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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

    The Lamar Police Department will take part in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs, the program allows for their safe disposal and to make sure the drugs are not used in an improper or illegal manner. Drugs […]

New K9 on Patrol in Lamar

New K9 on Patrol in Lamar

    Spark, the latest addition to the Lamar Police Department, has been on the job with her handler, Officer Thomas Campbell since the beginning of the month. She’s identified drug contraband as recently as the 15th of this month during a search.  Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller, said arrests have already been made from […]

Free Confidential Help IS Available - Contact Domestic Safety Resource Center

Free Confidential Help IS Available – Contact Domestic Safety Resource Center

  1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will witness domestic violence in their lifetime. And more than 3-5 million U.S. children will witness it at home, it’s heartbreaking. Domestic Safety Resource Center provides support for survivors and their loved ones during those moments of crisis. Every year, we help victims seek safety […]

Drug-Impaired Driving Is Dangerous Driving: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different

Drug-Impaired Driving Is Dangerous Driving: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different

      [Denver]— Today, officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Task Force on Drunk and Impaired Driving (CTFDID) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration joined together to spread the word about the dangers of drug-impaired driving and to remind all drivers that if they are impaired […]

High Plains Community Health Center Recognized

High Plains Community Health Center Recognized

  High Plains Community Health Center meets with Deb Zambrano from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment who was on site to present our provider staff with the Silver Award for Immunization Quality Improvement Star Award. This award is given to sites that show excellence in innovation, achievement, commitment, and collaboration to improve childhood/adolescent […]

Granada Trustees Takes Steps to Assume Role of Sewer Board

Granada Trustees Takes Steps to Assume Role of Sewer Board

    The Granada Trustees were informed the community has been approved for a $5,000 grant for a water study and a grant for $20,000 for water storage. Town Clerk, Jackie Malone, said she would find out the next steps needed to secure the funding. The Trustees will make a determination at next month’s meeting […]

Stolen Vehicle Makes for Wild Chase on Hwy 50 in SE CO

Stolen Vehicle Makes for Wild Chase on Hwy 50 in SE CO

    The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating an incident Monday, October 8, 2018, involving a stolen vehicle that crashed into multiple vehicles, causing serious and life-threatening injuries. David Refice, age 48, of Pueblo, Colorado, stole a 2007 GMC Sierra Pickup that was parked on the west side of Fowler, near the sale barn. […]

High School BBQ Kicks off Bully Prevention Program

High School BBQ Kicks off Bully Prevention Program

  Lamar High School’s Bully Prevention Program started its new season, Wednesday, September 26th, with an on-site BBQ sponsored and prepared by Atmos Energy representatives.  Approximately 500 hamburger and hot dogs sandwiches were ready to go for the students outside the main entrance during their noontime break. Bully Prevention Coach, Kayla Sailors, said, “The event […]

Flu Shot Schedule Available from County Health

Flu Shot Schedule Available from County Health

    Prowers County Public Health & Environment has posted their annual flu shot clinics for 2018. Vaccine is plentiful and available for both children and adults. Prowers County Public Health & Environment has Quadrivalent vaccine for both children and adults as well as High Dose vaccine for adults > 65 years of age. The […]

PMC Adding New Radiology Services for Local Care

PMC Adding New Radiology Services for Local Care

    The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors decided to allocate $1.5M for a new MRI and Mammography machine, an upgrade the directors have been considering for a while. The directors also moved to provide access to a mobile PET scanner which will be available on the campus two days a week. The current […]

McClave Woman Dies in Highway 50 Accident

McClave Woman Dies in Highway 50 Accident

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 50 near Prowers County Road 1, in Prowers County.  A 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by 20-year-old Lesly Chacon, of McClave, was westbound on Highway 50. Ms. Chacon drifted out of the lane and the right side of the vehicle collided with […]

Ballot Question 1A Will Determine Ambulance Economic Future

Ballot Question 1A Will Determine Ambulance Economic Future

    The need for Ballot Question 1A to be passed in the November General Election was addressed by the Prowers County Commissioners and the Lamar City Council during a community forum held at the Cultural Events Center Wednesday evening, September 26th.  Both municipal entities contribute general budget funding to operate the Lamar Fire and […]

The Upcoming 77th Annual Bent County Harvest Show

The Upcoming 77th Annual Bent County Harvest Show

    The Bent County Harvest Show began in 1942 as the Victory Harvest Show and has since become a long-time tradition to Bent County. Even at its start, the first Harvest Show was identified as a huge success with prizes totaling $110.00 and red, blue, and white ribbons distributed to about 100 winners.  Some […]

What Passage of Ballot 4A Will Do for School District

What Passage of Ballot 4A Will Do for School District

    The Lamar High School will be 50 years old in 2019 and the Lincoln School is a few years older. The needed upgrades for both schools were detailed during a community forum hosted by Friends of Lamar Schools and held at the LHS auditorium Tuesday evening, September 25th. Kathleen LaCost outlined the elements […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Weighs Main Street Business Request

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Weighs Main Street Business Request

    The former Bettiann’s building, a long time fixture at 112 South Main Street in Lamar, is currently owned by Haley May Rhodes of Lamar who is requesting funding from the Lamar Redevelopment Authority to develop her own store. The request was made during the LRA’s September 24th meeting. The total cost of interior […]