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Southern Colorado Economic Development Summary

Southern Colorado Economic Development Summary

The 2017 CEDS, available on the Prowers County website, offers specific information on county demographics. This includes population and income trends for residents, climate and cultural information and assessments for such areas as housing, education, infrastructure and industry sectors.  It’s an analysis which also shows or strengths and weaknesses for economic growth and provides information […]

Prowers County Commissioners Discuss Department with Sheriff Zordel

Prowers County Commissioners Discuss Department with Sheriff Zordel

Prowers County Sheriff, Sam Zordel, provided a general update of his department’s activities with the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, March 28th. Commissioner Buxton-Andrade asked if any progress has been made identifying the person who impersonated a deputy, stopping a 19 year old girl in the Wiley area last month. Zordel replied that there is […]

Walter Ely Memorial Scholarship Applications Open

Walter Ely Memorial Scholarship Applications Open

This year will mark the 7th anniversary of the Walter Ely Memorial Scholarship, hosted by Southeastern Developmental Services in Lamar.  April 17, 2017 is the deadline for applications which are available at the SDS offices at 1111 South 4th in Lamar or at www.sdsccb.org The applications may be mailed to the SDS Board of Directors […]

Proclamations Day for Prowers County Commissioners

Proclamations Day for Prowers County Commissioners

Southeastern Developmental Services and the Department of Human Services for the county, each had proclamations affirmed by the Prowers County Commissioners recently.  Dave Harbour of SDS presented the commissioners with an update on activities at the Lamar-based organization, including the annual open house set for Thursday, April 6, from 11am to 2pm. Residents can enjoy […]

Lamar Elks Lodge Donates to LCC Foundation

Lamar Elks Lodge Donates to LCC Foundation

The Lamar Elks Lodge, #1319, recently contributed $5,000 towards the Lamar Community College Rodeo Committee. The donation, according to LCC Foundation director, Anne-Marie Crampton, will be used for separate $1,000 scholarships for five students.  The presentation was made this past Tuesday, March 28th at the Elks Lodge in Lamar. “There are several programs of study […]

Check out a Parks Pass at the Library

Check out a Parks Pass at the Library

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Colorado State Library are pleased to announce that we are continuing the Check Out Colorado State Parks library exchange program for the April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018 year! The patron survey results along with your libraries’ participation with this partnership supported this decision. Plus, thirteen additional publicly […]

Peggy Janet Shankle…August 19, 1955 – March 25, 2017

Peggy Janet Shankle…August 19, 1955 – March 25, 2017

A memorial reception for Peggy Shankle will be held from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Hasty Fire Department in Hasty, Colorado.  Cremation has taken place per Peggy’s request and inurnment will take place at a later date. Peggy Janet (Schibbelhut) Shankle was born on August 19, 1955 to Bob and […]

Busy Spring at LCC

Busy Spring at LCC

  Dr. Linda Lujan, Lamar Community College President, will celebrate her eight month anniversary at the college on April 1st.  She presented an overview of activities at the college during the Lamar City Council’s meeting on March 27th. Lujan noted that April will be one of the busiest months for LCC, as well as other […]

Boating is Underway in Many Colorado Lakes and Reservoirs with Some Changes Expected

Boating is Underway in Many Colorado Lakes and Reservoirs with Some Changes Expected

Boating is underway in many Colorado lakes and reservoirs; some changes expected due to reduced funding for watercraft inspection stations to prevent invasive species DENVER – As ice comes off the lakes and reservoirs, many opened to boating on March 1 and several more will follow in April and May. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has […]

Renovations for LCC Lecture Halls Almost Complete

Renovations for LCC Lecture Halls Almost Complete

Work crews are putting the finishing touches to the two lecture halls at Lamar Community College. According to Sean Lirley, Director of Facilities Management, The Bowman building construction was completed in 1968. This is the first renovation/improvement of the halls since that year. Working with a grant of $642,815, the renovations including removal of all […]

Voltage Transformer Caused Monday Power Outage

Voltage Transformer Caused Monday Power Outage

Not even 7 o’clock on a Monday morning and the power goes off!   Some residents in southern Lamar had to make other arrangements to their morning routine as a voltage transformer near the Lamar water tanks faulted when it developed a hairline crack.  Lamar Light and Power Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, explained that the outage lasted […]

Birth Announcement - Appel

Birth Announcement – Appel

Patrick Appel and Samantha Arguello of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Jett Ryker Appel at Prowers Medical Center on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 5:55am with Sharon Hendricks attending.  Jett weighed seven pounds and one ounce and was 20 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Haiven Appel, Jace Benabides, Demi Appel, Grandparents:  […]

Recognizing a Championship Season

Recognizing a Championship Season

The Lamar City Council issued a resolution honoring the Lamar High School Girls Basketball State Tournament Team for their championship performance this year in Class 3-A Basketball. Their achievement marks the 5th state girl’s title and their first in 19 years.  Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, awarded each player with her own Key to the City […]

Joyce M. Hartshorn…June 29, 1934 – March 26, 2017

Joyce M. Hartshorn…June 29, 1934 – March 26, 2017

  Funeral services for long time Prowers County resident, Joyce Hartshorn will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2017 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado with Pastor Curtis Hartshorn officiating.  Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 1:00-7:00 p.m. with family […]

Pamella Sue Mast…April 24, 1949 – March 25, 2017

Pamella Sue Mast…April 24, 1949 – March 25, 2017

                Graveside services for lifelong Eads, Colorado resident, Pamella “Pam” Mast will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Eads Cemetery in Eads, Colorado with L.D. Nelson officiating.  Visitation will be held from 1:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar. Pamella Sue (Davis) Mast […]