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Downtown Parking is Still Available, with Some Help

Downtown Parking is Still Available, with Some Help

    The core commercial area for downtown Lamar along South Main Street, between Oak and Beech is now impacted by the road and water main construction performed by American Civil Constructors. Now that their first phase of road work between Park and Oak has been completed, they’ve moved on to the second phase which […]

Veteran’s Representatives Meet for Information Exchange

Veteran’s Representatives Meet for Information Exchange

    John Griego, Military and Veterans Constituent Advocate from US Senator Bennet’s office, visited with the Prowers County Commissioners along with Dwight Gardner, Regional Director for Senator Bennet. Gardner said the visit was part of the Senator’s general community outreach program intended to visit each county in the state and allowing residents one-on-one opportunities […]

Loveless Details Hospital Recruitment Efforts at PMC

Loveless Details Hospital Recruitment Efforts at PMC

  Craig Loveless, Prowers Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer, detailed some recent efforts to recruit more physicians to the hospital which serves Lamar and the surrounding area during his recent visit with the Prowers County Commissioners. The CEO said the hospital continually recruits physicians, adding, “We need internal medicine back in our community and we […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Rescheduled For June, 2018

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Rescheduled For June, 2018

  LAMAR, Colo. (Feb. 8, 2018) – Atmos Energy has rescheduled its’ pipe replacement projects in Lamar, Colorado for June, 2018. The projects have been delayed until summer due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts. Atmos Energy is investing millions of dollars to replace aging infrastructure throughout Colorado to further increase the reliability and safety of its […]

LCC Hosts Southeast Regional Science Fair

LCC Hosts Southeast Regional Science Fair

  Mostly middle and elementary school students from Prowers, Baca, Bent, Kiowa and Cheyenne counties converged at the Wellness Center at Lamar Community College on Wednesday, February 14th to take part in the annual regional science fair. Close to one hundred students had set up their displays for viewing by area judges with topics ranging […]

Granada Agreement with CDPHE Keeps Landfill Open

Granada Agreement with CDPHE Keeps Landfill Open

The Granada Trustees held a special meeting Friday, February 2nd, to discuss their option on the town’s landfill in light of mandated regulations from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.  The issue of keeping the landfill open was finally resolved as the Trustees signed an agreement allowing CDPHE access to the landfill to drill […]

Slow Burn on the Creek

Slow Burn on the Creek

    The Lamar Fire Department took advantage of the calm winds from Wednesday, February 14th, to burn off the growth of weeds in the Willow Creek Canal, east of the park. Although it has been a dry season, the creek still had a small supply of running water. Crews stood watch as clumps of […]

Election Information for March Caucuses

Election Information for March Caucuses

      March 6, 2018 is Precinct Party Caucus Day! The Prowers County Elections Division is not involved in the caucus process, for more specific information please contact the Republican Party or Democratic Party Chairman’s. If you are unsure what party you are affiliated with, please call our office at 179-336- 8011 prior to […]

Significant Gains for Lamar December Sales Tax Revenue

Significant Gains for Lamar December Sales Tax Revenue

    The January 2018 Revenue Report from the City of Lamar, based on December sales collected in January, shows City Sales Tax collections up 19.74% and Total Sales and Use Tax collections up 25.64%. The difference in the City Sales Tax was a $69,682 gain with 2017 at $352,923 and 2018 at $422,605.  The […]

Solar Power Options Discussed at Utility Board Meeting

Solar Power Options Discussed at Utility Board Meeting

    The Lamar Light Plant and ARPA board members continue to explore solar power options. Hourieh said he and LUB president, Doug Thrall, met recently with Renewable Energy Sources representatives to discuss a power purchase agreement to ‘solar garden’ the service area.  Solar gardens are centrally-located solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that provide electricity to […]

Lamar City Council Briefed on Summer Car/Music Event for Downtown

Lamar City Council Briefed on Summer Car/Music Event for Downtown

  August 17-18 has been selected to showcase Prowers Partners for Progress ‘DCCE’, Downtown Custom and Classic Expo, a car show what will be held in Lamar. Originators, Chris Duffy and Trevor La Cost briefed the council on what the show will offer.  Their website reads, “The DCCE is a large outdoor car show and […]

25-7 Media Acquiring Cherry Creek Media Radio Stations in S.E. Colorado

25-7 Media Acquiring Cherry Creek Media Radio Stations in S.E. Colorado

LAMAR, CO – 25-7 Media, Inc. and Cherry Creek Media announced today their plans to formally file with the Federal Communications Commission to transfer ownership of 920 KLMR-AM and 93.5 KLMR-FM in Lamar and 1400 KBLJ-AM and 92.1 KTHN-FM in La Junta from Cherry Creek Media to 25-7 Media, Inc. Regarding the transfer, Jonathan Brewster, […]

Holly Commercial Club Meeting Notes

Holly Commercial Club Meeting Notes

The Holly Commercial Club will attempt one more evening meeting on a quarterly basis following the evening meeting of February 7th.  The change was enacted to see if the later hour would be more amenable to members.  The next evening meeting has been set for 6pm on Friday, April 6th, depending on the school schedule.  The […]

Colorado Lauded in Report on Election Security

Colorado Lauded in Report on Election Security

MEDIA RELEASE DENVER, Feb. 12, 2018 — Colorado received the highest grade in a report released today by the Center for American Progress that examined election security. The organization examined seven factors, including voting machine certification requirements and post-election audits, in grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Colorado received a B, the […]

Prowers County Democrats - March Activities

Prowers County Democrats – March Activities

  Are you interested in becoming a candidate, for an elected position, in Prowers County? Four positions, in Prowers County, are up for election on November 06, 2018 The best way to get your name on the ballot, is to announce your candidacy at CAUCUS Tuesday, March 6, 2018, … and then proceed to the […]