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Scooter's, New Addition to Lamar's Retail Offerings

Scooter’s, New Addition to Lamar’s Retail Offerings

  Scooter’s Coffee, at 1231 North Main Street in Lamar, made its opening in Lamar official this morning, September 10th with a ceremonial ribbon cutting attended by franchise representatives, owner Dale Willhite and family, county and city representatives, the Lamar Chamber of Commerce as well as members of local economic development organizations. Lamar Mayor, Kirk […]

Lodging Panel and Fair Board Openings for Prowers County

Lodging Panel and Fair Board Openings for Prowers County

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill the remaining term of one (1) position on the nine-member Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel.  The term will expire in December 2023.  The Colorado Statutes stipulate that directors must be from the tourism industry. […]

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

  On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 9:34 p.m., The Colorado State Patrol was notified of a 2 vehicle crash on Highway 287 and Prowers County Road 196 near Wiley, Colorado.  CSP investigators determined a Ford Explorer, occupied by 5 teenagers, was southbound on Highway 287 and made a left turn in front of […]

COVID-19 September 7, 2021 Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment

COVID-19 September 7, 2021 Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment

  The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 4.51% (goal is <5%). This is down from 9.58% from last week.  There have been fourteen cases in the past seven days and 42 cases in the past fourteen days. Of this week’s positives, 2 were vaccinated, 12 unvaccinated.  ALL of the hospitalizations and deaths in Prowers County […]

Covid Vaccination Rates for Southeast Colorado

Covid Vaccination Rates for Southeast Colorado

    Crowley County has the lowest percentage figures for people having received full COVID-19 vaccinations as of September 7th, according to the CDC and numbers provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The weekly report shows Las Animas County with the highest percentage of fully vaccinated persons at 52.57% of the […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending 9-5-2021

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending 9-5-2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Fieldwork and harvest activities continued around precipitation events last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, temperatures remained hot although isolated thunderstorms produced beneficial moisture. Concerns remained for non-irrigated crops and rangeland subject to hot weather without consistent moisture. Proso millet harvest […]

Holly Trustees Search Options for New City Well Development

Holly Trustees Search Options for New City Well Development

  The Holly Trustees reviewed their options for the town’s water infrastructure plan during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, September 1st.   The town’s wells are aging out and a new water storage tank is also needed. Following a Zoom meeting with Water Engineer Nick Marcotte from Element Engineering, the Trustees are looking at the most financially […]

Living Historians at Bent’s Old Fort

Living Historians at Bent’s Old Fort

  So, who are these people in the funny clothing at history events? Re-enactors, living historians, actors, entertainment; which applies? Depending on the location it might be any of the above, or a little of each. During the Santa Fe Trail bi-Centennial you might encounter numerous people who have committed their time and passions to […]

Cook’s Floor and Wall, Friday Donut Visit

Cook’s Floor and Wall, Friday Donut Visit

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce directors, hit the floor and were up against the wall at Cook’s Floor and Wall, 209 East Olive Street this past Friday. Each Friday, chamber directors grab a dozen and make their way to a local business as a gesture of goodwill and good eats. Cook’s Floor and […]

CPW officers find body in pond below Two Butte Reservoir after four-day search

CPW officers find body in pond below Two Butte Reservoir after four-day search

TWO BUTTES, Colo. – Divers recovered a body from deep in a pond behind the dam at the Two Buttes Reservoir State Wildlife Area late Thursday night, ending a four-day search for a missing camper. Colorado Parks and Wildlife initiated a search-and-rescue Monday evening at the wildlife area, 40 miles south of Lamar in far […]

Meeting with the Mayor:  Advisory Board for Public Safety

Meeting with the Mayor:  Advisory Board for Public Safety

    From time to time, Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin and The Prowers Journal will get together to discuss and review developments of interest to Lamar residents and the surrounding community.  The hope is, the better informed a community is on matters that pertain to them, the more involved they can become with their local […]

Twenty-Six Centennial Farms & Ranches Recognized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and History Colorado

Twenty-Six Centennial Farms & Ranches Recognized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and History Colorado

    629 families have now been recognized by the program, which celebrates the powerful history of those who have sustained working farms and ranches for more than 100 years. Twenty-six Colorado families that have owned and operated their farms and ranches for 100 years or more were honored at the 35th annual Centennial Farms […]

From the City of Lamar Re: Comments on Marijuana Tax

From the City of Lamar Re: Comments on Marijuana Tax

  NOTICE SOLICITING COMMENTS ON THE INCREASE IN TAXES FOR THE CITY OF LAMAR OF AN ESTIMATED $450,000.00 ANNUALLY AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE COLLECTED THEREAFTER FROM A 5% TAX ON SALES OF RETAIL AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA PRODUCTS WHICH IS IN ADDITION TO THE CITY SALES TAX ON TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY. The […]

Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel Update

Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel Update

    Bryan Jordan from Vista Works, a social media marketing firm first employed by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel three years ago, gave an update on activities for the Lamar City Council during a recent work session. He also made a similar presentation to the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, August 24th. The […]

Lamar Re-2 School District Cancels Board Elections, Discusses Steps for Meeting with Indian Affairs Commission

Lamar Re-2 School District Cancels Board Elections, Discusses Steps for Meeting with Indian Affairs Commission

  The Lamar Re-2 School Board met for a special meeting this past Wednesday, September 1st to approve a resolution to cancel the November school board election by acclimation.  It was a unanimous vote derived in part because the number of applications equally matched the number of board openings, negating the need for a ballot […]