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Thrifty Food Plan Re-evaluation Puts Nutrition in Reach for SNAP Participants

Thrifty Food Plan Re-evaluation Puts Nutrition in Reach for SNAP Participants

    More than 42 million of our neighbors rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to feed their families. USDA recently re-evaluated the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP), used to set SNAP benefits, which increased the purchasing power of the plan by 21% for the first time since it was introduced in 1975. As […]

Fall Sod Covering Escondido Park for 2022

Fall Sod Covering Escondido Park for 2022

    Now that the two soccer fields at Escondido Park off North 14th Street in Lamar have been prepped, Timberline Construction employees began a final step today, September 15th, as roll after roll of sod is being laid out on both fields, due north of the parking lot. Official ground-breaking ceremonies were held at […]

LCC Director of Residence Living, Student Life named UCCS program Ethics Champion

LCC Director of Residence Living, Student Life named UCCS program Ethics Champion

    (LAMAR, Colo.) — Lamar Community College’s (LCC) new Director of Residence Living and Student Life was recently named to the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) College of Business’ Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative (DFEI) Collegiate Program. Andres “AJ” Arrendondo Jr. is one of 16 faculty and staff members appointed as “Ethics Champions” from […]

LCC Expanding Education Classes to Weekends

LCC Expanding Education Classes to Weekends

  (LAMAR, Colo.) — Lamar Community College (LCC) is now offering Early Childhood Education classes on the weekends to help meet the growing demand for trained educators in Southeast Colorado and beyond.  Starting in January, students interested in a career as a preschool or kindergarten teacher, childcare center administrator or caregiver for young children can […]

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 […]

Escondido Park Improvements are in Progress

Escondido Park Improvements are in Progress

    A brief, ground-breaking ceremony took place at noon at Escondido Park this past Monday, August 23rd.  The event marked the development of two new regulation-sized soccer fields adjacent to the parking lot and the current practice fields. Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, noted the parks will be used for years to come and will […]

Prowers Youth Council Outlines Goals

Prowers Youth Council Outlines Goals

  Matt Biszak from Prowers County Public Health and Abigail Ross, Lamar High School junior, described the goals of the Prowers Youth Council for the Lamar City Council recently. Biszak explained the organization, which operates in schools in Lamar, Wiley, Granada and Holly, is funded with state and federal dollars, administered by the Colorado Office […]

Granada Cheerleaders Honored for Excellence

Granada Cheerleaders Honored for Excellence

    The Granada Cheerleaders hosted the first annual NCA cheer camp on Aug 4 thru the 6th. McClave High school and Jr high attended as well. The Bobcat cheerleaders received the Technical Excellence award, the superior award in chants and band chants. All six girls were nominated for All American, and Elli Setleff received […]

Granada School Cheerleader Invited to Perform with All-American Team in Walt Disney Thanksgiving Day Parade

Granada School Cheerleader Invited to Perform with All-American Team in Walt Disney Thanksgiving Day Parade

  A cheerleader from Granada, Colorado has an amazing opportunity to showcase her talent, represent her hometown, and live a dream. Elli Setliff is a student at Granada School which overflows with Bobcat Pride from classrooms full of kindergarteners and high school seniors alike. Now she has an opportunity to represent her eastern Colorado town […]

Lamar Community College to Offer Classes in Baca, Kiowa and East Prowers this Fall

Lamar Community College to Offer Classes in Baca, Kiowa and East Prowers this Fall

  (LAMAR, Colo.) — Residents of Prowers, Baca and Kiowa counties will have access to a Lamar Community College (LCC) education without needing to travel to the main campus. LCC recently expanded its capacity to serve students by creating Distance Learning Sites in Eads, Granada and Springfield, lessening the distance and increasing access to higher […]

New Search for New Administrator, Highway Work Continues

New Search for New Administrator, Highway Work Continues

        The City of Lamar will have to wait a longer period until a new city administrator is selected.  Mayor Kirk Crespin reiterated his remarks from an earlier facebook update that no candidate was chosen from the short list of two who visited Lamar recently.  During the Monday evening council meeting on […]

Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals in Lamar

Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals in Lamar

    Lamar, Colorado – July 20, 2021 – The Colorado Junior Rodeo Association is celebrating its 27th Anniversary and contestants from around Colorado and surrounding states will converge on Lamar next weekend as the championship races come to an end.  From July 29th- August 1st over 100 contestants and their families will be coming […]

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

  Child Support Commission The commission reviews the child support guidelines and is required to issue a report every four years to the Governor and the General Assembly of the results of the review of child support guidelines and any recommended statutory changes. effective July 2, 2021 for a term expiring July 1, 2025: Lanie […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity:  Building Our Own Destiny

Prowers Economic Prosperity:  Building Our Own Destiny

    Dr. Linda Lujan, President of Prowers Economic Prosperity for 2021, invited the audience attending the organization’s annual meeting this past Thursday, June 17th, and encouraged them and area residents in general, to take a more active role in moving economic growth forward in Prowers County. “Compare what the accomplishments of the past year […]

Lamar to Receive Funding from COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Discusses Marijuana Ordinance

Lamar to Receive Funding from COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Discusses Marijuana Ordinance

    The Lamar City Council, under the Consent Agenda, passed on second reading, the modified Ordinance No. 1245 establishing an Advisory Board of Public Safety for the City of Lamar during its June 14th meeting.  The council is expected to set in motion the requirements for assembling the future board membership. City Treasurer, Kristin […]