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Busy Entertainment Schedule Planned for Spring and Summer in Prowers County

    Even though it’s still February, the majority of funding applications on the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel’s agenda were for the approaching spring and summer. Presentations were made for the 2nd Annual Holly Gateway Classics/Concert for the end of September, Wild West BBQ for mid-May, Wiley Hay Days Car Show, Holly Bluegrass Festival and […]

HOPE Coalition Discusses Potential Areas for Grant Funding

    HOPE Coalition members met for their monthly meeting at the Lincoln School on Tuesday, February 20th.  Lori Hammer, Executive Director, opened discussion on what type of programs would be most beneficial to local students, one that focused on alcohol and addiction or life skills and career development.  The Daniels Fund offers grants in […]

Downtown Parking is Still Available, with Some Help

    The core commercial area for downtown Lamar along South Main Street, between Oak and Beech is now impacted by the road and water main construction performed by American Civil Constructors. Now that their first phase of road work between Park and Oak has been completed, they’ve moved on to the second phase which […]

Veteran’s Representatives Meet for Information Exchange

    John Griego, Military and Veterans Constituent Advocate from US Senator Bennet’s office, visited with the Prowers County Commissioners along with Dwight Gardner, Regional Director for Senator Bennet. Gardner said the visit was part of the Senator’s general community outreach program intended to visit each county in the state and allowing residents one-on-one opportunities […]

Loveless Details Hospital Recruitment Efforts at PMC

  Craig Loveless, Prowers Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer, detailed some recent efforts to recruit more physicians to the hospital which serves Lamar and the surrounding area during his recent visit with the Prowers County Commissioners. The CEO said the hospital continually recruits physicians, adding, “We need internal medicine back in our community and we […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Rescheduled For June, 2018

  LAMAR, Colo. (Feb. 8, 2018) – Atmos Energy has rescheduled its’ pipe replacement projects in Lamar, Colorado for June, 2018. The projects have been delayed until summer due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts. Atmos Energy is investing millions of dollars to replace aging infrastructure throughout Colorado to further increase the reliability and safety of its […]

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    LCC Hosts Southeast Regional Science Fair

      Mostly middle and elementary school students from Prowers, Baca, Bent, Kiowa and Cheyenne counties converged at the Wellness Center at Lamar Community College on Wednesday, February 14th to take part in the annual regional science fair. Close to one hundred students had set up their displays for viewing by area judges with topics ranging […]

  • Granada Agreement with CDPHE Keeps Landfill Open

    Granada Agreement with CDPHE Keeps Landfill Open

    The Granada Trustees held a special meeting Friday, February 2nd, to discuss their option on the town’s landfill in light of mandated regulations from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.  The issue of keeping the landfill open was finally resolved as the Trustees signed an agreement allowing CDPHE access to the landfill to drill […]

  • Slow Burn on the Creek

    Slow Burn on the Creek

        The Lamar Fire Department took advantage of the calm winds from Wednesday, February 14th, to burn off the growth of weeds in the Willow Creek Canal, east of the park. Although it has been a dry season, the creek still had a small supply of running water. Crews stood watch as clumps of […]

  • Election Information for March Caucuses

    Election Information for March Caucuses

          March 6, 2018 is Precinct Party Caucus Day! The Prowers County Elections Division is not involved in the caucus process, for more specific information please contact the Republican Party or Democratic Party Chairman’s. If you are unsure what party you are affiliated with, please call our office at 179-336- 8011 prior to […]

  • Significant Gains for Lamar December Sales Tax Revenue

    Significant Gains for Lamar December Sales Tax Revenue

        The January 2018 Revenue Report from the City of Lamar, based on December sales collected in January, shows City Sales Tax collections up 19.74% and Total Sales and Use Tax collections up 25.64%. The difference in the City Sales Tax was a $69,682 gain with 2017 at $352,923 and 2018 at $422,605.  The […]

  • Solar Power Options Discussed at Utility Board Meeting

    Solar Power Options Discussed at Utility Board Meeting

        The Lamar Light Plant and ARPA board members continue to explore solar power options. Hourieh said he and LUB president, Doug Thrall, met recently with Renewable Energy Sources representatives to discuss a power purchase agreement to ‘solar garden’ the service area.  Solar gardens are centrally-located solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that provide electricity to […]

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