to be in a […]

Press Release from Granada Police Department

Press Release from Granada Police Department

  Stolen Bronco Memorabilia from Cemetery The following items were stolen from a grave at the Granada, Colorado Hillside Cemetery sometime between Tuesday, October 25th and Friday, October 28th, 2022: One (1) Denver Broncos Helmet with a name and initials of the deceased inscribed on it, One (1) Denver Bronco Flag and pole it has […]

Statement from Secretary of State Griswold Regarding Voting Rights Concerns

Statement from Secretary of State Griswold Regarding Voting Rights Concerns

Denver, Colo. – Today, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold issued the following statement on voter intimidation concerns: “Every eligible Colorado voter, Republican, Democrat, and Unaffiliated, has the right to cast their ballot without fear of intimidation. The Colorado Constitution reads: ‘all Elections shall be free and open; and no power, civil or military, shall at […]