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Wild West BBQ Cook-Off -2019 Contest Winners

Wild West BBQ Cook-Off -2019 Contest Winners

  “Twenty-eight contests signed up for this year’s Wild West BBQ Cook-Off this year and that’s one more than we had last year,” stated Cindy Bennett, one of the organizers of the event that has been held for the past fifteen years in Lamar. She added the contest needs a minimum of 25 entries in […]

PMC Foundation Gala Honors Frederick Esgar

PMC Foundation Gala Honors Frederick Esgar

    Frederick Esgar, a staunch supporter of Prowers Medical Center, was honored and remembered during the annual Foundation Gala this past Friday, May 11th. The event was two-fold, honoring a man who devoted his time between his family and his community by offering financial support for numerous activities for many years and to help […]

New Funding Criteria Considered by LRA

New Funding Criteria Considered by LRA

    The Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board considered a funding application from Anderson and Company PC this past Monday, May 13th, but decided to fund a portion, not the full request for HVAC and roof replacements. Angie Cue, Community Development Director, approached the board with the request for $6,603 which would be applied to the […]

Council Seeking Extension Agreement on Ambulance Service Contract

Council Seeking Extension Agreement on Ambulance Service Contract

  Now that six months has almost past, the Lamar City Council has forwarded a contract extension agreement to the Prowers County Commissioners for the second half of an ambulance service contract which was approved this past December. After some negotiation the County agreed to pay the City of Lamar $60,000 for six months of […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS for May

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS for May

NWS Pueblo Co – Sat May 11 2019 -/- Abnormally Dry Conditions Remain Across Portions of South Central and Southeast Colorado  SYNOPSIS  Abundant precipitation across the state of Colorado over the past several months, especially for areas over and near the higher terrain from January through March, has brought significant improvement in the drought that […]

Lamar Runnin’ Lopes Win Region 9 Tournament

Lamar Runnin’ Lopes Win Region 9 Tournament

(Lamar, Colorado; May 13, 2019) On Sunday, May 12, the 2019 Runnin’ Lopes baseball team accomplished something that had not been done in seven years. Facing elimination after a loss to Western Nebraska on Saturday the Lopes won three straight games to capture the 2019 Region 9 Baseball Championship. The Lopes defeated Northeastern Junior College […]

2019 Lamar Days, “Springing the Community Together”

2019 Lamar Days, “Springing the Community Together”

    Activities will run from about sun-up to way past sundown for this year’s Lamar Days Celebration beginning with an afternoon BBQ, Friday, May 17th from 11am to 1pm at the Lamar Comber of Commerce on East Beech Street.  Tickets are available at the Chamber for the burger BBQ as well as healthy and […]

USDA - CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2019

USDA – CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2019

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2019, is forecast at 88.15 million bushels, according to the May 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 26 percent above last year’s production of 70.20 million […]

Getting a Peek at the Past

Getting a Peek at the Past

    A portion of the green metal façade on the building owned by Al Sanders on South Main Street began to be peeled away this past Friday, May 10th.  Sanders has owned the corner building that houses Al’s Boot Repair and More and Vendor’s Gallery at the intersection of Main and West Olive Streets […]

John Carson with Bent's Old Fort Honored for Tourism Service

John Carson with Bent’s Old Fort Honored for Tourism Service

  Colorado Tourism Office Honors John Carson with Bent’s Old Fort in Celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week  Denver, CO (May 9, 2019) ─ In marking the 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) honored John Carson, with Bent’s Old Fort National Historic site in La Junta, as one of […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Bluegrass Festival

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Bluegrass Festival

  The Holly Commercial Club met Wednesday, May 1st, with eight members present. The September Pedal the Plains bicycle event was on the minds of those present. The Commercial Club is contemplating selling post cards, with or without stamps. There’d be a drop box and we would get them to the post office for the bikers, […]

Granada Trustees Ponder Ordinances for Building Permits and Trash Burns

Granada Trustees Ponder Ordinances for Building Permits and Trash Burns

    Agenda items before the Granada Trustees for their monthly meeting, Wednesday, May 8th, included discussion for a trash burning ordinance as well as widening the scope of town-issued building permits.  Other items included needed repairs for the town’s primary fire truck and progress on the landfill issues. Granada residents pay $25 for a […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Begin in Lamar

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Begin in Lamar

System Upgrades Increase Safety & Reliability of Natural Gas Service   LAMAR, Colo. (May 9, 2019) –Atmos Energy is investing millions of dollars to replace aging infrastructure throughout Colorado to further increase the safety and reliability of its natural gas delivery system. Beginning Monday, May 13th, 2019, these pipe replacement efforts will take place in […]

Here’s a Way to Hurt a Community

Here’s a Way to Hurt a Community

One aspect of the difficulties of promoting economic growth for Prowers County, attracting new business and touting the county as a potential new home for future employees came to light during the Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, board meeting this past Tuesday, May 7th. Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, shared a portion […]

Trooper Tips - “In a Perfect World”

Trooper Tips – “In a Perfect World”

  Trooper Tips – “In a Perfect World”   In my perfect world there will be no more crashes involving injury or death. There will be no more crashes on our roadways, period. In this perfect world of mine, distracted driving will be a thing of the past. No more will we see people driving while […]