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Downtown Parking is Still Available, with Some Help

Downtown Parking is Still Available, with Some Help

    The core commercial area for downtown Lamar along South Main Street, between Oak and Beech is now impacted by the road and water main construction performed by American Civil Constructors. Now that their first phase of road work between Park and Oak has been completed, they’ve moved on to the second phase which […]

LCC Hosts Southeast Regional Science Fair

LCC Hosts Southeast Regional Science Fair

  Mostly middle and elementary school students from Prowers, Baca, Bent, Kiowa and Cheyenne counties converged at the Wellness Center at Lamar Community College on Wednesday, February 14th to take part in the annual regional science fair. Close to one hundred students had set up their displays for viewing by area judges with topics ranging […]

Slow Burn on the Creek

Slow Burn on the Creek

    The Lamar Fire Department took advantage of the calm winds from Wednesday, February 14th, to burn off the growth of weeds in the Willow Creek Canal, east of the park. Although it has been a dry season, the creek still had a small supply of running water. Crews stood watch as clumps of […]

Lamar City Council Briefed on Summer Car/Music Event for Downtown

Lamar City Council Briefed on Summer Car/Music Event for Downtown

  August 17-18 has been selected to showcase Prowers Partners for Progress ‘DCCE’, Downtown Custom and Classic Expo, a car show what will be held in Lamar. Originators, Chris Duffy and Trevor La Cost briefed the council on what the show will offer.  Their website reads, “The DCCE is a large outdoor car show and […]

U.S. Forest Service Plans Spring Burning in Baca and Las Animas Counties

U.S. Forest Service Plans Spring Burning in Baca and Las Animas Counties

  SPRINGFIELD, Colo., February 7, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service, Comanche National Grassland, is planning seven prescribed fires in Baca County and one in Las Animas County. The planned projects involve broadcast burning to enhance ecosystem health, improve Lesser Prairie Chicken habitat and reduce hazardous fuel accumulations. Skilled fire crews will be on-scene to […]

PEP Annual Meeting Notes County Economic Growth

PEP Annual Meeting Notes County Economic Growth

  The Prowers Economic Prosperity Board of Directors conducted their annual meeting on Tuesday, February 6th, at the Lamar Community Building. PEP President Rick Robbins and Executive Director Eric Depperschmidt capped the accomplishments of the revised economic development organization for 2017. Last year, the PCDI organization had been given new guidance by an economic focus […]

Cardiovascular Health Screening at Prowers Annex

Cardiovascular Health Screening at Prowers Annex

    Prowers County Public Health and Environment offers a free Cardiovascular Health Screening at Prowers Annex from 8:30am to 11:30am on Wednesday, February 7th.  Call 336-8721 to schedule an appointment for this 20 minute exam. A finger stick measures your cholesterol and blood sugar and combining your blood pressure and age, you’ll receive an […]

Colorado Traffic Fatalities up 29 Percent Since 2014

Colorado Traffic Fatalities up 29 Percent Since 2014

211 Unbelted People Died in Crashes STATEWIDE — Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicates that traffic fatalities rose 29 percent since 2014 when 488 traffic fatalities were recorded. In 2017 there were 630 traffic fatalities in Colorado, up 4% from 2016 when 608 people died.  This includes pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – 1055 AM MST Friday, Jan 26, 2018 After a relatively wet late Summer and early Fall, especially across southeastern Colorado, a very warm and dry late Fall and early Winter has allowed for moderate to severe drought conditions to develop and expand across much of the area. With that said, the […]

Democrats Holding Meet the Candidates Events

Democrats Holding Meet the Candidates Events

  Prowers County Democrats will host a meet and greet event for Karen McCormick, a candidate for CD4, on Thursday, February 1 from 5pm to 7pm at Cow Palace. Come by and learn about Karen’s campaign, that she has planned for CD4, and her plan to beat Ken Buck! Since announcing her candidacy, Karen has […]

Southeast Crops & Livestock Expo (SCALE) Expands in 2nd Year

Southeast Crops & Livestock Expo (SCALE) Expands in 2nd Year

      LAMAR, CO—Agriculture is the single biggest economic driver in Southeast Colorado. With an evolving industry, it is necessary for producers to stay on top of developments related to their farms and ranches. The 2nd Annual Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo (SCALE) provides those interested in agriculture an opportunity to hear from experts […]

Lamar Chamber Holds 97th Annual Banquet

Lamar Chamber Holds 97th Annual Banquet

A Lamar citizen and a local business were recognized for their service to the community during the 97th Annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet, held Wednesday, January 24th, at the Lamar Eagles Lodge. The event also introduced the incoming president for 2018, Kendra Cope, as well as the board members who will serve for the […]

Prowers County Department of Human Services Honored with Performance Award

Prowers County Department of Human Services Honored with Performance Award

  Reggie Bicha, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services, presented a County C-Stat Award to the Prowers County Department of Human Services Adult and Family Services staff on Monday, January 22nd at the Prowers County Annex. The presentation was attended by various staff members, Lanie Meyers-Miriles, Director of Prowers County Department of […]

Las Animas Homicide Suspect Arrested in Illinois

Las Animas Homicide Suspect Arrested in Illinois

    (January 23, 2018—CBI—Pueblo, CO)—*UPDATE* Robert Russell Inlow (DOB: 9/20/1973), wanted in connection with an alleged homicide in Las Animas, Colorado, was arrested by the US Marshals Service in Peoria, Illinois in the afternoon hours of  January 23, 2018. The circumstances surrounding the arrest are not available at this time; however, a nationwide bulletin had […]

High Plains Temporarily Closes the Adult Health Center-Press Release

High Plains Temporarily Closes the Adult Health Center-Press Release

  Recently, High Plains Community Health Center began to see structural concerns at its Adult Health Center located at 2221 Wellness Way in Lamar. These building concerns prompted High Plains Leadership Staff and Board of Directors to hire an independent contractor that specializes in structural engineering to survey the damage to the building. On Thursday, […]