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Business Growth Discussions Held at Lamar Merchants/PEP Roundtable Meeting

Business Growth Discussions Held at Lamar Merchants/PEP Roundtable Meeting

  The Lamar Merchants and PEP, (Prowers Economic Prosperity) combined two different meetings into one session at the Wash Spott on East Olive Street, Tuesday, May 9th.  PEP has been hosting a series of roundtable information meetings devoted to such topics as agriculture, housing, marketing, employment, transportation and last night’s session, retail sales.  The Lamar […]

Utility Rates Take a Personal Note

Utility Rates Take a Personal Note

As the legal process for the lawsuit between the City of Lamar and Arkansas River Power Authority, ARPA, continues, the individual impact of high electric rates on private citizens/customers was brought before the Lamar Utilities Board during their regular meeting, Tuesday, May 9th. A mother and her adult son, residents relatively new to Lamar for […]

Lamar Retail Sales Tax Notes a Drop

Lamar Retail Sales Tax Notes a Drop

March Sales and Use tax collected in April by the City of Lamar showed a decrease of 1.36%, or $3,885.89 when compared to the same period in 2016. Collections in 2017 were $281,626.93 and $285,512.82 for last year.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections had a drop of 2.93% for a decrease of $9,262.08.  Collections […]

Holly Trustees are Third ARPA Member to Approve Settlement

Holly Trustees are Third ARPA Member to Approve Settlement

The Holly Trustees voted to join their counterparts in Las Animas and Springfield, voting unanimously May 3rd, in favor of the proposed settlement agreement in litigation between Arkansas River Power Authority, ARPA and the City of Lamar.  ARPA general manager, Rick Rigel, was on hand for the monthly Trustees meeting to offer explanations on the […]

Haggard represents Lamar at Ports-to-Plains Washington DC Fly-In

Haggard represents Lamar at Ports-to-Plains Washington DC Fly-In

Lamar Councilwoman Beverly Haggard, who represents Lamar on the Ports-to-Plains board of directors was in Washington, DC last week with a delegation of the organization’s supporters to meet with Congressional offices to discuss the importance of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor and other issues critical to growing our rural economy. The group of 17 people came from […]

Perdue Joins White House “Farmers Roundtable”. President Trump Issues Executive Order on Agriculture

Perdue Joins White House “Farmers Roundtable”. President Trump Issues Executive Order on Agriculture

  (Washington, D.C., April 25, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today joined President Trump for a “Farmers Roundtable” at the White House to address issues facing the American agriculture community, as the president signed an Executive Order establishing an Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.  The roundtable discussion allowed representatives […]

Everybody in the Pool !!

Everybody in the Pool !!

You just have to wait a few more days before you can take the plunge. The Lamar Municipal Swimming Pool will open for the season on Thursday, May 25th this year, according to pool manager, Carrie Smith.  “We’re just about all set to go.  The boiler repairs finished Thursday and it’s working fine.  We went […]

Holly Trustees Approve ARPA Litigation Resolution,  Accept Resignation, Vote for Mayor Pro-tem

Holly Trustees Approve ARPA Litigation Resolution, Accept Resignation, Vote for Mayor Pro-tem

The Holly Trustees voted to accept the letter of resignation, submitted by Jerry Jones on Wednesday, May 3rd.  Letters of intent to serve as a Trustee will be accepted by the Town Clerk, Megan Jara until 5pm on Wednesday, May 31st.  If there is more than one, the Trustees can decide to conduct interviews of […]

Not Your Mother's WIC

Not Your Mother’s WIC

A government nutrition program for low-income women, infants, and children under age 5 is embracing technology to make it easier for participants to use their benefits and eat healthier. The Colorado Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program has launched WICShopper, a free smart phone app that allows WIC families to […]

Colorado Corn Growers Association-supported groundwater bill signed into law

Colorado Corn Growers Association-supported groundwater bill signed into law

  Last week, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 17-036 — a piece of legislation that was supported by the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), and is what some in the industry describe as one of the most significant pieces of water-related legislation in recent years. Colorado Corn Executive Coordinator Ann Cross […]

Spring Projects Planned for Lamar Partnership Inc.

Spring Projects Planned for Lamar Partnership Inc.

    The LPI façade squad will continue to list several more buildings in downtown Lamar for future painting. Members are also visiting with store owners to compile a list and get approval to take down any old and unused signage along Main Street. During the monthly meeting on April 26th, members selected May 11th […]

Gov. Hickenlooper on National Monument Statement by Pres. Trump

Gov. Hickenlooper on National Monument Statement by Pres. Trump

DENVER — Thursday, April 27,  2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today released the following statement: President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Wednesday, April 26, that instructs the Secretary of Interior to review the designation of at least two dozen national monuments, including Colorado’s Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. The order also authorizes […]

Livestock Producers Gather for Colorado Livestock Association Annual Meeting

Livestock Producers Gather for Colorado Livestock Association Annual Meeting

Greeley, CO – Over 250 producers, industry partners, students, government and agency representatives met at the Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) Annual Meeting & Colorado’s Finest Celebration on April 5-6, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland. CLA’s Annual Meeting is one of the largest gatherings of livestock producers and trade show vendors in Colorado. CLA […]

Municipal Lodging Tax Idea Presented to Lamar City Council

Municipal Lodging Tax Idea Presented to Lamar City Council

The idea of a municipal lodging tax was presented by two of its proponents to the Lamar City Council during their work session, Monday, April 24th.  A 2% lodging tax currently exists for guests of motels throughout Prowers County.  The one recently proposed would be for Lamar motels.  Lamar residents Pat Palmer and Chris Wilkinson […]

99 Job Seekers Attend Lamar Workforce Center Job/Resource Fair

99 Job Seekers Attend Lamar Workforce Center Job/Resource Fair

Terming the job and resource fair at the WorkForce Center in Lamar a success, Elva Macias, Labor and Employment Specialist, said the event on April 25th gave the employers an opportunity to visit with each other and network. Held at the SOS Center on East Olive Street in Lamar, 99 attendees had an opportunity to […]