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2017 Year in Review – December

2017 Year in Review – December

  Bustang Provides Bus Service to Pueblo Lamar will have a regularly scheduled bus run connecting the city to Pueblo, Monday through Friday, beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Julie Skeen of CIG, representing Bustang Outrider bus service from CDOT, told the council the bus service will run Monday through Friday with one trip per day, […]

Drug Arrests for Two Lamar Residents

Drug Arrests for Two Lamar Residents

The Drug Task Force comprised of the Prowers, Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Baca Counties Sheriffs Offices filed charges on James Douglas Rose, 50, of Lamar, CO. After an investigation resulted in a search warrant of his residence on 12-14-2017. The search warrant revealed suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, and other items of evidence. Rose was charged with the […]

Board Positions Open with Prowers County

Board Positions Open with Prowers County

Media Release  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill two (2) positions on the nine-member Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel. Each term is for three (3) years and will expire in December 2020. The Lodging Tax Tourism Panel was established in December […]

2017 Year in Review NOVEMBER

2017 Year in Review NOVEMBER

    Lawsuit Resolved…City of Lamar and ARPA Reach Agreement The City of Lamar and Arkansas River Power Authority have been attempting to reach a settlement regarding the Lamar Repowering Project for several years and the Lamar City Council approved a resolution for the settlement agreement in principle with the power supplier. The city council […]

2017 Year in Review - OCTOBER

2017 Year in Review – OCTOBER

  Groundbreaking for High Plains Pediatric Clinic Expansion work is underway at the High Plains Community Health Center Pediatric Clinic. The construction, to add 2,000 square feet to the building south of the main clinic on Kendall Avenue, will take six months and cost $1M, according to High Plains Executive Director, Eric Niemeyer.   “The adjacent […]

Kitty Ann Long...November 3, 1925 - December 27, 2017

Kitty Ann Long…November 3, 1925 – December 27, 2017

  Funeral Services for lifelong Las Animas, Colorado resident, Kitty Ann Long, will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Pastor Steve Hicks officiating.  Interment will follow at Fort Lyon National Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 9am  until 4pm on Tuesday, January […]

2017 Year in Review - SEPTEMBER

2017 Year in Review – SEPTEMBER

  Granada Trustees Approve Increased Landfill Fees Several revenue projections were discussed before the Granada Trustees arrived at a fee increase for use of the landfill during their monthly meeting, September 13th.   One trustee was absent from the meeting but it was a unanimous vote to raise the monthly fee to $15 from the previous […]

Troy Manor Motel Eyed for Demolition

Troy Manor Motel Eyed for Demolition

  The City of Lamar will seek funds from the CDPHE 1306 Brownfields Cleanup Grant to tear down and remove the former Troy Manor Motel at 1101 South Main in Lamar.  The council believes tearing down the structure would be the first best step into developing the property for a potential commercial enterprise and rid […]

2017 Year in Review AUGUST

2017 Year in Review AUGUST

  Pediatric Expansion Plans Set for High Plains Health Center Expansion plans for the pediatric department are closer to fruition. Eric Niemeyer, Executive Director of the High Plains Community Health Center said the Clinic’s board decided last year that the department needed more space as Dr. Figlio gave up his office to become an examination room.  […]

2017 Year in Review - July

2017 Year in Review – July

  New Soccer Field for Savage Teams For the past several years, since soccer became a sport for Lamar High School, the teams made use of the field along Yucca Street in Lamar, just north of the school complex. Prior to that it had been used as a football practice field and needed some polish […]

City Council Seeks Means to Reduce Electric Power Rates

City Council Seeks Means to Reduce Electric Power Rates

    The Lamar City Council, during their final meeting of 2017, gave thought to a means by which Lamar Light and Power customers could realize reduced costs for their electricity purchases. The general population of the City of Lamar had issued past comments that, should the lawsuit against ARPA by the City of Lamar […]

PATS OFFERS FREE RIDES FOR NEW YEARS EVE

PATS OFFERS FREE RIDES FOR NEW YEARS EVE

      PROWERS AREA TRANSIT WILL BE CONTINUING THE TRADITION OF PROVIDING TRANSIT SERVICES DURING THE NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS.  THE TRANSIT SERVICE WILL START AT 7:00 P.M. ON DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND RUN TO 2:00 A.M. ON JANUARY 1, 2018.  IF YOU HAVE A LARGE GROUP THAT YOU WILL BE WANTING TRANSIT SERVICE […]

2017 Year in Review JUNE

2017 Year in Review JUNE

    Downtown Roof Repair Costs Awarded by Redevelopment Authority Board The condition of five buildings in Lamar, at, 121 West Beech Street and 106-108-112 and 122 South Main Street, were highlighted for the Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board on June 5th, requesting assistance with roof repair costs. The matter of leaking roofs and costly repairs […]

Local Drug Arrest Cases Listed for Past Year

Local Drug Arrest Cases Listed for Past Year

Joshua Vogel, District Attorney for the 15th Judicial District, released information related to drug arrests and sentencing for various convictions over the past 12 months:   12/21/16 Ignacio Quinones 16CR199 *pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) (DF3) *sentenced to 30 months in prison with 1 year of parole   […]

CO State Demography Office Releases US Census Bureau Estimates

CO State Demography Office Releases US Census Bureau Estimates

  DENVER – Wednesday Dec. 20, 2017 – Today, the Census Bureau released their July 2017 population estimates and the State Demography Office provides the following review: The U.S. increased by 2.3 million people between 2016 and 2017 to reach an estimated population of 325,719,178. During the same time Colorado increased by just over 77,049 […]