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Camp Amache Takes New Step to Become National Park

Camp Amache Takes New Step to Become National Park

  Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) and Congressman Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, introduced bipartisan legislation to designate Amache, a former Japanese American relocation center in Granada, Colorado as a National Park. The Amache National Historic Act (H.R. 2497) follows up on the Amache Study […]

Coloradans for Animal Care Gains New Members

Coloradans for Animal Care Gains New Members

Centennial, Colo. — Coloradans for Animal Care, today announced the addition of four new members to the coalition. The Colorado Egg Producers, Colorado Horse Council, Livestock Marketing Association and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union have joined the effort to stop Initiative 16, one of the most extreme ballot measures to be filed through Colorado’s initiative process. “These […]

Colorado Employment Situation – March 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – March 2021

  Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in March, matching the revised February rate of 6.4 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.0 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force grew by […]

Sand Creek Receives $400,000 Grant from NEH

Sand Creek Receives $400,000 Grant from NEH

Denver, Colo. (April 16, 2021) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced this week that it is awarding $400,000 to to support a new, long-term exhibition at the History Colorado Center that recounts the deadliest day in Colorado history—the 1864 atrocity known as the Sand Creek Massacre—with the voices of Cheyenne and Arapaho […]

Betty Frier…April 8, 2021

Betty Frier…April 8, 2021

    Betty Frier went to her heavenly home early April 8, 2021, at the Stanton County Long Term Care Unit in Johnson, Kansas. Betty was the third child born to Bryan Reynolds Quattlebaum and Gladys Mae Daniels Quattlebaum in Gruver, Texas.  She was her Daddy’s little girl having two older brothers, Gerald and John. […]

National Volunteer Week April 18 – 24, 2021

National Volunteer Week April 18 – 24, 2021

    American teacher and humorist, Leo Rosten, said it best: “The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.” As we celebrate National Volunteer Week we pause and think about the volunteers […]

Southeastern Developmental Services Awareness Day, April 29, 2021

Southeastern Developmental Services Awareness Day, April 29, 2021

      David Harbour, Executive Director of Southeastern Developmental Services, briefed the Prowers County Commissioners on the upcoming annual open house/public forum from 11:30am to 1:00pm on Thursday, April 29th at the main office at 1111 South 4th Street in Lamar. The annual event will include refreshments, information, a drawing for a “mystery gift” […]

CSU Extension Announces Youth Photography Showcase Scholarship

CSU Extension Announces Youth Photography Showcase Scholarship

      (Cheyenne Wells, Colo.)  Calling all youth, ages 8-18, in Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers County. Colorado State University Extension Southeast Regional agents have launched an opportunity for youth to showcase their photography skills and have the chance to earn scholarship money as well as display their pictures […]

Ronald Allen Clodfelter…September 4, 1938 – April 14, 2021

Ronald Allen Clodfelter…September 4, 1938 – April 14, 2021

    A celebration of life for former longtime Johnson, Kansas resident currently of Lamar, Ronald Allen Clodfelter will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, April 19, 2021 at the Lamar Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Travis Horn officiating. Interment will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 2:00PM at the Little Cedars Cemetery […]

Little People’s Pre-School Observing Week of the Young Child

Little People’s Pre-School Observing Week of the Young Child

  Each year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) acknowledges the importance of educating young children by holding a week-long celebration focused on the earliest learners and honoring those who teach them. This year (2021) is the 50th anniversary—an exciting milestone for this celebration of educating today’s young learners!  Students and […]

Changes for State COVID-19 Regulations Expected this Week

Changes for State COVID-19 Regulations Expected this Week

  Prowers County was rated Level GREEN on the dial https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial. The Dial order is no longer in effect as 0f Thursday, April 15, 2021. On Friday, April 16, 2021 the state issued a new and much less restrictive order. PCPHE will not issue additional more restrictive local orders unless hospitalizations increase significantly. TESTS: 7-day […]

Near Misses for Power Disruptions for Light Plant

Near Misses for Power Disruptions for Light Plant

  The Lamar Utility Board met in regular session on Tuesday, April 13th and approved $786,572 in purchase orders of which $632,781.31 were from Arkansas River Power Authority for the March estimate of power consumed.  Total purchase orders were $808.312.46.  The board also approved payment of monthly bills amounting to $263,215.59. Two bids were solicited […]

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

    Will recreational marijuana be able to be legally sold in Lamar?  A petition may be circulating to determine if there’s sufficient interest among registered voters to have the question placed on the City of Lamar’s November ballot.  SoCo, a cannabis retail company with interests in the state, is undertaking the task of circulating […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report, February Collected in March, 2021

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report, February Collected in March, 2021

    The City of Lamar enjoyed another month of positive Sales Tax Revenue with an increase of 2.98% for City Sales Tax revenue collected for February, 2021. This translates to an increase of $8,019 over the same time frame from last year. Collections for 2020 were $268,954 compared to $276,974 for 2021. Use Tax […]

Colorado Crop and Progress Report for week of April 11, 2021

Colorado Crop and Progress Report for week of April 11, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Dry and windy weather was prevalent throughout the state last week as spring fieldwork continued, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, planting preparations progressed but soil temperatures remained cold. A county report noted cold temperatures held winter wheat progress back slightly in […]