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Lamar Memorial Airshow and Fly-In Set for Sept 9th

Lamar Memorial Airshow and Fly-In Set for Sept 9th

  Eric and Tanya McSwan, managers of the Lamar Municipal Airport, have been at work on their airshow and fly-in since this past November. All the work should finally pay off on Sunday, September 9th between 8a and Noon when the free show gets underway.  The couple hosted a smaller airshow last September, featuring mostly […]

Lamar Community College Seeks Public Comment or Accreditation Evaluation

Lamar Community College Seeks Public Comment or Accreditation Evaluation

  Deadline for Submitted Comments is September 15th (Lamar, Colorado; August 13, 2018) Lamar Community College will host a team from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) on October 15-17 of this year to review the College’s continued ability to meet the HLC’c criteria for accreditation. Dr. Linda Lujan, LCC President, encouraged all to consider providing […]

Rep. Ken Buck Challenger Karen McCormick Launches Weeklong Southeast Colorado Tour

Rep. Ken Buck Challenger Karen McCormick Launches Weeklong Southeast Colorado Tour

    Karen McCormick will tour southeastern Colorado in her bid to oust Rep. Ken Buck, beginning in Trinidad September 3, making stops in Las Animas, Bent, Baca, Prowers, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Otero Counties through September 8. McCormick will visit local farms, Southeast Colorado Hospital, and Otero County Public Schools; meet with elected officials and […]

Lamar Utility Board Begins Budget Discussions for 2019

Lamar Utility Board Begins Budget Discussions for 2019

    Purchase orders totaled $17,114.45 and total monthly bills amounted to $1,225,173.28 for the month and both were approved by the utility board during their August 28th meeting. During the brief meeting, Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh reported on the financial summary, stating that cash is down $56,635 from June and accounts receivable increased […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Plans Puma Review

Prowers Economic Prosperity Plans Puma Review

    Three years ago, PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, provided the PCDI board with suggestions and objectives on how to better develop a county-wide economic development organization. What followed was a change in direction and the creation of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity.  Now current board members are planning to re-evaluate the effectiveness of those […]

Southeast Colorado Farms Presented with Awards at State Fair

Southeast Colorado Farms Presented with Awards at State Fair

    Centennial Farm awards were held recently at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. Six recipients from south central and southeastern Colorado were presented their awards. Bond Metz Farms Inc 1917-Monte Vista, Dale J and Denice Seufer Farm 1918- Prowers County, Harold G Vickerman Ranch 1917 Westcliffe, Sporleder Ranch 1915-Walsenburg, Vigil Farms 1876-Capulin Windy […]

Heritage Defenders Submit Resolutions to Council on Library Policy Changes

Heritage Defenders Submit Resolutions to Council on Library Policy Changes

  Quizno’s Restaurant, at 113 East Olive Street in Lamar, occupies a building which has been in existence in the community for numerous decades, dating back to 1947 as the former Allen & DeLoach Tire Shop. The building, according to Angie Cue, Community Development Director, still contains single-pane windows on the east, south and west […]

Southeast Colorado Represents at the 2018 State Fair

Southeast Colorado Represents at the 2018 State Fair

    Former State Agricultural Director John Stulp of Lamar, Nancy and Bill Long of Bent County (he’s a former county commissioner) and Dick Wadhams, who grew up in Las Animas, were enjoying a recent trip to this year’s Colorado State Fair. From the sign to the rear of the group, the visit appears to […]

Prowers Medical Center Earns “Best Overall” Award from Quorum

Prowers Medical Center Earns “Best Overall” Award from Quorum

  Celebration event at The Brew with free drinks, food The hospital is buzzing with recent good news. At Quorum Health Resources’ Annual Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, Prowers Medical Center was presented as the winner of “Best Overall Performance” among Critical Access Hospitals as part of Quorum’s National Excellence in Leadership awards for 2018. […]

Pueblo Vet Center Mobile Vet Center Visit to Lamar, CO

Pueblo Vet Center Mobile Vet Center Visit to Lamar, CO

  (Lamar, CO)- The Pueblo Vet Center Mobile Vet Center will be in Lamar, CO at the Walmart parking lot on Aug. 30th from 12 to 4:30pm and the 31st from 8am to 12pm by invitation of the Prowers County Veterans Service Officer. Vet Center staff will be on hand to provide information about Vet […]

Prowers County Democrats Begin Neighborhood Campaign

Prowers County Democrats Begin Neighborhood Campaign

  This Sunday! A day of action for Prowers County Dems Please join us on Sunday, August 25th, as we support our candidates and hand out campaign literature for Jared Polis, Karen McCormick, Jena Griswold, and Paul Weisman. We will meet at Lamar High School at 2:00 Sunday afternoon. From there, we will divide up […]

Finance Ballot Questions Lining Up for State November Elections

Finance Ballot Questions Lining Up for State November Elections

  Measure that would authorize bonds for transportation projects makes the ballot DENVER, Aug. 22, 2018 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that a proposed measure that authorizes bonds for transportation projects has made the ballot. Backers of the “Fix Our Damn Roads” proposal submitted their petition signatures on Aug. 6. A […]

Lodging Panel Approves Three Fall Events

Lodging Panel Approves Three Fall Events

  Activities around Prowers County are moving into the fall season as the county Lodging Tax Panel recently approved several activities set for September and October of this year. The Panel, meeting for their August session on Tuesday, the 21st, approved funding for the November 9th, Farm-/- City Banquet at the Lamar Community Building, the […]

Prowers Medical Center Celebrates Quorum Award

Prowers Medical Center Celebrates Quorum Award

    Prowers Medical Center was recently recognized by Quorum Health Resources as “2018 Best Overall Performance for a Critical Access Hospital”, according to Chief Executive Officer, Craig Loveless. Loveless informed the Prowers County Commissioners of the award during his regular updates pertaining to hospital developments.  “The award doesn’t belong to any one individual or […]

Big Timbers Community Alliance Engaged in National Heath Project

Big Timbers Community Alliance Engaged in National Heath Project

  Big Timbers Community Alliance has been chosen as the only team from Colorado to send Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) alumni from Prowers County to a National Parent Leadership Institute (NPLI) pilot project! Our alumni will collaborate with six communities across the nation! We are honored to send six participants to New York to […]