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Lamar Community College Announces Spring 2021 Safe Return to Campus Plan

Lamar Community College Announces Spring 2021 Safe Return to Campus Plan

  (Lamar, COLO.) – Administrators at Lamar Community College (LCC) announced the college’s spring 2021 semester Safe Return to Campus plan today, while encouraging all faculty, staff, and students to join them in continuing to follow local and state health department suggestions to diminish the spread of COVID-19. “While the COVID-19 pandemic is still having […]

State Health Officials Release Tips for Safer Winter Holidays

State Health Officials Release Tips for Safer Winter Holidays

  Virtual Christmas celebration (Dec. 10, 2020): As we approach the winter holidays, it’s important to think about the best ways to keep our loved ones and communities safe during our celebrations. This year is an opportunity to reimagine what togetherness can look like. To help slow the alarming spread of COVID-19, the Colorado Department […]

Big Nets Go to Work for Play

Big Nets Go to Work for Play

  The soccer fields at Lamar High School bordering Yucca Drive recently had some new features added. A series of tall poles running north to south on the east end of the fields has recently been erected. Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Chris Medina, told The Prowers Journal they will be used to hold nets […]

NWS-Pueblo 2020 Fall Weather Review & Precipitation Summary

NWS-Pueblo 2020 Fall Weather Review & Precipitation Summary

  The start of Meteorological Fall 2020 (September, October and November) was extremely warm, with Alamosa, Colorado Springs and Pueblo all setting new September and Fall record high temperatures, with a possible new Colorado September record high temperature of 108 degrees set in La Junta on September 6th. This record warmth was followed by record […]

Prowers County to Extend COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

Prowers County to Extend COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

    Beginning today, Prowers County is again offering grants to assist small businesses in Prowers County that have been adversely affected by COVID-19. The grants will be paid from the County’s available allocation of federal relief funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Grants are available to assist with payroll, […]

City of Lamar Holiday Schedule

City of Lamar Holiday Schedule

  City of Lamar Christmas – New Year’s Holiday Schedule All City offices will be closed on Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25, 2020 in observance of Christmas. The Community Building and the Public Library will also be closed. All City offices will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2021 in observance of New […]

City Sidewalk Repair Underway

City Sidewalk Repair Underway

    This past fall, the City of Lamar decided which sidewalks are in most need of repair, mainly through the downtown area. The city council, working with a $50,000 grant for the project, designated a number of sidewalk areas they deemed in need of immediate concern. These sidewalks are not fronting Main Street, but […]

Pocket Park Food Trucks Available

Pocket Park Food Trucks Available

  The Lamar Chamber of Commerce and City of Lamar is making the downtown Pocket Park available for outdoor dining through the holidays. Food Cart vendors interested in participating need to contact Valerie Baldwin at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce at 336-4379, Monday through Friday by 3pm for details. The Food Court will be a […]

Governor Polis, CDLE Announce Arrival of Direct Cash Payments for Hardworking Coloradans Impacted by Pandemic

Governor Polis, CDLE Announce Arrival of Direct Cash Payments for Hardworking Coloradans Impacted by Pandemic

    DENVER – Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced that the state has begun issuing one-time stimulus payments of $375 to Coloradans facing economic hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Whether you’ve suffered from the virus itself, faced economic struggles, or felt the mental toll – no one is […]

2020 County Census Response was Low

2020 County Census Response was Low

    Prowers County Land Use Administrator, Michelle Hiigel, told the Prowers County Commissioners recently, the 2020 census numbers below those of 2010. “Not the actual population count,” she explained, adding that won’t be available until sometime next year. “We just saw a drop in the number of responses comparing 2020 to 2010.” Prowers County […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Weekly COVID-19 Update for December 2, 2020

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Weekly COVID-19 Update for December 2, 2020

    The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department reports a cumulative total of 669 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, December 1st. There have been 24 cases requiring hospitalization for at least a 24 hour duration. The department notes this is a difficult number to track as some patients are being hospitalized after their […]

Lamar Chamber of Commerce, 2020 Parade of Lights

Lamar Chamber of Commerce, 2020 Parade of Lights

    There have been some needed changes to the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Parade of Lights this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade will be held Friday, December 11th, starting at 6pm. There is no theme to this year’s parade. Entries can use their own imagination for the event. All entries should […]

Off and Running for Toys for Tots 2020

Off and Running for Toys for Tots 2020

  Toys and cash donations were accepted this past Friday, November 27th, by volunteers from the Colorado State Patrol and Lamar Port of Entry. Cruisers were parked on property owned by Tri County Ford adjacent to the Walmart parking lot this year between 8am to 4pm. “Donations were a little slow today, partly because of […]

Time Line Laid Out for Lamar Repowering Project Demolition

Time Line Laid Out for Lamar Repowering Project Demolition

    The Lamar Utility Board was briefed on the pending demolition of the Lamar Repowering Project by Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, during it’s November 24th meeting. He also projected a timeline for the lawsuit the board has had pending with Southeast Colorado Power Association. In a special conference call meeting, the ARPA board […]

Shop Safe, Shop Local, Shop Lamar Promotion Outlined

Shop Safe, Shop Local, Shop Lamar Promotion Outlined

  “This isn’t about compliance, it’s about participation,” is the way Lamar Mayor Kirk Crespin termed a new initiative to help keep COVID-19 numbers down in Lamar. The county is now at Level Red restrictions based on the increasing pandemic numbers registered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. That translates to a […]