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Council Seeking Extension Agreement on Ambulance Service Contract

Council Seeking Extension Agreement on Ambulance Service Contract

  Now that six months has almost past, the Lamar City Council has forwarded a contract extension agreement to the Prowers County Commissioners for the second half of an ambulance service contract which was approved this past December. After some negotiation the County agreed to pay the City of Lamar $60,000 for six months of […]

Popularity of Dutch Oven Cooking Continues at Fair

Popularity of Dutch Oven Cooking Continues at Fair

      Back for their second year, five teams of volunteer Dutch Oven cookers prepared a ground beef dinner for free sampling this past Thursday, August 9th at Elmer’s Garden at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Organizer Chad Hart said the rules remained the same as last year. All the teams are given their ingredients […]

6th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Ready for September 9

6th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Ready for September 9

The 6th annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute will begin with the traditional parade at 10am with entrants lined along West Beech Streets, ready to begin their procession along South 6th Street and into the Prowers County Fairgrounds. The annual tribute began as a simple gathering at the Prowers County Courthouse to honor and remember the First Responders […]

Prowers County is on the Map with Colorado High School Rodeo Finals

Prowers County is on the Map with Colorado High School Rodeo Finals

For the past several years, Lamar has hosted the Colorado High School Rodeo Finals. The annual competition, held around the Memorial Day holiday, is usually given a two-year run for the community that makes a successful bid for the event.  And usually, the event is spread around various communities around the state and Lamar hosted […]

Added Amenities at Prowers County Fairgrounds

Added Amenities at Prowers County Fairgrounds

Travelers will notice a new split rail fence along the parking lot and south side of the road leading in to the Prowers County Fairgrounds from Savage Avenue. They were installed several weeks ago, according to Kirk Powers, Building Maintenance Supervisor for the county. If, for any reason, residents or visitors want to picnic, the […]

Sand and Sage Beer Garden Set for August Concert

Sand and Sage Beer Garden Set for August Concert

The Prowers County Commissioners gave approval for this year’s beer garden, held during the annual Sand and Sage Fair. Fair Board member, Cindy Bennett, said this will mark the third year for the beer garden which is set for concert night at the fairgrounds on August 5th.  A second night will be held on August […]

El Pomar Foundation Contributes to 9/11 Tribute Memorial

El Pomar Foundation Contributes to 9/11 Tribute Memorial

Additional funding for the first phase of the proposed 9/11 Tribute Memorial was realized with a $6,000 contribution from the El Pomar Foundation on Monday, March 20th.  The philanthropic organization donated the funds to the local Memorial Foundation through Rachael Patrick, Small Business Development Executive Director for southeast Colorado. Members of the committee were on […]

Commissioners Discuss Intended Land Use and Marijuana Ordinance

Commissioners Discuss Intended Land Use and Marijuana Ordinance

There was no forward motion by the Prowers County Commissioners to adopt a new ordinance which could close loopholes regarding marijuana practices in the county. Sheriff Sam Zordel approached the commissioners last week with an ordinance which would place some restrictions on how Amendments 20 and 64 are regulated pertaining to recreational and medical marijuana […]

9/11 Tribute Set for Saturday, September 10th

9/11 Tribute Set for Saturday, September 10th

What began as a fairly small gathering on the north side of the Prowers County Courthouse in 2012 has grown; in size, popularity and attendance. The Tri-State 9/11 Tribute, honoring all first responders and Armed Forces, past and present, is being tweaked for last minute preparations for the Saturday event which begins with a 10am […]

Lamar Hosting Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals this Weekend

Lamar Hosting Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals this Weekend

Lamar, Colorado – August 17, 2016 – The Colorado Junior Rodeo Association is celebrating its 22nd year and contestants from around Colorado and surround states will converge on Lamar this weekend as the championship races come to an end.  On August 19-21 over 125 contestants and their families will be coming to the Prowers County Fairgrounds […]

Tax Break Donations Sought to Help Fund Fairground Improvements

Tax Break Donations Sought to Help Fund Fairground Improvements

The Prowers County Commissioners are developing a state administered donation program to fund improvements at the fairgrounds. Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, SECED Executive Director, Stephanie Gonzales, met with the board July 11th to discuss details for an application for Enterprise Zone credits for donors.  Working with an arm of the State Office of Economic Development and International […]