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High Plains Clinic Observes National Health Center Week

High Plains Clinic Observes National Health Center Week

The Prowers County Commissioners received a guided tour of the High Plains Community Health Center campus this past Wednesday, August 16th, accompanied by the Center’s Executive Director, Eric Niemeyer, Marija Weeden-Osborn –Alternative Payment and Care Model Manager Colorado Community Health Network out of Denver, Shae Emick – Vice President of Operations and Laurie Dimitt, Vice […]

Lamar Council Events and Community Dates

Lamar Council Events and Community Dates

  The Lamar City Council had a full and diverse agenda this past Monday, August 14th.  City Administrator, John Sutherland, noted the change of the Department of Local Affairs (DoLA) representative for southeast Colorado.  “Crestina Martinez will replace Lee Merkel as the Southeast Regional Manager,” he stated, noting the lengthy period that Merkel had worked […]

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Colorado Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Thunderstorm

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Colorado Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Thunderstorm

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Colorado businesses and residents affected by the severe thunderstorm, hail, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred June 25, 2017, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA […]

Busy Saturday for Lamar Streets

Busy Saturday for Lamar Streets

  While the annual Sand and Sage Parade was traveling on a new route along South 6th, West Cedar and South 9th Streets this year, the American Legion Legacy Run was heading towards Lamar as a food and re-fueling point. The Parade route was altered due to Main Street Construction this year, but it also […]

Granada Trustees Had Light Agenda for August Meeting

Granada Trustees Had Light Agenda for August Meeting

Two items were tabled by the Granada Trustees during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, August 9th.  Mayor Glenn Otto said he would contact TBK Bank officials for additional information on future banking fees for the town and bring the information back to the Trustees.  Approval for a building permit for a proposed 30’ by 45’ foot […]

Hail Damage and Street Flooding from Prowers County Storm

Hail Damage and Street Flooding from Prowers County Storm

    The Lamar Public Works Department, along with local police and fire department personnel, were at work Thursday evening, dealing with the aftermath of a severe weather system that hit the county shortly before 7pm last night. Police officers were posted in high-water intersections, helping traffic safely navigate a course to a higher, dryer […]

High Plains Celebrates National Health Center Week

High Plains Celebrates National Health Center Week

    National Health Center Week will be observed August 13th-19th and High Plains Community Health Center is inviting the community to a day touring the facility on Kendall Drive on Tuesday, August 15th at 3pm. Laurie Dimitt, Vice President of Human Resources with High Plains Community Health Center, invited the Lamar City Council when […]

New Addition for Prowers County Sheriff’s Posse

New Addition for Prowers County Sheriff’s Posse

Donations from several local businesses in Lamar have helped fund a new storage shed for the Prowers County Sheriff’s Posse. A self-funded group, the Posse realized they needed a replacement storage unit at the southwest edge of Elmer’s Garden earlier this year. The former building had endured a lot of weather over the decades, but […]

Prowers County on the Route for the American Legion Legacy Motorcycle Run August 12th

Prowers County on the Route for the American Legion Legacy Motorcycle Run August 12th

    On Saturday, August 12, 2017 the American Legion Legacy Run takes off from the Fort Dodge Soldier’s Home in Fort Dodge, Kansas. This year’s route will be along US Hwy 50. On Day 1 the Legacy Run will be traveling through Granada, Holly, Lamar, Las Animas, La Junta, Swink, Rocky Ford, Manzanola and […]

SOUTHEAST AREA EXTENSION SAYS - Rabies on the Rise

SOUTHEAST AREA EXTENSION SAYS – Rabies on the Rise

Earlier this week the Colorado Department of Agriculture Animal Health Division sent out a release indicating that the number of reported rabies cases in Colorado was on the rise in 2017. So far in 2017, 93 animals have tested positive. Sixty of those animals are known to have exposed domestic pets, livestock, and humans. Early […]

Going, Going…Gone

Going, Going…Gone

Demolition work began earlier this week on the former T.L. Tucker property, east of the intersection at North Main Street and Avenida Colonia. Just under 11 acres of land will be cleared to make way for a proposed truck stop for the Pilot/Flying J Travel Center.  One last legal hurdle was cleared at the July […]

Lamar Youth Involved in One-Vehicle Roll-Over, Several Injured

Lamar Youth Involved in One-Vehicle Roll-Over, Several Injured

On Friday, 07/28/2017 The Colorado State Patrol investigated a one-vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Prowers County Road GG.5 near Prowers County Road 36 approximately 3 miles north of Holly Colorado. A green Ford F150, driven by a 17 year old male from Lamar Colorado, was eastbound on Prowers County Road GG.5 when it traveled […]

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, at approximately 2:19 AM, Lamar Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of 9th Street and Maple Street in Lamar. The driver, identified as Mitcheal Shackelford, age 40 of Elkhart, Kansas, was found to have a suspended Kansas driver’s license. Shackelford was taken into custody […]

Events and Highlights for the 2017 Sand and Sage Fair

Events and Highlights for the 2017 Sand and Sage Fair

    This year’s theme, selected by the fair board is, “116 Years of Boots, Buckles, and Barrels of Fun.” The gates to the arena and beer garden open at 6pm on Saturday, August 5th for the concert by Clare Dunn and Corey White, with White on stage at 6pm, followed by Dunn.  Clare Dunn […]

Position Opens on Lamar Utility Board

Position Opens on Lamar Utility Board

Leo Hernandez, Lamar Utility Board member, indicated he is stepping down from his seat, now that his term has expired. “I can attend some future meetings for a while,” he explained, but stated he is not considering an additional term.  The board will make arrangements to advertise the position to the area. Board members meet […]