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Council Interviews Candidates for Ron Cook’s Seat

Council Interviews Candidates for Ron Cook’s Seat

  The Lamar City Council interviewed two candidates, Felix Dias and Jim Faull as a replacement for Councilman Ron Cook for representation of District 3 in the city during the January 12 meeting.    The council had 30 days to advertise for the open seat since Cook tendered a resignation letter as he is moving from […]

County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Program

County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Program

  Prowers County Sheriff Jim Faull announced that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriff’s Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Prowers County student this spring.  CSOC established the scholarship program in 1978.  Since then, this effort has continued as a meaningful expression of the sheriff’s confidence in and respect […]

Local Civic Group Preparing for Heroin Problems in Prowers County

Local Civic Group Preparing for Heroin Problems in Prowers County

  Area medical doctors and professionals, Prowers Medical Group, High Plains Community Health Center, Lamar School District, Prowers County Sheriff’s Office, Lamar Police Department, area treatment facilities and local government want to bring to the attention of local citizens that HEROIN has come to Lamar and Prowers County.  This is a drug that has the […]

Letter to The Editor: Sam Zordel – Republican Candidate for Prowers County Sheriff

Letter to The Editor: Sam Zordel – Republican Candidate for Prowers County Sheriff

  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Department is made up of fine individuals; however, new leadership will be required when Sheriff Faull steps down at the end of his term in late 2014. I am introducing myself as the candidate most qualified to lead the department. With the exception of brief periods of time during my […]

County Discusses Emergency Trailer Responsibilities, Sells Antique Wagons

County Discusses Emergency Trailer Responsibilities, Sells Antique Wagons

      How to best share an emergency operations trailer among county responders was the topic of discussion for Prowers County Commissioners Thursday, September 12, with Staffon Warn, Emergency Operations Manager for the County and Prowers County Sheriff Jim Faull.  The trailer is owned by the county, but was recently donated to The City of […]

Prowers County Sheriff’s Monthly September Report

Prowers County Sheriff’s Monthly September Report

281 calls for service were made to the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office for this past September, 2012.  Lamar had 128 calls with five DUI reports, 17 Warrant Arrests, one MIP and one each for Fraud and Drugs.  Forty-three of the calls were Jail Related.  Holly made 30 calls in the month, of which eight were […]

Municipal Holiday Fireworks Displays Cancelled

Municipal Holiday Fireworks Displays Cancelled

Prowers County Sheriff’s Office June 27, 2012 Fire Works Ban Due to the high fire danger Prowers County has been added to the “Red Flag” counties. I have consulted with Fire Chiefs Warn, Cook and Duffy on the fire dangers posed by public fireworks display. I have come to the conclusion that the fire danger […]

Local Partnerships Provide Funds for Vision Screening

Local Partnerships Provide Funds for Vision Screening

A recent $1,000 donation from Lamar Rotary is helping the Lamar Lions Club achieve their goal to raise funds to purchase a vision screening machine. The Welch Allyn SureSight vision screen device costs $5,800 and will provide free vision screen tests for children three to six years of age in southeast Colorado. One in 20 […]

Updated Fire Ban Ordinance Planned for Prowers County, Alta Vista Invitation

  Sheriff Jim Faull, Fire Marshall for Prowers County; Staffon Warn, Rural Fire Chief; and Marshall Cook City of Lamar Fire Chief, met with the Prowers County Commissioners to review the current fire ban for the county and to make the current ordinance more clear for area residents.  In light of the area rains this […]

Commissioners Discuss Fire Ban

Commissioners Discuss Fire Ban

Staffon Warn, Rural Fire Chief, and Jim Faull, Sheriff and Fire Marshall for Prowers County, discussed the recent fires in Bent and Baca Counties and the Prowers County fire ban enacted last month. Sheriff Faull said the Red Flag warnings posted by the National Weather Service usually serve to curtail non-permit burns in the county.  “Farmers […]