Primary Ballots for Presidential Primary in the Mail
Ballots have now been mailed out for the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election. Have you returned your voted ballot back to the County Clerk and Recorder’s Office? The earlier ballots are returned, the earlier election night results can be released. Please don’t wait until the last minute to drop off your ballot. If you have not received a ballot you can request a replacement ballot but do it as soon as possible. If you need a replacement ballot please.
SHS ALUMNI RETURNS TO WESTERN KS
“Being back in a small town is the single most enjoyable thing so far. The city it not as much fun as what it’s made out to be, at least once you have kids!" Thomas Eddy DPM, son of Kent and Melanie Eddy, has returned to western Kansas, living in Goodland. The Syracuse High School class of 2000 alumni is now a husband, a father of two, and a physician.
Prowers County, CO High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 21
Prowers County, Colorado has high school basketball games on the docket today, and the inside scoop on how to watch them is available below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Game Time: 6:00 PM MT...
The Trouble with John
It’s going to be a beautiful 70 plus degree day in February as I write this. As soon as the paper goes to print I am spending as much time outside as possible. Days like this should be savored. There is one week left of February. Sometimes I think...
Prowers Board of Commissioners Discusses Improvements to County Rd 12
During morning work session on February 20, 2014, the Prowers Board of Commissioners got updates from Meagan Hillman, Director of Public Health and Environment as well as from Judy Wittman, Prowers County Treasurer. Calvin Melcher from Holly addressed the board, asking for some direction on who to contact regarding getting...
Lamar Community College Celebrates Employee of the Year Honorees
Lamar Community College (LCC) is proud to announce the recipients of their 2024 Employee of the Year awards. Amidst a pool of exceptional talent and character, the winners of this year’s awards have emerged as shining examples of excellence. Nominated and selected by their colleagues for their outstanding contributions during the 2022-2023 academic year, these individuals have demonstrated strong dedication and stellar performance in their respective categories. Congratulations to LCC’s winners, Laurie Ybarra – Admissions Coordinator, Becky Young – Developmental Ed. Faculty, Ian Blacker – Adjunct Professor, and Jordan Martinez – Custodian II, who will be honored by the State Board for Community Colleges during the annual recognition event in Denver later this spring.
Lamar School District RE-2 Prepares to Break Ground for State-Of-The-Art Stadium
LAMAR, CO – February 20, 2024 – Lamar School District RE-2 is thrilled to announce the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony for its highly anticipated new stadium, set to be the pride of the community and home to the Thunder football, soccer, and track teams. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled...
Amache National Historic Site is now declared the newest national park
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Amache National Historic Site in Southeastern Colorado has been declared America’s newest national park. Amache was one of 10 incarceration sites used to detain thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II. The Town of Granada acquired and donated the land needed to establish the...
The gas price fluctuate between $2.94 and $3.29 in Lamar as of 2024-02-20. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.276, a week ago the price is $3.225 , according to AAA.
Moffat County girls hoops earns decisive win over Lamar to start postseason
With rain throughout the day in Craig and an opponent named the Thunder on their floor, it was only fitting that the members of the Moffat County girls basketball team had a lightning-in-a-bottle kind of night. MCHS girls moved on to the Sweet 16 of the 4A CHSAA State Playoffs,...
SECCA Presents “Divas 3” March 7 @ 7:00 p.m. LHS Auditorium
The next performance from the Southeast Colorado Concert Association will be coming to Lamar on Thursday, March 7. The all female act Divas 3 will take the stage at Lamar High School at 7 PM. Divas 3 is an amazing group with powerhouse voices who will sing the biggest hits...
Granada, February 20 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Kit Carson High School basketball team will have a game with Granada High School on February 20, 2024, 16:40:00 CST.
Camp Amache – New National Park is part of Prowers County History
A mere 17 miles east of Lamar is a site that, were it not for the brown wooden sign reading “Amache Japanese-American Relocation Center”, could easily remain unnoticed to anyone passing by. The sign, at the intersection of County Rd. 23.5 and Highway 50, points to one of our nation’s darkest pockets of history. Growing up in Lamar, I can’t recall ever being taught in school about Camp Amache, which is basically in Lamar’s “back yard”, nor about Executive Order 9066 which, when signed by then-President Franklin Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, authorized the forced removal of all persons deemed to be a threat to national security. The bombing of Pearl Harbor caused a spike in anti-Japanese sentiment, particularly towards those living along the West coast of California, whom the government feared could pose a threat to the country. These Japanese-Americans, the majority of which were U.S. citizens, were sent to “relocation centers”. These centers have also been referred to as internment, incarceration, concentration, or detention camps, which are more appropriate names given the barbed-wire fences surrounding them and the armed guard towers which overlooked them. Over 120,000 Japanese-Americans were incarcerated in 10 of these camps spread across the U.S. In addition to Amache, there were camps in California (Tule Lake and Manzanar Camps), Utah (Topaz Camp), Wyoming (Heart Mountain Camp), Arizona (Gila River and Poston Camps), Idaho (Minidoka Camp), and Arkansas (Rowher and Jerome Camps). Amache was the smallest of the ten.
Longhorns sweep Syracuse in regular season finale
Holcomb, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Tuesday night was the regular season finale for the Holcomb Longhorns, as they faced off against old Hi-Plains League rival in the Syracuse Bulldogs. It would be a big night for the Longhorns on Senior Night, as the girls picked up a 68-26 win, while the boys cruised to a 72-44 victory.
Congressional Candidate Deborah Flora says she is running for the hardworking people of District 4
Deborah Flora, Congressional hopeful for the soon-to-be vacated District 4 seat, made a stop in Lamar at the beginning of February, hoping to garner support in her quest to serve her first term in Congress. Flora, who is a conservative radio host and Colorado native, said she is running because...
Amarillo College baseball sweeps Lamar, extends win streak to 7 games
Defeating a team in four consecutive games in a two-day span is no easy task for an NJCAA baseball program. Amarillo College accomplished the feat once since the reboot of athletics entering their four-game series this past Sunday and Monday against Lamar Community College. The Badgers added a second four-game...
Prowers County Offices Closed Monday February 19
FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, in observance of Presidents’ Day. The Welcome Home Child and Family Development Center will be open.
Holly Will Send Three to 2024 Colorado State Wrestling Championships
The Holly Wildcats wrestling team will send three wrestlers to the 2024 Colorado State Wrestling Championship that will run Thursday, Feb. 15 thru Saturday, Feb. 16 at Ball Arena in Denver. The trio will include junior Tripp DuVall at 150, senior Cael Nordyke at 175, and freshman Jerry Holdren at...
Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Agency Grant Information
Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging releases. The Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging (LAVAAA) is requesting proposals from qualified organizations interested in receiving a grant funded under the Older Americans Act to provide services to seniors age 60 and older in Region 6, which includes Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers Counties. Qualified organizations include nonprofits, for-profits, public agencies, and private incorporated organizations.
Birth Announcement: Fehr
Jacob and Katharina Fehr of Holly, Colorado, announce the birth of their daughter, Ivanka Fehr at 1:03 p.m. January 4, 2024, at Prowers Medical Center. with Dr. Korkis attending. Ivanka weighed 7 pounds and 9 ounces and was 21″ long at birth.