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Rep. Ken Buck Challenger Karen McCormick Launches Weeklong Southeast Colorado Tour

Rep. Ken Buck Challenger Karen McCormick Launches Weeklong Southeast Colorado Tour

    Karen McCormick will tour southeastern Colorado in her bid to oust Rep. Ken Buck, beginning in Trinidad September 3, making stops in Las Animas, Bent, Baca, Prowers, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Otero Counties through September 8. McCormick will visit local farms, Southeast Colorado Hospital, and Otero County Public Schools; meet with elected officials and […]

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 […]

Prowers Medical Center Earns “Best Overall” Award from Quorum

Prowers Medical Center Earns “Best Overall” Award from Quorum

  Celebration event at The Brew with free drinks, food The hospital is buzzing with recent good news. At Quorum Health Resources’ Annual Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, Prowers Medical Center was presented as the winner of “Best Overall Performance” among Critical Access Hospitals as part of Quorum’s National Excellence in Leadership awards for 2018. […]

CSP Investigates Bent County Rollover

CSP Investigates Bent County Rollover

At 2:56pm on Saturday, August 25th, the CSP responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Bent County Road GG between Bent County Road 6.5 and Bent County Road 7.5.  This is just west of the city of Las Animas in Bent County, CO. The black 2000 Ford Explorer, driven by 23 year old […]

CCA & CSU to Host Ranch Gathering in Burlington

CCA & CSU to Host Ranch Gathering in Burlington

  Join Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado State University (CSU) for the second Ranch Gathering, to be held at the Marshall Cattle Company on September 6th, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Burlington, Colo. CCA members and the surrounding ranching community are invited and welcome to attend for an evening of great […]

Granada Gets Community Support for Annual National Night Out

Granada Gets Community Support for Annual National Night Out

  Granada’s National Night Out was held at the Granada Town Park on Tuesday, August 7th. There were approximately 125 folks who enjoyed live D.J. music with Vic Coberly, good food, drawings for prizes, balloon/dart game, old fashioned sack races and musical chairs that the kids loved.  The officers gave an Eddie Eagle Gun Safety […]

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 County Democrats Begin Neighborhood Campaign

Prowers County Democrats Begin Neighborhood Campaign

  This Sunday! A day of action for Prowers County Dems Please join us on Sunday, August 25th, as we support our candidates and hand out campaign literature for Jared Polis, Karen McCormick, Jena Griswold, and Paul Weisman. We will meet at Lamar High School at 2:00 Sunday afternoon. From there, we will divide up […]

Finance Ballot Questions Lining Up for State November Elections

Finance Ballot Questions Lining Up for State November Elections

  Measure that would authorize bonds for transportation projects makes the ballot DENVER, Aug. 22, 2018 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that a proposed measure that authorizes bonds for transportation projects has made the ballot. Backers of the “Fix Our Damn Roads” proposal submitted their petition signatures on Aug. 6. A […]

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 […]

Annual 9/11 First Responder Tri-State Tribute Set for September 8

Annual 9/11 First Responder Tri-State Tribute Set for September 8

On Saturday, September 8 we would like to invite folks to come to Lamar, Colorado for the Tri-State 9-11 Tribute event that honors 1st Responders and Military, past and present! Our mile long parade starts at 10 am. Grand Marshalls in memorium will be the three law enforcement officers we lost earlier this year from […]

What the Hail is Going On this Year?

What the Hail is Going On this Year?

The 2018 severe weather season over southeast Colorado started slow this year. With dry southwest mid-level flow over the region, the area experienced below normal precipitation and above normal temperatures through most of the spring (April, May and into June). With the warm and dry weather over the region, thunderstorm coverage was less than normal, […]

Colorado Employment Situation in July 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in July 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 2,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,737,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,700 and government increased 100. June estimates were revised up to 2,734,500, and the over the month increase from May to June was 9,100 […]

Eagle Scouts Can Come in Threes

Eagle Scouts Can Come in Threes

  Tate and Trent Rees, sons of Scott and Tammy Rees of Berthoud, and grandsons of Mark and Patty Rees of Lamar, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony at the Berthoud United Methodist Church on Sunday July 15, 2018. They join their brother Logan in attaining this coveted rank in scouting. This […]

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 […]