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Municipal Swimming Pool Closed in Responseto the COVID-19 Pandemic

Municipal Swimming Pool Closed in Responseto the COVID-19 Pandemic

  The City of Lamar is committed to follow guidelines set forth by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Governor of the State of Colorado. In compliance with the State of Colorado Safer at Home order​s​, the City of Lamar must close the Municipal Swimming Pool for the 2020 season. The […]

Media Release from Prowers County Commissioners RE: Safer At Home Directive

Media Release from Prowers County Commissioners RE: Safer At Home Directive

  On Monday, April 27th, the Governor’s Order will change from Stay At Home to SAFER AT HOME Directive. Per the Commissioners: All County Buildings will have limited access to the General Public through May 12th. Manner in which department business will be conducted is at the Department Head’s discretion. Please call the County Department […]

Social Distancing Entertainment with Virtual Easter Egg Run

Social Distancing Entertainment with Virtual Easter Egg Run

    Approximately 215 vehicles, from jalopies, to motorcycles, Quackers of the Rotary, Corvettes, cruisers and City of Lamar, First Responder Equipment gathered at the Cow Palace parking lot, Friday, April 10th, to assemble and register for the Easter Egg Cruise around town. Attendees maintained social distancing with many just staying in their cars, waiting […]

Landmark Coming Down

Landmark Coming Down

  The Gay Way, the Saloon, Opal’s…the establishment on the northern outskirts of Lamar had a number of titles and owners over the years, but still a honky-tonk by any other name. And you know what they used to say, “What happens at Opal’s gets talked about all around the town the next day!” Opal’s […]

Letter to the Editor:  from Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel

Letter to the Editor: from Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel

  Hello Prowers County Residents: The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel has embarked on a county-wide branding project and is working toward honing a message that best reflects our corner of southeastern Colorado and the people who call it home. In order to craft a creative and fully representative message, the Lodging Tax Panel invites […]

Lamar Chamber Sets Annual Banquet, Invites Nominations for Awards

Lamar Chamber Sets Annual Banquet, Invites Nominations for Awards

    Details for the 2020 Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet were discussed by Chamber President, Clifford Boxley and board members during their monthly meeting, Thursday, February 20. The banquet, including dinner, will be held at the Lamar Eagles Lodge on Wednesday, April 8th. This will mark the 99th anniversary of the banquet held by […]

Zonta Club of Prowers County and UNICEF USA Working Together

Zonta Club of Prowers County and UNICEF USA Working Together

  As the Zonta Club of Prowers County’s main service project for the 2018-19 year we chose to sponsor a group of local middle school girls who were participating in the “Girls on the Run” program. Girls on the Run is a national program focusing on girls in 3rd – 8th grade. Their mission is […]

Prowers County Lodging Panel Starts 2020 with New Funding Guidelines

Prowers County Lodging Panel Starts 2020 with New Funding Guidelines

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel allocated the majority of their funding for events for 2020 this past Tuesday, January 21st. The budgeted contingency line item has about $9,000 left to cover any requests for the balance of the year, reduced from the usual $17,000 kept in reserves. This action comes from a […]

Remember Foundation for Alzheimer’s Fundraiser, A Night to Remember

Remember Foundation for Alzheimer’s Fundraiser, A Night to Remember

    Sometimes the success of an event isn’t always based on the number of people attending or the amount of funds raised for a worthy cause. In either case you’d like the numbers to be high, but you also want the attendees to have a good time and the first fundraising event for the […]

Covered Pool Partnerships Sought for Feasibility Study

Covered Pool Partnerships Sought for Feasibility Study

    Eric Niemeyer, Chief Executive Officer of High Plains Community Health Center, outlined the possibilities of developing a covered swimming pool for the Prowers County Commissioners Tuesday, January 14th. He approached the Lamar City Council in September with a memorandum of understanding to become a partner in financing a feasibility study for the project […]

Bent’s Old Fort Closed February 4th - 5th

Bent’s Old Fort Closed February 4th – 5th

      Bent’s Old Fort will be closed on Tuesday, February 4th through Wednesday, February 5th. The closure will allow the National Park Service’s High Plains Group of parks– Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Capulin Volcano National Monument, and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site—annual training and meeting time to discuss park operations. […]

2019 Year in Review - OCTOBER

2019 Year in Review – OCTOBER

  The following articles are a recap of various news events which have had an impact on residents of Prowers County this past year. Gateway Safety Flare acquired by Orion Safety Products LAMAR, October 10, 2019 – As of Friday, October 4, 2019, Gateway Safety Flare (GSF) of Lamar announced that it has completed the […]

Christmas Lighting Contest Winners- 2019

Christmas Lighting Contest Winners- 2019

    The annual Christmas Lighting Contest was held recently in Granada and Holly. Here are the winners: Holly: TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS: 1st Place:   Christie & Tim Weeder 2nd Place:   Bill & Shawna Kissell RELIGIOUS: 1st Place:   Shawndi & Rory Tuttle 2nd Place:   Tony & Nellie Garcia ORIGINAL: 1st Place:   Mark & Linda Bagley 2nd Place:   […]

Santa Claus Has Come to Town

Santa Claus Has Come to Town

  Old Saint Nick, in one of his last visits before the BIG night, paid a visit with Mrs. Claus to the Shore Arts Center in Lamar this past Saturday, December 21st.  This is the fourth year the Lamar Rotarians have invited the Jolly Old Gent to help them entertain, educate and amuse youngsters in […]

Lodging Panel Begins Work on Changes for Funding Requests

Lodging Panel Begins Work on Changes for Funding Requests

    Two requests for funding were tabled by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel during their meeting on Tuesday, December 17th. The applications from the annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival and Southeast All Stars Junior High and High School Rodeo were discussed, but no action was taken mostly due to the dollar amounts […]