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Lamar Man Driver of Semi in Train-Truck Crash in Campo

Lamar Man Driver of Semi in Train-Truck Crash in Campo

On Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at approximately 08:30 hours, an accident occurred on Highway 287 at milepost 9.8 just north of Campo, in Baca County Colorado.   A white 2000 Kenworth tractor pulling a flatbed style trailer, driven by Ernest Ray Hicks of Lamar, Colorado was traveling northbound on Highway 287. Witnesses stated that the Kenworth […]

Two Car Fatal Crash on High 287 in Baca County

Two Car Fatal Crash on High 287 in Baca County

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving one fatality that occurred on Colorado 287, about 13 miles south of Springfield. At approximately 12:30AM on Friday, 03-22-13, a 2004 Dodge Sprinter Van was northbound on Colorado 287 when it collided with a southbound 2005 Freightliner tractor and trailer driven by Rupinder […]

Big Timbers History Corner #17 - Southeast Colorado Hospital

Big Timbers History Corner #17 – Southeast Colorado Hospital

Long before Southeast Colorado Hospital was established in Springfield, the name was being used in Lamar. The building still stands today at the southeast corner of Beech and Third. It’s unlikely anyone minded it being eclipsed by the building of the Maxwell Hospital in 1928, because according to one former volunteer, Gladys Seevers, it had […]