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City of Lamar Reopens Skate Park

City of Lamar Reopens Skate Park

  Lamar, Colorado – The City of Lamar, upon consultation with the Governor’s office, was advised there are no current restrictions that direct the closure of skate parks. Based upon this new information, the City is excited to re-open the Skate Park to the public. This was a cooperative effort between the City of Lamar, […]

City of Lamar Extends “Free Dump Weekend” By One Weekend Per Month

City of Lamar Extends “Free Dump Weekend” By One Weekend Per Month

    Lamar, Colorado – In response to the cancellation of the City-Wide Clean Up amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Lamar Landfill & Transfer Station Free Dump Weekend will be extended by one weekend per month, for only the months of May and June 2020. The days are as follow: May – 16, […]

New Tourism Website Showcases Prowers County

New Tourism Website Showcases Prowers County

  Discover Prowers County’s beauty, history, and outdoor recreation on its new tourism website www.VisitProwersCounty.com Lamar, Colorado, May 6, 2020 — The Prowers County Lodging Tax Board, a board of officials charged with promoting tourism in Prowers County in southeastern Colorado, announced the launch of its new website, www.VisitProwersCounty.com, the most comprehensive resource for anyone […]

How a COVID-19 Case is Managed by Health Care

How a COVID-19 Case is Managed by Health Care

      The Prowers Journal contacted Meagan Hillman, Director of Prowers County Public Health and Environment, who replied on HIPAA regulations which outline privacy requirements for patients. (HIPAA-Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. Perhaps it is best […]

Prowers County Has Another New Positive Case of COVID-19 (County COVID Count Climbs to Eight)

Prowers County Has Another New Positive Case of COVID-19 (County COVID Count Climbs to Eight)

Please note that this is a fluid and frequently changing situation! Your patience is appreciated.  Prowers County has a new confirmed positive case of COVID-19. This brings our total to three positive, five probable for a total of 8. Zero deaths and zero hospitalizations have occurred at this time.  • Public health practitioners are investigating. […]

PATS-Prowers Area Transit Open for Limited Service

PATS-Prowers Area Transit Open for Limited Service

Prowers Area Transit has reopened as of today, Monday, May 4, 2020, with restrictions. We are only going to Grocery stores: Walmart, Safeway and Farmers Market; We are only going to Pharmacies: Walmart, Safeway and Willow Creek Pharmacy; We are only going to Medical Sites with Appointments: We are only doing 24 hours in advance reservations. […]

ARPA Board Elects Directors, Notes Anticipated Revenue Decline Due to Virus

ARPA Board Elects Directors, Notes Anticipated Revenue Decline Due to Virus

    Election of Arkansas River Power Authority board of officers showed no change in the directors’ line-up from 2019-2020 during the monthly meeting, Thursday, April 30th. Officers are: Rick Stwalley-President, Lorenz Sutherland-Vice President, Gary Cranson-Treasurer, Arvenia Morris-Secretary and Rick Rigel as ARPA General Manager. Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted under the operating […]

City of Lamar Submits Variance Support Letter in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

City of Lamar Submits Variance Support Letter in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The City of Lamar is committed to continue to follow guidelines set forth by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Governor of the State of Colorado. However, the City of Lamar understands that we do not have the same challenges that larger communities in Colorado face and strongly supports a variance […]

Life Continues at the Lamar Animal Shelter

Life Continues at the Lamar Animal Shelter

    Despite the quarantine scenario in the state, our pets have noticed only that we’re been getting underfoot lately. But life at the Lamar Animal Shelter, according to director Sarah McCloskey, continues in a scaled-down version of daily events. Code Enforcement numbers have dwindled since the beginning of the Shelter in Place and Safer […]

LHS Graduation Parade Plans for Sunday, May 17th

LHS Graduation Parade Plans for Sunday, May 17th

  LHS has announced their plans to have a graduation parade for the Class of 2020 on May 17, based on a vote by the student body. The parade will begin at 2pm, but all students participating need to be staged at LHS at 12:30 to receive diplomas and have their photo taken. Graduation parade: […]

COVID-19 Community Test Site

COVID-19 Community Test Site

Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) is proud to partner with High Plains Community Health Center (HPCHC) and Prowers Medical Center to provide a COVID-19 community testing site to expand community testing in our area. A person should call their PCP if they have these symptoms: Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to […]

Municipal Swimming Pool Closed in Responseto the COVID-19 Pandemic

Municipal Swimming Pool Closed in Responseto the COVID-19 Pandemic

  The City of Lamar is committed to follow guidelines set forth by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Governor of the State of Colorado. In compliance with the State of Colorado Safer at Home order​s​, the City of Lamar must close the Municipal Swimming Pool for the 2020 season. The […]

Southeast Health Group Prepares for Gradual Reopening

Southeast Health Group Prepares for Gradual Reopening

      La Junta, April 27, 2020- In accordance with government regulations and guidance, as well as the local public health department, Southeast Health Group (SHG) has developed a plan to slowly reopen face-to-face services. Additional precautions will be put in place for the safety of all clients and staff members, as this gradual […]

Lamar Community College Granted Over $500,000 in Relief From CARES Act

Lamar Community College Granted Over $500,000 in Relief From CARES Act

Half of the funds will go directly to students impacted by COVID-19   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lamar, CO) – Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law last month, Lamar Community College will be granted $588,420, half of which must go directly to students whose education has been impacted by […]

Lamar Utility Board Purchasing Replacement Equipment

Lamar Utility Board Purchasing Replacement Equipment

    The Lamar Utility Board met via teleconferencing this past Tuesday, April 28th and took action to replace various line materials, LED yard and street lights, and raptor protection devices. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh noted the LED lighting is for stock inventory used to maintain street and yard lighting. Four bids were received […]