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PEP Board to Assist Local Alternative Education Project

PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity board members, have been asked to consider assisting a three-year, grant-funded collaborative venture bringing businesses and students together for the benefit of each. Anthony LaTour, Alternative Education Coordinator for the Lamar Re-2 school district, proposed the concept to the PEP board during its May 16th monthly meeting.
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Eads Water Allocation Cut by 50%

Mark Twain once said, “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting.” Smart man. Although it has been a very long time since people have actually gone to battle over water, the reality that water is liquid gold in dry lands still holds true–perhaps now more than ever as persistent drought and the increasing impact of climate change are diminishing water supplies throughout the western United States, including Colorado.

Wild West Athletics Competes at State District Championships in Manhattan, Kansas

The Wranglers Gymnastics Team of Wild West Athletics from Lamar, Colorado had a successful State/District Championships in Manhattan, Kansas at the end of April 2022 where they boast 2nd overall of all teams/all levels/all ages out of the 24 teams participating. The Wranglers represented 25 gymnasts in 17 different brackets...

Quilt of Valor Foundation Recognizes Freouf and Harris

Members of the Quilt of Valor Foundation awarded Henry Freouf of Lamar, CO a quilt to thank him, honor him and comfort him for his service to the United States of America. Henry Freouf enlisted in the US Navy in 1955. He served aboard the USS Seaverling, Boxer, and Toledo CA-133.

Atmos Energy - Notice of Change in Tariffs

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Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days, 2022

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce roles out the red carpet for residents and visitors alike for the 2022 Lamar Days Festivities this weekend. The kick-off BBQ begins at 10:30am on Friday, May 20th at the Chamber offices on Beech Street. Visitors can also get a look at the new Tesla, Fast-Charge stations directly south of the train engine which were recently installed and check out the vendor’s booths or sample some food offerings later that day.

LCC’s 83rd Annual Commencement Ceremony Rang of Optimism and Accomplishment

Lamar Community College (LCC) recognized their 2022 graduates during the college’s 83rd Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7. The ceremony took place in the LCC Wellness Center’s Lopes Gymnasium with a packed house of family, friends, staff and faculty in attendance to share in the celebration. “Today...

Lamar Tesla Chargers, Getting Ready to Roll

The major points of installation work have been completed with only one or two connections to be made as well as some state-oriented paperwork, and then the eight Tesla fast-charger stations on East Beech Street will be good to go. For the under-initiated, it’s a very simple process, as Lamar’s...

City of Lamar Memorial Day Schedule

City offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day. The Community Building and the Public Library will also be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022. All City offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Residential refuse collection normally scheduled for Monday, May 30th...

Charles and Carolyn Kelley, Lamar Days Royalty 2022

The Kelley’s were asked by The Prowers Journal to offer some thoughts on their lives and times spent in Lamar as they will be honored as the reigning couple for Lamar Days, 2022 this Saturday, May 21st. “While we both grew up in Kansas, our lives are rooted in...

Obituary Stella Ann Sanders

Stella Ann Kennedy was born February 26, 1936, in Mexico, Missouri to William Armstrong Kennedy and Catherine Hardin Pulis Kennedy. Stella graduated from Martinsburg High School in 1952 and moved to Rockford, Illinois, to become a secretary. Stella married Lawrence Sanders in 1955. Stella and Lawrence had two children: Timothy...

Esther Andrade – May 26, 1924 – May 13, 2022

A mass of Christian burial for lifelong Lamar resident, Esther Andrade will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, May 27, 2022 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. A rosary service will be held prior to the mass at 9:30AM at the church with Deacon Allan Medina reciting. Interment will follow at the Riverside Cemetery.

LCC’s New CTE Building to Open for Classes Beginning Fall Semester

(Lamar, Colo.) – The long-awaited and state-of-the-art Career and Technical Education (CTE) Building at Lamar Community College (LCC) will be ready for classes this Fall Semester 2022. The CTE Building measures 10,000 square feet, is located just south of the Bowman Building, and will be home to Construction Trades,...

About Town – May 16, 2022

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7. Baccalaureate 2022 was one of the most memorable I can remember. It was hosted at Praise Community Church by Pastors Lane and Deborah Gooden who involved the youth in customary ways. Kara Wilson and Lexi Shotton were the acolytes and flower girls. Jaden Self served as the usher to lead in the Pastors Gooden and including Ms. Gail Voss and Pastor Ken Grant. Jimmy Brown rendered beautiful and moving hymns on the grand piano and sometimes with his left hand on a large electric organ. Senior graduates: Rhealie Rittgers, Chase Stolzenberger, Ross Brown, Ty Wilson, Kyra Sheridan, and Will Crow offered prayers or read scriptures. The audience was pleased to hear Ms. Alicia James and Mrs. Ashley Gooden sing the duet, "Different" by Micah Taylor, accompanied by Jimmie Brown. As a music video by Lee Greenwood played, the seniors were invited by Mrs. Gooden to take flowers from the large vases and present them to their mothers and/or other people who had impacted their lives. After a moving address by Mr. Gooden, the students took a group photo under a graduate banner prepared by Cheryl Wyatt and Deborah Gooden. The Goodens presented the students with gifts and invited them to visit over refreshments in the fellowship hall. The twelve Eads students will graduate at 2:00 p.m. May 28. Kit Carson seniors graduated last Sunday.