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DoLA Severance Tax Dollars Help Improve S.E. CO Infrastructure

DoLA Severance Tax Dollars Help Improve S.E. CO Infrastructure

  DENVER, CO – August 16, 2019 – The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) awarded over $17M for the Tier I and Tier II Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Funds (EIAF) program. Programs that receive Tier I grant funding are eligible for up to $200,000 for their projects. In the most recent cycle, 19 […]

Recycling Efforts in Rural Colorado

Recycling Efforts in Rural Colorado

    The more trash you recycle, the less goes into your landfill, your water and your planet. A mix of state and local representatives gathered at the Lamar Public Works offices on North Second Street, Wednesday, August 14th, for a brief update on landfill status in Prowers County and the City of Lamar and […]

Granada Pricing Community-Sized Recycle Bins

Granada Pricing Community-Sized Recycle Bins

  Many rural communities in southeast Colorado are coming to terms with limited landfill space, coupled with what they term are costly regulations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Granada recently received approval from CDPHE to dig a 300 foot long trench, 55 feet wide and ten feet deep which should give […]

CDOT and Governor’s Office Proclaim - Colorado Motorcyclist Memorial Day

CDOT and Governor’s Office Proclaim – Colorado Motorcyclist Memorial Day

      DENVER – Each year after Colorado’s snowy winters, the warm summer days entice motorcycle riders to the roadways. However, taking to the roads has become more dangerous for motorcyclists in recent years. In 2018, 103 motorcycle riders lost their lives in Colorado. So far this year, 65 motorcyclists have been killed, compared […]

Reorganization Vote Held for the Lamar Utility Board

Reorganization Vote Held for the Lamar Utility Board

    The Lamar Utility Board conducted a reorganization of the board, voting for and appointing members to specific posts during their regular August 13th meeting.  The action was called for due to a continued vacant seat for one board member and the re-appointment of Doug Thrall to the board after his regular term expired.  […]

City Addresses Infrastructure Upgrades

City Addresses Infrastructure Upgrades

  A phone poll ratification by the Lamar City Council on Monday, August 12th, approved the submission of a Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), Renewable Energy Grant for the city’s Washington/Sherman Street Drainage Improvements.  Councilwoman, Anne-Marie Crampton, took the opportunity to comment on facebook posts from some Lamar citizens, critical of the continued water build […]

Troy Manor Motel Donated to the City of Lamar

Troy Manor Motel Donated to the City of Lamar

    The Lamar City Council did not hold a meeting for the Urban Development Authority this past Monday, August 12th, but the council ratified an earlier phone poll approving a letter of intent regarding the Troy Manor Motel property acceptance of donation.  The property, at 1101 South Main Street, had been owned by Cruikshank […]

Lamar June Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar June Sales Tax Revenue Report

    City of Lamar Sales Tax revenue collected for June, 2019 showed less than a full percentage point loss while Total Sales and Use Tax collections were just up by a negligible amount. City Sales Tax revenue was down 0.15% for a drop of $459.63 with collections for this June at $315,892 compared to […]

USDA Forecasts U.S. Corn and Soybean Production Down from 2018

USDA Forecasts U.S. Corn and Soybean Production Down from 2018

      WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2019 – The Crop Production report issued today by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) forecasted soybean and corn production down from 2018. Soybean production is down 19 percent from 2018, forecast at 3.68 billion bushels; corn growers are expected to decrease their production 4 percent from last year, […]

Holly Commercial Club Seeking Pedal the Plains Volunteers

Holly Commercial Club Seeking Pedal the Plains Volunteers

  The Holly Commercial Club met August 7 at noon with eight members present. Minutes from the July meeting were read and approved as written by Calvin and second by Pearl. Motion carried. John gave the treasurer’s report and the Shopper’s report. Both were approved as given by Viola and second by Jackie. Motion carried. […]

Trooper Tips - Patience

Trooper Tips – Patience

  Recently I helped with directing traffic for the Iron Man competition held in Boulder County.  It got me thinking about safety issues when dealing with special events and emergency situations while I was trying to endure standing in the 90 degree plus temperatures. We were tasked to shut down part of Highway 119, which […]

Holly Hires Interim Administrator, Melcher Sworn in as Mayor

Holly Hires Interim Administrator, Melcher Sworn in as Mayor

    Steve Rabe of Canon City was hired as interim town administrator and Calvin Melcher took his oath of office as Mayor of Holly this past Wednesday, August 7th during the regular Trustees monthly meeting. Rabe, (pronounced Rob) who has had extensive municipal leadership experience, has been working with the Trustees since this spring […]

Colorado Economy Continues to Show Growth According to Secretary of State

Colorado Economy Continues to Show Growth According to Secretary of State

Secretary Griswold Releases Economic Indicators Report for Second Quarter 2019   Colorado’s business entity filings increased and wages continued to see growth through the second quarter, according to the latest Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report released by Secretary of State Jena Griswold today. During the second quarter of 2019, 31,762 new business entities filed […]

2019 Pedal the Plains Preview

2019 Pedal the Plains Preview

    The Pedal the Plains bicycling event is set for southeast Colorado September 13-15 this year, marking the second time the event will be held in this area. The first Pedal was hosted in Lamar in 2013.  This year Lamar, Holly and Springfield are on the agenda for the 100 mile-plus riding event. Organizers […]

What Do You Cook in  Dutch Ovens?

What Do You Cook in Dutch Ovens?

    Have you ever tasted food cooked in Dutch ovens, the cast iron pot?  If you have or not you should come see the Dutch oven Exhibition August 8 from 2 pm till 6 pm in Elmer’s Garden, Prowers County Fair grounds.  You will see and taste food prepared and cooked in Dutch ovens […]