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Bike to Work Draws Large, Hungry Crowd

Bike to Work Draws Large, Hungry Crowd

  The first day of summer, June 21, 2017, coincided this year with the annual Bike to Work day, held at the Lamar Community Building. Temperatures were already in the 70s by 7am, but perhaps people around Lamar like it hotter, as 76 persons walked or pedaled to the annual event to enjoy a free […]

CSP Investigating Two Vehicle Crash in Kiowa County

CSP Investigating Two Vehicle Crash in Kiowa County

  Friday, June 16, 2017, at approximately 4:34pm, Colorado State Patrol was notified of a two vehicle crash on Highway 287 near mile post 113, which is located inside the town of Eads, Colorado. Vehicle #1, a 2010 white Dodge Dakota, driven by 26 year old John, Launius of Eads, CO, was traveling northbound (in […]

Health Agencies Conduct Training Exercise

Health Agencies Conduct Training Exercise

Just as a sports team will run through their practice drills, health agencies throughout Colorado took part in a coordinated Pubic Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise to practice the distribution of medicines to the general public in a simulated emergency. The plan was set up by the CDPHE, Colorado Department of Health and Environment for action […]

County Jail Inmate Received Emergency Medical Treatment

County Jail Inmate Received Emergency Medical Treatment

  An inmate at the Prowers County Jail was rushed to the Prowers Medical Center emergency room Wednesday afternoon, June 14th, at around 1pm.  A spokesman from the Sheriff’s Office said it was due to self- inflicted injuries.  The inmate allegedly attempted to hang himself but was noticed in time. He was flown, flight-for-life, to […]

Lamar Community College Welcomes Kendra King

Lamar Community College Welcomes Kendra King

Cosmetology program under new direction (Lamar, Colorado; June 14, 2017) Lamar Community College is proud to welcome Kendra King as the new full-time faculty member and department head of Cosmetology.  King, who has worked in the beauty industry for over ten years, will bring a wealth of knowledge to the program at LCC. King is […]

Granada Landfill Issues on Hold

Granada Landfill Issues on Hold

The Granada Trustees are following the ‘wait and see’ actions of other smaller Colorado communities regarding state imposed landfill regulations, to see if any solutions can be provided by several groups in the state such as Action 22, local county commissioners or Colorado Communities Incorporated.  Granada, Holly, Springfield and other small towns are stating that […]

New Truck Stop Planned for Lamar

New Truck Stop Planned for Lamar

    Bill Mulligan, Vice President of Development for the franchise Pilot Flying J, said Pilot Travel Center will open their newest project in Lamar in about 100 days from the start of construction. The Center will occupy land just north of Avenida Colonia and to the east of Highway 50. The Lamar City Council […]

Hot Cars Can Harm Dogs, Know Your Legal Rights

Hot Cars Can Harm Dogs, Know Your Legal Rights

Media Release: June 12, 2017 Temperatures in cars increase a more rapidly than most people think. In just 10 minutes the car temperature can rise 19 degrees and in 30 minutes the temperature can rise 34 degrees. So on an 80°F day in just 10 minutes the temperature in a car can rise to 99°F […]

Jacob Holdren New Holly Trustee

Jacob Holdren New Holly Trustee

  Jacob Holdren will replace Jerry Jones as a member of the Holly Board of Trustees. Jones submitted his resignation several weeks ago and Holdren took his oath of office during the June 7th meeting. On a similar matter of vacancies, the Trustees reviewed the job description for town administrator, but decided against any formal […]

PMC Part of BridgeCare Hospital Health Network

PMC Part of BridgeCare Hospital Health Network

    Mt. San Rafael Hospital, Parkview Medical Center, Prowers Medical Center, Southeast Colorado Hospital District, Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center come together to improve care in the region.  (Lamar, CO, June 7, 2017) There are more than 20,000 square miles in Southeastern Colorado and a new partnership will help connect the people in those […]

Nursing Home Proposal Presented to PEP Board

Nursing Home Proposal Presented to PEP Board

Jillane Hixson, Prowers County resident, represented her group for Sage Brush Meadows, Inc. to the Prowers Economic Prosperity board in their goal to develop a new nursing home in the Lamar area. She addressed the PEP members, Tuesday, June 6th, accompanied by Brad Semmens and Jay Brooke.  The concept of a new nursing home has […]

Busy Weekend for Lamar Area Hospice

Busy Weekend for Lamar Area Hospice

While the Back Yard Bash committee was putting together final plans for their Saturday, June 3rd event, fund-raising committee members for Lamar Area Hospice found time this past Friday afternoon to accept a $7,000 check from February’s ‘Pirate’s Night’ fund-raising event at the Buzzard’s Roost in Lamar. This marked the 4th year where people got […]

Firewise Homeowners Checklist

Firewise Homeowners Checklist

Last fall, with the concern of continued dry weather, the Crowley County Commissioners and the local Colorado State University Extension office in Crowley County printed a brochure obtained from the Firewise website (http://www.firewise.org/wildfire-preparedness/teaching-tools/brochures-andbooklets.  aspx): How to Have a Firewise Home. With the wildfires that occurred in Colorado late last summer and with the much needed […]

Only the Sign’s Been Changed

Only the Sign’s Been Changed

  The Lamar Area Hospice received some new, updated signage on the front of their building on West Olive Street on Tuesday, May 30th. It took only an hour or two to bring down the original sign and post the new one, consisting of individual lettering. The Lamar Area Hospice has been in service to […]

Cliff Boxley Recognized for Hours/Miles of Service to VA

Cliff Boxley Recognized for Hours/Miles of Service to VA

Lamar resident, Clifford Boxley, was presented with a certificate of appreciation Tuesday, May 30th from his efforts on behalf of local veterans.  The Prowers County Commissioners made the presentation to Boxley, with his wife, Barbara and County Veterans Service Officer, Gary Harbert, in attendance. Commissioner Ron Cook offered his appreciation on behalf of commissioners, Wendy […]