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Lamar Community College Welcomes Kendra King

Lamar Community College Welcomes Kendra King

Cosmetology program under new direction (Lamar, Colorado; June 14, 2017) Lamar Community College is proud to welcome Kendra King as the new full-time faculty member and department head of Cosmetology.  King, who has worked in the beauty industry for over ten years, will bring a wealth of knowledge to the program at LCC. King is […]

Granada Landfill Issues on Hold

Granada Landfill Issues on Hold

The Granada Trustees are following the ‘wait and see’ actions of other smaller Colorado communities regarding state imposed landfill regulations, to see if any solutions can be provided by several groups in the state such as Action 22, local county commissioners or Colorado Communities Incorporated.  Granada, Holly, Springfield and other small towns are stating that […]

Alta Cooper…November 16, 1921 – June 13, 2017

Alta Cooper…November 16, 1921 – June 13, 2017

    A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Alta Cooper will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, June 16, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Al Setter officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Visitation for Alta will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 1:00PM until 7:00PM at […]

Boxley Announces Run for Lamar Re-2 School Board

Boxley Announces Run for Lamar Re-2 School Board

Lamar: Long-time Lamar resident, Clifford Boxley, is pleased to announce that he is running for the District G position on the Lamar Re-2 School Board. An alumnus of the Lamar school system, including Washington Elementary School, Parkview Elementary School, Lamar High School and Lamar Community College, with additional training in Principles of Adult Learning, Teaching […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report

  Revenue from the City of Lamar sales tax declined again, posting a 3.75% drop for City Sales Tax, Use Tax and other collections, and a 3.95% drop for Sales and Use Tax collected since the start of the year. The City Sales Tax was off a fraction of a percentage point at 0.04%.  The […]

Lamar K9 Dante Places High in Competition

Lamar K9 Dante Places High in Competition

During the week of June 5th-9th Sgt. OJ Pierce and K-9 Dante attended the K9 OTC Summer Seminar and certification conference in Topeka, Kansas. The Seminar was a working seminar where the handler and K9 partner received instruction, practice, and problem solving in Obedience, Tracking, Patrol Work and Controlled Substance Detection.  Upon completion of the […]

Beulah Ann Collins…June 28, 1937 – June 11, 2017

Beulah Ann Collins…June 28, 1937 – June 11, 2017

  Funeral services for Springfield, Colorado resident, Beulah Collins will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, Colorado. Interment will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery also in Lamar. Pastor Eugene Birt will officiate. Visitation will take place from 8:00 a.m. until service time, on Thursday, […]

Birth Announcement:  Grasmick

Birth Announcement: Grasmick

  Chance and Daniela Grasmick of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Kimber Nila Grasmick at 11:46pm at Prowers Medical Center on Friday, June 9, 2017 with Dr. Korkis attending.  Kimber weighed six pounds and 15 ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth.  Grandparents:  Doug and Christy Grasmick and Victor and […]

City Holds Public Hearings for Land Annexation and Motel Room Tax

City Holds Public Hearings for Land Annexation and Motel Room Tax

Two, brief public hearings were held by the Lamar City Council Monday, June 12th, and both should have a lasting impact on the local economy for years to follow. The council approved an ordinance promoting a 5% motel room sales tax. Voters will be able to decide in the upcoming November election if the measure will […]

New Truck Stop Planned for Lamar

New Truck Stop Planned for Lamar

    Bill Mulligan, Vice President of Development for the franchise Pilot Flying J, said Pilot Travel Center will open their newest project in Lamar in about 100 days from the start of construction. The Center will occupy land just north of Avenida Colonia and to the east of Highway 50. The Lamar City Council […]

Hot Cars Can Harm Dogs, Know Your Legal Rights

Hot Cars Can Harm Dogs, Know Your Legal Rights

Media Release: June 12, 2017 Temperatures in cars increase a more rapidly than most people think. In just 10 minutes the car temperature can rise 19 degrees and in 30 minutes the temperature can rise 34 degrees. So on an 80°F day in just 10 minutes the temperature in a car can rise to 99°F […]

Local Representation at Las Vegas Business Convention

Local Representation at Las Vegas Business Convention

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, and Eric Depperschmidt, the Executive Director of Prowers Economic Prosperity, represented Lamar and Prowers County at the International Council of Shopping Centers Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada held May 21-24. Cue recapped their mission at the convention, attempting to attract retail businesses to Lamar and business development to […]

Birth Announcement:  Davis

Birth Announcement: Davis

Nolan and Jenna Davis of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Delta Jean Davis at 5:42pm at Prowers Medical Center on Friday, June 9, 2017 with Dr. Korkis attending.  Delta weighed eight pounds and six ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Dex.  Grandparents:  Rex and Bert Davis and Alvin […]

Slow Down in that Cone Zone

Slow Down in that Cone Zone

Earlier today, June 12th, this reporter noted at least four police stops for motorists along South Main Street in Lamar between 8am and 11am, all were northbound and all in the 200 block of South Main. In response to a question to Lamar Police Chief Kyle Miller, the stops were due partially to speeding, but […]

Art in the Park

Art in the Park

  Lamar artist, Jeremy Cooper, gathered with local officials and members of the Arkansas Valley Board of Realtors for the presentation of the first piece of artwork that will grace the Pocket Park in downtown Lamar. Cooper’s sculpture is being donated by the board. Char Herrera, co-owner of the Home Store in Lamar, was also […]