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9/11 Foundation Receives Local Donations

9/11 Foundation Receives Local Donations

Doug Harbour, from the 9/11 First Responders Tribute and Memorial Foundation, accepted a $1,000 check from Jeff Travis, General Manager of Tri County Ford in Lamar. Tri County in Lamar and Tri County GM in La Junta each contributed $500 to help make possible the annual Tribute Parade Day held in Lamar this year on […]

Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Begins Today

Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Begins Today

435 Impaired Drivers Blitzed During Summer DUI Enforcement STATEWIDE — While families and friends celebrate America’s independence with food, drinks and festive activities, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 98 local law enforcement agencies will collaborate to ensure roads are clear from impaired drivers. Law enforcement will increase vigilance for […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity to Host Public Housing Study Meetings

Prowers Economic Prosperity to Host Public Housing Study Meetings

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) announced Public Housing Study Meetings will take place on Wednesday, July 12th. The sessions will take place throughout the morning and afternoon at the Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED) Office, 112 West Elm Street, Lamar, CO. The public is encouraged to attend and share their thoughts in the […]

Aerial Surveys Confirm Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population is Holding Steady

Aerial Surveys Confirm Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population is Holding Steady

The latest lesser prairie-chicken survey shows bird population trends remain stable after six years of aerial survey data collection. The survey indicates an estimated breeding population of 33,269 birds this year, up from 25,261 birds counted last year. Though scientists are encouraged by the numbers, they know that year-to-year fluctuations are the norm with upland […]

STARBURST AWARDS 2017 – Lamar 4-Plex Ballfield Wins Lottery Award

STARBURST AWARDS 2017 – Lamar 4-Plex Ballfield Wins Lottery Award

  June 29, 2017, DENVER – America’s favorite pastime has a new field of dreams in Lamar. The City of Lamar will receive a Lottery Starburst Award for using Lottery proceeds to build a new Four-Plex ballfield. The project was completed in 2016 and utilized more than $1 million in Lottery funds from two Lottery […]

NWS Posts Severe Storms Watch for S.E. Colorado for Thursday Afternoon

NWS Posts Severe Storms Watch for S.E. Colorado for Thursday Afternoon

  A few severe storms to impact southeast Colorado today.  REMINDER-a watch is not as severe for an immanent storm as a warning post. A few severe thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and into this evening across the plains. Severe thunderstorms will be capable of hail up to the size of golfballs and wind gusts […]

Pet and Livestock Owners Cautioned About Rabid Skunks

Pet and Livestock Owners Cautioned About Rabid Skunks

BROOMFIELD, Colo. –So far this year, 48 rabid skunks have been confirmed in nine Colorado counties. The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds pet and livestock owners that rabies is a deadly disease that can spread from skunks to other mammals and vaccination is the single best method to protect pets and livestock. “The Department of […]

June 2017 Drought Update

June 2017 Drought Update

May was characterized by wet and cool conditions, particularly in southeast Colorado. The first 20 days of June were a drastic change characterized by hot temperatures and little rainfall. In most parts of the state, streamflow forecasts throughout the summer season are projected to be near normal to above normal and reservoir storage remains high. […]

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Tuesday, July 4 from 1:30 to4:30 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2017 Frontier Fourth Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s. The victory over the British in the […]

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

    Tera Bender, board member of LPI, Lamar Partnership Inc., explained the function of the Main Street Community group and its mission in the Lamar community during the Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting on Tuesday, June 20th. LPI is a non-profit 501C4 organization which has qualified for a Main Street Community designation, and Lamar is […]

Prowers County is on the Map with Colorado High School Rodeo Finals

Prowers County is on the Map with Colorado High School Rodeo Finals

For the past several years, Lamar has hosted the Colorado High School Rodeo Finals. The annual competition, held around the Memorial Day holiday, is usually given a two-year run for the community that makes a successful bid for the event.  And usually, the event is spread around various communities around the state and Lamar hosted […]

CSP Investigating Two Vehicle Crash in Kiowa County

CSP Investigating Two Vehicle Crash in Kiowa County

  Friday, June 16, 2017, at approximately 4:34pm, Colorado State Patrol was notified of a two vehicle crash on Highway 287 near mile post 113, which is located inside the town of Eads, Colorado. Vehicle #1, a 2010 white Dodge Dakota, driven by 26 year old John, Launius of Eads, CO, was traveling northbound (in […]

Housing Roundtable Details Future Needs Assessment Study

Housing Roundtable Details Future Needs Assessment Study

Adequate and affordable housing is a central ingredient in the economic development of Lamar and Prowers County. Although some studies have already been conducted on housing needs in the local area, an in-depth listening session which will combine group and one-on-one interviews and a printed questionnaire survey, will be conducted in southeast Colorado in July. […]

Health Agencies Conduct Training Exercise

Health Agencies Conduct Training Exercise

Just as a sports team will run through their practice drills, health agencies throughout Colorado took part in a coordinated Pubic Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise to practice the distribution of medicines to the general public in a simulated emergency. The plan was set up by the CDPHE, Colorado Department of Health and Environment for action […]

Nation's Oldest Cattlemen's Association Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Nation’s Oldest Cattlemen’s Association Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado CattleWomen (CCW) finished off the third and final day of their Annual Convention in Grand Junction, Colo. with over 600 people in attendance. On Tuesday morning, the Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer, Donna Lynne, accepted CCA’s Lifetime Member Award on behalf of the State of Colorado.  This year […]