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Lamar Will Host State High School and Jr. High Finals Rodeos

The Lamar City Council voted unanimously to have the city host the May 2016/2017 Colorado State High School Rodeo Association and Junior High School State Finals at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel approved a $32,000 commitment to support the bid to become the host city for two years during their […]

Key Events for 2016 Presented to County Lodging Tax Panel

  The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel voted to approve funding to secure the rights to host the Colorado State High School Rodeo Association Finals for 2016 and 2017. Panel members also approved $240 for shared funding of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce website and tabled a request for funds for the annual Sand and […]

Lodging Panel Receives Long-Range Funding Requests

  The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel entertained some new ideas for funding requests during their monthly meeting on October 20th.  The first came from the Spreading Antlers Golf Course, represented by Gib Sprout and Jack Van Hook, board members of the club.  Van Hook explained that in an effort to bring more revenue into […]

A Fitting Tribute for Responders and Servicepeople

The 3rd Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute in Lamar had several highlights Saturday, September 12, ranging from the performing bands and float entries that extended from West Beech Street all the way along South 9th Street and from there into the Prowers County Fairgrounds for the day. Red, white and blue were the predominant colors of […]

Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Set for the Weekend

The 4th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute honoring all first responders and Armed Forces members will be in full force this weekend in downtown Lamar as part of the Fall Festival activities on Friday, September 11th, and a full day of scheduled activities at the Prowers County Fairgrounds following Saturday’s 10am parade. A small, patriotic presentation on […]

Patriotic Mural to be Displayed at Prowers County Fairgrounds

The artistic contributions of five area youngsters will be incorporated into a 34 foot long mural which will grace the rear wall at the entrance to the Prowers County Grandstands. The Prowers County Commissioners recently approved the design during their August 25th meeting. The mural is a feature of this year’s annual 9/11 Tri-State Tribute […]

Lamar Hosting Weekend Junior Rodeo

The 2015 Colorado Junior Rodeo Association will be held at the Prowers County Fairgrounds August 14 – 16. This marks the 21st year for the rodeo which will see over 100 participants and families in town for the competition which features the top 15 contestants in each event vying for the top prizes. Prize money, […]

County Building Projects Discussed

“The new courthouse boiler has been installed but it hasn’t been filled with a chemical mix. We’re going to wait until the fall to do that and give it a test run,” stated Kirk Powers, Building Operations Supervisor to the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 21. Powers was providing an update on some current […]

Smoother Sailing on Annex’s North Parking Lot

As promised, the Prowers County Commissioners had the northern parking lot of the County Annex bladed and smoothed out this past week.  What used to be an acre  of assorted dirt bumps and dips has been leveled and a tree was removed from the middle of the site.  County crews also covered the dirt lot […]

Grants for County Upgrades Reviewed

Various levels of grant funding for upgrades to Prowers County holdings were discussed with Colorado Main Street Architect, Tim Stroh, during the March 24 commissioner’s meeting.  The commissioners are seeking funding to help pay for improvements to the Prowers County Courthouse, Fairgrounds, Annex and WPA buildings on East Maple Street. A DoLA sponsored administration grant […]

Lamar-Ordway Hosting Pesticide Applicator Workshops

PESTICIDE APPLICATOR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT WORKSHOPS   In Colorado, the application of pesticides is regulated by a very strict set of guidelines and laws.  Since 2007, these regulations are enforced by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA).  Some of the regulations include the licensing of private and commercial pesticide applicators. The purpose of the license […]

Commissioners Consider Costly Repairs

With 2014 coming to an end, the Prowers County Commissioners are concerned with projects extending into 2015.  Kirk Powers, Building Operations Supervisor, discussed holiday decorations, repairs at the Big Timbers Museum, parking space at the County Annex and sidewalk repairs for the north side of the courthouse. “Our Christmas displays are in sad shape and […]

Commissioners Set 2015 Budget, Approve Pay Hikes

The Prowers County Commissioners approved the 2015 budget this past Thursday, December 11.  Expenditures for twelve different areas amounted to $21,240,438, including  $6,731,413 for the General Fund, $4,081,000 for the Department of Human Services, Road and Bridge Fund at $2,690,356 and $3,227,407 for Sales and Use Tax Fund.  The commissioners had considered a temporary four […]

Commissioners Discuss Various Health Issues

    Joined by members of Janea Aguilera’s family, the Prowers County Commissioners signed a proclamation recognizing the first week in November as Childhood Cancer Awareness Week in Prowers County. Janea Aguilera passed away in April earlier this year, a young teenage girl who had battled several forms of cancer for several years.  Her struggle […]

4-H 2014 Fall Achievement Awards Program Summary

  The Prowers County 4-H Fall Achievement Program recently presented awards to a variety of participants.                                 Out Going Officers for 2014         Incoming Officers for 2015 President:                       Theresa Butler                                  Kylee Holden Vice President:               Kylee Holden                                    Miranda Morgan Secretary:                        Miranda Morgan                              Makendra Torres Treasurer:                       Ashlyn Crossland                             Ashlyn Crossland Reporter:                         Sam Rink                                           Angelina Downing Leader Adv:                    Pam Pennington                       […]

“Country Pride-County Wide” Fair Highlights

People were on the move during this year’s Sand and Sage Fair and Rodeo, whether they were young kayakers, racing around on go-carts, heading for the heavens with a bungee jump or taking a bounce or two while competing in the weekend rodeo at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. The local forecast cooperated with all the […]

Lamar Receives Funding to Complete Sportsplex Fields

The Lamar Sportsplex, known at its origin as the Four-plex, has been funded for completion of the remaining two ball fields, according to Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Director this past Wednesday, July 2.  Lamar’s application was one of several grants selected from nine made to Greater Outdoors Colorado for funding.  The 36 applications […]

The Fireworks Fall on Friday, the Fourth

  This year’s annual fireworks display at the Prowers County Fairgrounds will start at about 9:20pm, according to Lamar Fire Chief Marshall Cook.  The 4th falls on a Friday this year and fair skies have been predicted for that evening.  Cook said with all the recent local rainfall, there is not much of a chance […]

Letter to the Editor: Thanks from Prowers County Sheriff’s Possee

  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Posse would like to thank A-1 Rental, 4 Rivers Equipment, and Mantra Design & Photography for their donations of goods and services during the 2013 Prowers County Sand and Sage Fair and Rodeo.  We would also like to extend a special thanks to the following businesses for their generous donations […]

LCC Hosts Antelope Stampede

The Lamar Community College Rodeo team held the Antelope Stampede October 4-6 at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. LCC freshman Codie Brown won Breakaway Roping and is now 6th in the event in the Central Rocky Mountain Region. Brooke Smith finished 6th in Goat Tying and James Ellet placed 10th in steer wrestling. The team will […]