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PMC Chief Recognized for U.S. Armed Forces Support

Craig Loveless, Prowers Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer, was presented with a certification of appreciation for his and the hospital’s commitment to supporting the National Guard and Military Reserve members employed by PMC.  The Patriot’s Award was presented by Harry Vogel, Colorado representative of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.  The ESGR is […]

Lamar City Council Goes Hardball with ARPA (Detailed Article on Council Meeting)

Following a half hour executive session, the Lamar City Council Tuesday night, July 8, took some firm steps with regard to ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, and that organization’s options for the Lamar Repowering Project.  The council voted unanimously to direct its two ARPA representatives, Garth Nieschburg and Houssin Hourieh, to vote No on decommissioning […]

Charges to be Filed on Hit & Run Driver in Lamar

Media Release On Monday, July 7, 2014 at approximately 9:00 pm officers responded to a report of an individual who was struck by a hit and run vehicle in the 200 block of N. 4th Street.  The victim sustained multiple severe injuries and was flown out flight for life. The vehicle and driver have been […]

Manly Petitions Onto November Sheriff Ballot

The Prowers County Clerk & Recorders Office received an Unaffiliated Candidate Petition for the Prowers County Sheriff’s race by the July 10, 2014 deadline, from candidate Ronald E. Manly. It was determined by the County Clerk’s Office that Ronald E. Manly submitted enough numbers of valid signatures to quality for placement on the 2014 General […]

Decision Time for Lamar City Council on ARPA

As ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, representatives weigh their options on whether to place the Lamar Repowering Project in cold standby status or decommission the coal plant, the Lamar City Council sought suggestions for their next steps from residents during a public meeting Wednesday, July 2.  The ARPA board will meet to ponder and perhaps […]

Colorado Teen Birth Rate Plummets

  DENVER — Thursday, July 3, 2014 —  Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the teen birth rate in Colorado dropped 40 percent from 2009 through 2013, driven by a Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment initiative that helps low-income women get long-acting reversible contraceptives. “Unintended pregnancies, especially among teenagers, carry health risks for mother […]

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  • Lamar City Council Goes Hardball with ARPA

    Lamar City Council Goes Hardball with ARPA

    For all of their two votes at the ARPA membership table, the Lamar City Council authorized their representatives to vote no on approving a resolution to reaffirm the organic contract with the Arkansas River Power Authority and revenue bond insurer, Syncora.  Lamar City Attorney, Garth Nieschburg and Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, were also […]

  • Yard Sale Tips & Tricks 4 - Miscellaneous Prep Tips

    Yard Sale Tips & Tricks 4 - Miscellaneous Prep Tips

    There are plenty of potential problems that are easy to overlook when preparing for your yard sale. Below are three things to keep in mind that should help make your sale run more smoothly. First, put away anything you aren’t willing to sell. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it is easy to overlook […]

  • Lamar Lions Say Farewell to Skip Ruedeman

    Lamar Lions Say Farewell to Skip Ruedeman

    The Lamar Lions gathered to say farewell to Lion Skip Ruedeman as he is moving to North Carolina.  Lion Skip has served as president of the club as well as holding other offices. A plaque was presented to Lion Skip honoring his 32 years as a member of the Lamar Club. Shown above are Lions Dick […]

  • Cassidy R. Wallace…August 2, 1996 – July 3, 2014

    Cassidy R. Wallace…August 2, 1996 – July 3, 2014

      A memorial service for Lamar Student, Cassidy R. Wallace, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday July 11, 2014 at the Lamar High School Auditorium with Darren Willis officiating. Cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. Cassidy R. Wallace was born on August 2, 1996 in Salt Lake City, UT […]

  • Gary W. Peyton…February 18, 1938 – July 2, 2014

    Gary W. Peyton…February 18, 1938 – July 2, 2014

      A Celebration of Life for longtime Lamar resident, Gary W. Peyton will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Lamar High School Auditorium with Pastor Troy Greer and Pastor Ramon Robledo of the United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation for Gary will be held on […]

  • Doris F. Jensen…September 12, 1920 – July 3, 2014

    Doris F. Jensen…September 12, 1920 – July 3, 2014

      A funeral service for longtime Prowers County resident, Doris F. Jensen will be held at 10:00 AM Friday July 11, 2014 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating.  Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Visitation for Doris will be held from 1:00 PM to […]

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    Evans’ “Proclamation to the Friendly Indians”

    This article is part of a series by the National Park Service concerning the 150th Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre. As rising tensions and several murders contributed to war on the High Plains in the summer of 1864, Colorado Territorial Governor John Evans proclaimed that “the friendly Indians of the Plains” needed to go to […]

  • Bent County Highway Accident Claims Lamar Life

    Bent County Highway Accident Claims Lamar Life

      The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that resulted one person suffering fatal injuries along with three other that suffered serious bodily injuries. The crash occurred on Colorado Highway 50, approximately 11 miles east of Las Animas, near milepost 411. At approximately 1000 hours, a 2000 Chrysler 300 driven by 23 year-old […]

  • Recent Workshop Focused on Trees and Utility Lines - Maintaining Both Safety and Tree Health

    Recent Workshop Focused on Trees and Utility Lines – Maintaining Both Safety and Tree Health

    Several utility companies participated in a workshop this past week in La Junta focused on trees and electric utility lines. Jack Wolfe, Chief Operating Office for Southeast Colorado Power Association (SECPA), spoke about how utility service providers carry a huge responsibility (by law) to provide safe and reliable service. When a tree is trimmed or […]

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