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Dollar General Bid Nixed in Holly Trustees Vote

Dollar General Bid Nixed in Holly Trustees Vote

    The Holly Trustees, by a six to nothing vote, decided not to accept a $70,000 bid from Vaquero Ventures – Dollar General for frontage property owned by the Town.  Action on Resolution 2021-9 was a portion of the agenda for the April 7th Trustees meeting.  The town had put out a bid on […]

Mask Mandate Update for Prowers County

Mask Mandate Update for Prowers County

  The Prowers County Commissioners, Lamar City Council and the Prowers County Department of Public Health would like to inform the citizens of Prowers County that we are in the Green dial and masks are no longer required, except in the below instances, per the State of Colorado Department of Health.  The updated Executive Order […]

If Not You, Then Who?

If Not You, Then Who?

  Each April, during National Child Abuse Prevention Month, communities across Colorado come together to challenge one another to do more to promote healthy child development, strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. We have seen the power people in Colorado have to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of both kids and […]

Prowers County Receives Covid Upgrade to Green Level

Prowers County Receives Covid Upgrade to Green Level

    Prowers County is now Level GREEN on the dial https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial.  The update was issued by the Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment on Wednesday, March 23, 2021. What does this mean for the county? Restaurants can now open at full capacity. Restrictions are lifted except for: The following businesses and activities […]

Bring on the Beef!

Bring on the Beef!

    Hamburger sales at restaurants around Colorado probably took a slight nose-dive in view of the Meat-Ins which were held around the state this past Saturday, March 20th, a response to a state declaration that suggested residents do without beef for that day. The local response was pretty well heard around southeast Colorado as […]

Lamar Chamber Prepares for Lamar Days

Lamar Chamber Prepares for Lamar Days

    Lamar Days will be held over two days this year, Friday May 14th and Saturday May 15th including plans for a traditional downtown parade to celebrate Lamar’s 135th anniversary. This year’s theme is, “The Spirit of Country Comes Alive with Lamar Days, 2021”. Vendors should start thinking about contacting the chamber at 336-4379 […]

Prowers County Farm Bureau Hosting March 20th Meat-In

Prowers County Farm Bureau Hosting March 20th Meat-In

    Free food will be provided by the Prowers County Farm Bureau at two locations on Saturday, March 20th, a counter-point to a recent declaration of holding meatless meals throughout Colorado on that day. Servings will be held at the Lamar Welcome Center Parking Lot from noon to 2pm, featuring hamburgers and hot dogs. […]

New Vaccine Qualifiers as of March 5th in Colorado

New Vaccine Qualifiers as of March 5th in Colorado

  DENVER-  Governor Jared Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the State’s efforts to vaccinate Coloradans. During his remarks, Governor Polis was joined by Brigadier General Scott Sherman and CDPHE Incident Commander Scott Bookman. “Equitable distribution of the vaccine is a top priority for Colorado and to continue […]

National Consumer Protection Week Underway in Colorado

National Consumer Protection Week Underway in Colorado

  March 1, 2021 (DENVER)—Attorney General Phil Weiser kicked off National Consumer Protection Week today by unveiling the list of the top 10 consumer complaints and inquiries his office received in 2020, which included airlines’ response to upended travel, robocalls, and pandemic purchase scams. Last year, consumers filed a record-breaking 12,130 complaints and inquiries with […]

Atmos Energy Addresses Customer Bills Following Historic Winter Storms

Atmos Energy Addresses Customer Bills Following Historic Winter Storms

  LAMAR, Colorado – Feb. 23, 2021 – Atmos Energy understands customer concerns that the recent extreme weather may affect their natural gas bills, so we want to assure customers that bills in the near term will not include any of the unusually high gas prices from the historic winter storms. Atmos Energy does not […]

Prowers County to Extend COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

Prowers County to Extend COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

  Beginning today, February 24, 2021, Prowers County is again offering grants to assist small businesses in Prowers County that have been adversely affected by COVID-19. The grants will be paid from the County’s available allocation of federal relief funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Grants are available to assist […]

Prowers County, “Feeling Blue and Liking It”

Prowers County, “Feeling Blue and Liking It”

    Prowers County is now operating at the Blue Level regarding the numbers of persons who may congregate at businesses or attend community or retail operations. The County managed to lower the number of related COVID-19 cases to a level in which the county made the official switch from Yellow to Blue Level as […]

Arkansas River Power Authority – Business Operations – Janury 2021

Arkansas River Power Authority – Business Operations – Janury 2021

  ARPA Retires its Power Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds Series 2010: ARPA directed UMB Bank, its bond trustee, to retire ARPA’s 2010 Bonds effective January 15, in the amount of $15,066,966. The retirement of the Bonds will reduce the Authority’s annual debt service by $1.23 million and was instrumental in ARPA’s ability to implement […]

Colorado to Commemorate Bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail Throughout 2021

Colorado to Commemorate Bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail Throughout 2021

  Efforts Aim to Bring Visitors to Canyons & Plains Region   February 5, 2021 — Two hundred years ago, the Santa Fe Trail was America’s first international highway. Merchants traveled through what is now Colorado, including Prowers County, to trade goods between the United States and Mexico. Today, organizers of the bicentennial commemoration are […]

LUB Starts Work for 2021

LUB Starts Work for 2021

  The Lamar Utilities Board began their 2021 meeting sessions on Tuesday, January 12th continuing to observe pandemic protocols. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh informed the board of continuing upgrades to sections of the plant including the 5-4kv distribution circuits power protection relays in the plant. The current relays date back to the 1960s. No […]