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Granada Receives Guidance on Golf Carts, Donates to PEP

Granada Receives Guidance on Golf Carts, Donates to PEP

    The Granada Trustees were informed that, according to CIRSA, their risk policy carrier, they bear little liability for after-dark, golf cart accidents on the town’s streets. For several months, the Trustees have attempted to decide on an ordinance that allows residents to drive their golf carts on municipal streets as long as they […]

Lamar Receives EPA Brownfields Grant

Lamar Receives EPA Brownfields Grant

  Lamar is one of four Colorado communities set to receive a share of a $1.1M grant to advance environmental assessment and property redevelopment. The other three are Canon City, Florence and Pueblo.  Lamar’s share of the grant is $300,000 to assess properties along the city’s downtown core, including sites along the Arkansas River and […]

Avoid Hantavirus:  Practice Prevention and Year-Round Rodent Control

Avoid Hantavirus: Practice Prevention and Year-Round Rodent Control

  As spring cleaning gets underway, the state health department reminds Coloradans to take steps to avoid hantavirus, a rare but potentially fatal respiratory disease from a virus carried by deer mice. People are most likely to get hantavirus by breathing in dirt and dust contaminated with deer mouse urine, droppings or saliva. More people […]

City Clean-Up into Day Two

City Clean-Up into Day Two

    There’s a lot of junk and unused items out there, so much so, that the City of Lamar work crews started their Monday with the second round of refuse round-up. Volunteers and city workers spent most of this past Saturday, April 28th from 7am to 4pm collecting mounds of trash, tree limbs, debris, […]

Two Injured in Two Vehicle Crash in Prowers County

Two Injured in Two Vehicle Crash in Prowers County

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving serious bodily injury that occurred on Highway 196 and Prowers County Road NN, approximately 5 miles north of Lamar, CO. A 2014 Toyota Camry, driven by a minor, age 17, of Wiley, Colorado, was northbound on Highway 196 at mile post 15. A […]

Frontier Bank, Health Fair Winner

Frontier Bank, Health Fair Winner

Frontier Bank in Lamar has helped sponsor the Annual High Plains Community Health Center “Health Fair” since its inception in 2011.  In an effort to encourage a healthier lifestyle, Frontier Bank donates a bicycle each year. Marilyn Klippert is this year’s lucky winner.  Frontier Bank would like to thank HPCHC for providing the Annual Health […]

Lamar Fire and Police Receive Funding for Equipment

Lamar Fire and Police Receive Funding for Equipment

  The Lamar Police Department received the go-ahead to apply for a Bulletproof Vest Program which will provide 50% funding for the vests the officers wear while on duty. The five vests cost $2,250 and with tax and handling of another $20, the total is $2,270.  The approved grant will half that cost to $1,135.  […]

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 28

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 28

The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The program, which will run from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, April 28th, is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program […]

Severe Winds Damage Hickory House, Power Loss to Southern Lamar Areas

Severe Winds Damage Hickory House, Power Loss to Southern Lamar Areas

  Winds in excess of 60mph knocked down eleven power poles around Lamar with eight power poles located along Savage Avenue yesterday afternoon, April 17th at around 5pm, tripping off breakers in the vicinity and causing additional power outages in Lamar, stretching from Memorial Drive to 14th Street in the southern section of the town, […]

Volunteers are the Heart of Hospice

Volunteers are the Heart of Hospice

    A prime consistency at Lamar Area Hospice is the volunteer component, said Debbie Pelley, Executive Director, during a proclamation signing which highlights National Volunteer Week, April 15-21 in the City of Lamar. The proclamation was signed by Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner at Hospice offices at 108 West Olive Street on Monday, April 16.  She […]

Holly Trustees Consider a Transfer Station in Lieu of a Landfill

Holly Trustees Consider a Transfer Station in Lieu of a Landfill

    The Holly Trustees are investigating the finances and intricacies of developing a transfer station for the town instead of continuing with the current landfill. The decisions are primarily financially motivated.  A recent preliminary cost analysis estimates full compliance with the CDPHE landfill enforcement order could run as high as $795,943 which includes a […]

Development Plans for Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home Moving Forward

Development Plans for Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home Moving Forward

  Jay Brooke, representing the proposed Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home, provided an update on the progress being made to the development of the facility, which will be located just south of Lamar along Highway 287 and north of Spreading Antlers Golf Course. The plans call for a comprehensive long-term and innovative skilled care facility, […]

April Proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

April Proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

  In order to help raise awareness and protect Colorado children from abuse and neglect, Prowers County Department of Human Services, Prowers County Child Protection Team, and the Hotline County Connection Center joined with the Prowers County Board of Commissioners in proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. In 2017, Prowers County Department of Human […]

CO State Demography Office Issues 2017 County Estimates and Trends

CO State Demography Office Issues 2017 County Estimates and Trends

    DENVER, CO – March 22, 2018 – New Census Bureau data shows that El Paso County (home to Colorado Springs) has the largest county increase in the state of 12,526 followed by Weld + 10,390, Denver + 9,844, Douglas + 7,577 and Arapahoe + 6,103. The largest growing county in the U.S. was […]

PMC Expects Little Impact from St. Mary-Corwin Layoffs

PMC Expects Little Impact from St. Mary-Corwin Layoffs

  Craig Loveless, CEO of Prowers Medical Center, told the Prowers County Commissioners during his monthly update, that the 300 layoffs announced recently at Ventura Health/St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, won’t benefit PMC through potential medical hires. “I really don’t expect to see anyone from that medical field looking in our direction in Lamar,” […]