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Alta Vista Receives Irwin Academic Award

Alta Vista Receives Irwin Academic Award

  Alta Vista Charter School Principal, Talara Coen, announced last year the school was selected for the John Irwin Award for Academic Achievement under guidelines from the Colorado Department of Education. “We’re really excited to have been selected,” she said, adding that the school was also chosen for the annual award in 2007. “You need […]

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Underway

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Underway

  Following the announcement of retirement by Superintendent Dave Tecklenburg, the Lamar School District has commenced the search for a new superintendent. The District has engaged the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) to facilitate the process. The search process will begin effectively immediately with focus group meetings tentatively scheduled for February 10th. The focus […]

Colorado Employment Situation - December 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2019

      Employers in Colorado added 1,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from November to December for a total of 2,803,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,100 and government increased 300. November estimates were revised up to 2,802,100, and the over the month change from October to November […]

County Clerk Conducting Logic and Accuracy Testing

County Clerk Conducting Logic and Accuracy Testing

  The Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will be performing a Private and Public Logic and Accuracy Test of the election voting equipment. The Private Test is scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 2020 and the Public Test is Friday, January 31, 2020, to start at 9:00 a.m. for both days, in the County Commissioner’s […]

Prowers County Lodging Panel Starts 2020 with New Funding Guidelines

Prowers County Lodging Panel Starts 2020 with New Funding Guidelines

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel allocated the majority of their funding for events for 2020 this past Tuesday, January 21st. The budgeted contingency line item has about $9,000 left to cover any requests for the balance of the year, reduced from the usual $17,000 kept in reserves. This action comes from a […]

Remember Foundation for Alzheimer’s Fundraiser, A Night to Remember

Remember Foundation for Alzheimer’s Fundraiser, A Night to Remember

    Sometimes the success of an event isn’t always based on the number of people attending or the amount of funds raised for a worthy cause. In either case you’d like the numbers to be high, but you also want the attendees to have a good time and the first fundraising event for the […]

PEP Begins 2020 Focus

PEP Begins 2020 Focus

    The first Prowers Economic Development (PEP) meeting of 2020 was conducted in the economic development organization’s new headquarters at 223 South Main Street in Lamar. Tara Hosick, Interim Executive Director, welcomed the board and delegates as well as Clifford Boxley, the 2020 Lamar Chamber of Commerce President, who represented the organization with his […]

Covered Pool Partnerships Sought for Feasibility Study

Covered Pool Partnerships Sought for Feasibility Study

    Eric Niemeyer, Chief Executive Officer of High Plains Community Health Center, outlined the possibilities of developing a covered swimming pool for the Prowers County Commissioners Tuesday, January 14th. He approached the Lamar City Council in September with a memorandum of understanding to become a partner in financing a feasibility study for the project […]

Syracuse Dairy Adding Beef Cattle to Holly Operation

Syracuse Dairy Adding Beef Cattle to Holly Operation

    The Prowers County Planning Commission, following a public hearing on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, approved the request from Syracuse Dairy in Holly for an amendment to their Special Use Permit. The dairy intends to add about 20,000 head of beef cattle on their 610 acre operation south of Holly. The dairy consists of […]

LUB Begins 2020 with Financial Report and Board Candidate

LUB Begins 2020 with Financial Report and Board Candidate

    The Lamar Utility Board held its first meeting of 2020 and approved $707,237.61 in purchase orders from a total of $734,496.38 submitted for payment. Of that the ARPA power estimate for December was $647,508.04. Repairs for the gear box on wind turbine #4 were $17,110.22. Total payment of monthly bills amounted to $1,029,105.05. […]

Local students named to the fall 2019 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

Local students named to the fall 2019 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

        HAYS, Kan. – Local and area students from Colorado are among the 1,596 named by deans at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2019 semester. The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more […]

Auditions are Open for "Our Town"

Auditions are Open for “Our Town”

    The Trail Blazer Theatre group is open for auditions for one of the most well-recognized plays in America, “Our Town”. Written by Thornton Wilder, the three-act play, noted for its minimalistic stage set, presents the lives of New Hampshire residents, some of whom live and die in a small American town between 1901 […]

Lamar Council Takes Steps to Fund Economic and Infrastructure Projects

Lamar Council Takes Steps to Fund Economic and Infrastructure Projects

    The Lamar Planning and Zoning Commission approved the annexation of properties at 1408, 1412, 1412.5 and 1416 North Main Street in Lamar. This is an area of land formally known as Opel’s Pub as well as several adjacent buildings which have fallen into disrepair over the years. A public hearing was held by […]

November 2019 Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report

November 2019 Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report

      While the November Sales and Use Tax collected in December showed a strong gain at 7.55%, the YTD collections for the year were off 1.5%. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up $22,929 against last year with collections for 2018 at $303,556 and 2019 was $326,485. City Sales Tax for November […]

Buxton-Andrade and Grasmick Announce Re-election Bids

Buxton-Andrade and Grasmick Announce Re-election Bids

  Two Prowers County Commissioners, Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Tom Grasmick, have announced their candidacies for new terms as commissioners. Buxton-Andrade has served for seven years and Grasmick has been in office for the past three years. Buxton-Andrade represents District 3 in the county and Grasmick represents District One. Buxton-Andrade noted she has witnessed a shift […]