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Council Discusses Lamar Housing Status - Growth Potential

Council Discusses Lamar Housing Status – Growth Potential

    The Lamar City Council opened discussions on developing construction for new houses in the city during their January 7th work session.  Available and affordable housing has a direct bearing on business development in Lamar, a point of discussion that has been addressed on numerable occasions by a variety of municipal and civic organizations […]

CDA Announces Colorado’s 2018 CDA-Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

CDA Announces Colorado’s 2018 CDA-Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

    January 7, 2019  BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that six industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the 2018 statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the members of the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.” […]

Shore Arts Pocket Park Project Completed with New Shade Structures

Shore Arts Pocket Park Project Completed with New Shade Structures

  2019 began with the finalization of the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park project, the three large umbrella-type coverings that will offer shade protection from the sun and the elements for future visitors. The last segment of the project was completed on Friday, January 4th.   The Lamar City Council had approved the purchase earlier […]

NWS 2018 Annual Climate Summary

NWS 2018 Annual Climate Summary

  2017 Offered More Moisture in S.E. Colorado   New Year’s Day of 2018 started out on the chilly side, especially across southeastern Colorado, however the rest of January of 2018 was mainly warm and dry across much of South Central and Southeast Colorado. A few weather systems and associated cold fronts did move across […]

Bent County SO and CBI Investigate Homicide

Bent County SO and CBI Investigate Homicide

        (January 3, 2018—CBI—Pueblo, CO)—The Bent County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), is investigating the alleged homicide of a Las Animas man on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Bent County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 400 block of Locust Avenue in Las […]

Holly Trustees Receive ARPA Update

Holly Trustees Receive ARPA Update

    Rick Rigel, General Manager of the Arkansas River Power Authority, (ARPA) briefed the Holly Trustees on the organization’s latest efforts for negotiating a bond sale to Tri State G & T during the Trustees’ first meeting of 2019, held this past Wednesday, January 2nd. “It’s been almost a year since ARPA and Tri-State […]

Holly Commercial Club Anticipates News for 2019 ‘Pedal the Plains’ Event

Holly Commercial Club Anticipates News for 2019 ‘Pedal the Plains’ Event

  Holly is unofficially one of three communities in southeast Colorado that will be included in the annual Pedal the Plains bike-riding event that is set this year for September 13-15th.  The specific announcement about this year’s course, that involves an estimated 1,000 bike riders, will be held on January 19th in Denver.  Lamar was […]

2018 Year in Review - December

2018 Year in Review – December

    Reductions in Lamar Light Plant Electric Bills Coming in 2019 The Lamar Utilities Board took two steps during their final meet of the year, December 11th, to reduce utility rates to electricity customers.   Board members approved Resolution 18-12-03, adopting a modification to the Charter Appropriation Adjustment Tariff and approved a 2019 Electric Cost […]

2018 Year in Review - November

2018 Year in Review – November

      Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat 4,002 votes were cast on November 6th concerning Prowers County Ballot Issue 1A, a proposed county tax increase to generate additional revenues for the ambulance service in and around Prowers County. The measure was defeated 2,102 against to 1,900 in favor.  Had it passed, it was estimated […]

2018 Year in Review October

2018 Year in Review October

      New K9 on Patrol in Lamar Spark, the latest addition to the Lamar Police Department, has been on the job with her handler, Officer Thomas Campbell since the beginning of the month. She’s identified drug contraband as recently as the 15th of this month during a search. Spark is a two year […]

PATS Serves as New Year’s Designated Driver for 2019

PATS Serves as New Year’s Designated Driver for 2019

  108 area residents made use of the Prowers Area Transit (PATS) services this past New Year’s Eve, according to Darren Glover, PATS Operations Director for the 20 year old transportation facility serving Prowers County and Lamar. “The numbers were off a little this year, probably due to the extreme cold temperatures and the snowfall […]

Deadline Approaching for Chamber Citizen of the Year Nominations

Deadline Approaching for Chamber Citizen of the Year Nominations

    Friday, January 11th, is the deadline for submitting a nomination form or letter for the ‘Citizen of the Year’ Award which will be presented during the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s 98th annual banquet, Wednesday, January 30th, at the Lamar Eagles Lodge.  They should be returned to the offices at 109A East Beech Street […]

Two Dozen Brave the Elements on First Day

Two Dozen Brave the Elements on First Day

      The annual Lamar Recreation Department hosted 24 hearty souls for the January 1st Polar Bear Pedal, a combination Bike-ride/Walk to commemorate the New Year.  It was 14 degrees and somewhat breezy and the day was still cold from the end-of-the-year snowfall that graced portions of Prowers County on the final night of […]

2018 Year in Review SEPTEMBER

2018 Year in Review SEPTEMBER

      Future of LRP Coal Domes Explored The two coal storage domes, an integral part of the Lamar Repowering Project, have sat empty and idle for several years north of East Maple Street. Per a settlement agreement, the City of Lamar owns them and they have been offered for sale.  City Administrator, John […]

2018 Year in Review AUGUST

2018 Year in Review AUGUST

      Wheels Park Officially Opens Few recent developments in the City of Lamar have been put to so much continued good use as the skateboard park in Willow Creek Park.   The park, in the northeast end of Willow Creek Park, has been in use for the past month since the basic construction was […]