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LAWMA: Supporting Farmers for 44 Years

LAWMA: Supporting Farmers for 44 Years

  Lamar, CO – What started 44 years ago as a small group of farmers, the Lower Arkansas Water Management Association (LAWMA) has become a critical part of the Arkansas River Valley’s agricultural community. Today, as LAWMA holds its annual member meeting in Lamar and celebrates its 44th birthday, it’s important to reflect on how […]

LCC Announces Holiday Closures

LCC Announces Holiday Closures

      (Lamar, Colorado; December 14, 2017) Lamar Community College’s fall semester has officially come to an end and the holidays are near. The LCC campus will be closed starting Monday, December 25, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2016, so that faculty and staff can spend time with their families. Certain departments […]

County Lending Support to Historic Marker Upgrade-Properties Planned for Upgrades in 2018

County Lending Support to Historic Marker Upgrade-Properties Planned for Upgrades in 2018

    Julie Sumpter, of the Fort William Bent Chapter of DAR, Connie Jacobson and Big Timbers Museum Curator, Kathleen Scranton, met with the commissioners to discuss relocating the Santa Fe Trail Marker on Highway 287, about a quarter mile south of the Museum. Sumpter cited a number of reasons for the planned move to […]

Rodriguez, New City Council Member

Rodriguez, New City Council Member

  Rafael Rodriguez became the newest Lamar City Councilman, following his oath of office administered by Judge Lane Porter during the December 11th council meeting. Rodriguez was appointed by the council to fill the vacancy created by departing councilman Keith Nidey, who declined to run for another term.    Rodriguez will hold the term for four years, […]

Rotary Kid's Christmas Returns to Lamar

Rotary Kid’s Christmas Returns to Lamar

  Lamar Rotary and Prowers County Rotaract members are preparing for their second annual “Rotary Kids’ Christmas,” on Saturday, December 16th at 10am – 2pm at the Shore Arts Center (117 N. Main Street). Complete with a visit and photo with Santa, there will be multiple activities appealing to kids and families as well as […]

Spur’N Lopes Equine Club hosts Vegas Challenge

Spur’N Lopes Equine Club hosts Vegas Challenge

      (Lamar, Colorado; December 5, 2017) On November 28, the Lamar Community College Spur’N Lopes Equine Club hosted their first Vegas Challenge 4D Barrel Racing Jackpot in the LCC Equine Complex indoor arena. Barrel racers from Kansas to Colorado Springs ran a National Finals Rodeo (NFR) standard pattern to compare times with those […]

Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

    Prowers County Commissioners, Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Tom Grasmick offered some welcome news at the monthly Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting held December 5th at the Granada City Complex.  Buxton-Andrade said that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, CDPHE, in the face of a unanimous presentation from Colorado County Commissioners, has decided to […]

HOPE Center Benefits from Rupp Donation

HOPE Center Benefits from Rupp Donation

  Rupp’s Truck and Trailer Repair is a family based business. We are child-focused and we strive to support the community when it comes to education.  Many loyal customers are local; therefore the progress of children is a very large focus of this company.  As a small town, we know it takes a village to […]

CDA Announces Colorado’s 2017 CDA-Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

CDA Announces Colorado’s 2017 CDA-Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

      BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that four industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.” This year, the CDA Approved Certified […]

Public Invited to Join in the 1846 Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Fort

Public Invited to Join in the 1846 Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Fort

  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 1, and continuing throughout the day on Saturday, December 2. The event begins with candlelight tours starting at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 1. Groups are led by lantern light through the rooms of the fort […]

LCC Seeks Nominations for New President’s Community Circle

LCC Seeks Nominations for New President’s Community Circle

      (Lamar, Colorado; November 23, 2017) Dr. Linda Lujan, president of Lamar Community College, is requesting nominations for individuals to serve on the newly-formed President’s Community Circle of LCC. “Here at LCC, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of our service area,” Dr. Lujan said. “For this, we need the expertise of […]

HOPE Center Receives Good News for Bicycle Plans

HOPE Center Receives Good News for Bicycle Plans

    Members of the HOPE Coalition held their final meeting of the year at the Lincoln School for an update on student activities and developing plans for increased bicycling opportunities in the community. Coalition member, Byron Long, circulated an informational email to members recently, detailing donations from QBP Bikes and Park Tools. He said […]

EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1

EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1

MEDIA RELEASE EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1. Regulating Personal Growing, Cultivation and Processing of Marijuana   On November 5, 2012, by majority vote, the citizens of Colorado voted to amend the Colorado Constitution to allow for statewide personal growing, cultivation and use of marijuana by individuals 21 years old or older. This became […]

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

A series of outdoor related projects are expected to move forward once the grants have been finalized, according to Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Department Director. Akers briefed the Lamar City Council Monday, November 13th on the status of the Lamar Loop and the GoCO Inspire grant which will help fund three different projects […]

LHS takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

LHS takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

  Photo (left to right):  Reece Campbell, Angela Medina, Zach Scriven, Shania Jo RunningRabbit, and Dwight Campbell. (Lamar, Colorado; November 10, 2017) Lamar High School’s A-team won top honors and the traveling trophy at the Knowledge Bowl hosted at Lamar Community College on November 3. 29 teams from 16 area high schools participated in the […]