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June 9, 2020

LOCAL

County Clerk

The Lamar County Clerk & Recorder’s Office is currently experiencing problems with the State’s motor vehicle DRIVES computer system. Clerks are currently unable to process any transactions over the counter or over the telephone at this time due to the State’s computer system update that took place. The State is working to resolve their issues. For residents needing assistance please call (719-336-8011) before going into the facility.


Lamar Public Pool

The Lamar swimming pool will open on Monday, June 15, 2020. The municipal swimming pool will open at a limited capacity, and restricted to no more than 50 people at a time. Bathrooms and showers will be open. Frequently touched surfaces, shared objects and bathrooms will be cleaned and disinfected. The municipal pool will be open from Sunday-Saturday from 10am-9pm; split up into 5, 2 hour sessions; wristbands will be unavailable. Entry will be based on a first come first serve basis. For questions, please call 719-336-7665.


Holly Vehicle Fatality

Colorado State Patrol is investigating a tragic crash that left a teenage boy dead. Troopers say the underage driver was a 14-year-old boy by the name of Jonathon Rosales. The rollover crash happened on Kiowa County Road 78 about five miles south of Towner. Troopers determined that Rosales was driving at the time of the crash and seat belts were not worn. Three of the passengers were ejected from the vehicle as the driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and three passengers were taken to a hospital in Tribune Kansas. The family of Jonathan Rosales is currently selling t-shirts for expenses.


STATE

Colorado Schools

Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Board of Education are sorting out options for the upcoming school year. In a Zoom conference Monday, Governor Polis says school districts need to put together contingency plans in case schools need to temporarily shut down due to the coronavirus. Districts will also need to come up with plans for students and staff who are considered high-risk, and who may not be able to return to school physically. Polis also believes schools will be experimenting more with staggered schedules in an effort to get more kids into the classroom this school year.Governor Polis says activities for kids this summer will give health officials a better idea of how to prevent coronavirus transmission in schools.


Colorado Springs Curfews

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers is encouraging people to stay on their best behavior with the city no longer under a curfew. The mayor says it was important to have a curfew for most of last week because of violence and property damage in downtown. Protests have been going on for days over the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minnesota.


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