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Runnin’ Lopes Booster Club to Honor Eads Football Team

Runnin’ Lopes Booster Club to Honor Eads Football Team

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 3, 2016)  The Runnin’ Lopes Booster Club is set to honor the Eads Eagles football team on Tuesday, February 9, during the halftime of the LCC Men’s Basketball game.  The Booster Club will recognize the team and coaches for their successes this past fall and their 1A 6-Man State Championship title. […]

Reading Up The Santa Fe Trail

Reading Up The Santa Fe Trail

Winter is a great time to catch up on your reading about the Santa Fe Trail. But…which books should you read? There is no shortage of books about the Trail. A recent search on Amazon found 8,502 trail books for sale. There are guide books, old and new, plus diaries, autobiographies, histories, books about plants […]

County Commissioners Present Check to Holly LIbrary

County Commissioners Present Check to Holly LIbrary

  Board chairman, Ron Cook, and the Prowers County Commissioners, presented a check for $4,200 to members of the Holly Library on Wednesday evening, February 3rd at the Holly Depot.  Chairman Cook said the funds will be able to support the library’s need for supplies and future program costs.  “We’re certain these funds will be […]

VA Choice Program Will Impact Local Veteran’s Health Care

VA Choice Program Will Impact Local Veteran’s Health Care

  The Veteran’s Health Administration is enhancing the Veteran’s Choice Program by incorporating new eligibility changes which address unusual or excessive burdens veterans may face in order to receive VA care. The changes will impact portions of the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System and clinics located in Lamar, La Junta, Burlington and Salida. Under […]

Police Academy Begins April 14

Police Academy Begins April 14

  The Lamar Police Department is accepting applications to attend the 2016 Citizen Academy, which will be instructed by the officers of the Lamar Police Department and members of the Lamar Fire Department. The Academy will begin on April 14, 2016.  The training will give the citizens of Lamar a general understanding of the daily […]

Colorado Ranks 5th in Nation for LEED Green Building

Colorado Ranks 5th in Nation for LEED Green Building

DENVER — Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 – Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Colorado ranks fifth in the nation for LEED green building in 2015, as released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED-certified spaces use less energy and water resources, save money for families, businesses and taxpayers, reduce carbon emissions and create a healthier […]

Lamar Light Plant Announces Scholarship Topic

Lamar Light Plant Announces Scholarship Topic

  Applications are being accepted for the 2016/2017 scholarship program at Lamar Light and Power. Superintendent Houssin Hourieh informed board members this past week about the annual program which combines a $500 donation from the Light Plant with a $500 donation from Arkansas River Power Authority for seniors from Wiley, Lamar and McClave high schools.  […]

LCC Cosmetology Salon Re-Opens for Spring

LCC Cosmetology Salon Re-Opens for Spring

The LCC Cosmetology Salon will re-open its doors to the public for the spring semester on Tuesday, January 26. The salon’s hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 1:00-5:00pm.  LCC students and community members alike can visit the salon to take advantage of discounted cosmetology services such as haircuts, colors, and styling as well as brow […]

Mason Pierce of Holly is a Student-of-the-Month at Northwest Tech in Goodland, Kansas

Mason Pierce of Holly is a Student-of-the-Month at Northwest Tech in Goodland, Kansas

Northwest Tech chooses January Students of the Month GOODLAND, KAN., January 20, 2016: Congratulations to Northwest Kansas Technical College December Students of the Month. This program is an award system to recognize students who are doing particularly well in their division. There are four divisions: Construction, Health & Human Services, Information Technology, and Transportation. A […]

Added to the Lamar Library Collection – Week of January 12th 2016

Added to the Lamar Library Collection – Week of January 12th 2016

ADDED TO THE LIBRARY COLLECTION WEEK OF JANUARY 12, 2016   ADULT NON FICTION   Not in God’s Name: confronting religious violence by Jonathan Sacks The Collapse of Parenting: how we hurt our kids when we treat them like grown-ups by Leonard Sax The Shred Power Cleanse: eat clean, get lean, burn fat by Ian […]

