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High Fire Danger/Hazardous Weather Outlook - National Weather Service Pueblo, CO

High Fire Danger/Hazardous Weather Outlook – National Weather Service Pueblo, CO

  Critical fire weather conditions will spread across much of southern Colorado today and Thursday as strong winds move into the region.  Please avoid any activities that could start a wildfire!! 0453 AM MDT Wed Apr 11 2018 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central…east central…south central and southeast Colorado. DAY ONE…Today 4/11/18 and […]

City of Lamar Enjoys a Continuing Sales Tax Revenue Increase

City of Lamar Enjoys a Continuing Sales Tax Revenue Increase

  The February 2018 Revenue Report for the City of Lamar shows collections for Sales and Use Tax increased 11.05% over this same time last year. City Sales Tax was up 12.15% for a $28,052 gain over February 2017 and Use Tax was up a slight 1.85% over last year.  Combined, that makes for a […]

Utility Board Notes Increase for Power for Irrigation Uses

Utility Board Notes Increase for Power for Irrigation Uses

    The Lamar Utility Board approved a five year irrigation contract with John Sutphin IV for power for a 60 horsepower irrigation pump. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh explained this is a standard contract in which Sutphin will be charged $10 per horsepower, resulting in a minimum yearly charge of $600 and an $18 […]

Development Plans for Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home Moving Forward

Development Plans for Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home Moving Forward

  Jay Brooke, representing the proposed Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home, provided an update on the progress being made to the development of the facility, which will be located just south of Lamar along Highway 287 and north of Spreading Antlers Golf Course. The plans call for a comprehensive long-term and innovative skilled care facility, […]

Redevelopment Authority Postpones Action on Two Construction Requests

Redevelopment Authority Postpones Action on Two Construction Requests

  The City of Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board postponed any reimbursements for construction costs for two development incentive applications for businesses at 411 South Main Street and the other at 1202 North Main Street during their regular meeting on Monday, April 9th.  The presentations were made by Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director. The application […]

LCC Hosts Nearly 800 for FFA Career Development

LCC Hosts Nearly 800 for FFA Career Development

  (Lamar, Colorado; April 9, 2018) On Wednesday, April 4, Lamar Community College welcomed nearly 800 high school students to campus for the FFA Career Development Day, the largest crowd yet for the event. 780 FFA members from 42 schools throughout Colorado and Oklahoma attended and competed in a range of events. Greg Cash, LCC […]

Crampton Surpasses 1000 Career Wins at LCC

Crampton Surpasses 1000 Career Wins at LCC

(Lamar, Colorado; April 9, 2018) Veteran Lamar Community College Baseball coach Scott Crampton reached a big milestone over the weekend, winning the 1000th game of his coaching career. On Sunday, Runnin’ Lopes Baseball hosted a doubleheader with Otero Junior College at Merchants’ Park. The Lopes won the first game 4-1, to earn the 1000th win, […]

Volunteer for the Lamar City-Wide Clean-Up Day Set for April 28

Volunteer for the Lamar City-Wide Clean-Up Day Set for April 28

  The Annual Spring City-Wide Clean-Up Day has been set for Saturday, April 28 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Clean up information and volunteer sign-up can be found on the City’s homepage at www.ci.lamar.co.us. Our weather is now conducive to spring cleaning so please take advantage of tidying up your home, garage and yard. […]

Election Information: for Unaffiliated Voters

Election Information: for Unaffiliated Voters

      If you want to change your political party affiliation or withdraw from your party the last day to make those changes is May 29, 2018 providing you want to vote in a different party’s primary election. After said date whatever party you are affiliated with is the ballot you will get in […]

Hotel Feasibility Study Conducted for Prowers County

Hotel Feasibility Study Conducted for Prowers County

    Can Lamar support a new upscale hotel year round? A feasibility study has been conducted by Jessica Junker, a Core Distinction Group Representative who visited Lamar March 27th to determine the lodging needs in Prowers County.  One of Junker’s stops was with the Prowers County Commissioners, where she outlined some of the criteria […]

Local Search Warrants Lead to Arrest

Local Search Warrants Lead to Arrest

  On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, officers of the Lamar Police Department executed two search warrants in the 700 block of South Mullen Street. Officers contacted Malina Jur, 36 of Lamar, in the residence.  Ms. Jur was found to have an active misdemeanor warrant out of Prowers County for failure to comply. Ms. Jur was […]

Local Law Enforcement Prepares for ‘Active Shooter’ Response

Local Law Enforcement Prepares for ‘Active Shooter’ Response

  “Prepare for the worst, hope for the best”, is a fair summation for the Active Shooter Training program being practiced by the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office. Estimates of school shootings in the U.S. for 2018 are at least above a dozen with the most recent being two wounded and the shooter dead in Maryland […]

Council Combines Monthly Meeting with Ribbon Cutting

Council Combines Monthly Meeting with Ribbon Cutting

    The Lamar City Council held its monthly informal breakfast meeting at the Quality Inn, formerly the Super 8 Motel on North Main Street in Lamar this Wednesday, April 4th.  The ribbon cutting was to commemorate the remodeling project that had taken place at the hotel, expanding the road side front of the building […]

Trailblazer Theater Company, Local Group Getting Underway in Lamar

Trailblazer Theater Company, Local Group Getting Underway in Lamar

    Area residents who have wanted a community theater group in Lamar and the surrounding area can take note of a newly formed organization, Trailblazer Theater Company. The company is comprised of about two dozen like-minded individuals whose common goal is to bring various theatrical and stage performances to Lamar. Sue Lathrop, Lamar Librarian, […]

So You Think You Have an Interesting Job

So You Think You Have an Interesting Job

    A tower paint crew scaled the KLMR main tower last week as part of regular maintenance service, repainting the red and white colors that had been eroded by the elements of the past several years, as well as some probable damage to the paint from last August’s hail storm. The FCC/FAA dictates that […]