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City Pays off Water Bond

City Pays off Water Bond

    Kristin McCrea, City Treasurer explained to the council, the city’s Series 2009 Water Activity Revenue Refunding Bonds were paid in full on June 17, 2019 and the balance is now down to $0.00 and there are no further obligations for the District to pay interest and principal on the bonds. The Water Bond […]

Railroad Trestle Permanently Off-limits to Public at John Martin Reservoir SWA

Railroad Trestle Permanently Off-limits to Public at John Martin Reservoir SWA

  HASTY, Colo. – Restrictions on public access to the railroad trestle bridge in the John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area will be strictly enforced after a recent near-tragedy involving a passenger train and two anglers.  Effective immediately, the public is barred from any access to the railroad trestle bridge by the BNSF Railway Police. […]

Car Seats Colorado Provides Tips for Summer Travelers

Car Seats Colorado Provides Tips for Summer Travelers

      STATEWIDE — After a nearly record-setting cold spring, warm weather is here, and families are packing up the car for summer road trips. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that only one in four children is properly secured when riding in a vehicle, putting the majority at severe risk […]

Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement Cites 322 Drivers

Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement Cites 322 Drivers

      STATEWIDE — While many Coloradans spent the Memorial Day weekend with family and friends, law enforcement agencies across the state worked overtime to apprehend impaired drivers and keep our roads safe. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) joined 105 law enforcement agencies across the state from May […]

CDOT Reminder, The Heat is On for the Memorial Day Weekend

CDOT Reminder, The Heat is On for the Memorial Day Weekend

                                                                  STATEWIDE – With summer just around the corner, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies will kick off the next Heat Is On high-visibility enforcement period this Memorial Day Weekend. Starting Friday, May 24 and continuing through Tuesday, May 28, over 100 law enforcement agencies […]

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 […]

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 […]

First Steps for the Lamar Loop

First Steps for the Lamar Loop

    The Lamar Loop is complete. The six year project which involved numerous alternative plans and flexible funding was officially dedicated with ribbon cutting ceremonies this past Saturday, May 4th at 1pm at Willow Creek Park.  Several dozen residents were on hand to enjoy a free hotdog lunch and some snacks from High Plains […]

USDA Urging State Agencies for SNAP Support

USDA Urging State Agencies for SNAP Support

            WASHINGTON, May 1, 2019 – Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture published a memorandum to state agencies (PDF, 156 KB) encouraging them to require Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to cooperate with child support programs. “We want states to take action to ensure that SNAP and child support […]

LPD Hosts Annual Drug Take Back Day, April 27

LPD Hosts Annual Drug Take Back Day, April 27

    The Lamar Police Department will participate in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday, April 27th from 10am to 2pm.  The program is intended for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications.  One goal of the program is to […]

Webster Wins Frontier Bank Bike

Webster Wins Frontier Bank Bike

  Frontier Bank has sponsored in part, the Annual High Plains Community Health Center “Health Expo” since its inception in 2011.  In an effort to encourage a healthier lifestyle Frontier Bank donates a Bicycle each year. Stephen Webster, pictured above, is this year’s lucky winner of the big yellow bike.  Frontier Bank would like to […]

High Plains Receives National Award from CDC

High Plains Receives National Award from CDC

  The High Plains Community Health Center in Holly, was selected as one of only 18 practices across the country to be named as a “ 2018 Hypertension Champion” by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the Million Hearts Campaign, in a highly competitive national selection process. Million Hearts Campaign is a national initiative to promote cardiovascular […]

PMC Annual Benefit Gala Set for May 10

PMC Annual Benefit Gala Set for May 10

  Prowers Medical Center Patients to Benefit from ‘Friends of the Foundation Gala’    (Lamar, CO)  April 4, 2019 – It will be a gala event of exceptional importance at the Cow Palace Inn Courtyard as fundraisers gather to support a great cause. The Prowers Medical Center Foundation will host their 2nd annual fundraising event, […]

Call 811 to Protect Underground Utilities

Call 811 to Protect Underground Utilities

April is National Safe Digging Month LAMAR, Colo. (Apr. 1, 2019) More than 50 percent of Atmos Energy’s hazardous leaks are caused by excavation damage to its natural gas distribution system. Accidental damage is the greatest risk to underground utilities and even minor damage, such as a scrape, dent, or crease in a pipeline or […]