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Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Tuesday, July 4 from 1:30 to4:30 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2017 Frontier Fourth Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s. The victory over the British in the […]

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

    Tera Bender, board member of LPI, Lamar Partnership Inc., explained the function of the Main Street Community group and its mission in the Lamar community during the Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting on Tuesday, June 20th. LPI is a non-profit 501C4 organization which has qualified for a Main Street Community designation, and Lamar is […]

Prowers County is on the Map with Colorado High School Rodeo Finals

Prowers County is on the Map with Colorado High School Rodeo Finals

For the past several years, Lamar has hosted the Colorado High School Rodeo Finals. The annual competition, held around the Memorial Day holiday, is usually given a two-year run for the community that makes a successful bid for the event.  And usually, the event is spread around various communities around the state and Lamar hosted […]

Housing Roundtable Details Future Needs Assessment Study

Housing Roundtable Details Future Needs Assessment Study

Adequate and affordable housing is a central ingredient in the economic development of Lamar and Prowers County. Although some studies have already been conducted on housing needs in the local area, an in-depth listening session which will combine group and one-on-one interviews and a printed questionnaire survey, will be conducted in southeast Colorado in July. […]

Nation's Oldest Cattlemen's Association Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Nation’s Oldest Cattlemen’s Association Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado CattleWomen (CCW) finished off the third and final day of their Annual Convention in Grand Junction, Colo. with over 600 people in attendance. On Tuesday morning, the Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer, Donna Lynne, accepted CCA’s Lifetime Member Award on behalf of the State of Colorado.  This year […]

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2017

Employers in Colorado added 10,600 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,645,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 11,500 and government decreased 900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from April to May at 2.3 percent. The number […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report

  Revenue from the City of Lamar sales tax declined again, posting a 3.75% drop for City Sales Tax, Use Tax and other collections, and a 3.95% drop for Sales and Use Tax collected since the start of the year. The City Sales Tax was off a fraction of a percentage point at 0.04%.  The […]

Lamar K9 Dante Places High in Competition

Lamar K9 Dante Places High in Competition

During the week of June 5th-9th Sgt. OJ Pierce and K-9 Dante attended the K9 OTC Summer Seminar and certification conference in Topeka, Kansas. The Seminar was a working seminar where the handler and K9 partner received instruction, practice, and problem solving in Obedience, Tracking, Patrol Work and Controlled Substance Detection.  Upon completion of the […]

City Holds Public Hearings for Land Annexation and Motel Room Tax

City Holds Public Hearings for Land Annexation and Motel Room Tax

Two, brief public hearings were held by the Lamar City Council Monday, June 12th, and both should have a lasting impact on the local economy for years to follow. The council approved an ordinance promoting a 5% motel room sales tax. Voters will be able to decide in the upcoming November election if the measure will […]

New Truck Stop Planned for Lamar

New Truck Stop Planned for Lamar

    Bill Mulligan, Vice President of Development for the franchise Pilot Flying J, said Pilot Travel Center will open their newest project in Lamar in about 100 days from the start of construction. The Center will occupy land just north of Avenida Colonia and to the east of Highway 50. The Lamar City Council […]

Local Representation at Las Vegas Business Convention

Local Representation at Las Vegas Business Convention

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, and Eric Depperschmidt, the Executive Director of Prowers Economic Prosperity, represented Lamar and Prowers County at the International Council of Shopping Centers Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada held May 21-24. Cue recapped their mission at the convention, attempting to attract retail businesses to Lamar and business development to […]

Slow Down in that Cone Zone

Slow Down in that Cone Zone

Earlier today, June 12th, this reporter noted at least four police stops for motorists along South Main Street in Lamar between 8am and 11am, all were northbound and all in the 200 block of South Main. In response to a question to Lamar Police Chief Kyle Miller, the stops were due partially to speeding, but […]

Art in the Park

Art in the Park

  Lamar artist, Jeremy Cooper, gathered with local officials and members of the Arkansas Valley Board of Realtors for the presentation of the first piece of artwork that will grace the Pocket Park in downtown Lamar. Cooper’s sculpture is being donated by the board. Char Herrera, co-owner of the Home Store in Lamar, was also […]

Boggsville Highlights Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting June 8th

Boggsville Highlights Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting June 8th

Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will hold their Regional meeting in Lamar, Colorado Thursday, June 8 at 10am at the Cow Palace hotel courtyard. The presentation will be about Boggsville. Larry Bourne, site manager, will update everyone on the efforts made for the recent months to get Boggsville a tourism ready site and also discuss […]

PMC Part of BridgeCare Hospital Health Network

PMC Part of BridgeCare Hospital Health Network

    Mt. San Rafael Hospital, Parkview Medical Center, Prowers Medical Center, Southeast Colorado Hospital District, Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center come together to improve care in the region.  (Lamar, CO, June 7, 2017) There are more than 20,000 square miles in Southeastern Colorado and a new partnership will help connect the people in those […]