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Contribute A Photo to the Hall of Honor During the Tri State 9/11 Tribute

  Tri State 9/11 Tribute – September 12, 2015   As part of the Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Celebration, we feature a Hall of Honor in the Centennial Building at the Prowers County Fairgrounds, to pay tribute to all First Responders and Military, Past and Present. We will also display patriotic posters created by our area school […]

New LCC Dorm One Year Out

  By this time next year, the first of three proposed dorm pods will be open to students at Lamar Community College. LCC President, John Marrin, told the Prowers County Commissioners the college is about $300,000 shy from the target price of $1,250,000 needed for construction. Marrin added, “We’re working with the city and the […]

PCDI Focus on Housing Market, Proactive Business Viewpoint

  Adequate housing has been a key factor in the list of economic development priorities in Prowers County. The need for construction of higher priced housing to match potential demand was discussed by the Prowers County Development Incorporated board during their monthly meeting on August 25. Interim director, George Gotto recapped a conversation initiated by […]

Storm Repair Efforts Recapped at LUB Meeting

  Rick Beard assumed the duties of the interim chairman of the Lamar Utilities Board during the regular meeting held on Tuesday, August 25. Beard moved into that position when former chairman, Michael Bryant, said he would not serve another four year term due to time constraints. Beard will act as interim chairman until a […]

HOPE Center at Lincoln School is Open for the New Year

  A new school year is underway in Lamar and the HOPE Center already is showing an increase in student involvement compared to last year. That news was relayed by HOPE director, Lori Hammer this past Monday, August 24 at the first meeting for the year at the Lincoln School headquarters. “We had between 140 […]

Costly Swimming Pool Repairs Considered by Lamar City Council

The Lamar City Council  discussed a proposal to hire a consulting firm to determine what has caused pieces of the pool’s finish lining to peel off, sometimes by as much as two foot strips. The Lamar Municipal Swimming Pool was resurfaced in 2013 by Pacific Western Coatings, but the results on the finish have not been […]

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    CSP Reports Fatality on Highway 287 South of Lamar

      The Colorado State Patrol investigated a two vehicle crash involving one fatal injury which occurred early Tuesday afternoon, August 25, 2015, approximately 12 miles south of Lamar. A 2013 Ford Mustang was traveling southbound on Highway 287 when it went into the northbound lane of traffic and collided with the left saddle tank and […]

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    USDA Corn Crop Report

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  • Lamar Council Approves Grants and Funding for Police, Fire, Computer Software

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    NASS Update on Colorado Cattle of Feed

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    Donald Moreland…September 15, 1927 – August 19, 2015

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