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Repairs for Municipal Pool Approved

Repairs for Municipal Pool Approved

The Lamar City Council approved funds and awarded a bid to resurface the Lamar Swimming Pool. Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Rec Director, told the council one bid was received from M & M Pool Specialists from Poncha Springs.  Akers presented a breakdown of costs associated with improvement options over a two year span. It […]

LCC Equine Students Showcase Semester's Work

LCC Equine Students Showcase Semester’s Work

(Lamar, Colorado; November 22, 2016)  The Lamar Community College Horse Training & Management program held its Fall Show on Friday, November 18, at the LCC Equine Complex. Students in the Horse Training & Management (HTM), Equine Business Management (EBM), and Barrel Horse Training programs demonstrated their skills and how well they have trained their horses […]

LCC Booster Club hosts High School Night

LCC Booster Club hosts High School Night

(Lamar, Colorado; November 13, 2016) This Friday, November 18, will be High School Night at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center. Admission to all three LCC games scheduled for that night will be free to anyone wearing area high school apparel. The Wellness Center will be busy that afternoon and evening. First, the women’s basketball […]

Laura Erickson Will Be the Keynote for The 15th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival

Laura Erickson Will Be the Keynote for The 15th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival

LAURA ERICKSON, 2014 recipient of the American Birding Association’s prestigious Roger Tory Peterson Award will transport attendees of the 15th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival into a birding sanctuary as the keynote author and lecturer. Mrs. Erickson has been a scientist, teacher, writer, wildlife rehabilitator, professional blogger, public speaker, photographer, American […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to Meet November 17-18 in Lamar

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to Meet November 17-18 in Lamar

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will receive briefings on a variety of topics, including financial sustainability and the reissue and refund policy of big-game licenses at its November meeting in Lamar. The meeting is slated to begin at 8 a.m. on Nov. 17 and adjourn at 11 a.m. on Nov. 18, at the CPW […]

Hunters Can Expect Excellent Colorado Quail Hunting, Signs Of Improvement In Pheasant Population

Hunters Can Expect Excellent Colorado Quail Hunting, Signs Of Improvement In Pheasant Population

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists predict excellent quail hunting in southeast Colorado and good pheasant hunting in northeast Colorado for the 2016-17 seasons. Hunters will see increased habitat and population recovery following the impact of drought a few years ago. “Pheasant populations across the Eastern Plains of Colorado continue a steady improvement from […]

New Playground, More Parking at County Annex Planned

New Playground, More Parking at County Annex Planned

Parking spaces at the Prowers County Annex on East Cedar and South 4th Streets has always been at a premium.  The County Commissioner gave their approval for a GoCO grant application to be submitted by the Department of Human Services, which, when completed, could provide for a new playground and four new parking spaces. Lanie […]

"Pink Day" at Granada High School

“Pink Day” at Granada High School

Granada High School recently held a “Pink Day” on Friday, October 14th, organized by the Student Council.  The events were kicked off by students and faculty wearing pink on Wednesday to recognize the many people in the local community that have battled cancer. Friday’s activities included a “Pink Volleyball Game” with rivals Holly Wildcats and […]

Younger Circle of Knowledge at HOPE Center

Partners for HOPE Sets Annual Chili Supper for November

Members of the HOPE Coalition decided on Friday, November 18th as the date for their 5th Annual Chili Supper, now an yearly fund-raising tradition at the HOPE Center Lincoln School.  There was considerable discussion to find a non-conflicting date with other local activities and the November date is the best available on the calendar.  Although […]

Snow Goose Festival Funded by Lodging Panel

Snow Goose Festival Funded by Lodging Panel

The annual Southeast Colorado Snow Goose Festival, set for February 2017, received almost the full amount of their request made last month by Festival organizer, Vincent Gearhart. The request for $9,233 had been tabled at the September meeting, pending availability of funds, but was approved during the October 18th meeting for $9,000. Two other long-range […]

Commissioners Discuss Intended Land Use and Marijuana Ordinance

Commissioners Discuss Intended Land Use and Marijuana Ordinance

There was no forward motion by the Prowers County Commissioners to adopt a new ordinance which could close loopholes regarding marijuana practices in the county. Sheriff Sam Zordel approached the commissioners last week with an ordinance which would place some restrictions on how Amendments 20 and 64 are regulated pertaining to recreational and medical marijuana […]

Budget Hearings Lead the Lamar City Council Agenda

Budget Hearings Lead the Lamar City Council Agenda

Three public hearings were held to review and finalize municipal budgets for the approaching year. The Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board, Lamar Utilities Board and Lamar City Council held the public hearings required to submit the budgets for public comment, and the Lamar Utilities Board  conducted their budget review on October 11th. Angie Cue, Lamar Community […]

Purchasing a Snowmobile, OHV or Boat? Be Sure to Get Proof of Ownership, Required for Registration in 2017

Purchasing a Snowmobile, OHV or Boat? Be Sure to Get Proof of Ownership, Required for Registration in 2017

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds anyone planning to purchase a boat, OHV or snowmobile that after Jan. 1, 2017, a new regulation requires that the buyer demonstrate proof of ownership before it can be registered. Failure to show proof of ownership will prevent the completion of the registration. If planning to purchase this […]

Busy Weekend for Prowers County

Busy Weekend for Prowers County

The first weekend of autumn provided a busy schedule in and around Prowers County. This year’s Lamar Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest was moved up on the calendar to September 24th.   The date change coincided with the weekend of Holly Gateway Fair activities, which featured their annual 10am parade and even though it was a couple […]

Lopes Rodeo to Host Antelope Stampede

Lopes Rodeo to Host Antelope Stampede

The Lamar Community College Rodeo team will host its annual Antelope Stampede this Friday through Sunday, September 30-October 2, at the Prowers County Sand & Sage Fairgrounds. Fourteen teams from throughout Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska will compete over three days with performances at6:00 pm on Friday, 2:00 pm on Saturday, and 11:00am on Sunday. Cost […]