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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 […]

April Election Set for Granada Trustees

April Election Set for Granada Trustees

Granada residents will vote on April 5th for four trustee board members and the mayor’s seat.  None of the four Trustees, Martin Jensen, Glenn Otto, Deb Choat or Tom Sanchez have indicated at this time that they will make a bid for re-election.  Mayor C.W. DeForest has not mentioned a commitment to run for re-election […]

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 […]

Holly Trustees Focus on Water Issues

Holly Trustees Focus on Water Issues

  The state health department and the Environmental Protection Agency are requiring commercial and industrial water lines to be equipped with backflow devices which prevent the spread of contaminated water into a community’s drinking water system. The Holly Trustees were briefed on the development during their monthly January meeting by Mark Hartman, a water circuit […]

Two Cases OF PERTUSSIS CONFIRMED for Prowers County

Two Cases OF PERTUSSIS CONFIRMED for Prowers County

News Release:  Prowers County Health and Environment Lamar, CO– Prowers County Public Health officials have received lab confirmation of pertussis in 2 Prowers County children, an 8 week old infant, and a 2 year old child, over the past 2 weeks. Due to the outbreak, Prowers County Public Health and Environment is advising parents to […]

2015 News Highlights from the Past Year-January/February

2015 News Highlights from the Past Year-January/February

Although the lawsuit between ARPA and City of Lamar continued through most of the year, it took a back seat to recurring news themes focusing on different aspects of economic development within the community and the manner and amount of financial support that would be offered by the City of Lamar and Prowers County. As […]

Two Hasty Residents Injured in Wiley Junction Rollover

Two Hasty Residents Injured in Wiley Junction Rollover

  On Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 4:49pm, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident on Hwy 50 approximately six miles west of Lamar in Prowers County. The vehicle, a 1996 Silver Honda Accord, was westbound when it drifted into the center median. The driver, Christine Schmelzer of Hasty, Colorado, overcorrected to […]

Lamar Area Hospice Recognizes the Joy of Giving

Lamar Area Hospice Recognizes the Joy of Giving

  “We have the most amazing fund raising committee and it really makes a difference, it really does.” That was a comment from Deb Pelley, Executive Director of Lamar Area Hospice, as she was presented with a record $31,000 check from the Lamar Hospice Committee this past Thursday evening, December 17th.  It was a fitting […]

GoCO Inspire Grant Will be an Involved Process

GoCO Inspire Grant Will be an Involved Process

  Next year, Lamar could receive a GoCO grant in the neighborhood of $5M, earmarked mostly for outdoor activity projects for local youth. Lamar has already qualified for the Inspire Initiative planning grant of $100,000 needed to formulate a comprehensive application to the state by next August.  The implementation plan will include places, programs and […]

Red Cross Offering Emergency Shelter Training in Lamar

Red Cross Offering Emergency Shelter Training in Lamar

Volunteers Needed for Disaster Response  Lamar, CO – Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 – The American Red Cross and Prowers County Department of Emergency Management will host the Shelter Fundamentals course in Lamar, Colorado December 17, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:p.m. The class will be held at the City of Lamar Cultural Events Center. The […]

Lamar Division of Vocational Rehabilitation inducted into the Lamar Chamber of Commerce

Lamar Division of Vocational Rehabilitation inducted into the Lamar Chamber of Commerce

LAMAR, Colo. — The Lamar Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) hosted the Lamar Chamber of Commerce for a “business to business” ribbon cutting on Tuesday, December 8th. The ribbon cutting marks the Lamar DVR induction into the Chamber of Commerce. The offices are located at 1006 South Main Street in Lamar, directly across from the […]

The Heat Is On Resumes with Holiday Party DUI Enforcement

The Heat Is On Resumes with Holiday Party DUI Enforcement

269 Motorists Cited for Impaired Driving Over Thanksgiving Holiday STATEWIDE — As the leftover turkey is finally gobbled, for many it’s time for eggnog, craft beer, champagne and other holiday party libations – so it’s time for another The Heat Is On statewide DUI enforcement period. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol […]

PMC Approves 2016 Budget, Receives Update on Community Alliance Progress

PMC Approves 2016 Budget, Receives Update on Community Alliance Progress

The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors closed out their final monthly meeting of 2015 on December 2nd, with the unanimous approval of the 2016 budget, which, according to Board Chairman, Julie Branes, will have no impact on the hospital district mill levy. Emily Nieschburg of LiveWell/Healthy Places recapped the latest developments of those organizations […]

CDOT Rolling with Thanksgiving 'Heat is On' Campaign

CDOT Rolling with Thanksgiving ‘Heat is On’ Campaign

The Heat Is On For Turkeys and Drivers This Thanksgiving CDOT and CSP’s DUI Enforcement Begins Today STATEWIDE — While many of us sit down to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast with friends and family, Colorado’s dedicated law enforcement officers throughout the state will work overtime, citing and arresting those that choose to drive under the […]

County Commissioners Meet New High Plains CEO

County Commissioners Meet New High Plains CEO

Eric Niemeyer, the new Chief Executive Officer of High Plains Community Health Center, was introduced to the Prowers County Commissioners by outgoing CEO Jay Brooke during the commissioner’s Tuesday meeting, November 24th.  Niemeyer, who hails from Casper, WY, was hired by the board of directors of HPCHC earlier this month and is gaining knowledge about […]

Colorado Agencies Team Up for Fresh Air Friday, Nov. 27

Colorado Agencies Team Up for Fresh Air Friday, Nov. 27

DENVER — Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office are teaming up to offer access to all 42 Colorado state parks with ‘Fresh Air Friday,’ to encourage one-and-all to enjoy the outdoors on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Fresh Air Friday means Colorado […]

Winter Storm to Affect Southern CO This Afternoon through Wednesday

Winter Storm to Affect Southern CO This Afternoon through Wednesday

  Updated: 600 AM MST, Tuesday, November 10th A potent weather system is still on track to bring snow, rain, and wind to southern Colorado.  The storm will first impact the Continental Divide this afternoon and spread eastward tonight. Significant snow accumulations will be probable along the Continental Divide from the Mosquito and eastern Sawatch Ranges […]

Prowers Medical Center Board Approves Foundation By-laws, Considers LCC Funding Request

Prowers Medical Center Board Approves Foundation By-laws, Considers LCC Funding Request

Representatives from Lamar Community College, President John Marrin, Director of Nursing and Allied Health, Kathy Henderson and LCC Foundation Director, Anne Marie Crampton, visited with the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors during their October 28 meeting, to request funds for the school’s nursing program for another year. The hospital granted last year’s request of […]

Inspire Award Caps Healthy Places Visit

Inspire Award Caps Healthy Places Visit

Members of the Colorado Health Foundation, PUMA and Healthy Places visited Lamar for three days in what was styled as a Fall Fling. The term is somewhat deceptive, for although the time spent in Lamar was enjoyable, it was also a critical work session which gained an assessment on the accomplishments of the Healthy Places […]

Lamar Family Appearing on “Shark Tank” November 6

Lamar Family Appearing on “Shark Tank” November 6

A Lamar based mother/daughter entrepreneurial team will be the featured guests on ABC ‘s ‘Shark Tank’ television show, this Friday, November 6th. Linda Clark who owns and operates the Play Clay Factory at 215 South Main Street in Lamar, and her daughter, Gloria Hoffman, will appear and pitch their balance board, a physical fitness device, […]