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CSP Rolls Out on Highways for Harvest Season 2018

CSP Rolls Out on Highways for Harvest Season 2018

    The Colorado State Patrol’s Lamar Port of Entry invites you to join in for Harvest Time. During the week of May 28-31, the CSP will be in Kiowa, Prowers and Baca Counties to ensure safety and compliance during harvest season. The CSP will be in Kiowa County at milepost 193 on Highway 96 […]

City of Lamar Memorial Day Schedule, City & Cemetery

City of Lamar Memorial Day Schedule, City & Cemetery

  All City offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. The Community Building will also be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018.  The Public Library will be open Saturday, May 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed Sunday, May 27th and Monday, May 28th, […]

Wiley FFA Member Makennah Tyree, to be Awarded at the Colorado FFA State Convention in June

Wiley FFA Member Makennah Tyree, to be Awarded at the Colorado FFA State Convention in June

  Wiley FFA member and 2016 – 2018 Reporter, Makennah Tyree, took top honors recently at the Colorado FFA State Convention for developing an excellent supervised agricultural experience in Diversified Crop Production – Placement. Tyree is a member of the Wiley FFA chapter. She was named the winner of a proficiency award in Diversified Crop […]

Lamar Elks Americanism, Scholarship and Drug Awareness Banquet Draws Large Crowds

Lamar Elks Americanism, Scholarship and Drug Awareness Banquet Draws Large Crowds

  Every day the Elks have an impact right here in Lamar and the surrounding communities. They do everything from sponsoring different events to the programs it operates. Three of its critical missions are: Americanism, Drug Awareness and Scholarships. These areas are just a few ways the Elks help our communities. On April 22nd, the […]

SDS Walter Ely Scholarship Winner Announced for 2018

SDS Walter Ely Scholarship Winner Announced for 2018

    David Jones of Southeast Developmental Services announced that Josie Cook, graduating Holly High School senior, is this year’s recipient of the 8th Annual Walter Ely Scholarship. Cook was presented the scholarship award by several SDS board members this past Monday, May 21st in Lamar.Over the past several years, the selection of the winner […]

Annual Camp Amache Pilgrimage Held in Granada

Annual Camp Amache Pilgrimage Held in Granada

  This packing slip was what was issued to Japanese-Americans, informing them they would soon be transported to a detention camp. A tradition that has been maintained for over 40 years was observed again this weekend at Camp Amache in Granada. Over 100 attendees visited the Japanese-American internment camp which was originated in 1942 this […]

2018 Lamar Days, “Shake Rattle and Roll Back to the 50s”

2018 Lamar Days, “Shake Rattle and Roll Back to the 50s”

    Despite the chilly, rainy weather this past Saturday morning, participants lined up along East Olive Street in Lamar, ready to brave the elements for the traditional Chamber of Commerce, Lamar Days Parade. Some folks sported seldom-used umbrellas; others wore slickers, while the majority just endured the sprinkles, hoping it would soon stop as […]

Chamber Picnic by the Park

Chamber Picnic by the Park

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce held their Lamar Days, Kick-Off BBQ this Friday, May 18th.  Better weather equals a better turn out and that was the situation Friday as last year’s premiere BBQ was conducted under spring skies a few degrees short of winter. Folks sat at picnic tables on the front lawn […]

Cook and Snyder Honored as LCC’s Distinguished Alumni

Cook and Snyder Honored as LCC’s Distinguished Alumni

(Lamar, Colorado; May 14, 2018) Lamar Community College Antelope Night has long been an opportunity for students and families as well as LCC staff and faculty to celebrate students’ accomplishments and gear up for Commencement the next day. It has also become a significant event for alumni as the College recognizes its Distinguished Alumni as […]

LCC Nursing Class of 2018 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

LCC Nursing Class of 2018 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

  (Lamar, Colorado; May 14, 2018) On Friday, May 4, the Lamar Community College Nursing department celebrated the accomplishments of their graduates with the time-honored tradition of the Nurse Pinning. The Nurse Pinning ceremony is a traditional rite of passage that each nursing student completes before entering the profession. 53 students were pinned including 20 […]

Council Approves Zoning Changes, New Police K9 Will be a Pit Bull

Council Approves Zoning Changes, New Police K9 Will be a Pit Bull

  The Lamar City Council covered a lot of territory during their May 14th meeting this past Monday. In a related article highlighted in The Prowers Journal, the council approved an ordinance on first reading for a Power Purchase Agreement between the City and Tri-State G & T and terminating the Power Supply Agreement with […]

PMC Foundation Observes Hospital District Golden Jubilee

PMC Foundation Observes Hospital District Golden Jubilee

    The creation of the Prowers County Hospital District in 1968 was celebrated this past Friday, May 11th, at the Prowers Medical Center campus, with a gala jubilee.  The district was formed a half century ago in order to expand services and provide better and continuing healthcare to the residents of southeast Colorado. PMC […]

Artwork for Shore Arts Center Pocket Park Nearing Completion

Artwork for Shore Arts Center Pocket Park Nearing Completion

    As promised last week, local artist Jeremy Cooper is putting the finishing touches on the interior of Lamar’s downtown Pocket Park. The outer mural facing the east parking lot is vivid with musically themed swirls of color while the interior walls are more sedate by comparison. “I’ve incorporated the rolling plains into the […]

Lamar Days ‘Features the 50s’ for the 2018 Theme

Lamar Days ‘Features the 50s’ for the 2018 Theme

  This year’s event, May 18-19th takes local residents back in time as the celebration will be for: “Time to Shake, Rattle and Roll”. The event, hosted by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, will feature a Friday downtown, Kick-Off BBQ from 11am to 1pm at the Chamber of Commerce parking lot on East Beech Street, […]

SECCI Cancer Support Group Hosts Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament

SECCI Cancer Support Group Hosts Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament

  Teams will tee off at Spreading Antlers Golf Course the morning of Saturday, June 9th, raising funds for the 10th Annual SECCI tournament. Southeast Colorado Cancer Initiative began in October 2001 when local residents, Cathy Buxton, Larry Bauer, Tim Courkamp and Delaine Rushton formed the group to help defray transportation and related expenses for […]