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Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

    The Lamar City Council, during its Monday, July 26th meeting, approved a Memorandum of Understanding to opt in to the Southeastern Colorado Workforce Housing project by a split vote with one dissent. The MOU is not binding on the city which can decide later to remove itself from the project which intends to […]

CDOT Launches Campaign REminding Drivers to Lookout for Motorcycles

CDOT Launches Campaign REminding Drivers to Lookout for Motorcycles

    Motorcycle deaths down 18% this year after record number in 2020   STATEWIDE – Following the deadliest year on record for motorcycle riders, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is launching a new campaign, Some Things are Hard to See. Launching today, the campaign recognizes that motorcycles are much smaller than cars and […]

The Colorado State Patrol Urges In-State and Out-of-State Motorists to use Seatbelts

The Colorado State Patrol Urges In-State and Out-of-State Motorists to use Seatbelts

  (COLO) – With pandemic restrictions easing across the country, summer travel was anticipated to be even higher this year. In a proactive measure, Colorado and five surrounding states came together to send a consistent message to motorists – stay buckled no matter how far you are traveling.  These states launched the campaign on Memorial […]

Colorado and Wyoming Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up!

Colorado and Wyoming Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up!

  (Lakewood, COLO) – Colonel Matthew Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol and Col. Kebin Haller, Wyoming Highway Patrol are coming together to send a message to in-state and out-of-state motorists this summer season – stay buckled no matter how far you are traveling. These states are working together, along with state transportation and law […]

Personal Fireworks Restrictions from Granada

Personal Fireworks Restrictions from Granada

  NOTICE FROM THE TOWN OF GRANADA, GRANADA FIRE & POLICE DEPARTMENTS. THE GRANADA FIREWORKS DISPLAY WILL BE HELD THE EVENING OF SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2021 REQUIREMENT:  We are asking that all spectators of the Granada Fireworks Display, please refrain from using any fireworks within the Town limits in the area around the Town Park and […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Shows Fatalities Surge on Colorado Hwys

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Shows Fatalities Surge on Colorado Hwys

  DENVER – With traffic fatalities up 12% over this time last year, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol are partnering with 47 law enforcement agencies for the largest seat belt enforcement campaign of the year, Click It or Ticket. A press conference will also serve as the kickoff for multiple impaired […]

Signed Law: Off Highway Vehicles Not Allowed on Streets, Highways in Colorado

Signed Law: Off Highway Vehicles Not Allowed on Streets, Highways in Colorado

COLORADO – On May 7, 2021 Governor Jared Polis signed into state law that off highway vehicles (OHV), regardless of the state or other jurisdiction in which the off-highway vehicle is registered or titled, will not be allowed on public streets, roads, or highways of the State. Off highway vehicles include ATVs, four wheelers, and side-by-sides, and […]

Council Reviews Ordinances for Public Safety Committee/Building Vacancy Registration

Council Reviews Ordinances for Public Safety Committee/Building Vacancy Registration

  The Lamar City Council held in-depth discussions regarding two ordinances during its May 10th meeting.  One proposes the creation of a five-member Public Safety Advisory Board for the community and the other outlines guidelines for owners of vacant buildings to identify their future plans for the property. The safety committee Ordinance #1245 will receive […]

Motorcycle Riding Season

Motorcycle Riding Season

    Motorcycle season is now upon us again.  Dust off the motorcycle seat and check it out to see if your bike and you are ready to hit the open roads again. As fun as it is to ride a motorcycle, I wanted to let you know that the Colorado State Patrol is seeing […]

CPW Asks Public for Help Solving Wildlife Harassment Case Involving Blow Darts

CPW Asks Public for Help Solving Wildlife Harassment Case Involving Blow Darts

WALSENBURG, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public for help identifying the person or persons who shot blow darts at deer in Walsenburg, seriously injuring the animals. On Thursday, April 1, CPW Wildlife Officer Travis Sauder received a call about multiple deer near the 100 block of East Cedar in Walsenburg with […]

Lamar Police Department Participates in Drug Take-Back Program

Lamar Police Department Participates in Drug Take-Back Program

  The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on April 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The program is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program is […]

CSP Investigates 2-Vehicle Crash Involving La Junta Patrol Car

CSP Investigates 2-Vehicle Crash Involving La Junta Patrol Car

  The Colorado State Patrol, Troop 2C Office is currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving a City of La Junta Police Department vehicle that occurred in the City of La Junta at approximately 5:55 am. A 2006 Dodge Charger, driven by Christopher Haugen, age 38, of Las Animas, Colorado was northbound on Harriett Avenue […]

2020 Statewide Crime Statistics Available

2020 Statewide Crime Statistics Available

  (March 9, 2021—CBI—Lakewood, CO)—The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has posted the 2020 crime data for hundreds of statewide law enforcement agencies through the Colorado Crime Stats website. Some of the highlights from this year’s Colorado Crime Stats report include: 353,528 total crimes reported in Colorado in 2020, reflecting a 3.9% increase from last […]

Colorado Springs Man Banned from Hunting after Three-County Poaching Spree

Colorado Springs Man Banned from Hunting after Three-County Poaching Spree

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A Colorado Springs man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor poaching charges in three counties likely will never legally hunt again in Colorado or 47 other states after a Colorado Parks and Wildlife hearing examiner permanently suspended his hunting privileges.  Iniki Vike Kapu, 28, had been accused by Colorado Parks […]

Kansas Man Injured in One-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

Kansas Man Injured in One-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at approximately 5:00 PM. The crash occurred approximately 4 miles east of the town of Vilas on Colorado 160 in Baca County. A silver 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Ivan Villa-Tarin (20-year-old male from Concordia, KS) […]