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Lamar Train Depot Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

    The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Passenger Depot has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was officially listed on July 19th, 2019. The process to register the historic building has taken over a year through a nomination form that was submitted through efforts of the Lamar Historic […]

Veteran’s Health Fair Set for August 28th

  The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System is inviting area veterans to participate in their Health Fair set for Wednesday, August 28th at the VA Clinic at 1401 South Main Street in Lamar from 9am to 2pm.  Their goal is to provide area veterans with a comprehensive educational opportunity regarding each vet’s VA healthcare. […]

Pedal The Plains Cycling Tour Showcases the Uniqueness of Southeastern Colorado

Highlighting Historical Sites of Lamar, Holly and Springfield   Denver, CO (August 15, 2019) — The 3-day tour Pedal The Plains (PTP) presented by Viaero Wireless will take participants on a 200-mile adventure as they cycle through the Southeastern Plains of Colorado where history runs deep from outlaws and bandits, to the Santa Fe Trail […]

PMC Update for Prowers County Commissioners

    Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, shared the latest developments at the hospital with Prowers County Commissioners this past Tuesday, August 20th. Loveless said the transition to the end of summer has been mostly routine, but there has been activity with the annual back-to-school vaccines and sports physicals. “This is […]

County Planning Commission Approves GP Special Use Permit

      The Prowers County Planning Commission approved an amended Special Use Permit request from Karl Nyquist and Bill Grasmick of GP Aggregates and GP Irrigated, LLC-West Farm Pit, operating on County Road HH.5, west of and parallel to, the Burlington Northern railroad tracks east of Lamar. The lands are zoned as Irrigated Agricultural […]

Veterans’ Administration Representatives Hold Town Hall Meeting

    In an effort to maintain lines of communication and provide information updates for veterans in southeast Colorado, several representatives from the VA hosted a Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, August 20th at the Senior Citizen Center in Lamar. On hand were Greg Crenshaw, Veteran Experience Officer from the Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Katie […]

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  • Big Timbers Museum Plans End of Summer Events

    Big Timbers Museum Plans End of Summer Events

        The Big Timbers Museum in Prowers County has an active calendar for September. Kathleen Scranton, Museum Curator, told the Prowers County Commissioners, the Fort William Bent Chapter of the NSDAR will have a photo opportunity and mini dedication for their group on Saturday, September 7th.  The kiosks for the Santa Fe Trail Scenic […]

  • Prowers Lodging Panel Approves Historical Encampment Return to LCC

    Prowers Lodging Panel Approves Historical Encampment Return to LCC

      A unanimous vote by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel helped pave the way for the return of the popular Lamar Community College Frontier History Encampment for September 27-28th.  The director, Kelley Emick, received $3,000 towards marketing for the event which has been held on campus every two years since 2005. Forty to sixty […]

  • Family Resource Center Options Discussed

    Family Resource Center Options Discussed

        Lisa Thomas, coordinator of the Collaborative Management Program for Prowers County Department of Human Services, led a discussion of about the development of a Family Resource Center for Prowers County during an afternoon meeting at Brew Unto Others this past Monday, August 19th. “We’d like to begin a conversation about what a Family […]

  • Eddie Andrade…April 28, 1935 – August 18, 2019

    Eddie Andrade…April 28, 1935 – August 18, 2019

        A mass of Christian Burial for longtime Lamar resident, Eddie Andrade will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, August 26, 2019 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Gopep Sylvestor Luke as celebrant. A rosary service will be held prior to the mass at 9:30AM at the […]

  • Pascual Reyes…September 11, 1958 – August 15, 2019

    Pascual Reyes…September 11, 1958 – August 15, 2019

        A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Granada resident, Pascual Reyes will be held at 10:00AM on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Centro Cristiana de Granada, CO with Pastor Hugo Rodriguez officiating. Inurnment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Granada. Per Pascual’s request cremation will take place and there will be […]

  • Wilma Jean Sykes…November 17, 1939 – August 18, 2019

    Wilma Jean Sykes…November 17, 1939 – August 18, 2019

      A celebration of life funeral service for longtime Lamar resident, Wilma Jean Sykes will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Kevin Hartman officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Visitation for Wilma will be held from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on […]

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