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New Council Moves Forward on Agenda

New Council Moves Forward on Agenda

  With the November General Election concluded, new and re-elected Lamar City Council members took their oath of office to begin their term.  David Zavala, recently elected to serve Ward 2, replacing Mike Duffy, was administered his oath by Judge Lane Porter to begin the November 13, 2023 council session.  Per the City Charter which […]

Caution: Circulating Scam Not from the Colorado State Patrol

Caution: Circulating Scam Not from the Colorado State Patrol

(LAKEWOOD, COLO) The Colorado State Patrol is warning the public of an online scam offering the public a “list” of gas stations recently impacted by credit card skimming devices. The Colorado State Patrol recently became aware of an email scam in circulation.  The email subject line says, “WARNING: Recent Contactless Payment Processors Scam” Within the […]

Colorado State Patrol To Conduct Commercial Motor Vehicle Chain Law Checkpoint

Colorado State Patrol To Conduct Commercial Motor Vehicle Chain Law Checkpoint

  Eagle County Troopers with the Colorado State Patrol will be conducting commercial motor vehicle chain check operations along I-70 Friday, October 13th. The CMV check will be enforcement related with primary focus on chain possession violations and CMV education of the dangers of the Glenwood Canyon with variable speed limits and the right lane […]

Remains Found in Kiowa County Identified

September 27, 2023 – CBI –  Kiowa County, CO – The Kiowa County Coroner’s Office has identified the human remains located in Kiowa County as Linda Estrada (44) of Emporia, Kansas and Amy Ford (39) of Emporia, Kansas.  The remains were located on September 20, 2023. This active homicide investigation is being conducted by the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office […]

Colorado Motorcycle Crash Deaths Continue

Colorado Motorcycle Crash Deaths Continue

  (COLO) – In 2022, 149 motorcycle riders died on Colorado roads in a record-high year for traffic deaths, equating to 20% of the state’s total traffic fatalities. These fatalities occurred around the state, with the top counties being El Paso (25), Jefferson (19), Adams (12), Denver (12) and Arapahoe (11). Now Colorado State Troopers […]

Highway 50 Closed for Several Hours Due a Single Vehicle Crash

Highway 50 Closed for Several Hours Due a Single Vehicle Crash

On Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at approximately 08:20 hours, a 2007 white Freightliner Semi-truck, driven by 50-year-old Herman Ross of Olney Spring, CO, was westbound on Colorado Highway 50, located approximately 3 miles east of La Junta. Ross lost control of the Freightliner and collided with the eastbound guardrail. The Freightliner rotated clockwise and slid […]

Suspect in Fatal Bent County Crash ID'd, Investigation Continues

Suspect in Fatal Bent County Crash ID’d, Investigation Continues

June 23, 2023– CBI – Agents with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) continue to investigate an incident involving a stolen Colorado State Patrol vehicle that resulted in a fatal accident on Colorado State Highway 50 at mile marker 416, near Las Animas in Bent County just before 11 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2023. The deceased […]

Press Release Prowers County Sheriff’s Office

Press Release Prowers County Sheriff’s Office

  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office received a call of Harassment at 734 W. Colorado St, Holly, Colorado on 5-31-2023 at approximately 1748 hours. Deputies arrived on scene and contacted parties involved. Neither of the parties wanted to cooperate or file charges on the other parties involved. Deputies investigated the incident and cleared the call at […]

Prowers County Coroner Investigating Fentanyl Deaths in Lamar

Prowers County Coroner Investigating Fentanyl Deaths in Lamar

               Prowers County Coroner’s Office          Media Release The Prowers County Coroner’s Office is investigating a second suspected Fentanyl Overdose in the city of Lamar. The first, which occurred on May 4, 2023, involved a juvenile male who was found deceased in his residence. The second […]

Colorado Reported over 31K Road Rage Drivers in 2022

Colorado Reported over 31K Road Rage Drivers in 2022

    Colorado State Patrol “Stay in Your Lane” Campaign (COLO) – Since the *CSP (*277) program was implemented in July 1998, Colorado motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians have reported thousands of “real time” aggressive drivers and suspected DUI drivers. Last year, the Colorado State Patrol’s *CSP calls for aggressive drivers surpassed calls regarding suspected impairment. […]

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 […]

CO Summary Details at Least 91 Fatal Domestic Violence-related Deaths in 2021

Jan. 6, 2023 (DENVER) — At least 91 people died in Colorado in 2021 in domestic violence-related incidents, according to a report from the Colorado Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board that the Attorney General’s Office released today. At least 45 of those who died were victims killed by their intimate partners, 14 were collateral victims, and 32 […]

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 […]

DMV Reminds Motorists of Dangers of Driving Intoxicated

DMV Reminds Motorists of Dangers of Driving Intoxicated

      LAKEWOOD, Monday Dec. 19, 2022 — Normally the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles helps save lives through registering organ and tissue donors at driver license offices throughout the state, but this holiday season, the DMV wants to help save lives another way — by spreading the message about the dangers of drunk […]