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Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort Creates $1.8 Million in Economic Benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 22 jobs in local economy   La Junta, CO – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 26,219 visitors to Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in 2015 spent over $1.5 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 22 jobs in the local area and had […]

ELECTION INFORMATION: Overvoting and Undervoting Explained

  Have you ever wondered why when results come out election night there are these things called Overvotes and Undervotes?   Undervote: occurs when the number of choices selected by a voter in an election contest is less than the maximum number allowed for that contest. An undervote also occurs when no votes for a […]

5th Annual Pedal the Plains Heads for La Junta, Ordway & Fowler

La Junta to Host 2016 Tour Denver, CO. — Gov. John Hickenlooper, The Denver Post Community Foundation and presenting sponsor Viaero Wireless are excited to announce the route for the 2016 Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tour. Now in its fifth year, an estimated 1,000 riders will spin through southeast Colorado covering 151 miles over the […]

New Signs In and Around Lamar Community Building

A new sign to announce community events is planned for the northeastern entrance to the Community Building.  The electric sign will face north and south just off the main parking lot and is being donated by Community State Bank.  The structure will be at least thirteen feet tall and almost 14 feet wide.   The electric […]

Public Hearings Set for Beer Garden and Country Jam

  The Lamar City Council set May 23rd for two public hearings during their meeting, Monday, April 25th.  One pertains to a request from the Buzzard’s Roost for a temporary modification of premise application for their annual Country Jam, scheduled for September 17-18.  The same date was set for a hearing for a special event’s […]

LUB, ARPA Member Cities Conduct Safety Procedures

Work crews from the Arkansas River Power Authority, ARPA, conducted pole top and bucket rescue operations over two, half-day sessions in La Junta April 22nd. Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, said work crews took turns extricating an injured worker from a live wire situation.  A practice dummy was used in the rescue operations and […]

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  • Tourism to Sand Creek Massacre NHS Creates Over $300,000 in Economic Benefits

    Tourism to Sand Creek Massacre NHS Creates Over $300,000 in Economic Benefits

    Report shows visitor spending supports 6 jobs in local economy Eads, CO – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 5,887 visitors to Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in 2015 spent over $337,000 dollars in communities near the park. That spending supported 6 jobs in the local area. “Sand Creek Massacre National […]

  • Horses, Kids, Dogs and Cats at Tractor Supply

    Horses, Kids, Dogs and Cats at Tractor Supply

      Tractor Supply in Lamar, along with Second Chance Animal Rescue, Project HOPE and Blue Rose Ranch in Baca County, combined their efforts this past Sunday afternoon, April 24th, to introduce area youngsters and families to a day of entertainment and learning. From 2pm to 4pm, representatives were on hand at the Tractor Supply parking […]

  • Doris M. Ramsel...1921 - April 11 2016

    Doris M. Ramsel…1921 – April 11 2016

    Doris M. Ramsel, 95, formerly of Sterling passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016 inLoveland.  Funeral services were held on Monday, April 11 at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Michelle Witherspoon officiating.  Interment followed at RiversideCemetery. Doris Inez was born to George and Nellie McCorkle in Woods County, Oklahoma near Alva.  She was the oldest […]

  • Lamar Council Approves Zoning Ordinance for East Maple Street Corrections Facility

    Lamar Council Approves Zoning Ordinance for East Maple Street Corrections Facility

    An ordinance to amend zoning at 800 East Maple Street in Lamar was approved by the Lamar City Council on first reading during their meeting, Monday, April 25th. The ordinance will amend the zoning on the 3.55 acres from R-3 to I-1.  The site developer, Doug Carrigan, plans to re-purpose the property into a community […]

  • Colorado Field Ornithologists Holding 54th Annual Convention May 5-9 In Lamar

    Colorado Field Ornithologists Holding 54th Annual Convention May 5-9 In Lamar

    Colorado Field Ornithologists, a statewide birding organization, will meet for its 54th annual convention May 5–9, 2016 at the Rodeway Inn–Cow Palace Inn in Lamar. More than 225 birders, a new CFO record, have registered for the convention. Most conventioneers are from Colorado, but visitors from other states will be in attendance too. CFO is proud to […]

  • Lamar Easing Water Restrictions, Police Reestablishing Explorer Post

    Lamar Easing Water Restrictions, Police Reestablishing Explorer Post

    The Lamar City Council voted to move from mandatory Stage 2 water restrictions, in effect for the past several years, to mandatory Stage 1. The recommendation, according to City Administrator, John Sutherland, is the increased availability of water due to the lessening of the drought in southeast Colorado, as well as the new fee rate […]

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