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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 […]

9/11 Foundation Receives Local Donations

9/11 Foundation Receives Local Donations

Doug Harbour, from the 9/11 First Responders Tribute and Memorial Foundation, accepted a $1,000 check from Jeff Travis, General Manager of Tri County Ford in Lamar. Tri County in Lamar and Tri County GM in La Junta each contributed $500 to help make possible the annual Tribute Parade Day held in Lamar this year on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

STARBURST AWARDS 2017 – Lamar 4-Plex Ballfield Wins Lottery Award

STARBURST AWARDS 2017 – Lamar 4-Plex Ballfield Wins Lottery Award

  June 29, 2017, DENVER – America’s favorite pastime has a new field of dreams in Lamar. The City of Lamar will receive a Lottery Starburst Award for using Lottery proceeds to build a new Four-Plex ballfield. The project was completed in 2016 and utilized more than $1 million in Lottery funds from two Lottery […]

June 2017 Drought Update

June 2017 Drought Update

May was characterized by wet and cool conditions, particularly in southeast Colorado. The first 20 days of June were a drastic change characterized by hot temperatures and little rainfall. In most parts of the state, streamflow forecasts throughout the summer season are projected to be near normal to above normal and reservoir storage remains high. […]

LUB Continues Metering Equipment Upgrades

LUB Continues Metering Equipment Upgrades

    The Lamar Utility Board voted to extend an earlier agreement with AMI, Automated Metering Infrastructure, which was approved by the board in June, 2016 for a one-year pilot project. The more recent action was taken during the Tuesday, June 27th meeting which continued the agreement for two more years.  Last year, the board […]

Lamar Council Gets Financial Status Report

Lamar Council Gets Financial Status Report

    City Administrator, John Sutherland, provides periodic financial updates for the council during their bi-monthly meeting schedule and said that despite some lower numbers for the City Sales Tax Revenue, overall expenses are below budget so far this year. The May summery sheet outlined some of the more prominent financial features for the city […]

Yoder Family Makes Donation to Lamar Parks and Recreation Department

Yoder Family Makes Donation to Lamar Parks and Recreation Department

Residents of the City of Lamar will benefit from the $20,000 donation to the Parks and Recreation Department by the Yoder Family. According to City Administrator, John Sutherland, the memorial gift will be used for an event or equipment at the Lamar Community Building, the Lamar swimming pool or a park or youth program sponsored […]

Cattle on Feed Report

Cattle on Feed Report

CATTLE ON FEED – COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 970,000 head as of June 1, 2017. This latest inventory is 1 percent above last month and 9 percent above the June 1, 2016 […]