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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, […]

Drought Conditions Continue to Improve across Southeast Colorado

Drought Conditions Continue to Improve across Southeast Colorado

October Drought Information Statement from National Weather Service Abundant precipitation over the Summer of 2018 across southeast Colorado has continued throughout the early Fall, with several weather systems bringing more beneficial precipitation across the area in September and October. This abundant moisture has brought an end to the drought across portions of the far Southeastern […]

Lamar Loop Gains Ground

Lamar Loop Gains Ground

    The Lamar Loop, an eight mile hiking path that will encompass a major portion of the community, is making progress with recent construction efforts. This past summer, city crews improved a dirt and gravel pathway running eastwards along the canal which leads from Willow Creek Park across from the public tennis courts, following […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part Two

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part Two

        (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more.  This […]

Council Reviews Budget Expenditures/Income Potential for Ambulance Services

Council Reviews Budget Expenditures/Income Potential for Ambulance Services

    The Lamar City Council, City Treasurer Kristin McCrea and City Administrator John Sutherland discussed Ballot Issue 1A, the .025 percent county sales tax which is on this year’s November 6th general election, during their October 22nd meeting. The discussion stemmed from other economic issues as well as the council’s vote to support the […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part One

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part One

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today (October 26, 2018) released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In […]

Livestock Slaughter - September 2018

Livestock Slaughter – September 2018

  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.19 billion pounds in September, down 5 percent from the 4.41 billion pounds produced in September 2017. Beef production, at 2.16 billion pounds, was 3 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.62 million head, down 3 percent from September 2017. […]

Lamar Rotary Honors Local Citizens for Vocation Recognition Month

Lamar Rotary Honors Local Citizens for Vocation Recognition Month

    Four Lamar residents were recently recognized for their contribution to their community by the Lamar Rotary as part of their Vocation Recognition program during October. The four were Dr. Gino Figlio, pediatrician at High Plains Community Health Center for health care, Ron Cook, Prowers County Commissioner for community service, the Emick Family for […]

Customers Discuss Net Metering Policy with Utility Board

Customers Discuss Net Metering Policy with Utility Board

  The majority of the October 23rd Utility Board meeting was spent meeting with about a dozen Lamar Light and Power customers who use solar power to help off-set the costs of their bills from the Light Plant.  Ryan Sneller addressed the board members with a general question from the group regarding the rate structure […]

Redevelopment Authority Okays Payment, Council Approves Brownsfield Study Grant

Redevelopment Authority Okays Payment, Council Approves Brownsfield Study Grant

    The Lamar City Council, acting as the Lamar Redevelopment Authority, approved 50% of the Prowers County portion of real property taxes assessed on the Lamar Holiday Inn Express during their meeting, Monday, October 22nd.  Historically, the City of Lamar adopted Resolution LRA 11-09-01 on September 12, 2011 which stated that the URA, Urban […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

    The Lamar Police Department will take part in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs, the program allows for their safe disposal and to make sure the drugs are not used in an improper or illegal manner. Drugs […]