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Higher Confidence Rating for Hotline Connection Center

Higher Confidence Rating for Hotline Connection Center

  The number of referral calls received by the County Connection Center has been steadily increasing since its inception at the start of the year. Located in the Prowers County Annex, employees refer calls regarding child welfare in the state to appropriate counties for follow-up action. Local director, Ron Trowbridge and Jack Hilbert, Child Welfare […]

LUB Reviews 2016 Draft Budget for Lamar Repowering Project

LUB Reviews 2016 Draft Budget for Lamar Repowering Project

  “This is a bare bones budget,” according to Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light Plant Superintendent. He remarked that overall; it’s 27% lower than last year’s submission sent to ARPA for approval under their Joint Operating Agreement. ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, needs to have the budget submitted to them by August 1. 2016 revenues are […]

Colorado Employment Situation / June 2015

Colorado Employment Situation / June 2015

Employers in Colorado added 11,300 nonfarm payroll jobs from May to June for a total of 2,525,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,800 from May to June and government increased 2,500. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in […]

WASH SPOTT will Feature Car Wash Innovations

WASH SPOTT will Feature Car Wash Innovations

“We expect to be able to do a basic wash for about 100 cars in an hour,” according to Matt Reinhardt, owner of the WASH SPOTT, who added that his new car wash operation at 1200 East Olive in Lamar will use less water than an average household in a day. The WASH SPOTT should […]

Honkers Welcome American National Insurance

Honkers Welcome American National Insurance

The Lamar Honkers visited American National Insurance Company at 10 Forrest Street in Lamar recently. Owned and operated by Bernadette DeForest, the firm offers numerous types of coverage including life, home, vehicle, farm, ranch and commercial properties.  “We also have annuities available for your specific needs, “said DeForest. Her business is open from 9:30am to […]

Funding Crucial to Ports to Plains Development

Funding Crucial to Ports to Plains Development

A series of connected highways running 1,390 miles from Mexico to Canada through Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and other northward states Dakota make up the basic Ports to Plains Corridor project. Lamar hosted a regional meeting this past Wednesday, July 15,  allowing participants to learn about the most recent developments for highway development and the need […]

Gotto Offers Specifics on PCDI Goals

Gotto Offers Specifics on PCDI Goals

“We’re looking for businesses that can provide the county with primary jobs and create new money for the area,” said George Gotto, interim executive director for PCDI, during an update on activities he provided for the Lamar City Council.  He added, “What we’re interested in helping is retailers who will not be competing with similar […]

Lamar Tax Revenue Shows Steady Growth

Lamar Tax Revenue Shows Steady Growth

May Sales and Use Tax collected this past June shows a continued growth with City Sales Tax up 6.5% for an increase over last year of $15,982 and Total Sales and Use Tax Collections for the same period were up 5.15% for an increase of $13,985.  May 2015 collections were at $285,460 compared to the […]

Tank and Tummy Closed by City Order

Tank and Tummy Closed by City Order

The Tank and Tummy store on South Main Street in Lamar has been ordered closed by the City of Lamar since the beginning of June. Lamar’s Building and Codes Inspector, Jeremy McEndree, stated that there have been on-going problems with a leaky roof and the situation had reached a point where the City of Lamar […]

Marrin Takes Over as Action 22 Board Chair.

Marrin Takes Over as Action 22 Board Chair.

  At the July Board meeting held at Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek John Marrin, President of Lamar Community College and board delegate from Prowers County took the reins as Chair of the Action 22 board. Marrin was Chair-elect but stepped in after Betty Clark-Wine resigned. Marrin has been President of LCC since 2008 and […]

Colorado Employment Situation for May 2015

Colorado Employment Situation for May 2015

Employers in Colorado added 4,900 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,514,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,400 and government increased 500. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in May to 4.3 percent. […]

VA Offers Compensation to Area Veterans

VA Offers Compensation to Area Veterans

Jeremy Miller, Prowers County Veteran’s Service Officer, provided statistics from a 2014 statewide financial assessment on compensations for Colorado veterans during his monthly meeting with the Prowers County Commissioners.  The expenditures from the National Center for Veteran’s Analysis and Statistics can be broken down county by county across the state.  This report details VA expenditures […]

High Plains Breaking Ground on Pediatric Clinic

High Plains Breaking Ground on Pediatric Clinic

Jay Brooke, Executive Director of High Plains Community Health Center, revealed that following a review of architect plans, bids will be sent out for construction of a pediatric clinic at the medical campus off Kendall Drive in Lamar.  “We plan to have the bids go out next week,” Brooke told the Prowers County Commissioners during their […]

Renovations Underway for New Taco Johns

Renovations Underway for New Taco Johns

The Taco Johns franchise is returning to Lamar after a several month absence.  The building, formerly known as Tacos, at 1701 South Main Street is being gutted from wall to wall, floor to ceiling to make way for a new operation under a new owner. Motorists have noted the roll-outs and construction conexes in front […]

Wheels in Motion Bike Clinic Open for Business

Wheels in Motion Bike Clinic Open for Business

Flat tire, loose spokes, sprung sprocket???  Help is on the way, now that the youth-led, Wheels in Motion bike and skateboard clinic is open for business in downtown Lamar.  A grand opening to mark the event was held Friday, June 12 at the shop at the corner of Main and Olive Streets, the former PCDI […]

Iberdrola and Tri-State G & T Sign Wind Power Agreement

Iberdrola and Tri-State G & T Sign Wind Power Agreement

Iberdrola Renewables Announces Wind Power Agreement with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Twin Buttes II Wind Project to Supply Clean, Competitively-priced Power PORTLAND, Ore. – Iberdrola Renewables today announced a 25-year contract to supply Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (Tri-State) – a wholesale electric power supplier owned by 44 electric cooperatives and public power […]

Lamar Chamber and Honkers Greet Ballantyne Vision Care

Lamar Chamber and Honkers Greet Ballantyne Vision Care

This past Friday, June 5, Lamar Chamber Honkers and directors welcomed a new business to town, Ballantyne Vision Care at 310 East Olive in Lamar.  Dr. Jordan Ballantyne is now providing full service eye exams and is accepting new patients of all ages.  He is also storing medical records Dr. McGrath’s former patients.  Although new […]

Schaefer Selected as Interim Lamar Librarian

Schaefer Selected as Interim Lamar Librarian

  Todd Schaefer, a substitute teacher for Wiley middle and junior high school and a board member of the Lamar Library, has been appointed as a replacement for Debbie Reynolds, the former librarian.  Schaefer has been a board member for just over a year and has lived in Prowers County with his young family for […]

Honkers Welcome Arkansas Valley Paintball and AJM Repair

Honkers Welcome Arkansas Valley Paintball and AJM Repair

Lock and Load your paintballs!  The Lamar Chamber Honkers recently visited Arkansas Valley Paintball at their headquarters at 310 East Washington Street in Lamar.  Dustin and Amber Miller are available to set you and your group up with a paintball party indoors and coming soon, an outdoor range.  Admission prices are set for adults and […]

Honkers Welcome Newest Ed Jones Financial Advisor

Honkers Welcome Newest Ed Jones Financial Advisor

Members of the Lamar Chamber Honkers visited Theron Hammer, financial advisor with Ed Jones at his office at 800 South Main Street in Lamar.  Hammer will replace Bob Jarvis who is retiring.  “It is a gradual transition as Bob still comes in to the office to stay up to date on affairs,” explained Hammer.  He […]