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Lamar Can Benefit from Switch of Funding Sources for Main Street Projects

Lamar Can Benefit from Switch of Funding Sources for Main Street Projects

    The Lamar City Council decided to go with a different funding source for civic improvement projects during its February 24th meeting. Community Development Director, Angie Cue, explained the estimated duration of the City of Lamar’s Main Street Streetscaping project, estimated at $500,000, could extend into 2023. Local CDOT engineers have expressed concerns that […]

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 […]

County Begins Funding Process for Fairgrounds Improvements

County Begins Funding Process for Fairgrounds Improvements

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved SECOG grant applications for improvements to the county fairgrounds and a building sign for the Prowers County Annex. Approval was given during the commissioner’s February 18th meeting and the applications are being sent next month. The county is applying for $2,700 to purchase several metal picnic tables, coated […]

County Seeks Fair Board Applicants

County Seeks Fair Board Applicants

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill seven (7) positions on the Prowers County Fair Board with a term of three (3) years and will expire in February 2023. Any person living in Prowers County, at least 21 years of age, and […]

Retired Lamar Community College Coach Inducted to NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame

Retired Lamar Community College Coach Inducted to NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame

    Charlotte, NC – The NJCAA Baseball Coaches Association has selected four prominent head coaches for its 2020 Hall of Fame class, announced by the NJCAA National Office on Thursday. Among the four inductees was Scott Crampton of Lamar (CO) added to this year’s illustrious class. Scott Crampton arrived on campus at Lamar in […]

Colorado Water Conservation Bureau – 2019 Year in Review

Colorado Water Conservation Bureau – 2019 Year in Review

  2019 Calendar Year in Review: 2019 followed one of Colorado’s warmest, driest years on record with a severe drought in southwest Colorado. This drought (of 2018) was followed by a cold, wet 2019 spring and 150% of normal snowpack that helped clear the state of drought by June 2019. The 2019 monsoon season, however, […]

NPS Hosting Public Informational Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

NPS Hosting Public Informational Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

      DENVER—On Tuesday, February 11th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to participate in one of two informational meetings and open houses regarding the Amache special resource study. The first public meeting will be held at the Granada City Complex at 103 South Main Street […]

Busy Time Ahead for County Fairgrounds

Busy Time Ahead for County Fairgrounds

    The Prowers County Commissioners heard from representatives of seven groups who were securing their dates ahead of schedule for the facilities at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. All seven were granted their dates as well as their requests for a waiver of fees. Don McBee said the Colorado Ag Commissioner, Kate Greenburg, is 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 […]

Bent’s Old Fort Closed February 4th - 5th

Bent’s Old Fort Closed February 4th – 5th

      Bent’s Old Fort will be closed on Tuesday, February 4th through Wednesday, February 5th. The closure will allow the National Park Service’s High Plains Group of parks– Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Capulin Volcano National Monument, and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site—annual training and meeting time to discuss park operations. […]

Auditions are Open for "Our Town"

Auditions are Open for “Our Town”

    The Trail Blazer Theatre group is open for auditions for one of the most well-recognized plays in America, “Our Town”. Written by Thornton Wilder, the three-act play, noted for its minimalistic stage set, presents the lives of New Hampshire residents, some of whom live and die in a small American town between 1901 […]

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 […]

2019 Year in Review - AUGUST

2019 Year in Review – AUGUST

    The following articles are a recap of various news events which have had an impact on residents of Prowers County this past year.   Boxley of Lamar – 2019 Governor’s Service Awards Recipients Announced DENVER —Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera presented the 2019 Governor’s Service Awards, presented in recognition and appreciation to individuals, community […]

Christmas Lighting Contest Winners- 2019

Christmas Lighting Contest Winners- 2019

    The annual Christmas Lighting Contest was held recently in Granada and Holly. Here are the winners: Holly: TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS: 1st Place:   Christie & Tim Weeder 2nd Place:   Bill & Shawna Kissell RELIGIOUS: 1st Place:   Shawndi & Rory Tuttle 2nd Place:   Tony & Nellie Garcia ORIGINAL: 1st Place:   Mark & Linda Bagley 2nd Place:   […]