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Memorial Day Observance at Fairmount Cemetery (Corrected Article)

Memorial Day Observance at Fairmount Cemetery (Corrected Article)

The American Legion Post #71 and Holly V.F.W. Post #4281 Honor Guard officiated at Memorial Day observances this past Monday in Hartman, Coolidge and Holly as well as the veterans’ section of Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Despite the windy conditions of the afternoon, several dozen attendees paid their respects with speakers including Lamar Mayor, Kirk […]

Lamar Chamber Chatter, Spring Events

Lamar Chamber Chatter, Spring Events

  “In taking my first opportunity as Lamar Chamber President to restart the Chamber Chatter, I hope that this will be helpful and informative from month to month as we move forward. I feel it is important for us to continue getting the word out about all the exciting things we are doing! The Lamar […]

Chilly and Wet Forecast Doesn’t Deter Turnout for 2022 Lamar Days

Chilly and Wet Forecast Doesn’t Deter Turnout for 2022 Lamar Days

    You can only plan around the weather here in southeast Colorado.  That’s what the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Rod Run organizers, parade entrees and various vendors had to do in light of the forecast for this past Friday and Saturday for Lamar Days, 2022. But, no matter the weather, folks turn out!  The […]

Historic Amache Pilgrimage

A rainy, chilly Saturday didn’t deter visitors from attending the annual Camp Amache Pilgrimage in Granada this past Saturday, May 21st, following a two-year gap due to the Covid pandemic.  The recent passage of the Amache National Historic Site Act by President Biden and an opportunity for an in-person visit, brought a strong attendance of […]

The Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration Hosting First Public Memorial Day Ceremonies Since 2019.

The Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration Hosting First Public Memorial Day Ceremonies Since 2019.

  Veterans, families and the public are welcome to attend in-person traditional VA Memorial Day ceremonies held May 28 through May 30 to commemorate the nation’s fallen service members. NCA maintains 155 national cemeteries and 34 soldiers’ lots and monument sites in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The public is invited to attend ceremonies at […]

Regional Collaboration Yields 83 New Homes

Regional Collaboration Yields 83 New Homes

Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED), Southern Colorado Economic Development District (SCEDD), 4Points Funding, and Bywater Development LLC held groundbreaking for High Prairie Homes, a southeast Colorado workforce housing development project, on May 25 at 1:30 p.m., Las Animas, Colorado, at Memorial Field (just east of the John Rawlings Museum).     Housing in the southeastern […]

CCIA Says Savages Must Change, School Board Votes for New Suggestion

CCIA Says Savages Must Change, School Board Votes for New Suggestion

May 19, 2022   The Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs (CCIA) met for their fourth quarterly meeting today, May 19, 2022. CCIA voted  to amend the list of schools which were non-compliant with SB21-116. Lamar High School was not removed from the list following our submission of evidence of change and other relevant artifacts which were provided […]

LCC’s 83rd Annual Commencement Ceremony Rang of Optimism and Accomplishment

LCC’s 83rd Annual Commencement Ceremony Rang of Optimism and Accomplishment

Lamar Community College (LCC) recognized their 2022 graduates during the college’s 83rd Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7. The ceremony took place in the LCC Wellness Center’s Lopes Gymnasium with a packed house of family, friends, staff and faculty in attendance to share in the celebration. “Today is such a special day, and it […]

Charles and Carolyn Kelley, Lamar Days Royalty 2022

Charles and Carolyn Kelley, Lamar Days Royalty 2022

  The Kelley’s were asked by The Prowers Journal to offer some thoughts on their lives and times spent in Lamar as they will be honored as the reigning couple for Lamar Days, 2022 this Saturday, May 21st. “While we both grew up in Kansas, our lives are rooted in southeast Colorado.  We’ve lived in […]

Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days, 2022

Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days, 2022

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce roles out the red carpet for residents and visitors alike for the 2022 Lamar Days Festivities this weekend. The kick-off BBQ begins at 10:30am on Friday, May 20th at the Chamber offices on Beech Street.  Visitors can also get a look at the new Tesla, Fast-Charge stations directly […]

PMC Board Election Results Made Official

PMC Board Election Results Made Official

  The results from the May 3rd Prowers Medical Center, Board of Directors meeting are official, according to a press release from Miranda Fisher, Designated Election Officer at the hospital.  Unofficial results were available the day following the election, but were not final until absentee ballots were received and certified by May 11th. Norman Arends […]

Regional collaboration one of the keys to progress, says SCEDD Executive Director

Regional collaboration one of the keys to progress, says SCEDD Executive Director

  By Eric Gubelman, Executive Director – Southern Colorado Economic Development District There are about to be 84 “flowers” blooming in the six county region known as the southeastern plains. These “flowers” are housing units—17 single-family units and 34 duplexes–designed and built by High Prairie Homes. A southeast plains housing committee selected them in a […]

The Late Ricardo Falcon Chosen as LCC's 2022 Alumnus of the Year

The Late Ricardo Falcon Chosen as LCC’s 2022 Alumnus of the Year

  Late Chicano activist and Lamar Community College (LCC) graduate Ricardo Falcon was honored as the 2022 Alumnus of the Year during commencement activities on May 6 and 7. Falcon joined the more than 40 former Lopes, including doctors, judges, professors, entrepreneurs, and an Academy Award winner who received the title. Mr. Falcon was nominated by […]

Alta Vista Charter School Celebrates America

Alta Vista Charter School Celebrates America

Alta Vista Charter School students presented an emotional and enthusiastic patriotic presentation for their spring program Thursday, April 28th. K through 6th grade students performed several songs and musical numbers ranging from a stirring drum beat ensemble to recorders and the full band from the student body.  Various students sang as a member of their […]

Prowers County Hospital District Board of Director Election Results

Prowers County Hospital District Board of Director Election Results

  (Lamar, CO) May 4, 2022 – The Prowers County Hospital District Board of Director Election was conducted on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. “Unofficial” results are in as we wait for the absentee ballots associated with the Uniformed And Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). These ballots must be received by May 11th. An “official” […]