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National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

  Spotter Training Available Across Southern Colorado through May The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN with partner organizations. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters across the country. These volunteers learn to […]

Construction Work Begins on Commercial Street Bridge

Construction Work Begins on Commercial Street Bridge

    Detour signs have been posted along Avenida Colonia and Commercial Streets in Lamar, now that the Commercial Street Bridge has been torn down, making way for a new, 50-foot-wide span crossing the Lamar Canal. The Lamar City Council finalized the agreement with Tricon 2, LLC for construction of the bridge during its January […]

Lamar Chamber Sets Annual Banquet, Invites Nominations for Awards

Lamar Chamber Sets Annual Banquet, Invites Nominations for Awards

    Details for the 2020 Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet were discussed by Chamber President, Clifford Boxley and board members during their monthly meeting, Thursday, February 20. The banquet, including dinner, will be held at the Lamar Eagles Lodge on Wednesday, April 8th. This will mark the 99th anniversary of the banquet held by […]

State Ag Commissioner Guest Speaker at Conservation District Annual

State Ag Commissioner Guest Speaker at Conservation District Annual

    Colorado State Agriculture Commissioner, Kate Greenburg, was guest speaker this past Tuesday, February 18th for the Prowers Conservation District’s annual meeting at the Home Ec Building at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Greenburg, who is beginning her second year in office, first visited the area this past summer during a meet and greet held […]

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Form

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Form

  The Lamar School District is seeking volunteers to participate in the interviews of finalists for the superintendent of schools position. If you wish to participate, please complete the attached application and return it to Terri Farmer at terri.farmer@lamarschools.org. Additionally, you should have the following times available: Two-hour training session to be held on April […]

County Begins Funding Process for Fairgrounds Improvements

County Begins Funding Process for Fairgrounds Improvements

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved SECOG grant applications for improvements to the county fairgrounds and a building sign for the Prowers County Annex. Approval was given during the commissioner’s February 18th meeting and the applications are being sent next month. The county is applying for $2,700 to purchase several metal picnic tables, coated […]

ARPA Business Operations – FEBRUARY 2020

ARPA Business Operations – FEBRUARY 2020

    Town of Holly Appoints Mike Tanner to ARPA Board Of Directors. Mike Tanner, who recently accepted the position of Administrator for the Town of Holly, was appointed to a five-year term on the ARPA Board of Directors by the Holly Board of Trustees. Mr. Tanner moved to Holly from Barling, AR. He holds […]

Meat Packing Proposal Discussed by Granada Trustees

Meat Packing Proposal Discussed by Granada Trustees

    Granada Trustees voted to approve a letter of intent to supply water and electricity to businessman Curtis Temple who is proposing a small-scale slaughter, harvest and processing facility in Granada in the vicinity of Camp Amache. Temple explained the operation would be filling a need for the area with the construction of a […]

LUB Takes Preventative Steps for Wind Turbines

LUB Takes Preventative Steps for Wind Turbines

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, presented the monthly system operating report to the board on Tuesday, February 11th, noting that wind turbine generation data for 2019 showed that Lamar’s three turbines have generated 9,949.82 MWH’s of electricity, which is about 6.12% lower than in 2018. The turbines have an average capacity factor of […]

New City Administrator Hosted

New City Administrator Hosted

  A public welcoming reception for new Lamar City Administrator, Steve Kil, was held Monday, February 10, 2020, prior to the city council’s meeting. Kil began his official duties on February 3rd of this year, replacing former Administrator, John Sutherland. “I’ve been made to feel very welcome by the people of Lamar and the various […]

City of Lamar – January 2020 Sales and Use Tax Report

City of Lamar – January 2020 Sales and Use Tax Report

  Sales tax revenue collections for the City of Lamar began on a positive note for December sales, collected in January, 2020. City Sales Tax collections were up 5.14% for a total of $377,904 for 2020, compared to $359,434 for 2019 for a gain of $18,470. Use Tax collections were up 12.56% for a gain […]

Guide to Prowers County Democratic Caucus/Convention Assembly

Guide to Prowers County Democratic Caucus/Convention Assembly

    Only Prowers County residents registered as Democrats by Friday, February 14th, 2020 can vote on various actions, but all are welcome to the assembly which will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2020. The meeting begins at 2pm and will be a combination of County Caucus and County Convention/Assembly for all 13 Prowers […]

County Seeks Fair Board Applicants

County Seeks Fair Board Applicants

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill seven (7) positions on the Prowers County Fair Board with a term of three (3) years and will expire in February 2023. Any person living in Prowers County, at least 21 years of age, and […]

Retired Lamar Community College Coach Inducted to NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame

Retired Lamar Community College Coach Inducted to NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame

    Charlotte, NC – The NJCAA Baseball Coaches Association has selected four prominent head coaches for its 2020 Hall of Fame class, announced by the NJCAA National Office on Thursday. Among the four inductees was Scott Crampton of Lamar (CO) added to this year’s illustrious class. Scott Crampton arrived on campus at Lamar in […]

Gardner Secures $28 Million for the Arkansas Valley Conduit

Gardner Secures $28 Million for the Arkansas Valley Conduit

  Funds will be used to begin construction of critical drinking water infrastructure project in Southeastern Colorado Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced he secured $28 million of funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC) project, which will be provided by the Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation’s Fiscal Year […]