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Gov. Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

Gov. Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

(Lamar, Colorado; March 24, 2017) Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and members of his Cabinet will host a town hall event at Lamar Community College on Wednesday, April 19, from 6:00-7:30pm.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the LCC Wellness Center. The town hall will feature remarks by […]

LPD Citizen Academy Begins April 6th

LPD Citizen Academy Begins April 6th

The Lamar Police Department is accepting applications to attend the 2017 Citizen Academy, which will be instructed by members of the Lamar Police Department, Prowers County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Lamar Fire Department. The Academy will begin on April 6, 2017. The training will give the citizens of Lamar a general understanding of […]

Main Street Renovation Underway

Main Street Renovation Underway

Motorists are keenly aware that Main Street road construction has commenced in Lamar. The long-anticipated and discussed renovation project got underway on two fronts; the railroad crossing dividing North and South Main Street and what is termed Phase I between Park and Oak Streets. A drainage line is being constructed underneath the railroad tracks and […]

Simply Fit Board, from QVC to ABC’s 20/20

Simply Fit Board, from QVC to ABC’s 20/20

It’s been a busy year for Linda Clark and her daughter, Gloria Hollman, since their November 6, 2015 appearance on Shark Tank, the ABC award winning show where entrepreneurs pitch their products to investors, the sharks, to try to get a deal. The Simply Fit Board, created by Gloria and Linda, has seen sales skyrocket […]

LCC Open House set for March 2

LCC Open House set for March 2

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 17, 2017) Lamar Community College will be hosting an Open House on March 2, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00pm in the Betz Technology Center. The event will include free food and attendees will have the chance to win door prizes all night long. LCC’s Open House will serve as a one-stop-shop […]

PEP Hires Executive Director

PEP Hires Executive Director

Eric Depperschmidt has been hired by the Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) board to serve as its new Executive Director. The unanimous vote was taken during a special PEP directors meeting on Friday, February 17th.  The hiring of an experienced director is pivotal to the future implementation of the Prowers County Economic Prosperity Plan. A western […]

Lamar Light Plant Opens Annual Scholarship Program

Lamar Light Plant Opens Annual Scholarship Program

  The Lamar Utility Board went through a light agenda on Tuesday, January 24th.   Members were given wind turbine data for 2016 by Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noting that Lamar’s three wind turbine generated 10,343.02 megawatts of electricity with is about 537.26 more than what was generated in 2015.  This performance is in light […]

The Joys of Toys

The Joys of Toys

The third annual Lamar Elks Toy Show, held this past Saturday, continues to grow in viewers and in displays. “We’ve had about double the number of displays this year, compared to the first time we did this,” explained Don McBee, the event organizer this past Saturday, January 7th.  McBee said the toy show is sponsored […]

LPD Makes Arrest Following Three Month Investigation

LPD Makes Arrest Following Three Month Investigation

  January 3, 2017 After three months of investigation the Lamar Police Department arrested Christopher M. Manley, 36, on 8 counts of Identity Theft, 8 counts of Criminal Impersonation, 1 count of Possession of Financial Transaction Device, and Possession of Identification Documents. Agencies with reports of victims associated with this case extend from California to […]

Hixson of Lamar Selected to CALP Leadership Program

Hixson of Lamar Selected to CALP Leadership Program

Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program selects 20 participants for its 13th class  The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP) recently selected  emerging leaders from across the state and with various backgrounds that will make up CALP’s 13th class. The nonprofit organization aims to strengthen effective agricultural leaders who reflect Colorado’s diverse population, by developing participants in the […]

Commissioners Receive Update on Community Corrections Project

Commissioners Receive Update on Community Corrections Project

  Doug Carrigan and his brother, local contractor, Mark Carrigan met with the Prowers County Commissioners to provide an update on Doug Carrigan’s planned community corrections facility. It will be housed in the refurbished WPA buildings on East Maple Street in Lamar.  Within the past six weeks, a brand new, green metal roof was installed […]

Lamar Receiving $1.3M in GoCO Grants for Youth Oriented Inspire Projects

Lamar Receiving $1.3M in GoCO Grants for Youth Oriented Inspire Projects

The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded the first round of implementation funding for six Inspire Initiative pilot communities, totaling $13.5 million in grants.  GOCO’s Inspire Initiative will invest in places, programs, and pathways to get kids outside in communities across the state. This innovative framework is being looked at as a national model, and […]

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 […]

ARPA Wins Jury Trial Against Boiler Manufacturer

ARPA Wins Jury Trial Against Boiler Manufacturer

ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, won a $4.2 million verdict against boiler manufacturer Babcock and Wilcox in U.S. District Court in Denver on Monday, November 21st.  Rick Rigel, ARPA General Manager said, “The eight person jury verdict confirms what we have maintained all along about the boiler; it was not efficient with regard to EPA standards […]

PEP Board Reviews Director’s Search

PEP Board Reviews Director’s Search

The advertisement seeking a new executive director for PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, should be placed on twelve on-line sites, catering to that specific job market. Some final changes in the ad literature related to qualifications were discussed, after which the ad should be posted to receive national scope.  Given the timeline of the ad, however, […]