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Gov Polis Makes Judicial Appointments

Gov Polis Makes Judicial Appointments

  Judicial Nominating Commission  There is a judicial district nominating commission for each of Colorado’s 22 judicial districts that selects nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. Each district nominating commission is chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member of the commission.  Fifteenth Judicial District  for terms expiring December […]

Drug Deals Get 12 Year Sentence

Drug Deals Get 12 Year Sentence

  On May 30, 2018, James Doug Rose pled guilty in Prowers County, District Court case 2017CR238 to Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), a class two drug felony, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), a class two drug felony, and six separate counts of Possession of a Weapon by a Previous […]

(UPDATE) Two Lamar Residents Face Sentencing for Drug Offenses

(UPDATE) Two Lamar Residents Face Sentencing for Drug Offenses

  District Attorney, Joshua Vogel, of the 15th Judicial District,  informed The Prowers Journal on February 27th, that Rene Guerra was sentenced to eight years in the Department of Corrections and Paula Walker did receive a sentence of 71 months in the State Department of Corrections.   Information provided by Joshua Vogel, District Attorney for […]

Unofficial Election Results from Prowers County and Colorado

Unofficial Election Results from Prowers County and Colorado

The following are the unofficial results on balloting in the State of Colorado and Prowers County from numbers issued by the Secretary of State’s office and from the Prowers Count Clerk and Recorder.  There were 7201 registered voters in the county. Prowers County Commissioner, Wendy Buxton-Andrade ran unopposed for her seat in District Three and […]

Curtis Lane Porter Becomes Prowers County Court Judge

Curtis Lane Porter Becomes Prowers County Court Judge

Curtis Porter was sworn in as the new Prowers County Court Judge Friday, July 1st in the courtroom where he will preside.  Porter is replacing Judge Larry Stutler who resigned his position after years on the bench.  Stutler said during his farewell reception at the courthouse just hours earlier on Thursday that he and his […]

Marijuana Grow Bust in Las Animas

Marijuana Grow Bust in Las Animas

  On Tuesday, May 31, 2016, the Bent County Sheriff’s Office, along with the 15th Judicial District Drug Task Force (Prowers County Sheriff’s Office, Kiowa County Sheriff’s Offices) and the Colorado State Patrol, conducted a search warrant at 10811 Highway 50 in Las Animas for an illegal marijuana grow. The search warrant seized over 200 […]