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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 […]

PEP Focus Meeting Prioritizes Housing as Key to County’s Economic Growth

    Almost three years after PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, downsized the number of its board members, hired an executive director and transitioned into PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, members compared their initial goals to current priorities. This past Friday, January 11th,   working with strategic plan expert, Sheryl Trent, of SBrand Consulting, members conducted a […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

National Weather Service Pueblo Co Drought Conditions Continue Across Most of South Central and Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS The latest US Drought Monitor, issued Thursday January 11th, is indicating Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions confined to Southwestern portions of Colorado, including the western 2/3rds of Mineral County and extreme western portions of Rio Grande County. Extreme Drought […]

Council Discusses Motel Development for Lamar

  Since the City of Lamar helped fund a feasibility study with SECED last year for building a motel within the city limits, the council has been speaking with potential developers on the cost and what type of financial incentives could be brought into play. The council expanded on that note this past Monday, January […]

Jena Griswold Sworn in as Colorado’s 39th Secretary of State

  DENVER, Jan. 8, 2019 —  Jena Griswold was sworn in as Colorado’s 39th Secretary of State. Griswold grew up in Estes Park, Colorado in a working-class family. She was the first person in her family to go to a four-year college and then on to law school. “I am honored to serve the people […]

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      The Wranglers Pre Team and a few members of the Wranglers Competition Team competed in Colby, Kansas in December of 2018 for the “Shoot for the Stars Invitational”. Gymnasts from Wild West Athletics competing at the event did a phenomenal job. Brystal Bletzacker of Eads, Co. scored an all around of 38.15 earning her […]

  • Birth Announcement: Martinez

    Birth Announcement: Martinez

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  • 3rd Annual SCALE Event Set for LCC

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      Lamar Community College and CSU Southeast Area Agronomy are providing a great day of FREE information on Friday, February 8th for producers and those interested in agriculture at the 3rd Annual Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo at the LCC Wellness Center from 8am to 3pm. The day features Colorado State University College of Agricultural […]

  • Granada Trustees Begin Grant Process for Town Water Infrastructure

    Granada Trustees Begin Grant Process for Town Water Infrastructure

        The Granada Trustees decided to pursue a grant application to finance water main improvements in the community during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, January 9th.  This project was researched by the Trustees in June 2016, working with the GMS engineering firm from Colorado Springs.  Mayor Glenn Otto was contacted by David Frisch from the […]

  • James “Bob” Dennis…September 6, 1935 – January 7, 2019

    James “Bob” Dennis…September 6, 1935 – January 7, 2019

    Funeral Services for James “Bob” Dennis will be held at 10:00 on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado with Steve Knobbe officiating. Interment will follow at Hartman Cemetery, Hartman, Colorado.  Visitation will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. also at the funeral […]

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