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High Plains Clinic Observes National Health Center Week

High Plains Clinic Observes National Health Center Week

The Prowers County Commissioners received a guided tour of the High Plains Community Health Center campus this past Wednesday, August 16th, accompanied by the Center’s Executive Director, Eric Niemeyer, Marija Weeden-Osborn –Alternative Payment and Care Model Manager Colorado Community Health Network out of Denver, Shae Emick – Vice President of Operations and Laurie Dimitt, Vice […]

Hernandez Rejoins LUB, ARPA Mediation Open Until August 31st

Hernandez Rejoins LUB, ARPA Mediation Open Until August 31st

Leo Hernandez was reappointed to the Lamar Utilities Board during its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 15th.  Prior to that, the Lamar City Council approved his reappointment during their Monday meeting which the Utilities Board ratified for a five year term.  Hernandez became a board member in 2013. The lawsuit between the City of […]

Prowers Honored as Reach Out & Read County

Prowers Honored as Reach Out & Read County

  Prowers County recognized as Reach Out and Read Colorado Book-End County. Annually, more than 3000 Reach Out and Read Colorado books are prescribed to children and families at health check-ups in Prowers County at seven partner sites. Prowers County, Colorado (August 7, 2017) – Prowers County is the most recent Colorado County to be […]

Lodging Panel Funds Farm-City Banquet, Tri-State 9/11 Tribute

Lodging Panel Funds Farm-City Banquet, Tri-State 9/11 Tribute

Two funding requests before the Prowers County Lodging Panel that were tabled earlier were approved at the Tuesday, August 15th meeting by board members.    The Tri-State 9/11 Tribute committee had requested $2,000 for marketing funds for the September 9th event and the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Banquet, set for November 10th, had asked for […]

Lamar’s Monthly Sales Tax Revenue is Up, YTD is Still Trending Low

Lamar’s Monthly Sales Tax Revenue is Up, YTD is Still Trending Low

    Total Sales and Use Tax collections for The City of Lamar for June sales, collected in July, were up 5% for a $15,955 gain over the same time last year. 2016 collections for June were at $318,878 compared to 2017 with $334,833.  City Sales Tax collections for the same period were up 5.34% […]

Lamar Council Events and Community Dates

Lamar Council Events and Community Dates

  The Lamar City Council had a full and diverse agenda this past Monday, August 14th.  City Administrator, John Sutherland, noted the change of the Department of Local Affairs (DoLA) representative for southeast Colorado.  “Crestina Martinez will replace Lee Merkel as the Southeast Regional Manager,” he stated, noting the lengthy period that Merkel had worked […]

LCC Welcomes 18 New Academic Employees this Fall

LCC Welcomes 18 New Academic Employees this Fall

(Lamar, Colorado; August 14, 2017) There will be a crowd of new faces on the Lamar Community College campus this fall. LCC will welcome 18 new instructors and academic support staff members, each with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Academic Achievement Jerry Roseberry will join LCC this fall to teach Advanced Academic Achievement (AAA […]

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Colorado Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Thunderstorm

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Colorado Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Thunderstorm

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Colorado businesses and residents affected by the severe thunderstorm, hail, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred June 25, 2017, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA […]

Busy Saturday for Lamar Streets

Busy Saturday for Lamar Streets

  While the annual Sand and Sage Parade was traveling on a new route along South 6th, West Cedar and South 9th Streets this year, the American Legion Legacy Run was heading towards Lamar as a food and re-fueling point. The Parade route was altered due to Main Street Construction this year, but it also […]

Council Approves Oktoberfest Events Permit, Wants More Discussion on Retail Wine Tasting Events

Council Approves Oktoberfest Events Permit, Wants More Discussion on Retail Wine Tasting Events

  A special events permit was granted to the Lamar Chamber of Commerce following a scheduled public hearing by the City Council, Monday, August 14. The permit will allow the chamber to host their annual beer garden from 10am to 11pm during the Oktoberfest festivities on Saturday, September 23rd at the Chamber parking lot, adjacent […]

CDA Survey Preference for Local Foods

CDA Survey Preference for Local Foods

  Colorado Dept. of Agriculture Survey Reveals Positive Consumer Perceptions of Agriculture Statewide, Strong Preference for Local Foods BROOMFIELD, Colo. – It’s no secret that consumers have shown a preference for locally grown and produced foods over the last decade, and a recent survey conducted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in collaboration with […]

Safety Tips for Storm-Related Home Repairs

Safety Tips for Storm-Related Home Repairs

August 14, 2017 RE: Important preventive safety tips for the citizens of Lamar With the recent damage caused by the recent storms, the City of Lamar Building Department is issuing some tips that are meant to help our citizens through the process of getting qualified bids and contractors while trying to protect our citizens: Please […]

First Confirmed Case in 2017 of Equine West Nile Virus (WNV) in Colorado

First Confirmed Case in 2017 of Equine West Nile Virus (WNV) in Colorado

  BROOMFIELD, Colo. – A horse residing in Larimer County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus; this is Colorado’s first confirmed case of WNV in a horse in 2017.  This index case was diagnosed by Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fort Collins on August 02, 2017. Vaccines in horses have proven to […]

NASS Crop Production for August 2017

NASS Crop Production for August 2017

CROP PRODUCTION – AUGUST 2017 – COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on August 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 176.90 million bushels, according to the August 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is up 10 percent from last year’s 160.29 […]

The Test is the Taste

The Test is the Taste

  There was a mix of aromas coming from Elmer’s Garden at the Prowers County Fairgrounds this past Thursday afternoon, August 10th. Passers-by noted the distinct bouquet of onions and garlic, sizzling in a pan heated over open charcoals; and that was just the beginning. The Santa Fe Dutch Oven Cooking Exhibition got underway at […]