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Canyons & Plains to Hold Regional Meeting in Lamar Colorado

  Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will hold its regional meeting at Brew Unto Others,  119 South Main Street  Lamar , CO on Thursday, December 3, 2015, 10 a.m. to 11 am.  The topic of the meeting will be “Healthy Places” Presented by Emily Nieschburg    Emily holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health […]

High Plains Community Health Center Awarded Quality Outcome Funds

High Plains Community Health Center has received $61,775 in federal funds as a result of continuing to reach and surpass goals for clinical outcomes. Examples of these would be how well High Plains’ diabetic patients have their blood sugar levels controlled and how patients with high blood pressure have their readings within normal limits. Dr. […]

Customer Appreciation Day at Lamar Workforce Center

  The Lamar branch of the Colorado Workforce Center provided their annual open house and customer appreciation day for area residents this past Friday, September 25 from 7:30am at the office at 405 East Olive Street. Manager Elva Macias and Kyla Sather hosted various groups and individuals who dropped by to wish them well, register […]

Court Reinstates Portner’s Hospital Privileges

Dr. Barry Portner has been informed that the dismissal of hospital privileges by the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors has been overturned by a conditional Pueblo Court ruling. Portner said 10th Judicial Court Judge Scott Epstein ordered a stay on the hospital board’s vote taken during their June 24 meeting. Portner added that the […]

High Plains Breaking Ground on Pediatric Clinic

Jay Brooke, Executive Director of High Plains Community Health Center, revealed that following a review of architect plans, bids will be sent out for construction of a pediatric clinic at the medical campus off Kendall Drive in Lamar.  “We plan to have the bids go out next week,” Brooke told the Prowers County Commissioners during their […]

Lamar Council Approves Funding for LPD Policy Upgrades

  The Lamar Police Department will receive a new policy and procedure manual from the firm, Lexipol.  Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller, explained the service will also provide local officers with daily scenarios-based training that reinforces agency approved policies and procedures, as well as regular updates for the life of the contract.  Chief Miller added, […]

Groundbreaking Moves PMC Forward for New Facilities

Construction crews have already been at work, removing slabs of concrete from one of the parking lots at Prowers Medical Center, even as the groundbreaking ceremony for renovations and expansion was being held this past Monday, April 13, adjacent to the Emergency Room entrance. Craig Loveless, hospital Chief Executive Officer, welcomed the audience and was […]

Lamar Council Considers PMC, Spreading Antlers Requests

The Lamar City Council took no action during their work session Monday, March 9,  on  requests for financial support from two entities, Prowers Medical Center and Spreading Antlers Golf Course. Prowers Medical Center had requested a waiver of $54,000 in building permit fees for its pending construction project, estimated at $7,595,000.  The construction is expected […]

Two New Officers Join Lamar Police Depart, Council Discusses Permit Fees

Rick Robbins, President of Prowers County Development Incorporated, invited the Lamar City Council to a March 2 meeting which will bring to the table, representatives from PCDI, Prowers County Commissioners, the City of Lamar as well as representatives from Wiley, Granada, Bristol and Holly.  “We’re going to review our goals and finances and have everyone’s input […]

Discussion Opens for Possible Lamar Recreation Center

  Could Lamar support a full-time community recreation center and what would be the best approach to developing one?  These and similar questions were discussed during an initial, exploratory meeting held by Jessica Medina, an employee of High Plains Community Health Center this past Friday, January 16. “We’ve noticed an increased level of interest in […]

Year in Review 2014: November/December

  November: As 2014 began to close the City of Lamar had plans for future activities.  The city will thought to take advantage of CDOT’s deep resurfacing project along US Highway 287/Main Street through Lamar next year, and will replace all the affected water and storm water lines during the highway construction.  JVA Consulting Engineers […]

Linked in Pink Activities Round Out October

Local medical providers are sponsoring several information seminars and outdoor events to highlight the annual Linked in Pink, Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns held in local settings across the country. Women and their families are invited to the LCC Wellness Center, Saturday, October 25 from 9am to 1pm, for a ‘Git Fit and Relax’ event. A […]

To the Editor: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month; this is an opportunity to discuss the importance of early detection and prevention for the most-commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Early detection is critical, as the majority of those diagnosed have no family history of the disease.  Annual exams and routine mammograms as recommended by a […]

New LCC Dean of Academics Meets Commissioners, West Nile Found in Prowers County

Lamar Community College President, John Marrin, introduced Fred Hampel the college’s new Dean of Academics to the commissioners.  Hampel hailed from Kansas and had an agricultural background from having farmed and ranched in his early adult life.  He returned to college to become an economist, employed by corporations before he moved into higher education, teaching […]

High Plains Observes National Health Center Week & Anniversary

Jay Brooke, High Plains Executive Director, along with Becky Olivas, Outreach Supervisor and Maura Gonzales, Outreach Worker, met with the Prowers County Commissioners for the official proclamation for the observance of National Health Center Week, 2014. Brooke noted that the local Center was established in 1995, and is observing its 19th year of service to […]

Med Students Get a Taste of Rural Life in Lamar

  A Rural Immersion Week for 14 students from the University of Colorado-Denver wrapped up activities this past Friday morning, June 20, at Lamar Community Building.  The students, mostly in their early to mid 20’s, took a week-long tour of Lamar and other sites in Prowers County, getting a first-hand look at everyday life is […]

County Updated on Health, Education Developments

  John Marrin, Lamar Community College President, and Deanna Siemsen, LCC Resource Counselor, commented on the turnout for the annual Career Expo hosted by the college Wednesday, April 16.  Marrin provided a briefing of college activities for the Prowers County Commissioners.  “We had about 50 booths focusing on six central types of career employment at […]

Out for a Stroll on Improved Paths

With early spring temperatures moving into the warm range of 60s and 70s, more Lamar residents are starting to stretch their daily or weekend exercise walking routes.  One recently improved course circles the medical campus off Memorial Drive.  Emily Nieschburg of Healthy Places told the PCDI board members recently that the course was recently upgraded […]

Future Threat? Heroin in our Community

  Law enforcement authorities in Prowers County and the local medical providers have recently expressed concerns about the rise in the use of heroin by residents, some as young as 17 years.  Sheriff Jim Faull said there are about 10 cases he is aware of, but that may be the tip of what is hoped […]

Letter to the Editor: Linked in Pink

  I just wanted to express my appreciation to all those who participated in the “Linked in Pink” campaign this year.  It is a credit to our community when groups come together and provide education and services.  So, thank you, Prowers Medical Center, High Plains Community health Center, Prowers County Public Health and Environment, and […]