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Action 22 Welcomes New Leadership

Action 22 Welcomes New Leadership

Action 22 announces the selection of new President/CEO, Sara Blackhurst of Rye, CO. Mrs. Blackhurst has been serving nonprofit organizations in Southern Colorado for more than a decade and brings expertise in nonprofit operations, grant writing, program development and fundraising to the position.  “I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to serve Southeastern Colorado […]

Council Approves Permit for Sand and Sage Beer Garden

Council Approves Permit for Sand and Sage Beer Garden

  The Prowers County Sand and Sage Fair Board was granted a special events permit for a beer garden by the Lamar City Council during its regular meeting, Monday, May 8th.  The vote was held following a public hearing which allowed citizens to speak for or against the request.  The beer garden will be held […]

McKenney and Gourley named LCC’s Outstanding Alumni

McKenney and Gourley named LCC’s Outstanding Alumni

 (Lamar, Colorado; May 8, 2017) Lamar Community College named two former students as its outstanding alumni for 2017 during the college’s Antelope Night celebration on Friday evening: Ruth McKenney of Lamar and Bob Gourley of Two Buttes. Dr. Linda Lujan, LCC President, introduced the two awardees during the celebration, highlighting the reasons for their nomination […]

Peace Officer Impersonation Results in Arrest

Peace Officer Impersonation Results in Arrest

Media Release Deputy Freouf arrested Darrick Shores, 35 of Pawhuska OK, for impersonating a peace officer and illegal use of red/blue lights. Darrick is being held at the Prowers County Jail on a $2,000, Any Type Bond. It is unknown if Shores is the impersonator from the prior incident or if we have a new, […]

Holly Trustees are Third ARPA Member to Approve Settlement

Holly Trustees are Third ARPA Member to Approve Settlement

The Holly Trustees voted to join their counterparts in Las Animas and Springfield, voting unanimously May 3rd, in favor of the proposed settlement agreement in litigation between Arkansas River Power Authority, ARPA and the City of Lamar.  ARPA general manager, Rick Rigel, was on hand for the monthly Trustees meeting to offer explanations on the […]

Added Amenities at Prowers County Fairgrounds

Added Amenities at Prowers County Fairgrounds

Travelers will notice a new split rail fence along the parking lot and south side of the road leading in to the Prowers County Fairgrounds from Savage Avenue. They were installed several weeks ago, according to Kirk Powers, Building Maintenance Supervisor for the county. If, for any reason, residents or visitors want to picnic, the […]

Haggard represents Lamar at Ports-to-Plains Washington DC Fly-In

Haggard represents Lamar at Ports-to-Plains Washington DC Fly-In

Lamar Councilwoman Beverly Haggard, who represents Lamar on the Ports-to-Plains board of directors was in Washington, DC last week with a delegation of the organization’s supporters to meet with Congressional offices to discuss the importance of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor and other issues critical to growing our rural economy. The group of 17 people came from […]

Perdue Joins White House “Farmers Roundtable”. President Trump Issues Executive Order on Agriculture

Perdue Joins White House “Farmers Roundtable”. President Trump Issues Executive Order on Agriculture

  (Washington, D.C., April 25, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today joined President Trump for a “Farmers Roundtable” at the White House to address issues facing the American agriculture community, as the president signed an Executive Order establishing an Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.  The roundtable discussion allowed representatives […]

Centennial Farms Program

Centennial Farms Program

In 1986 the Colorado Historical Society (now History Colorado), and the Colorado Department of Agriculture created the Colorado Centennial Farms program to recognize the important role agriculture has played in our state’s history and economic development. Nominees must meet the following requirements: Farms or ranches must have remained in the same family continuously for 100 […]

Prevention, Rodent Control are Keys to Preventing Hantavirus

Prevention, Rodent Control are Keys to Preventing Hantavirus

State health officials today reminded Coloradans to take steps to avoid hantavirus. There has been one confirmed case of the disease in the state this year, and the patient is recovering. Hantavirus is a rare, but serious and potentially fatal respiratory disease primarily carried by deer mice. People become infected by breathing in dirt and […]

Not Your Mother's WIC

Not Your Mother’s WIC

A government nutrition program for low-income women, infants, and children under age 5 is embracing technology to make it easier for participants to use their benefits and eat healthier. The Colorado Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program has launched WICShopper, a free smart phone app that allows WIC families to […]

Spring Snowstorm Interrupts Power

Spring Snowstorm Interrupts Power

“Saturday wasn’t so bad, but Sunday brought a lot of power line interruptions to our area,” according to Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh. There were some scattered outages due to downed power lines on Saturday, but the brunt of the storm, as far as downed lines, occurred through Sunday with the eastern-most areas of […]

Dodged a Bullet?

Dodged a Bullet?

Although Lamar residents encountered snow and winds and downed tree limbs, compared to other areas of Prowers County, we got our moisture, but not all that much snow. Springfield and other southern Colorado communities had anywhere from 10 inches of snow to 7.5 as reported in Campo by the National Weather Service and from four […]

Colorado Corn Growers Association-supported groundwater bill signed into law

Colorado Corn Growers Association-supported groundwater bill signed into law

  Last week, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 17-036 — a piece of legislation that was supported by the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), and is what some in the industry describe as one of the most significant pieces of water-related legislation in recent years. Colorado Corn Executive Coordinator Ann Cross […]

Winter Storm Watch Remains in Effect from Late Friday Night Through Sunday

Winter Storm Watch Remains in Effect from Late Friday Night Through Sunday

  Hazardous Weather Outlook – National Weather Service Pueblo CO 859 AM MDT Friday, April 28, 2017 (The City of Lamar is still planning the City-Wide Clean-Up Day tomorrow, Saturday,  starting at 7:00 am.  If safety becomes a concern, then it will be rescheduled but for now it is still a go.) * LOCATION…Crowley, Otero, […]