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County Planning Commission Approves GP Aggregate Expansion

County Planning Commission Approves GP Aggregate Expansion

  The Prowers County Planning Commission voted to approve an amended Special Use Permit application for the West Farm Gravel Pit, to adjust the boundaries of their Department of Reclamation, Mining and Safety Permit during a public hearing held Wednesday, March 31st at the Home Ec Building at the Prowers County Fairgrounds.  This will allow […]

Here Comes Scooters

Here Comes Scooters

    A Scooters coffee shop will be coming to Lamar in the near future. “I think it will be up in under 90 days, perhaps seven to eight weeks, once they get going,” remarked Dale Willhite of Holly, the owner of the new franchise. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday morning, April 1st […]

If Not You, Then Who?

If Not You, Then Who?

  Each April, during National Child Abuse Prevention Month, communities across Colorado come together to challenge one another to do more to promote healthy child development, strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. We have seen the power people in Colorado have to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of both kids and […]

Lamar Community College, Providing Innovations for the Future

Lamar Community College, Providing Innovations for the Future

    Lamar Community College has been creating new educational opportunities for its students over the past year, while at the same time, the college administration has taken steps to improve the overall lifestyle of students for the summer and fall semester. LCC President, Dr. Linda Lujan, explained in a recent interview, that while the […]

Utility Board Meets with Brief Agenda

Utility Board Meets with Brief Agenda

    The Lamar Utility Board approved $42,466.83 in purchase orders during its brief meeting on Tuesday, March 23rd.  Total purchase orders amounted to $58,042.37; total bills approved for payment totaled $722,689.48 which included the monthly power purchase from Arkansas River Power Authority for $632,781.31. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the board the plant […]

Honkers Welcome Sage Wind Apartments

Honkers Welcome Sage Wind Apartments

  The Lamar Honkers visited with Yvonne Watkins, property manager of Sage Wind Apartments, owned by SGL Enterprises and located on Yucca Street in Lamar.  Watkins explained the complex has over three dozen units in 1-2 and 3 bedrooms, all newly renovated with all-new appliances. Sage Wind office hours are Monday through Friday from 8am […]

Prowers County Receives Covid Upgrade to Green Level

Prowers County Receives Covid Upgrade to Green Level

    Prowers County is now Level GREEN on the dial https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial.  The update was issued by the Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment on Wednesday, March 23, 2021. What does this mean for the county? Restaurants can now open at full capacity. Restrictions are lifted except for: The following businesses and activities […]

Kids Fishing Days Set for April-/-May

Kids Fishing Days Set for April-/-May

  The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department is hosting several free fishing events for kids 15 years and younger at area ponds and parks in southeast Colorado.  There’s no need to register, just bring your own gear if you have some or if not, the Parks Department will supply each kid with a free fishing […]

Lamar Chamber Donut Friday at Willow Creek Pharmacy

Lamar Chamber Donut Friday at Willow Creek Pharmacy

  Directors from the Lamar Chamber of Commerce brought their weekly gift of donuts this past Friday morning to Willow Creek Pharmacy at 1700 South Main Street. Over the past several months, chamber directors pay a surprise visit to local merchants, bearing a gift of donuts each Friday.  Willow Creek Pharmacy is a locally-owned independent […]

Bring on the Beef!

Bring on the Beef!

    Hamburger sales at restaurants around Colorado probably took a slight nose-dive in view of the Meat-Ins which were held around the state this past Saturday, March 20th, a response to a state declaration that suggested residents do without beef for that day. The local response was pretty well heard around southeast Colorado as […]

Council Moves Forward on Airport Administration

Council Moves Forward on Airport Administration

      The Lamar City Council is moving forward with purchase plans for the municipal airport, having negotiated a purchase price from the Fixed Base Operators, Eric and Tanya McSwan. The council decided the best course of action, in light of the McSwan’s announcement to end their contract with the city earlier this year, […]

Lodging Panel Funding Two Events

Lodging Panel Funding Two Events

    With some COVID-19 restrictions being lifted in Prowers County, two annual events are making their way back to the calendar and requesting funding from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel. Cindy Bennet, representing the Sand and Sage Prowers County Round-up and BBQ received $3,000 for the event which will be held May 7th […]

Rancher’s Supply Gets Donuts, Hosts Beef BBQ

Rancher’s Supply Gets Donuts, Hosts Beef BBQ

    Several directors from the Lamar Chamber of Commerce brought the donuts to Rancher’s Supply on East Olive in Lamar last Friday. Even though only Donnie Coberley is the only employee pictured holding the tasty pastries, he promised to share. Speaking of sharing, Rancher’s Supply in Lamar and La Junta is breaking out the […]

Prowers County Shares in DoLA Energy Impact Grant Awards

Prowers County Shares in DoLA Energy Impact Grant Awards

    Denver, CO – March 18 – The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) through the Division of Local Government (DLG) recently awarded $13.28M for 27 Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Fund (EIAF) Tier II grants for a wide range of projects across the state. Among them are the towns of Mancos and Bennet, Prowers […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Local Businesses:  Ed Jones, Tack Shack, La Lupita's

Lamar Honkers Visit Local Businesses: Ed Jones, Tack Shack, La Lupita’s

    The Lamar Honkers paid several visits to local businesses recently, with visits to Edward Jones Investments, Tack Shack Feed & Supply and La Lupita’s. Melissa Bower is the new financial advisor at Edward Jones at 800 South Main Street in Lamar offering holistic retirement planning as well as advice on investments. Bower is […]