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Lamar Chamber Board Members Sought for 2019

Lamar Chamber Board Members Sought for 2019

  The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is seeking qualified individuals to serve on the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Candidates must be willing to serve a three year term, beginning January 1, 2019.  The Chamber Board of Directors annually considers applications and nominations in order to maintain a board of directors to represent […]

Unofficial Results from November General Election

Unofficial Results from November General Election

The November 6th General Election was weighted with financial questions on both a state and local level. These are the unofficial results from the balloting with approximately 58% of statewide returns counted. Prowers County Ballot 1A, raising taxes by $400,000 annually through a quarter per cent sales tax to help finance ambulance costs in the […]

Applications Open for Annual Parade of Lights Entries

Applications Open for Annual Parade of Lights Entries

    The theme for the November 30th Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights is, ‘A Candy Cane Christmas’ and entries are being accepted through the Chamber  at 109A East Beech Street, or call the office at 719-336-4379 for more information. The parade route will be the same as last year, per the Colorado […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part Two

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part Two

        (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more.  This […]

9/11 Tribute Miniature Memorials are Now Available

9/11 Tribute Miniature Memorials are Now Available

    This Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Memorial miniature is now available to the public for purchase. These are a representation of the larger memorial sculpture which will be erected at the permanent memorial Tribute site at the Big Timbers Museum on Highway 287 just north of Lamar.  Funding from the sale of the miniatures will […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part One

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part One

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today (October 26, 2018) released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In […]

Successful Evening for Moonlight Madness, More Halloween to Come

Successful Evening for Moonlight Madness, More Halloween to Come

    A warm October evening and a variety of new presentations helped bring a large gathering to downtown Lamar for the annual Retail Merchants, Moonlight Madness, Thursday, October 25th.  This year’s theme was ‘Dancing with the Stars’. The Shore Arts Center Pocket Park was filled with relatives and attendees who watched several dance routines […]

Colorado Employment Situation in September 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in September 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 5,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from August to September for a total of 2,748,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,400 and government increased 700. August estimates were revised up to 2,743,000, and the over the month increase from July to August was 4,000 […]

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 […]

November Ballots Are on Their Way

November Ballots Are on Their Way

2018 General Election Ballots should be arriving at your mailing address any time now. Reminder: Ballot drop-off, VSPC location, hours of operation, and other information are listed as the following: Location:  Prowers County Clerk’s Office, 301 S. Main St., Ste. 210, Lamar, CO Dates:      October 22th – November 6, 2018 excluding Sunday Hours:      8:30 a.m. […]

Holly Election Determines New Board for Fire/Ambulance District

Holly Election Determines New Board for Fire/Ambulance District

    Voting was held in the Holly Fire and Ambulance District Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to determine the top five vote-getters who will receive a seat on the District Board and will be selected to serve a two year or four year term. That board will also appoint a representative to serve on a […]

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. […]

Election Ballots Mailing Schedule & Important Dates

Election Ballots Mailing Schedule & Important Dates

    ELECTION NEWS: Ballots will be mailed the week of October 15-19, 2018. If you are not sure about your registration information, contact the County Clerk and Recorder’s Office at 719-336-8011, election@prowerscounty.net for assistance.  Make your corrections today to ensure you are able to vote for all of the candidates and issues in your […]

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 […]

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 […]