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BoCC Joins High Plains in National Health Center Proclamation

BoCC Joins High Plains in National Health Center Proclamation

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved a proclamation for National Health Center Week, August 4-18 in recognition of the valuable health services provided by High Plains Community Health Center in Lamar. Laurie Dimitt, Vice-President of Human Resources at the Center, along with several providers/employees, were on hand as she read from the proclamation, highlighting […]

LUB Ponders Cost of Replacement Transformer

LUB Ponders Cost of Replacement Transformer

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted plant crews replaced the T-3 wind turbine’s main bearings and collector ring as well as the installation of five, man-lifts on all five wind turbines.  He said the devices will help improve efficiency and reduce stress on the wind turbine crew during the August 9th Utility Board […]

Council Gains More Background on Tiny Home Specs

Council Gains More Background on Tiny Home Specs

  Mark Westoff, co- founder of Sangre de Cristo Tiny Homes, met with the Lamar City Council for a work session Monday, August 8th, to discuss regulations concerning establishing tiny homes ordinances in the city.  The council has discussed some ramifications of having the small-sized homes, approximately 400 square feet, within the city limits during […]

Lamar Rotary Highlights Community Service/History by the Eaton Family

Lamar Rotary Highlights Community Service/History by the Eaton Family

  The Lamar Rotary began its “Still Standing” series this past Thursday, July 28th, for the new Rotary year with the Eaton’s as our featured guests.  As a special treat, we had grandson Braxton, who is Dawni and Shannon O’Bryan’s son, tell us about his recent experiences in the National High School Rodeo finals in […]

City Sales Tax Report Posts Another Monthly Gain

City Sales Tax Report Posts Another Monthly Gain

    The June, 2022 Lamar Tax Revenue collection report shows a 10.10% increase over the same time last year, with a gain of $38,241, putting total collections for the month at $416,781 compared to $378,540 in 2021.  Use Tax collections were down 14.36% for a decrease of $5,846.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections […]

Dancing Dawn Sculpture at Bi-Centennial Park

Dancing Dawn Sculpture at Bi-Centennial Park

The Southeast Colorado Arts Council has added a sculpture, “The Dancing Dawn” at the eastern end of the park for permanent display. The artwork, by former local resident, Jeremy Cooper, was erected by him as part of a long-range plan by the Council to establish a walking artwork display in future years.  Council president, Rose […]

Ribbon Cutting Held for MRI Unit at PMC

Ribbon Cutting Held for MRI Unit at PMC

    “After several years of planning, we’re celebrating the official grand opening of Prowers Medical Center’s MRI unit with our ribbon cutting,” said PMC, Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bryant during the ceremony Wednesday morning, July 27th at the hospital. “This new suite will provide a more comfortable experience for our patients, faster testing times […]

Shooting Victims Named in Lamar Triple Shooting

Shooting Victims Named in Lamar Triple Shooting

(July 27, 2022—Lamar, CO)—Through the Prowers County Coroner’s Office and Lamar Police Department, the names of those involved in the triple shooting in Lamar, Colorado have been released. 24-year-old Jourden White shot three people living in the Lamar Apartments (700 Block of Mullen St.) in Lamar just before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23rd.  White […]

LUB Gets Recap on Power Outages

LUB Gets Recap on Power Outages

On Sunday, July 17, turbine T-3 tripped offline due to a generator fault.  The turbine was scheduled for generator main bearing and collector ring replacement and IPS Wind Turbine Services was on site as of Monday, July 25th to effect repairs and replacements. Light Plant Superintendent Houssin Hourieh also reviewed the power loss from Tuesday, […]

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) Hosting Resource Fairs and Town Hall Meetings for Veterans

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) Hosting Resource Fairs and Town Hall Meetings for Veterans

      VA ECHCS provides health care to Veterans in Eastern Colorado and surrounding states. Through a series of resource, Veterans, along with their spouses and caregivers, will get one-on-one support with understanding, accessing and using VA benefits and services. VA ECHCS Director Michael Kilmer will finish the fairs with town halls, encouraging an […]

Carson Carere Highlights Scholarship Efforts for Lamar Rotary

Carson Carere Highlights Scholarship Efforts for Lamar Rotary

  Carson Carere, a former Lamar High School senior and 2021/2022 Colorado DECA State President, was guest speaker at the Lamar Rotary Club’s weekly meeting this past Thursday, July 21st.  An accomplished student and athlete, Carson is a Boettcher Scholarship recipient who will pursue a finance degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder. While […]

Lamar City Council Plans Future Discussion on Tiny Homes

Lamar City Council Plans Future Discussion on Tiny Homes

      The Lamar City Council decided to table a continued discussion on the regulation of Tiny Homes which might be constructed in the city.  Three issues came from the June 27th meeting and were discussed during a joint meeting of Planning and Zoning and Adjustment and Appeals Boards.   Proposed regulations for consideration include […]

Shooting Investigation in Lamar Continues

Shooting Investigation in Lamar Continues

July 25, 2022 – CBI – Lamar, CO – The investigation of a shooting that killed two and injured one in Lamar, Colorado over the weekend continues. Police believe a 24-year-old male shot three people living in the Lamar Apartments (700 Block of Mullen St.) in Lamar just before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23rd.  The suspect then […]

Honkers at Nomad Chiropractic

Honkers at Nomad Chiropractic

  Members of the Lamar Chamber Honkers and Chamber board members recently welcomed a new business in Lamar, Nomad Chiropractic at 10 Forrest Street in Lamar. Owned by Dr. Sarah Schroeder Nieschburg, Nomad Chiropractic offers a variety of adjustment services (use of table, manual adjustments and activator), also offers targeted muscle work and sports physicals.  […]

Monarch Butterflies are now an Endangered Species

Monarch Butterflies are now an Endangered Species

A beloved visitor to summer gardens is officially an endangered species.The migratory monarch butterfly—the iconic subspecies common to North America—was declared endangered today by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global leading authority on the status of biological diversity.The butterfly, known for its twice-yearly, 2,500-mile journey across the continent between its summer and […]