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Hold Mid-Winter Conference

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Hold Mid-Winter Conference

  Arvada, CO, January 21 – Members of the Colorado Cattlemen’s’ Association gather twice a year to gain knowledge about their industry, create policy that drives their trade association, and present awards to those who have served the state’s beef industry in an exemplary fashion. This week’s Mid-Winter Conference, held in Denver, focused on the […]

Half a Century of History to Celebrate

Half a Century of History to Celebrate

The Prowers County Historical Society has begun planning events for their 50th anniversary.  Their recent newsletter states that the Society officially began in 1966 with the donation of a building from the phone company.  Prior to that point, there had been an informal historical organization.    The Society said a logical date would be this September when […]

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Surge in 2015

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Surge in 2015

  CDOT Doubles Down on Outreach to Drivers STATEWIDE — Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicates that traffic fatalities rose by 10% in 2015. In 2015 there were 545 traffic fatalities in Colorado, compared to the 488 fatalities in 2014. “Every fatality is one too many, which is why we are […]

Need a Charge?  Give Your Car a Boost in Lamar

Need a Charge? Give Your Car a Boost in Lamar

Electric powered car owners will be able to charge up in Lamar in the near future, according to Stephanie Gonzales, Executive Director of SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development. She told the Prowers County Commissioners recently, a grant application to Colorado Charge Ahead from November has been approved.  “We don’t have any charge units for electric […]

9/11 Tribute Memorial, from Drawing Board to Planning Stages

9/11 Tribute Memorial, from Drawing Board to Planning Stages

Although the concept of a 9/11 Tribute Memorial has been worked out on paper, the best place to situate the memorial in Lamar is still up for consideration. Doug Harbour, from the Tribute Committee, presented  the Prowers County Commissioners with an artist’s representation of the memorial and discussed options with them.  Two choices are the […]

Prowers County Public Health & Environment Receives Grant for Kid's Oral Health

Prowers County Public Health & Environment Receives Grant for Kid’s Oral Health

[Lamar, CO] – Prowers County Public Health & Environment announced today that it has received a Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation grant to support its “Little Smiles” project. “The goal of the “Little Smiles” project is to increase awareness of better oral health for the children in Prowers County by implementing oral health screenings, providing […]

Test Your Home During National Radon Action Month

Test Your Home During National Radon Action Month

    DENVER – Winter is the perfect time to test your home for radon, according to Chrystine Kelley, radon program manager for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “Testing your home for radon is simple and works best when all your doors and windows are closed,” said Kelley. “That’s why January is […]

Forum on State Land Board Leases Hosted by Bent-Prowers Cattlemen

Forum on State Land Board Leases Hosted by Bent-Prowers Cattlemen

Thirty ranchers from southeast Colorado attended the open forum at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn on January 9th, sponsored by the Bent-Prowers Cattle and Horse Growers Association. Association President, Pat Ptolemy of Swink introduced Beverly Rave, the featured speaker who provided the audience with information on future Colorado State Land Board lease changes and also […]

High Plains Snow Goose and Heritage History Festival Announces Keynote Author and Lecturer!

High Plains Snow Goose and Heritage History Festival Announces Keynote Author and Lecturer!

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Kiowa County Economic Development and Canyons and Plains are excited to announce Rick Wright as this year’s keynote and guest speaker for the 14th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival that will be held February 18-21, 2016 in Lamar, Colorado. Rick Wright will […]

Area Students Noted for Dean's List at CSU-Pueblo

Area Students Noted for Dean’s List at CSU-Pueblo

The following students have been named to the 2015 Fall Semester Dean’s List at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The list recognizes undergraduate degree-seeking students who have completed 12 or more credit hours with a minimum grade-point-average of 3.5. Those 313 students whose names appear with an asterisk (*) earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average. The students are […]