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High Plains Earns Awards and Funds from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

High Plains Earns Awards and Funds from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Recently the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services awarded $36.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding to expand quality improvement in community health centers. The funding is used to reward community health centers that have a proven record in clinical quality improvement, including better patient care, and expanding and improving systems  to provide the […]

LMS and LHS Community Service Project

LMS and LHS Community Service Project

The Lamar Middle School and Lamar High School students participated in a community service project for Colorado GEAR UP. Students created place mats using markers, ribbon, stickers,  yarn and then added a  holiday message. These place mats will be used by Meals on Wheels and the Lamar Senior Center to send holiday cheer to seniors […]

Local Three-Way Partnership Tackles Behavioral and Mental Health Primary Care

Local Three-Way Partnership Tackles Behavioral and Mental Health Primary Care

Southeast Mental Health, Partnership for Progress, and High Plains Community Health Center Tackle Behavioral and Mental Health and Primary Care Under the auspices of what is being described as one the most important healthcare grants received in Colorado, Southeast Mental Health Services (SEMHS) and its subsidiary, Partnership for Progress (PFP), along with High Plains Community […]

Fewer Calls for Prowers County Rural Fire Department for 2011

Fewer Calls for Prowers County Rural Fire Department for 2011

Staffon Warns’ annual report to the Prowers County Commissioners shows 110 service calls for 2011, down slightly from 2010, according to the Rural Fire Chief.  Warn explained the fewer calls were attributable to preplanning controlled burns by rural county residents.  He added that the burn permit system allows prior notice of a burn and that […]

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Flaggers to Control Traffic at Holly Bridge

News From The Colorado Department of Transportation www.coloradodot.info August 9, 2011 Contact:  Bob Wilson, CDOT Public Relations, (303) 757-9431   Flaggers to Control Traffic at Holly Bridge           PROWERS COUNTY – Flaggers will be directing vehicles through the bridge reconstruction site on State Highway 89 this week, one mile south of Holly, for concrete pouring operations on […]

Lamar City Council Agenda Set for Monday Night Meeting

Lamar City Council Agenda Set for Monday Night Meeting

The public is invited to a reception at 6pm Monday evening, July 25, for newly appointed city administrator Bill Pfeilsticker. The reception will be held in the council chambers until 6:30pm at which time, the council work session will begin. Lisa Nolder, PCDI executive director, will brief the council on the latest business issues from […]

P3, Partners for Hope Receives Needed Grant Funding

P3, Partners for Hope Receives Needed Grant Funding

There was good news and not so good news for P3 last Friday. Meg Day and Lori Hammer were awaiting word on a grant application for funding to take them through the approaching school year. The good news is the Justice Assistance Grant was awarded to them, but not in the amount they had hoped. […]

Tinnes Appointed to Lamar School Board

Tinnes Appointed to Lamar School Board

Danny Tinnes was approved on a split vote to serve as the District F school board director until the November elections. He is replacing Constance Brase who recently moved from the District. The action was included on the agenda for a special board of education meeting for Wednesday, April 27. Tony Peck also interviewed for […]

Grasshoppers Getting Growth Cycle in June

Grasshoppers Getting Growth Cycle in June

Spraying for grasshoppers in a three county area this spring will take funding. Prowers County Commissioners are searching their budget for funds, and Mike Pollart, Southeast District Manager for the State Land Board is assessing the costs involved for Prowers, Bent and Kiowa counties. This is the second discussion on what appears to be a […]

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Lamar Partnership, Inc. Holds First Annual Meeting

Members held a brief, first annual meeting this past Wednesday at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce.  Axel Thurner of C.F. Maier Composites in Lamar was elected to the board as an at-large member.  Two similar positions remain open.  The board is seeking applicants with an interest in business revitalization that are employees or owners of […]