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Trooper Tips - What to do if you’re in A Crash

Trooper Tips – What to do if you’re in A Crash

    At one time or another most of us have found ourselves in a bad situation that we have never experienced before; so what do you do in those situations?   Keeping calm and safe is the best advice I have for you. So, if you ever experience a crash try to keep calm.  Check […]

Playground Closer to Completion

Playground Closer to Completion

    The Nature Play area on the western side of Willow Creek Park is almost ready for kids to enjoy and test their skills. In some ways it’s similar to other playground ‘jungle gyms’ or ‘monkey bars’ that were developed as early as the 1920s and used by several generations of kids. The road leading […]

Prowers County Public Health & Environment - Flu Clinic Sites and Schedule

Prowers County Public Health & Environment – Flu Clinic Sites and Schedule

    Monday, October 14th —Prowers County Public Health & Environment 9am-4pm (open during lunch)**Come get your flu shot in our tent outside-located on the grass in front of the County Annex Building Tuesday, October 22nd–  Granada School and Community 9am-4pm Holly Senior Center 5pm—6:30pm Wednesday, October 23rd–  Lamar Senior and Resource Center 11am – […]

Honkers Visit Ark Valley Vision

Honkers Visit Ark Valley Vision

    The Lamar Honkers recently congratulated Dr. Spencer McConkie, OD on his new facility at 1607 South Main Street in Lamar. Ark Valley Vision, formerly Ballantyne Vision on East Olive Street, has been in operation from their brand new offices for the pasts several months and held a recent open house Thursday, September 19th. […]

8th Annual BBB Gearing up for Oktoberfest, Oct 5th

8th Annual BBB Gearing up for Oktoberfest, Oct 5th

    The 8th Annual Beers and Brats for Boobies 5K Race to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness will begin with registration at 9am on East Beech Street and the race will begin at 11am. Registrants 21 and older can opt for the bratwurst and beer run with a $25 entry fee, while younger participants can […]

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

      LAMAR – Governor Jared Polis today joined cabinet members, stakeholders and local leaders to kickoff of the Denver Post Pedal the Plains 2019. This ride is an opportunity for Coloradans to get out into communities on the eastern plains and celebrate the state’s agriculture industry. The ride will make stops in Lamar, […]

Council Considers Study for Year-Round Covered Pool

Council Considers Study for Year-Round Covered Pool

    Lamar is joining with High Plains Community Health Center in a Memorandum of Understanding to research the feasibility of a partnership leading to a year-round covered swimming pool or aquatics center to serve Lamar and the surrounding area on an annual basis. The goals outlined in the MOU include:  the ‘low-cost’ study of […]

Trooper Tips:  Traction

Trooper Tips: Traction

    It’s that time of year again, so we need to address snow storms and driving in them. This year there has been some confusion with the new traction laws that travelers will be facing.  So I’m here to help answer some of those questions. Most of the focus for the traction law has […]

Lone Star Rider, Riding for a Cure!

Lone Star Rider, Riding for a Cure!

  Rex Covington from Texas has logged in a log of miles from his motorcycle over the past two years, riding and raising donations for diabetes research. He stopped at the office of The Prowers Journal this past Tuesday, September 3rd, to provide an update on his mission, to raise a total of $90,000 for […]

Colorado Elks Foundation Supports Local VA Ride Program, Harbert Top VSO in Colorado

Colorado Elks Foundation Supports Local VA Ride Program, Harbert Top VSO in Colorado

    Funding fell short this year for the annual budget providing rides to medical appointments for area veterans, according to Gary Harbert, Prowers County Veteran’s Service Officer. Harbert explained there were problems with the 2019-2020 grant cycle.  The shortage became known to the Lamar Elks Lodge, which through its contacts was able to secure […]

Colorado seat belt use increases to 88% - Usage is record for the state

Colorado seat belt use increases to 88% – Usage is record for the state

      STATEWIDE — More Coloradans will be buckling up when they hit the road for the Labor Day holiday weekend. According to a recent survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), seat belt use increased by 2% in 2019. This is the highest rate since record-keeping began in 1997 when the state […]

Open House for Lamar’s VA Clinic

Open House for Lamar’s VA Clinic

    If any Lamar area veterans had health-related questions for the VA, this past Wednesday, August 28th was a good time to ask.  Close to 50 vets, spouses and visitors attended the VA open house at the Lamar clinic at 1401 South Main Street.  VA staff was on hand to explain the medical equipment […]

New Playground Construction Underway at Willow Creek Park

New Playground Construction Underway at Willow Creek Park

    The eastern half of Willow Creek Park has undergone a lot of development over the past year with the addition of the skateboard facility and adjoining pavilions and now it’s time for an upgrade on the western side. Ground is now being cleared for construction of a Nature Play area on the western […]

Veteran’s Health Fair Set for August 28th

Veteran’s Health Fair Set for August 28th

  The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System is inviting area veterans to participate in their Health Fair set for Wednesday, August 28th at the VA Clinic at 1401 South Main Street in Lamar from 9am to 2pm.  Their goal is to provide area veterans with a comprehensive educational opportunity regarding each vet’s VA healthcare. […]

PMC Update for Prowers County Commissioners

PMC Update for Prowers County Commissioners

    Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, shared the latest developments at the hospital with Prowers County Commissioners this past Tuesday, August 20th. Loveless said the transition to the end of summer has been mostly routine, but there has been activity with the annual back-to-school vaccines and sports physicals. “This is […]