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Tickets Available for Chamber Banquet January 30th

    January 25th is the last day for tickets for the 98th Annual Meeting and Banquet for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce.  The event will be held at the Lamar Eagles Lodge on Wednesday, January 30th with a meet and greet at 6:30pm and the awards and banquet will begin at 7pm. Tickets are […]

Orthopedic Surgery Soon Available at Prowers Medical Center

    Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, told the Prowers County Commissioners during their meeting, Tuesday, January 15th, that, “An agreement is in place,” to bring an orthopedic surgeon to the hospital sometime in February.  The exact date hasn’t been announced at this time, but following a training period with hospital […]

Lamar Utility Board Takes No Action on Net Metering

    Several Lamar Light and Power customers who use commercial solar panels to augment their electricity were disappointed to learn that the Lamar Utility Board took no action regarding changes to the net metering policy under which they operate. The customers believe the percentage of return for the generated electricity under their systems should […]

Addressing Animal Needs in Lamar

    Several municipal and statewide animal welfare organizations joined forces Saturday, January 12th to find common ground to discuss ways to benefit the pet population in Lamar and surrounding communities. Sarah McCloskey, Lamar Animal Shelter Manager, said 40 persons, citizens and municipal representatives attended the session at the Cultural Events Center. “It was good […]

City Council Begins 2019 with Full Agenda

        The Lamar City Council began their first meeting in 2019 with almost three dozen items on the agenda, this past Monday, January 14th. Councilmembers ratified a phone poll approving the cancellation of a court appearance for Prowers Aggregate Operators, LLC with the State of Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board. According to […]

City Ends Year with Positive Tax Revenues

    The December 2018 revenue report from the City of Lamar indicates that although the month closed down for total sales and use tax collections compared to the year before, the year to date figures posted a positive return. City Sales Tax for December was up 1.13% for a $3,134 gain over 2017 with […]

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