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Pediatric Expansion Plans Set for High Plains Health Center

Pediatric Expansion Plans Set for High Plains Health Center

Expansion plans for the pediatric department are getting 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.  “We have plans from our architect and have […]

City of Lamar May 2017 Sales and Use Tax Report

City of Lamar May 2017 Sales and Use Tax Report

    May was a better month for sales tax collections for the City of Lamar. Taxes collected in June show the City Sales Tax was up 3.18% for a gain of $8,602 for the previous year.  Collections for 2016 were $270,707 for last May while the month for this year brought in $279,310.  Total collections […]

Lamar Utility Board Meeting Notes ARPA Lawsuit Probably Back on the Table

Lamar Utility Board Meeting Notes ARPA Lawsuit Probably Back on the Table

    The Lamar Utility Board members held a brief meeting, Tuesday, July 11, 2017 to approve purchase orders totaling $731,781 and monthly bills of $188,145.13. Members also approved the purchase of stock inventory of crossarms and line hardware for power pole equipment.  The lowest of seven bids, $10,440, was approved by unanimous vote. Lamar […]

Final Public Hearing on Pilot/Flying J Truck Stop Set for July 24

Final Public Hearing on Pilot/Flying J Truck Stop Set for July 24

  Less land than anticipated will be required to construct the proposed Pilot/Flying J truckstop on North Main Street in Lamar. The developer determined they didn’t need all the property owned by T.L. Tucker for their project and agreed to purchase less than previously intended.  A public hearing on the change has been set by […]

9/11 Foundation Receives Local Donations

9/11 Foundation Receives Local Donations

Doug Harbour, from the 9/11 First Responders Tribute and Memorial Foundation, accepted a $1,000 check from Jeff Travis, General Manager of Tri County Ford in Lamar. Tri County in Lamar and Tri County GM in La Junta each contributed $500 to help make possible the annual Tribute Parade Day held in Lamar this year on […]

Full Moon, Full Plate, Full Glass for Chamber Wine Tasting

Full Moon, Full Plate, Full Glass for Chamber Wine Tasting

Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Grigio or Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Chianti…new tastes and new words were rolling around the tongues of the attendees of the 2nd Annual Taste of Lamar, sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce this past Saturday evening, July 8th.  New selections of wines, beers and ales were on offer through the evening for […]

Pocket Park Grand Opening Set for July 13

Pocket Park Grand Opening Set for July 13

    The public is invited to the Grand Opening of the Shore Arts Center Park at 6pm this Thursday, July 13th in downtown Lamar. The long-awaited first construction phase of the park has been completed and a celebration for the opening will feature the 6pm reception at the park at 115 South Main Street […]

Lamar Library Hosts Welcome for New Librarian

Lamar Library Hosts Welcome for New Librarian

Sue Lathrop brings twenty years’ experience to her new post as the Lamar Librarian. A welcoming reception was held this past Friday at the library in the Lamar City Complex. Lathrop has moved with her family to Lamar from Clear Creek County, near Denver, so she has an immediate familiarity with the state and her […]

Hot Customs Gets Honkers Welcome

Hot Customs Gets Honkers Welcome

Hot Customs, located at 414 North Main Street in Lamar, was given an official Honker’s welcome this past Friday, June 30th. Hot Customs, a vehicle-oriented business for window tint and decal accessorizing, is owned and operated by Jared Hays.  In operation on a part-time basis for the past two years, offers custom window tint for […]

Secretary Williams' Response to Request for Public Voter Files

Secretary Williams’ Response to Request for Public Voter Files

  DENVER, June, 29, 2017 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said today that his office will release voter information that is public under state law to a presidential election commission that asked for “publicly-available roll data,” but it will withhold data that is confidential. Williams received a letter on Wednesday from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity signed by vice […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity to Host Public Housing Study Meetings

Prowers Economic Prosperity to Host Public Housing Study Meetings

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) announced Public Housing Study Meetings will take place on Wednesday, July 12th. The sessions will take place throughout the morning and afternoon at the Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED) Office, 112 West Elm Street, Lamar, CO. The public is encouraged to attend and share their thoughts in the […]

STARBURST AWARDS 2017 – Lamar 4-Plex Ballfield Wins Lottery Award

STARBURST AWARDS 2017 – Lamar 4-Plex Ballfield Wins Lottery Award

  June 29, 2017, DENVER – America’s favorite pastime has a new field of dreams in Lamar. The City of Lamar will receive a Lottery Starburst Award for using Lottery proceeds to build a new Four-Plex ballfield. The project was completed in 2016 and utilized more than $1 million in Lottery funds from two Lottery […]

NWS Posts Severe Storms Watch for S.E. Colorado for Thursday Afternoon

NWS Posts Severe Storms Watch for S.E. Colorado for Thursday Afternoon

  A few severe storms to impact southeast Colorado today.  REMINDER-a watch is not as severe for an immanent storm as a warning post. A few severe thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and into this evening across the plains. Severe thunderstorms will be capable of hail up to the size of golfballs and wind gusts […]

LUB Continues Metering Equipment Upgrades

LUB Continues Metering Equipment Upgrades

    The Lamar Utility Board voted to extend an earlier agreement with AMI, Automated Metering Infrastructure, which was approved by the board in June, 2016 for a one-year pilot project. The more recent action was taken during the Tuesday, June 27th meeting which continued the agreement for two more years.  Last year, the board […]

Lamar Council Gets Financial Status Report

Lamar Council Gets Financial Status Report

    City Administrator, John Sutherland, provides periodic financial updates for the council during their bi-monthly meeting schedule and said that despite some lower numbers for the City Sales Tax Revenue, overall expenses are below budget so far this year. The May summery sheet outlined some of the more prominent financial features for the city […]