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Holly Trustee Vote Set for April 5

  Ballots will be cast at Holly’s City Complex for the April 5th municipal election this year. The Complex is at 200 South 3rd Street and will be open for balloting from 7am to 7pm, according to town clerk, Megan Jara.   Current Trustees, Marty Campbell and Larry Sitts are running for re-election and Holly residents, […]

Apply for County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Program

    Sheriff Sam Zordel announced today that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Prowers County student next spring, 2016. CSOC established the scholarship program in 1978.  Since then, this effort has continued as a meaningful expression of the sheriffs’ confidence in and […]

Sediment in Water Shuts off Holly Well

The south well used by the Town of Holly has been shut down due to sediment found in the water. The east well is supplying the town’s needs at this time, with the north well water supply as a backup. Jerry L’Estrange, Holly Town Administrator, told the Trustees, there’s no bacterial content in the south […]

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 […]

Granada Making Repairs from August Storms

The August 16th storm that swept through portions of Prowers County hit Granada with 90mph winds, causing some damage to trees, power poles and an electrical transformer at the elevator took what is believed to be a direct lightning hit. That’s according to the report given the Trustees by Town Maintenance Supervisor, John McMillan during […]

Prowers County Sheriff Requests Pueblo SWAT for Local Arrest

The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault and menacing incident. The suspect, Joseph James “J.J.” Marble, 36, of Lamar, had made threats of killing family members, law enforcement, and was in possession of several weapons, inside the residence. Marble had assaulted a family member the prior night, Thursday, 7-23-15, which Prowers […]

Fair Board Clears Beer Garden Hurdle with Commissioners

The Sand and Sage Fair Board, by a two to one vote from the County Commissioners, received approval to apply for a special events permit to host a beer garden during four events in this year’s Sand and Sage Fair.  This clears the path for the fair board to request a permit from the City […]

Holly Trustees Approve Sale of Town Equipment

  The Holly Board of Trustees gave unanimous approval to a resolution to sell about a dozen pieces of used town equipment.  The specific manner of the sale will be selected later, but interim Town Administrator, Jerry L’Estrange, said he’d develop a few options for putting the items on the market.  A random sampling includes […]

Fief Sworn in as Undersheriff

  Sam Fief was sworn in as the new Undersheriff for Prowers County, Monday, March 2, at the Sheriff’s Office in Lamar.  Fief was selected as Undersheriff several weeks after Sam Zordel became the new Prowers County Sheriff, replacing James Faull who retired in 2014. In his hiring announcement, Zordel said Fief’s duties will include […]

Successful Tip A Cop Raises Domestic Safety Funds

The Hickory House restaurant in Lamar played host to almost two dozen law enforcement officers this past Valentine’s Day, Saturday, as the Domestic Safety Resource Center revived the ‘Tip A Cop’ fundraising program after an absence of several years.  From 7am until closing time, various regional police officers greeted customers, showed them to their table […]

Holly Trustees Preparing for REDI Grant Hearings

The Holly Boar of Trustees listened to concerns from property owner, Sherrie Brownfield regarding the scope of coverage mentioned in the annual contract between the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Holly.  Sheriff Sam Zordel attended the meeting in which Brownfield criticized a lack of response on a call to the Sheriff’s Office […]

Arrest Made in Wal-Mart Bomb Hoax

Virgil Hunt, 32, of Lamar, was arrested for the December 1st, false bomb threat for the local Wal-Mart store, according to interim Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller. Miller said the arrest was made on December 8 and Hunt is being held in the Prowers County Jail on $6,000 bond.  He is being charged with false […]

Letter to the Editor: Sam Zordel

    To the Editor, I appreciate all who voted for me, in this election. I will work hard to do the best for Prowers County, knowing I have support within the Sheriff’s Office and the community to reach the goals I have set. I will do my best to represent the citizens and build […]

Zordel Replaces Trowbridge as County Undersheriff

Ron Trowbridge has resigned to take the position of Director with the Hotline County Connection effective October 20, 2014. I have appointed Sam Zordel to the position of Undersheriff effective October 20, 2014.  Sam has been with the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office since September 21, 1996.  He started in the jail as a detention deputy, went to […]

Local General Election Contest Summary

Voters in 13 precincts throughout Prowers County are receiving their mail-in ballots. County Clerk & Recorder Jana Coen had announced earlier that the mail-out would take place to allow voters to receive their ballots between October 14 and 17. There is only one contested position in Prowers County, that for the office of Sheriff, with […]

Beware of Mail Scams Targeting Our Area

The Sheriff’s Office has received two mail scams in the last two days from residents in Prowers County. They are two separate scams requiring the resident to cash a check, which is fraudulent, and send money to someone for the release of a larger amount of money. Once again we would like to keep the […]

Friday Night Fire–RV Burns on South Main in Lamar

A fire destroyed a recreational vehicle at 2400 South Main Street at Main and Savage in Lamar this past Friday evening. Lamar Fire and Ambulance responded to the call along the highway at 7:16pm.  The fire apparently started in the engine compartment and spread to the rest of the camper as it was being moved […]

Holly Trustees Renew Sheriff Contract

  With a three to two vote, the Holly Trustees renewed the annual contract with the Prowers County Sheriff’s office for 2015. The town will pay $51,000 for law enforcement coverage of the community for the year for 40 hours per week.  During earlier discussions on the contract, several Trustees felt more attention should be […]

Prowers County Sheriff’s Office July 2014 Report

There were 301 calls for service this past July to the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office with 159 from Lamar, 101 from the County, 26 from Holly and seven from Wiley and six from Granada. Lamar had 27 warrant arrests served and 48 of the calls in July were jail related.  Thirty-seven were for restraining orders […]

Prowers County Sheriff’s Report-May 2014

The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office responded to 323 calls for service in May.  Lamar had 167 calls while Holly had 39 and the County posted 96 calls for the month.  Lamar had 48 legal papers or restraining orders served for May while the county had six.  The Sheriff’s Office responded to the county for Traffic […]