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Training Fire at Lamar High School

The Prowers County Rural Fire Department conducted a control burn grass fire in the fields just west of the Lamar High School last night, March 9th.  The area was between the soccer field and the livestock barn used by agricultural students.  Rural Fire Chief Staffon Warn said the calm night provided an opportunity for a […]

Life-Savers Recognized by Council

Several months ago, the most frightening event young parents can experience happened to a young mother, her infant child stopped breathing. When immediate efforts to get the child to resume breathing didn’t work, local emergency response teams were called and went into action. Those life-saving efforts were recognized during the Lamar City Council meeting Monday, […]

9/11 Tribute Memorial, from Drawing Board to Planning Stages

Although the concept of a 9/11 Tribute Memorial has been worked out on paper, the best place to situate the memorial in Lamar is still up for consideration. Doug Harbour, from the Tribute Committee, presented  the Prowers County Commissioners with an artist’s representation of the memorial and discussed options with them.  Two choices are the […]

Otero County Two Vehicle Fatality

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash, which occurred at the intersection of Otero County Road 18 and Colorado Highway 202, in Otero County. A 2015 Honda Odyssey was traveling northbound on Otero County Road 18, approaching the intersection; when the driver failed to observed a posted stop sign and a red […]

Holiday Party DUI Enforcement Cites 596 Impaired Drivers

New Study Shows 57% of Denver Adults Don’t Know the DUI Law STATEWIDE — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies successfully completed holiday party DUI enforcement under The Heat Is On campaign, resulting in 596 drivers arrested for impaired driving. The Holiday Party DUI enforcement period […]

Two Hasty Residents Injured in Wiley Junction Rollover

  On Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 4:49pm, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident on Hwy 50 approximately six miles west of Lamar in Prowers County. The vehicle, a 1996 Silver Honda Accord, was westbound when it drifted into the center median. The driver, Christine Schmelzer of Hasty, Colorado, overcorrected to […]

Fatal Fire in Haswell Under Investigation

  Haswell, Colo. –Dec. 14, 2015 – Multiple fire departments responded to a fully engulfed home at 4 a.m. today. Initial reports of an adult male inside the home were confirmed as a fatality. The home is located in the 100 block of South Main Street and is a total loss. The identity of the […]

Red Cross Offering Emergency Shelter Training in Lamar

Volunteers Needed for Disaster Response  Lamar, CO – Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 – The American Red Cross and Prowers County Department of Emergency Management will host the Shelter Fundamentals course in Lamar, Colorado December 17, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:p.m. The class will be held at the City of Lamar Cultural Events Center. The […]

Baca County Resident Dies in Highway 287 Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a crash, which resulted in a single fatality. The crash occurred Friday, November 6, 2015, on Colorado Highway 287 approximately two miles north of Springfield, Colorado, in Baca County. A Hesston Swather Tractor was traveling northbound on Colorado Highway 287, while a 2007 GMC Yukon Ambulance was also traveling […]

Single-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Otero County

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday on Colorado Highway 10 near milepost 70, in Otero County. The crash resulted in a single fatality as well as one of the occupants suffering serious injury. A 1996 Volvo Sedan driven by 44-year-old George Nelson out of La Junta, Colorado was traveling […]

LPD Hosts Drug Take Back Saturday, Sept 26

  The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on September 26, 2015 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 […]

Patriotic House Decorations on Display for 9/11 Tribute

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce identified the three winning households in Lamar who decorated for the 3rd Annual 9/11 Tri-State Tribute, held this past Saturday, September 12. This is the second year the Tribute parade route has not followed the traditional path along Main Street, south to the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Because of concerns the […]

Safety Offer from Prowers County Rural Fire Department

Time is our enemy. In an Emergency, locating the caller’s address as soon as possible is the first step in saving lives and property. Time wasted searching for the proper address is one thing many callers to 911 don’t have. The Prowers County 911 system will determine where the emergency call is coming from. However, […]

A Fitting Tribute for Responders and Servicepeople

The 3rd Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute in Lamar had several highlights Saturday, September 12, ranging from the performing bands and float entries that extended from West Beech Street all the way along South 9th Street and from there into the Prowers County Fairgrounds for the day. Red, white and blue were the predominant colors of […]

La Junta Man Injured in Hwy 109 Motorcycle Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol investigated a single vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7:20pm on Saturday, September 12 on Colorado State Highway 109 near mile point 12, in Las Animas County. At the time of the crash a 1988 Harley Davison Motorcycle, driven by Mark Ryan, a 53 year old male from La Junta, […]

Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Set for the Weekend

The 4th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute honoring all first responders and Armed Forces members will be in full force this weekend in downtown Lamar as part of the Fall Festival activities on Friday, September 11th, and a full day of scheduled activities at the Prowers County Fairgrounds following Saturday’s 10am parade. A small, patriotic presentation on […]

Fireworks Fundraisers Planned for Holly

    The Holly Rural Fire Department is working to offer a July 4th fireworks display next year if there are sufficient funds generated for the holiday project. Jake Holdren of the Holly Rural Fire Department addressed the town Trustees during their September meeting, outlining some of the needs related to the project. “All of […]

Patriotic Mural to be Displayed at Prowers County Fairgrounds

The artistic contributions of five area youngsters will be incorporated into a 34 foot long mural which will grace the rear wall at the entrance to the Prowers County Grandstands. The Prowers County Commissioners recently approved the design during their August 25th meeting. The mural is a feature of this year’s annual 9/11 Tri-State Tribute […]

Contribute A Photo to the Hall of Honor During the Tri State 9/11 Tribute

  Tri State 9/11 Tribute – September 12, 2015   As part of the Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Celebration, we feature a Hall of Honor in the Centennial Building at the Prowers County Fairgrounds, to pay tribute to all First Responders and Military, Past and Present. We will also display patriotic posters created by our area school […]

Costly Swimming Pool Repairs Considered by Lamar City Council

The Lamar City Council  discussed a proposal to hire a consulting firm to determine what has caused pieces of the pool’s finish lining to peel off, sometimes by as much as two foot strips. The Lamar Municipal Swimming Pool was resurfaced in 2013 by Pacific Western Coatings, but the results on the finish have not been […]