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Dr. Rosana Reyes named President of Lamar Community College

Dr. Rosana Reyes named President of Lamar Community College

November 17, 2022 (Denver) — Today, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced Dr. Rosana Reyes as the next president of Lamar Community College (LCC). Dr. Reyes, a transformative leader, educator, and administrator with more than 20 years of experience in building equitable pathways to and through higher education will assume the LCC […]

Lamar Public Works Department Quarterly Report

Lamar Public Works Department Quarterly Report

    Pat Mason, Lamar Public Works Director, presented the city council with the department’s quarterly report at their November 14th meeting. Mason said his department had to work around some of the problems that plague many areas of our daily life including staffing shortages, supply chain issues and increased costs for materials.  “We were […]

Thanksgiving Holiday News Release from City of Lamar

Thanksgiving Holiday News Release from City of Lamar

    All City of Lamar offices will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th, 2022 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.  The Community Building and the Public Library will also be closed.  The Community Building will reopen on Saturday, November 26th at regular hours.  All other city offices (including the City of Lamar […]

Lamar Utilities Board Finds Lower Cost Equipment Source

Lamar Utilities Board Finds Lower Cost Equipment Source

    Lamar Utility Board members ratified an earlier vote to cancel an agreement with one equipment provider when an earlier contract was bumped up due to rising production costs.  During its November 15th meeting, the board ratified a motion to cancel an order for pole mount and pad mount transformers with Stuart Irby and […]

Lamar Council Acts on Property Development

Lamar Council Acts on Property Development

    The Lamar City Council approved Resolution 22-11-01 which waives the liens attached to property located at 601-603 and 601.5 and 603.5 North 7th Street in Lamar.  The action was taken during the council’s November 14th meeting in an effort to keep properties throughout the city free of weeds, junk and debris as outlined […]

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report: September 2022

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report: September 2022

    Sales tax revenue for the City of Lamar increased a healthy 14.22% for this past September, registering an increase over last year at this same time of $52,282.  Collections for 2021 were $367,725 compared to $420,008.  Use tax collections fell off 11.67% for a drop of $3,766.  Total sales tax collections for September […]

Charge Point EV Stalls are Under Construction at Lamar Chamber

Charge Point EV Stalls are Under Construction at Lamar Chamber

    Additional electric vehicle charging stations will soon be available in Lamar as construction is underway for the Charge Point line of connecting points, adjacent to the stage at the Enchanted Forest. Excavation work began last week on the eastern side of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce parking lot, at the same location as […]

The Lassie Has Closed its Doors

The Lassie Has Closed its Doors

    Seventy-four years of customer service came to an end with the final Whale of a Sale at The Lassie at 212 South Main Street in Lamar this past Saturday, November 12th. Julie Vice, daughter of the owner, Beverly Augustine who passed away in February of this year, closed the doors and turned the […]

Veterans Day Observances

Veterans Day Observances

  Despite the brisk temperatures this past Friday, November 11, dozens of area residents showed their gratitude and respect for local veterans, attending the 11am ceremonies at the 9/11 Tri-State Memorial at Big Timbers Museum in Lamar and at the Lamar Eagles Lodge. Ty Harmon officiated at the master of ceremonies at the Memorial site […]

Prowers Medical Center Earns Trauma Center Designation

Prowers Medical Center Earns Trauma Center Designation

    LAMAR, COLO. — Prowers Medical Center has earned official designation as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Trauma centers are hospital emergency programs with the staffing, training, systems, and equipment necessary to care for seriously injured people. Trauma center levels are I, II, III, IV […]

UNOFFICIAL Voting Results at Colorado Amendments/Propositions/Races

UNOFFICIAL Voting Results at Colorado Amendments/Propositions/Races

  The Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s Office had 1,300 ballots delivered as of close of voting, so these local results may be subject to change. In general, the top state positions were retained by incumbent Democrats with Polis, Bennet, Griswold, Young and Weiser holding onto their respective seats.  Newly created District 8 went to […]

Lamar Ballot Question 300 Defeated by Voters UNOFFICIAL NUMBERS

Lamar Ballot Question 300 Defeated by Voters UNOFFICIAL NUMBERS

  1,300 ballots were delivered to the County Clerk’s Office as of the close of voting at 7pm Tuesday, so the outcome may change. Question 300 was intended to alter the City of Lamar’s home charter rule. Initiated through a petition, the question prohibited various actions and sales of marijuana and marijuana related materials or […]

Senior Center to Transfer Operations to City of Lamar

Senior Center to Transfer Operations to City of Lamar

  The Lamar City Council and Prowers County Commissioners came to an understanding for the continued operation of the Community Resource Center on East Olive Street following a joint work session Monday, November 7th. Both groups contribute financial support to maintain its operation, but there will be future changes that will shift responsibilities from the […]

Tri-State 9/11 Veterans Day Program

Tri-State 9/11 Veterans Day Program

The Tri-State 9/11 Veterans Day Program will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 11am at the 9/11 Memorial off Highway 50 at the Big Timbers Museum. Ty Harmon will be the master of ceremonies with Pastor Manuel Tamez leading the gathering in prayer.  The local members of the Boy Scouts of America Honor […]

Western Healthcare® Named Hospitalist Physician Staffing Partner for Prowers Medical Center

Western Healthcare® Named Hospitalist Physician Staffing Partner for Prowers Medical Center

  (DALLAS, TX) –Western Healthcare®, a leading national provider of physician staffing services, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Prowers Medical Center in Lamar, Colorado. Effective November 1, 2022, Western Healthcare will be staffing the Medical/Surgical unit with healthcare providers, allowing for 24/7 acute in-patient hospital care to Lamar and surrounding communities. “Our […]