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Lamar Council Sets Public Hearing Date on Corner Wine & Liquor Transfer

  A public hearing for the liquor license transfer for Corner Wine and Liquor was set for January 12, 2015.  The store at 1201 South Main Street was recently sold by Melinda Grover to Rodney and Gail Schroeder.  The transfer of ownership was submitted to conduct a transfer of license operating under a temporary permit […]

EMT Course Fills Area Need

Lives often depend on the prompt response and expert care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics.  Southeast Colorado ambulance services are in need of qualified EMTs to cover emergency calls.  To assist in narrowing this gap, Lamar Community College will once again be offering an introductory Emergency Medical Technician course this spring. Any individuals […]

Hasty/McClave Fire & Ambulance Service Calling for Public Hearing

A public meeting has been set for Monday, September 15 at 7pm at the Hasty Fire Station for  input on options facing the community. The Hasty/McClave Ambulance Service, despite recruitment efforts, is currently operating with only two EMT’s, neither of whom is available during the day between 8am and 5pm due to their employment.  Bent […]

Fire Department Incident Reports January 24, 2014

Saturday, January 18 At 1:55 am on January 18, fire personnel were dispatched to a possible CO alarm sounding at 1212 South 7th Street in Lamar.  Dispatched notified fire crew that all occupants were out of the home and in a safe location.  On arrival, crew members found the home owner in a car on […]

Honkers Recognize Two New Fire Engineers/EMTs

On October 18th the Lamar Honkers made a visit to the Lamar Fire Department to recognize the promotion of two new Fire Engineers/EMTs to the Lamar Fire Department. After extensive training under the supervision of Fire Chief Marshal Cook, Geoff Newman and Jordan Kemp were promoted to their new positions and duties in mid-September. Congratulations […]

EMT Training to be Offered in Walsh

(WALSH, COLORADO) The Walsh Ambulance Service in conjunction with Southeast Colorado Hospital Ambulance Service is happy to announce that we will be having an Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) Course in Walsh. EMTs are used to provide prompt patient care and to transport sick or injured patients to a hospital. Our EMS agency relies solely on […]

EMT Courses Offered at Little to No Cost

(Lamar, Colorado; April 2, 2013) Interested in becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)? Lamar Community College will offer EMT training at little or no cost to you. Courses begin on April 29th and will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 6-9:30p with an additional four Saturdays planned. The courses are scheduled to […]

Retirement Celebration for Deputy Fire Chief Leonard Set for Jan. 3

  Deputy Fire Chief Pat Leonard has served the citizens of Lamar and Prowers County for thirty-nine years as both a firefighter and an Emergency Medical Technician.  He has decided that it is now time to close this chapter in his life and move on to other adventures.  We have arranged a retirement party for […]

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 […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lamar, Colorado, May 22, 2012) Lamar Community College congratulates 2012 Spring Lamar Community College Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basic certificate graduates for their selfless step toward serving Southeast Colorado residents. An EMT is a staff member in a basic life support ambulance, providing routine and emergency care and transportation of the sick and […]


 Southeast Colorado ambulance services are in need of assistance. Over the past decade, area agencies have seen a significant increase in the number of emergency calls.  Unfortunately, they have also seen a substantial decrease in the number of qualified area Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s).  To assist in narrowing this gap, Lamar Community College is currently […]

Child Safety Concerns Addressed

Seatbelt safety and child safety seat law changes will be discussed this Saturday, April 9, from 9am to Noon at the Lamar Community Building. Cheryl Gilmore said Colorado has made changes in booster seat laws and recommended changes in rear-facing safety seats, and these and other subjects will be discussed at the public session.  Gilmore […]