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Annual Hasty Days Set for Sept 6

  This small community in southeast Colorado always has big plans for their September 6 celebration.  It’s worth a visit to enjoy some of the activities. 6:30am Dam Run back and forth across John Martin Dam 9am       Hasty Fire Department Breakfast: Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs and O.J. $2 & $5 for age groups 10am     Parade Around […]

Honkers Welcome Colorado Gardens to Lamar

Lamar Honkers, along with board members from the Lamar Chamber, paid a welcoming visit to Colorado Gardens, LLC on West Highway 50 in Lamar. The new farmer’s market opened for business on July 26 and is open seven days a week through the growing and harvesting season, approximately mid October. Rocky Ford farmers have ear-marked […]

Annual Directory Promotes Colorado Hay

  BROOMFIELD, Colo. –The Colorado Department of Agriculture publishes the Colorado Hay Directory annually to help connect Colorado hay producers with buyers. The 2014 edition of the directory is now available to the public at no cost.   “The directory is a great way for Colorado hay producers to market their hay,” said Wendy White, […]

Prowers Medical Center Board Meets with Parkview Hospital Officials

  Prowers Medical Center is considering an alliance with Parkview Hospital in Pueblo.  The affiliation would create additional medical services for PMC, along with some administrative assistance such as compliance guidelines, a peer review process and quality improvement of various programs.  Parkview Hospital representatives included the hospital President Mike Baxter, Judy Fonda Hospital Board Chairman, […]

New Owners for Tri-County Ford Lincoln in Lamar

Jeff Travis, former general manager at Tri County Ford in Lamar has become part owner of the car dealership located on West Highway 50 in Lamar.  Travis, and partners Tony Cuomo and DJ Jones, also own Tri County GM in La Junta.  Travis was recently visited by the Lamar Honkers and members of the Lamar Chamber of […]

Granada Man Dies in One Vehicle Accident (UPDATE)

    UPDATE  (On 08-29-14 at approximately 0321 hours, the driver of Vehicle #1 died as a result of his injuries sustained in the crash.) The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a one vehicle accident that occurred on Prowers County Road 25 approximately 9 miles south of Granada. The driver and only occupant of a […]

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  • Snow Geese in Flight by Ron Mulbery

    Changes Being Planned for 13th Annual Snow Goose Festival

    The committee planning next February’s 13th Annual Snow Goose Festival in Lamar agreed there will be some modifications on the events being offered for the three day event.  With the departure of two key members from the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife, Linda Groat and John Koshak, the committee felt this would be the […]

  • Lamar Community College Baseball Repeats History

    Lamar Community College Baseball Repeats History

    Lamar Community College Head Baseball Coach Scott Crampton stands with two generations of LCC Runnin’ Lopes baseball players, Donny Ortiz, Jr. and Sr. Ortiz, Sr. played for the Runnin’ Lopes in 1992-94 before transferring to Metro State to complete his baseball career. Jr. becomes a Runnin’ Lope this week. In 1992 Donny Ortiz came to […]

  • Lamar Utility Customers Alert to Payment Scam

    Lamar Utility Customers Alert to Payment Scam

    Citizens,   In an effort to protect citizens the City of Lamar Police Department and Lamar Light and Power want to inform you of scam information.  A person or company has been calling citizens and businesses to inform them that they needed to pay a light bill over the telephone in order to keep their […]

  • Lamar Utilities Board Reviews Insurance Contracts, Board Member Application

    Lamar Utilities Board Reviews Insurance Contracts, Board Member Application

    Lamar Utilities Board members voted to continue insurance coverage for its 29 mile gas pipeline.  The coverage with IMA Kansas Inc. routinely renews on September 3 and was initiated in 2005.  Other insurance carriers for the city, such as CIRSA or Traveller’s, covers the power plant substations and wind turbines, but not for the pipeline.  […]

  • PCDI Discusses Rural Business Loan Sources

    PCDI Discusses Rural Business Loan Sources

      Prowers County Development Incorporated has accepted insurance bids from between eight and ten agents in Lamar and Prowers County for the East Washington Street property.  Premiums following roof repairs on one of the warehouses following a summer wind storm have increased significantly and the PCDI board is looking for the best deal.  Board member […]

  • New at the Lamar Public Library for the Week of August 25, 2014

    New at the Lamar Public Library for the Week of August 25, 2014

    Added to the Library Collection for the Week of August 25, 2014 Adult Fiction – eBooks The Hot Zone: the terrifying true story of the origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston Longbourn by Jo Baker The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks Looking for Alaska by John Green The Road of Lost Innocence: the […]

  • Lamar Council Okays Levee Study Funding

    Lamar Council Okays Levee Study Funding

    The City of Lamar is following through with Willow Creek Levee improvements as required by FEMA.  Mapping the nation’s levee systems was mandated several years ago by the federal agency as a means of providing timely information for adequate insurance coverage within a community’s flood plain which would be impacted by a 100 year flood.  […]

  • Teens Leave their Mark at NAPA in Lamar

    Teens Leave their Mark at NAPA in Lamar

    What was once a bare north wall at NAPA Auto Parts, North Main in Lamar, has been covered with some welcomed graffiti (mural), the handiwork of representatives of #riseaboveColorado.  Promoting a drug free, healthy lifestyle for Colorado youngsters, the statewide organization came to Lamar to initiate a project for eleven communities in the state. Two […]

  • Pre-Conference Training Sessions for Rural Philanthropy Days Set

    Pre-Conference Training Sessions for Rural Philanthropy Days Set

      Pre-Conference Training Sessions for Rural Philanthropy Days -Held for Southeast Colorado Less than a month prior to this year’s Southeast Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days event held in Trinidad, September 24-26, the Community Resource Center and Anschutz Family Foundation are providing critical pre-conference training sessions across the region. The training sessions are geared to help […]

  • Colorado Farmers’ Markets Are Now At Your Fingertips

    Colorado Farmers’ Markets Are Now At Your Fingertips

      BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The popular Colorado Farm Fresh Directory, which has been helping consumers find local farmers’ markets for 30 years, is now available as a free mobile app. Farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, wineries and other agritourism activities are now conveniently available at your fingertips. “We are excited to expand this year’s Farm […]

  • U. S. Department of Argriculture

    Livestock Slaughter – July 2014 – U.S. Highlights

      Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.91 billion pounds in July, down 6 percent from the 4.16 billion pounds produced in July 2013. Beef production, at 2.09 billion pounds, was 9 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.60 million head, down 10 percent from July 2013. The average live […]

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