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Chamber Picnic by the Park

Chamber Picnic by the Park

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce held their Lamar Days, Kick-Off BBQ this Friday, May 18th.  Better weather equals a better turn out and that was the situation Friday as last year’s premiere BBQ was conducted under spring skies a few degrees short of winter. Folks sat at picnic tables on the front lawn […]

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 7,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from March to April for a total of 2,717,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,300 and government increased 900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point from March to April […]

Commissioners Approve Resolution to Place Ambulance Funding on Ballot

Commissioners Approve Resolution to Place Ambulance Funding on Ballot

    Prowers County voters will decide to approve or deny a quarter per cent county sales tax increase to fund future emergency ambulance services. The Prowers County Commissioners approved the resolution placing the question on the ballot for this November’s general election during their May 16th meeting.  The sales tax comes to twenty-five cents […]

LUB Passes Resolution Providing for Power Purchase Agreements, Announces Scholarship Winners

LUB Passes Resolution Providing for Power Purchase Agreements, Announces Scholarship Winners

    The Lamar Utility Board passed Resolution 18-05-01 during their meeting Tuesday, May 15th, which acknowledges the authority of the board to negotiate and enter into power purchase agreements with Southeast Colorado Power Authority (SECPA). The action was taken following an executive session conducted by the board. The resolution acknowledges that SECPA, as a […]

Construction Projects at HPCHC Nearing Completion

Construction Projects at HPCHC Nearing Completion

    July will be a busy month for High Plains Community Health Center, according to CEO, Eric Niemeyer. He provided a recap on the construction work underway at the campus for the Prowers County Commissioners during a visit on Tuesday, May 16th. The Adult Heath Center, closed since this past January because of structural […]

Cook and Snyder Honored as LCC’s Distinguished Alumni

Cook and Snyder Honored as LCC’s Distinguished Alumni

(Lamar, Colorado; May 14, 2018) Lamar Community College Antelope Night has long been an opportunity for students and families as well as LCC staff and faculty to celebrate students’ accomplishments and gear up for Commencement the next day. It has also become a significant event for alumni as the College recognizes its Distinguished Alumni as […]

County Lodging Panel Funds Two Events

County Lodging Panel Funds Two Events

  Two funding requests were approved during the May meeting of the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel this past Tuesday, May 15th. Holly Gateway Classics/Concert was approved for $3,500 and the 2018 Downtown Custom & Classic Expo received $3,150. This will be the second year the Holly Gateway event will be held in late September. […]

Steady Forward Progress on Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue

Steady Forward Progress on Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue

      Money is being spent in Lamar as figures for the March Sales and Use Tax report indicates healthy revenues. The 3% City Sales Tax is up 10.21% over this time last year for a gain of $28,741.  Collections for 2017 were $281,626 while this year was $310,368.  Use Tax collections are up […]

LCC Nursing Class of 2018 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

LCC Nursing Class of 2018 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

  (Lamar, Colorado; May 14, 2018) On Friday, May 4, the Lamar Community College Nursing department celebrated the accomplishments of their graduates with the time-honored tradition of the Nurse Pinning. The Nurse Pinning ceremony is a traditional rite of passage that each nursing student completes before entering the profession. 53 students were pinned including 20 […]

Council Approves Zoning Changes, New Police K9 Will be a Pit Bull

Council Approves Zoning Changes, New Police K9 Will be a Pit Bull

  The Lamar City Council covered a lot of territory during their May 14th meeting this past Monday. In a related article highlighted in The Prowers Journal, the council approved an ordinance on first reading for a Power Purchase Agreement between the City and Tri-State G & T and terminating the Power Supply Agreement with […]

Council Approves ARPA Bond Sale Ordinance

Council Approves ARPA Bond Sale Ordinance

  The Lamar City Council approved, on first reading, the Power Purchase Agreement between the City of Lamar and Tri-State G & T and the termination of the Power Supply Agreement between the City and Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA). As part of the agreement, the city approved ARPA’s execution of the Defeasance Funding and […]

PMC Foundation Observes Hospital District Golden Jubilee

PMC Foundation Observes Hospital District Golden Jubilee

    The creation of the Prowers County Hospital District in 1968 was celebrated this past Friday, May 11th, at the Prowers Medical Center campus, with a gala jubilee.  The district was formed a half century ago in order to expand services and provide better and continuing healthcare to the residents of southeast Colorado. PMC […]

Lamar Elks Lodge Contributes to 9/11 1st Responder Memorial

Lamar Elks Lodge Contributes to 9/11 1st Responder Memorial

    Several Past Exalted Rulers from the Lamar Elks Lodge #1319, presented Doug Harbour with two checks totaling $2,200 to help finance the 9/11 First Responder Memorial currently under construction at the Big Timbers Museum. PERs Jared Crabtree, Oscar Riley and Cary LaCost were on hand to present Harbour with their donations. La Cost […]

Artwork for Shore Arts Center Pocket Park Nearing Completion

Artwork for Shore Arts Center Pocket Park Nearing Completion

    As promised last week, local artist Jeremy Cooper is putting the finishing touches on the interior of Lamar’s downtown Pocket Park. The outer mural facing the east parking lot is vivid with musically themed swirls of color while the interior walls are more sedate by comparison. “I’ve incorporated the rolling plains into the […]

Lamar Days ‘Features the 50s’ for the 2018 Theme

Lamar Days ‘Features the 50s’ for the 2018 Theme

  This year’s event, May 18-19th takes local residents back in time as the celebration will be for: “Time to Shake, Rattle and Roll”. The event, hosted by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, will feature a Friday downtown, Kick-Off BBQ from 11am to 1pm at the Chamber of Commerce parking lot on East Beech Street, […]