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2,999 Impaired Drivers Felt the Summer Heat in 2019

2,999 Impaired Drivers Felt the Summer Heat in 2019

      STATEWIDE — Between Memorial Day and Labor Day this summer, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), and local law agencies teamed up for six high visibility enforcement periods as part of The Heat Is On campaign. The enforcement periods are meant to ensure every Coloradan gets home safely, […]

Trooper Tips - What to do if you’re in A Crash

Trooper Tips – What to do if you’re in A Crash

    At one time or another most of us have found ourselves in a bad situation that we have never experienced before; so what do you do in those situations?   Keeping calm and safe is the best advice I have for you. So, if you ever experience a crash try to keep calm.  Check […]

CSP Investigates Injury Crash near Wiley

CSP Investigates Injury Crash near Wiley

  On Tuesday, October 1, 2019 (corrected date) at approximately 6:00 PM, the Colorado State Patrol investigated a 2-vehicle crash that occurred on Hwy 287 at Prowers County Rd. NN near Wiley, Colorado. A 1996 GMC Yukon, driven by 53 year old Barry Mullins of Wiley, CO, and a 2009 Kenworth semi driven by 50 […]

Train Depot Award Ceremony

Train Depot Award Ceremony

      The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Passenger Depot will be recognized Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Lamar Welcome Center (109 E Beech St, Lamar, CO 81052) as a result of its listing on the National Registration of Historic Places. A plaque will be presented at the Train Depot on behalf […]

New County Fire Truck Already in Action

New County Fire Truck Already in Action

    The new pumper/tanker fire truck purchased recently by Prowers County has already been out on two recent calls even though it hasn’t been given a ‘personal’ touch for outfitting equipment or decals, according to Staffon Warn, Prowers County Fire Chief. “We put our order in last February after working with the Prowers County […]

Two Die in Car-Train Crash in Las Animas

Two Die in Car-Train Crash in Las Animas

  The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Bent County Road 8.75 just west of Las Animas, CO, in Bent County, State of Colorado. The crash occurred on September 20, 2019, at approximately 0831 hours.  A 2001 Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on Bent County Road 8.75 approaching a railroad […]

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

      LAMAR – Governor Jared Polis today joined cabinet members, stakeholders and local leaders to kickoff of the Denver Post Pedal the Plains 2019. This ride is an opportunity for Coloradans to get out into communities on the eastern plains and celebrate the state’s agriculture industry. The ride will make stops in Lamar, […]

Hemp Processing Business Slated for Lamar

Hemp Processing Business Slated for Lamar

    The Lamar City Council added an extra item to its September 9th meeting agenda to provide information for a proposed hemp processing business to be located at the former Kmart building at 701 North Main Street in Lamar. The council contacted by phone, Hiver Salley of Isolate Kings LLC and Tara Hosick, Prowers […]

Council Considers Study for Year-Round Covered Pool

Council Considers Study for Year-Round Covered Pool

    Lamar is joining with High Plains Community Health Center in a Memorandum of Understanding to research the feasibility of a partnership leading to a year-round covered swimming pool or aquatics center to serve Lamar and the surrounding area on an annual basis. The goals outlined in the MOU include:  the ‘low-cost’ study of […]

Lamar Hosts 8th Annual 9/11 First Responder Tribute

Lamar Hosts 8th Annual 9/11 First Responder Tribute

      There was good parade weather this past Saturday, September 7th ,sunny and cooler than usual, as the floats and entries lined the route beginning from Beech Streets and then along South 6th Street in Lamar. Just prior to the 10am start, small American flags were handed out to the crowds and shortly […]

Trooper Tips:  Traction

Trooper Tips: Traction

    It’s that time of year again, so we need to address snow storms and driving in them. This year there has been some confusion with the new traction laws that travelers will be facing.  So I’m here to help answer some of those questions. Most of the focus for the traction law has […]

A Walk on the Safe Side

A Walk on the Safe Side

    School is back in session and drivers should be paying attention to students crossing the main road through Lamar, especially at the Lamar Middle School. Three areas along Highway 287 are using crossing lights developed to heighten awareness of student crossings; near Lamar Community College near the ballfields, at the intersection of Parkway […]

Swisher Appointed to Holly Trustee Board

Swisher Appointed to Holly Trustee Board

    Rod Swisher was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Holly Trustee’s Board during their monthly meeting, September 4th.  He is replacing Aaron Leiker who submitted his resignation at last month’s meeting.  Swisher will fill that seat until April 2020 at which time, he and four other Trustee’s will be up for re-election […]

Lone Star Rider, Riding for a Cure!

Lone Star Rider, Riding for a Cure!

  Rex Covington from Texas has logged in a log of miles from his motorcycle over the past two years, riding and raising donations for diabetes research. He stopped at the office of The Prowers Journal this past Tuesday, September 3rd, to provide an update on his mission, to raise a total of $90,000 for […]

Colorado Elks Foundation Supports Local VA Ride Program, Harbert Top VSO in Colorado

Colorado Elks Foundation Supports Local VA Ride Program, Harbert Top VSO in Colorado

    Funding fell short this year for the annual budget providing rides to medical appointments for area veterans, according to Gary Harbert, Prowers County Veteran’s Service Officer. Harbert explained there were problems with the 2019-2020 grant cycle.  The shortage became known to the Lamar Elks Lodge, which through its contacts was able to secure […]