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New School Year Underway for HOPE Coalition

New School Year Underway for HOPE Coalition

    Members of the HOPE Coalition gathered for the first regular meeting of the new school year at the Lincoln School on Monday, September 17th.  Under New Business, Wendy Buxton Andrade and Byron Hall switched their roles as Coalition President and Vice-President, respectively.   Due to various scheduling conflicts last year, the traditional Chili Dinner […]

Oktoberfest and BBB Combine for Special Annual Treat

Oktoberfest and BBB Combine for Special Annual Treat

    There should be ideal weather this Saturday, September 22nd for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual Oktoberfest and the 7th Annual 5K run/walk fundraiser for BBB, both taking place along East Beech Street in Lamar. If you should see about 300 persons wearing pink tee shirts and tutus, men and women of all […]

“Bicycles and Automobiles or is it Automobiles and Bicycles”

“Bicycles and Automobiles or is it Automobiles and Bicycles”

Trooper Tips By Trooper Gary Cutler Colorado is a bicycling state; so you either ride a bicycle or at least see bicycles often. You’ll see the casual riders, weekend riders, bike to work riders, and there are also many weeklong and weekend biking tours throughout the state, such as Ride the Rockies, and Pedal the […]

Mobile Vet Center Offers Aid/Information for Local Veterans

Mobile Vet Center Offers Aid/Information for Local Veterans

John Berentz, MSW, Readjustment Counseling Technician from the Pueblo Vet Center was in Lamar last week, headquartered in the VA’s mobile center at the northwest corner of Walmart’s parking lot. The trailer was in Lamar Thursday and Friday, August 30th and 31st by invitation of the Prowers County Veterans Service Officer, Gary Harbert.   Vet Center […]

CDOT Prepares for Labor Day with Heightened DUI Enforcement

CDOT Prepares for Labor Day with Heightened DUI Enforcement

1,000 Breathalyzers have been sold at Deep Discount – Offer Continues STATEWIDE — As summer winds down, law enforcement agencies across the state prepare to crack down on impaired driving during the weeks leading up to Labor Day and during the holiday weekend. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local […]

Pueblo Vet Center Mobile Vet Center Visit to Lamar, CO

Pueblo Vet Center Mobile Vet Center Visit to Lamar, CO

  (Lamar, CO)- The Pueblo Vet Center Mobile Vet Center will be in Lamar, CO at the Walmart parking lot on Aug. 30th from 12 to 4:30pm and the 31st from 8am to 12pm by invitation of the Prowers County Veterans Service Officer. Vet Center staff will be on hand to provide information about Vet […]

Prowers Medical Center Celebrates Quorum Award

Prowers Medical Center Celebrates Quorum Award

    Prowers Medical Center was recently recognized by Quorum Health Resources as “2018 Best Overall Performance for a Critical Access Hospital”, according to Chief Executive Officer, Craig Loveless. Loveless informed the Prowers County Commissioners of the award during his regular updates pertaining to hospital developments.  “The award doesn’t belong to any one individual or […]

Big Timbers Community Alliance Engaged in National Heath Project

Big Timbers Community Alliance Engaged in National Heath Project

  Big Timbers Community Alliance has been chosen as the only team from Colorado to send Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) alumni from Prowers County to a National Parent Leadership Institute (NPLI) pilot project! Our alumni will collaborate with six communities across the nation! We are honored to send six participants to New York to […]

Expanded High Plains Family Health Clinic Opens

Expanded High Plains Family Health Clinic Opens

    Groundbreaking ceremonies on the $1M expansion project for the High Plains Family Health Clinic were held this past October 6th and the ribbon cutting on the pediatric and dental clinic was held this past Wednesday, August 15th. High Plains Clinic Executive Director, Eric Niemeyer, welcomed the gathering at the front of the newly […]

Scrap and Debris, Illegal Dumping, Salvage Yards…Commissioners Seeking Solutions

Scrap and Debris, Illegal Dumping, Salvage Yards…Commissioners Seeking Solutions

  The Prowers County Commissioners met on August 14th with County Attorney Darla Scranton Specht, members of the County Planning Commission and Michelle Hiigel, County Land Use Administrator on what steps may be taken to enforce operating regulations pertaining to county-based salvage yards and auto body shops. The main goal is to keep them within […]

National 811 Day: Atmos Energy Says ‘Safe Digging’ is Key to Safe Gas Systems

National 811 Day: Atmos Energy Says ‘Safe Digging’ is Key to Safe Gas Systems

  Accidental Damage by Third Parties is Most Common Cause of Natural Gas Leaks   LAMAR, Colo. (August 6, 2018) – Atmos Energy is reminding construction crews across Colorado to please call 811 before you dig. The natural gas utility says it’s seen a spike in hit gas lines over the last six weeks throughout […]

Lamar District School Board Receives Best Grant, Needs Matching Funds

Lamar District School Board Receives Best Grant, Needs Matching Funds

    Lamar High School and Lincoln School are in dire need of infrastructure upgrades. The RE-2 District School Board approved a resolution during their August 13th meeting to place a question on the November 6th ballot to secure the balance of funds needed to complete a BEST Cash Grant Award to pay for the […]

New Signage for Safety

New Signage for Safety

  Three locations on Highway 287 through Lamar have been equipped with electronic street-crossing signage as part of the overall Downtown Project, according to Brian Long, CDOT Resident Engineer. Traveling north, motorists will encounter the three at the Lamar Community College Baseball Field at Merchant’s Park. This lighting system is known as RRFB, or Rectangular […]

Buxton Reps Explain Company’s Role in Local Economic Development

Buxton Reps Explain Company’s Role in Local Economic Development

  Just over 62% of local revenue in Lamar is generated from non-resident sources, while $5M is spent out of the county each year for health and personal care issues, accountable for an area of major dollar leakage for the community. Those were two of the facts presented to Prowers Economic Prosperity board members during […]

931 Drivers Cited During Rural Seat Belt Enforcement

931 Drivers Cited During Rural Seat Belt Enforcement

  55 Citations Issued for Unbuckled Children STATEWIDE — From July 16 to 22, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state conducted a weeklong Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign. The crackdown focused on rural areas of Colorado where fewer people tend […]