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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 […]

County Planning Commission Approves GP Special Use Permit

County Planning Commission Approves GP Special Use Permit

      The Prowers County Planning Commission approved an amended Special Use Permit request from Karl Nyquist and Bill Grasmick of GP Aggregates and GP Irrigated, LLC-West Farm Pit, operating on County Road HH.5, west of and parallel to, the Burlington Northern railroad tracks east of Lamar. The lands are zoned as Irrigated Agricultural […]

Veterans’ Administration Representatives Hold Town Hall Meeting

Veterans’ Administration Representatives Hold Town Hall Meeting

    In an effort to maintain lines of communication and provide information updates for veterans in southeast Colorado, several representatives from the VA hosted a Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, August 20th at the Senior Citizen Center in Lamar. On hand were Greg Crenshaw, Veteran Experience Officer from the Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Katie […]

Family Resource Center Options Discussed

Family Resource Center Options Discussed

    Lisa Thomas, coordinator of the Collaborative Management Program for Prowers County Department of Human Services, led a discussion of about the development of a Family Resource Center for Prowers County during an afternoon meeting at Brew Unto Others this past Monday, August 19th. “We’d like to begin a conversation about what a Family […]

Lamar Community - VETERAN TOWN Hall

Lamar Community – VETERAN TOWN Hall

    The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System will host a Veteran Town Hall from 2-3:30pm, Tuesday, August 20th at the Lamar SOS Center at 407 East Olive Street.  Senior Leadership from VA ECHCS will be on-site to answer questions and hear feedback. These events are open to all members of the public, including […]

Recycling Efforts in Rural Colorado

Recycling Efforts in Rural Colorado

    The more trash you recycle, the less goes into your landfill, your water and your planet. A mix of state and local representatives gathered at the Lamar Public Works offices on North Second Street, Wednesday, August 14th, for a brief update on landfill status in Prowers County and the City of Lamar and […]

CDOT and Governor’s Office Proclaim - Colorado Motorcyclist Memorial Day

CDOT and Governor’s Office Proclaim – Colorado Motorcyclist Memorial Day

      DENVER – Each year after Colorado’s snowy winters, the warm summer days entice motorcycle riders to the roadways. However, taking to the roads has become more dangerous for motorcyclists in recent years. In 2018, 103 motorcycle riders lost their lives in Colorado. So far this year, 65 motorcyclists have been killed, compared […]

Brad Young Honored for Service

Brad Young Honored for Service

    Brad Young, Lamar native, recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award, from Independent Pharmaceuticals, in Denver, CO on Saturday, August 10th. Young recently retired as Legislative Director of Governmental Affairs for Independent Pharmacists in Colorado. Seated with Young, (center photo) are Joe Valdez, LaJara Pharma, LaJara, CO, and Ky Davis, Harris Health Mart, Rocky Ford, […]

Adult Health Clinic Reopening in September

Adult Health Clinic Reopening in September

    Eric Niemeyer, Executive Director of the High Plains Community Health Center, told the Prowers County Commissioners, construction work on the Adult Clinic off Kendall Drive in Lamar has only a few stages to go through before it will re-open this September. Niemeyer briefed the Commissioners with the latest updates from the Clinic this […]

Police Auxiliary Donates to SECCI

Police Auxiliary Donates to SECCI

    Members of the newly formed Lamar Police Auxiliary donated $172 to SECCI, Southeast Colorado Cancer Initiative this past Tuesday, August 6th at the downtown Pocket Park.  Tera Binder accepted the donation for Cathy Buxton on behalf of the local cancer support group. Auxiliary Vice President, Brenda Wilson, said the group, formed this past […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

    STATEWIDE — As of Monday, July 15, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies will begin a week-long Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period focusing on rural areas of Colorado. The enforcement period will run through Sunday, July 21. In 2018, five […]

From the Gulf to Canada; Hang Gliders Raise Funds for Cancer Group

From the Gulf to Canada; Hang Gliders Raise Funds for Cancer Group

    While most of us made last minute plans for July 4th parties, picnics or provisions, a group of hang gliders were at the Lamar Airport on Wednesday, July 3rd, going over their equipment in preparation for another leg in a 1,600 mile north/south, border to border journey.   What had been a competitive […]

CSP Trooper Tips: Motorcycle Safety by Trooper Gary Cutler

CSP Trooper Tips: Motorcycle Safety by Trooper Gary Cutler

  According to the meteorologists it is now officially summer. So that means there will be a lot more motorcycles on our roadways.  So that is this month’s topic. I was a motor officer for the State Patrol for 11 years, so I have a few insights when dealing with this topic.  No matter what […]

Fireworks Do’s and Don’ts for the 4th of July

Fireworks Do’s and Don’ts for the 4th of July

      Stay safe during the 4th of July celebrations.  One of the best ways to do that is to remain up to date on the laws regarding fireworks use.  Here’s the latest from the Lamar Fire Department. Please keep in mind, if you purchase fireworks over state lines, bring them back, and fire […]