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City Gets Briefed on ARPA Bond Reduction Plan

City Gets Briefed on ARPA Bond Reduction Plan

  Now that the litigation between the City of Lamar and ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, has been settled, ARPA is looking for a means to reduce the size of the $140M in outstanding construction bonds for the Lamar Repowering Project. ARPA General Manager, Rick Rigel, explained the process ARPA is considering to the Lamar […]

PEP Schedules Annual Business Meeting

PEP Schedules Annual Business Meeting

  Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) will host its annual business meeting on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Lamar Community Building, Multi-Purpose Room. The business meeting will provide a review of the annual report, ratification of the 2018 budget and election of 2018 officers. Residents are invited to join PEP Board members to […]

49 States Hit by Flu this Season

49 States Hit by Flu this Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Recent headlines have brought to the country’s awareness the seriousness of influenza. Forty nine states are reporting widespread influenza with Influenza A (H3N2) viruses as the most common associated with illness. Those affected most by influenza are people over 65 years of age and children. The most recent statistics for Colorado […]

Pilot Travel Center is Up and Running

Pilot Travel Center is Up and Running

    “We’ve had a line of people coming in through the doors since earlier this morning,” said Center Manager, Kirt Jackson this past Saturday, January 13th.  Local residents have been watching the progress of the new facility since ground was broken and construction began this past July at the former TL Tucker buildings at […]

LCC honors 2017 Employees of the Year

LCC honors 2017 Employees of the Year

(Lamar, Colorado; January 8, 2018) Lamar Community College is proud to recognize the following staff and faculty members who have been selected as Employees of the Year: Tori Hawks, Administrator; Greg Cash, Faculty; Kurt Nieschburg, Classified Employee; and Julie Miller, Adjunct Instructor.  These individuals have made a true and lasting impact on LCC as a […]

Craig R. Loveless, CEO at Prowers Medical Center Receives Seven Seals Award

Craig R. Loveless, CEO at Prowers Medical Center Receives Seven Seals Award

  (Lamar, CO) January 9, 2018 – Prowers Medical Center recognizes the importance of providing full support of the men and women who serve our country in the National Guard and Reserve. On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Craig R. Loveless, CEO of Prowers Medical Center was the proud recipient of the Seven Seals Award – […]

Sculpture Drawing to Benefit Jimmy Duarte Memorial

Sculpture Drawing to Benefit Jimmy Duarte Memorial

On January 4th I lost my uncle Jimmy. He had a hard battle with prostate cancer, and is now at peace with our Lord. My name is Jesse Martinez and I a nationally known artist. In an effort to help raise money for funeral costs I will have the following wood sculpture art piece I’ve […]

Save the Date: Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days to Take Place in Lamar June 13 – 15, 2018

Save the Date: Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days to Take Place in Lamar June 13 – 15, 2018

    3-day event promises to have large impact on pressing regional needs Lamar, CO (June 13 – 15, 2018) – Organizers expect more than 250 attendees at this year’s Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD), a three-day event that brings together Colorado’s foundations, nonprofits, and local stakeholders. Held June 13-15, 2018 in Lamar, Colorado, the […]

Pilot Flying J Truck Stop Opening January 13th in Lamar

Pilot Flying J Truck Stop Opening January 13th in Lamar

    Pilot Flying J representatives are planning what is called a ‘soft’ opening of their new store at 708 North Main Street in Lamar on Saturday, January 13th.  It will be a normal day of activity with no special events planned at this time. This will mark the 4th Pilot Flying J location in […]

Council Receives CDOT Update on Main Street Construction

Council Receives CDOT Update on Main Street Construction

    The Lamar City Council was provided with a Highway 287/Main Street construction update by a representative of American Civil Constructors, the engineering firm contracted for the highway upgrade during their January 8th meeting. “Once we get done with the east side between Park and Oak Streets, we’ll start on the median and that […]

Election News for 2018 from Prowers County Clerk & Recorder

Election News for 2018 from Prowers County Clerk & Recorder

ELECTION NEWS: Important information regarding the 2018 Republican and Democratic Party Precinct Caucus: January 8th – Last day to affiliate with the Republican or Democratic Party in order to vote in the March 6th Party Precinct Caucuses. February 5th – Last day to update your voter registration address to participate in the March 6th Party […]

Deadline Approaching for Chamber Citizen of the Year Nominations

Deadline Approaching for Chamber Citizen of the Year Nominations

Wednesday, January 10th, is the deadline for submitting a nomination form or letter for the ‘Citizen of the Year’ Award which will be presented during the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet, set for Wednesday, January 24th at the Lamar Eagles Lodge.  They should be returned to the offices at 109A East Beech Street in […]

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 3rd Annual Photography Contest!

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 3rd Annual Photography Contest!

  LAMAR, Colo. (December 29, 2017) – Make your New Year’s resolution – Photography! The High Plains Snow Goose Festival in partnership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Southeast Colorado Arts Council is sponsoring its 3rd annual photography contest and is seeking entries that will feature Southeast Colorado. Entries are […]

Holly Christmas Lights Contest Winners Announced

Holly Christmas Lights Contest Winners Announced

  The various categories were: Traditional Christmas 1st Place:       Christie & Tim Weeder 2nd Place:      Tony & Nellie Garcia Religious 1st Place:       Shawndi & Rory Tuttle 2nd Place:       Cynthia & Ted Simon Most Original/Unique 1st Place:       Teri & Randy Hetrick 2nd Place:       Mark & Linda Bagley and the Winners of our Drawing during the Old […]

Drug Arrests for Two Lamar Residents

Drug Arrests for Two Lamar Residents

The Drug Task Force comprised of the Prowers, Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Baca Counties Sheriffs Offices filed charges on James Douglas Rose, 50, of Lamar, CO. After an investigation resulted in a search warrant of his residence on 12-14-2017. The search warrant revealed suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, and other items of evidence. Rose was charged with the […]