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Lamar VFW Re-Grouping with Approaching Deadline

Lamar VFW Re-Grouping with Approaching Deadline

The deadline to close the Lamar VFW Post #3621 is August 1st, mandated by the VFW Adjutant General, John Hamilton. His decision for the group’s charter revocation is based on two years delinquent filings from the post for back taxes and quarterly reports on Post activities. The group owes about $5,000 to the state.   The […]

County Updated on Health, Education Developments

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 […]

Site Search Continues for VA Clinic

Site Search Continues for VA Clinic

    The Veteran’s Administration will continue to advertise for bids for a site for a new clinic to serve Lamar and Prowers County.  The Prowers County Commissioners had offered a portion of the County Annex on East Cedar Street as a location, but although almost all the criteria were met for the VA’s needs, […]

Prowers Commissioners Working to Keep VA Clinic Local

Prowers Commissioners Working to Keep VA Clinic Local

  The Prowers County Commissioners have helped give new life to a more or less, permanent VA health clinic for Lamar and Prowers County.  The Lamar VA clinic, which will operate at Prowers Medical Center until the end of August, may be re-located to the Prowers County Annex on East Cedar Street.  The VA had […]

Changes and Benefits for Local VA Medical Needs

Changes and Benefits for Local VA Medical Needs

Area veterans were notified about changes in the way they will receive health care from the Veterans’ Administration during a morning seminar at the VA clinic at Prowers Medical Center this past Wednesday, June 26.  Those changes include the use of Telehealth systems, a form of two-way computerized medical examinations.  In the near future, veterans […]

County Fire Ban and Marijuana Prohibitions Enacted

County Fire Ban and Marijuana Prohibitions Enacted

  The Prowers County Commissioners voted to reinstitute the 2006 Fire Ban Ordinance during their meeting this past Thursday, June 20 (correction from June 30).  The fire ban was enacted due to the number of Red Flag Days and the persistent drought conditions being experienced throughout southeastern Colorado.  The fire ban does not restrict agriculturally […]

Commissioners Act on Several Requests

Commissioners Act on Several Requests

The Prowers County Commissioners had a full and varied agenda for their Tuesday meeting on March 12.  A special events permit was granted to the Lamar Elks Lodge for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Wine Tasting event on March 22.  The Vaqueros Saddle Club received approval for renting the fairgrounds for six events through […]

Jeremy Miller, New County VA Representative

Jeremy Miller, New County VA Representative

  Jeremy Miller has become the Prowers County Veterans Administration representative, replacing Carol Grauberger who, after 34 years of service in that capacity, retired at the end of 2012.  Miller, who served in the U.S. Navy and recently retired from the U.S. Naval Reserves, says he wants to reach as many local vets as possible […]

Jeremy Miller Appointed as County Veteran’s Service Officer

Jeremy Miller Appointed as County Veteran’s Service Officer

  The Prowers County Commissioners voted to approve the appointment of Jeremy Miller as the Veteran’s Service Officer, Assistant Officer and Vital Statistics Registrar, replacing Carol Grauberger who resigned last year.  On paper, the title of Service Officer will be Calvin Melcher who was hired to fill the spot until Miller was officially confirmed.  Commissioner […]

County Approves LiveWell Phys Ed Contract, Hires New VA Administrator

County Approves LiveWell Phys Ed Contract, Hires New VA Administrator

The Prowers County Commissioners had a diversified agenda for their Thursday meeting, January 24.  Talara Coen, Alta Vista Charter School Administer, requested support from the county to act as a financial pass-through agent allowing the school to receive a $100,000 grant to fund playground equipment upgrades.  Coen explained that she has full approval from the […]