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Lamar Utility Board and Net Metering Policy

Lamar Utility Board and Net Metering Policy

  The Lamar Utility Board accepted the interest rate recommendation from the Public Utilities Commission for 2019. The annual housekeeping resolution set the interest rate for customer deposits at 2.05% based on a 12 month average of rates. Board members, during the November 13th meeting, voted approval for pole mount transformers from long-time supplier Stuart […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenues Take an Early Fall Dip

Lamar Sales Tax Revenues Take an Early Fall Dip

    The City of Lamar Sales Tax revenues declined slightly for September sales collected this past October. City Sales Tax collected was down 14.26% for a drop of $48,428.71 for the month, posting $291,109.75 for 2018 compared to $339,538.46 collected for the same period in 2017. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were down […]

Lamar Council Approves Verizon Tower Application, Discusses National Night Out Dates

Lamar Council Approves Verizon Tower Application, Discusses National Night Out Dates

  The City of Lamar received a $4,000 donation from the Burlington, Northern Santa Fe Railroad which will help defray the cost of the shade structures for the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park. This past October, City Administrator, John Sutherland, sent a letter to the regional public affairs director for BNSF requesting the funding which […]

Vilas team takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

Vilas team takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

  (Lamar, Colorado; November 8, 2018) The Vilas High School A-team won top honors and the traveling trophy at the Knowledge Bowl hosted at Lamar Community College on Friday, November 2. With an overall score of 76 points, the Vilas team toppled Lamar High School, who had won the event for the past three years […]

Volunteers Help CPW Biologists Survey John Martin Reservoir Fish Population

Volunteers Help CPW Biologists Survey John Martin Reservoir Fish Population

  HASTY, Colo. – The shop behind the John Martin Reservoir State Park dam resembled a fish market recently when Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologists, staff and volunteers assembled to survey fish in the lake.   To get a snapshot of the fish population in John Martin Reservoir, crews deployed gillnets overnight, pulled them […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Holidays, 2019 Pedal the Plains Bicycle Event

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Holidays, 2019 Pedal the Plains Bicycle Event

      Old Business: Old-Fashioned Christmas will be December 4 from 5-7 P.M. Be looking for information on businesses that will be open that evening.  Santa will be visiting the library that evening as well. The Christmas lighting contest will be held on December 18. Prizes will again be awarded in three different categories:  […]

Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat

Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat

  Prowers County Impact: 4,002 votes were cast on November 6th concerning Prowers County Ballot Issue 1A, a proposed county tax increase to generate additional revenues for the ambulance service in and around Prowers County.  The measure was defeated 2,102 against to 1,900 in favor.  Had it passed, it was estimated to be able to […]

Business Ideas Showcased by Area Students in E-Fair

Business Ideas Showcased by Area Students in E-Fair

  Wednesday, November 7th, was a win-win day for a lot of middle and high school students from the region participating in the first annual Lamar Youth Entrepreneurship Fair in Lamar.  Working with Ogallala Commons, a non-profit community development network offering leadership and education to students around the region, 63 students from the 5th to […]

Sand Creek Massacre Observes 154th Year at National Historic Site

Sand Creek Massacre Observes 154th Year at National Historic Site

    Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre with a pair of free public programs on November 29, 2018. Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site: At 10:00 am on Thursday, November 29, join Park Guide John Launius for a free guided walking tour. The program […]

NASS - USDA Crop Production Report, November 2018

NASS – USDA Crop Production Report, November 2018

  COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on November 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 171.45 million bushels, down 8 percent from last year’s 185.90 million bushels, according to the November 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The 1.35 million acres expected to […]

Progress Update on Lamar’s Main Street Project

Progress Update on Lamar’s Main Street Project

    American Civil Constructors released updated information concerning roadwork on Main Street in Lamar as the third and fourth phases of the project move forward. The press release states that Phase III  and the west side of Phase IV will be completed within the month of November and move on the east side of Phase IV which […]

PEP Offers Incentive Loan for Proposed Packing Company

PEP Offers Incentive Loan for Proposed Packing Company

    Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) board members voted unanimously to loan $20,000 to Prairieland Packing, LLC of Wiley to help fund the development of a meat packing operation in that community.  The action was taken during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 6th at the Lamar Truck Plaza restaurant. The loan is offered on […]

Lamar Chamber Board Members Sought for 2019

Lamar Chamber Board Members Sought for 2019

  The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is seeking qualified individuals to serve on the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Candidates must be willing to serve a three year term, beginning January 1, 2019.  The Chamber Board of Directors annually considers applications and nominations in order to maintain a board of directors to represent […]

Unofficial Results from November General Election

Unofficial Results from November General Election

The November 6th General Election was weighted with financial questions on both a state and local level. These are the unofficial results from the balloting with approximately 58% of statewide returns counted. Prowers County Ballot 1A, raising taxes by $400,000 annually through a quarter per cent sales tax to help finance ambulance costs in the […]

ATTENTION: Granada Police Scam

ATTENTION: Granada Police Scam

  The Granada Police Department’s telephone number (719-734-5211) has been cloned by scammers.  We are receiving phone calls from all over the country telling us they received a call from our number wanting them to send money to some “lawyer” or place, because they say the person they called is in some kind of trouble, […]