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Lamar Police Report - June 19
10:52 p.m. - Officer responded to the 800 block of South 9th Street for an unwanted party. Officers arrested Jeremiah Baber (18) of Lamar for second degree assault on a peace officer, obstructing a peace officer, and other charges. Jeremiah was transported to Prowers County Jail where he is being he
Lamar Chamber and Honkers Welcome New Motel Owners - The Prowers Journal
Honker Holly Burton, Chamber Rep: Valerie Baldwin, Owners Donald and Jemalin Nordo, Chamber Director Jessica Medina
When home improvement calls for demolition
As a “picker,” Ryan Blumenstein is all about preservation, cutting down on waste and an appreciation of everything old. But even he knows that sometimes a house is beyond being saved by home improvement. There’s a certain time to just start new, he said, but that doesn’t mean an old house has to go
Wauneta’s Yucca Hills MX Track hosts NCMA Motocross season
Events over the weekend included Open Outlaw; Mini Open and Pit Bikes; Women B and C; Open 65; Vet A, B and C; Pee Wee Open; 250 C; 65 (ages 6-8) and 65 (age 9-11); 250 A and B; Pee Wee (ages 4-6) and Pee Wee (ages 7-8); Open Am and Over 40; 85 (ages 7-11) and 85 (ages 12-16); and 450 Open A, B and
22 injured in mass shooting. Media SILENT!
Police were talking to witnesses and reviewing evidence, trying to learn more about the fighting that led to the gunshots early Sunday morning.“We believe it was a dispute between two neighborhoods that led to violence at the event. In no way was the event the target, it just happened to be the foru
Prowers Lodging Tax Tourism Panel discusses funding requests
Danny Tinnes and Eric McSwan with the Lamar Municipal Airport discussed the upcoming air show which will be held in September. The dollar amount requested was $7,400 which will be used for advertising and contract fees. It was also noted that the estimated total cost for the event would be $15,000.
Lamar Area Hospice receives Customer Experience Award
LAMAR, CO - Lamar Area Hospice, a Colorado independent, non-profit hospice organization, serving all of Prowers County and portions of Bent and Kiowa counties, has been notified that they are the recipient of the Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2018 Customer Experience Award. Qualifying for the award in
2018 Harvest Festival theme, grand marshal announced
The Wauneta Harvest Festival committee has been planning this year’s community celebration, set for July 26-29, 2018.
Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287 - The Prowers Journal
Two fires broke out on the southeast Colorado plains Friday afternoon, June 15th, and as of Monday, June 18th, according to Prowers County Fire Chief, Staffon Warn, the causes have not been determined.
Lamar Police Report - June 18
10:20 a.m. - Officers responded to a disturbance at 1601 S 11th Street. Latara Robertson was arrested for burglary, harassment, and domestic violence.
Johnson explains more about handicapped accessible buildings
Akron Chamber of Commerce met Monday, but a quorum was not present. Vice President Lori Baer opened the meeting. The meal was provided by Latte Da'. Building Inspector Larry Johnson gave a report about handicapped accessible buildings. Buildings that aren't handicap accessible do not have to make ch
Akron Chamber set for free shred day
It is already June and beside summer arriving this month, there is another event held that many wait for to come. FREE SHRED DAY! For several years now, this event has been sponsored by the Akron Chamber of Commerce. This year's free shred day will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26 in the lo
TBK Bank employees spruce up Akron's fire hydrants
TBK Bank recently held a challenge between branches to volunteer and make a change in their communities. The local branch contacted the Town of Akron for a project they needed done, but hadn't been able to get to. The Town asked if they would be willing to paint the fire hydrants, so, they started p
Five Lamar Lopes sign with NCAA programs
LAMAR, CO -The 2017-2018 Lamar Community College men's basketball season was a positive one. The Lopes got to 20 wins and a region tournament appearance for the second straight season. Lamar's sophomore class had plenty to do with that, going 47-19 the past two years. Five of those sophomores will p
Otis School Board cintinuing mid-summer work
A special meeting of the Otis School Board with a Leadership Work Session was held June 7, 2018. Board members present were: President, Amy Ison; Vice President, Jordan Willeke; Secretary, Beth Wells; and Treasurer, Brandy Ward. Board members Amy Ison, Beth Wells, Brandy Ward, Jordan Willeke and Aar
Veteran’s Mobile Center Postpones June 22nd Lamar Visit - The Prowers Journal
Gary Harbert, Prowers County VA representative, explained that the Mobile Center has been reassigned to another location in eastern Colorado. “I plan to have a separate booth set up at the Center when it’s in town that will serve as a ‘meet and greet’ for veterans and we’ll offer some snacks and in
Lamar Police Report - June 14
9:54 a.m. - Officers contacted Francisco Martinez Romero, 45 of Lamar, in the 500 block of South Main Street. Mr. Martinez Romero was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of Prowers County for failure to appear. Mr. Martinez Romero was also arrested on charges of Unlawful Possession of
Akron School Board approves 2018-19 budget
Akron School Board met Tuesday, June 12 with three members present. The work session began at 6:30 p.m. Superintendent Brian Christensen gave his reports. Transportation was the first department he discussed. Bus #19 is at TransWest for repairs. Bus #10 needs the engine rebuilt, which will be very e
Election Reminder for Unaffiliated Voters - The Prowers Journal
Drop your ballot off at the Prowers County Clerk & Recorder’s Office, 301 S. Main St., Ste. 210, Lamar, CO or,Use the ballot drop box inside the courthouse on the table in front of the security entrance or,Use the drive by/walk up ballot drop box located in the parking lot east side of the County Co
New code-alert system in place for Chase County
The new alert system, a mass notification system that is more user friendly, is called Rave Alert, said Duane Dreiling, Emergency Manager for Chase County.