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Commissioners Approve Resolution to Place Ambulance Funding on Ballot

Commissioners Approve Resolution to Place Ambulance Funding on Ballot

    Prowers County voters will decide to approve or deny a quarter per cent county sales tax increase to fund future emergency ambulance services. The Prowers County Commissioners approved the resolution placing the question on the ballot for this November’s general election during their May 16th meeting.  The sales tax comes to twenty-five cents […]

Construction Projects at HPCHC Nearing Completion

Construction Projects at HPCHC Nearing Completion

    July will be a busy month for High Plains Community Health Center, according to CEO, Eric Niemeyer. He provided a recap on the construction work underway at the campus for the Prowers County Commissioners during a visit on Tuesday, May 16th. The Adult Heath Center, closed since this past January because of structural […]

Council Approves Zoning Changes, New Police K9 Will be a Pit Bull

Council Approves Zoning Changes, New Police K9 Will be a Pit Bull

  The Lamar City Council covered a lot of territory during their May 14th meeting this past Monday. In a related article highlighted in The Prowers Journal, the council approved an ordinance on first reading for a Power Purchase Agreement between the City and Tri-State G & T and terminating the Power Supply Agreement with […]

PMC Foundation Observes Hospital District Golden Jubilee

PMC Foundation Observes Hospital District Golden Jubilee

    The creation of the Prowers County Hospital District in 1968 was celebrated this past Friday, May 11th, at the Prowers Medical Center campus, with a gala jubilee.  The district was formed a half century ago in order to expand services and provide better and continuing healthcare to the residents of southeast Colorado. PMC […]

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 […]

Council Weighs Options on New Animal Shelter

Council Weighs Options on New Animal Shelter

    The Lamar Animal Shelter on CR EE.5 off Memorial Drive has seen considerable improvements over the past several years, but its future at that site is limited for what it can provide to local residents. It’s a small facility and can handle only 14 dogs and no cats and it is adjacent to […]

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 […]

Holly Trustees Discuss Landfill Location, ARPA Power Purchase Agreement

Holly Trustees Discuss Landfill Location, ARPA Power Purchase Agreement

  The monthly Holly Trustees meeting on Wednesday, May 2nd, hosted a full audience as several residents expressed concerns about a preliminary location for a proposed garbage transfer station near 4 River-John Deere in the community.  Due to costs associated with maintaining the current landfill, the Trustees have taken initial steps to close it in […]

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, […]

Library Working to Safeguard Info Materials

Library Working to Safeguard Info Materials

  Susan Lathrop, Lamar Librarian, believed some clarity would help local residents understand the roles played by CLC, Colorado Library Consortium and EBSCO, an information source site used by students across the country and in the RE-2 School District in Lamar. The issue of access to pornographic materials by students was brought to light during […]

Downtown Road Construction Moving to East Side

Downtown Road Construction Moving to East Side

    Renovations on Main Street in Lamar should switch to the eastern lanes between Oak and Beech Streets in May, according to a spokesperson for American Civil Constructors. Crews are completing the concrete operations in the western most lanes and preparing to move traffic in a head-to-head pattern on the western lanes. There will […]

Wind Storm Power Outage Recapped by LUB

Wind Storm Power Outage Recapped by LUB

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh noted that some of Lamar’s southside customers lost power at about 4:35pm last Tuesday, April 17th during a wind storm that swept across portions of Prowers County.  The major impact was along Savage Avenue when 10 power poles between 9th and 11th Streets were snapped by the […]

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.  […]