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Steerman Enters Class of 2021 Plebe Summer at US Naval Academy

Steerman Enters Class of 2021 Plebe Summer at US Naval Academy

  ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Jeanette Steerman, a 2017 graduate of McClave High School in McClave Colorado, was inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2021 Thursday, June 29, and will begin six challenging weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer. Approximately 1,200 candidates are selected each year for the Academy’s “plebe” or freshman […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

    Tera Bender, board member of LPI, Lamar Partnership Inc., explained the function of the Main Street Community group and its mission in the Lamar community during the Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting on Tuesday, June 20th. LPI is a non-profit 501C4 organization which has qualified for a Main Street Community designation, and Lamar is […]

Housing Roundtable Details Future Needs Assessment Study

Housing Roundtable Details Future Needs Assessment Study

Adequate and affordable housing is a central ingredient in the economic development of Lamar and Prowers County. Although some studies have already been conducted on housing needs in the local area, an in-depth listening session which will combine group and one-on-one interviews and a printed questionnaire survey, will be conducted in southeast Colorado in July. […]

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2017

Employers in Colorado added 10,600 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,645,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 11,500 and government decreased 900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from April to May at 2.3 percent. The number […]

Granada Landfill Issues on Hold

Granada Landfill Issues on Hold

The Granada Trustees are following the ‘wait and see’ actions of other smaller Colorado communities regarding state imposed landfill regulations, to see if any solutions can be provided by several groups in the state such as Action 22, local county commissioners or Colorado Communities Incorporated.  Granada, Holly, Springfield and other small towns are stating that […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report

  Revenue from the City of Lamar sales tax declined again, posting a 3.75% drop for City Sales Tax, Use Tax and other collections, and a 3.95% drop for Sales and Use Tax collected since the start of the year. The City Sales Tax was off a fraction of a percentage point at 0.04%.  The […]

New Truck Stop Planned for Lamar

New Truck Stop Planned for Lamar

    Bill Mulligan, Vice President of Development for the franchise Pilot Flying J, said Pilot Travel Center will open their newest project in Lamar in about 100 days from the start of construction. The Center will occupy land just north of Avenida Colonia and to the east of Highway 50. The Lamar City Council […]

Local Representation at Las Vegas Business Convention

Local Representation at Las Vegas Business Convention

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, and Eric Depperschmidt, the Executive Director of Prowers Economic Prosperity, represented Lamar and Prowers County at the International Council of Shopping Centers Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada held May 21-24. Cue recapped their mission at the convention, attempting to attract retail businesses to Lamar and business development to […]

Nursing Home Proposal Presented to PEP Board

Nursing Home Proposal Presented to PEP Board

Jillane Hixson, Prowers County resident, represented her group for Sage Brush Meadows, Inc. to the Prowers Economic Prosperity board in their goal to develop a new nursing home in the Lamar area. She addressed the PEP members, Tuesday, June 6th, accompanied by Brad Semmens and Jay Brooke.  The concept of a new nursing home has […]

Attorney General Coffman Holds Listening Tour Meeting for Prowers County

Attorney General Coffman Holds Listening Tour Meeting for Prowers County

    Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman spent the majority of her day, Tuesday, May 23rd at the Prowers County Annex in Lamar, holding a series of listening sessions that began with local, elected officials and continued through the day with such topics as farming/ranching, a sex assault program at Lamar Community College and efforts […]

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2017

Employers in Colorado added 1,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from March to April for a total of 2,635,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 3,600 and government decreased 1,800. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three-tenths of a percentage point in April to 2.3 percent. […]