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Alfred Adame Receives Quilt of Valor

Alfred Adame Receives Quilt of Valor

  During the September 11 Tribute, 2021, Quilt of Valor Foundation members were privileged to award Mr. Alfred Adame a Quilt of Valor in honor of his service to the United States of America.  Mr. Adame volunteered for the U.S. Army in October 1963 and was honorably discharged in 1966. He served those years in […]

Redevelopment Project Moves Forward on South Main Street

Redevelopment Project Moves Forward on South Main Street

    The Lamar Redevelopment Authority recently approved an application for funds needed to help complete refurbishing the long-vacant building at 120 South Main Street in Lamar.  The August 8th action approved a contribution of $18,520 which is 20% of the estimate for the completion of the project. Jake Chamberlain and Dustin Langston as L&C […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending 8-14-2022

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending 8-14-2022

      AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: High temperatures and limited moisture continued to plague the state last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 58 percent of the State is under drought conditions, down 4 percentage points from the previous week. Twenty-seven […]

PEP Hosts Clean Energy Representative

PEP Hosts Clean Energy Representative

    Mike Kruger of Colorado Solar and Storage Association was a Zoom guest for the monthly Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting, Monday, August 15th. Kruger’s pinpoint media presentation stated that at least half of the new electricity generated in the country in 2022 will be from solar, wind and battery storage.  He was optimistic about […]

Don Reyher and Harry Spitzer Recipients of Quilt of Valor Award

Don Reyher and Harry Spitzer Recipients of Quilt of Valor Award

    Don Reyher On September 11, 2021 local members of the Quilt of Valor Foundation awarded Mr. Don Reyher a Quilt of Valor for his service and dedication to the United States of America.  Mr. Reyher received his draft notice and answered the call of duty in October of 1951. He served valorously in […]

Polis Makes Appointments to 15th Judicial District Courts

Polis Makes Appointments to 15th Judicial District Courts

  Governor Polis also appointed Tarryn L. Johnson to fill a vacancy on the 15th Judicial District Court. The vacancy is created by the retirement of the Honorable Stanley Brinkley and is effective December 10, 2022. Ms. Johnson is a Senior Deputy Public Defender in the La Junta Regional Office, a position she has held […]

Prowers County Commissioners had Full Agenda

Prowers County Commissioners had Full Agenda

    The Prowers County Commissioners met Tuesday, August 9th in routine session and approved various agenda action items through the day before attending the local VA Town Forum held that afternoon at the County SOS Center on East Olive Street. To that end, the commissioners noted in a letter to U.S. Congressman, Michael Bennet, […]

Frontier Bank Donation for School Uniform Changes

Frontier Bank Donation for School Uniform Changes

    Frontier Bank recently made a $500 Donation to Lamar High School to help fund the cost of uniforms mascot logos and gear for all sports teams, switching from Lamar Savages to Lamar Thunder.  Clay Whitham and Jake Chamberlain from Frontier Bank in Lamar made the donation to Greg Eddy last week, stating they […]

New Street Name Joined to Savage Avenue

New Street Name Joined to Savage Avenue

    This past June 13th, the Lamar City Council approved Resolution 22-06-01 which renamed a section of South 11th Street as Thunder Drive to match the high school’s new mascot to Lamar Thunder.  A ribbon cutting was held recently with city and school officials and students to mark the change. Savage Avenue and the American […]

Area Veterans Get Welcome News on Lamar VA Clinic Status

Area Veterans Get Welcome News on Lamar VA Clinic Status

    Mostly in their 60s and 70s, veterans from the Prowers County area attended an afternoon information forum at the County SOS Center last Tuesday, August 9th.  Several information booths were set up in the main meeting room and a self-contained info trailer was providing more brochures in the parking lot for several hours. […]

CROP PRODUCTION – AUGUST 2022

CROP PRODUCTION – AUGUST 2022

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS: Based on August 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 142.78 million bushels, according to the August 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is down 4 percent from last year’s 148.35 million bushels. The 1.21 million acres […]

BoCC Joins High Plains in National Health Center Proclamation

BoCC Joins High Plains in National Health Center Proclamation

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved a proclamation for National Health Center Week, August 4-18 in recognition of the valuable health services provided by High Plains Community Health Center in Lamar. Laurie Dimitt, Vice-President of Human Resources at the Center, along with several providers/employees, were on hand as she read from the proclamation, highlighting […]

LUB Ponders Cost of Replacement Transformer

LUB Ponders Cost of Replacement Transformer

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted plant crews replaced the T-3 wind turbine’s main bearings and collector ring as well as the installation of five, man-lifts on all five wind turbines.  He said the devices will help improve efficiency and reduce stress on the wind turbine crew during the August 9th Utility Board […]

Council Gains More Background on Tiny Home Specs

Council Gains More Background on Tiny Home Specs

  Mark Westoff, co- founder of Sangre de Cristo Tiny Homes, met with the Lamar City Council for a work session Monday, August 8th, to discuss regulations concerning establishing tiny homes ordinances in the city.  The council has discussed some ramifications of having the small-sized homes, approximately 400 square feet, within the city limits during […]

Colorado Crop Summer, August 7, 2022

Colorado Crop Summer, August 7, 2022

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Record breaking temperatures and limited moisture were observed across the state last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 62 percent of the State is under drought conditions, down 17 percentage points from the previous week. Thirty-one percent of […]