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Prowers Economic Prosperity Plans Puma Review

Prowers Economic Prosperity Plans Puma Review

    Three years ago, PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, provided the PCDI board with suggestions and objectives on how to better develop a county-wide economic development organization. What followed was a change in direction and the creation of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity.  Now current board members are planning to re-evaluate the effectiveness of those […]

Heritage Defenders Submit Resolutions to Council on Library Policy Changes

Heritage Defenders Submit Resolutions to Council on Library Policy Changes

  Quizno’s Restaurant, at 113 East Olive Street in Lamar, occupies a building which has been in existence in the community for numerous decades, dating back to 1947 as the former Allen & DeLoach Tire Shop. The building, according to Angie Cue, Community Development Director, still contains single-pane windows on the east, south and west […]

CCA & CSU to Host Ranch Gathering in Burlington

CCA & CSU to Host Ranch Gathering in Burlington

  Join Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado State University (CSU) for the second Ranch Gathering, to be held at the Marshall Cattle Company on September 6th, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Burlington, Colo. CCA members and the surrounding ranching community are invited and welcome to attend for an evening of great […]

Granada Gets Community Support for Annual National Night Out

Granada Gets Community Support for Annual National Night Out

  Granada’s National Night Out was held at the Granada Town Park on Tuesday, August 7th. There were approximately 125 folks who enjoyed live D.J. music with Vic Coberly, good food, drawings for prizes, balloon/dart game, old fashioned sack races and musical chairs that the kids loved.  The officers gave an Eddie Eagle Gun Safety […]

Finance Ballot Questions Lining Up for State November Elections

Finance Ballot Questions Lining Up for State November Elections

  Measure that would authorize bonds for transportation projects makes the ballot DENVER, Aug. 22, 2018 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that a proposed measure that authorizes bonds for transportation projects has made the ballot. Backers of the “Fix Our Damn Roads” proposal submitted their petition signatures on Aug. 6. A […]

Lodging Panel Approves Three Fall Events

Lodging Panel Approves Three Fall Events

  Activities around Prowers County are moving into the fall season as the county Lodging Tax Panel recently approved several activities set for September and October of this year. The Panel, meeting for their August session on Tuesday, the 21st, approved funding for the November 9th, Farm-/- City Banquet at the Lamar Community Building, the […]

Prowers Partners for Progress Holds Lamar Car Show

Prowers Partners for Progress Holds Lamar Car Show

    This past weekend, August 17-18th saw the 1st Annual Downtown Custom & Classic Expo held in Lamar, put on by Trevor La Cost and Chris Duffy after more than a year of planning. There was great weather for a great turnout which offered a variety of music acts both days, vendors and vehicles of […]

Colorado Employment Situation in July 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in July 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 2,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,737,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,700 and government increased 100. June estimates were revised up to 2,734,500, and the over the month increase from May to June was 9,100 […]

Expanded High Plains Family Health Clinic Opens

Expanded High Plains Family Health Clinic Opens

    Groundbreaking ceremonies on the $1M expansion project for the High Plains Family Health Clinic were held this past October 6th and the ribbon cutting on the pediatric and dental clinic was held this past Wednesday, August 15th. High Plains Clinic Executive Director, Eric Niemeyer, welcomed the gathering at the front of the newly […]

Scrap and Debris, Illegal Dumping, Salvage Yards…Commissioners Seeking Solutions

Scrap and Debris, Illegal Dumping, Salvage Yards…Commissioners Seeking Solutions

  The Prowers County Commissioners met on August 14th with County Attorney Darla Scranton Specht, members of the County Planning Commission and Michelle Hiigel, County Land Use Administrator on what steps may be taken to enforce operating regulations pertaining to county-based salvage yards and auto body shops. The main goal is to keep them within […]

National 811 Day: Atmos Energy Says ‘Safe Digging’ is Key to Safe Gas Systems

National 811 Day: Atmos Energy Says ‘Safe Digging’ is Key to Safe Gas Systems

  Accidental Damage by Third Parties is Most Common Cause of Natural Gas Leaks   LAMAR, Colo. (August 6, 2018) – Atmos Energy is reminding construction crews across Colorado to please call 811 before you dig. The natural gas utility says it’s seen a spike in hit gas lines over the last six weeks throughout […]

Lamar District School Board Receives Best Grant, Needs Matching Funds

Lamar District School Board Receives Best Grant, Needs Matching Funds

    Lamar High School and Lincoln School are in dire need of infrastructure upgrades. The RE-2 District School Board approved a resolution during their August 13th meeting to place a question on the November 6th ballot to secure the balance of funds needed to complete a BEST Cash Grant Award to pay for the […]

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

      The Lamar Loop came a step closer to construction with the Lamar City Council approving the mayor’s signature on the Owner-Contractor agreement and general conditions with MonCor LLC during the August 13th council meeting.  The council has had plans for the Loop for some time while funds have been pending for the […]

City Sales Tax Revenue Continues Year-Long Improvement

City Sales Tax Revenue Continues Year-Long Improvement

    Although the monthly sales tax revenue for the City of Lamar posted a slim gain for June sales, the year to date figures continued to show growth. City Sales Tax was up 0.51% for a $1,615.24 increase over the year before with 2017 at $314,737.26 and 2018 at $316,352.50.  Use Tax collected was […]

Wheels Skateboard Park Officially Opens

Wheels Skateboard Park Officially Opens

    Few recent developments in the City of Lamar have been put to so much continued good use as the skateboard park in Willow Creek Park.   The park, in the northeast end of Willow Creek Park, has been in use for the past month since the basic construction was finalized.  And there were dozens […]