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Honkers Visit DaVinci Teeth Whitening by Brooke

    The Lamar Honkers recently paid a visit to welcome a new business service in Lamar, DaVinci Teeth Whitening, owned and operated by Brooke Palmer. The new enterprise is located at 313 South 5th Street, Suite 7 and can accommodate most schedules, available most evenings as well as weekends. Call for an appointment at […]

Holiday Schedule for City of Lamar (REVISED)

      City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. The Community Building and the Public Library will also be closed. The Community Building will reopen on Saturday, November 30 at regular hours. All other city offices (including the City of Lamar Library) […]

Granada Trustees Receive Update on Amache Status

  Ian de Bono provided an update for Granada Trustees regarding a future visit to Camp Amache by representatives from the National Park Service during the board’s monthly meeting on November 13th.  He said the visit, which should take place by mid-December, would be similar in nature to past community-oriented visits to gather information about […]

Trailblazer Theatre Announces its 2020 season

    The Trailblazer Theatre Company is performing three shows in the 2020 Season, the Lamar community theatre group announced on Monday. Season tickets will go on sale this week. In April, Lamar Community College Professor David Frankel will be directing Our Town: Lamar, Colorado. This is an adaptation by Frankel of the Thornton Wilder […]

2018 Irrigation and Water Management Data Now Available

  WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2019 – There were 231,474 farms with 55.9 million irrigated acres, which included 83.4 million acre-feet of water applied in the United States, according to the 2018 Irrigation and Water Management Survey results, published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). In 2013, the irrigation survey […]

Lamar Utility Board Notes Slight Downturn in Power Purchases

  The Lamar Utility Board approved purchase orders totaling $956,004.79 during their Tuesday, November 12th meeting. Orders requiring authorization amounted to $939,912.06. The estimated payment to ARPA was $937,348.95 based on previous month’s consumption. Payment of bills amounted to $145,477.52. The board approved the purchase of 45, forty-foot, Class 2 power poles and selected the […]

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        Haydee Acevedo and Kyle Pritchett of Lamar, CO announce the birth of their song, Carson Lee Pritchett at 2:04am at Prowers Medical Center on Friday, November 9, 2019 with Dr. Dinsmore attending. Carson weighed nine pounds and two ounces and was 19 inches in length at birth. Brothers/Sisters: Nyjah Garcia and Isabella Robles. […]

  • James W. Copess…April 25, 1935 – November 11, 2019

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    James W. Copess, known to most as Jim, the third of five siblings, was born April 25, 1935 in Tulia, Texas to Clarence and Mary (Reed) Copess. He passed away on November 11, 2019 in Las Animas, Colorado at the age of 84. Per Jim’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no […]

  • Holly Commercial Club Update

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        Eight members attended the November 6th Holly Commercial Club meeting. Members discussed how to use Pedal the Plains/Viaero grant funding, including a historically-oriented kiosk to be located at the corner of Main and Highway 50. The annual Old Fashioned Christmas celebration is set for Tuesday, December 3rd from 5pm to 7pm. Businesses will […]

  • Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report - WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 10, 2019

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  • Lamar City Sales Tax Report, September 2019

    Lamar City Sales Tax Report, September 2019

        September 2019 Sales Tax collections for the City of Lamar showed an 8.77% gain over the same period last year for $25,542. Collections were $316,652 compared to $291,109 in 2018. Use Tax collections were off 11.06% for a drop of $3,635. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 6.76% for the month […]

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