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Academic Awards Presentation at Lamar High School

Lamar High School presented its 26th Annual observance of Academic Letter Awards, hosted by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 21st.  The National Honor Society induction was also held that evening.  Kayla Sailors presented the criteria for a letter for the attendees and Chamber President, Kendra Cope offered her remarks on the significance […]

Prowers Dems Assemble on the 20th

    The Prowers County Democratic Assembly met March 20, 2018, at Lamar High School to choose delegates to the Colorado State Democratic Assembly. These State and Congressional District Assemblies will be held April 13-14 in Broomfield. The four delegates, elected by acclimation, are Susan Crites, Jillane Hixson, Suzie Mitchell, and Michael Wright. County Chair […]

High Water Levels at John Martin Dam

  Another season of boating, camping and fishing will soon be underway at John Martin Reservoir. Anyone visiting the site will immediately notice the high level of water in the Reservoir, now averaging approximately 316,100 acre feet.  This same time last year, the water content was averaging around 130,000 acre feet. The information is provided […]

CO State Demography Office Issues 2017 County Estimates and Trends

    DENVER, CO – March 22, 2018 – New Census Bureau data shows that El Paso County (home to Colorado Springs) has the largest county increase in the state of 12,526 followed by Weld + 10,390, Denver + 9,844, Douglas + 7,577 and Arapahoe + 6,103. The largest growing county in the U.S. was […]

PMC Expects Little Impact from St. Mary-Corwin Layoffs

  Craig Loveless, CEO of Prowers Medical Center, told the Prowers County Commissioners during his monthly update, that the 300 layoffs announced recently at Ventura Health/St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, won’t benefit PMC through potential medical hires. “I really don’t expect to see anyone from that medical field looking in our direction in Lamar,” […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Funds Two Events, Discusses Finances

The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel voted to fund two springtime events and tabled a third during their March 20th meeting.  Panel members have been aware that some repeat event requests have grown larger from one year to the next and are being made earlier on the calendar.  While at the same time, the amount of […]

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  • Birth Announcement: Olivas

    Birth Announcement: Olivas

      Carissa Sena and Carlos Olivas of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Audrina Rosa Olivas at 1:51pm at Prowers Medical Center on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 with Dr. Foley attending. Audrina weighed seven pounds and six ounces and was 20 ¼ inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters: Gabriella, Christian and Giovony.  Grandparents:  […]

  • Wittman and Koehn Eligible for June 26 GOP Primary

    Wittman and Koehn Eligible for June 26 GOP Primary

    The Prowers County Republican Assembly was held Tuesday, March 20, at the Lamar Community Building gymnasium to select delegates to vote on the candidates running for open positions in Prowers County. The only contested position was for County Treasurer between Judy Wittman and Kayla Koehn.  In order to go on the June 26th primary ballot, a […]

  • Birth Announcement: White

    Birth Announcement: White

      Jeanne Smith and Caleb White of Sheridan Lake, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Colton Jay White at 9:48pm at Prowers Medical Center on Friday, March 16, 2018 with Dr. Foley attending. Colton weighed eight pounds and two ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth.  Grandparents:  Maternal-Jeanne Scott and Paternal-Jamie Kelley.

  • Lamar Council Adopts ARPA Bond Refunding Resolution

    Lamar Council Adopts ARPA Bond Refunding Resolution

      The Lamar City Council, following an hour long executive session Monday night, March 19th, approved resolution 18-03-01 which will issue refunding bonds by ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority.  The vote was five to one in favor with the dissenting vote cast by councilmember, Anne-Marie Crampton. Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner called for the special meeting during […]

  • Extreme Drought expands into Southern Colorado

    Extreme Drought expands into Southern Colorado

      SYNOPSIS…UPDATED A weather pattern change early in February brought some much needed precipitation to portions of Southern Colorado, especially the Southwest Mountains. This precipitation, however, did little to change the substantial precipitation deficits that have been accumulated throughout the 2018 Water Year across South Central and Southeast Colorado. With that said, the latest US […]



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