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PMC Board Receives Review for 2020, COVID-19 Update

    The decrease in Covid cases coming in to Prowers Medical Center is corresponding to the latest decrease in the Positivity Test Rate for Prowers County, according to PMC Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bryant. The County is now designated at a Blue Level for cases and the Positivity Rate is currently under 1%, much […]

Livestock Slaughter Report, January 2021

  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.80 billion pounds in January, down 3 percent from the 4.96 billion pounds produced in January 2020 Beef production, at 2.31 billion pounds, was 3 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.74 million head, down 5 percent from January 2020. […]

Lamar Education Association Announces Scholarship

  Lamar Education Association announces they will be awarding one scholarship for the spring semester of 2021. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must: Be a graduate of Lamar High School Be student teaching Spring 2021 Send a document from attending college verifying your student teaching status Send a letter stating your teaching […]

City Making Inquiry into Charter Spectrum Cable Service

    Lamar Mayor Kirk Crespin and City Attorney Lance Clark are composing a letter of concern to officials at Charter Spectrum, the city’s cable and internet provider. “I’ve received quite a few calls and emails regarding Spectrum’s services which have been interrupted recently and most of the calls I’ve received in the past month […]

Prowers County to Extend COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

  Beginning today, February 24, 2021, Prowers County is again offering grants to assist small businesses in Prowers County that have been adversely affected by COVID-19. The grants will be paid from the County’s available allocation of federal relief funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Grants are available to assist […]

Prowers County Notes Single Covid Case Over Last Seven Days

    The number of COVID-19 cases in Prowers County continues to decline according to the February 22nd report issued by the Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment.  There was only one new case registered between February 16th and 4pm on the 22nd.  There have been six cases over the past 14 days.  […]

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  • Atmos Energy Addresses Customer Bills Following Historic Winter Storms

    Atmos Energy Addresses Customer Bills Following Historic Winter Storms

      LAMAR, Colorado – Feb. 23, 2021 – Atmos Energy understands customer concerns that the recent extreme weather may affect their natural gas bills, so we want to assure customers that bills in the near term will not include any of the unusually high gas prices from the historic winter storms. Atmos Energy does not […]

  • Lamar Chamber; Donut Friday at A-1 Rental

    Lamar Chamber; Donut Friday at A-1 Rental

      Pictured:  Nicole Carter, Eddie Villela, Roy Johnson and Ky Kurth   A-1 Rental and Sales of Lamar recently received a hole-some treat of donuts from members of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The board decided several weeks ago to pay Friday visits to local members as a way to say thanks […]

  • Lamar Honkers, Keeping Busy

    Lamar Honkers, Keeping Busy

      The Lamar Honkers have been at work, visiting several area businesses over the past week. Stops include Home and Season on South Main Street; Farm Credit of Southern Colorado on East Olive Street and the Cornerstone Resource Center also on East Olive. The Lamar Chamber Honkers recently regrouped their operations during the Covid pandemic […]

  • LUB Receives 2020 Power Sales Review

    LUB Receives 2020 Power Sales Review

      Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the Lamar Utility Board members at sales of electricity through this past December 2020 were up approximately 1.14% when compared to the same period in 2019. Residential sales were up approximately 4.12%, irrigation sales were up approximately 7.78% and commercial/industrial sales were down approximately 1.69%. Those three […]

  • Martha Marie Weber…September 17, 1941 – February 22, 2021

    Martha Marie Weber…September 17, 1941 – February 22, 2021

      Funeral Services for Martha Marie Weber will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, Colorado with Pastor Timothy Wheaton officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Colorado. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. […]

  • Council Approves Water Deal for Highway 287 Construction

    Council Approves Water Deal for Highway 287 Construction

        Several weeks from now, CDOT and Scott Contracting will begin a road improvement project from Savage Avenue, south along Highway 287.  The 3.5-mile-long project will require 3 million gallons of water by the time it’s completed in July.  The construction company is building a batch plant north of Spreading Antlers Golf Course and […]

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