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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 […]

Joseph H. Fowler…July 7, 1935 – May 11, 2017

Joseph H. Fowler…July 7, 1935 – May 11, 2017

  A celebration of life service for longtime Lamar resident, Joseph H. Fowler, better known to his family and friends as Joe, will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation for Joe will be held on […]

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, […]

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2017 - COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2017 – COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

 Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2017, is forecast at 72.15 million bushels, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 31 percent below last year’s production of 105.12 million bushels and 11 percent below the 81.03 million bushel crop […]

Granada Trustees Approve Jump Start Resolution, Raise Tap Fees

Granada Trustees Approve Jump Start Resolution, Raise Tap Fees

The Granada Trustees voted to approve a resolution in support of the Rural Jump Start Program, as presented to them by PEP Executive Director, Eric Depperschmidt, during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, May 10th.  The Lamar and Wiley City Councils have approved the resolution which provides various tax incentives for new, start-up business ventures throughout communities […]

McClave Students Win LUB/ARPA Scholarships

McClave Students Win LUB/ARPA Scholarships

Two McClave High School students, James Steerman, who will be attending Western State Colorado University where he plans to study Business Finance and Administration and Blake Brubacher who will be attending Colorado State University where he plans to study Construction Management, were announced as the Lamar Utility Board/ARPA scholarship winners during the board’s regular meeting, […]

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 […]

Holly Trustees are Third ARPA Member to Approve Settlement

Holly Trustees are Third ARPA Member to Approve Settlement

The Holly Trustees voted to join their counterparts in Las Animas and Springfield, voting unanimously May 3rd, in favor of the proposed settlement agreement in litigation between Arkansas River Power Authority, ARPA and the City of Lamar.  ARPA general manager, Rick Rigel, was on hand for the monthly Trustees meeting to offer explanations on the […]