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CDOT Hosting Telephone Town Hall Focused on Southeast Colorado Transportation Issues

CDOT Hosting Telephone Town Hall Focused on Southeast Colorado Transportation Issues

    Southeastern Colorado / CDOT Region 2 / PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall Tuesday, July 24, for the residents of Baca, Bent, Crowley, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Park, Prowers, Pueblo and Teller counties. This call will include a discussion of […]

Traffic Alert: Atmos Energy Continues Natural Gas System Upgrades in Lamar

Traffic Alert: Atmos Energy Continues Natural Gas System Upgrades in Lamar

  Residents Can Expect Traffic Detours Through August 3rd LAMAR, Colo. (July 17, 2018) – Atmos Energy is asking residents in Lamar, Colorado, to please be on the lookout for traffic detours on Parmenter Street and Stewart Place through August 3, 2018. “We want to thank the community for your patience as we continue to […]

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Underway in Rural Colorado

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Underway in Rural Colorado

    STATEWIDE — Starting July 16, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state will conduct a seven-day high-visibility Click It or Ticket enforcement period targeting rural areas of Colorado. These areas tend to have the lowest seat belt use rates in the state. […]

Summer Celebrations End Early for 337 Impaired Drivers

Summer Celebrations End Early for 337 Impaired Drivers

  Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Shows Decrease in Driver Arrests STATEWIDE — Instead of fireworks, 337 impaired drivers watched the red, white and blue flashing lights of a patrol vehicle this past Fourth of July holiday. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies teamed up to […]

Commissioners Recognize Lee Berndt for 12 Years to Service to Area Veterans

Commissioners Recognize Lee Berndt for 12 Years to Service to Area Veterans

      Lee Berndt has been a volunteer driver for the Prowers County Veteran Service Office for 12 years. His last day of service was July 1st, 2018. Lee has transported thousands of veterans to their medical appointments and has driven thousands of miles traveling to VA hospitals in Colorado. Lee’s devotion to helping […]

Lamar Council, No Motion on Nursing Home Resolution

Lamar Council, No Motion on Nursing Home Resolution

    Proponents of the Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home were given their public hearing Monday, July 9th, by the Lamar City Council, their apparent final chance to have the council approve a Special District presented through their Service Plan, which outlined the need for a new nursing home in Lamar and would include an […]

PEP Board Concerned Over Potential Loss of Southwest Chief Route

PEP Board Concerned Over Potential Loss of Southwest Chief Route

    Railroad line maintenance costs are playing a major role in continued passenger service for Amtrak’s Southwest Chief which runs through southeast Colorado, connecting a number of small communities in New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas. The economic impact to La Junta, Lamar, Garden City, Kansas and other communities was discussed by Prowers Economic Prosperity […]

Holly Fire and Ambulance Board of Directors Re-Appointed

Holly Fire and Ambulance Board of Directors Re-Appointed

    The Prowers County Commissioners passed a resolution on Monday, June 25th re-appointing the current five members as directors of the Holly Fire and Ambulance District.  They are:  Robert Fletcher, Viola Melcher, Dale Seufer, Thomas Wagner and Janice Weisenhorn.  This act makes the board representation official as there had been no duly elected board […]

20th Anniversary of Prowers Area Transit

20th Anniversary of Prowers Area Transit

      Prowers Area Transit has been in operation since 1998 serving the citizens of Prowers County. It has been a wonderful journey over the years.  We have averaged 22,546 riders each year.  Year-to-date over the 20 years, Prowers Area Transit has provided 450,927 transit rides.  We started with 1 transit vehicle and now […]

Lamar Chamber and Honkers Welcome New Motel Owners

Lamar Chamber and Honkers Welcome New Motel Owners

  The Lamar Chamber and Lamar Honkers recently paid a welcome visit to new owners of the former Chek Inn, now known as Main Street View Inn and Suites on South Main Street in Lamar, adjacent to the Lamar Eagles Lodge. Owner Don Nordo is remodeling the units and although the pool has not been […]

Lamar Hosts 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days Event

Lamar Hosts 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days Event

  Lamar hosted Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) 2018 last week, June 13-15, the first time the event, which is held every four years, came to this city. Eight counties in southeast Colorado were represented including Prowers County.  The event, which helps match philanthropic donation funders with non-profit organizations, was coordinated in partnership with the City […]

Road Construction on Main Street Entering New Phase

Road Construction on Main Street Entering New Phase

    Tony Gregorich of American Civil Constructors announced he’ll be visiting with Main Street businesses in Lamar, updating owners on the latest gains made by the construction crews. Crews are wrapping up the concrete operations for Phase ll between Oak and Beech Streets and they will continue to move northwards to begin Phases lll […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Begin in Lamar

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Begin in Lamar

      System Upgrades Increase Safety & Reliability of Natural Gas Service   LAMAR, Colo. (May 30, 2018) –Atmos Energy is investing millions of dollars to replace aging infrastructure throughout Colorado to further increase the safety and reliability of its natural gas delivery system. Beginning Monday, June 4, 2018, these pipe replacement efforts will […]

Council Confirms Resolution on ARPA Bonds, Air Show Planned for September

Council Confirms Resolution on ARPA Bonds, Air Show Planned for September

      The Lamar City Council, during its May 29th meeting, approved Resolution 18-05-01 which ratifies and confirms Resolution 18-03-01 approving the issuance of $143M refunding bonds by the Arkansas River Power Authority.  The funds are for the outstanding debt for construction of the Lamar Repowering Project.  Since March of this year, ARPA has […]

Las Animas Residents Injured in Hwy 50, Two Car Crash

Las Animas Residents Injured in Hwy 50, Two Car Crash

The Colorado State Patrol, The Otero County Sheriff’s Office and the La Junta Emergency Medical Services responded to a two car crash at the intersection of Otero County Road 18 and U.S. Highway 50 on May 24, 2018 at approximately 7:40PM. A 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350 SUV being driven by 24 year old Haoru Wang of […]