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City Council Covers Varied Agenda

City Council Covers Varied Agenda

      The council appointed Roger Stagner as the City of Lamar’s replacement representative to the Arkansas River Power Authority, ARPA. He will replace John Sutherland who resigned his position this past July following his retirement.  Colleen Messersmith was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Lamar Housing Authority Board when the term of […]

Feathers Flies at State Fair Parade

Feathers Flies at State Fair Parade

    The Lamar Honkers represented the community in this year’s State Fair Parade in Pueblo, bringing the well-known mascot, “Feathers”, decorated to this year’s parade theme, ‘Horsing Around in Pueblo, since 1869’. While Feathers didn’t bring home a trophy, as has happened in some past years, she still managed to garner a lot of […]

New Playground Construction Underway at Willow Creek Park

New Playground Construction Underway at Willow Creek Park

    The eastern half of Willow Creek Park has undergone a lot of development over the past year with the addition of the skateboard facility and adjoining pavilions and now it’s time for an upgrade on the western side. Ground is now being cleared for construction of a Nature Play area on the western […]

Lamar Workforce Center Hosting Customer Appreciation and Job Fair Events Thursday, September 5

Lamar Workforce Center Hosting Customer Appreciation and Job Fair Events Thursday, September 5

This September is Workforce Development Month, an annual tradition in Colorado.  Throughout the month, the state’s Workforce Centers (a network of both state and county run employment and training offices) will be teaming with the Department of Labor and Employment to provide a variety of special events. Workforce Development Month began modestly in 2004 with […]

Lamar Train Depot Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Lamar Train Depot Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

    The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Passenger Depot has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was officially listed on July 19th, 2019. The process to register the historic building has taken over a year through a nomination form that was submitted through efforts of the Lamar Historic […]

Veteran’s Health Fair Set for August 28th

Veteran’s Health Fair Set for August 28th

  The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System is inviting area veterans to participate in their Health Fair set for Wednesday, August 28th at the VA Clinic at 1401 South Main Street in Lamar from 9am to 2pm.  Their goal is to provide area veterans with a comprehensive educational opportunity regarding each vet’s VA healthcare. […]

Pedal The Plains Cycling Tour Showcases the Uniqueness of Southeastern Colorado

Pedal The Plains Cycling Tour Showcases the Uniqueness of Southeastern Colorado

Highlighting Historical Sites of Lamar, Holly and Springfield   Denver, CO (August 15, 2019) — The 3-day tour Pedal The Plains (PTP) presented by Viaero Wireless will take participants on a 200-mile adventure as they cycle through the Southeastern Plains of Colorado where history runs deep from outlaws and bandits, to the Santa Fe Trail […]

PMC Update for Prowers County Commissioners

PMC Update for Prowers County Commissioners

    Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, shared the latest developments at the hospital with Prowers County Commissioners this past Tuesday, August 20th. Loveless said the transition to the end of summer has been mostly routine, but there has been activity with the annual back-to-school vaccines and sports physicals. “This is […]

County Planning Commission Approves GP Special Use Permit

County Planning Commission Approves GP Special Use Permit

      The Prowers County Planning Commission approved an amended Special Use Permit request from Karl Nyquist and Bill Grasmick of GP Aggregates and GP Irrigated, LLC-West Farm Pit, operating on County Road HH.5, west of and parallel to, the Burlington Northern railroad tracks east of Lamar. The lands are zoned as Irrigated Agricultural […]

Veterans’ Administration Representatives Hold Town Hall Meeting

Veterans’ Administration Representatives Hold Town Hall Meeting

    In an effort to maintain lines of communication and provide information updates for veterans in southeast Colorado, several representatives from the VA hosted a Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, August 20th at the Senior Citizen Center in Lamar. On hand were Greg Crenshaw, Veteran Experience Officer from the Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Katie […]

Big Timbers Museum Plans End of Summer Events

Big Timbers Museum Plans End of Summer Events

    The Big Timbers Museum in Prowers County has an active calendar for September. Kathleen Scranton, Museum Curator, told the Prowers County Commissioners, the Fort William Bent Chapter of the NSDAR will have a photo opportunity and mini dedication for their group on Saturday, September 7th.  The kiosks for the Santa Fe Trail Scenic […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Approves Historical Encampment Return to LCC

Prowers Lodging Panel Approves Historical Encampment Return to LCC

  A unanimous vote by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel helped pave the way for the return of the popular Lamar Community College Frontier History Encampment for September 27-28th.  The director, Kelley Emick, received $3,000 towards marketing for the event which has been held on campus every two years since 2005. Forty to sixty […]

Family Resource Center Options Discussed

Family Resource Center Options Discussed

    Lisa Thomas, coordinator of the Collaborative Management Program for Prowers County Department of Human Services, led a discussion of about the development of a Family Resource Center for Prowers County during an afternoon meeting at Brew Unto Others this past Monday, August 19th. “We’d like to begin a conversation about what a Family […]

Reed Selected as New Prowers County Coroner

Reed Selected as New Prowers County Coroner

    Dave Reed, a former officer with the Lamar Police Department, was selected by the Prowers County Commissioners to become the county’s new coroner. Reed, with his wife Heather looking on, took his oath of office from Judge Stan Brinkley Tuesday afternoon, August 20th,  at the Prowers County Courthouse. “We had eight applicants for […]

Annual Dog Day at Lamar Pool

Annual Dog Day at Lamar Pool

    Sometimes the dogs have better weather for their events than humans do. It was all sunshine this past Sunday, August 18th when the Lamar Municipal Pool opened their doors to all area dogs so they can frolic and owners can have some fun watching. This is the fourth year pool manager Carrie Smith […]