News for April 2, 2020

Here's what we have happening in Southeast Colorado ...

Colorado State Patrol Warns Against impersonator in Southeast Colorado

Several drivers reported they have been asked for papers regarding their authority to drive to their place of employment, and why they are violating the stay-at-home order. The Colorado State Patrol along with other law enforcement agencies have been investigating the alleged impersonator who may undergo serious ramifications.

Currently, no law enforcement agencies in Southeast Colorado are verifying if the drivers are in violation of the stay-at-home order. If you are stopped in your car by a person you believe to be illegitimate, remain in your vehicle, and dial 911. You can reach the investigation hotline at 719-384-5941 with information relating the impersonator.

Bagpipes at Sunset in Colorado

With so much news relating to the current CoronaVirus outbreak, one Colorado group of musicians wants to spread hope. Listen for Anne Boswell's story on the news today.

Prowers Medical Center CEO has suggestions for community to help

Prowers Medical Center CEO Karen Bryant has information on how the community can help during this CoronaVirus pandemic. The idea is to maintain distance between you and other people (in this case-at least 6 feet). While it may be disappointing to hear that so many events and other gatherings are being cancelled, there is a drastic public health reason for these measures. Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you remain at risk. It is your thoughtfulness today that will inspire hope for tomorrow. Please honor the stay-at-home order.

Lamar Superintendent Search Suspended

The Lamar School District Board of Education had voted to suspend the superintendent search until this fall. Current Superintendent Dave Tecklenburg has agreed to remain in his position until June of 2021. The Lamar Board of Education wishes to extend deep appreciation and gratitude to all of the district staff for their tireless dedication over the past few weeks, they go on to say that their dedication to our children is incredible and we are forever thankful for each of them.

Lamar Community Blood Drive

There is an urgent need for blood, and as of now, the community Blood drive will still take place. On April 21st from 11:30 am - 4:30 pm, the Vitalant blood organization will set up its annual blood drive. The blood drive will be held at the Lamar Christian Church on 811 South Main St. Volunteers are asking residents who are healthy and able to donate blood. These drives are essential for healthcare and help avoid future public health crisis. You may visit as a walk-in or call 719-336-5550 to schedule an appointment.

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