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City Honors Local Wrestling Champs

City Honors Local Wrestling Champs

  Mayor Roger Stagner presented two young residents with Keys to the City at the outset of the City Council meeting on Monday, March 11th. High school freshman, Crystalyn Felan had her accomplishment entered into the record books with her first place finish in the first-ever sanctioned Colorado High School Girls State Wrestling Tournament held […]

Elks Honor the February Students of the Month

Elks Honor the February Students of the Month

February’s students of the month represent those values, beliefs, actions and a dedication in becoming something great. This desire to succeed celebrates the achievement of these individuals. The Lamar Elks are proud to embrace these traditions through a dinner and recognizing the students for their efforts. The students of the month for February are: Diego […]

New Name Coming for Lamar Airport

New Name Coming for Lamar Airport

  The Lamar City Council approved a resolution of support to change the name of the Lamar Municipal Airport to Southeast Colorado Regional Airport, which will better reflect the scope of the market area being served. A request had been made of the council earlier in the year and this action, taken during the council […]

Lamar Seeking Grant for Main Street Building Purchase

Lamar Seeking Grant for Main Street Building Purchase

      The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved the application for an $18,000 DoLA Mini-Grant to purchase the building known years ago as the Main Café at 114 South Main Street in Lamar. The property has been in disrepair although inside demolition work began in 2014 after the property had been purchased in an effort […]

Bryan Martinez Sentenced in Prowers County Drug Case

Bryan Martinez Sentenced in Prowers County Drug Case

  On Monday, March 11, 2019, the Honorable Michael Davidson sentenced Bryan Martinez to serve seven years in Colorado Department of Corrections to be followed by two years of mandatory parole.  Mr. Martinez had previously pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute Methamphetamine as a result of the Lamar Police Department’s execution of a […]

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

    The Sales Tax for the City of Lamar was up 2.43% for January, 2019, collected in February of this year. The gain accounts for $5,792.85 in revenue comparing 2018 figures to $243,849.61 collected for this year.  Use Tax collections for this period dropped 65.14% for a loss of $25,889.36 and Other Collections were […]

Prowers County Moves to Sanctuary Status Regarding Proposed HB-1177

Prowers County Moves to Sanctuary Status Regarding Proposed HB-1177

    The Prowers County Commissioners unanimously approved an amended resolution, No. 2019-5 declaring Prowers County a Sanctuary County after hearing from over a dozen citizens regarding the Board’s support of the Constitution’s Second Amendment and recognizing the Board’s belief that Colorado HB-1177 is inconsistent with the right of law abiding citizens to keep and […]

Last Segments of Main Street Project Start March 18th

Last Segments of Main Street Project Start March 18th

    American Civil Constructors work crews will return to Lamar one more time to finalize work on Main Street and Highway 287 beginning Monday, March 18th.  Tony Gregoritch of ACC informed The Prowers Journal that some of the remaining tasks include: Grind/Smooth the roadway surface (Park St. to Lamar Canal Rd.) Saw & Seal […]

PEP Annual Meeting Details BEAR Essentials

PEP Annual Meeting Details BEAR Essentials

      BEAR, as described by Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) President, Aaron Leiker, stands for Business Expansion Attraction and Retention, a series of goals that are hoped to be achieved by the economic development organization. Leiker addressed the annual meeting of PEP, held Monday, March 4th at the Shore Arts Center in downtown Lamar.  […]

LCC Honors 2018 Employees of the Year

LCC Honors 2018 Employees of the Year

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 28, 2019) Lamar Community College is proud to recognize the following staff and faculty members who have been selected as Employees of the Year: Kendra King, Faculty; Kristin Lubbers, Administrator; Terry Comer, Classified Employee; and Daniel Westfield, Adjunct Instructor.   “Lamar Community College has some of the most talented, dedicated, innovative, […]

Cold Justice TV Program to Highlight 1991 Homicide in Lamar

Cold Justice TV Program to Highlight 1991 Homicide in Lamar

    The Oxygen television network announced recently it will feature an episode at 4pm MST on Saturday March 9th, entitled “Golden Years Gone” which highlights the unsolved case of the shooting deaths of Curly and Darlene Culberth in Lamar in 1991. A press release details how the ‘Cold Justice’ investigator team travels around the […]

Viaero Erecting Shorter Broadband Tower on South 6th Street

Viaero Erecting Shorter Broadband Tower on South 6th Street

    This past June, the Lamar City Council denied a permit to erect a 100 foot wireless broadband communications tower at 207 South 6th Street, as requested by Viaero Wireless and Mountain Tower & Land LLC.  The Lamar Planning and Zoning Commission approved the request during their May meeting following a public hearing, but […]

Commissioners Appoint Board Members

Commissioners Appoint Board Members

    The Prowers County Commissioners made appointments to two boards during their regularly scheduled meeting, Tuesday, February 26th, reappointing Clifford Boxley to the County Planning commission for a term that will end February 2020.  There were only three submissions for four seats on the County Fair Board and Lane Malone, Wynter Dorenkamp and Gerry […]

Lamar Utilities Board Reschedules Meeting with Solar Customers

Lamar Utilities Board Reschedules Meeting with Solar Customers

      The Lamar Utility Board will reschedule a planned meeting with solar customers, tentatively set for March 12th at the Light Plant offices at 100 North Second Street.  The customers have been meeting with members of the Prowers Economic Prosperity board and will make a full presentation of their concerns regarding solar interconnect […]

National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

Spotter Training Available Across Southern Colorado March through May   The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN with partner organizations. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters across the country. These volunteers learn […]