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Oaths of Office for Stagner, Riley on Lamar City Council

Oaths of Office for Stagner, Riley on Lamar City Council

    The new City Council for 2018 was called to order with Mayor Roger Stagner and Councilman Oscar Riley taking their oath of office from Judge Lane Porter following the November General Election. The election of a Mayor-Pro-Tem was also held with Kirk Crespin voted to that position for another term. Several house-keeping procedures […]

A Magic Night for Chamber Farm-City Banquet

A Magic Night for Chamber Farm-City Banquet

Magician Christian Augustine and April provided the entertainment for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual Farm City Banquet this past Friday, November 10th.  This year marked a departure from the musical entertainment for the annual banquet, which helps fund activities for local FFA chapters in the area. Emceed by KVAY’s Bob DeLancey, the evening offered […]

Lawsuit Resolved…City of Lamar and ARPA Reach Agreement

Lawsuit Resolved…City of Lamar and ARPA Reach Agreement

    The City of Lamar and Arkansas River Power Authority have been attempting to reach a settlement regarding the Lamar Repowering Project for several years and the Lamar City Council approved a resolution for the settlement agreement in principle with the power supplier. The city council brought a suit, Case 31, against ARPA in […]

Film Presentation on Sand Creek and Civic War this Saturday in Eads

Film Presentation on Sand Creek and Civic War this Saturday in Eads

  Sand Creek Massacre Commemorates November as National Native American Heritage Month In 1990, President George H. W. Bush proclaimed November as National Native American Heritage Month. Every November since 1990, each president has followed with a proclamation encouraging Americans to honor and observe the history of the very first Americans and to remember the […]

Lamar Eagles Honor Local Veterans with Free Luncheon

Lamar Eagles Honor Local Veterans with Free Luncheon

      The Lamar Eagles Lodge paid their respects and a ‘thank you’ to area veterans with a complimentary lunch for all who served in the armed forces on Friday, November 11th.   Veteran’s Day, which was earlier called Armistice Day, celebrated the signing of a peace treaty marking the end of World War 1.  […]

Prowers County Clerk & Recorder Office, Temporary Closing this Wednesday

Prowers County Clerk & Recorder Office, Temporary Closing this Wednesday

  The Prowers County Clerk & Recorder’s Office will be closing for one and a half hours this Wednesday, November 15th from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., for State Motor Vehicle training to review the new DRIVES Motor Vehicle System that will be implemented state wide in August 2018. Sorry for any inconvenience and we […]

Colorado Corn Crop Estimate is Revised Upwards

Colorado Corn Crop Estimate is Revised Upwards

Already predicted to be a state record, Colorado’s 2017 corn-for-grain production forecast increases again   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has once again upped its predictions for Colorado’s 2017 corn-for-grain production. Today’s USDA forecast calls for the state’s farmers to harvest 187.96 million bushels this fall — up from last month’s prediction of 184.15 million bushels. […]

Crop Production - November 2017 with Colorado Highlights

Crop Production – November 2017 with Colorado Highlights

  Colorado Highlights: Based on November 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at a record high 187.96 million bushels, up 17 percent from last year’s 160.29 million bushels and up 3 percent from the previous record production of 182.71 million bushels in 2010, according to the November 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by […]

Willow Creek Health Mart Pharmacy Grand Opening

Willow Creek Health Mart Pharmacy Grand Opening

  Dozens of area residents were treated to lunch and dessert Wednesday, November 8th, during the grand opening festivities for the Willow Creek Health Mart Pharmacy at 1700 South Main Street in Lamar. The building, which housed the former Deb’s Near New Shop, went through a complete transformation this past summer and fall, to become […]

‘Tis the Season for Giving

‘Tis the Season for Giving

    Peacock Funeral Home in Lamar is organizing its 7th Annual Stocking for Soldiers drive.   Residents can pick up a gift stocking at Peacock Funeral Home to be filled and sent overseas to soldiers overseas.  Stockings are available until Wednesday, November 22nd and they need to be filled with gifts for men and women […]

Hickenlooper Declares November, "Hire a Veteran First" Month

Hickenlooper Declares November, “Hire a Veteran First” Month

DENVER –  Governor Hickenlooper has declared November “Hire A Veteran First” Month. With Veterans Day falling every year on November 11, the month has long been a time to honor our veterans and ensure they are returning home to opportunity. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and its network of veteran employment specialists in […]

City of Lamar Thanksgiving Closures and Schedule

City of Lamar Thanksgiving Closures and Schedule

  All City offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23-24, 2017 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Lamar Public Library will also be closed Thursday, November 23rd, Friday, November 24th and Saturday, November 25th and will reopen Monday, November 27th at 9:30 a.m.  The Community Building will be closed on Thursday, […]

Granada Trustees Renew SECPA Contract for 2018, Shutting Off Delinquent Utility Accounts

Granada Trustees Renew SECPA Contract for 2018, Shutting Off Delinquent Utility Accounts

The Granada Trustees discussed several ordinance changes, as well as selecting a new bank for the town, renewed an electrical service contract and purchased streetlights during their monthly meeting, November 8th. The Trustees agreed the ordinance governing mobile home placement and inspections in the community was vague and needed to be re-written. At issue is […]

PEP Board Meets in Holly, Talks Focus on Hotel Development and Port of Entry Regulations

PEP Board Meets in Holly, Talks Focus on Hotel Development and Port of Entry Regulations

  Prowers Economic Prosperity board members held their monthly meeting at the Catholic Hall in Holly this month, part of their community outreach program to bring their meetings to other communities in the county. Over 30 persons were on hand for economic and business updates from PEP Executive Director, Eric Depperschmidt and Rick Robbins, Board […]

Delta Kappa Gamma Donates Books to Public County Health

Delta Kappa Gamma Donates Books to Public County Health

    Recently the women of Delta Kappa Gamma graciously donated a check for $200 to Prowers County Public Health, in support of their reading program, to purchase new books for the many children they see during WIC and Immunization appointments.  Prowers County Public Health’s book program was established years ago as a way to […]