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Charles and Carolyn Kelley, Lamar Days Royalty 2022

Charles and Carolyn Kelley, Lamar Days Royalty 2022

  The Kelley’s were asked by The Prowers Journal to offer some thoughts on their lives and times spent in Lamar as they will be honored as the reigning couple for Lamar Days, 2022 this Saturday, May 21st. “While we both grew up in Kansas, our lives are rooted in southeast Colorado.  We’ve lived in […]

CDOT Encourages Riders to Wear Helmets Ahead of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month  

CDOT Encourages Riders to Wear Helmets Ahead of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month  

  137 riders were killed last year, 20% of all traffic fatalities   STATEWIDE – The recent warm spring days are enticing motorcycle riders to hit the roadways, especially on weekends. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which coincides with the beginning of the riding season in Colorado. But with riding comes risks, which is […]

Colorado State Patrol Reveals Top Five Casual Crash Factors for the State’s Youngest Drivers

Colorado State Patrol Reveals Top Five Casual Crash Factors for the State’s Youngest Drivers

  (COLO) – Even after hours of practice and passing a test, new drivers will lack maturity and experience behind the wheel. Parents often work hard to prepare them, yet teen drivers have a higher rate of fatal crashes and make mistakes which is why all 50 states and the District of Columbia have graduated […]

Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days, 2022

Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days, 2022

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce roles out the red carpet for residents and visitors alike for the 2022 Lamar Days Festivities this weekend. The kick-off BBQ begins at 10:30am on Friday, May 20th at the Chamber offices on Beech Street.  Visitors can also get a look at the new Tesla, Fast-Charge stations directly […]

PMC Board Election Results Made Official

PMC Board Election Results Made Official

  The results from the May 3rd Prowers Medical Center, Board of Directors meeting are official, according to a press release from Miranda Fisher, Designated Election Officer at the hospital.  Unofficial results were available the day following the election, but were not final until absentee ballots were received and certified by May 11th. Norman Arends […]

Regional collaboration one of the keys to progress, says SCEDD Executive Director

Regional collaboration one of the keys to progress, says SCEDD Executive Director

  By Eric Gubelman, Executive Director – Southern Colorado Economic Development District There are about to be 84 “flowers” blooming in the six county region known as the southeastern plains. These “flowers” are housing units—17 single-family units and 34 duplexes–designed and built by High Prairie Homes. A southeast plains housing committee selected them in a […]

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2022

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2022

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS: Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2022, is forecast at 49.60 million bushels, according to the May 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 29 percent below last year’s production of 69.56 million […]

Canyons & Plains Continues Work Under Restart Destination Program

Canyons & Plains Continues Work Under Restart Destination Program

    The Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado Regional Heritage Taskforce (C&P) was approved to participate in the Colorado Tourism Office’s Restart Destinations Program in July 2021. This program includes a Destination Recovery Assessment, a full-day workshop, 75 hours of technical assistance, and direct marketing support. The Destination Recovery Assessment included three core team […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending May 8, 2022 

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending May 8, 2022 

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Windy conditions, minimal moisture, and warm temperatures were seen across most of the State last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 91 percent of the State is under drought conditions, up 2 percentage points from last week. […]

Keith Hall – January 3, 1928 – May 10, 2022

Keith Hall – January 3, 1928 – May 10, 2022

  A memorial service for lifelong Lamar resident, Keith Hall will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, May 20, 2022 at the Lamar First Baptist Church with Pastor Darren Stroh officiating. Per Keith’s request cremation will take place. Keith was born on January 3, 1928 at Lamar, Colorado to John Edgar and Leila E. (Eddleman) […]

LHS Class of 69 Presents Honors to Veterans

LHS Class of 69 Presents Honors to Veterans

    We’re faced with career choices when we graduate from high school.  Some are off to college, others to trade school while some enter the work force and wind their way up the ranks of their selected profession.  And some, as was the case across the country in 1969, eventually find themselves serving their […]

Mesa County Court Judge Removes Peters as DEO for the 2022 Election

Mesa County Court Judge Removes Peters as DEO for the 2022 Election

Denver, Colo – Today, a Mesa County Court Judge removed Tina Peters as the Designated Election Official (DEO) for Mesa County, barring her from overseeing the 2022 Primary and General Elections. The Court granted the Secretary of State’s request to appoint Brandi Bantz as the DEO. “The Court’s decision today bars Peters from further threatening the […]

Lamar Light Plant Feels Pinch of Tight Supply Chains

Lamar Light Plant Feels Pinch of Tight Supply Chains

    Several of the bids advertised for equipment and supplies by the Lamar Light Plant had a mix of companies not responding, responding with only some equipment available, or, according to Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, had prices far beyond the same items from a year ago.  “We’re also seeing wait times for some equipment […]

The Late Ricardo Falcon Chosen as LCC's 2022 Alumnus of the Year

The Late Ricardo Falcon Chosen as LCC’s 2022 Alumnus of the Year

  Late Chicano activist and Lamar Community College (LCC) graduate Ricardo Falcon was honored as the 2022 Alumnus of the Year during commencement activities on May 6 and 7. Falcon joined the more than 40 former Lopes, including doctors, judges, professors, entrepreneurs, and an Academy Award winner who received the title. Mr. Falcon was nominated by […]

Lamar City Council Tables Ordinances

Lamar City Council Tables Ordinances

  Following their May 9th work session to discuss two pending ordinances, the Lamar City Council tabled both during its regular session, pending additional discussion.  One ordinance concerns a fee and fine structure for buildings which are being left vacant by owners who have not been adhering to municipal codes for safety, adherence to code […]