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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 […]

Local Community Corrections Facility Planning 2019 Opening

Local Community Corrections Facility Planning 2019 Opening

  Doug Carrigan, CEO of ATC, Advantage Treatment Center in Sterling, Colorado, attended the 15th Judicial Community Corrections Board meeting this past Monday, December 3rd in Lamar.  The organization discussed the make-up of the screening board and the criteria which will select the residents to be housed in the corrections facility being developed at the […]

Colorado State Patrol Helps with the Tradition of Donations

Colorado State Patrol Helps with the Tradition of Donations

    Members of the Colorado State Patrol spent their time this past Friday, November 30th, parked at the Lamar and La Junta Walmarts, collecting toys and cash donations for their respective communities. The Toys for Tots campaign, under the direction of Darlene Lopez and her volunteers will make their rounds for distribution on Saturday, […]

CSP, Pack the Cruiser for Christmas

CSP, Pack the Cruiser for Christmas

The Colorado State Patrol will be holding the 6th Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car on November 23, 2018 starting at 8:00 am at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar. Look for the banner and patrol cars parked near the store entrance. The Colorado State Patrol is challenging everyone in the […]

Highway 287 Road Construction Update

Highway 287 Road Construction Update

  American Civil Constructors, the firm which is renovating portions of North and South Main Streets through Lamar, is progressing through the third stage of the project which involves the section of work on the west side of North Main from Hickory to Sherman Streets.  It will be moving the operation onto the east side […]

LCC Foundation Secures Funding for EMT Scholarships

LCC Foundation Secures Funding for EMT Scholarships

Emergency Medical Technician – Basic certificate offered this fall at Lamar Community College (Lamar, Colorado; August 6, 2018) The Lamar Community College Foundation recently secured $10,000 in funds from the Robert H. Rawlings Foundation to maintain scholarships for Emergency Medical Services students for the upcoming academic year.  These scholarships can help individuals interested in completing […]

Ranchers Welcome June 30th for Cattle Highlight Info

Ranchers Welcome June 30th for Cattle Highlight Info

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association members are invited to join its multi-county board and the Southeast Colorado Junior Cattlemen for a potluck on Saturday night, June 30, 2018 in Lamar. The evening will include a presentation by Nathan May, who just returned from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC); as well […]

Local Law Enforcement Prepares for ‘Active Shooter’ Response

Local Law Enforcement Prepares for ‘Active Shooter’ Response

  “Prepare for the worst, hope for the best”, is a fair summation for the Active Shooter Training program being practiced by the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office. Estimates of school shootings in the U.S. for 2018 are at least above a dozen with the most recent being two wounded and the shooter dead in Maryland […]

Prowers County Republican Caucus Set for Tuesday, March 6th

Prowers County Republican Caucus Set for Tuesday, March 6th

PRESS RELEASE – Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Precincts 2 & 13 (Holly) will meet at the Holly City Complex. Open doors at 5:30pm for s meet and greet with Candidates. Caucus meeting starts promptly at 7pm. Precincts 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 & 12 will meet at the Lamar Community Building in the gymnasium. Check in will start at […]

Holly Trustees Meet with Commissioners on Landfill Issues

Holly Trustees Meet with Commissioners on Landfill Issues

    The Prowers County Commissioners invited the Holly Trustees to their meeting with a senior advisor from Governor’s Hickenlooper’s office on September 26th to voice their concerns regarding landfill rules and regulations. Commissioner Wendy Buxton-Andrade told the Trustees during their September 6th meeting, that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is pushing […]

Commissioners Review Landfill Problems with Holly and Granada

Commissioners Review Landfill Problems with Holly and Granada

  Glenn Otto and Tony Garcia, Mayors of Granada and Holly, respectively, met with the Prowers County Commissioners to discuss their landfill problems on Tuesday, August 29th.  Both communities are between a financial rock and a hard place in their efforts to remain in compliance to regulatory mandates for their landfill operations from the Colorado […]

Nominations Opening for Prowers County School Board Elections

Nominations Opening for Prowers County School Board Elections

Elections for the Prowers County School Board will be held November 7th, 2017 To be qualified, a candidate must have been a registered elector and a resident of the school district for at least twelve consecutive months before the election, and a resident of the director district which will be represented, with the exception of […]

LCC Nursing Class of 2017 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

LCC Nursing Class of 2017 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

On Friday, May 5, Lamar Community College Nursing graduates danced their way into the LCC Wellness Center to celebrate their accomplishments with the annual Nurse Pinning. The Nurse Pinning ceremony is a traditional rite of passage that each nursing student completes before entering the profession.  54 students were pinned including 31 from the Level I […]

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group Meeting

The first meeting of the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group will meet on Thursday, February 16, 11:00 am to Noon, in the Education Room at Prowers Medical Center. Subsequent meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month at PMC, same room and time. All area caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, or […]

New Roof Going Up at WPA Site on East Maple Street

New Roof Going Up at WPA Site on East Maple Street

A new roof is being installed on the former WPA buildings on East Maple Street in Lamar by Carrigan Excavation, the site of future community corrections facility planned to be in operation by 2017. A construction crew is removing old shingles, most of which are dating back to when the facility was first built during […]