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John Martin Stilling Basin is Cleaned Out for First Time in 70 Years

John Martin Stilling Basin is Cleaned Out for First Time in 70 Years

    The cleaning project, underway since this past November, is nearing completion at John Martin Dam in Bent County. A trip to the dam this past Sunday, February 17th, shows that the water from the stillway has been drained and earth moving equipment has scraped clean, almost all the accumulated sediment that has built […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT - Slow Improvement In Drought Conditions Continue

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – Slow Improvement In Drought Conditions Continue

  National Weather Service National Weather Service Pueblo, CO    SYNOPSIS…Updated  Abundant and beneficial snow across much of Colorado`s Mountains over the past few months has prompted the US Drought Monitor to improve the Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions that has plagued southwest Colorado over the past year. With that said, the latest Drought Monitor, issued […]

Birth Announcements: Konkel-/-Borunda-/-Moreno

Birth Announcements: Konkel-/-Borunda-/-Moreno

    Chase Konkel and Madison Burdiek of Springfield, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Rowan Trace Konkel at 7:52pm at Prowers Medical Center on Thursday, February 14, 2019 with Dr. Roukema attending. Rowan weighed six pounds and 14 ounces and was 19 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Bodie Konkel.     Micayla […]

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for S.E. Colorado

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for S.E. Colorado

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING (Sunday) TO 6 PM MST TUESDAY… * WHAT…Periods of snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches expected. * WHERE…Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below 7500 Feet, Crowley County, La Junta Vicinity/Otero County, Eastern Las Animas County, Western Kiowa County, Eastern […]

PMC Auxiliary: The Few Who Aid Many

PMC Auxiliary: The Few Who Aid Many

    Members of the Prowers Medical Center Auxiliary were on hand at this year’s annual Heritage Snow Goose Festival vendor’s sale at the Department of Wildlife offices on Highway 287. The Auxiliary has several dozen members and ten or so volunteer their time to keep the hospital gift shop open Monday through Friday from […]

“What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View”

“What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View”

A Presentation by Dr. Henrietta Mann   Join us on Thursday, February 21st at 6 pm for a free presentation by Cheyenne elder and well-respected American Indian educator, Dr. Henrietta Mann, at the Crow Luther Cultural Events Center in Eads, CO.  Her informative presentation entitled “What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View” will focus on […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Mackey Realty and Galaxy Gallery and RC Media

Lamar Honkers Visit Mackey Realty and Galaxy Gallery and RC Media

  The Lamar Chamber Honkers paid a visit to new business ventures in Lamar recently, Mackey Realty located in the Village Shopping Center and Galaxy Gallery and RC Media at 108 North Main Street in Lamar. The second visit of the day was to Galaxy Gallery and RCM Consulting and Consignment at 108 North Main […]

Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

    A visit to parts of Lamar indicates some people are busy this mid-winter. The pace has increased at the community correction facility, known as the Advantage Treatment Center on East Maple Street.  Mark Carrigan, who is handling most of the renovation project for the former WPA facilities, said he expects the eastern most […]

Granada Moving Forward with Water Tank Grant

Granada Moving Forward with Water Tank Grant

    Granada Trustees and Mayor Glenn Otto discussed an application for a DoLA water grant to fund a new water tank for the town. Otto has been in talks with a representative from the GMS engineering firm which alternated between a new water main system for Granada and a new water tank.  Otto suggested […]

County Commissioners OK Public Land Ordinance, Approve Lodging Tax Applicants

County Commissioners OK Public Land Ordinance, Approve Lodging Tax Applicants

    Ordinance 2019-1 regulating control of public parks, land and facilities in the county was approved on second reading by the Prowers County Commissioners during their February 12th meeting. ‘Open Space’ as defined in the ordinance includes any park, public lands or facilities that Prowers County owns in fee: and all trails, waters, buildings, […]

C.R. “Bob” Reyher…July 29, 1929 – February 12, 2019

C.R. “Bob” Reyher…July 29, 1929 – February 12, 2019

    A graveside funeral service for former Lamar area resident, Bob Reyher, will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Wiley Cemetery in Wiley, CO. Pastor Lane Gooden of the Praise Community Church in Eads will officiate the service. Per the family’s request there will be no public visitation. […]

Joseph “Joe” I. Corum…May 8, 1935 – February 10, 2019

Joseph “Joe” I. Corum…May 8, 1935 – February 10, 2019

    A celebration of life memorial service for current Canon City, Colorado resident formerly of Lamar, Joseph “Joe” I. Corum will be held at a later date. Per Joe’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Joe was born on May 8, 1935 at Indianola, Nebraska to Gail T. and […]

Birth Announcement: Ayala

Birth Announcement: Ayala

  Tarynn Lane and Omar Ayala of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Sienna Ellis Ayala at 11:11am at Prowers Medical Center on Sunday, February 10, 2019 with Dr. Korkis attending. Sienna weighed six pounds and was 19 ½ inches in length at birth.  Grandparents:  Jeff Lane and Candy Batterton, Shannon and Neal […]

LUB Restocking Parts, Wind Turbine Repairs Underway

LUB Restocking Parts, Wind Turbine Repairs Underway

  The Lamar Utility Board approved a lease agreement with Prowers County for the installation of Advanced Media Infrastructure (AMI) metering antennae and a base station at the Carlton Tower. The $3,000 fee is automatically renewable each year. The Board also approved the purchase of several groups of poles to replace its inventory including 40 […]

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, gave an update on funding for new outdoor Christmas decorations for the city. During a January 28th meeting of the Lamar Redevelopment Authority, Cue said many of the current light pole decorations are almost 40 years old and have been repaired by Lamar Light and Power.  A four […]