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Commissioners Recognize Lee Berndt for 12 Years to Service to Area Veterans

Commissioners Recognize Lee Berndt for 12 Years to Service to Area Veterans

      Lee Berndt has been a volunteer driver for the Prowers County Veteran Service Office for 12 years. His last day of service was July 1st, 2018. Lee has transported thousands of veterans to their medical appointments and has driven thousands of miles traveling to VA hospitals in Colorado. Lee’s devotion to helping […]

Great 'Taste of Lamar' Turn Out

Great ‘Taste of Lamar’ Turn Out

      We would like to thank every one of you who came out to participate in the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of Lamar on Saturday July 7th! It was such a great event and great turn out!   A special thank you needs to go out to our generous sponsors and […]

PEP Hosting Town Hall Meeting July 19th

PEP Hosting Town Hall Meeting July 19th

Prowers Economic Prosperity will host an upcoming Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2018, 6:30 pm at Lamar Community College in the Large Lecture Hall with Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder (Senate District 35) and Colorado State Representative Kimmi Lewis (House District 64). Residents are invited to join Senator Crowder and Representative Lewis to […]

Camp Amache Open House July 7

Camp Amache Open House July 7

    For several years, the University of Denver (DU) Amache Project has been focused on researching, interpreting and preserving the tangible history of Amache, one of ten WWII-era Japanese-American internment camps. In 1942 the War Relocation Authority acquired 8,000 acres of land (the site would grow to 12,000 acres) in southeastern Colorado.  The camp […]

June 26 Primary Election Update

June 26 Primary Election Update

  DENVER, June 27, 2018 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced that, as of June 27th, 1,172,780 Coloradans have returned ballots for the primary election on June 26th. Of that, 467,924 ballots were cast by Democrats, 414,217 by Republicans and 290,639 by unaffiliated voters. County clerks are still processing ballots. July 5 is […]

Celebrate the Fourth at Bent's Fort

Celebrate the Fourth at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Wednesday, July 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2018 Frontier Fourth Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s. The victory over the British in […]

Unofficial Prowers County Primary Results,  Wittman  Wins Treasurer Seat

Unofficial Prowers County Primary Results, Wittman Wins Treasurer Seat

      The June 26th primary for Prowers County and the state featured a new element in that unaffiliated voters were able to cast their votes for the Republican or Democratic candidates, one or the other but not both.  Proposition 108, passed in the last election, allowed unaffiliated electors to vote in the primary […]

20th Anniversary of Prowers Area Transit

20th Anniversary of Prowers Area Transit

      Prowers Area Transit has been in operation since 1998 serving the citizens of Prowers County. It has been a wonderful journey over the years.  We have averaged 22,546 riders each year.  Year-to-date over the 20 years, Prowers Area Transit has provided 450,927 transit rides.  We started with 1 transit vehicle and now […]

Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287

Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287

    Two fires broke out on the southeast Colorado plains Friday afternoon, June 15th, and as of Monday, June 18th, according to Prowers County Fire Chief, Staffon Warn, the causes have not been determined. 148 acres of uncut wheat were burned, just south of the Hixson farms, along Highway 287, about 7 miles south […]

Lamar Hosts 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days Event

Lamar Hosts 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days Event

  Lamar hosted Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) 2018 last week, June 13-15, the first time the event, which is held every four years, came to this city. Eight counties in southeast Colorado were represented including Prowers County.  The event, which helps match philanthropic donation funders with non-profit organizations, was coordinated in partnership with the City […]

Cheerleader Glow Run Fundraiser June 16th

Cheerleader Glow Run Fundraiser June 16th

    The 5K “Keep the Savage Spirit Glowing” Run, organized by Meranda Jaramillo, Lamar High School Cheerleaders and Cheer Coaches will be held this Saturday, June 16th at Willow Creek Park. Activities are set for dusk, around 8pm at which time all registered runners will receive their glow necklaces and bracelets. The path used […]

Extreme Drought Spreads Across Southeastern Colorado

Extreme Drought Spreads Across Southeastern Colorado

    NWS Pueblo  SYNOPSIS…Updated May 24, 2018   Spring weather systems throughout the month of May have produced beneficial precipitation across the State of Colorado. However, the bulk of the precipitation has been focused across northern portions of the state, with the precipitation received across Southern Colorado more spotty, and not enough to overcome […]

Collins Takes Command of Women’s Basketball at LCC

Collins Takes Command of Women’s Basketball at LCC

      (Lamar, Colorado; June 1, 2018) Lamar Community College has named former assistant coach Nolan Collins its new head coach of women’s basketball. Collins takes the helm after serving as the assistant coach for two years under former head coach Landon Steele. “I am just proud of the journey over the last two […]

LCC Announces Academic Honors for Spring 2018 Semester

LCC Announces Academic Honors for Spring 2018 Semester

      (Lamar, Colorado; June 11, 2018) A total of 111 Lamar Community College students have earned academic honors for the Spring 2018 semester including 56 named to the President’s List for achieving a perfect 4.0 GPA. Each semester, Lamar Community College credits its top-performing students with three distinct honors: President’s List (GPA of […]

Highlights for Wiley Hay Days, June 15-16th 2018

Highlights for Wiley Hay Days, June 15-16th 2018

  The annual event begins with a 6pm Friday softball fundraising tournament on June 15th to honor Jenea Aguilera which is followed by the Come Back Car Show until 9pm and a Poker Run will be held at the Wash Spott in Lamar. Wiley Lions Bingo at 7pm and the King will be crowned prior […]