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Chamber Holds Awards Banquet

Four citizens were honored for their service to the community during the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Banquet held at the Wolves Den Event Center Thursday, January 28th.  The annual meeting served to introduce incoming and outgoing chamber directors for 2015/2016. Clay Peacock was honored as Citizen of the Year as Ian […]

Idler-/-Harbour Recognized for Their Contributions

Two Prowers County residents, JoLynn Idler and Doug Harbour were presented with certificates of appreciation for their work in the community by the Prowers County Commissioners recently. Idler was recognized for her work with Prowers County Public Health as an immunization coordinator for the past 17 years. She was selected as a 2015 Regional Sure […]

Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Set for the Weekend

The 4th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute honoring all first responders and Armed Forces members will be in full force this weekend in downtown Lamar as part of the Fall Festival activities on Friday, September 11th, and a full day of scheduled activities at the Prowers County Fairgrounds following Saturday’s 10am parade. A small, patriotic presentation on […]

9/11 Tribute Foundation Plans Patriotic Park

  The Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Foundation is at work for next year’s event, set for September 12, 2015.  Doug Harbour and Carla Scranton, Foundation committee members, outlined plans for creation of a memorial park to be located at the south side intersection of Savage Avenue and Highway 287.  They also requested permission to develop a […]

Transitions: Lamar Fire Chief Marshall Cook

As photographs from his past 30 year career with the Lamar Fire and Ambulance Department scrolled on a video screen at the Lamar Cultural Center this past Friday evening, February 6, Marshall Cook was presented with a series of appreciation awards and plaques for his years of service to the community. Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner […]

Doug Harbour, Lamar Chamber Citizen of the Year for 2014

Doug Harbour was honored by the Lamar community as Citizen of the Year for 2014 during the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce banquet, Wednesday, February 4, at the Lamar Elks Lodge. Harbour thanked the Chamber for its recognition, remarking how, several years ago, the idea of a tribute to 9/11 victims and first responders brought […]

The Wait is Over for Veterans

In small scattered groups, veterans from World War II to Operation Desert Storm and the conflict in Afghanistan were called upon to stand and be recognized for their service to their country during dedication ceremonies for the VA Medical Clinic in Lamar this past Wednesday, December 17. Well over a hundred veterans and some wives, […]

Letter to the Editor: Veteran’s Day Thanks

I would like to tell your readers how much I appreciated being invited to participate in the Veterans Day Assembly held at Granada School on November 11th.  Along with the other Vets attending it was so very apparent that our Country will be in good hands when the young men and women we interacted with […]

New Lamar City Treasurer Assumes Duties, Budget & Annexation Hearings Postponed

Kristin Rau has been hired by the City of Lamar as the new treasurer, replacing Linda Rohlman who resigned her position several months ago.  Rau was hired following the final round of candidate interviews by the council on Tuesday, September 24 and the council ratified a phone poll on the 25th during the council meeting, […]

Planning Underway for Annual 9/11 Tribute in Lamar

  A repeat performance of the local tribute to 9/11 first responders is over a half year away, and an organizational meeting to map out the second annual event was held this past Monday, February 4,  at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce offices.  Doug Harbour, working with Voices of Southeast Colorado and Voices Unidas, originated […]

County Approves LiveWell Phys Ed Contract, Hires New VA Administrator

The Prowers County Commissioners had a diversified agenda for their Thursday meeting, January 24.  Talara Coen, Alta Vista Charter School Administer, requested support from the county to act as a financial pass-through agent allowing the school to receive a $100,000 grant to fund playground equipment upgrades.  Coen explained that she has full approval from the […]

Local “Thanks” to SDS Staff

  Thanks to Kim, Dave and all the staff at SDA (Southeastern Developmental Services) for the terrific time Stacy and her friends, the consumers at SDS, had at the Zoo in Garden City, Kansas.  Stacy came home so excited, showing us her Lion King, the stuffed lion obtained at the zoo gift shop as a […]

Local First Responders Given Show of Appreciation

  First Responders and fallen alike were honored and remembered in Lamar in three ceremonies this past Tuesday, September 11 on the 11th anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City. A memorial flag raising ceremony was conducted for the victims of the 9/11 attacks at the Lamar […]

Letter to the Editor: The Duty and Honor of Voting

As a veteran, with Memorial Day over and the 4th of July just around the corner, I would like to make a statement. My mother and father were in Hawaii on December 7, 1941 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Dad was in the Army Air Corps and fought as a fighter pilot clear to the […]

Prowers County GOP Assembly Selects Commissioner Candidates

The Prowers County Republican Party will offer a full slate of commissioner candidates for election in November. Their county assembly was held this past Saturday, March 24, at Lamar Community College. The two candidates for District I and the two candidates for District III each garnered sufficient delegate votes to be placed on the ballot. […]

Equipment Upgrades Continue at PMC, Additional Recall Forum Proposed

Four equipment upgrades were approved by the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors, including a new telephone system.  Frontier Telephone was the low bidder for a new phone system at a price not to exceed $50,000.  Frontier’s bid was $45,173, and the company will provide training on the new system for the medical clinic.  Chief […]