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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 […]

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 […]

The Heat Is On Resumes with Holiday Party DUI Enforcement

269 Motorists Cited for Impaired Driving Over Thanksgiving Holiday STATEWIDE — As the leftover turkey is finally gobbled, for many it’s time for eggnog, craft beer, champagne and other holiday party libations – so it’s time for another The Heat Is On statewide DUI enforcement period. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol […]

Pack The Patrol Car- Toy Drive

  The Colorado State Patrol will be holding the 3rd Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car on November 27, 2015 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar.  Just look for the patrol cars parked near the store entrance.   The Colorado State Patrol is challenging you […]

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 […]

Bristol Woman Injured in Highway Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a 2-vehicle crash that occurred on Colorado Highway 385 at Second Street in Bristol, Colorado. A 1999 Toyota Sienna, driven by Zona Lashbrook, age 81, of Bristol, Colorado, attempted to make a left turn from northbound Colorado Highway 385 onto Second Street in Bristol. The Toyota was struck by […]

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 […]

PCDI Closes with Washington Street Commercial Park, LLC on Warehouse Facility

(LAMAR, COLORADO) – Prowers County Development, Inc. (PCDI) has owned and operated the commercial property at 310 East Washington Street in Lamar since it was donated by Big R when they relocated their warehouse facility and corporate offices out of the area. This month, PCDI has sold the property to Washington Street Commercial Park, LLC. […]

Speeders Beware!

Several deputies from area sheriff’s departments were out on Lamar streets this past Thursday, completing their certification requirements to handle a radar gun and issue tickets to violators. The course was held by Officer Steve McDowell of the Colorado State Patrol. “We issued an invitation to the departments to come out for classroom certification and […]

Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-in to Feature Agricultural Aircraft, Drones, and Safety Training for First Responders

  Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association encourages farmers, ranchers, and any others interested to attend its Operation S.A.F.E. Fly-in being held in La Junta, where attendees will hear updates about issues impacting the aerial application industry (aka crop dusting). There will be flight demonstrations from the agricultural aircraft and from participating UAS (drone) operators as well […]

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, […]

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 […]

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Period Begins Today

  STATEWIDE — Beginning today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local agencies are stepping up education and enforcement for the 2015 Labor Day DUI enforcement period. The enforcement period, part of CDOT’s The Heat Is On campaign, runs from Friday, August 21, through Tuesday, September 8. In conjunction […]

Click It Or Ticket Campaign to Buckle Down on Nighttime Offenders

STATEWIDE — Starting tonight, Monday, July 20, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Click It or Ticket campaign is taking its initiative after hours with a statewide nighttime seat belt crackdown. Following the successful Click It or Ticket May Mobilization enforcement, CDOT is again teaming up with the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law […]

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 […]

UPDATED: Two Dead in Multi-Vehicle Crash South of Lamar

  EDITOR: A formal report has been issued from the Colorado State Patrol following their investigation of this accident from June 10, 2015.  It is also available on this website. The Colorado State Patrol reports limited visibility from a dust storm was the apparent contributing factor to an eleven vehicle crash, five miles south of Lamar […]

Car – Train Collision in Otero County

The Colorado State Patrol investigated an injury traffic crash that occurred on May 30, 2015 at approximately 9:55 AM.  The crash occurred on Otero County Road 9.5, 60 feet north of Colorado Highway 50.  This location is approximately 1.5 miles west of Manzanola. A green 1998 Chevy Malibu driven by Staci Davis of Manzanola was […]

Wildlife on the Move!

Spring migration is here:  slow down, scan the roadsides for wildlife STATEWIDE – Springtime in the Rockies means wildlife are on the move again:  deer and elk are migrating to their summer habitats, and that means they will be crossing highways in higher numbers. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Parks and […]

Holly Commercial Club Hears Plans for Bluegrass Festival

  The Holly Commercial Club met for their monthly meeting on May 6 and discussed options for events with the Holly Fun Club.  This group is looking for additional activities to present to area youth for the upcoming annual fair in Holly or the Bluegrass Festival set for June 12-14. Members will check with the […]

PCDI Reviews Director Job Description, Reviews Business Seminars

The Prowers County Development Incorporated Board of Director’s monthly meeting was quite brief, as members moved into executive session to discuss personnel matters and an economic update this past Tuesday, April 28. President Rick Robbins noted there was unfortunately, a poor turnout for the April 21 seminar hosted by PCDI pertaining to prescription drug abuse […]