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Pediatric Expansion Plans Set for High Plains Health Center

Pediatric Expansion Plans Set for High Plains Health Center

Expansion plans for the pediatric department are getting closer to fruition. Eric Niemeyer, Executive Director of the High Plains Community Health Center said the Clinic’s board decided last year that the department needed more space as Dr. Figlio gave up his office to become an examination room.  “We have plans from our architect and have […]

City of Lamar May 2017 Sales and Use Tax Report

City of Lamar May 2017 Sales and Use Tax Report

    May was a better month for sales tax collections for the City of Lamar. Taxes collected in June show the City Sales Tax was up 3.18% for a gain of $8,602 for the previous year.  Collections for 2016 were $270,707 for last May while the month for this year brought in $279,310.  Total collections […]

Lamar Utility Board Meeting Notes ARPA Lawsuit Probably Back on the Table

Lamar Utility Board Meeting Notes ARPA Lawsuit Probably Back on the Table

    The Lamar Utility Board members held a brief meeting, Tuesday, July 11, 2017 to approve purchase orders totaling $731,781 and monthly bills of $188,145.13. Members also approved the purchase of stock inventory of crossarms and line hardware for power pole equipment.  The lowest of seven bids, $10,440, was approved by unanimous vote. Lamar […]

Final Public Hearing on Pilot/Flying J Truck Stop Set for July 24

Final Public Hearing on Pilot/Flying J Truck Stop Set for July 24

  Less land than anticipated will be required to construct the proposed Pilot/Flying J truckstop on North Main Street in Lamar. The developer determined they didn’t need all the property owned by T.L. Tucker for their project and agreed to purchase less than previously intended.  A public hearing on the change has been set by […]

Full Moon, Full Plate, Full Glass for Chamber Wine Tasting

Full Moon, Full Plate, Full Glass for Chamber Wine Tasting

Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Grigio or Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Chianti…new tastes and new words were rolling around the tongues of the attendees of the 2nd Annual Taste of Lamar, sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce this past Saturday evening, July 8th.  New selections of wines, beers and ales were on offer through the evening for […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Holly Hock-It Event

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Holly Hock-It Event

    This year’s annual Holly Hock-It Event will be held Saturday, August 5th throughout the community.  A brief Holly Commercial Club meeting provided the details on the annual bargain hunt with a list of participants published in the Holly Shopper. Those who want to be on the list should contact Tracie Kalma no later […]

CICA Convention Set for Brush July 14-15

CICA Convention Set for Brush July 14-15

  12th Annual CICA Convention to be held July 14 & 15   Kim, Colorado, July 7, 2017  The CICA Board of Directors throughout the state, including Regional Director Tom Robb of McClave , have been busy with final preparations for the 12th Annual CICA Convention. According to Convention Chairman Cody Jolly from Punkin Center, […]

Pocket Park Grand Opening Set for July 13

Pocket Park Grand Opening Set for July 13

    The public is invited to the Grand Opening of the Shore Arts Center Park at 6pm this Thursday, July 13th in downtown Lamar. The long-awaited first construction phase of the park has been completed and a celebration for the opening will feature the 6pm reception at the park at 115 South Main Street […]

Lamar Library Hosts Welcome for New Librarian

Lamar Library Hosts Welcome for New Librarian

Sue Lathrop brings twenty years’ experience to her new post as the Lamar Librarian. A welcoming reception was held this past Friday at the library in the Lamar City Complex. Lathrop has moved with her family to Lamar from Clear Creek County, near Denver, so she has an immediate familiarity with the state and her […]

Hot Customs Gets Honkers Welcome

Hot Customs Gets Honkers Welcome

Hot Customs, located at 414 North Main Street in Lamar, was given an official Honker’s welcome this past Friday, June 30th. Hot Customs, a vehicle-oriented business for window tint and decal accessorizing, is owned and operated by Jared Hays.  In operation on a part-time basis for the past two years, offers custom window tint for […]

ACREAGE – JUNE 2017 -/- COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

ACREAGE – JUNE 2017 -/- COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

Colorado principal crop planted acreage, which includes acres planted to all major crops and those expected to be cut for all hay, is up 1 percent from 2016 to 6.25 million acres, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Colorado corn […]

Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Begins Today

Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Begins Today

435 Impaired Drivers Blitzed During Summer DUI Enforcement STATEWIDE — While families and friends celebrate America’s independence with food, drinks and festive activities, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 98 local law enforcement agencies will collaborate to ensure roads are clear from impaired drivers. Law enforcement will increase vigilance for […]

Birth Announcement:  Bagwell

Birth Announcement: Bagwell

Joseph Bagwell and Rachelle Page of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Joshua Lucas Bagwell at 7:22pm at Prowers Medical Center on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 with Dr. Foley attending.  Joshua weighed eight pounds and was 20 1/4 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  McKenzie Trumble.  Grandparents: Steve and Brenda Deason and Peggy […]

Secretary Williams' Response to Request for Public Voter Files

Secretary Williams’ Response to Request for Public Voter Files

  DENVER, June, 29, 2017 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said today that his office will release voter information that is public under state law to a presidential election commission that asked for “publicly-available roll data,” but it will withhold data that is confidential. Williams received a letter on Wednesday from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity signed by vice […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity to Host Public Housing Study Meetings

Prowers Economic Prosperity to Host Public Housing Study Meetings

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) announced Public Housing Study Meetings will take place on Wednesday, July 12th. The sessions will take place throughout the morning and afternoon at the Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED) Office, 112 West Elm Street, Lamar, CO. The public is encouraged to attend and share their thoughts in the […]