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Council Renews Buxton Contract for Business Development

Council Renews Buxton Contract for Business Development

The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved a renewal contract with Buxton Group for continued marketing strategy and a retail development program for the City of Lamar. Angie Cue, Lamar Community Development Manager, told the Authority Buxton has identified specific retailers who seek markets with household purchasing habits similar to those in Lamar.  “We have an account […]

September 3rd Fly-In at Lamar Airport

September 3rd Fly-In at Lamar Airport

Eric and Tanya McSwan, the new managers at the Lamar Municipal Airport, remind the public of their Fly-In, set for Sunday, September 3rd from 9am to 3pm at the airport.  “This will be to honor our First Responders,” she said, adding that it’s an early tie-in for the September 9th, annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute and […]

Scouts Keep it Interesting

Scouts Keep it Interesting

A mixture of scout groups in Lamar filled Willow Creek Park for the second year this past Saturday, August 26th as scout leaders hosted a gathering of events, offered to display some of the fun events scouts participate in. Clarence Van Dyke, a den leader for Cub Scout Pack 223 said numerous groups came together […]

ITMATTRS Survey to Focus on Local Perceptions of Opioid Addiction

ITMATTRS Survey to Focus on Local Perceptions of Opioid Addiction

  Opioid addiction can be more prevalent in rural areas of the nation than major cities and southeast Colorado is not exempt from an influx of misuse of the pain-killing drugs. Colorado is high on the list for deaths by misuse with one study from 2014 indicating as many as three dozen deaths a month […]

PMC Sets Sights on New Strategic Plan, Recaps Current Accomplishments

PMC Sets Sights on New Strategic Plan, Recaps Current Accomplishments

  The final report on Prowers Medical Center’s Strategic Plan was summarized for PMC board members by CEO Craig Loveless this past Wednesday, August 23rd.  He noted that although it was a final report, many of the programs are on-going for improvements to the hospital’s interaction with the community and improved medical care for patients. […]

A Spray a Day Keeps the Skeeters Away

A Spray a Day Keeps the Skeeters Away

    The summer rainfall totals for southeast Colorado could contribute to mosquito growth, providing ample breeding grounds for the remaining summer months. “August and September are generally the most active for mosquito breeding,” said Tammie Clark, Director of the Prowers County Public Health Department. “Because we’ve already been introduced to the West Nile Virus […]

Lamar Resident Gets Arrest Warrant for Drugs

Lamar Resident Gets Arrest Warrant for Drugs

  Media Release: August 21, 2017  On Saturday, August 19, 2017, officers of the Lamar Police Department served an arrest warrant on Jesus Fernandez (30) of Lamar for the Sale and Distribution of Heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance. Fernandez is currently being held at the Prowers County Jail on a $75,000 any type bond. […]

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Underway, August 18-Sept 5

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Underway, August 18-Sept 5

CDOT Provides 20% Discount on BACtrack Breathalyzers STATEWIDE —Last month, 25 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver, the most in one month since 2014. To ensure roads are free from impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law agencies are […]

CDOT Ramps Up for Eclipse Traffic Increase

CDOT Ramps Up for Eclipse Traffic Increase

CDOT: Eclipse traffic could be the most significant traffic event of the year Traffic going to Wyoming and Nebraska for Monday viewing is expected to be very heavy through the weekend COLORADO – The Colorado Department of Transportation is doing everything it can to ensure folks who are driving to Wyoming or Nebraska to view […]

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 […]