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PEP Hosts High School Entrepreneurs

PEP Hosts High School Entrepreneurs

Two young Wiley students developed an idea for a future business and it was good enough to garner an inclusion in the top three teams in the High School Entrepreneur Fair in La Junta for their proposal, “Tractor and Farm Equipment Repair”. Harold Stewart, a sophomore at Wiley High School and senior, Antonio Lucero, attended […]

Elsie Mae Burch…September 6, 1924 – January 15, 2017

Elsie Mae Burch…September 6, 1924 – January 15, 2017

    Elsie Mae Burch was born in Holly, Colorado September 6, 1924. She was the daughter of Larance and Nellie Stafford Hughes of Holly.  She had three older sisters and two young sisters.  Iva (Ed) Wolgram of Holly, Colorado, Ruth (Richard) Gideon of Holly, Ruby (Clyde) Hamon of Holly, Alice (Roger) Peters of Holly […]

LCC Expands Recent ESL Course Offerings

LCC Expands Recent ESL Course Offerings

Partnership with HPCHC, SCDC helps LCC provide ESL courses at no cost to the student For the past two semesters, Lamar Community College has partnered to offer evening English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at no cost to English language learners.  The fall course introduced English to community members whose primary or only language […]

Lively Easter at Lamar Elks Lodge

Lively Easter at Lamar Elks Lodge

‘Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the Bunny Trail…’  Over one hundred youngsters and relatives were on hand this Easter Sunday, ready to collect all the Easter Eggs from three of the golfing greens at Spreading Antlers Golf Course.  Talk about hopping, one little girl could have given the rabbit some lessons as she scampered across […]

Lamar Workforce Center Hosting 1st Annual Job Fair, "Spring into Action"

Lamar Workforce Center Hosting 1st Annual Job Fair, “Spring into Action”

While previous quarterly job fairs have averaged from 80 to 95 attendees, the 1st Annual Job Fair at the Lamar Workforce Center may bring in more numbers, especially with a larger turnout of local employers seeking to hire and community resource centers.  Elva Macias and Kyla Sather, local Workforce Center Labor and Employment Specialists at the […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29

The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the . The program is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program is to ensure prescription medications are not used in an improper or illegal manner. […]

New Logo for Holly Commercial Club

New Logo for Holly Commercial Club

The Holly Commercial Club is now sporting a logo which can be viewed on their facebook page, according to Jesse Frey from the April monthly meeting. It was suggested that new members be allowed to pay their monthly dues under a payment plan instead of one lump sum.  The measure was seconded and approved. Rod […]

Granada Landfill is a Top Concern for Trustees

Granada Landfill is a Top Concern for Trustees

The cost of bringing the Granada landfill into compliance with regulations from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment is a price higher than most rural communities can afford. Several Trustees, along with other community representatives,  attended a regional meeting on landfill requirements in Lamar on February 28th, during which they received some hard financial news […]

Walter H. Entz…September 20, 1936 – April 12, 2017

Walter H. Entz…September 20, 1936 – April 12, 2017

A graveside celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Walter H. Entz will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Fairmount Cemetery with Pastor Harold Bohl officiating. Per Walter’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Walter was born on September 20, 1936 at Syracuse, Kansas to […]

9/11 Tribute Memorial Continues to Develop Donors

9/11 Tribute Memorial Continues to Develop Donors

Several recent, generous donations to the 9/11 Tribute Memorial have helped contribute to development of the memorial site, just south of Big Timbers Museum on Highway 50. The most recent donation, $10,000 from the Southeast Colorado Arts Council and the Anne Boken Trust, will be added to other contributions including a $10,000 donation from the […]

Volunteer for the Lamar City-Wide Clean-Up Day Set for April 29

Volunteer for the Lamar City-Wide Clean-Up Day Set for April 29

The Annual Spring City-Wide Clean-Up Day has been set for Saturday, April 29 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Clean up information and volunteer sign-up can be found on the City’s homepage at www.ci.lamar.co.us. Our weather is now conducive to spring cleaning so please take advantage of tidying up your home, garage and yard. Lamar […]

Update on 2016 Drug Arrest

Update on 2016 Drug Arrest

UPDATE The Drug Task Force comprised of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa, and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices, have been conducting drug operations. This arrest was the outcome of one of the investigations. On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the Prowers County District Court sentenced Dashiel Bryant to 78 months in the Colorado Department of Corrections, with credit for […]

Early City Sales Tax Revenue Stays Slow

Early City Sales Tax Revenue Stays Slow

The City of Lamar has seen slow returns on sales tax revenues since the beginning of the year. February Sales and Use Tax collected in March is down 2.25% from the previous year, showing a decrease of $5,305.36 from the year before.  Total collections are also off 1.49%.  Collections for 2017 are $258,419 compared to […]

Lamar Partnership Inc.  Business of the Month

Lamar Partnership Inc. Business of the Month

Lamar Partnership Inc. is a Colorado Main Street Community managed and funded by the City. It is responsible for providing economic development opportunities within the context of historic reservation to traditional downtowns. Lamar Partnership Inc. uses the Main Street approach that advocates a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment and the rebuilding of central business […]

Business Venture Moves Forward for Lamar

Business Venture Moves Forward for Lamar

Property acquired by the City of Lamar in 1961 and 1973 was annexed into the city during the April 10th council meeting as part of a proposed economic development enterprise. City Engineer, Wiley Work, said the Unincorporated Municipally Owned Land States is contiguous with at least 3/6 of the current City Limits Line of the […]