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High Plains Clinic Observes National Health Center Week

High Plains Clinic Observes National Health Center Week

The Prowers County Commissioners received a guided tour of the High Plains Community Health Center campus this past Wednesday, August 16th, accompanied by the Center’s Executive Director, Eric Niemeyer, Marija Weeden-Osborn –Alternative Payment and Care Model Manager Colorado Community Health Network out of Denver, Shae Emick – Vice President of Operations and Laurie Dimitt, Vice […]

Hernandez Rejoins LUB, ARPA Mediation Open Until August 31st

Hernandez Rejoins LUB, ARPA Mediation Open Until August 31st

Leo Hernandez was reappointed to the Lamar Utilities Board during its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 15th.  Prior to that, the Lamar City Council approved his reappointment during their Monday meeting which the Utilities Board ratified for a five year term.  Hernandez became a board member in 2013. The lawsuit between the City of […]

Prowers Honored as Reach Out & Read County

Prowers Honored as Reach Out & Read County

  Prowers County recognized as Reach Out and Read Colorado Book-End County. Annually, more than 3000 Reach Out and Read Colorado books are prescribed to children and families at health check-ups in Prowers County at seven partner sites. Prowers County, Colorado (August 7, 2017) – Prowers County is the most recent Colorado County to be […]

Lodging Panel Funds Farm-City Banquet, Tri-State 9/11 Tribute

Lodging Panel Funds Farm-City Banquet, Tri-State 9/11 Tribute

Two funding requests before the Prowers County Lodging Panel that were tabled earlier were approved at the Tuesday, August 15th meeting by board members.    The Tri-State 9/11 Tribute committee had requested $2,000 for marketing funds for the September 9th event and the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Banquet, set for November 10th, had asked for […]

Lamar’s Monthly Sales Tax Revenue is Up, YTD is Still Trending Low

Lamar’s Monthly Sales Tax Revenue is Up, YTD is Still Trending Low

    Total Sales and Use Tax collections for The City of Lamar for June sales, collected in July, were up 5% for a $15,955 gain over the same time last year. 2016 collections for June were at $318,878 compared to 2017 with $334,833.  City Sales Tax collections for the same period were up 5.34% […]

Lamar Council Events and Community Dates

Lamar Council Events and Community Dates

  The Lamar City Council had a full and diverse agenda this past Monday, August 14th.  City Administrator, John Sutherland, noted the change of the Department of Local Affairs (DoLA) representative for southeast Colorado.  “Crestina Martinez will replace Lee Merkel as the Southeast Regional Manager,” he stated, noting the lengthy period that Merkel had worked […]

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Colorado Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Thunderstorm

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Colorado Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Thunderstorm

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Colorado businesses and residents affected by the severe thunderstorm, hail, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred June 25, 2017, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA […]

Council Approves Oktoberfest Events Permit, Wants More Discussion on Retail Wine Tasting Events

Council Approves Oktoberfest Events Permit, Wants More Discussion on Retail Wine Tasting Events

  A special events permit was granted to the Lamar Chamber of Commerce following a scheduled public hearing by the City Council, Monday, August 14. The permit will allow the chamber to host their annual beer garden from 10am to 11pm during the Oktoberfest festivities on Saturday, September 23rd at the Chamber parking lot, adjacent […]

CDA Survey Preference for Local Foods

CDA Survey Preference for Local Foods

  Colorado Dept. of Agriculture Survey Reveals Positive Consumer Perceptions of Agriculture Statewide, Strong Preference for Local Foods BROOMFIELD, Colo. – It’s no secret that consumers have shown a preference for locally grown and produced foods over the last decade, and a recent survey conducted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in collaboration with […]

Safety Tips for Storm-Related Home Repairs

Safety Tips for Storm-Related Home Repairs

August 14, 2017 RE: Important preventive safety tips for the citizens of Lamar With the recent damage caused by the recent storms, the City of Lamar Building Department is issuing some tips that are meant to help our citizens through the process of getting qualified bids and contractors while trying to protect our citizens: Please […]

USDA Forecasts Record-High Soybean Production in 2017

USDA Forecasts Record-High Soybean Production in 2017

WASHINGTON, August 10, 2017 – U.S. farmers are expected to produce a record-high soybean crop this year, according to the Crop Production report issued today by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Up 2 percent from 2016, soybean production is forecast at 4.38 billion bushels, while corn growers are expected to decrease their production by […]

Granada Trustees Had Light Agenda for August Meeting

Granada Trustees Had Light Agenda for August Meeting

Two items were tabled by the Granada Trustees during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, August 9th.  Mayor Glenn Otto said he would contact TBK Bank officials for additional information on future banking fees for the town and bring the information back to the Trustees.  Approval for a building permit for a proposed 30’ by 45’ foot […]

OneMain Financial Hosting Merchants Meeting August 15th at Chamber

OneMain Financial Hosting Merchants Meeting August 15th at Chamber

OneMain Financial has been in business dating back to 1912 under a variety of names you may recognize such as Commercial Credit, Avco, Associates, CitiFinancial, American General and Springleaf. We’ve been right here in Lamar for over 50 years.  OneMain is managed by Jake Chamberlain who has been with the company for over 17 years. […]

PEP Hosting Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Meeting at LCC August 17

PEP Hosting Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Meeting at LCC August 17

Prowers Economic Prosperity will host an upcoming Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in the Large Lecture Hall at Lamar Community College with Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder (Senate District 35) and Colorado State Representative Kimmi Lewis (House District 64). Residents are invited to join Senator Crowder and Representative Lewis to listen to […]

High Plains Celebrates National Health Center Week

High Plains Celebrates National Health Center Week

    National Health Center Week will be observed August 13th-19th and High Plains Community Health Center is inviting the community to a day touring the facility on Kendall Drive on Tuesday, August 15th at 3pm. Laurie Dimitt, Vice President of Human Resources with High Plains Community Health Center, invited the Lamar City Council when […]