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Prowers County Public Health and Environment Notified of Monkeypox Case       

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Notified of Monkeypox Case       

  Monkeypox identified and confirmed in Prowers County   PROWERS COUNTY – On August 4, 2022, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) notified Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) of a confirmed case of monkeypox. The risk to the general public continues to be low. Meagan Hillman, Director of PCPHE said, […]

Prowers County Hospital District Board of Director Election Results

Prowers County Hospital District Board of Director Election Results

  (Lamar, CO) May 4, 2022 – The Prowers County Hospital District Board of Director Election was conducted on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. “Unofficial” results are in as we wait for the absentee ballots associated with the Uniformed And Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). These ballots must be received by May 11th. An “official” […]

President Biden Designates Amache National Historic Site as America’s Newest National Park

President Biden Designates Amache National Historic Site as America’s Newest National Park

WASHINGTON — President Biden signed the Amache National Historic Site Act today, designating the Amache site in Granada, Colorado as part of the National Park System. This designation, the first in the National Park System during this Administration, will permanently protect the site for future generations and will help tell the history of Japanese American […]

Lamar VA Clinic Recommended for Closure, One of Several in Eastern Colorado

Lamar VA Clinic Recommended for Closure, One of Several in Eastern Colorado

  A recommendation has been made to close the Lamar VA Clinic by 2026, according to a review commissioned by the 2019 Veteran’s Mission Act.  Similar clinics in La Junta, Burlington and Salida have also received a recommendation of closure.  The Lamar VA Clinic has been in operation since November, 2014. The recommendations stemmed from […]

Delay on Marijuana Petition Ruling

Delay on Marijuana Petition Ruling

  District Judge, Michael Davidson, has given the plaintiff and defendants additional time to present their claims in light of some additional legal authority, discovered by the court.  The supplemental briefing order has found some authority which, “presents the question of whether the Plaintiff’s claims are moot.  To be fair to both sides, the Court […]

100th Anniversary Banquet for Lamar Chamber of Commerce

100th Anniversary Banquet for Lamar Chamber of Commerce

    Teamwork was the central theme for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce banquet held Friday, January 28th at the Lamar Eagles Lodge. The banquet was notable for several reasons, the first being the observance of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the chamber for Lamar and the second, as the first banquet held […]

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2021

  9,000 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in December; Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.8% Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point in December to 4.8 percent. The national unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point to 3.9 percent. Other highlights from […]

Prowers Sheriff Deputies Respond to Shooting

Prowers Sheriff Deputies Respond to Shooting

  On Saturday, January 15, 2022 at about 6:41pm the Prowers County 911 Center received a 911 phone call regarding a male subject who was shot.  Prowers County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Lamar Ambulance Service, and Wiley First Responders responded to the 6000 block of Prowers County Road UU. The shooting victim was identified […]

City Waiting for Ruling on Latest Marijuana Ballot Challenge

City Waiting for Ruling on Latest Marijuana Ballot Challenge

    Arguments against the validity of the initiating ballot questions pertaining to the sale and taxation of recreational marijuana products were presented before Prowers District Judge, Michael Davidson on Monday, January 10th.  His decision is expected to be issued to both parties by February 1st. In the court hearing, Wanda Rohlman, Plaintiff, was represented […]

Wind Storm Advisory for S.E. Colorado for Dec. 15.

Wind Storm Advisory for S.E. Colorado for Dec. 15.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE – National Weather Service Pueblo CO – 353 AM MST Tue Dec 14 2021 …HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 5 PM MST WEDNESDAY… * WHAT…West winds 35 to 50 mph with gusts 60 to 80 mph expected. * WHERE…the Southeast Colorado Plains. * WHEN…From 7 AM to 5 […]

Area Election Results, Not Official at this Time

Area Election Results, Not Official at this Time

    City of Lamar  Ballot Issue 2A Shall the City of Lamar taxes be increased by $450,000 annually by imposing an additional sales tax of 5% on the sale of retail marijuana and medical marijuana? Yes 989 No 808 City of Lamar  Ballot Issue 2B Shall the establishment and operation of medical and retail […]

City Votes to Approve Recreational/Medical Marijuana Sales

City Votes to Approve Recreational/Medical Marijuana Sales

    Voters in Lamar approved the two-part November ballot question to legalize sales of marijuana within the City of Lamar.  Both questions, 2A and 2B had to pass in order for the city to join other communities with legalized sales.  The vote was 1,102 to 902 on 2A which set the level of taxes […]

City of Lamar Selects New City Administrator

City of Lamar Selects New City Administrator

After an extensive search, the City of Lamar Mayor and City Council have announced that Robert Evans will be the City’s new Administrator. Robert currently serves as City Manager in Willis, Texas, a position he has held since 2019. Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of the Lamar City Council hosted the final candidates for […]

Letter to the Editor:  To the Employees of Prowers Medical Center and the Citizens of Prowers County:

Letter to the Editor: To the Employees of Prowers Medical Center and the Citizens of Prowers County:

    9/30/2021 As you are aware, the State of Colorado Board of Health issued a statewide mandate requiring the vaccination of all hospital employees. The Board of Directors of Prowers Medical Center never issued such a mandate and had no plans of ever doing so. Last night, a board meeting was held to discuss […]

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

  On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 9:34 p.m., The Colorado State Patrol was notified of a 2 vehicle crash on Highway 287 and Prowers County Road 196 near Wiley, Colorado.  CSP investigators determined a Ford Explorer, occupied by 5 teenagers, was southbound on Highway 287 and made a left turn in front of […]