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It’s Time to Order Seedling Trees

    This year the Colorado Forest Service is partnering directly with the Prowers County Soil Conservation District in Lamar to sell seedling trees.  They have a wide variety of trees available and this program enables property owners of any size to obtain trees at a nominal cost.  Order forms are available at the new […]

Chamber Hosts Small Business Saturday & Holiday Festivities

  Lamar, CO – The Lamar Chamber Merchants are kicking off the holiday shopping season with “Small Business Saturday”.  Area merchants will be offering specials that day to encourage residents to shop locally and take advantage of what Lamar has to offer.  “We really have a lot of opportunities for finding unique gifts right here […]

Commissioners Discuss Options for $3 Million Windfall Settlement

  Based on a $3,000,000 sales tax settlement, the source of which is protected by a court mandated gag order, the Prowers County Commissioners discussed an application for a temporary reduction in the county mill levy for 2015.  They have until December 10 of this year to act before certifying the current mill levy proposal.  […]

Lodging Tax Panel Funds 2015 Summer Events

  The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel approved $3,000 in marketing funds for Larry Coberly’s Monster Truck Show planned for next summer.  “I am planning on two shows this year and perhaps we’ll hold a lawn mower race.  I’ll have to give that some more thought before it’s going to be offered,” Coberly told the […]

Clare Dunn Signs with Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group Nashville has signed singer/songwriter/guitarist Clare Dunn. She has opened for Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, and Luke Bryan, and this week Dunn will open for Bob Seger. Dunn, a native of southeast Colorado, grew up working on a farm from a young age. While attending Nashville’s Belmont University, she added […]

Legos are a Library Hit

  Youngsters between 3 and 12 years, dug into a table piled high with multi-colored, plastic building blocks know as legos, you know, those things you step on with your bare feet in the dark of night, when the kids haven’t put their toys away for the day.   That’s the adult description of the […]

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  • New at the Lamar Public Library - November 17, 2014

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  • Birth Announcements:  11-17-14

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  • Baxter Black, Top Entertainment for Farm City Banquet

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  • Shirley M. Hartley…February 4, 1937 – November 13, 2014

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