Top Five Stories for the Week of July 9th

Here are the top five stories from this week in case you missed them.

Weekend Highway Fatality in Bristol Area

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred July 7, 2012 on Highway 385, milepost 103 north of Bristol. A 1994 Plymouth Voyager mini-van was traveling northbound when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck a delineator post. The mini-van was corrected back onto the roadway, swerved back […]

Lamar Teen Center Moving to Lincoln Elementary School

Lincoln Elementary School, vacant for the past year, will host the students from Project HOPE from the Lamar Teen Center beginning next month. The two story building on East Elm Street sees about 75 to 90 young students each day after school, according to HOPE director, Lori Hammer. She said she’s, “very excited and a […]

County and City Fire Ban Restrictions Amended

The governor has rescinded the state wide fire ban. With the recent rains I believe that Prowers County can to some extent rescind most of the restrictions. I will keep the fire ban on red flag days and require everyone to revert to our previous method of calling the Communications Center for a permit. I […]

Prowers Journal Alert Winner Claims Prize

Buddy Conley accepts a $100 gift certificate from Jennifer Steward of J & N Shoes, South Main Street, Lamar. Conley was selected as the most recent winner of The Prowers Journal Alert contest. Alert registrants are randomly selected as prize winners from participating sponsors and Robinson Printing in Lamar. Several similar contests are held throughout […]

Motel Lodger’s Tax Proposed to Lamar City Council for November Ballot

Lamar voters should decide this November to approve a proposed lodgers or pillow tax on motel room rentals. As outlined during the city council work session on Monday, July 9, by Shawna Hodge, Lamar Main Street Director, and Pat Palmer, President of the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel, the proposed tax will levy a simple $2 […]

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