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City of Lamar Firework Guidelines

City of Lamar Firework Guidelines

The day of our great nations independence is almost upon us! With this we would like to recap what fireworks are permissible (and what are not). Please keep in mind, if you purchase fireworks over state lines, bring them back and fire them, you may be violating state statutes and city ordinances. Here is the […]

PRESS RELEASE FROM LPD

PRESS RELEASE FROM LPD

  On Friday, June 26, 2020, at approximately 5:15 PM, as a continuation of an investigation of possible narcotics distribution, officers of the Lamar Police Department along with deputies from the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 200 block of N. 6th St. in Lamar. Three individuals were briefly detained at […]

2020 Will be a Dry Year

2020 Will be a Dry Year

  With the end of June marking the half year on the calendar, precipitation reports for southeast Colorado are stark. On June 22, Governor Jared Polis requested activation of Colorado’s Drought Task Force and Phase 2 of the State Drought Mitigation and Response Plan as drought conditions deepen, reaching more than 81% of the state, […]

Hickenlooper Wins Colorado Primary

Hickenlooper Wins Colorado Primary

  Former Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper, defeated challenger Andrew Romanoff in Tuesday’s statewide primary ballot contest.  The unofficial statewide vote stands at 525,716 for Hickenlooper and 357,311 for Romanoff.  The Prowers County tabulation is at 496 for Hickenlooper  and 258 for Romanoff.  Hickenlooper served as governor of the state from 2011 to 2019.  He was also the […]

COVID Case at Lamar McDonald's

COVID Case at Lamar McDonald’s

PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 06/30/2020 As of this morning, a second positive case of COVID-19 was resulted for an employee of McDonald’s in Lamar. The location has been closed for deep cleaning. They are cooperating with our ongoing investigation. No direct increased risk to the public has been […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Ending June 28, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Ending June 28, 2020

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Received moisture was mostly confined to eastern districts last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, winter wheat harvested was 15 percent complete, compared to 1 percent last year and 5 percent on average. In northeastern counties, dry and hot conditions remained a […]

LCC Ranks High in State Online Academic Achievements

LCC Ranks High in State Online Academic Achievements

      LCC Ranked #1 Best 2-Year Online College in Colorado, #5 Best Online Community College in Colorado (Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) is being recognized as one of the elite online colleges in Colorado. In January, it was ranked Colorado’s #1 Best 2-year Online College by Affordable Colleges Online, and recently […]

(UPDATED INFORMATION) 8 Killed in Crash near Kit Carson Colorado

(UPDATED INFORMATION) 8 Killed in Crash near Kit Carson Colorado

CHEYENNE COUNTY – On June 26th, 2020 at 4:34 PM, Troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 40 near mile post 437.  This location is between Kit Carson and Hugo on Highway 40. A white Ford F-150 pickup towing a boat was westbound on Highway 40.  The pickup passed a semi that was […]

Livestock Slaughter, June 2020- US Highlights

Livestock Slaughter, June 2020- US Highlights

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.76 billion pounds in May, down 18 percent from the 4.57 billion pounds produced in May 2019. Beef production, at 1.87 billion pounds, was 20 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.28 million head, down 23 percent from May 2019. The average live weight […]

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the inhabitants of Bent’s Old Fort on Saturday, July 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2020 Old-Fashioned 4th Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s.  The victory over the British in the War […]

PMC Establishing Responses for a Potential Fall Virus Surge

PMC Establishing Responses for a Potential Fall Virus Surge

  Prowers Medical Center continues to deal with COVID-19 on several fronts according to Karen Bryan, Chief Executive Officer. She briefed the Prowers County Commissioners on June 23rd to address some areas as pandemic protocols remain status quo, and discussions are underway to relax some older restrictions at the hospital while still maintaining safety for […]

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State Response to COVID-19

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State Response to COVID-19

  DENVER – Gov. Polis today provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and was joined by State Epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy to remind Coloradans about the importance of social distancing and wearing masks, especially with the upcoming 4th of July holiday. “It remains critical that Coloradans continue taking steps to protect themselves […]

Governor Polis Activates Drought Plan and Task Force

Governor Polis Activates Drought Plan and Task Force

Severe Drought Expands Across Southern, Eastern Regions June 23, 2020 (Denver, CO) – Governor Jared Polis requested activation of Colorado’s Drought Task Force and Phase 2 of the State Drought Mitigation and Response Plan this week as drought conditions deepen, reaching more than 81% of the state, with severe and extreme drought conditions in 33% […]

Lamar Council Details Progress for Funding to Develop Local Economy

Lamar Council Details Progress for Funding to Develop Local Economy

    The City of Lamar and other Prowers County communities will receive financial funding through the federally originated Cares Act, designed to aid communities impacted by COVID-19. Funding is allowed by way of population with Prowers County set to receive $1,044,201 which will be divided among the six local governmental entities. Lamar’s population, at […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION - WEEK ENDING JUNE 21, 2020

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION – WEEK ENDING JUNE 21, 2020

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: The benefits of received precipitation were erased by hot and windy weather last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Winter wheat maturity advanced quickly and limited harvest began in the southeastern district. In northeastern counties, mostly dry conditions continued. Less wind is […]