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Marshall Cook Resigns from Lamar Fire Department

Lamar Fire Chief Marshall Cook has submitted his resignation to the City of Lamar.  Chief Cook has been with the department for 30 years.   Chief Cook has accepted a fire chief position at the Rio Blanco Fire Protection District in Meeker, Colorado.   His last day as Lamar Fire Chief will be February 6, […]

Lamar Fire Chief Receives Prestigious Award

Lamar Fire Chief, Marshall Cook, received word July 8 that he had been accepted by the Center for Public Safety Excellence to receive accreditation as a Chief Fire Officer.  Cook said several levels of performance have to be attained before an application can be submitted to the internationally based, non-profit organization. “I became friends with […]

Deputy Fire Chief Leonard Honored at Retirement Celebration

  Pat Leonard ended 39 years of service to the community this past Friday, January 3 with a reception in his honor at the Lamar Cultural Center.  Friends, family and co-workers were on hand to enjoy a buffet meal provided by the Lamar Fire Auxiliary as Fire Chief Marshall Cook emceed the event which was […]

City Council Deals with Green Weeds and Red Tape

Above average summer rains have meant above average weed growth around Lamar, prompting city council discussion this past Monday night about a speedier resolution to getting absentee or lazy homeowners to cut the weeds on their property.  Weed growth has been moving faster than the paperwork needed to control them.  The Lamar City Council is […]

Water Restrictions Discussed/Carnival Coming to Lamar for State High School Rodeo

Events are moving forward to host a full-scale carnival in Lamar during the Colorado State High School Rodeo finals, June 5-9, but it won’t be at Willow Creek Park. If all goes as planned, a carnival will be set up at the Prowers County Fairgrounds, corresponding with the scheduled rodeo, in town for the annual contest. […]

Andrade, Schnabel Begin New Term as County Commissioners

The first meeting of the year for the Prowers County Board of Commissioners was brief as commissioners Millbrand, Marble and Schnabel approved the low bid from Tri County Ford for a 2013 Fusion for the County Health Department.  Commissioners discussed the 2013 LiveWell contract and Wellnet Contracts with Justin Lee, Director of County Public Health […]

Sunny and Hot, with Very Concentrated Showers

Two of the newest engineers for the Lamar Fire Department spent part of their Monday afternoon, getting acquainted with the department’s equipment. Patrick Arrona and Marcus Widener were getting checked out by Ryan Cook at McKorkle Field on August 6.  Cook said this is part of the training the engineers receive when they join the […]

Prowers County Courthouse Briefly Evacuated

  A burning odor of unknown origin caused the Prowers County Courthouse to be briefly evacuated shortly before 4pm, Friday afternoon, July 20.  Several employees say they smelled something that was not quite smoke, but had the characteristics of burning plastic or electrical wire, and when it persisted, courthouse officials decided to contact the Lamar […]

Weed Burn and Spring Cleanup Underway

Members of the Lamar Fire Department and Public Works Department were starting fires Thursday morning, March 15, along a stretch of the Willow Creek Drainage area. “We’re probably looking at about four to five miles of weed growth and accumulated debris,” said Public Works Director, Pat Mason. Fire teams were using propane tanks to ignite […]