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Wagons for Sale at Sand and Sage Fair

History buffs and/or wagon enthusiasts can offer a silent bid on five wagons owned by Prowers County during the Sand and Sage Fair. Last Tuesday, July 21st, commissioners Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Ron Cook, along with Big Timbers Museum curator, Kathleen Scranton, viewed seven wagons which have been parked outside on the south side of the […]

Lamar Council Prepares for Higher Internet Security for City Operations

  Given the number of computer hacking incidents across the nation, the city’s insurer, CIRSA, has recommended that the city conduct a penetration audit to help with loss prevention and possibly lower CIRSA premiums. Thomas Sanchez, the city’s IT Director, explained that several security upgrades were considered as recommended by CIRSA. An audit of the […]

Beer Garden Still a Hot Topic, City Council Hearing Set for July 13

The Prowers County Commissioners were offering some different viewpoints regarding the approaching July 13th Lamar City Council public hearing for a special events permit allowing the Sand and Sage Roundup Fair Board to host a beer garden next month. Discussion over the event, but not an official public hearing, was held in early June by […]

City Council Schedules Public Hearing for Sand and Sage Beer Garden

The Lamar City Council set July 13 as the date for a public hearing for the Prowers County Fairboard.  Members are requesting a special events permit to host a beer garden during some events at the Sand and Sage Fair in August.  The council also held a public hearing for a special event permit for […]

Letter to the Editor: Henry Schnabel Regarding Commissioner’s Beer Garden Meeting

I notice in the reporting of the commissioner meeting where alcohol at the fairgrounds was characterized as a public hearing. I would like to state that it in fact was NOT. A public hearing is when notice is published ahead of time so the general public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed […]

Fair Board Clears Beer Garden Hurdle with Commissioners

The Sand and Sage Fair Board, by a two to one vote from the County Commissioners, received approval to apply for a special events permit to host a beer garden during four events in this year’s Sand and Sage Fair.  This clears the path for the fair board to request a permit from the City […]

Prowers County at National Western Stock Show

  By Lacey Mann, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Bent & Prowers Counties Southeast Area—Prowers County 4-H is sending a Catch a Calf contestant, market swine and goat exhibitors to the annual National Western Stock Show (NWSS) January 9-25. This year Angelina Downing; Dalton and Coen Lewis, and Lexy and Sterling Koehn, and Makendra, Makenzie, Leandra […]

Concert Funding Request Okayed by Lodging Panel

  Marketing and contract fees totaling $11,000 for the annual Kick-Off Concert for the Sand and Sage Round-Up were approved by the Prowers Lodging Panel during their monthly meeting, Tuesday, November 19.  The request is for the same amount as last year, according to Brandon Sherwood, who represented the Prowers County Fair Board who organizes […]

Steer Aid Program Help FFA / 4H Youth

  LA JUNTA – Sign-up is under way for Steer-Aid, a youth incentive program designed to strengthen market beef participation. Several years ago, longtime 4-H volunteers Curt & Susan Russell became concerned about lower entry numbers at Southeast Colorado market beef shows. Because of this, their business, WW Feed & Supply, launched a program for […]

Family Fun Night & Just for Kids at Sand and Sage Fair

When folks want a good time, neither hot days nor rainy mornings will keep them away from the Sand and Sage Fair.  Hundreds of people came out for the Tuesday afternoon and evening Family Night at the fairgrounds.  Youngsters cooled off kayaking around a small, man-made pond along the roadway or sampled cups of chilled […]

American Idol Finalist Josh Gracin to Kick-Off Sand and Sage Round-Up

Concert and PRCA Rodeo tickets go on sale Monday July 22. Country music star and Marine veteran Josh Gracin will kick-off the Sand and Sage Round-Up on Saturday August 3rd at 8:00p.m.. The concert will be held at the Prowers County Fairgrounds in Lamar and tickets are $12 for reserved seating and $15 for arena […]

Lamar Council Begins Budget Work, Delays Airport Upgrades

  Summertime means the Lamar City Council starts picking dates for budget deadlines.  A work session focusing on general guidance for the 2014 budget was held Monday, July 8.  Topics of discussion included: Revenue Projections, Taxation, Capital Investment, Performance based Salary Increases, Contingency Set-Aside and other Funding Priorities.  City Clerk, Linda Williams, recapped the May […]

Sand & Sage Entertainment Ready for August

The music line up for the Sand and Sage Fair was finalized with the contract signing by the Prowers County Commissioners this past Thursday, May 9.  Country music headliner Josh Gracin will perform this August at the fairgrounds.  Gracin gained national prominence with his 4th place finish during the second season of American Idol, and […]

Logo Selected for Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel

Cristina Hernandez, a Parkview Elementary School fifth-grader and Shayla Brown, a seventh grade student in Wiley, are the co-winners of the logo that will be used by the Prowers County Lodging Panel. Each student received $200 in the shared award. Panel members decided that after several years of existence, the organization could be better served […]

Lodging Panel Deciding on Logo

  Two dozen designs for the Prowers County Lodging Tax logo were submitted for consideration, the majority coming from the Wiley school art class. Not all lodging panel members attended the Tuesday, November 20 meeting, and a decision won’t be made until all members have had a chance to review the selections that made the […]

176 ‘Keys’ to the City at Farm City Banquet

  Musical entertainment was an essential ingredient to this year’s Farm-City Banquet, sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, held this past Friday, November 16, at the Lamar Community Building. The “Dueling Pianos Road Show” held center stage, literally, at the LCB as the pianists, each armed with 88 keys on their twin pianos, played […]

2012 Fall Achievements Awards Program for Prowers County 4-H

The 2012 Prowers County 4-H Achievement Banquet was held recently, wrapping up the 4-H year and honoring the achievements of members and leaders.  Theresa Butler was recognized as the 2013 Prowers County Council President.  Kristina Alm will be vice-president, Miranda Morgan as secretary, treasurer is Holli Pennington, Kylee Holden as reporter and Butler, Morgan and […]

Sand and Sage Fair Parade Results & Pix

The Annual Sand and Sage Fair Parade was held this past Saturday, August 11, on a sunny, warm day.  Entries lined up along South Main Street for the annual northerly route and passed crowds of people lining the streets for a glimpse of the float entries, perhaps a candy toss coming their way and a […]

Kid’s Day Draws a Crowd at the Sand & Sage Fair

  There was no lack of fun activities at the Prowers County Fairgrounds for Kid’s Day on Wednesday, August 8.  The Fair Board developed the idea several years ago, to give the kids in town a chance to do fun things without breaking their piggy bank.  Lots of civic organizations have pitched in over the […]

High Plains Clinic Observes 17th Anniversary During National Health Center Week

  Two landmarks were witnessed today August 7, at the medical campus on Kendall Drive in Lamar.  Ribbon Cutting ceremonies took place for the new facilities for Southeast Mental Health Services and High Plains Community Health Center observed 17 years of service to Lamar and Prowers County and marked the occasion with a 17 minute […]