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Hickenlooper Town Hall Focuses on State Economy and Rural Growth Issues

Hickenlooper Town Hall Focuses on State Economy and Rural Growth Issues

Governor Hickenlooper’s last town hall meeting in Lamar was in September, 2015 and the format for his April 19th meeting held at Lamar Community College was unchanged.  Accompanied by several members of the state cabinet, Hickenlooper first addressed the audience at the LCC Wellness Center on relevant issues for Colorado residents before his cabinet briefed […]

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 […]

LCC Hosting Sexual Assault Awareness Month Project

LCC Hosting Sexual Assault Awareness Month Project

(Lamar, Colorado; April 17, 2017) In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Lamar Community College participated in the Clothesline Project, an event intended to raise awareness for violence against women.  The Clothesline Project is a visual display of T-shirts that bears witness to sexual and domestic violence.  Each shirt is decorated by a survivor or […]

HOPE Center Plans for Spring Activities

HOPE Center Plans for Spring Activities

  HOPE Coalition members discussed events surrounding former Bronco Super Bowl Star, Vance Johnson’s attendance at a number of planned in events in Lamar on Thursday, April 27th.  Johnson, one of the Three Amigos, spends time leading motivational seminars which focus on various forms of addiction, from alcohol to drugs and the best means of […]

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. […]

CSP Investigates Three Vehicle Crash, Fatality in Kiowa County

CSP Investigates Three Vehicle Crash, Fatality in Kiowa County

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a three-vehicle crash, which resulted in a single fatality. The crash occurred on April 13, 2017 at 2342 hours, on Colorado Highway 287 near milepost 122, in Kiowa County.  A 2015 Dodge Ram Pickup was traveling southbound on Colorado Highway 287 when the Dodge passed a 2005 Peterbilt, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Local VA Needs Volunteer Drivers

Local VA Needs Volunteer Drivers

The Prowers County Veterans’ Administration office helps veterans get to their out-of-town medical appointments using four vans and volunteer drivers. Gary Harbert, the county’s Veteran’s Service Officer recently noted the need for some additional drivers. “We transport veterans for their appointments to Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Denver, Monday through Friday,” he explained, adding that the […]

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 […]