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Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

    Will recreational marijuana be able to be legally sold in Lamar?  A petition may be circulating to determine if there’s sufficient interest among registered voters to have the question placed on the City of Lamar’s November ballot.  SoCo, a cannabis retail company with interests in the state, is undertaking the task of circulating […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report, February Collected in March, 2021

    The City of Lamar enjoyed another month of positive Sales Tax Revenue with an increase of 2.98% for City Sales Tax revenue collected for February, 2021. This translates to an increase of $8,019 over the same time frame from last year. Collections for 2020 were $268,954 compared to $276,974 for 2021. Use Tax […]

Colorado Crop and Progress Report for week of April 11, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Dry and windy weather was prevalent throughout the state last week as spring fieldwork continued, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, planting preparations progressed but soil temperatures remained cold. A county report noted cold temperatures held winter wheat progress back slightly in […]

Why 4-H, A Credit to Your Future

  (Cheyenne Wells, Colo.) Each year Colorado 4-H members participate in a variety of events, learning opportunities, and contests across the state and within their counties. We often see these highlighted in the local newspapers and social media timelines. We smile at the news, applaud the accomplishment, and move on about our day losing touch […]

Dollar General Bid Nixed in Holly Trustees Vote

    The Holly Trustees, by a six to nothing vote, decided not to accept a $70,000 bid from Vaquero Ventures – Dollar General for frontage property owned by the Town.  Action on Resolution 2021-9 was a portion of the agenda for the April 7th Trustees meeting.  The town had put out a bid on […]

LCC Staff Back on Campus Following Covid Level Upgrade

  (Lamar, COLO.) – Following a positive designation from the state and weeks of declining COVID-19 cases, Lamar Community College (LCC) is safely returning to campus — completely. Prowers County has been designated as a green county, which indicates the state believes the region is safe to return to many in-person activities and that the […]

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  • Lamar Chamber’s Friday Donuts go to Peterson Payne Agency-Farm Bureau

    Lamar Chamber’s Friday Donuts go to Peterson Payne Agency-Farm Bureau

        Members of the Lamar Chamber Board of Directors paid their regular Friday visit (with donuts) to the Peterson Payne Agency-Farm Bureau at 313 South 5th Street this past Friday. Peterson Payne is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and provides insurance for home, auto and life as well as farm and […]

  • Lamar Honkers Visit Lamar Nails and Spa

    Lamar Honkers Visit Lamar Nails and Spa

        Lamar Nails and Spa is available for various treatments six days a week at 109 West Elm Street in Lamar. Lamar Nails and Spa is open from 9:30am to 6:30pm, Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 9:30am to n54pm. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome and gift certificates are available. Services include several varieties […]

  • Prowers County Remains at Level Green Covid Status

        The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment’s weekly Covid update indicates the county remains at Level Green with a seven-day Test Positivity rate of 0.77%, up from 0.36% from the week of March 31st.  There has been only one case of COVID-19 in the past seven days and only two in […]

  • Initiative Opponents Statement on the Rehearing for Initiative 16

    Initiative Opponents Statement on the Rehearing for Initiative 16

    Centennial, Colo. — Coloradans for Animal Care, a coalition of Colorado-based agriculture and livestock organizations will request the State Supreme Court review today’s decisions by the State Title Board as to the ballot title it set for Initiative 16. Initiative 16 would criminalize many routine animal care practices that Colorado’s ranchers and farmers use to feed America.  […]

  • Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations – APRIL 2021

    Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations – APRIL 2021

      Las Animas Municipal Light & Power was Honored with the National Award for Outstanding Safety Practices: Las Animas Municipal Light & Power has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2020.The utility earned a first place award in the category for utilities with 15,000–29,999 worker-hours of […]

  • Mask Mandate Update for Prowers County

    Mask Mandate Update for Prowers County

      The Prowers County Commissioners, Lamar City Council and the Prowers County Department of Public Health would like to inform the citizens of Prowers County that we are in the Green dial and masks are no longer required, except in the below instances, per the State of Colorado Department of Health.  The updated Executive Order […]

  • LCC student named Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholar

    LCC student named Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholar

      (Lamar, COLO.) – A Lamar Community College (LCC) student has been recognized for his exceptional leadership and academic achievement and will receive the prestigious Coca-Cola Academic Team scholarship to help him pay for his future studies as his reward. Damon Elarton was named a Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholar, a designation awarded to just 150 […]

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