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Ports to Plains Travel Plaza Saves with LED Conversion

Ports to Plains Travel Plaza Saves with LED Conversion

Lamar, CO, January 11, 2016 – Ports to Plains Travel Plaza has completed an energy efficient LED lighting upgrade to their entire facility that cuts lighting energy use by 50 to 75 percent. This was accomplished by upgrading to the latest LED (light emitting diode) lighting for indoor store ceiling lighting, gas station canopy lights, […]

Lamar Utility Board Approves 2015 Budget

Lamar Utility Board Approves 2015 Budget

The 2015 Lamar Light Plant budget was passed by the Lamar Utility Board during their meeting, Tuesday, October 14. The budget, according to Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, is in two sections.  One budget deals with the revenue requirements for Operations for the transmission and distribution of electricity.  The second deals with the Lamar Repowering […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

  Dear Editor, We want to take this opportunity to thank Main Street Director, Shawna Hodge, with Lamar Partnership Inc.  for helping us through the Urban Renewal Authority grant process.  With her help we received a grant to equip our building with a required sprinkler system. Shawna went above and beyond her job to go […]

Business of the Week - C.F. Maier Composites, Inc.

Business of the Week – C.F. Maier Composites, Inc.

You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and The Prowers Journal highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we are proud to spotlight C.F. Maier Composites, Inc. Give them a call at: 303.278-8013 C.F. Maier Composites, Inc. specializes in the custom […]

Lamar Chamber Providing News of A Telephone Scam

Lamar Chamber Providing News of A Telephone Scam

  Be on the Lookout for Lookalike Telephone Invoice  The Better Business Bureau is alerting area businesses that they may receive a questionable invoice from a California-based company. The phony bill is actually a solicitation. Businesses in several states have reported receiving an invoice from “US Telecom” for hundreds of dollars to cover the cost […]

County Fire Ban Ordinance Being Reviewed, Hospice Fundraiser Receives Special Events Permit

County Fire Ban Ordinance Being Reviewed, Hospice Fundraiser Receives Special Events Permit

    Action on the revised fire ban for Prowers County has been tabled, pending a look at the penalty aspect of the ordinance by Jennifer Swanson, District Attorney for the 15th Judicial District.  During discussion on the first reading of the ordinance, Prowers County Attorney, John Lefferdink, suggested the district attorney review the revisions […]

New Fire/Fireworks Ordinance Being Scripted for Prowers County

New Fire/Fireworks Ordinance Being Scripted for Prowers County

“I want to be very precise with drafting a new ordinance on the books for the county,” explained John Lefferdink, Prowers County Attorney.  He told the commissioners during their regular meeting on Thursday, July 26, that the county only enforces a few, and if not worded to match your intent, can work counter to your […]

Motel Lodger's Tax Proposed to Lamar City Council for November Ballot

Motel Lodger’s Tax Proposed to Lamar City Council for November Ballot

Lamar voters should decide this November to approve a proposed lodgers or pillow tax on motel room rentals.   As outlined during the city council work session on Monday, July 9, by Shawna Hodge, Lamar Main Street Director, and Pat Palmer, President of the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel, the proposed tax will levy a simple $2 […]

Memberships Needed on Lamar Partnership Board

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting letters of interest from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill two (2) positions on the Board of Directors of the Lamar Partnership, Inc., Board.   Lamar Partnership, Inc., is a non-profit organization which works to provide economic development opportunities within the context of historic […]

January is Colorado Radon Action Month,  Hickenlooper Urges Coloradans to Test for Radon Gas

January is Colorado Radon Action Month, Hickenlooper Urges Coloradans to Test for Radon Gas

DENVER —Gov. Hickenlooper has signed a proclamation declaring January as Colorado Radon Action Month, a perfect time for Coloradans to test their homes for radon, a radioactive gas responsible for hundreds of Colorado cancer deaths each year. The colorless, odorless, tasteless gas enters homes through cracks in the floor or spaces around utility pipes and […]

More Board Positions Become Available in Prowers County

The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting letters of interest from persons who are residents of Prowers County and who reside east of County Road 19 to fill one (1) position on the Emergency Telephone Service Communications Board.  Appointed members serve as volunteers for a term of three (3) years.   The Prowers County Board […]

Retail Trades Plans Remainder of Summer Events

Retail Trades Plans Remainder of Summer Events

A brief meeting was held Wednesday, July 13, for the Lamar Chamber Retail Trades Committee members.  The discussion focused on the August sidewalk sales event, set for Saturday, August 6, from 10am to 4pm, downtown Lamar.  The sale will coincide with opening day games for this year’s 16U Babe Ruth Softball World Series in Lamar.  […]

Alta Vista School, Getting Room to Grow

Alta Vista School, Getting Room to Grow

  The current spring break at Alta Vista Charter School in Prowers County means a major push in construction for the expansion and restoration of the building. Alta Vista Charter School is using BEST (Building Excellent Schools for Tomorrow) funds, approximately $5.9 million, for a major expansion and renovation of the facility, adding a full […]