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PCDI Should Reflect Unique Offering to Potential Business Developers

George Gotto, Interim Executive Director for PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, recapped his visit to the hemp farm that is developing in La Junta during the organization’s monthly meeting. The Whole Hemp Company has 100 acres planted using drip irrigation this year and employs about 30 people. He stated, “They expect to have from 200 […]

La Junta Man Injured in Hwy 109 Motorcycle Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol investigated a single vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 7:20pm on Saturday, September 12 on Colorado State Highway 109 near mile point 12, in Las Animas County. At the time of the crash a 1988 Harley Davison Motorcycle, driven by Mark Ryan, a 53 year old male from La Junta, […]

SECPA & SECOM Raise Funds for Area Organizations

A long list of area groups and agencies benefitted this holiday season from the 27th Annual SECPA and SECOM Charity Golf Tournament conducted in La Junta and Rocky Ford this past July. One of the tournament organizers, Ron Reedy from SECPA, said, “We had a good turn out this year with 15 men’s teams playing […]

Amtrak CEO Makes Whistle-Stop Visit to Lamar, La Junta

Joe Boardman, Amtrak President and CEO visited with Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner and City Administrator, John Sutherland and other well-wishers this past Friday, July 11.  Boardman was making a tour of several cities in Kansas and Colorado, meeting with local officials, regarding the future of the route of the Amtrak Southwest Chief between Albuquerque, New […]

Commissioners Pass Resolution on Drought, Common Core

  Doug Dowler, Executive Director of SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District, spoke about a three county regional economic assessment that will be conducted this fall.  Dowler was meeting with the Prowers County Commissioners, Thursday, April 24.  “We’re going to assess the economic strengths and weaknesses of the assets found in Prowers, Kiowa and Baca […]

Four Prisoners Escape from Otero County Jail (Update)

Media Release (Update-  KKTV reported that 21 year old Curtis Apodaca has been apprehended as of around 10am this morning and was returned to custody.)(Two additional inmates were also reported captured as Malcolm Hoffert and Johnny Nunez are also in custody.  Authorities have not provided details regarding the capture of three of the four escapees as of […]

Frozen Splice Caused TV Interruption on Sunday

  What has been termed as a disruption impacting video services, traced to a splice enclosure owned by a third party fiber vendor, was the cause for Charter Communication customers to lose their TV reception this past Sunday, February 2,  for most of the day.  Brian Anderson, the Director for Regional Communications, Southwest, explained that […]

Here Come the Riders!!

Lamar may experience a brief traffic snarl for a while this Friday afternoon, September 20, when approximately 1,000 bicyclists converge on the city for the second annual Pedal the Plains event in Colorado. Southeast Colorado was selected as the destination for 2013 with riders making a weekend loop from Eads, to Lamar, to La Junta […]

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 […]

National Train Day Celebrated Saturday in Lamar

     Amtrak will join communities across America to celebrate the importance of trains to their town at the sixth annual National Train Day. More than 200 communities are expected to host events at local train stations, railroad museums and other locations commemorating this year’s theme “trains matter.”  Saturday, May 11, Lamar will also celebrate […]

Plans Underway for Local Impact for Pedal The Plains Tour

Representatives for the second annual Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour presented an overview of their needs from the Lamar and Prowers County community for the three day event on Thursday, May 2 at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce.  Elizabeth Norris, Community Relations Manager for the Denver Post, and Reed Rowley, from the Colorado Office of […]

Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour Includes Lamar, La Junta, Eads

DENVER — Wednesday, April 24, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper, The Denver Post and the Office of Economic Development and International Trade today announced the route for the second annual Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour, scheduled for Sept. 20-22, 2013. The tour this year will stop in Eads, Lamar and La Junta. A press conference […]

Winds Die Down, Travel Resumes in S.E. Colorado

Despite winds ranging between 45mph to 65mph in portions of southeast Colorado this past Friday, January 11, there was considerably less dust in the air from a similar wind storm almost two months ago on November 10.  Recent snows and moisture around Christmas and New Year’s helped limit airborne dust during the day of high wind […]

Las Animas Resident Killed in Highway 50 Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a one vehicle accident involving a single fatality that occurred on Colorado 50, about five miles east of La Junta.   A 1989 Ford Ranger, driven by Ronald L. Six, age 62, of Las Animas, Colorado, was eastbound on Colorado 50 when the Ford Ranger went off the […]

Kit Carson Hotel in La Junta Demolished

   The landmark Kit Carson Hotel in La Junta was torn down this past week.  The 105 year old building was listed on the Colorado Registry of Historic Places, but the owners could not find an investor to help finance any revitalization project for the three story structure at the intersection of Colorado Avenue and […]

CDOT Summer Road Work Schedule

May 11, 2012 – Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 – PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is beginning or completing work on 30 projects totaling $194.4 million throughout southeastern Colorado this construction season. “We’ll have a variety of projects underway this summer, with a lot of bridge replacements taking place along with some large […]

Business of the Week – KLMR Radio

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 KLMR Radio, located at 7350 US Highway 50 in Lamar and you can call them at: 719.336.2206 KLMR was first signed […]

Wellness Works Now Offering Workplace Wellness Services

La Junta, CO—April 17, 2012—Southeast Behavioral Health Group Wellness Works is expanding services in its Rocky Ford and Lamar offices. In addition to providing clinical services, Wellness Works staff is available to contract back office work and insurance eligibility/billing for other providers. “We also offer Workplace Wellness services,” said Paul Sedillo, Executive Director. “It’s important […]

Oscar Riley New Lamar Councilman, Buzzard Gets Renewed License

Oscar Riley was selected as a replacement Lamar City Councilman for PJ Wilson who resigned his position as he no longer resides within city limits. Wilson informed the council last month and Riley was one of three candidates who was interviewed by the council in executive session last Wednesday. Steven Rabe has been selected by […]

Lamar City Council Reviews Transportation Terminal at Chamber Office

  Paul Westhoff, CDOT Resident Engineer, and Lamar City Administrator Bill Pfeilsticker, discussed the pros and cons of the construction of a Multi-Modal Transportation building for east of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce building. The council had discussed CDOT’s earlier proposal to construct a 1,200 square foot addition to the train terminal which would provide shelter and […]