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Traffic Alert: Atmos Energy Continues Natural Gas System Upgrades in Lamar

Traffic Alert: Atmos Energy Continues Natural Gas System Upgrades in Lamar

  Residents Can Expect Traffic Detours Through August 3rd LAMAR, Colo. (July 17, 2018) – Atmos Energy is asking residents in Lamar, Colorado, to please be on the lookout for traffic detours on Parmenter Street and Stewart Place through August 3, 2018. “We want to thank the community for your patience as we continue to […]

USDA CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2018

USDA CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2018

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of July 1, 2018, is forecast at 75.85 million bushels, according to the July 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 13 percent below the 86.86 million bushel crop produced […]

Repairs Improve Wind Turbine Performance

Repairs Improve Wind Turbine Performance

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted that wind turbine performance has increased through the first half of 2018, during the Lamar Utilities Board meeting on Tuesday, July 10th. He explained that through the first half of the year, the three wind turbines have generated 6,840.58 MWH’s (megawatt hours) of electricity at an […]

Lamar Council, No Motion on Nursing Home Resolution

Lamar Council, No Motion on Nursing Home Resolution

    Proponents of the Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home were given their public hearing Monday, July 9th, by the Lamar City Council, their apparent final chance to have the council approve a Special District presented through their Service Plan, which outlined the need for a new nursing home in Lamar and would include an […]

Lamar Sales Tax Collections Posts Continued Gains

Lamar Sales Tax Collections Posts Continued Gains

    May Sales and Use Tax revenues collected in June show a continued climb compared to previous months. City Sales Tax was up 6.64% for an increase of $18,536.71 with collections for 2017 at $279.310.05 and for 2018, $297.846.76.  Total Sales and Use Tax revenues were up 7.65% for a gain of $22,746.50.  Collections […]

Great 'Taste of Lamar' Turn Out

Great ‘Taste of Lamar’ Turn Out

      We would like to thank every one of you who came out to participate in the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of Lamar on Saturday July 7th! It was such a great event and great turn out!   A special thank you needs to go out to our generous sponsors and […]

Prowers County Clerk Office Closed July 16-18

Prowers County Clerk Office Closed July 16-18

  The State of Colorado is replacing the Colorado State Titling and Registration System (CSTARS), originally installed between 1983 and 1986, with a new system, Colorado DRIVES. After an 18-month project, on August 6, 2018, all Colorado title and registration services will be available via the new DRIVES system. In advance of the deployment, services […]

Parenting in the Digital Age - Follow the Cookie Crumbs

Parenting in the Digital Age – Follow the Cookie Crumbs

      Parents, to help you understand how to manage your children’s use of the digital world, we will be offering tips and information every month. If your goal is to keep your children safe on the Internet, the first thing you need to do is find out where they are going.  One way […]

Colorado wildfires call for wise giving

Colorado wildfires call for wise giving

DENVER, July 3, 2018 — Secretary of State Wayne Williams warned Coloradans today to beware of possible charity scams in the wake of wildfires affecting many parts of Colorado. He also offered guidance to help citizens raise funds legally or donate wisely to help affected communities recover. “Tragedy like this moves people to help,” Williams said. […]

PEP Board Concerned Over Potential Loss of Southwest Chief Route

PEP Board Concerned Over Potential Loss of Southwest Chief Route

    Railroad line maintenance costs are playing a major role in continued passenger service for Amtrak’s Southwest Chief which runs through southeast Colorado, connecting a number of small communities in New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas. The economic impact to La Junta, Lamar, Garden City, Kansas and other communities was discussed by Prowers Economic Prosperity […]

LCC Ag Dept Named Top Postsecondary Program in Colorado

LCC Ag Dept Named Top Postsecondary Program in Colorado

  (Lamar, Colorado; July 2, 2018) The Lamar Community College Agriculture department recently received the 2018 Outstanding Postsecondary Program Award for Colorado Agricultural Education. Greg Cash, LCC faculty and department head, accepted the award from the Colorado Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association (CVATA) at the CVATA Summer Conference Banquet held June 21 in Fort Collins, Colorado. […]

PEP Hosting Town Hall Meeting July 19th

PEP Hosting Town Hall Meeting July 19th

Prowers Economic Prosperity will host an upcoming Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2018, 6:30 pm at Lamar Community College in the Large Lecture Hall with Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder (Senate District 35) and Colorado State Representative Kimmi Lewis (House District 64). Residents are invited to join Senator Crowder and Representative Lewis to […]

USDA CROP ACREAGE – JUNE 2018

USDA CROP ACREAGE – JUNE 2018

      COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Colorado principal crop planted acreage, which includes acres planted to all major crops and those expected to be cut for all hay, is down 2 percent from 2017 to 6.14 million acres, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural […]

High Plains Community Health Center Named as ‘Health Care Innovator’ by Gov. Hickenlooper

High Plains Community Health Center Named as ‘Health Care Innovator’ by Gov. Hickenlooper

  High Plains Community Health Center accepted into CO State Innovation Model   Denver – June 2018 – High Plains Community Health Center clinics that include: Holly Clinic, Wiley Clinic, Adult Health Center, Main Clinic, LCC Campus Clinic, and the Pediatric Office were accepted into the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), a federally funded, governor’s […]

LUB Ponders Accepting Springfield Wind Turbine

LUB Ponders Accepting Springfield Wind Turbine

  Several bids for various power poles were entertained by the Lamar Utilities Board during their June 26th meeting.  Forty-five, 40 foot poles from McFarland Cascade were approved at $36,945; an assortment of 12, 55 foot and 50 foot steel poles were bid with Electrotech providing the low price at $22,652.  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin […]