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New Soccer Field for Savage Teams

New Soccer Field for Savage Teams

For the past several years, since soccer became a sport for Lamar High School, the teams made use of the field along Yucca Street in Lamar, just north of the school complex. Prior to that it had been used as a football practice field and needed some polish to bring it up to standards.  Yucca […]

Shore Arts Center Park Grand Opening, Hold the Rain

Shore Arts Center Park Grand Opening, Hold the Rain

Southeast Colorado residents are ready for anything, especially weather on the move. That was the case for the Grand Opening of the Shore Arts Center Park in downtown Lamar this past Thursday evening, July 13th. The festivities began at 6pm with residents viewing the complete make-over of what had been just a gravel parking lot […]

Lamar Might Become Landfill Hub

Lamar Might Become Landfill Hub

  Once a week the City of Lamar’s garbage trucks collect your trash from the container in your street or alley and once a month you get a bill in the mail for services rendered. It’s been less than a financial break-even situation for the city’s sanitation department. As explained in the work session held […]

Granada Landfill Facing October Deadline

Granada Landfill Facing October Deadline

    The Granada Trustees were provided with a brief update on the legislative side of their landfill problem by Prowers County Commissioner, Tom Grasmick, during their monthly meeting, July 12th.  The state’s health department, CDPHE, has given the community until October to make the required changes to the way the landfill is operated, measures […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]