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July 2, 2020


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Lamar Firework Show

The annual Lamar Firework show will take place July 4th at approximately 9:15 pm. The Colorado Public Health department would like to remind residents of necessary social distancing measures during the show. The Lamar fire department encourages residents to take advantage of the several mile view and spread out while viewing the fireworks. Large crowds and gathering is not recommended during the current pandemic. Residential vehicles are to be parked in authorized spaces throughout the evening.


Narcotics Seized in Lamar

The investigation continues on the June 26th potential, residential narcotics distribution. The investigation takes place along the 200 block of North 6th street in Lamar. Lamar Police Department and deputies from the

Prowers County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant.

Weapons, and illegal materials were confiscated as a result of the search. The investigation into the matter continues, and charges are pending against the involved parties. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Additional information will be released as the investigation continues.


Permitted Fireworks

As Independence Day approaches, Prowers County residents should keep in mind the city ordinance related to the use of Fireworks. If fireworks are purchased over state lines, and fired in Colorado, users may be violating state statutes and city ordinances. Unlawful fireworks include Bottle rockets, Firecrackers, and Roman candles. Some firework safety tips include: Soaking used firework devices in water after use, avoid shooting off fireworks in metal or glass containers, and keep a water source ready in case of combustion. For firework questions please call 336-4321.


Heat Stroke Hustle

Lamar Parks and Recreation will be hosting their 3rd annual Heat Stroke Hustle fun run or walk. The event will be Saturday, July 18th at the North Gateway Park in Lamar. Registration for the Heat Stroke Hustle will begin at 7:30 am; with an event start time of 8:00 am. The entry fee will be $15.00 and the distance will be determined the day of the event. Registration forms can be found on the City of Lamar Website. For more information on the Lamar Parks and Recreation Heat Stroke Hustle, call 336-2774.


STATE

High Traffic Season in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation is expecting a

significant increase in traffic on the state’s highways; as people travel in

higher numbers over the long Fourth of July holiday weekend. Independence Day traditionally marks the start of the high traffic season, with summer tourism hitting its peak over the next six to seven weeks. CDOT is asking drivers to engage in safe driving practices and be prepared to practice important health precautions. Travelers should follow social distancing guidelines, and wear masks at their destinations and at any stops along the way. Drivers can get the latest information on the status of the state’s roadways by checking www.cotrip.org or by calling 511.


Kansas Cattle

Heat stress in cattle is an issue in Kansas during the summer. With temperatures this week expected to soar to 106 degrees in western Kansas, ranchers need to give extra care of their animals. According to the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, animals with a black or dark red hide are more susceptible to heat than lighter-skinned animals. Cattle eat less during hot weather and sweat 10% as much as humans, as elevated breathing, and drooling of cattle are beginning signs of heat stress. Tips for reducing heat stress in cattle include: shipping cattle during the coolest parts of the day, splitting cattle pens, and providing plenty of fresh water.

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