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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 […]

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 Receives $100,000 GoCO Grant for Outdoor Recreation Development

Greater Outdoors Colorado announced this past Friday, October 23rd, that Lamar is one of six pilot communities selected to receive $100,000 in planning grants which can be leveraged to up to $5M to implement projects allowing more kids more access to outdoor recreation. The State of Colorado is using up to $25M  in GOCO lottery […]

Wheels in Motion Bike Clinic Open for Business

Flat tire, loose spokes, sprung sprocket???  Help is on the way, now that the youth-led, Wheels in Motion bike and skateboard clinic is open for business in downtown Lamar.  A grand opening to mark the event was held Friday, June 12 at the shop at the corner of Main and Olive Streets, the former PCDI […]

PCDI Sets Annual Meeting Date, Three Board Positions Opening

Prowers County Development Incorporated will hold its annual meeting on Friday, March 27 at the Holly School District.  The economic development organization will have two featured speakers for the dinner/meeting event: Kari Linker, Executive Director, Morgan County Economic Development and Emily Nieschburg, LiveWell Coordinator. Nieschburg will show how a community’s orientation towards a healthy lifestyle […]

Planned Demolition Equals Community Improvement

One Step Up students at Project HOPE at the Lincoln School in North 10th Street in Lamar, hosted members of the city council and other department heads, to a noon lunch this past Friday, February 6. Emily Nieschburg of LiveWell Prowers County, noted that many of the students who were taking part in the Photo […]

HOPE Center Sports a Student-run Bicycle Repair Class

Take four bicycles in various stages of repair, four boys with somewhat greasy fingers, an instructor and a Friday morning at the Project HOPE Center at Lincoln School is underway. For the past four or five weeks, on Friday mornings and Monday evenings, youngsters, mostly middle school age boys, will cover the floor in their […]

Southeast Colorado Diversity Council Hosts Annual Banquet

  Jared Penaflor was welcomed as the new president of Southeast Colorado Diversity Council during the organization’s 8th annual banquet at the Lamar Eagles Lodge, Saturday, October 11.  Formerly known as Voces Unidas, this past year, the group decided to reorganize and become independent of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce.  Along with Penaflor, new officers […]

Healthy Places Week for Lamar, March 29-April 5

  Everybody in Lamar is encouraged to voice their ideas about health oriented improvements in the community during “Wellness Week”, March 29 through April 5 at various locations around the town.  Each day will focus on a segment of community improvement ideas from the public that will be incorporated into a Parks, Trails and Recreation […]

LiveWell Prowers County Outlines 2014 Goals

    Updates on the Prowers County Health Needs Assessment, diversify a common agenda among health groups, seek volunteers for community leadership groups, develop youth oriented projects, initiate a bicycle ownership program with the Project HOPE Center and help secure local funding to purchase age appropriate playground equipment.  This is an overview of what a […]

Northside Park Playground is Open for Business

In the span of a morning and part of an afternoon, a several month long project to build a new playground in Lamar was completed.  This past Saturday, September 14, was known as ‘build day’ for about 300 volunteers who contributed their time to assemble and erect playground equipment at the Northside Park in Lamar.  […]

New Northside Park is Coming in September

How often do kids get a chance to help develop their own city playground?  That opportunity is available for brand new playground equipment for the Northside Park, due to the collaboration among the City of Lamar and LiveWell Prowers County, KaBOOM and The Colorado Health Foundation.    Emily Nieschburg of LiveWell Prowers County said representatives will […]

Plans for LiveWell Family Day Being Finalized

  Saturday, June 22, plans to be a full day of family and health-oriented fun at Willow Creek Park.  Events are scheduled between 9am and 11pm, including a morning walk, run or bike ride, free swim day and an evening outdoor move.  Most of the activities offered will be free although there will be a […]

Preparing for a New Growing Season

    Emily Nieschburg and Courtney Neuhold were among some of the LiveWell members who accompanied a family this past Thursday evening, May 23, in preparing their plot of land at the Community Gardens near the High Plains Community Health Center.  The garden is beginning its third year of operation and was developed to showcase […]

Summer Activities, Fundraising Planned at Project HOPE

Members of the HOPE Center Coalition in Lamar attended what they thought would be the final monthly meeting before the summer break.  However, members agreed that there were too many projects that needed attention connecting the spring to the fall, so the monthly meetings will continue.  The Coalition, which serves to benefit the Project HOPE […]

Urban Land Institute Conducting Health Seminars in Lamar

  Persons affiliated with the local medical community and interested citizens in general attended a briefing regarding a series of interviews delving into health concerns for Lamar residents.  Several panelists and members of the Urban Land Institute were introduced to the gathering by Edward McMahon, Senior Fellow for Sustainable Development, from ULI, following their afternoon […]

City of Lamar Employees Getting Salary Adjustments

Half of the City of Lamar employees could see salary increases beginning next month. By a unanimous vote, the city council approved the recommendations of a five month salary and job description study by an independent consulting firm. The consultant, Matthew Weatherly, presented his synopsis for the council during the regular Monday meeting, March 25. […]

HOPE Plants a Seed for the Future

The Project HOPE garden at the Lincoln School Teen Center is off to a great start, thanks to students and community volunteers who showed up this past Saturday, November 17, to prepare the site for the next growing season.   Almost two acres of land is available for use and expansion, just north and on […]