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Fire Department Incident Reports December 6, 2013

Tuesday, December 3 At 4:26 pm on December 3, fire personnel were dispatched to 401 South 3rd Street in Lamar on report of visible smoke and a smoke smell.  Upon arrival at the location, fire crew found that smoke was present but that it was coming from a stove flue.  The occupant stated that he […]

Top Five Stories for the Week of July 9th

Here are the top five stories from this week in case you missed them. Weekend Highway Fatality in Bristol Area The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred July 7, 2012 on Highway 385, milepost 103 north of Bristol. A 1994 Plymouth Voyager mini-van was traveling northbound when the vehicle traveled off […]

Granada–Holly Highway Chase Results in Lamar Fatality

  Pursuit / Fatal Crash The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a three vehicle fatal crash that occurred on January 9, 2012, at approximately 9:40 P.M., on Highway 50 in the town of Holly. At approximately 9:34 PM, a Granada Police Officer attempted to contact a 1995 Camaro that was traveling eastbound, for reckless […]

Friday 5pm Whistle, Plus 10 Seconds

  Not the best way to start the weekend this past Friday, as two vehicles smacked into each other at the Main Street intersection in downtown Lamar. There were no injuries, but the vehicles sustained approximately $2,200 damages. Because of the location, Main Street between Olive and Elm Street was blocked off to allow access […]

Theater Marquee Repaired Again

Workers watched their step last week, walking along the Lamar Theater marquee.  The noted landmark on the east side of Main Street has been the unfortunate target of high-profile semi trucks over the years. The last contact came this past spring when a semi, parked in front of the theater, pulled away from the curb […]

Two Vehicle Accident on East Highway 50 Results in Fatality

News Update: 3:20pm One man died and another was injured this morning when a van from Pueblo crossed the center line on Highway 50 east of Lamar and  sideswiped a semi.  The injuried man, who was not identified, was a passenger and was taken by ambulance to Prowers Medical Center. The accident occured near mile marker […]

Accident on Highway 287

Colorado State Patrol For Immediate Release The Colorado State Patrol is investigating an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a Hyundai Elantra which resulted in property damage in Prowers County on July 19th. The tractor-trailer and the Hyundai were southbound on Colorado 287. The Hyundai slowed down to make a left turn at Prowers County Road F. […]

“Text Me, I’m Dying to Hear from You”

      High School Students view the start of a mock exercise The dangers of texting while driving were brought home in dramatic fashion this past Friday morning, April 15, at Lamar High School. A mock car accident resulted in one fatality, the arrest of the teenaged driver and two passenger accident-injuries. Students lined […]

Child Safety Concerns Addressed

Seatbelt safety and child safety seat law changes will be discussed this Saturday, April 9, from 9am to Noon at the Lamar Community Building. Cheryl Gilmore said Colorado has made changes in booster seat laws and recommended changes in rear-facing safety seats, and these and other subjects will be discussed at the public session.  Gilmore […]

The Lamar Theater Marquee Takes Another Hit

A Frozen Food Express delivery truck took a two foot long chunk out of the base of the Lamar Theater marquee Thursday, March 31. Theater owner Rick Ross said he notified the driver that the truck was very close to the curb, and the driver needed to be cautious when he pulled back into the […]