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Expanded Beer Garden Approved for Oktoberfest

The public hearing for the requested Oktoberfest beer garden detailed an expanded area, encompassing about two-thirds of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce parking lot for the September 24th event.  In past years, the beer garden was located under a tent, adjacent to the stage by the Enchanted Forest.  This year’s proposal, as outlined by Chamber […]

High Bidding Delays Local Construction Projects

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, imparted some disappointing news to the Lamar City Council and audience during the August 22nd meeting;  the bids for construction for the proposed downtown Pocket Park and the first phase of Highway 287 construction came in over expectations and current available finances. “We had only one bid for the Pocket […]

From the Fairgrounds to the Parking Lot

The Prowers County Commissioners provided an official welcome to the contestants and families for the Colorado Junior Rodeo Association championships held at the Prowers County Fairgrounds over the weekend. Commissioner Schnabel provided the welcoming remarks on Friday afternoon, August 19th with Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Ron Cook in attendance.  “We have a pretty nice community and […]

August 2016 Drought Update

July 2016, was the second month in a row during which the state experienced well below average precipitation. Statewide mountain precipitation was only 59 percent of average, the driest July since 2008. Temperatures were also above average. August to-date has brought near average precipitation and slightly cooler temperatures statewide. However, the Front Range corridor remains […]

“State Minimum Wage” Makes Colorado Ballot

DENVER, Aug. 11, 2016 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that the proposed ballot measure “State Minimum Wage” will be on the ballot this November. The proposed constitutional amendment would boost Colorado’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. Backers of No. 101 submitted their petitions to the Secretary of State’s […]

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Begins Today

STATEWIDE — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law agencies are joining forces under The Heat Is On campaign to crack down on impaired drivers for the annual Labor Day DUI crackdown. 82 law enforcement agencies from across the state are participating in the effort. The enforcement period begins […]

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  • Lopes Volleyball Announces Recruiting Class – Part 2 of 3

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  • Clifford Van Campen…May 28, 1950 – July 11, 2016

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