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Adult Community Corrections Facility Suggested for Lamar

  Doug Carrigan from ATC, Advantage Treatment Center in Sterling, Colorado, addressed the Lamar City Council during a March 12th work session and outlined a concept for a 30-40 bed client facility in town.  Carrigan is the executive director of the Sterling facility and he told the council he believes the Lamar community would benefit […]

LCC’s Marchant to Host Goat Tying Clinic

A unique learning opportunity will be coming to Lamar Community College in early April.  The LCC rodeo team is sponsoring the goat tying clinic, with their own Ashten Marchant teaching. Marchant will help young rodeo students learn or expand their goat tying skills in a two-day skill-building clinic to be held on April 1-2 in […]

Added to the Lamar Library Collection Week of February 4, 2016

ADDED TO THE LIBRARY COLLECTION WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4, 2015   DVD’S   401k Magic  –  Steve Mazda American Bear: an adventure in the kindness of strangers Glee. The final season – Ryan Murphy Glee. The complete 3rd Season – Ryan Murphy The Book of Manning – Andy Billman   CD’s (audio books)   Hidden […]

Prowers County Sets 2016 Budget

    The entire Prowers County budget, approved by the Commissioners during their December 8th meeting, is set at $22,144,145 with no change to the mill levy which remains at 27.17 mills.  The total taxable Assessed Valuation for the County increased from $121,644,714 in 2015 to $126,559,805. General Fund expenditures for the new year are […]

Fireworks Fundraisers Planned for Holly

    The Holly Rural Fire Department is working to offer a July 4th fireworks display next year if there are sufficient funds generated for the holiday project. Jake Holdren of the Holly Rural Fire Department addressed the town Trustees during their September meeting, outlining some of the needs related to the project. “All of […]

Lady Lopes Volleyball Honored for Academic Excellence

The Lamar Community College volleyball program recently earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2014-2015 season. This is the second time in program history that the team has received this award. “I’m very proud of how all our athletes have performed in the classroom and hope to continue to achieve […]

April Fool’s Day Ends with Dust, Wind and Weeds

Mother Nature may have had the last laugh during the closing hours of April Fool’s Day on Wednesday.  Residents in southeast Colorado are well-versed on how quickly a pleasant day can change into something more memorable. That was the case as the evening progressed and the winds began to pick up.  According to news reports, […]

Lamar Council Considers PMC, Spreading Antlers Requests

The Lamar City Council took no action during their work session Monday, March 9,  on  requests for financial support from two entities, Prowers Medical Center and Spreading Antlers Golf Course. Prowers Medical Center had requested a waiver of $54,000 in building permit fees for its pending construction project, estimated at $7,595,000.  The construction is expected […]

LCC Booster Club Offers Extra for Pack the Gym Night

Twenty-four students, boys and girls,  from six area high schools, will compete in shooting skills for free throws and three-pointers during the LCC boys and girls half time during the Antelopes, ‘Pack the Gym’ night at the Wellness Center on January 13. Teams from Walsh, Wiley, Holly, Granada, Lamar and McClave will compete for points […]

Correction on City of Lamar Stage 2 Water Restrictions

Correction: City of Lamar Stage 2 Water Restrictions No Watering on Friday. Properties East of Highway 287 may water on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Properties West of Highway 287 may water on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. Watering hours are from Midnight to 10am and from 6pm to Midnight on your permitted days.  

Get Prepped for Upcoming Hunting Season

LAMAR, Colo. –  Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to help you get ready for the 2014 hunting season. CPW will be holding a big game application workshop and a hunter education class this month in Lamar.  District Wildlife Managers Kevin Mahan and Rick Gardner will help decode the hunt codes at a big game application […]

Major Interest Shown in Sheriff’s Race

  Six candidates for Prowers County Sheriff appeared before a standing room only audience Monday, February 24, at the Lamar Cultural Events Center to state their case as to why they should be the next sheriff come election day in November. The candidate’s forum was hosted by Dr. Gerry Branes from Voices of Southeast Colorado […]

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 […]

Lady Savages Rout Two League Foes, Move to 11-0

Last week, the Lamar Lady Savages looked every bit like the third-ranked team in the Colorado Preps Class 3A poll. Lamar hosted a pair of opponents from the Tri-Peaks East, and sent them both home with lopsided losses. Anticipation was high on Friday when the Lady Savages welcomed St. Mary’s into the Lamar Community Building. […]

Prowers County Sheriff’s Report, December 2013

  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office responded to 208 calls in December, 2013.  The numbers may have been down a bit due to the holiday schedule as Lamar had 116 calls with 50 jail related and 8 for warrant arrests; the County had 62 calls with eleven for traffic accidents and four for civil disputes; […]

LPD Makes Local Counterfeit Currency Arrest

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014, the Lamar Police Department received calls concerning counterfeit currency being passed at local businesses in Lamar.  Officers were able to identify a suspect from witnesses information and video surveillance as Billi Jo Rider, W/F age 35, of Wiley.  Officers made application for and were granted a search warrant to search […]

Prowers County Sheriff Report, November 2013

The Prowers County Sheriff’s Department responded to 251 service calls this past November, 2013.  The City of Lamar had 127 calls, followed by the County with 85; Holly had 29 calls and Wiley had five.  Lamar posted 44 jail related calls and 13 for warrant arrests, as well as 32 calls for serving papers and […]

Honkers Recognize Two New Fire Engineers/EMTs

On October 18th the Lamar Honkers made a visit to the Lamar Fire Department to recognize the promotion of two new Fire Engineers/EMTs to the Lamar Fire Department. After extensive training under the supervision of Fire Chief Marshal Cook, Geoff Newman and Jordan Kemp were promoted to their new positions and duties in mid-September. Congratulations […]

Lamar Partnership Kicks-Off Plastic and E-Waste Recycling Program

(Lamar, Colorado; October 30, 2013) Lamar Partnership, Inc. will be launching a new plastic and e-waste recycling program in Lamar in an effort to contribute to Keep Lamar Beautiful. Starting November 9, 2013, simply purchase a recycling bag, fill it with your clean recyclables and drop it off. Electronic recycling will also be available on-site […]

Hospice Annual “Wall of Honor” Dedication Ceremony

Sunday, October 21, 2013, the Lamar Area Hospice held an unveiling party for their Memorial Tiles.  The Prowers Journal was in attendance for the dedication. “It is truly an honor for us to welcome you to the first annual dedication ceremony to officially unveil the newly inscribed tiles on our “wall of honor”.  This Weltha […]