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Lamar Police Investigating Local Homicide

Lamar Police Investigating Local Homicide

Media Release – May 26, 2017 On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at approximately 7:30 AM officers from the Lamar Police Department responded to the 600 block of West Logan Street on report of an unconscious male.  The male was deceased and officers began an investigation into the case.  The case was determined to be a […]

Hitch for ARPA/City of Lamar Settlement Agreement

Hitch for ARPA/City of Lamar Settlement Agreement

Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, announced that The City Council of La Junta cast a collective ‘no’ vote May 15th to approve the settlement agreement between ARPA and the City of Lamar.  Their counterparts in Trinidad, also an ARPA municipal member, decided to table their decision during their May meeting.  All six ARPA members, […]

Council Approves Ordinances for Veteran’s Cemetery and Tourism Advisory Board

Council Approves Ordinances for Veteran’s Cemetery and Tourism Advisory Board

Two ordinances were passed by the Lamar City Council on first reading during its Monday night meeting, May 22nd. The first pertains to an amended city code establishing eligibility criteria for internment in the veteran’s section of Fairmount Cemetery.  The change now includes eligible dependent children in addition to the veteran’s spouse to be buried […]

Regional Drug Task Force Makes Local Arrests

Regional Drug Task Force Makes Local Arrests

The Drug Task Force comprised of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa, and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices, have been conducting drug operations over the course of the last several months. The below arrests are the outcome of two of the investigations. On Friday, May 19, 2017, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain an arrest warrant […]

Sunshine Prevails for Saturday Lamar Days Festivities

Sunshine Prevails for Saturday Lamar Days Festivities

It’s too bad there wasn’t a way to scoot the calendar around so this past Friday would have been sunny. The chilly rain that spread through Prowers County dampened the first-ever Lamar Chamber Noontime BBQ for Lamar Days, a change from the traditional Good Morning Lamar Breakfast.  Despite the weather, the board of directors served […]

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2017

Employers in Colorado added 1,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from March to April for a total of 2,635,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 3,600 and government decreased 1,800. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three-tenths of a percentage point in April to 2.3 percent. […]

Lamar FBLA Students Competed in Leadership Conference in Vail

Lamar FBLA Students Competed in Leadership Conference in Vail

FBLA stands for Future Business Leaders of America. High school students are able to explore various career opportunities, take part in academic competitions, networking events with accomplished business professionals through workshops, and community service projects. FBLA is geared at helping high school students develop the skills needed to succeed the business world. FBLA helps take […]

Creation of Tourism Advisory Board Proposed for Lamar

Creation of Tourism Advisory Board Proposed for Lamar

  An unofficial petition for a tourism-oriented lodging tax is being circulated among Lamar residents in an effort to provide a headcount for the Lamar City Council. The proposal for the new ordinance, which is being promoted by local citizens, offers some similarities to the current Lodging Tax and some important differences. The main similarity […]

Lodging Panel Funds Car-Related Events

Lodging Panel Funds Car-Related Events

    Requests for marketing funds for a demolition derby/monster car show and a car show/concert were approved by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel at their monthly meeting, May 16th. Jacob Holdren of Holly received $3,656 to fund the Holly Gateway Classics Car Show to run concurrent with the annual Holly Fair on September […]

Lamar Days Activities:  See and Do Around Town

Lamar Days Activities: See and Do Around Town

Friday, May 19th: Kick-Off BBQ at the Chamber Parking Lot from 11am-1pm – $9 at the door or purchase tickets at the Chamber at 336-4379 (DJ, Lunch, Merchant Sidewalk Sales and Specials) No-Booze Cruise – 6:30 PM at Sonic Drive-In.  Help raise funds for the annual Fire Department July 4th Fireworks Show Saturday, May 20th: […]

PEP Outlines Shared Economic Concerns with La Junta

PEP Outlines Shared Economic Concerns with La Junta

Rick Robbins, PEP President, shared the highlights of a recent meeting with his economic development counterparts from La Junta. “We visited with Brian Burney, CEO of Oliver Manufacturing in La Junta and Economic Development Director, Ryan Stevens,” explained Robbins, during the PEP meeting on May 16th.  “We have a lot of similarities and right now, […]

One Step Up Students Host Fundraiser at Lincoln School

One Step Up Students Host Fundraiser at Lincoln School

  One Step Up Students were busy with a number of events this past Friday, May 12th at Lincoln School in Lamar.  The main event was a fundraising auction for needed supplies to seed the playground at the school on North 10th Street so students could have a grassy area for fun, exercise and outdoor […]

Commissioners Hosting Attorney General for Public Forum

Commissioners Hosting Attorney General for Public Forum

The Prowers County Commissioners will be hosting a Public Forum and conversation with Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Tuesday, May 23rd in the Mezzanine Room of the County Annex Building, 1001 South Main Street, Lamar, Colorado. Ms. Coffman and staff would like to meet with parties representing the following topics: 8:00 a.m. – 9:45 […]

Alert for Snakes at Start of Warm Weather

Alert for Snakes at Start of Warm Weather

MEDIA RELEASE May 16, 2017 Now that spring is upon us, remember the reptiles are coming out to enjoy the warmer weather also. While you are out enjoying the warm weather, make sure and keep an eye out for snakes and other reptiles.  Snakes have been spotted in the Riverside and Fairmount Cemeteries so if […]

DeWitt’s are Lamar Days Royalty

DeWitt’s are Lamar Days Royalty

Life-long Lamar residents, Janet and Terry DeWitt have been selected as this year’s Lamar Days Royalty by the Lamar Zonta organization. The couple will lead the annual parade this Saturday morning, May 20th at 10am.  This year’s Lamar Days theme is, “Legends of the Wild West” and the parade route will be the same as […]