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HOPE Center Receives Good News for Bicycle Plans

HOPE Center Receives Good News for Bicycle Plans

    Members of the HOPE Coalition held their final meeting of the year at the Lincoln School for an update on student activities and developing plans for increased bicycling opportunities in the community. Coalition member, Byron Long, circulated an informational email to members recently, detailing donations from QBP Bikes and Park Tools. He said […]

PMC Focuses on Physician Recruitment for 2018

PMC Focuses on Physician Recruitment for 2018

  The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors has always focused on gaining additional physicians and according to Chief Executive Officer, Craig Loveless, the board is looking into a new physician recruitment strategy that will benefit the local community. “We’ve decided to shift the focus on the way we’re recruiting and we plan to attend […]

EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1

EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1

MEDIA RELEASE EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1. Regulating Personal Growing, Cultivation and Processing of Marijuana   On November 5, 2012, by majority vote, the citizens of Colorado voted to amend the Colorado Constitution to allow for statewide personal growing, cultivation and use of marijuana by individuals 21 years old or older. This became […]

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

A series of outdoor related projects are expected to move forward once the grants have been finalized, according to Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Department Director. Akers briefed the Lamar City Council Monday, November 13th on the status of the Lamar Loop and the GoCO Inspire grant which will help fund three different projects […]

CSP Heat is on Thanksgiving Schedule

CSP Heat is on Thanksgiving Schedule

    10-Day Enforcement Stretch Begins Friday STATEWIDE — As Thanksgiving motorists flock to Colorado roads to celebrate with friends and family, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies will ramp up DUI enforcement efforts to keep Colorado roads safe from impaired drivers. Starting Friday, Nov. 17 […]

High Speed Chase Ends at PMC Parking Lot, Hospital Safely on Temporary Lockdown

High Speed Chase Ends at PMC Parking Lot, Hospital Safely on Temporary Lockdown

  Early this morning (Thursday, November 16, 2017) the Colorado State Patrol was in pursuit of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed south of Lamar.  As they approached the city limits of Lamar, the vehicle slowed down and they called off the pursuit.  Local Law Enforcement then “picked up” the vehicle and […]

New Route for Lamar Chamber’s Parade of Lights

New Route for Lamar Chamber’s Parade of Lights

Due to highway construction along Main Street in Lamar, the Chamber of Commerce has decided on a new route for this year’s Parade of Lights for Friday, December 1st. This year’s theme is, “Enchanted Christmas”.  All entries will line up at the Lamar Municipal Swimming Pool by 5pm for judging with prizes awarded in Luv […]

New Marijuana Ordinance Approved for Prowers County

New Marijuana Ordinance Approved for Prowers County

The Prowers County Commissioners approved an ordinance regulating the personal growing, cultivation and procession of marijuana within the county limits during their meeting, November 14th , 2017.  Ordinance 2017-1 states that there can be no more than 12 plants grown at one specific residence within the county.  They must be cultivated or processed at a […]

Granada Trustees Renew SECPA Contract for 2018, Shutting Off Delinquent Utility Accounts

Granada Trustees Renew SECPA Contract for 2018, Shutting Off Delinquent Utility Accounts

The Granada Trustees discussed several ordinance changes, as well as selecting a new bank for the town, renewed an electrical service contract and purchased streetlights during their monthly meeting, November 8th. The Trustees agreed the ordinance governing mobile home placement and inspections in the community was vague and needed to be re-written. At issue is […]

Travel Tours Featured during Annual Fantasy Tree Event

Travel Tours Featured during Annual Fantasy Tree Event

    The 14th Annual Fantasy Tree will be held at the Lamar Elks Lodge, Saturday, November 18th and will be highlighted in part by a silent auction featuring several travel tour packages. The proceeds of the auctions benefit the Domestic Safety Resource Center, paying for various expenses that are not covered by grant funding, […]

CDOT Urging Drivers to Prepare for winter

CDOT Urging Drivers to Prepare for winter

  DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is gearing up to battle adverse conditions this winter and encouraging drivers to do the same. “Just as we get ready for the winter months ahead, we’re recommending that drivers do the same, such as ensuring their vehicle is properly winterized, including making sure that they […]

Main Street Construction Progress Report

Main Street Construction Progress Report

  ACC Mountain West is concurrently working on Phases l & lll on the US Highway 287 reconstruction project through Main Street Lamar. The work consists of installation of a new waterline system, storm drainage system and concrete paving between Park Street and Canal Road. Phase l, located between Park and Oak Streets will maintain […]

BBB Group Donates to Lamar Area Hospice

BBB Group Donates to Lamar Area Hospice

    The annual Beer & Brats for Boobies fundraising event held on September 23rd in Lamar, raised $21,000 which was presented to Deb Pelley, Executive Director of the Lamar Area Hospice this past Tuesday, October 31st. This marks the 6th BBB event which highlights the impact breast cancer has on area residents and their […]

PMC Site Plan Development Outlined

PMC Site Plan Development Outlined

    “We are developing an on-going site plan for long term issues at the hospital. Once it’s completed, the board will put it up for bid,” said Prowers Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer, Craig Loveless.  He listed several areas that will be addressed as he briefed the Prowers County Commissioners during their meeting on […]

Council Takes Steps to Help Eradicate Blight Downtown

Council Takes Steps to Help Eradicate Blight Downtown

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority is working to alleviate blight, generally known as Brownfield, in commercial areas of the city. The Authority approved an application for an EPA Brownfield assessment grant which will review environmental conditions of public or private properties.  The funds will be used to hire Ayres Associates which will conduct the study […]