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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 […]

SDS Observes 55 Years of Service

SDS Observes 55 Years of Service

  David Harbour, Executive Director of Southeast Developmental Services, met with visitors at the headquarters this past Wednesday, April 3rd during the organization’s annual open house.  “We’ve been doing this since I’ve been here and that’s for at least 16 years,” he said. Last month, the Prowers County Commissioners met with Harbour to proclaim April […]

PMC Begins MRI Project, Orthopedic Surgery Prepares for Patients

PMC Begins MRI Project, Orthopedic Surgery Prepares for Patients

    The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors are considering two finalists to construct a new and separate building to house the hospital’s MRI unit for patient imaging scans. A letter of engagement for the selected contractor will be issued and the preparation for the building site will soon follow.  PMC Chief Executive Officer, Craig […]

Commissioners Approve Special Events Permit for Bent-Prowers Cattle

Commissioners Approve Special Events Permit for Bent-Prowers Cattle

  The Prowers County Commissioners held a brief regular meeting Tuesday afternoon, March 26th following their morning work session. Following a public hearing on the matter, the commissioners approved an application for a special events permit for the Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association, set for Saturday, April 6th at the Lamar Community College Equine […]

Click It or Ticket Rural Enforcement Begins Monday

Click It or Ticket Rural Enforcement Begins Monday

    STATEWIDE — Starting Monday, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies will begin a six-day Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period targeting rural areas of Colorado. The enforcement period will run through March 31. In 2018, five of the six counties with […]

Granada Trustees Move Forward on Water Project

Granada Trustees Move Forward on Water Project

    The Granada Trustees, following a public hearing Wednesday, March 20th, voted to move forward on water system improvements for the community.  A resolution on the project and financing costs will be on the April 10th agenda during their regular monthly meeting. David Frisch, consulting engineer for GMS, Inc., said, “This is a great […]

Riding into a New Season

Riding into a New Season

  Tuesday, March 19th, was the last day of winter and with temperatures in the upper 50’s it was a perfect time to take a brand new bicycle out for a spin on the brand new Lamar Loop. A group of middle and high school students from Lamar joined with Byron Hall, President of the […]

HOPE Center Closing for Summer Renovations

HOPE Center Closing for Summer Renovations

  Lori Hammer, Executive Director of the HOPE Center at Lincoln School on North 10th Street in Lamar, told Coalition members this past Monday, the Center will be “closed up tight” through the summer to allow needed renovations to take place.  Danny Tinnes, RE-2 School Board member, also attended the meeting. “We’re not exactly sure […]

LCC Hosts SE Colorado Regional Science Fair

LCC Hosts SE Colorado Regional Science Fair

    Close to 90 elementary, junior high and high school students took part in the annual Southeast Regional Science Fair, at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center, Wednesday, February 27. Students stood by their science displays on the gym floor, explaining to regional judges, the content of their science project and what was their […]

Council Taking Steps for Future Outdoor Projects.

Council Taking Steps for Future Outdoor Projects.

      The Lamar City Council unanimously ratified an earlier phone poll for permission to apply for a $90,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. The action was taken during the Monday night Council meeting on February 25th.  The funds will help defray costs with the Nature Play Center to be built at Willow […]

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

    Pending available funding, the City of Lamar, in conjunction with Bustang and the Colorado Department of Transportation, should have a bus stop shelter developed for Bustang passengers. The service has been in operation for just about a year. Craig Brooks, Lamar’s Chief Building Official, told The Prowers Journal the city is developing a […]