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Wheels Skateboard Park Officially Opens

Wheels Skateboard Park Officially Opens

    Few recent developments in the City of Lamar have been put to so much continued good use as the skateboard park in Willow Creek Park.   The park, in the northeast end of Willow Creek Park, has been in use for the past month since the basic construction was finalized.  And there were dozens […]

Popularity of Dutch Oven Cooking Continues at Fair

Popularity of Dutch Oven Cooking Continues at Fair

      Back for their second year, five teams of volunteer Dutch Oven cookers prepared a ground beef dinner for free sampling this past Thursday, August 9th at Elmer’s Garden at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Organizer Chad Hart said the rules remained the same as last year. All the teams are given their ingredients […]

Five Arrested on Various Drug Charges

Five Arrested on Various Drug Charges

  As a result of the search warrants executed on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, several arrest warrants were obtained. Officers of the Lamar Police Department obtained arrest warrants for Anthony Freyta, 39 of Lamar, Vanessa Gaucin, 24 of Lamar, Vincent Flores, 22 of Lamar, Josette Freyta, 36 of Lamar, and Joseph Martinez, 44 of Lamar. […]

August 11th Grand Opening for Skateboard Park

August 11th Grand Opening for Skateboard Park

  Pizza, prizes, music, Team Pain and more will be on hand Saturday, August 11th for the grand opening of Wheels Park, the skateboard park now in use at Willow Creek Park in Lamar. Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Department Director said the festivities will run from noon to 5pm on the 11th.  “We’ll […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – NWS, Pueblo

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – NWS, Pueblo

  SYNOPSIS… Weather systems throughout the month of June have brought some precipitation across the State of Colorado. However, the bulk of the precipitation has been focused across northern and extreme eastern portions of the state, with the precipitation received across South Central and Southeast Colorado more spotty, and not enough to overcome the extremely […]

La Colonia Project Continues at Lamar Community College

La Colonia Project Continues at Lamar Community College

Oral history presentation and celebration set for July 28 (Lamar, Colorado; July 20, 2018) Over the past two months, students in the History of Mexico summer course at Lamar Community College have dug into the rich history of Lamar’s la colonia neighborhood. They are excited to present their work to the public and host a […]

LPD, Sheriff and CSP Conducts Drug Arrest

LPD, Sheriff and CSP Conducts Drug Arrest

  On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, acting on information gathered during ongoing narcotics investigations conducted by the Lamar Police Department, officers were able to secure multiple search warrants for residences within the City of Lamar in regards to suspected narcotics trafficking. Lamar Police Officers, acting in concert with the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado […]

CDOT Hosting Telephone Town Hall Focused on Southeast Colorado Transportation Issues

CDOT Hosting Telephone Town Hall Focused on Southeast Colorado Transportation Issues

    Southeastern Colorado / CDOT Region 2 / PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall Tuesday, July 24, for the residents of Baca, Bent, Crowley, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Park, Prowers, Pueblo and Teller counties. This call will include a discussion of […]

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 […]