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Granada Landfill is a Top Concern for Trustees

Granada Landfill is a Top Concern for Trustees

The cost of bringing the Granada landfill into compliance with regulations from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment is a price higher than most rural communities can afford. Several Trustees, along with other community representatives,  attended a regional meeting on landfill requirements in Lamar on February 28th, during which they received some hard financial news […]

9/11 Tribute Memorial Continues to Develop Donors

9/11 Tribute Memorial Continues to Develop Donors

Several recent, generous donations to the 9/11 Tribute Memorial have helped contribute to development of the memorial site, just south of Big Timbers Museum on Highway 50. The most recent donation, $10,000 from the Southeast Colorado Arts Council and the Anne Boken Trust, will be added to other contributions including a $10,000 donation from the […]

Update on 2016 Drug Arrest

Update on 2016 Drug Arrest

UPDATE The Drug Task Force comprised of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa, and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices, have been conducting drug operations. This arrest was the outcome of one of the investigations. On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the Prowers County District Court sentenced Dashiel Bryant to 78 months in the Colorado Department of Corrections, with credit for […]

Local VA Needs Volunteer Drivers

Local VA Needs Volunteer Drivers

The Prowers County Veterans’ Administration office helps veterans get to their out-of-town medical appointments using four vans and volunteer drivers. Gary Harbert, the county’s Veteran’s Service Officer recently noted the need for some additional drivers. “We transport veterans for their appointments to Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver, Monday through Friday,” he explained, adding that the […]

Early City Sales Tax Revenue Stays Slow

Early City Sales Tax Revenue Stays Slow

The City of Lamar has seen slow returns on sales tax revenues since the beginning of the year. February Sales and Use Tax collected in March is down 2.25% from the previous year, showing a decrease of $5,305.36 from the year before.  Total collections are also off 1.49%.  Collections for 2017 are $258,419 compared to […]

Lamar Partnership Inc.  Business of the Month

Lamar Partnership Inc. Business of the Month

Lamar Partnership Inc. is a Colorado Main Street Community managed and funded by the City. It is responsible for providing economic development opportunities within the context of historic reservation to traditional downtowns. Lamar Partnership Inc. uses the Main Street approach that advocates a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment and the rebuilding of central business […]

LCC hosts hundreds for FFA Career Development

LCC hosts hundreds for FFA Career Development

  (Lamar, Colorado; April 11, 2017) On Wednesday, April 5, Lamar Community College welcomed nearly 700 high school students to campus for the FFA Career Development Day.  694 FFA members from 34 schools from across the state participated in the event.  This number is significant considering nine schools were unable to make the event due […]

Sand and Sage Beer Garden Set for August Concert

Sand and Sage Beer Garden Set for August Concert

The Prowers County Commissioners gave approval for this year’s beer garden, held during the annual Sand and Sage Fair. Fair Board member, Cindy Bennett, said this will mark the third year for the beer garden which is set for concert night at the fairgrounds on August 5th.  A second night will be held on August […]

CDA Hosting Meeting on Commercial use of Industrial Hemp

CDA Hosting Meeting on Commercial use of Industrial Hemp

  CDA’s Farm Products/Commodity Handler Programs for Colorado’s Industrial Hemp Industry BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) will be hosting a public meeting to provide information on the CDA Farm Product Dealer Program as it relates to the commercial use of industrial hemp in Colorado. This meeting will provide beneficial information for […]

Staff Needed to Open Holly Pool, Trustees Table ARPA Resolution

Staff Needed to Open Holly Pool, Trustees Table ARPA Resolution

  The Holly Trustees began their monthly meeting with a gathering at TBK Bank, holding a meet and greet for Eric Depperschmidt, the new executive director for Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP. Rick Robbins and Aaron Leiker, president and vice-president of PEP attended the gathering as well as Prowers County Commissioner, Ron Cook, and some Holly residents.   They […]

Canyons and Plains Meeting Set for Eads

Canyons and Plains Meeting Set for Eads

  Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will be holding their Regional meeting in Eads Colorado Thursday April 13 at 10am at the Cobblestone Hotel meeting room.  The presentation will be about tourism in Kiowa County, including Jackson Pond and Sand Creek Massacre site. There will also be an update about the upcoming meeting in […]

LCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 26 New Members

LCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 26 New Members

  (Lamar, Colorado; April 5, 2017) Lamar Community College’s Beta Eta Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society welcomed 26 new members to the ranks during the spring induction ceremony on March 21, 2017. The new inductees included Cristian Alvarez (Walsh), Halbert Alvarez (Walsh), Andrew Astalos (Lakeport, Michigan), Michael Benz (Pueblo), Sam Boone […]

Buxton Economic Report Highlights Community Growth Potential

Buxton Economic Report Highlights Community Growth Potential

  Cheyenne Robinson, liaison to the City of Lamar from the Buxton Company, presented an analysis of surplus and leakage spending in Lamar and Prowers County during a meeting with Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, board members this past Tuesday, April 4th.  Her meeting with PEP offered a continuation of the information on the local retail […]

Dream Big Event Set for Eads High School April 27th

Dream Big Event Set for Eads High School April 27th

Colorado’s Top Technology Companies and Universities to Participate in One-Day Learning Event Eads, CO (April 5, 2017) – On April 27, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) will host over 250 students from 12 southeastern Colorado school districts for the second annual Dream Big Event at Eads High School in Eads, Colo. […]

Fickenscher Receives Honorary Cattlemen’s Award.

Fickenscher Receives Honorary Cattlemen’s Award.

LAMAR – Bruce Fickenscher was honored during the annual Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association banquet April 1st in Lamar. Fickenscher, of Chivington, was selected as the association’s prestigious Honorary Life Member Award recipient. Fickenscher has been with Colorado State University Extension since 2001. He currently is Livestock & Range Specialist for the Southeast area, […]