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PEP Annual Meeting Details BEAR Essentials

PEP Annual Meeting Details BEAR Essentials

      BEAR, as described by Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) President, Aaron Leiker, stands for Business Expansion Attraction and Retention, a series of goals that are hoped to be achieved by the economic development organization. Leiker addressed the annual meeting of PEP, held Monday, March 4th at the Shore Arts Center in downtown Lamar.  […]

CPW News: Colorado and Kansas Sign Historic Agreement

CPW News: Colorado and Kansas Sign Historic Agreement

Create Permanent Water Supply at CPW’s John Martin Reservoir State Park   HASTY, Colo. – A 40-year deadlock between Colorado and Kansas has been resolved with the signing of a historic agreement that will provide a new source of water for a permanent fish and wildlife conservation pool in John Martin Reservoir. The long-sought compromise between […]

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 […]

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for S.E. Colorado

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for S.E. Colorado

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING (Sunday) TO 6 PM MST TUESDAY… * WHAT…Periods of snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches expected. * WHERE…Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below 7500 Feet, Crowley County, La Junta Vicinity/Otero County, Eastern Las Animas County, Western Kiowa County, Eastern […]

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 […]

Beverly Augustine Presented with Chamber Appreciation Award at 2019 Banquet

Beverly Augustine Presented with Chamber Appreciation Award at 2019 Banquet

    Three community service awards were presented to Lamar citizens and three new directors for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce were introduced to the public at the 98th Annual Chamber Banquet, held Wednesday evening, January 30th at the Lamar Eagles Lodge #3898. However, the highlight of the evening was an unannounced award which was […]

2019 Pedal the Plains in Early Planning Stages for S.E. Colorado

2019 Pedal the Plains in Early Planning Stages for S.E. Colorado

The 2019 Denver Post/Viaero ‘Pedal the Plains’ event is set to be held in Lamar, Holly and Springfield for this year’s bicycle ride, scheduled for September 13-15, 2019. Lamar played host city for the 2013  event which saw close to 900 bike riders attend some or all of the event. The 2019 route and cities […]

High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Set for Feb 7 - 10

High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Set for Feb 7 – 10

        Celebrating 17 years, The High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival is a one-of-a-kind festival sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Kiowa County Economic Development and Canyons and Plains that will be held February 7-10 2019 in Lamar, Colorado. Join avid birders and historians for […]

Orthopedic Surgery Soon Available at Prowers Medical Center

Orthopedic Surgery Soon Available at Prowers Medical Center

    Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, told the Prowers County Commissioners during their meeting, Tuesday, January 15th, that, “An agreement is in place,” to bring an orthopedic surgeon to the hospital sometime in February.  The exact date hasn’t been announced at this time, but following a training period with hospital […]

Shore Arts Pocket Park Project Completed with New Shade Structures

Shore Arts Pocket Park Project Completed with New Shade Structures

  2019 began with the finalization of the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park project, the three large umbrella-type coverings that will offer shade protection from the sun and the elements for future visitors. The last segment of the project was completed on Friday, January 4th.   The Lamar City Council had approved the purchase earlier […]

Bent County SO and CBI Investigate Homicide

Bent County SO and CBI Investigate Homicide

        (January 3, 2018—CBI—Pueblo, CO)—The Bent County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), is investigating the alleged homicide of a Las Animas man on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Bent County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 400 block of Locust Avenue in Las […]

County Signs Agreement with City for Ambulance Funding-/-Clarifies Position on Growing  Hemp

County Signs Agreement with City for Ambulance Funding-/-Clarifies Position on Growing Hemp

    The Prowers County Commissioners passed a resolution during their final meeting of the year, December 20th, clarifying and amending the zoning regulations and adding new provisions regarding industrial hemp production and processing.  The commissioners stated the action was taken to clear up any potential misunderstanding between the moratorium the county imposed years ago […]

Lamar’s Main Street Project, 99.5% Complete

Lamar’s Main Street Project, 99.5% Complete

    They’re gone! Construction workers, flag holders, earth moving machines, concrete trucks…all seemed to disappear as of late Friday, December 14th.  The last observed task was steam-blasting away the temporary road stripes at the north end of Main, around Loaf and Jug and putting down some new paint for lanes now that almost all […]

Reductions in Lamar Light Plant Electric Bills Coming in 2019

Reductions in Lamar Light Plant Electric Bills Coming in 2019

    The Lamar Utilities Board took two steps during their final meeting of the year, December 11th, to reduce utility rates to electricity customers.   Board members approved Resolution 18-12-03, adopting a modification to the Charter Appropriation Adjustment Tariff and they approved a 2019 Electric Cost Adjustment.  Both actions will start to bring down the […]