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Colorado Association of Conservation Districts Present Award from D&D Farm Products from Prowers County

Colorado Association of Conservation Districts Present Award from D&D Farm Products from Prowers County

  Colorado Association of Conservation Districts Awarded America’s Farmers Grow Communities Donation from Don McBee of D&D Farm Products, Inc. of Prowers County Each year, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program partners with local farmers to provide grants to local nonprofits. Grow Communities, which is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, provides farmers the opportunity to […]

The Bugs Have Found a Home

The Bugs Have Found a Home

    After over a year, several larger-than-life bugs, created through the efforts of local artist/sculpture Jeremy Cooper and students from One Step Up at the HOPE Center at Lincoln School in Lamar, have finally found their home in Willow Creek Park. Two or three of the unique creations dot the landscape surrounding the skate […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part Two

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part Two

        (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more.  This […]

Lamar Middle School Students Explore the Heavens and Earth

Lamar Middle School Students Explore the Heavens and Earth

  Passers-by noticed a unique white van at the Lamar Middle School parking lot two weeks ago. A MESO (Mobile Earth Space Observation) Vehicle, equipped with several telescopes and other scientific equipment, has been offering several science projects and studies for the students during their visit. Headquartered at the National Space Science and Technology Institute in […]

Council Reviews Budget Expenditures/Income Potential for Ambulance Services

Council Reviews Budget Expenditures/Income Potential for Ambulance Services

    The Lamar City Council, City Treasurer Kristin McCrea and City Administrator John Sutherland discussed Ballot Issue 1A, the .025 percent county sales tax which is on this year’s November 6th general election, during their October 22nd meeting. The discussion stemmed from other economic issues as well as the council’s vote to support the […]

9/11 Tribute Miniature Memorials are Now Available

9/11 Tribute Miniature Memorials are Now Available

    This Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Memorial miniature is now available to the public for purchase. These are a representation of the larger memorial sculpture which will be erected at the permanent memorial Tribute site at the Big Timbers Museum on Highway 287 just north of Lamar.  Funding from the sale of the miniatures will […]

After today, don't mail in your ballots

After today, don’t mail in your ballots

  DENVER, Oct. 29, 2018 — After today, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is urging voters after today to drop off their ballots at a voting center or 24-hour drop box. That’s because postmarks don’t count — ballots must be in the hands of an election official by 7 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 6. […]

Active Playground Concepts Displayed for Future Construction

Active Playground Concepts Displayed for Future Construction

  A display of simple playground equipment was hosted by Radian and Lamar Parks and Recreation this past Saturday, October 27th east of the ballfields near Savage Avenue. The equipment, according to Rachel Hultin of Radian Company, was designed from ideas contributed during the Lamar community’s “Inspired Play” from this past August during the grand […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part One

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part One

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today (October 26, 2018) released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In […]

Free Presentation on the Causes of the Sand Creek Massacre

Free Presentation on the Causes of the Sand Creek Massacre

  “I tell you, Ned, it was hard to see little children on their knees have their brains beat out by men professing to be civilized.” So wrote Captain Silas S. Soule in 1864, shortly after the national tragedy known as the Sand Creek Massacre. Two hundred and thirty souls – Cheyenne and Arapaho men, […]

Livestock Slaughter - September 2018

Livestock Slaughter – September 2018

  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.19 billion pounds in September, down 5 percent from the 4.41 billion pounds produced in September 2017. Beef production, at 2.16 billion pounds, was 3 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.62 million head, down 3 percent from September 2017. […]

Successful Evening for Moonlight Madness, More Halloween to Come

Successful Evening for Moonlight Madness, More Halloween to Come

    A warm October evening and a variety of new presentations helped bring a large gathering to downtown Lamar for the annual Retail Merchants, Moonlight Madness, Thursday, October 25th.  This year’s theme was ‘Dancing with the Stars’. The Shore Arts Center Pocket Park was filled with relatives and attendees who watched several dance routines […]

Lamar Police Conduct Multiple Drug Arrests

Lamar Police Conduct Multiple Drug Arrests

During the past week, officers from the Lamar Police Department have executed multiple search warrants in relation to the distribution and possession of illegal narcotics. During the course of the investigations, officers have seized heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, and prescription medications.  Officers made multiple arrests during the course of the investigations. Kyle Monson, 25, of Lamar […]

Lamar Rotary Honors Local Citizens for Vocation Recognition Month

Lamar Rotary Honors Local Citizens for Vocation Recognition Month

    Four Lamar residents were recently recognized for their contribution to their community by the Lamar Rotary as part of their Vocation Recognition program during October. The four were Dr. Gino Figlio, pediatrician at High Plains Community Health Center for health care, Ron Cook, Prowers County Commissioner for community service, the Emick Family for […]

Customers Discuss Net Metering Policy with Utility Board

Customers Discuss Net Metering Policy with Utility Board

  The majority of the October 23rd Utility Board meeting was spent meeting with about a dozen Lamar Light and Power customers who use solar power to help off-set the costs of their bills from the Light Plant.  Ryan Sneller addressed the board members with a general question from the group regarding the rate structure […]