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CSP Reports Fatality on Highway 287 South of Lamar

  The Colorado State Patrol investigated a two vehicle crash involving one fatal injury which occurred early Tuesday afternoon, August 25, 2015, approximately 12 miles south of Lamar. A 2013 Ford Mustang was traveling southbound on Highway 287 when it went into the northbound lane of traffic and collided with the left saddle tank and […]

Lamar Council Approves Grants and Funding for Police, Fire, Computer Software

The Lamar City Council approved requests for grant applications and city equipment during their Monday, August 24th meeting, including the GOCO grant needed to finish the two remaining ball fields at the Four Plex. Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Rec Director, outlined the final work to be done by the lowest bidder, Timberline Landscaping of […]

Four Vehicle Pile Up on 287, Dust Closes Hwy S. of Lamar

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a four-vehicle injury crash, which occurred on Colorado State Highway 287 near milepost 69.5, approximately 6.5 miles south of Lamar.  The accident occurred shortly after 5pm on Saturday, August 22.  A white 2000 Peterbuilt tractor trailer driven by Jose Ortiz a 43 year old Texas male collided with […]

CBI Investigating Local Fire

  On Saturday, August 8, 2015 at approximately 2am, Lamar Fire and the Lamar Police Department was dispatched to the report of a structure fire at the 400 block of South 4th Street in Lamar. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were experienced by both the public and responders. During the initial investigation of […]

Hot Dog! What a Night

      Wieners were served up from the grill at the Prowers County Fairgrounds and Willow Creek Park on Tuesday evening, August 4. Residents could choose from the National Night Out event at Willow Creek Park and enjoyfree swimming, a movie and dozens of chili dogs with cheese and all the toppings, or they […]

Garage Fire Quickly Contained by Prowers County Rural Fire Dept

  The Prowers County Rural Fire Department extinguished a structure fire at the Meadows at 8088 CR MM.3 this past Sunday, August 2, 2015. The call was received at 10:30 in the morning and the Prowers County Sheriff’s office  also responded. A detached garage, measuring 30’ x 25’ was on fire and the flames were in […]

Chief Warn Provides Updates on County Fire Department

Stafffon Warn, Rural Fire Chief and Emergency Operations Manager for Prowers County provided a scheduled update on the department for the Prowers County Commissioners this past Tuesday, July 7.  The County and City had a combined burn exercise, torching several trailer houses recently, with the County Fire Department supplying water for the on-site exercise.  “We […]

More Controlled Burns on the Way

The Lamar Fire and Ambulance Service decided the quiet, cool weather conditions on Thursday morning, were sufficient for a controlled burn of an abandoned and derelict property.  Solid black smoke began to rise from the house, located between North 7th and 8th Streets, just a few yards away from the Lamar Canal.  It’s one of […]

Objects in Motion Tend to Stay in Motion

Isaac Newton couldn’t have been more accurate when he postulated the three theories of motion centuries ago and one of them was evident at the intersection of Main and Olive Streets in Lamar Tuesday afternoon, shortly before 5pm. A northbound semi- truck, hauling several stacks of what appeared to be metal girders, came to an […]

City Council Schedules Public Hearing for Sand and Sage Beer Garden

The Lamar City Council set July 13 as the date for a public hearing for the Prowers County Fairboard.  Members are requesting a special events permit to host a beer garden during some events at the Sand and Sage Fair in August.  The council also held a public hearing for a special event permit for […]

Prowers Medical Center Executes Disaster Plan for Multi-Vehicle Accident

The multi vehicle collision that occurred on Wednesday, June 10, on Highway 287 south of Lamar resulted in numerous injuries and loss of life.  The majority of the injured were taken by local Lamar/County Fire and Ambulance services to the Prowers Medical Center emergency room.  Medical staff responded to care for the injured on several […]

CSP Report on Fatal Collisions on Highway 287

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a traffic crash involving several vehicles that occurred on Colorado 287 near milepost 69 in Prowers County. The crash resulted in two fatalities and multiple injuries to several parties on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. A 2003 Ford van was traveling northbound on Colorado 287 when it stopped in the […]

TX Residents Injured in Prowers County Crash

    The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a serious injury traffic crash that occurred on April 17, 2015 at approximately 6:00 AM.  The crash occurred on Colorado Highway 287 approximately 9 miles south of Lamar. A 2010 Jeep Rubicon driven by Amanda Medina of Live Oak, Texas was traveling northbound on Colorado 287. […]

Current Rocky Mountain Fire Potential Report

Denver, CO; April 9, 2015 – The Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center announced availability of the first 2015 fire potential outlook for the Rocky Mountain Area—Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. “This year we are expecting an average to above-average fire season, or more active fire season compared to last year,” said Rocky Mountain […]

9/11 Tribute Foundation Plans Patriotic Park

  The Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Foundation is at work for next year’s event, set for September 12, 2015.  Doug Harbour and Carla Scranton, Foundation committee members, outlined plans for creation of a memorial park to be located at the south side intersection of Savage Avenue and Highway 287.  They also requested permission to develop a […]

Transitions: Lamar Fire Chief Marshall Cook

As photographs from his past 30 year career with the Lamar Fire and Ambulance Department scrolled on a video screen at the Lamar Cultural Center this past Friday evening, February 6, Marshall Cook was presented with a series of appreciation awards and plaques for his years of service to the community. Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner […]

Semi Fire Near Gobbler’s Knob Torches Acreage

A semi hauling avocados caught fire 23 miles south of Lamar this past Saturday morning, February 7.  The Prowers County Rural Fire Department responded  to the scene at 8:30am as the cab was burning and the fire had spread to the refrigerated portion of the semi. Highway 287 was closed to one lane by the […]

Insulation Fire Claims Trailer Home

  Early reports indicate electrical arcing on electrical heat tape caused insulation covering water lines to catch fire and burn from the pipe to other segments of a trailer home on CR3 near the Lamar Airport Saturday morning. The Prowers County Rural Fire Department responded at 9:43am, just minutes after the alarm was called in […]

Semi Fatality In Bent County Over the Weekend

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a traffic crash involving a Tractor-Trailer combination hauling diesel, which resulted in one fatal in Bent County just west of Las Animas. The 2014 Kenworth Tractor pulling a tanker trailer was traveling eastbound on Colorado 50. As the Kenworth entered a curve, the trailer began to roll. The Kenworth […]

CSP Investigates Single Vehicle Fatality in Otero County

  The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that took place on Colorado Highway 350 near milepost 39, in Otero County. The crash resulted in a single fatality as well as one suffering serious injuries. A 1988 Chevrolet S10 Pickup was traveling westbound on Colorado Highway 350. The Chevrolet was traveling through […]