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Gonzales honored as LCC's Distinguished Alumna

Gonzales honored as LCC’s Distinguished Alumna

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lamar, CO) – Lamar Community College’s Antelope Night takes place annually on the eve of Commencement and is an opportunity for faculty and staff to celebrate students’ accomplishments and to honor Distinguished Alumni. This year on Antelope Night the college named Stephanie Gonzales as its 2019 Alumna of the Year. Stephanie Gallego […]

Here’s a Way to Hurt a Community

Here’s a Way to Hurt a Community

One aspect of the difficulties of promoting economic growth for Prowers County, attracting new business and touting the county as a potential new home for future employees came to light during the Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, board meeting this past Tuesday, May 7th. Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, shared a portion […]

Lamar Days Parade Route Back on Main Street

Lamar Days Parade Route Back on Main Street

    The 2019 Annual Lamar Days Parade route will be back on Main Street on Saturday, May 18th.  Heather Morris, Lamar Chamber of Commerce Office Manager, confirmed that the route will have participants assemble along Beech Street prior to the parade and at 10am the route will travel south along Main Street and turn […]

First Steps for the Lamar Loop

First Steps for the Lamar Loop

    The Lamar Loop is complete. The six year project which involved numerous alternative plans and flexible funding was officially dedicated with ribbon cutting ceremonies this past Saturday, May 4th at 1pm at Willow Creek Park.  Several dozen residents were on hand to enjoy a free hotdog lunch and some snacks from High Plains […]

City of Lamar Hosting Two Meetings for Civic Improvement

City of Lamar Hosting Two Meetings for Civic Improvement

    Do we want to see some of the old properties in town brought back to life? YES! Do we want to improve the vitality of downtown Lamar and create connections to adjacent neighborhoods? YES! Do we want to help property owners of vacant buildings that say “I don’t know where to start”?   YES! […]

Colorado Unemployment Situation – March 2019

Colorado Unemployment Situation – March 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 6,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from February to March for a total of 2,755,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,300 and government increased 800. February estimates were revised down to 2,749,200, and the over the month change from January to February was an […]

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

        At 7:00 am this morning, (Monday, April 15, 2019) John Martin Dam opened up its gates for the first time since November 1st! This is the first release since the completion of the stilling basin project. Flows are starting out relatively low, but expect them to increase as we start to […]

Council Discusses Ordinance for Derelict/Abandoned Downtown Buildings

Council Discusses Ordinance for Derelict/Abandoned Downtown Buildings

          Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, handed council members copies of code ordinances used by other communities as a means of curtailing or eliminating blighted buildings in their towns. “They can be reviewed to aid us in coming to a decision about what to do with our own situation,” Sutherland explained.  […]

Sanchez Becomes PEP Interim Director

Sanchez Becomes PEP Interim Director

  Prowers Economic Prosperity has named Cheryl Sanchez as its interim director with the recent departure of Executive Director, Eric Depperschmidt.  The Board of Directors has full confidence in Cheryl’s ability to keep PEP’s momentum as it seeks a permanent replacement.  Board members are also engaged in their responsibilities within BEAR – Business Expansion Attraction […]

Lamar Library to Display Moon Rocks

Lamar Library to Display Moon Rocks

  The Lamar Library will have several moon rocks on display for the general public as part of the Summer Reading Program, “Universe of Stories”, June 3rd through July 12th.    The Lamar Police will provide security on Friday, June 14th from 2pm to 4pm when the lunar rock samples will be on display.  Lamar Librarian, […]

Colorado's Employment Situation - February 2019

Colorado’s Employment Situation – February 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 700 nonfarm payroll jobs from January to February for a total of 2,749,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,200 and government decreased 500. January estimates were revised down to 2,748,900, and the over the month change from December to January was […]

Colorado Employment Situation - January 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 2,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,749,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,200 and government increased 1,200. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from December to […]

Last Segments of Main Street Project Start March 18th

Last Segments of Main Street Project Start March 18th

    American Civil Constructors work crews will return to Lamar one more time to finalize work on Main Street and Highway 287 beginning Monday, March 18th.  Tony Gregoritch of ACC informed The Prowers Journal that some of the remaining tasks include: Grind/Smooth the roadway surface (Park St. to Lamar Canal Rd.) Saw & Seal […]

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 […]