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Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2017-2018

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2017-2018

  The district will be holding registration for all schools (MHDC Preschool, Parkview Elementary, Washington Elementary, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School and Alta Vista Charter School) at the Community Building Tuesday, August 1st from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 2nd from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For more information you can […]

Small Business Development Center Office Planned for LCC

Small Business Development Center Office Planned for LCC

  Pending receipt of a grant, Lamar Community College could host a Small Business Development Center office with a part time manager to start, according to Eric Depperschmidt, Executive Director for Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP). “The Office of Economic Development and International Trade offers a three year grant up to $30,000 to provide a salary […]

LCC Students to Present Oral History of La Colonia

LCC Students to Present Oral History of La Colonia

  (Lamar, Colorado; July 27, 2017) As the summer semester winds down at Lamar Community College, students in the History of Mexico and Conversational Spanish classes prepare to showcase what they’ve learned.  Specifically, these students will showcase their research on Lamar’s La Colonia neighborhood. The classes have scheduled two presentations which are open to the […]

Nominations Opening for Prowers County School Board Elections

Nominations Opening for Prowers County School Board Elections

Elections for the Prowers County School Board will be held November 7th, 2017 To be qualified, a candidate must have been a registered elector and a resident of the school district for at least twelve consecutive months before the election, and a resident of the director district which will be represented, with the exception of […]

PEP Opening Office Hours in Holly

PEP Opening Office Hours in Holly

Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) announces that it will begin holding office hours every second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Holly City Office, located at 100 Tony Garcia Drive. Office hours will be from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm beginning August 10th. PEP Executive Director Eric Depperschmidt stated, “We are very excited about this opportunity […]

PMC CEO Provides Hospital Update to County Commissioners

PMC CEO Provides Hospital Update to County Commissioners

Craig Loveless, Prowers Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, provided the Prowers County Commissioners with an update on hospital activities during their July 25th meeting. Loveless noted the hospital has been recognized by an international accreditation firm based in Norway, DNV GL. He said PMC has received its accreditation based on the company’s standards recognized by […]

Events and Highlights for the 2017 Sand and Sage Fair

Events and Highlights for the 2017 Sand and Sage Fair

    This year’s theme, selected by the fair board is, “116 Years of Boots, Buckles, and Barrels of Fun.” The gates to the arena and beer garden open at 6pm on Saturday, August 5th for the concert by Clare Dunn and Corey White, with White on stage at 6pm, followed by Dunn.  Clare Dunn […]

Fair Royalty Prepares for the Big Day in Prowers County

Fair Royalty Prepares for the Big Day in Prowers County

Tuesday, August 8th, will be a big day for Prowers County Fair Queen and Princess, Emma Widener of Lamar and Jaelin Parker of Wiley.  That’s the day they’ll see who will be the new Royalty for the 2017-2018 year following the Royalty Contest that begins at 5:30pm that afternoon in Elmer’s Garden at the Prowers […]

Lamar Partnership Inc.- Buxton Group Update

Lamar Partnership Inc.- Buxton Group Update

    Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, provided the City Council with an update on the Buxton Retail Recruitment program. Buxton was hired by the city to assess demographic purchasing information in the area which could be used by local retailers to fine tune their marketing approach and merchandise and to provide information about […]

Lamar Police Plan to Adjust Number of Employees, Alter Salary Structure

Lamar Police Plan to Adjust Number of Employees, Alter Salary Structure

Noting the employee turnover among Lamar Police Department officers, Chief Kyle Miller presented plans to the Lamar City Council, to reduce the department by two employees, a detective and a street officer. The move is being made to help distribute those salaries among current officers and to curb the number of officers who leave the […]

Position Opens on Lamar Utility Board

Position Opens on Lamar Utility Board

Leo Hernandez, Lamar Utility Board member, indicated he is stepping down from his seat, now that his term has expired. “I can attend some future meetings for a while,” he explained, but stated he is not considering an additional term.  The board will make arrangements to advertise the position to the area. Board members meet […]

Pike Tower Vandalism

Pike Tower Vandalism

Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner brought to the Lamar City Council’s attention, a recent act of vandalism that was done to the Pike’s Tower at the south end of Willow Creek Park. His remarks were made during the Lamar City Council’s meeting on Monday, July 24th. Stagner noted that someone or some persons had knocked over and […]

Free Food, Entertainment, Ice Cream, Movie and a Swim

Free Food, Entertainment, Ice Cream, Movie and a Swim

National Night Out and the traditional Lamar Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Social will be held on the east side of Willow Creek Park between the kiva and the playground on Tuesday, August 1st. Lamar Police Officer, Cory Forgue has been working to compile a number of events for family fun for that night including […]

Las Animas Resident Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

Las Animas Resident Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a single vehicle traffic crash that occurred on July 23, 2017 at approximately 11:30 AM and was discovered on July 24, 2017 at approximately 11:49 AM. The crash occurred on Highway 350 at milepost 70.5 in Otero County. A yellow 2014 Kia Soul was northbound on Hwy […]

Lamar Council Approves Mission Villanueva Expansion

Lamar Council Approves Mission Villanueva Expansion

    The Lamar City Council, Monday, July 24th, approved a request from Roberta Macias, owner of the Mission Villanueva Restaurant for a modification of licenses premises application. Macias intends to build an outdoor patio at her restaurant at 300 Savage Avenue, which would allow alcohol to be served to patrons taking their meal outside. […]