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VA Accepting Burial Applications for Pikes Peak National Cemetery

VA Accepting Burial Applications for Pikes Peak National Cemetery

The VA’s National Cemetery Scheduling Office (NCSO) in St. Louis, MO begins accepting burial applications for Pikes Peak National Cemetery.   COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. – The National Cemetery Scheduling Office (NCSO) in St. Louis, MO, will begin accepting burial applications for deceased eligible Veterans and their spouses on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018, for Pikes Peak […]

Flu Shot Schedule Available from County Health

Flu Shot Schedule Available from County Health

    Prowers County Public Health & Environment has posted their annual flu shot clinics for 2018. Vaccine is plentiful and available for both children and adults. Prowers County Public Health & Environment has Quadrivalent vaccine for both children and adults as well as High Dose vaccine for adults > 65 years of age. The […]

Holiday Motel Becomes Ft Lyon Donation Site

Holiday Motel Becomes Ft Lyon Donation Site

    The Lamar Lion’s Club has once again begun to accept donations for the Ft. Lyons Homeless Shelter using the Holiday Motel at 404 North Main Street in Lamar as the drop off site. The motel desk clerk will provide information and a key to the room being used for donations. Items needed include: […]

Holly Fire and Ambulance Election Set for October 9

Holly Fire and Ambulance Election Set for October 9

    Approximately 900 voters in the Holly Ambulance and Fire District will be able to cast their ballots for the five new District board members by Tuesday, October 9th, according to Jana Rushton, Election Official. There are 13 candidates on the ballot as well as a write-in candidate and voters will be able to […]

Rotary Continues Dictionary Tradition

Rotary Continues Dictionary Tradition

  The members of the Lamar Rotary continued their time-honored tradition of distributing hard-bound dictionaries to third grade students at Parkview School this past week. This week marks the 17th year the Lamar Rotary has been collecting donations to pay for the books for several hundred students.  For many of these students this is the […]

PMC Adding New Radiology Services for Local Care

PMC Adding New Radiology Services for Local Care

    The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors decided to allocate $1.5M for a new MRI and Mammography machine, an upgrade the directors have been considering for a while. The directors also moved to provide access to a mobile PET scanner which will be available on the campus two days a week. The current […]

McClave Woman Dies in Highway 50 Accident

McClave Woman Dies in Highway 50 Accident

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 50 near Prowers County Road 1, in Prowers County.  A 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by 20-year-old Lesly Chacon, of McClave, was westbound on Highway 50. Ms. Chacon drifted out of the lane and the right side of the vehicle collided with […]

Ballot Question 1A Will Determine Ambulance Economic Future

Ballot Question 1A Will Determine Ambulance Economic Future

    The need for Ballot Question 1A to be passed in the November General Election was addressed by the Prowers County Commissioners and the Lamar City Council during a community forum held at the Cultural Events Center Wednesday evening, September 26th.  Both municipal entities contribute general budget funding to operate the Lamar Fire and […]

CSP Investigates Two Vehicle Fatal Crash in Prowers County

CSP Investigates Two Vehicle Fatal Crash in Prowers County

    The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on County Road SS, Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at approximately 1739 hours (5:39pm).  The crash was approximately three miles east of Wiley. 91 year old Thomas Gilbert of Lamar, Colorado was driving a 1980 John Deere tractor eastbound on Prowers County Road […]

The Upcoming 77th Annual Bent County Harvest Show

The Upcoming 77th Annual Bent County Harvest Show

    The Bent County Harvest Show began in 1942 as the Victory Harvest Show and has since become a long-time tradition to Bent County. Even at its start, the first Harvest Show was identified as a huge success with prizes totaling $110.00 and red, blue, and white ribbons distributed to about 100 winners.  Some […]

What Passage of Ballot 4A Will Do for School District

What Passage of Ballot 4A Will Do for School District

    The Lamar High School will be 50 years old in 2019 and the Lincoln School is a few years older. The needed upgrades for both schools were detailed during a community forum hosted by Friends of Lamar Schools and held at the LHS auditorium Tuesday evening, September 25th. Kathleen LaCost outlined the elements […]

Holly Gateway Fair, “Homestead Memories”, September 26th-29th

Holly Gateway Fair, “Homestead Memories”, September 26th-29th

    Homestead Memories has been selected as the theme for this year’s Holly Gateway Fair which runs from Wednesday, September 26th through Sunday, the 30th. Each afternoon and evening offers an event or exhibition for every taste beginning with Barrel Racing Exhibitions on the 26th at 5:30pm to the actual competition which starts at […]

Colorado Employment Situation in August 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in August 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 1,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from July to August for a total of 2,740,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. There was no change in private sector payroll jobs and government increased 1,500. July estimates were revised up to 2,739,000, and the over the month increase from June to […]

ELECTION NEWS:   Calendar – Local & State Ballot Questions

ELECTION NEWS: Calendar – Local & State Ballot Questions

      November 6, 2018 General Election will be an all-mail ballot delivery.   Ballots will be mailed to all active eligible registered electors the week of October 15, 2018. Election Offenses: C.R.S. 1-13-106 Forgery- Any person who falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeits any ballot before or after it has been cast, or who […]

The Colorado Trust Grants Five Southeast Colorado Nonprofits via Rural Philanthropy Days

The Colorado Trust Grants Five Southeast Colorado Nonprofits via Rural Philanthropy Days

      DENVER, COLO. (Sept. 19, 2018)—The Colorado Trust, a foundation dedicated to creating fair and equal opportunities for Coloradans to lead healthy lives, announced it has granted $5,000 each to five rural nonprofit organizations in southeast Colorado in conjunction with the June 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days. Rural Philanthropy Days connects funders with nonprofit […]