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Cold Justice TV Program to Highlight 1991 Homicide in Lamar

Cold Justice TV Program to Highlight 1991 Homicide in Lamar

    The Oxygen television network announced recently it will feature an episode at 4pm MST on Saturday March 9th, entitled “Golden Years Gone” which highlights the unsolved case of the shooting deaths of Curly and Darlene Culberth in Lamar in 1991. A press release details how the ‘Cold Justice’ investigator team travels around the […]

Viaero Erecting Shorter Broadband Tower on South 6th Street

Viaero Erecting Shorter Broadband Tower on South 6th Street

    This past June, the Lamar City Council denied a permit to erect a 100 foot wireless broadband communications tower at 207 South 6th Street, as requested by Viaero Wireless and Mountain Tower & Land LLC.  The Lamar Planning and Zoning Commission approved the request during their May meeting following a public hearing, but […]

Commissioners Appoint Board Members

Commissioners Appoint Board Members

    The Prowers County Commissioners made appointments to two boards during their regularly scheduled meeting, Tuesday, February 26th, reappointing Clifford Boxley to the County Planning commission for a term that will end February 2020.  There were only three submissions for four seats on the County Fair Board and Lane Malone, Wynter Dorenkamp and Gerry […]

Lamar Utilities Board Reschedules Meeting with Solar Customers

Lamar Utilities Board Reschedules Meeting with Solar Customers

      The Lamar Utility Board will reschedule a planned meeting with solar customers, tentatively set for March 12th at the Light Plant offices at 100 North Second Street.  The customers have been meeting with members of the Prowers Economic Prosperity board and will make a full presentation of their concerns regarding solar interconnect […]

National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

Spotter Training Available Across Southern Colorado March through May   The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN with partner organizations. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters across the country. These volunteers learn […]

Council Taking Steps for Future Outdoor Projects.

Council Taking Steps for Future Outdoor Projects.

      The Lamar City Council unanimously ratified an earlier phone poll for permission to apply for a $90,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. The action was taken during the Monday night Council meeting on February 25th.  The funds will help defray costs with the Nature Play Center to be built at Willow […]

Registration open for annual Girls in the Middle conference

Registration open for annual Girls in the Middle conference

Conference to be held Saturday, March 2 (Lamar, Colorado; February 22, 2019) The 11th Annual Girls in the Middle will be held this Saturday, March 2, at Lamar Community College.  Registration is now open for this one-day career exploration conference for area fifth through eighth grade girls. This year, Girls in the Middle attendees will […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Koffee Kamper and Kan Du Construction

Lamar Honkers Visit Koffee Kamper and Kan Du Construction

  Members of the Lamar Honkers and Lamar Chamber Board of Directors spent a portion of their Friday afternoon visiting two businesses in Lamar, Koffee Kamper at 1002 North Main Street and Kan Du Construction at 1800 South Main Street. The Koffee Kamper is run by Shawnarae Falconburg and is open Tuesday through Friday from […]

Prowers County Commissioners OK Fairground Use

Prowers County Commissioners OK Fairground Use

    Several organizations were granted waivers for use of the Prowers County Fairgrounds for their scheduled events in 2019. The Prowers County Commissioners approved the rental of the fairgrounds for the annual Sand and Sage Roundup set for August 3rd through the 10th this year.  Axel Thurner, representing the Vaqueros Saddle Club and the […]

American Legion Presents PCSO with Certificate of Appreciation

American Legion Presents PCSO with Certificate of Appreciation

    Jesse Herrera, Commander for American Legion Post 71 and Legion member, Ernest Ramos, presented Prowers County Sheriff, Sam Zordel with a certificate of appreciation Thursday, afternoon, February 21st. “This is in support of American veterans and with the gratitude of Post 71,” said Herrera in the presentation. Ever since the VFW post on […]

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

    Pending available funding, the City of Lamar, in conjunction with Bustang and the Colorado Department of Transportation, should have a bus stop shelter developed for Bustang passengers. The service has been in operation for just about a year. Craig Brooks, Lamar’s Chief Building Official, told The Prowers Journal the city is developing a […]

LCC Planning a New Construction Phase on Campus Buildings

LCC Planning a New Construction Phase on Campus Buildings

LCC Planning a New Construction Phase on Campus Buildings   Lamar Community College recently finalized a Facilities Master Plan as required every ten years by the state. LCC President, Dr. Linda Lujan, remarked to the Prowers County Commissioners, the college was aided in the project by an architect firm .The College needs a current FMP […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Reviewing By-Laws Regarding Promotions

Prowers Lodging Panel Reviewing By-Laws Regarding Promotions

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel will begin to review their by-laws in support of a proposal to use Panel funding to promote Prowers County in general as well as specific events as they have in the past. Panel member, Chad Hart, suggested the current by-laws do allow a general advertising campaign which […]

Spring Break Maker Camp Returns to LCC Makerspace

Spring Break Maker Camp Returns to LCC Makerspace

      (Lamar, Colorado; February 19, 2019) The popular Spring Break Maker Camp will return to Lamar Community College’s Innovate & Make Space (I&MS) in March. During the week of March 11-15, the I&MS will host a series of classes with fun, hands-on projects for middle and high school students. Laura Misenheimer, manager of […]

DAR State Regent to Visit Lamar

DAR State Regent to Visit Lamar

Jeannine Angle Dobbins, State Regent Colorado State Society, NSDAR will be visiting Southeast Colorado on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Third Street Nest in Lamar. The Fort William Bent Chapter and the La Junta Chapter along with invited guests will be in attendance to hear her program ‘Treasures in the DAR Basement’. The program […]