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Commissioners Discuss Various Health Issues

    Joined by members of Janea Aguilera’s family, the Prowers County Commissioners signed a proclamation recognizing the first week in November as Childhood Cancer Awareness Week in Prowers County. Janea Aguilera passed away in April earlier this year, a young teenage girl who had battled several forms of cancer for several years.  Her struggle […]

Lamar PD Investigating Car Break-Ins

Media Release   The Lamar Police Department is working on several cases involving vehicles being broken into between the hours of 11pm on 10/29/2014 to approximately 3am on 10/30/14 in the 1000 Blk of 10th, 11th and 12th Streets. If anyone has any information or saw anything suspicious in the area during these times they […]

Lamar Utility Board Seeking Alternative Power Sources for Light Plant

  The Lamar Utility Board ratified a letter of intent between LUB and Greencastle, an energy development firm from Ohio. The letter directs Greencastle to perform an exclusive feasibility study which will focus on options for the future use of the Lamar Repowering Project.  Greencastle is a full service energy developer that specializes in renewable […]

PCDI Plans Business Seminars

Several topics for future business seminar have been suggested by Prowers County Development Incorporated board members. Executive Director Lance Benninghoff and board president, Rick Robbins presented an overview for the Lamar City Council this past Monday evening, October 27, highlighting a November 13 seminar for OSHA certification for forklift operators. The discussion among PCDI board […]

Eat, Drink and be Scary-2014 Moonlight Madness

Moonlight Madness for downtown Lamar will get underway this year, Thursday, October 30, as early as 5pm for some participating businesses. Black and Orange will be the most sought after colors for the event and cats will figure into Halloween shopping events this year. Shoppers can take part in a kitty-cat hunt, using trail maps […]

Council Approves 2015 Budget

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved a resolution adopting the 2015 budget with revenues and expenditures at $116,700. These funds are generated by Tax Increment Funding from taxable improvements within the Redevelopment District in Lamar. They are set aside as grant donations to help develop new and existing business ventures through the year. On a […]

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  • 2015 Redbooks are Now Available

    2015 Redbooks are Now Available

    The ever popular Colorado State University Integrated Resource Management Redbooks are now available at the Prowers County Extension Office. Supply is limited and will be available on a first come/first serve basis. These pocket size books contain a wealth of information, but are very popular with livestock producers in tracking their herd health, pasture usage, […]

  • Back from Afghanistan: Doctor Smith Welcomed by PMC Staff

    Back from Afghanistan: Doctor Smith Welcomed by PMC Staff

    The yellow ribbons which have graced the entrance pillars of Prowers Medical Center in Lamar came down this morning, October 27, as Dr. James Smith returned to Lamar from his three month deployment with the National Guard in Afghanistan.   Several dozen staff members including Chief Executive Officer Craig Loveless and PMC board members Julie […]

  • Share the Spirit Shoes Distributed

    Share the Spirit Shoes Distributed

      This past Friday, October 24th, was like an early Christmas for a lot of area school kids.  They received a free pair of new shoes of their choice, paid for by the proceeds raised by the Share the Spirit fundraiser held earlier this month at Amache Farms. Close to $28,000 was raised from the […]

  • U. S. Department of Argriculture

    CATTLE ON FEED – USDA Reports

    COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 840,000 head as of October 1, 2014. The latest inventory was 5 percent above last month’s inventory but 3 percent below October 1, 2013 inventory. The inventory included […]

  • PMC Maintains Current Mill Levy for 2015 Budget

    PMC Maintains Current Mill Levy for 2015 Budget

    The Prowers Medical Center board of directors voted to maintain the current district mill levy at 2.7 mills for another year. The board is working to finalize the 2015 budget, but decided in favor of keeping it set instead of having to hold a last minute property owners district vote to increase the rate.  Board […]

  • Jess Franco…August 30, 1915 – October 21, 2014

    Jess Franco…August 30, 1915 – October 21, 2014

      A Funeral Liturgy for longtime Lamar resident, Jess Franco will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Reverend Charlie Sena reciting. Per Jess’ request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Jess was born on August 30, 1916 at Winslow, Arizona to Joseph […]

  • Lamar Lions Generate Care Packages for Ft Lyon Residents

    Lamar Lions Generate Care Packages for Ft Lyon Residents

      Several weeks ago, Lamar Lions, Dick Ramsay and Ken Callison put out a call for donations of everyday apparel for adults, simple furnishings such as lamps and rugs and cosmetic and hygiene items for the men and women residents at the Ft. Lyon Supportive Residential Community in Las Animas. The response has been tremendous. […]

  • Election News Update for Prowers County

    Election News Update for Prowers County

      ELECTION NEWS: Ballots have now been sent out to all active registered voters. If you have not received your ballot or you are not sure about your voter registration information, contact our office at 719-336-8011.  You can also check your voter registration information online at: www.govotecolorado.com. If you have moved and didn’t update your […]

  • Halloween, Trick - Trunk or Treat Events (updated events)

    Halloween, Trick – Trunk or Treat Events (updated events)

        Here’s a rundown of some of the Halloween events that have been scheduled around Prowers County this year. (UPDATED INFO): The annual Partners for Progress Fundraiser Haunted House at 210 West Elm Street will open its creaky doors to  general admission October 24-25 and 30-31 at 7pm for $5 admission.  Small Fry Haunted […]

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