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Police Investigating Vandalism Events

In the early morning hours of Saturday, November 26, 2016, officers from the Lamar Police Department located several vehicles and residences which were vandalized with offensive graffiti in the Mayhew Drive area. Officers were also advised of several businesses which had windows broken in the general area of the vandalized vehicles and residences. Officers and […]

SAGE Nutrition is in Desperate Need of ‘Meals on Wheels’ Volunteer Drivers.

The number of volunteer drivers for ‘Meals on Wheels’ deliveries in the Lamar area has been dramatically reduced and replacement volunteers are needed. Darren Glover, Operations Director for Prowers Area Transit and Diane Williams, Director of the Lamar SAGE program at the Lamar SOS Center said the lack of drivers will greatly impact senior citizens […]

Groundwork Starts on Lamar Pocket Park

Preliminary construction work on the proposed Pocket Park for downtown Lamar has begun. An excavation crew from Carrigan Construction was on the scene, Thursday, December 1st, scraping away the top most layer of asphalt and dirt, making way for a sand base which will be more concrete friendly, according to Mark Carrigan. “We should be […]

Lamar Rotary Helping Foster the Holiday Spirit

The Lamar Rotary is laying the groundwork for a holiday tradition, Saturday, December 17th, that may develop into an annual Christmas themed event.  Rotary President, George Gotto, said Rotarians will use the Shore Arts Center as their holiday headquarter for a series of events beginning at 10am on the 17th, the Saturday which corresponds to […]

Prowers County Sheriff’s Office Confiscates Half a Million in Marijuana Bust

On the early morning of Thursday, December 1st, 2016, The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office was able to contact a semi-tractor trailer for a traffic infraction at approximately mile marker 58 on Hwy 287, south of Lamar. After issuing a written warning for the infraction, the driver gave consent for a search. The Sheriff’s Office was […]

State Agencies Create Resource for Smart Downtown Planning

DOLA, CDPHE and CDOT collaborate to create community resource for smart downtown planning Denver, CO – Thursday, December 1, 2016 – The Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), has announced the release of Colorado Downtown Streets, a […]

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