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Public Invited to Lamar Loop Ribbon Cutting

Public Invited to Lamar Loop Ribbon Cutting

    Wear some walking shoes and make plans to attend the official ribbon-cutting of the long-awaited Lamar Loop, set for Saturday, May 4th, between 11am and 2pm. The site will be the two, new picnic shelters at the Trail Head on the east side of Willow Creek Park. Lamar Chamber of Commerce President, Kendra […]

Holly Trustees Narrow Administrator Search

Holly Trustees Narrow Administrator Search

    The Holly Trustees plan to interview two finalists for the Town Administrator’s post during a session tentatively scheduled for April 18th.  The Trustees met with consultant Steve Rabe during their April 3rd meeting to review the procedures they will employ during the interview session including provisions for salary, termination and length of contract. […]

Lamar Replacing Pool Slide

Lamar Replacing Pool Slide

    Work is underway at the Lamar Municipal Pool in preparation for the new season beginning May 27th.  One major undertaking is removing and replacing the old slide with a new one.  A work crew has broken down the old whirly side and is ready to install the new one. “We work from the […]

Honkers Welcome Bright Beginnings

Honkers Welcome Bright Beginnings

    The Lamar Honkers visited with Clara Sherrill, owner/operator of Bright Beginnings Child Care in Lamar. Located at 9765 County Road HH, Bright Beginnings is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 5:15pm and can be contacted at 970-380-5862. For those interested in Clara’s services, you can view Bright Beginnings Child Care on their […]

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 […]

Lamar Rotary Hosts International Student-Athletes from LCC

Lamar Rotary Hosts International Student-Athletes from LCC

    Lamar Rotary hosted four Lamar Community College students who are finishing their final year of study at the college before venturing on to a new segment of their educational careers following May graduation ceremonies. Dr. Linda Lujan, Rotary President and President of Lamar Community College, introduced the four young women during a rotary […]

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 […]

City Honors Local Wrestling Champs

City Honors Local Wrestling Champs

  Mayor Roger Stagner presented two young residents with Keys to the City at the outset of the City Council meeting on Monday, March 11th. High school freshman, Crystalyn Felan had her accomplishment entered into the record books with her first place finish in the first-ever sanctioned Colorado High School Girls State Wrestling Tournament held […]

Prowers County Commissioners OK Fairground Use

Prowers County Commissioners OK Fairground Use

    Several organizations were granted waivers for use of the Prowers County Fairgrounds for their scheduled events in 2019. The Prowers County Commissioners approved the rental of the fairgrounds for the annual Sand and Sage Roundup set for August 3rd through the 10th this year.  Axel Thurner, representing the Vaqueros Saddle Club and the […]

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 […]

LCC Planning a New Construction Phase on Campus Buildings

LCC Planning a New Construction Phase on Campus Buildings

LCC Planning a New Construction Phase on Campus Buildings   Lamar Community College recently finalized a Facilities Master Plan as required every ten years by the state. LCC President, Dr. Linda Lujan, remarked to the Prowers County Commissioners, the college was aided in the project by an architect firm .The College needs a current FMP […]

John Martin Stilling Basin is Cleaned Out for First Time in 70 Years

John Martin Stilling Basin is Cleaned Out for First Time in 70 Years

    The cleaning project, underway since this past November, is nearing completion at John Martin Dam in Bent County. A trip to the dam this past Sunday, February 17th, shows that the water from the stillway has been drained and earth moving equipment has scraped clean, almost all the accumulated sediment that has built […]

Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

    A visit to parts of Lamar indicates some people are busy this mid-winter. The pace has increased at the community correction facility, known as the Advantage Treatment Center on East Maple Street.  Mark Carrigan, who is handling most of the renovation project for the former WPA facilities, said he expects the eastern most […]

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

    The 2019 Pedal the Plains, three-day biking event, will be held in Lamar, Springfield and Holly between Friday, September 13th through the 15th.  Each of the three days takes a commitment from community volunteers, according to Tour Director, Deirdre Moynihan.  She and several members of the planning group held an overview meeting for […]