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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lamar Council Okays Funding to Support Southwest Chief Route

Lamar Police Chief Kyle Miller gave the oath of office to the city’s newest officer, Thomas Dunagan, who recently graduated from the Otero Junior College Law Enforcement Agency.  He began his orientation training in Lamar on April 30 of this year.  “With Officer Dunagan’s hiring, we’re now at our budgeted strength of 20 officers for […]

Gregory Paul Thompson…February 15, 1948 – April 29, 2015

  By honoring his final requests, no services will be held for Lamar resident and formerly of Walsh, Greg Thompson. Per Greg’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Greg was born on February 15, 1948 at Denver, Colorado to Paul and Dorothy (Hedrick) Thompson and passed away on April 29, […]

Taking an Informed Step to the Future

What do around 400 high school students have in common?  At one point, they all start to develop an interest and concern about how they’ll earn a living, what interests they have in the future job market, and what type of experience and education they’ll need to achieve their goals. Some of those questions were […]

Lamar Council Sets Public Hearing Date on Corner Wine & Liquor Transfer

  A public hearing for the liquor license transfer for Corner Wine and Liquor was set for January 12, 2015.  The store at 1201 South Main Street was recently sold by Melinda Grover to Rodney and Gail Schroeder.  The transfer of ownership was submitted to conduct a transfer of license operating under a temporary permit […]

Bomb Threat Call at Wal-Mart

A phoned-in bomb threat cleared the Lamar Wal-Mart discount store of employees and customers  at about 6:20pm on Thursday, July 11.  The Lamar Fire and Ambulance Department responded with about 16 persons in fire and ambulance units and the Lamar Police Department was on hand with about eight officers.  The Colorado State Patrol assisted in […]

Minor Fire at Blue Spruce Motel

The Lamar Fire and Ambulance Departments responded to a minor fire call at 1:30pm, Tuesday, September 25, at the Blue Spruce Motel on Highway 50 in Lamar. There were no injuries. The fire was located in one a single motel room midway in the motel complex and was started by a fuel burner/boiler malfunction in […]

Local First Responders Given Show of Appreciation

  First Responders and fallen alike were honored and remembered in Lamar in three ceremonies this past Tuesday, September 11 on the 11th anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City. A memorial flag raising ceremony was conducted for the victims of the 9/11 attacks at the Lamar […]

Mystery Alarm at Community Building

  Shortly before 1pm, Sunday, December 18, the Lamar Fire and Police Departments responded to an alarm at the Lamar Community Building.  Police Cruisers blocked traffic along the 600 block of South 6th Street in front of the building while fire department crews responded to the alarm.    Fire Chief Marshall Cook said a smoky area […]

Fire Safety is All the Time, Not Just October

October is National Fire Prevention Month, and the Lamar Fire Department has been spreading the message, visiting schools and pre-schools last week, conducting fire prevention activities, describing their equipment and offering safety information that is geared to the student’s age. This past Wednesday, firemen visited Little People’s Preschool, Melvin Hendrickson Pre-school, Wiley Preschool and later […]