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HOPE Coalition Closing Out School Season

HOPE Coalition Closing Out School Season

  The last day of school will be May 23rd and Project HOPE activities are winding down for the season at the Lincoln School on North 10th Street in Lamar.  “We’ll be on hand with a few things, mostly paperwork into June, as well as summer field trips early in June, but we’re slowing up […]

Students, Community to Explore the History of Lamar’s La Colonia

Students, Community to Explore the History of Lamar’s La Colonia

(Lamar, Colorado; May 12, 2017) This summer, Lamar Community College students will have the opportunity explore the rich history of Lamar through the stories of its citizens. Students and community members will carry out a local history project on La Colonia neighborhood on the north end of Lamar. This project will ultimately result in a […]

Rosengrants Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship for 2017

Rosengrants Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship for 2017

  Courtney Rosengrants submitted the application selected for the Walter Ely Scholarship of $1,000 for 2017 which was presented by the SDS Board of Directors on Monday, May 15th at the Southeastern Development Services offices on South 4th Street in Lamar. There was a change in criteria for this year’s award, a departure from the […]

Roof Repairs, a Drop at a Time

Roof Repairs, a Drop at a Time

Our May rains brought home the need for roof repair to many of the buildings around the downtown area of Lamar. Some businesses had buckets placed on their floors to catch dripping water from recent rains.  Some overhead awnings along Main Street were also dripping, an indication that these leaks can travel in at one […]

Friday Heroin Bust in Lamar

Friday Heroin Bust in Lamar

Media Release On Friday, May 12, 2017, officers of the Lamar Police Department executed a search warrant in the 1300 block of North Main Street in Lamar, CO. This was the outcome of an in-depth investigation of Joshua Williamson’s involvement in the sales and distribution of Heroin.   Williamson, (32) of Lamar, was contacted during the […]

Collision Flips Car on North Main Street

Collision Flips Car on North Main Street

A mid-sized car, apparently driven by an elderly woman, struck a parked pickup on North Main Street near the intersection of Maple and Main, near the NAPA Store this morning, May 12th. The southbound vehicle flipped and came to rest on its roof. “We don’t know if she used her seatbelt because she was unbuckled […]

Top graduates of Lamar Community College

Top graduates of Lamar Community College

    (Lamar, Colorado; May 11, 2017) Lamar Community College held its 78th Annual Commencement this past Saturday, May 6, in the LCC Wellness Center.  Leading the procession of graduates were LCC students graduating with honors. “For our size, Lamar Community College has an impressive number of graduates achieving honor designations,” said Dr. Linda Lujan, […]

Library Receives Growing Readers Together Grant

Library Receives Growing Readers Together Grant

Growing Readers Together @ Lamar Public Library Growing Readers Launched at Lamar Public Library. The library program, sparked by a grant from the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation, provides early literacy activities and resources for family, friends and neighbors who care for children under the age of six. Growing Readers Together is an opportunity for informal […]

Action 22 Welcomes New Leadership

Action 22 Welcomes New Leadership

Action 22 announces the selection of new President/CEO, Sara Blackhurst of Rye, CO. Mrs. Blackhurst has been serving nonprofit organizations in Southern Colorado for more than a decade and brings expertise in nonprofit operations, grant writing, program development and fundraising to the position.  “I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to serve Southeastern Colorado […]

Business Growth Discussions Held at Lamar Merchants/PEP Roundtable Meeting

Business Growth Discussions Held at Lamar Merchants/PEP Roundtable Meeting

  The Lamar Merchants and PEP, (Prowers Economic Prosperity) combined two different meetings into one session at the Wash Spott on East Olive Street, Tuesday, May 9th.  PEP has been hosting a series of roundtable information meetings devoted to such topics as agriculture, housing, marketing, employment, transportation and last night’s session, retail sales.  The Lamar […]

Utility Rates Take a Personal Note

Utility Rates Take a Personal Note

As the legal process for the lawsuit between the City of Lamar and Arkansas River Power Authority, ARPA, continues, the individual impact of high electric rates on private citizens/customers was brought before the Lamar Utilities Board during their regular meeting, Tuesday, May 9th. A mother and her adult son, residents relatively new to Lamar for […]

Lamar Retail Sales Tax Notes a Drop

Lamar Retail Sales Tax Notes a Drop

March Sales and Use tax collected in April by the City of Lamar showed a decrease of 1.36%, or $3,885.89 when compared to the same period in 2016. Collections in 2017 were $281,626.93 and $285,512.82 for last year.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections had a drop of 2.93% for a decrease of $9,262.08.  Collections […]

Council Approves Permit for Sand and Sage Beer Garden

Council Approves Permit for Sand and Sage Beer Garden

  The Prowers County Sand and Sage Fair Board was granted a special events permit for a beer garden by the Lamar City Council during its regular meeting, Monday, May 8th.  The vote was held following a public hearing which allowed citizens to speak for or against the request.  The beer garden will be held […]

One Step Up Students Hosting Unique Fundraiser this Friday

One Step Up Students Hosting Unique Fundraiser this Friday

Kids can appreciate a nice, green lawn as much as any adult, perhaps more so, because kids are the ones who are spending more time on a playground or in a yard; they should be at any rate. Kids from One Step Up at the HOPE Center in Lincoln School in Lamar want to raise […]

McKenney and Gourley named LCC’s Outstanding Alumni

McKenney and Gourley named LCC’s Outstanding Alumni

 (Lamar, Colorado; May 8, 2017) Lamar Community College named two former students as its outstanding alumni for 2017 during the college’s Antelope Night celebration on Friday evening: Ruth McKenney of Lamar and Bob Gourley of Two Buttes. Dr. Linda Lujan, LCC President, introduced the two awardees during the celebration, highlighting the reasons for their nomination […]