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Low Water Prompts CPW to Order Emergency Fish Salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir

Low Water Prompts CPW to Order Emergency Fish Salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir

  SPRINGFIELD, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife today ordered an emergency public fish salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir north of Springfield due to declining water levels.   Two Buttes Reservoir is in imminent danger of a catastrophic fish kill due to extremely low lake levels. Hoping to avoid the loss of a large number […]

Local Cowboy Strikes at the USTRC Finals

Local Cowboy Strikes at the USTRC Finals

The United States Team Roping Championships held its 30th annual finals in Oklahoma City at the end of October. Team ropers come from all over to test their ability and try for sizable prize money. Shannon O’Bryan and his 16 year-old son, Braxton, headed south with their horses to rope not only in the 2019 […]

Council Sets 2020 Budget, Sends Ambulance Agreement to County

Council Sets 2020 Budget, Sends Ambulance Agreement to County

    City of Lamar ambulance service will be continued in areas of Prowers County not served by the Holly Ambulance Service. This past June, Prowers County agreed to a six month contract for $60,000 in which ambulance service would be provided to those areas until December 31st.  The city and county had agreed to […]

Playground Closer to Completion

Playground Closer to Completion

    The Nature Play area on the western side of Willow Creek Park is almost ready for kids to enjoy and test their skills. In some ways it’s similar to other playground ‘jungle gyms’ or ‘monkey bars’ that were developed as early as the 1920s and used by several generations of kids. The road leading […]

Lamar City Council Moves Forward on Waste Water Project

Lamar City Council Moves Forward on Waste Water Project

  The City of Lamar is moving forward with a water quality improvement project as the city council ratified a phone poll for a WQIF grant for $243,300 with a local match of $30,350 for the completion of the project. The city owns a wastewater treatment facility headworks building, lift station and fine screen and […]

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

      LAMAR – Governor Jared Polis today joined cabinet members, stakeholders and local leaders to kickoff of the Denver Post Pedal the Plains 2019. This ride is an opportunity for Coloradans to get out into communities on the eastern plains and celebrate the state’s agriculture industry. The ride will make stops in Lamar, […]

Council Considers Study for Year-Round Covered Pool

Council Considers Study for Year-Round Covered Pool

    Lamar is joining with High Plains Community Health Center in a Memorandum of Understanding to research the feasibility of a partnership leading to a year-round covered swimming pool or aquatics center to serve Lamar and the surrounding area on an annual basis. The goals outlined in the MOU include:  the ‘low-cost’ study of […]

Swisher Appointed to Holly Trustee Board

Swisher Appointed to Holly Trustee Board

    Rod Swisher was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Holly Trustee’s Board during their monthly meeting, September 4th.  He is replacing Aaron Leiker who submitted his resignation at last month’s meeting.  Swisher will fill that seat until April 2020 at which time, he and four other Trustee’s will be up for re-election […]

Pedal The Plains Cycling Tour Showcases the Uniqueness of Southeastern Colorado

Pedal The Plains Cycling Tour Showcases the Uniqueness of Southeastern Colorado

Highlighting Historical Sites of Lamar, Holly and Springfield   Denver, CO (August 15, 2019) — The 3-day tour Pedal The Plains (PTP) presented by Viaero Wireless will take participants on a 200-mile adventure as they cycle through the Southeastern Plains of Colorado where history runs deep from outlaws and bandits, to the Santa Fe Trail […]

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 […]

Pedal the Plains Needs Volunteers

Pedal the Plains Needs Volunteers

  Pedal the Plains is right around the corner and we need volunteers! The event is September 12-15 and we need volunteers on the afternoon of Thursday September 12, all day on Friday September 13 and on Sunday September 15. Lamar is the start & finish line so we will get to launch the riders […]

2019 Pedal the Plains Preview

2019 Pedal the Plains Preview

    The Pedal the Plains bicycling event is set for southeast Colorado September 13-15 this year, marking the second time the event will be held in this area. The first Pedal was hosted in Lamar in 2013.  This year Lamar, Holly and Springfield are on the agenda for the 100 mile-plus riding event. Organizers […]

Lamar 9U All Star Team Travels to Midwest Regionals

Lamar 9U All Star Team Travels to Midwest Regionals

  The Lamar 9u All Star team recently competed at the State Tournament in Greenwood Village and placed Runner-Up. We travel to the Midwest Regional Tournament in Frontenac, KS on July 17-21st. Members of the team include Coaches: Justin Mundell, Robert Powers, TJ Steinbrunn, and Logan Alley. Players include:  Dallas Alley, Taylor LeForce, Daylen Swan, […]

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 […]

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. […]