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Lower Rates on Utility Bills for Lamar Customers Noted in City Council Meeting

Lower Rates on Utility Bills for Lamar Customers Noted in City Council Meeting

      The Lamar City Council, during its January 14th meeting offered council liaison reports which noted from Councilman Riley that the Municipal Airport is beginning work on an updated Master Plan for 2019 and will be seeking federal funding for upgrades. The airport board is still seeking permission from the FAA for a […]

Colorado Employment Situation in December, 2018 - Unemployment Numbers up for S.E. Colorado

Colorado Employment Situation in December, 2018 – Unemployment Numbers up for S.E. Colorado

  Employers in Colorado added 9,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from November to December for a total of 2,762,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 9,100 and government increased 700. November estimates were revised up to 2,752,400, and the over the month change from October to November was an […]

Tickets Available for Chamber Banquet January 30th

Tickets Available for Chamber Banquet January 30th

    January 25th is the last day for tickets for the 98th Annual Meeting and Banquet for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce.  The event will be held at the Lamar Eagles Lodge on Wednesday, January 30th with a meet and greet at 6:30pm and the awards and banquet will begin at 7pm. Tickets are […]

Letter to the Editor:  Local Salvation Army Update

Letter to the Editor: Local Salvation Army Update

Dear Editor, Happy New Year to all in Lamar and in Prowers County! As a part of the Lamar Colorado Ministerial Alliance (LCMA), I wanted to take a moment and update people on the giving that took place throughout the Christmas season in the Salvation Army red kettles. As you may know, this is the […]

Orthopedic Surgery Soon Available at Prowers Medical Center

Orthopedic Surgery Soon Available at Prowers Medical Center

    Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, told the Prowers County Commissioners during their meeting, Tuesday, January 15th, that, “An agreement is in place,” to bring an orthopedic surgeon to the hospital sometime in February.  The exact date hasn’t been announced at this time, but following a training period with hospital […]

Betty Louise Graves…September 26, 1955 – January 15, 2019

Betty Louise Graves…September 26, 1955 – January 15, 2019

    A graveside service for longtime Lamar resident, Betty Louise Graves will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Riverside Cemetery with Pastor Paul Floyd of the High Plains Fellowship Church officiating. Visitation for Louise will be held from 9:00AM until 12:00PM on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Peacock […]

Lamar Utility Board Takes No Action on Net Metering

Lamar Utility Board Takes No Action on Net Metering

    Several Lamar Light and Power customers who use commercial solar panels to augment their electricity were disappointed to learn that the Lamar Utility Board took no action regarding changes to the net metering policy under which they operate. The customers believe the percentage of return for the generated electricity under their systems should […]

Birth Announcements: Stephens

Birth Announcements: Stephens

    Corey and Alysse Stephens of Holly, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Eva James Stephens at 1:34am at Prowers Medical Center on Monday, January 14, 2019 with Dr. Foley attending. Eva weighed seven pounds and nine ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Jacquelyn.  Grandparents:  David and Cheryl Willhite […]

Addressing Animal Needs in Lamar

Addressing Animal Needs in Lamar

    Several municipal and statewide animal welfare organizations joined forces Saturday, January 12th to find common ground to discuss ways to benefit the pet population in Lamar and surrounding communities. Sarah McCloskey, Lamar Animal Shelter Manager, said 40 persons, citizens and municipal representatives attended the session at the Cultural Events Center. “It was good […]

City Council Begins 2019 with Full Agenda

City Council Begins 2019 with Full Agenda

        The Lamar City Council began their first meeting in 2019 with almost three dozen items on the agenda, this past Monday, January 14th. Councilmembers ratified a phone poll approving the cancellation of a court appearance for Prowers Aggregate Operators, LLC with the State of Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board. According to […]

Letter to the Editor: 9/11 Memorial Contributions

Letter to the Editor: 9/11 Memorial Contributions

    We would like to thank the crew from the Men’s Study of the Lamar Christian Church and Big R of Lamar for their hard work in constructing the two new Picnic Structures at the 9/11 Memorial. These covered picnic tables will provide shaded seating for many visitors to the 9/11 Memorial and the […]

City Ends Year with Positive Tax Revenues

City Ends Year with Positive Tax Revenues

    The December 2018 revenue report from the City of Lamar indicates that although the month closed down for total sales and use tax collections compared to the year before, the year to date figures posted a positive return. City Sales Tax for December was up 1.13% for a $3,134 gain over 2017 with […]

Wild West Students Compete in Colby, KS

Wild West Students Compete in Colby, KS

  The Wranglers Pre Team and a few members of the Wranglers Competition Team competed in Colby, Kansas in December of 2018 for the “Shoot for the Stars Invitational”. Gymnasts from Wild West Athletics competing at the event did a phenomenal job. Brystal Bletzacker of Eads, Co. scored an all around of 38.15 earning her […]

Larry Christopher Phillip Marez, Sr….November 17, 1953 – January 10, 2019

Larry Christopher Phillip Marez, Sr….November 17, 1953 – January 10, 2019

    A mass of Christian burial for former Lamar, Colorado resident, currently of Maryville, Missouri Larry Marez, Sr. will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Mariusz Wirkowski as celebrant. A rosary service will be held prior to the […]

PEP Focus Meeting Prioritizes Housing as Key to County’s Economic Growth

PEP Focus Meeting Prioritizes Housing as Key to County’s Economic Growth

    Almost three years after PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, downsized the number of its board members, hired an executive director and transitioned into PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, members compared their initial goals to current priorities. This past Friday, January 11th,   working with strategic plan expert, Sheryl Trent, of SBrand Consulting, members conducted a […]