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Triumph Bancorp, Inc. to Acquire ColoEast Bankshares, Inc.

DALLAS, March 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TBK) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ColoEast Bankshares, Inc., parent of Colorado East Bank & Trust, headquartered in Lamar, Colorado. ColoEast Bankshares, Inc. is a bank holding company with $759 million in total assets as of 12/31/2015. Its community […]

2016 Begins with Healthy City Sales Tax Report

  December 2015 Sales and Use Tax collected in January 2016 indicated a healthy shopping community with City Sales Tax up 6.07% and Total Sales and Use Tax collections up 16.51% from the latest report. City Sales Tax collections were up $19,417.70 at $339,221.23.  That’s compared to the 2015 collection figure of $319,803.53. Year to […]

Public Invited to Lamar’s Main Street Open House

  Meeting to Detail Upcoming Highway 287 Improvements LAMAR – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting an open house next month regarding the U.S. 287 (Main Street) Reconstruction Project through Lamar. Work is scheduled to begin this spring. It will be held on Monday, Feb. 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at […]

Forum on State Land Board Leases Hosted by Bent-Prowers Cattlemen

Thirty ranchers from southeast Colorado attended the open forum at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn on January 9th, sponsored by the Bent-Prowers Cattle and Horse Growers Association. Association President, Pat Ptolemy of Swink introduced Beverly Rave, the featured speaker who provided the audience with information on future Colorado State Land Board lease changes and also […]

Lamar Chamber Accepting Citizen of the Year Nominations

  Lamar, CO – The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Citizen of the Year award. This award is presented annually to honor an individual that has made a substantial contribution to the Prowers County area. The nominees must have exhibited leadership in community projects and be involved in civic […]

Lamar Area Hospice Recognizes the Joy of Giving

  “We have the most amazing fund raising committee and it really makes a difference, it really does.” That was a comment from Deb Pelley, Executive Director of Lamar Area Hospice, as she was presented with a record $31,000 check from the Lamar Hospice Committee this past Thursday evening, December 17th.  It was a fitting […]

How to Use Them: LUV BUCKS 101

  Luv Bucks are a special community currency developed by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce to promote our local economy. When your dollars are spent locally, nearly 70% of that money will remain within our local economy. Doing business locally supports not only the place where your dollar is spent but also the city itself […]

Lamar Chamber Selects New Board, Schedules Annual Banquet

This year’s annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held Thursday, January 28th at the Wolves Den Event Center, south of Spreading Antlers Golf Course at 27534 Highway 287 in Lamar. Chamber board members recently selected five new members for the new year, replacing one member who resigned and four others whose terms had […]

Red Cross Offering Emergency Shelter Training in Lamar

Volunteers Needed for Disaster Response  Lamar, CO – Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 – The American Red Cross and Prowers County Department of Emergency Management will host the Shelter Fundamentals course in Lamar, Colorado December 17, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:p.m. The class will be held at the City of Lamar Cultural Events Center. The […]

Parade of Lights Goes a Little Bit Country

“A Tumbleweed Country Christmas” was this year’s theme for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights, held along Main Street in Lamar on Friday, December 4th.  Chilly southerly winds kept the crowds bundled up along the parade route while others ducked into stores for an early shopping bargain, or sampled some of the […]

Clock is Ticking on Toys for Tots, Volunteers Needed the 19th

  Only a handful of days remain before Christmas is upon us and Darlene Lopez and her Toys for Tots staff is very aware of the time they have left to gather, stack and sort toys and gifts for their annual December 24th delivery. The annual collections began right around the Oktoberfest in Lamar and […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Recent Outages, Delinquent Payments

Nine power poles were lost in the November 17th snowstorm that brought drifts and power outages to southeast Colorado.  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, told the board that strong winds out of the north affected the east-west run of power lines with accumulated icing.  “It caused some of the protection devices to operate and […]

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association Review Beef Roundtable Discussion

  Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association board recently received an update on “Sustainable Beef” and finalized plans for upcoming events. Steve Wooten, a Kim rancher and U.S. Roundtable of Sustainable Beef board member, gave an update on the framework being built in a unique program. His Nov. 5 comments at the La Junta golf […]

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 […]

County Commissioners Meet New High Plains CEO

Eric Niemeyer, the new Chief Executive Officer of High Plains Community Health Center, was introduced to the Prowers County Commissioners by outgoing CEO Jay Brooke during the commissioner’s Tuesday meeting, November 24th.  Niemeyer, who hails from Casper, WY, was hired by the board of directors of HPCHC earlier this month and is gaining knowledge about […]

Crews Restore Power, Remove Tree from Semi

Tuesday’s storm front brought strong winds to the Lamar area and a dusting of horizontal snow, while Granada and Holly had to deal with greater accumulations.  Highway 287 south of Lamar was closed due to lack of visibility and El Paso County donated several tread-mounted vehicles to reach stranded motorists. Some Lamar residents living on […]

Pack The Patrol Car- Toy Drive

  The Colorado State Patrol will be holding the 3rd Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car on November 27, 2015 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar.  Just look for the patrol cars parked near the store entrance.   The Colorado State Patrol is challenging you […]

Michael Martin Murphey Sings from Experience

Noted country-western artist Michael Martin Murphey entertained before a packed house at the annual Farm-City Banquet, hosted by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce this past Saturday, November 14th.  Murphey’s career has shown a versatility that has ranged from singing and composing for various musical formats including country-western, cowboy and bluegrass styles.  He has garnered top […]

Amtrak Touching Local Bases Following Award of $15M Tiger Grant

Amtrak officials paid a visit November 4th, to several cities along the Southwest Chief route including La Junta and Lamar, promoting the latest federal $15M Tiger grant that will help repair track along the railway. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded the funding to La Junta which will be used to work on the Burlington Northern […]

November 3, 2015 Election Results

  The Coordinated Election for Prowers County saw the majority of local ballot contests for various school board races. These are unofficial tallies at this time. Allan Medina and Danny Tinnes were running unopposed for their Districts, B and F respectively in the RE-2 race. There was a three candidate contest for District C which offered […]