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Lodging Panel Gets Long-Awaited Answers to $$$ Questions

It all depends on who you talk to! The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel has sought answers over the years, as to how the Panel receives its funding from the state, based on local motel room taxes.  The 2% tax generates on average, $85,000 a year which the Panel distributes to tourist-oriented events in the county.  […]

Lamar Community College Presidential Finalist Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 26, 2016  Denver – Dr. Nancy McCallin, President of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), is announcing the finalist for the presidency of Lamar Community College (LCC). CCCS has been conducting the search since March 2016. Current President John Marrin will be retiring from LCC on July 31, 2016. The […]

PMC Nearing Completion of Expansion Project, Dr. Smith Leaving for Temporary Reserves Deployment

Craig Loveless, Prowers Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, provided a mix of informational updates for the Prowers County Commissioners on Monday, May 23rd.  He recapped the efforts required to place the new HVAC system atop the hospital several weeks ago and had been fearful the project would be delayed.  “The crane wasn’t able to leave […]

Action 22 Welcomes New Leadership Team, Marrin Stepping Down

May 25, 2016/Summary: Action 22 announces the departure of Chairman John T. Marrin due to his pending retirement as President of Lamar Community College as well as the departure of the Interim President and CEO of Action 22, Bob Stovall. Action 22 welcomes Ivor J. Hill as the new Chairperson and Jennifer Herrera as President […]

Older Americans Honored by County Commissioners

Melody Dowell, Area Agency on Aging Director, presented a proclamation to the Prowers County Commissioners, to signify the observance of Older Americans Month, 2016. Laareen Haggard, a long-time supporter and volunteer on behalf of older Americans in southeast Colorado was honored for her years of service to the community.  Over a dozen friends, family and […]

Great Turnout for 2016 Lamar Days

The new parade route for Lamar Days along South Second Street didn’t detract spectators or participants, Saturday, May 21st.  Most residents enjoyed the ability to sit on their front steps or lawns and enjoy the shade and festivities as the parade, showcasing this year’s theme, “Big Dreams from a Small Town”,  wound its way towards […]

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