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Lamar Shooting Now Claims Third Victim

Lamar Shooting Now Claims Third Victim

  The Colorado Bureau of Investigation reported today, August 4, 2022, that 18 year old, Keisha Graff, was taken off life support and passed away Friday, July 29th at a Denver-area hospital. The other two victims in July 23rd shooting in Lamar were 50 year old Roy Bock and 58 year old Loretta Rhodes.  Services […]

Shooting Victims Named in Lamar Triple Shooting

Shooting Victims Named in Lamar Triple Shooting

(July 27, 2022—Lamar, CO)—Through the Prowers County Coroner’s Office and Lamar Police Department, the names of those involved in the triple shooting in Lamar, Colorado have been released. 24-year-old Jourden White shot three people living in the Lamar Apartments (700 Block of Mullen St.) in Lamar just before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23rd.  White […]

Trailer Sway is Not Okay - Colorado State Patrol Reminds Recreationalists to Load Properly

Trailer Sway is Not Okay – Colorado State Patrol Reminds Recreationalists to Load Properly

  Super Cruising (Colorado) – Seeing a camper, boat or trailer swiftly moving side to side as it is pulled down the road can put the fear into most passing motorists for good reason, it can be deadly. Ensuring that a vehicle is hitched safely, distributing the weight on the trailer or camper properly and […]

Shooting Investigation in Lamar Continues

Shooting Investigation in Lamar Continues

July 25, 2022 – CBI – Lamar, CO – The investigation of a shooting that killed two and injured one in Lamar, Colorado over the weekend continues. Police believe a 24-year-old male shot three people living in the Lamar Apartments (700 Block of Mullen St.) in Lamar just before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23rd.  The suspect then […]

Lamar Police Investigate Triple Shooting

Lamar Police Investigate Triple Shooting

July 24, 2022 – CBI – Lamar, CO – Members of the Lamar Police Department responded to a triple shooting at an apartment complex in the 700 Block of Mullen St., just before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Lamar police officers were called to the Lamar Apartments on a shots-fired incident on Saturday afternoon. Upon arriving […]

CSP Investigates Baca County Roadway Fatalities

CSP Investigates Baca County Roadway Fatalities

    On Sunday, 7/17/2022 at approximately 06:35 a fatal crash occurred on Baca County Road 36 and Baca County Road BB .5. This near the town of Vilas. A 2000 Nissan Xterra was traveling southbound on BCR 36 and suddenly weaved onto the right shoulder, hitting a small embankment. The Nissan Xterra then began […]

CDOT & Partners Remind Drivers to Slow Down with New Safety Campaign

CDOT & Partners Remind Drivers to Slow Down with New Safety Campaign

      Colorado had a total of 287 speeding-related fatalities in 2020. That is a 20% increase from 2019. Speeding has been consistently identified as a contributing factor in almost half of all roadway fatalities in the state. Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Springs Police Department and El Paso […]

Lupita Marquez Receives County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship

Lupita Marquez Receives County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship

Sam Zordel, Prowers County Sheriff, is pleased to announce that Lupita Marquez is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Prowers County. CSOC, Colorado’s state sheriffs’ association, offered a total of 31 awards of $500 each this year to deserving high school and college students in Colorado to fund higher-level educational […]

Fatal Crash on Hwy 50 in Prowers County

Fatal Crash on Hwy 50 in Prowers County

On Sunday, 5/29/2022, at approximately 10:10pm, the Colorado State Patrol was notified of a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred on Highway 50 at Prowers County Road 7 near Lamar. The crash involved a Kiowa County Sheriff’s Deputy that was responding emergent to a call (an unknown-if-injury crash in Kiowa County) when a 2013 Dodge Challenger pulled […]

Ark Valley Conduit on Fast Track

Ark Valley Conduit on Fast Track

  Bill Long and Lee Miller, representing the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, told the Lamar City Council an influx of federal funds has allowed the Arkansas Valley Conduit to move forward on its construction date.  The Conduit, first proposed in 1962, has been treading water for half a century or more until the past […]

Colorado State Patrol Reveals Top Five Casual Crash Factors for the State’s Youngest Drivers

Colorado State Patrol Reveals Top Five Casual Crash Factors for the State’s Youngest Drivers

  (COLO) – Even after hours of practice and passing a test, new drivers will lack maturity and experience behind the wheel. Parents often work hard to prepare them, yet teen drivers have a higher rate of fatal crashes and make mistakes which is why all 50 states and the District of Columbia have graduated […]

CSP Responds to Four Car Crash in Baca County

CSP Responds to Four Car Crash in Baca County

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a four-vehicle serious injury crash that occurred on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at approximately 11:59 AM. The crash occurred approximately 9 miles north of the town of Campo on Colorado 287 in Baca County. A green 2005 Kia Sedona driven by Scott Janzen (37-year-old male from Denver, […]

Phone Use While Driving Cause More Distracted Driving Accidents

Phone Use While Driving Cause More Distracted Driving Accidents

    STATEWIDE — Among all types of distracted driving, it’s the use of a phone that leads to most serious injuries in crashes, according to new data from the Colorado Department of Transportation.  Of the 302 serious injuries in distracted driving crashes in 2020, 205 injuries involved drivers who were using their phone just […]

Dust Storm Results in Seven Vehicle Pile-Up

Dust Storm Results in Seven Vehicle Pile-Up

  A multi-car crash occurred shortly after 2pm this past Friday, April 29th on Highway 50 about five miles west of Lamar. First responders found zero-visibility due to blowing dust as multiple responders reported to the emergency.  Westbound highway 50 was completely blocked by the crash and eastbound was shut down shortly after due to […]

CSP Responds to Two-Vehicle Crash on 287 Near Springfield

CSP Responds to Two-Vehicle Crash on 287 Near Springfield

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on April 22, 2022 at approximately 3:35 PM. The crash occurred approximately 5 mile north of the town of Springfield on Colorado 287 in Baca County. A white 2021 Kenworth Semi-tractor and trailer driven by Mathieu Dufour (30-year-old male from Waterford, MI) […]