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PCDI Holds Successful Business Seminar

Rick Robbins, Prowers County Development Incorporated President, said there were 65 participants in the fork lift certification seminar held earlier this month at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn.  “We had to have three shifts for the numbers that took part, but we now have 65 certified forklift operators in the county,” he told the PCDI […]

City Seeking Funding for Main Street Water Main Repairs

The City of Lamar will take advantage of CDOT’s deep resurfacing project along US Highway 287/Main Street through Lamar next year, and will replace all the affected water and storm water lines during the highway construction.  JVA Consulting Engineers have estimated the water project at $3,246,800 with the bulk of the cost amounting to $1,228,000 […]

Fantasy Tree Celebration is a Succesful Fundraiser

The annual Fantasy Tree Festival in Lamar is one way southeast Colorado residents judge the approach of Christmas.  The 11th Annual Festival, held this past Saturday, November 22 at the Lamar Elks Lodge, helped put attendees in a holiday frame of mind.  The annual event raises funds for the Domestic Safety Resource Center which serves […]

Toys for Tots Receives Oktoberfest Fun Run/Car Show Donation

  Darlene Lopez came $2,438 closer to her Toys for Tots goal with a donation from Rod and Lonna Cook on Monday, November 24, at the Lamar Chamber offices.  The funds were generated from the Fun Run Bike and Car show held during Oktoberfest last month.  “It’s about the same figure as we donated from […]

Pack the Cruiser – The Colorado State Patrol Challenges You!

  The Colorado State Patrol will be holding the Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car on November 28, 2014 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Wal-Mart stores in La Junta and Lamar.  Just look for the patrol cars parked near the store entrance. The Colorado State Patrol is challenging you to pack […]

CWCB Drought Update for November 2014

Warm and dry conditions persisted throughout October and early November, with October 2014 the sixth warmest on record. However, recent precipitation and below average temperatures have resulted in improved snow accumulation across the state. The Arkansas basin, which has been the hardest hit by the drought, has received significant beneficial moisture this fall, and is […]

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