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Colorado Receives $65M Health Care Innovation Grant

  DENVER — Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 —  Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Colorado has been awarded $65 million in State Innovation Model (SIM) funding to create a coordinated, accountable system of care that gives Coloradans access to integrated primary care and behavioral health. Colorado will use the funding over the next four years to […]

Restaurants and Hardware for South Main Street Development

    The southern end of Lamar’s Main Street has witnessed recent economic development and business growth. A long-awaited project is the Delicioso Restaurant which occupies the former short-lived Bamboo Grove restaurant on South Main Street, and prior to that, a KFC restaurant that closed several years ago.  Delicioso is owned and operated by Lamar […]

Commissioners Consider Costly Repairs

With 2014 coming to an end, the Prowers County Commissioners are concerned with projects extending into 2015.  Kirk Powers, Building Operations Supervisor, discussed holiday decorations, repairs at the Big Timbers Museum, parking space at the County Annex and sidewalk repairs for the north side of the courthouse. “Our Christmas displays are in sad shape and […]

High Plains Earns Awards and Funds from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Recently the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services awarded $36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to expand quality improvement in community health centers. The funding is used to reward community health centers that have a proven record in clinical quality improvement, including better patient care, and expanding and improving systems  to provide the […]

The Wait is Over for Veterans

In small scattered groups, veterans from World War II to Operation Desert Storm and the conflict in Afghanistan were called upon to stand and be recognized for their service to their country during dedication ceremonies for the VA Medical Clinic in Lamar this past Wednesday, December 17. Well over a hundred veterans and some wives, […]

Rose Bowl Dream Comes True for Lamar Resident

Melissa Bohl of Lamar, owner of Thoughts in Bloom, will one of dozens of persons putting the finishing touches on the famous floats that will appear in the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California on New Years Day. “I had to submit my name a year ago to be selected, but I’ll be traveling to […]

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    Connie Jean Adame…September 28, 1942 – December 16, 2014

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