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Friday Morning Shooting in Enchanted Forest in Lamar

One person was grazed in the neck from a gunshot when an assailant, armed with what is reported to have been a semi automatic handgun, opened fire at two persons, early Friday morning, August 1, at 109 East Beech Street in Lamar. Information taken from an affidavit in support of a warrantless arrest indicates that William […]

Developing a Royal Flush

  There’s no set rhyme or reason as to how community support and spirit can be displayed.  Sometimes it could be a simple donation jar on a store counter, or in this case, a brightly colored toilet parked on your front lawn! People have turned unused toilets into a yard planter, but in this case, […]

A ‘Right’ of Summer

What could be so right than a cup of cold ice cream on an early summer’s evening?  Lamar residents were forming several lines at Willow Creek Park, Thursday evening, July 31, for the annual Ice Cream Social and free swim night, sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and Parks & Recreation Department. As early […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

Early Start for Summer Monsoon Brings Some Drought Relief to S.E. Colorado June was a warm and dry month for south central and southeast Colorado, except for some spotty but beneficial moisture to the plains.  However, with a fairly early start to the summer monsoons season, July brought much more needed precipitation to the drought […]

Trinidad City Council Approves Settlement with ARPA

  Trinidad City Council Approves Settlement  By NEWS RELEASE on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 In a Special Meeting held on July 29, 2014 the City of Trinidad, Colorado approved the Settlement Agreement with the Arkansas River Power Authority (“ARPA”) and Syncora Guarantee Inc., which resolves the City of Trinidad, Colorado v. Arkansas River Power Authority, […]

New Transportation Director appointed for CDOT’s Region Two 

          PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has named Karen Rowe* as the new Regional Transportation Director (RTD) for Region Two, encompassing the fourteen counties of southeastern Colorado. Rowe begins her new position on Aug. 1.  She has been with CDOT for nearly 16 years, replacing Tom Wrona, who retired at the […]

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  • Dorothy I. Kinder…June 22, 1925 – July 28, 2014

    Dorothy I. Kinder…June 22, 1925 – July 28, 2014

      A Celebration of Life for longtime area resident, Dorothy Irene Kinder will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery.   Dorothy was born on June 22, 1925 to Charles M. and Christella (Fuller) Siple and passed away […]

  • Anderson Departs Lamar Utilities Board

    Anderson Departs Lamar Utilities Board

      The Lamar Utility Board passed a resolution recognizing outgoing chairman David Anderson for his service to the community over the past five years.  He was presented with a unique combination clock and functional electric meter by Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, during the Tuesday meeting, July 29. Hourieh noted that Anderson’s departure leaves […]

  • New at the Lamar Public Library for the Week of July 28, 2014

    New at the Lamar Public Library for the Week of July 28, 2014

    Added to the Library Collection for Week of July 28, 2014 Children Non Fiction The Jaguar by Lynn M. Stone Ocean by Miranda MacQuitty What are Solids, Liquids, and Gasses? by Richard Spilsbury Puerto Rico by Erin Foley Giant Tortoise Adventure by Tina Gallo Snow Day!: Lalaloopsy Jenne Siimon Juvenile Fiction Summer of the Monkeys […]

  • Lamar Lions & PCDI Joining Forces to Help Vets/Homeless

    Lamar Lions & PCDI Joining Forces to Help Vets/Homeless

    The Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community in Las Animas will observe this September, its first anniversary of serving the homeless in the state, especially veterans who are in need and are seeking rehabilitation.  Lamar Lions President Ken Callison and Dick Ramsay approached the board members of Prowers County Development Incorporated, seeking to use a vacant portion of […]

  • Lamar Fire Chief Receives Prestigious Award

    Lamar Fire Chief Receives Prestigious Award

    Lamar Fire Chief, Marshall Cook, received word July 8 that he had been accepted by the Center for Public Safety Excellence to receive accreditation as a Chief Fire Officer.  Cook said several levels of performance have to be attained before an application can be submitted to the internationally based, non-profit organization. “I became friends with […]

  • Lamar City Council Discusses Bees, Fees and Asbestos

    Lamar City Council Discusses Bees, Fees and Asbestos

    City ordinances limit residents to only three dogs per residence, but the question arose about keeping bee hives within city limits.  Apparently some residents around 10th and Beech Streets have been bothered by bees, kept in several hives, to produce honey.  Their specific complaint, according to John Sutherland, Lamar City Administrator, was enough of the […]

  • Celebrate Statehood with Colorado Parks and Wildlife

    Celebrate Statehood with Colorado Parks and Wildlife

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) joins the celebration of Colorado’s acceptance into statehood with free access to all Colorado State Parks, Aug. 4. Colorado was first recognized as a state Aug. 1, 1876. The first Colorado State Park emerged some eighty short years later. “The preservation of beautiful places for everyone to enjoy is a uniquely […]

  • Public Welcome to National Night Out, August 5

    Public Welcome to National Night Out, August 5

    The Lamar Police Department and numerous local businesses are hosting a National Night Out at Willow Creek Park on Tuesday evening, August 5. Area residents are welcome to come out to the site near the Lamar Swimming Pool from 6pm to 11pm to meet and greet and help foster stronger relationships with each other and […]

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    Join the Free Come Alive Outside Challenge

    By Lacey Mann, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Bent & Prowers Counties Southeast Area—Bent County 4-H has partnered with Come Alive Outside (CAO) challenge in an effort to get our community members out moving. The Bent County 4-H Council is hosting a 1.5 mile run/walk and 50 yard dash contest on Friday, August 1 at the […]

  • Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2014-2015

    Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2014-2015

    The district will be holding registration for all schools (MHDC Preschool, Parkview Elementary, Washington Elementary, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School and Alta Vista Charter School) at the Community Building on Tuesday, August 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information you can […]

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