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Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Project Begins in Lamar, Colorado

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Project Begins in Lamar, Colorado

  System Upgrades Increase Safety & Reliability While Decreasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions LAMAR, Colo. (July 6, 2020) –Atmos Energy is about to embark on another round of pipe replacement projects to further increase the safety and reliability of its natural gas delivery system as well as decrease greenhouse gas emissions throughout Colorado. Beginning Tuesday, July […]

Lamar Nursing Program Waives a Requirement for Admission

Lamar Nursing Program Waives a Requirement for Admission

(Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College Nursing Program is waiving the requirement of the Kaplan Admission Assessment Exam as a requirement for admission into the program for the Fall 2020 semester. All other requirements remain in effect, including the successful completion of all prerequisite coursework and GPA of 2.5 or greater. “Now is the best time […]

CDPHE Amends Safer-At-Home Public Health Order for Pro Sports and Bar Closings

CDPHE Amends Safer-At-Home Public Health Order for Pro Sports and Bar Closings

      DENVER, July 1, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released an amended Public Health Order 20-28 for the Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors phase. The order is effective until July 30. The new guidance and changes are as follows: Professional sports may resume pre-season […]

Lamar Library Announces Writing Contest Winners, COVID-19 Restrictions Remain

Lamar Library Announces Writing Contest Winners, COVID-19 Restrictions Remain

  The Lamar Library is accepting ten patrons at a time and social distancing will continue to be in place. Reservations are required for most services including use of computers. Your full name, email and phone number will be asked of each patron using the library. Masks will be required to be worn during the […]

City of Lamar Firework Guidelines

City of Lamar Firework Guidelines

The day of our great nations independence is almost upon us! With this we would like to recap what fireworks are permissible (and what are not). Please keep in mind, if you purchase fireworks over state lines, bring them back and fire them, you may be violating state statutes and city ordinances. Here is the […]

2020 Will be a Dry Year

2020 Will be a Dry Year

  With the end of June marking the half year on the calendar, precipitation reports for southeast Colorado are stark. On June 22, Governor Jared Polis requested activation of Colorado’s Drought Task Force and Phase 2 of the State Drought Mitigation and Response Plan as drought conditions deepen, reaching more than 81% of the state, […]

COVID Case at Lamar McDonald's

COVID Case at Lamar McDonald’s

PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 06/30/2020 As of this morning, a second positive case of COVID-19 was resulted for an employee of McDonald’s in Lamar. The location has been closed for deep cleaning. They are cooperating with our ongoing investigation. No direct increased risk to the public has been […]

LCC Ranks High in State Online Academic Achievements

LCC Ranks High in State Online Academic Achievements

      LCC Ranked #1 Best 2-Year Online College in Colorado, #5 Best Online Community College in Colorado (Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) is being recognized as one of the elite online colleges in Colorado. In January, it was ranked Colorado’s #1 Best 2-year Online College by Affordable Colleges Online, and recently […]

PMC Establishing Responses for a Potential Fall Virus Surge

PMC Establishing Responses for a Potential Fall Virus Surge

  Prowers Medical Center continues to deal with COVID-19 on several fronts according to Karen Bryan, Chief Executive Officer. She briefed the Prowers County Commissioners on June 23rd to address some areas as pandemic protocols remain status quo, and discussions are underway to relax some older restrictions at the hospital while still maintaining safety for […]

Lamar Council Details Progress for Funding to Develop Local Economy

Lamar Council Details Progress for Funding to Develop Local Economy

    The City of Lamar and other Prowers County communities will receive financial funding through the federally originated Cares Act, designed to aid communities impacted by COVID-19. Funding is allowed by way of population with Prowers County set to receive $1,044,201 which will be divided among the six local governmental entities. Lamar’s population, at […]

Economic Forecast Shows Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic

Economic Forecast Shows Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic

    DENVER – The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) released its quarterly economic forecast Friday, June 19, 2020.   “This global pandemic has had a terrible impact on the economy and our way of life. Coloradans are resilient, innovative, and talented and we will get through this challenging time together. While […]

Colorado Job Situation for May 2020

Colorado Job Situation for May 2020

  Employers in Colorado added 68,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,539,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 80,800 and government declined by 12,000. April estimates were revised down to 2,471,100, and the over the month change from March to April was […]

Lamar Stands to Receive $5M from State A.G. for Housing Rehab Project

Lamar Stands to Receive $5M from State A.G. for Housing Rehab Project

  The City of Lamar stands to receive $5 million from the state Attorney General’s office which will be used to either demolish or upgrade as many as 133 housing units within the city limits. City Administrator, Steve Kil, and Dr. Linda Lujan, President of Lamar Community College, provided details to the Prowers Economic Prosperity […]

Lamar Elks Celebrate Flag Day

Lamar Elks Celebrate Flag Day

      June 14th, 2020 Lamar Elks along with the VFW and the Boy Scouts of Troop 218 Celebrated Flag Day with the Pledge of Allegiance, a history and presentation of our Country’s flags and how they came to be. Flag Day: An Elks Tradition Patriotism has characterized the Benevolent and Protective Order of […]

Welding Student Project Installed at LCC

Welding Student Project Installed at LCC

  (Lamar, CO) – A welding installation was erected on the Lamar Community College (LCC) campus this Spring. Concurrent enrollment students in LCC’s Welding Program completed a learning-based project on campus to create a large “LCC.” Each letter weighs between 300 and 400 lbs. They are made from ¼” plate metal, and were finished with petenia. […]