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Attorney General Coffman Holds Listening Tour Meeting for Prowers County

Attorney General Coffman Holds Listening Tour Meeting for Prowers County

    Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman spent the majority of her day, Tuesday, May 23rd at the Prowers County Annex in Lamar, holding a series of listening sessions that began with local, elected officials and continued through the day with such topics as farming/ranching, a sex assault program at Lamar Community College and efforts […]

Open House for “Day One” Peer Services in Lamar

Open House for “Day One” Peer Services in Lamar

Southeast Health Group recently opened peer-run services and overnight supported stays at 3500 First Street South in Lamar.  The program is called “Day One” and is designed to support people who are in recovery from mental illness and addictions.  The public is invited to an Open House on Tuesday, June 13th, from 4:00 – 6:30 […]

One Step Up Students Host Fundraiser at Lincoln School

One Step Up Students Host Fundraiser at Lincoln School

  One Step Up Students were busy with a number of events this past Friday, May 12th at Lincoln School in Lamar.  The main event was a fundraising auction for needed supplies to seed the playground at the school on North 10th Street so students could have a grassy area for fun, exercise and outdoor […]

Commissioners Hosting Attorney General for Public Forum

Commissioners Hosting Attorney General for Public Forum

The Prowers County Commissioners will be hosting a Public Forum and conversation with Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Tuesday, May 23rd in the Mezzanine Room of the County Annex Building, 1001 South Main Street, Lamar, Colorado. Ms. Coffman and staff would like to meet with parties representing the following topics: 8:00 a.m. – 9:45 […]

Alert for Snakes at Start of Warm Weather

Alert for Snakes at Start of Warm Weather

MEDIA RELEASE May 16, 2017 Now that spring is upon us, remember the reptiles are coming out to enjoy the warmer weather also. While you are out enjoying the warm weather, make sure and keep an eye out for snakes and other reptiles.  Snakes have been spotted in the Riverside and Fairmount Cemeteries so if […]

Rosengrants Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship for 2017

Rosengrants Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship for 2017

  Courtney Rosengrants submitted the application selected for the Walter Ely Scholarship of $1,000 for 2017 which was presented by the SDS Board of Directors on Monday, May 15th at the Southeastern Development Services offices on South 4th Street in Lamar. There was a change in criteria for this year’s award, a departure from the […]

Three Equine Health Updates for Colorado

Three Equine Health Updates for Colorado

BROOMFIELD, Colo. –In an effort to prevent confusion, the Colorado Department of Agriculture is providing an update on three separate equine health concerns currently affecting horses in Colorado. There are confirmed cases of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalitis, and Strangles. “The Colorado Department of Agriculture is working with the equine industry and veterinarians […]

Collision Flips Car on North Main Street

Collision Flips Car on North Main Street

A mid-sized car, apparently driven by an elderly woman, struck a parked pickup on North Main Street near the intersection of Maple and Main, near the NAPA Store this morning, May 12th. The southbound vehicle flipped and came to rest on its roof. “We don’t know if she used her seatbelt because she was unbuckled […]

Council Approves Permit for Sand and Sage Beer Garden

Council Approves Permit for Sand and Sage Beer Garden

  The Prowers County Sand and Sage Fair Board was granted a special events permit for a beer garden by the Lamar City Council during its regular meeting, Monday, May 8th.  The vote was held following a public hearing which allowed citizens to speak for or against the request.  The beer garden will be held […]

One Step Up Students Hosting Unique Fundraiser this Friday

One Step Up Students Hosting Unique Fundraiser this Friday

Kids can appreciate a nice, green lawn as much as any adult, perhaps more so, because kids are the ones who are spending more time on a playground or in a yard; they should be at any rate. Kids from One Step Up at the HOPE Center in Lincoln School in Lamar want to raise […]

LCC Nursing Class of 2017 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

LCC Nursing Class of 2017 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

On Friday, May 5, Lamar Community College Nursing graduates danced their way into the LCC Wellness Center to celebrate their accomplishments with the annual Nurse Pinning. The Nurse Pinning ceremony is a traditional rite of passage that each nursing student completes before entering the profession.  54 students were pinned including 31 from the Level I […]

Prevention, Rodent Control are Keys to Preventing Hantavirus

Prevention, Rodent Control are Keys to Preventing Hantavirus

State health officials today reminded Coloradans to take steps to avoid hantavirus. There has been one confirmed case of the disease in the state this year, and the patient is recovering. Hantavirus is a rare, but serious and potentially fatal respiratory disease primarily carried by deer mice. People become infected by breathing in dirt and […]

Not Your Mother's WIC

Not Your Mother’s WIC

A government nutrition program for low-income women, infants, and children under age 5 is embracing technology to make it easier for participants to use their benefits and eat healthier. The Colorado Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program has launched WICShopper, a free smart phone app that allows WIC families to […]

Vance Johnson Speaks From the Heart to Local Kids

Vance Johnson Speaks From the Heart to Local Kids

Former Bronco wide receiver star, Vance Johnson, one of the original Three Amigos, knows how to develop a rapport with a crowd. Whether it was tens of thousands of fans in Bronco Stadium back in the late 1980s or this past Thursday at the Lamar Middle School gym, Johnson has an appeal that can relate […]

Guerra in Lamar Drug Arrest

Guerra in Lamar Drug Arrest

On Friday, April 14, 2017 officers from the Lamar Police Department contacted Rene Guerra, 26, of Lamar, in the 200 block of North 6th Street. During the contact officers located approximately 29.6 grams of methamphetamine in Mr. Guerra’s possession. After further investigation, officers obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. Guerra. On April 26, 2017 officers […]