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Open House for Southeast Health Group, New Life for Old Landmark

Open House for Southeast Health Group, New Life for Old Landmark

    Southeast Health Group celebrated an open house in Lamar to highlight the new location for their multi-purpose mental health services in southeast Colorado. Built in 1902 at the corner of Main and Poplar Streets in Lamar, the former Davis Hotel has also been known over the years as the Kelsey Hotel and then […]

Lamar City Council Focuses on Water, Housing Project Funding

Lamar City Council Focuses on Water, Housing Project Funding

    Lamar City Administrator, Steve Kil, provided the Lamar City Council with an update of some on-going projects during the council’s regular meeting on Monday, August 24th. The earlier meeting, scheduled for August 10th was cancelled and as such, the city sales tax revenue report was delayed to this current meeting. Kil said bids […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Project Begins in Lamar, Colorado

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Project Begins in Lamar, Colorado

  System Upgrades Increase Safety & Reliability While Decreasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions LAMAR, Colo. (July 6, 2020) –Atmos Energy is about to embark on another round of pipe replacement projects to further increase the safety and reliability of its natural gas delivery system as well as decrease greenhouse gas emissions throughout Colorado. Beginning Tuesday, July […]

Alison Reye Wilson, Recipient of 2020 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

Alison Reye Wilson, Recipient of 2020 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

  Lamar— May 8, 2020 — Alison was selected by adhering to our guidelines for a scholarship application which included submitting an official high School transcript (which shows she had a 3.98 GPA), along with three letters of recommendation from an instructor, counselor, or coach. Her attached letters were glowing examples of her commitment to […]

Health Officials Caution Against Virus Complacency

Health Officials Caution Against Virus Complacency

    The Prowers County Commissioners conducted their regular April 28th meeting via conference call to determine the safest course of action in light of Governor Polis’, Safer-at-Home regulations which went into effect on April 27th. The new regulations suggest an easing of some COVID-19 restrictions which will help open general, non-essential businesses to the […]

LPD Make Arrest Following Homicide Investigation-March 25, 2020

LPD Make Arrest Following Homicide Investigation-March 25, 2020

  The Lamar Police Department, Prowers County Sheriff’s Office and the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office thoroughly investigated the recent homicide which occurred on March 23, 2020. Continuous and diligent investigative efforts lead to officers being able to identify a male suspect and obtaining an arrest warrant for the individual. The individual was arrested and […]

Regional Science Fair Winners Announced

Regional Science Fair Winners Announced

  The Southeast Regional Science Fair was held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at the Lamar Community Building.   Sixty-three students brought projects from around the area: Walsh, Springfield, Campo on-line, and Lamar. Special Awards went to:  Heather Hancock and Aden Swanson received plaques for Outstanding Forensics Science projects. Braxen Shelton received a certificate and […]

Auditions are Open for "Our Town"

Auditions are Open for “Our Town”

    The Trail Blazer Theatre group is open for auditions for one of the most well-recognized plays in America, “Our Town”. Written by Thornton Wilder, the three-act play, noted for its minimalistic stage set, presents the lives of New Hampshire residents, some of whom live and die in a small American town between 1901 […]

2019 Year in Review, MARCH

2019 Year in Review, MARCH

  The following articles are a recap of various news events which have had an impact on residents of Prowers County this past year. 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 […]

Lamar Driver License Office Moving to New Location; Expanding Service Days

Lamar Driver License Office Moving to New Location; Expanding Service Days

  DENVER, Friday, DECEMBER 6, 2019 — In an effort to better serve Coloradans, the Lamar Driver License Office is moving to 3505 S. Main St. with service at the new location starting Tuesday, Dec. 17.   The current Lamar office at Village Shopping Center #10, will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, […]

(UPDATE) Kiowa County Pursuit, October 31, 2019

(UPDATE) Kiowa County Pursuit, October 31, 2019

  On Thursday, October 31, 2019, at approximately 08:50 hours, Deputy Stump, of the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make contact with a vehicle for travelling at 121 mph in a posted 65 mph zone. The vehicle was southbound on highway 287 south of Eads. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit was […]

Cats and Bats for Moonlight Madness

Cats and Bats for Moonlight Madness

    Lamar trick or treaters were on the prowl for cats during Moonlight Madness, Thursday, October 24th. This year’s theme was “Eat, Drink, Shop and be Scary” and included a cat hunt for prizes at participating merchants. Other events included a traditional Trunk Street for goodies in the Enchanted Forest just before and after […]

Conservation Easement Work Group Set for Lamar

Conservation Easement Work Group Set for Lamar

  Colorado State Legislators and the interested public are invited to a Conservation Easement Work Group Thursday, October 24th at the Cultural Events Center in Lamar. The discussion will focus on House Bill 2019-1264. AGENDA: 08:45 –                   Coffee & Donuts 09:00 – 9:15        Welcome & Overview of Work Group status ….. Alan Gentz […]

Gateway Safety Flare acquired by Orion Safety Products

Gateway Safety Flare acquired by Orion Safety Products

  LAMAR, October 10, 2019 – As of Friday, October 4, 2019, Gateway Safety Flare (GSF) of Lamar announced that it has completed the sale of its Lamar business interests to Orion Safety Products. Orion Safety Products, a leader in safety flare and emergency signaling devices, has facilities in Maryland, Indiana and Pennsylvania. GSF owners […]

Homecoming for Class of 1969

Homecoming for Class of 1969

    Approximately 40 of the 169 members of the Lamar High School Class of 1969 attended their 50th reunion this past weekend.  This had been the largest graduating class to that date and the first class to graduate from the current high school. Members took part in the homecoming parade Friday afternoon and enjoyed […]