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CPW Using Low Altitude Helicopters for Deer/Elk Count

CPW Using Low Altitude Helicopters for Deer/Elk Count

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Beginning Dec. 6, Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists will assess deer and elk populations by conducting low-altitude helicopter flights in southeast Colorado, west of Interstate 25. Then in mid- to late-December, biologists will launch similar helicopter flights in the southeastern plains of Colorado to the east of I-25. Southeast Region residents […]

Lamar School District RE-2 High School Logo Committee Nomination Information

Lamar School District RE-2 High School Logo Committee Nomination Information

December 1, 2021 In response to SB21-116 Concerning the Prohibition of American Indian Mascots in Colorado Schools, the Lamar RE-2 Board of Education conducted a community meeting in July. At that meeting a timeline for the adoption of a new logo for Lamar High School was shared. While SB21-116 is currently being challenged legally, the […]

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

The Lamar Rotary and Interact Clubs are sponsoring a fun event, their traditional Kid’s Christmas with Santa Claus on Saturday, December 11th from 11am to 2pm at the Enchanted Forest on East Beech Street. The kids will enjoy their visit with Santa and his pet reindeer, Rotar, take a free train ride, enjoy hot chocolate, […]

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold Announces Certification of Colorado’s 2021 Coordinated Election

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold Announces Certification of Colorado’s 2021 Coordinated Election

  DENVER, Colo– Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced yesterday the certification of the 2021 Coordinated Election. “Colorado’s 2021 Coordinated Election again proves that our state’s election system is the nation’s gold standard,” said Secretary Griswold.  “Once again I’m proud that we conducted a seamless election and that over 1.5 million Coloradans made their […]

Hands Off the Toys, Grinch!

Hands Off the Toys, Grinch!

  The Colorado State Patrol and Port of Entry volunteers at the Lamar Walmart had an unexpected visit from the infamous Grinch, Friday, November 26th during their annual toy drive the day following Thanksgiving.  Perhaps he was just adding well wishes for a generous season of donations as the last thing you want to do […]

Sparrowhouse Ministries Serves those in Need  UPDATE-December Schedule

Sparrowhouse Ministries Serves those in Need UPDATE-December Schedule

  Sparrowhouse Ministries served 540 persons this past Saturday, November 20th from their headquarters at 907 South 3rd Street in Lamar.  While the facility, the former Calvary Baptist Church, offers about 10,000 square feet of storage space, not all of the pantries and freezers remain full.  Directors Joel and Veronica Jacoby said they had some […]

County-/-City Discuss Areas of Common Concerns

County-/-City Discuss Areas of Common Concerns

Lamar Mayor and Mayor Pro-tem, Kirk Crespin and Anne-Marie Crampton met recently with the Prowers County Commissioners to discuss some elements of mutual concern; the on-going 3 Mile Intergovernmental Agreement, shared costs to maintain Prowers Area Transit Service and the application of building permits. Historically, county customers receiving city services pay a rate double to […]

Update on Wind Turbine Longevity from LUB

Update on Wind Turbine Longevity from LUB

  Through the end of October, the plant’s wind turbines have generated 10,729.10 MWh’s of electricity which is about 2.89% lower than the same period a year ago.  Crews discovered trace amounts of metal shavings in the gearbox filter of turbine T-4 and they will flush and replace the gearbox oil.  The turbines have an […]

Zonta Graphics Against Gender Violence on Display

Zonta Graphics Against Gender Violence on Display

    A first glance makes you think someone has scribbled graffiti on the sidewalk, but once you’ve read the message, you get a different assessment on the situation. This year, as in year’s past, the Zonta Club of Prowers County, a part of Zonta International, is taking part in the 16 day-long Zonta Says […]

Council Approves Land Purchase

Council Approves Land Purchase

    The Lamar City Council approved buying two, twenty-foot parcels of land adjacent to the property at 1002 North Main Street.  During a prior meeting on November 8th, the council expressed its willingness for the purchase, but tabled the matter pending receipt of the contracts from a potential business developer and a review by […]

Route for the 2021 Annual Lamar Chamber Parade of Lights

Route for the 2021 Annual Lamar Chamber Parade of Lights

    The annual Parade of Lights will begin at 6pm on Friday, December 3rd.  All entries will line up at the Lamar Swimming Pool parking lot.  The route will begin on Parkview Street to East Cedar, turning west to 4th Street and proceed north onto Oak Street.  From Oak, the route will head to […]

Moonlight Madness People Choice Awards

Moonlight Madness People Choice Awards

      The Lamar Chamber of Commerce recently awarded the participants in the Moonlight Madness, “People’s Choice Awards” for the best decorated window display this year. Rose Garcia took 3rd place for the High Plains Insurance drawing, Ginger Coberley and Jocelyn Rayne accepted the 2nd place prize for Darlene Mancia and 1st place went […]

New MRI Unit Arrives at Prowers Medical Center

New MRI Unit Arrives at Prowers Medical Center

  The long-awaited MRI unit, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, arrived at Prowers Medical Center this past Tuesday, November 16th.  Amber Rider, Project Manager for Prowers Medical Center, provided a detailed tour of the new offices and suites that will accommodate the 10,000-pound imaging unit and associated equipment.   MRIs help providers diagnose various diseases and injuries, […]

Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) Names Guzman Energy as Wholesale Power Provider

Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) Names Guzman Energy as Wholesale Power Provider

Joint action agency continues to stabilize and reduce wholesale power rates for Colorado communities DENVER & LAMAR, Colo. – November 18, 2021 – Today, the Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) announced the selection of Guzman Energy as a wholesale power supplier to the agency. ARPA supplies reliable wholesale electric power to the Colorado communities of Holly, La […]

Annual LHS DECA Chapter Coat Drive

Annual LHS DECA Chapter Coat Drive

(Lamar, Colorado, November 17, 2021) The Lamar High School DECA Chapter coat drive is underway. Donations can be taken to Washington Elementary, Parkview Elementary, Alta Vista Charter School, and Lamar High School. The goal is to have all goods donated by December 2, 2021, in order for coats, hats and gloves to be distributed as […]