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National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

  Spotter Training Available Across Southern Colorado through May The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN with partner organizations. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters across the country. These volunteers learn to […]

State Ag Commissioner Guest Speaker at Conservation District Annual

State Ag Commissioner Guest Speaker at Conservation District Annual

    Colorado State Agriculture Commissioner, Kate Greenburg, was guest speaker this past Tuesday, February 18th for the Prowers Conservation District’s annual meeting at the Home Ec Building at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Greenburg, who is beginning her second year in office, first visited the area this past summer during a meet and greet held […]

CPW Maintains Vigilance over Invasive Mussels in State Water Bodies

CPW Maintains Vigilance over Invasive Mussels in State Water Bodies

  More Boats Found with Mussel Infestations in 2019 DENVER, Colo. – More boats requiring decontamination because of infestations of destructive mussels entered Colorado last year than in 2018, but the statewide inspection program coordinated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife again succeeded in keeping invasive mussels out of the state’s lakes and reservoirs. While Colorado […]

Meat Packing Proposal Discussed by Granada Trustees

Meat Packing Proposal Discussed by Granada Trustees

    Granada Trustees voted to approve a letter of intent to supply water and electricity to businessman Curtis Temple who is proposing a small-scale slaughter, harvest and processing facility in Granada in the vicinity of Camp Amache. Temple explained the operation would be filling a need for the area with the construction of a […]

New City Administrator Hosted

New City Administrator Hosted

  A public welcoming reception for new Lamar City Administrator, Steve Kil, was held Monday, February 10, 2020, prior to the city council’s meeting. Kil began his official duties on February 3rd of this year, replacing former Administrator, John Sutherland. “I’ve been made to feel very welcome by the people of Lamar and the various […]

Another Successful Year for the Lamar Area Hospice Fundraising Committee

Another Successful Year for the Lamar Area Hospice Fundraising Committee

  The dedicated and extremely capable Lamar Area Hospice Fundraising Committee presented a check for $53,000 to Deb Pelley, Executive Director of Hospice, highlighting the results of three enormously successful events; the Pirate’s Party in February hosted by The Buzzard’s Roost, Jay Gruber, Karen Moreno and Joe Malecki, The Annual Dinner/Dance and Auction at the […]

Remember Foundation for Alzheimer’s Fundraiser, A Night to Remember

Remember Foundation for Alzheimer’s Fundraiser, A Night to Remember

    Sometimes the success of an event isn’t always based on the number of people attending or the amount of funds raised for a worthy cause. In either case you’d like the numbers to be high, but you also want the attendees to have a good time and the first fundraising event for the […]

Covered Pool Partnerships Sought for Feasibility Study

Covered Pool Partnerships Sought for Feasibility Study

    Eric Niemeyer, Chief Executive Officer of High Plains Community Health Center, outlined the possibilities of developing a covered swimming pool for the Prowers County Commissioners Tuesday, January 14th. He approached the Lamar City Council in September with a memorandum of understanding to become a partner in financing a feasibility study for the project […]

Lamar Council Takes Steps to Fund Economic and Infrastructure Projects

Lamar Council Takes Steps to Fund Economic and Infrastructure Projects

    The Lamar Planning and Zoning Commission approved the annexation of properties at 1408, 1412, 1412.5 and 1416 North Main Street in Lamar. This is an area of land formally known as Opel’s Pub as well as several adjacent buildings which have fallen into disrepair over the years. A public hearing was held by […]

Holly Electric Rates to Remain Unchanged

Holly Electric Rates to Remain Unchanged

    Holly Mayor, Calvin Melcher, cast the tie-breaking vote for Ordinance 530 to prevent the raising of rates and tariffs for municipal electric customers. The four to three split had Trustees Corey Stephens, Jacob Holdren and Joshua Reinert in favor and Larry Sitts, Anthony Moldenhauer and Rod Swisher opposed. The tie was ended with […]

Trooper Tips - “Older Drivers”

Trooper Tips – “Older Drivers”

  Driving is a feeling of freedom you get when you’re able to just travel wherever you wish. But, there may come a point in time when either you or someone close to you must make the decision to put the keys away and find another way to commute. Talking to an older person about […]

Welcome Rynlee, Newest Citizen for 2020 in Southeast Colorado

Welcome Rynlee, Newest Citizen for 2020 in Southeast Colorado

    Kolby and Kelsey Palmer of Lamar, Colorado have the unique distinction of becoming the newest parents in southeast Colorado for the year and for the new decade, 2020, with the birth of their daughter, Rynlee Mace Palmer with Dr. Dinsmore attending. Rynlee was born on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 12:13 in the […]

January Agency on Aging Council Meeting Set

January Agency on Aging Council Meeting Set

A meeting of the Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council will be held on January 21st, Lamar Senior Opportunity Center, 407 East Olive, Lamar. Snacks 11:00 a.m., meeting to begin 11:30. Attend and participate in the exciting work the Advisory Council and Appointing County Commissioners of the Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency […]

Early Christmas for Lamar Animal Shelter

Early Christmas for Lamar Animal Shelter

      Not many people would want a set of scales as a Christmas present, but Sarah McCloskey was happy to receive one this past Thursday, December 5th. It wasn’t for her, though. The Lamar Animal Medical Center presented a needed scale to the Lamar Animal Shelter after learning the shelter did not have […]

SHG Opens New Location in Eads

SHG Opens New Location in Eads

      Eads, December 5, 2019 – Southeast Health Group’s newest location in Eads began serving clients on Nov. 18, with Lindsey Barlow, the clinician for mental health services, providingindividual, group, and family therapy to clients of all ages. An open house will be held Dec. 16 from 2-4 p.m. The location offers case […]