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Statement from the Lamar Education Association RE: the Colorado Teacher Walkout

Statement from the Lamar Education Association RE: the Colorado Teacher Walkout

    LAMAR, CO, April 15, 2018 On Monday, April 16, hundreds of teachers across Colorado will leave their classrooms to march at the State Capitol for education reform. While the Lamar Education Association (LEA) supports these teachers, LEA will not be joining their colleagues in Denver. LEA members will be wearing red shirts to […]

Leiker New Holly Trustee

Leiker New Holly Trustee

  Aaron Leiker took his oath of office as the newest Holly Trustee during the board’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 11th.  The meeting was delayed one week from the usual first Wednesday, as the voting tallies needed to be authenticated by Megan Jara, Town Clerk.  Mayor Tony Garcia received his oath of office as […]

Holly Trustees Consider a Transfer Station in Lieu of a Landfill

Holly Trustees Consider a Transfer Station in Lieu of a Landfill

    The Holly Trustees are investigating the finances and intricacies of developing a transfer station for the town instead of continuing with the current landfill. The decisions are primarily financially motivated.  A recent preliminary cost analysis estimates full compliance with the CDPHE landfill enforcement order could run as high as $795,943 which includes a […]

Marquez New Granada Trustee, More Landfill Discussions

Marquez New Granada Trustee, More Landfill Discussions

    Traegon Marquez took his oath of office as a Granada Trustee, April 11th, replacing Carrie Esquibel in that position.  A municipal election was held on April 3rd.  Returning Trustees included Pete Hernandez, Andria Riddle and Argie Thrall, with Mayor Glenn Otto also receiving his oath of office for a new term.  The Trustees […]

New Business Filings Show Growth in Colorado

New Business Filings Show Growth in Colorado

  DENVER, April 12, 2018 — New business filings in Colorado increased 32 percent this quarter compared to last quarter, according to the latest report analyzing Colorado Secretary of State data. Over the 12 months ending March 31, a total of 120,870 new business filings were recorded with the Secretary of State’s office. In the […]

High Fire Danger/Hazardous Weather Outlook - National Weather Service Pueblo, CO

High Fire Danger/Hazardous Weather Outlook – National Weather Service Pueblo, CO

  Critical fire weather conditions will spread across much of southern Colorado today and Thursday as strong winds move into the region.  Please avoid any activities that could start a wildfire!! 0453 AM MDT Wed Apr 11 2018 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central…east central…south central and southeast Colorado. DAY ONE…Today 4/11/18 and […]

City of Lamar Enjoys a Continuing Sales Tax Revenue Increase

City of Lamar Enjoys a Continuing Sales Tax Revenue Increase

  The February 2018 Revenue Report for the City of Lamar shows collections for Sales and Use Tax increased 11.05% over this same time last year. City Sales Tax was up 12.15% for a $28,052 gain over February 2017 and Use Tax was up a slight 1.85% over last year.  Combined, that makes for a […]

Utility Board Notes Increase for Power for Irrigation Uses

Utility Board Notes Increase for Power for Irrigation Uses

    The Lamar Utility Board approved a five year irrigation contract with John Sutphin IV for power for a 60 horsepower irrigation pump. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh explained this is a standard contract in which Sutphin will be charged $10 per horsepower, resulting in a minimum yearly charge of $600 and an $18 […]

Development Plans for Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home Moving Forward

Development Plans for Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home Moving Forward

  Jay Brooke, representing the proposed Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home, provided an update on the progress being made to the development of the facility, which will be located just south of Lamar along Highway 287 and north of Spreading Antlers Golf Course. The plans call for a comprehensive long-term and innovative skilled care facility, […]

Rink Receives Honorary Cattlemen’s Award

Rink Receives Honorary Cattlemen’s Award

LA JUNTA – Milton Rink was honored during the annual Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association banquet April 7th at Inspiration Field in La Junta. Rink, of Bristol, was selected as the association’s prestigious Honorary Life Member Award recipient. Rink is a third-generation farmer/rancher. He served as Sand & Sage Fair beef superintendent and on […]

Redevelopment Authority Postpones Action on Two Construction Requests

Redevelopment Authority Postpones Action on Two Construction Requests

  The City of Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board postponed any reimbursements for construction costs for two development incentive applications for businesses at 411 South Main Street and the other at 1202 North Main Street during their regular meeting on Monday, April 9th.  The presentations were made by Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director. The application […]

LCC Hosts Nearly 800 for FFA Career Development

LCC Hosts Nearly 800 for FFA Career Development

  (Lamar, Colorado; April 9, 2018) On Wednesday, April 4, Lamar Community College welcomed nearly 800 high school students to campus for the FFA Career Development Day, the largest crowd yet for the event. 780 FFA members from 42 schools throughout Colorado and Oklahoma attended and competed in a range of events. Greg Cash, LCC […]

Crampton Surpasses 1000 Career Wins at LCC

Crampton Surpasses 1000 Career Wins at LCC

(Lamar, Colorado; April 9, 2018) Veteran Lamar Community College Baseball coach Scott Crampton reached a big milestone over the weekend, winning the 1000th game of his coaching career. On Sunday, Runnin’ Lopes Baseball hosted a doubleheader with Otero Junior College at Merchants’ Park. The Lopes won the first game 4-1, to earn the 1000th win, […]

Volunteer for the Lamar City-Wide Clean-Up Day Set for April 28

Volunteer for the Lamar City-Wide Clean-Up Day Set for April 28

  The Annual Spring City-Wide Clean-Up Day has been set for Saturday, April 28 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. […]

Election Information: for Unaffiliated Voters

Election Information: for Unaffiliated Voters

      If you want to change your political party affiliation or withdraw from your party the last day to make those changes is May 29, 2018 providing you want to vote in a different party’s primary election. After said date whatever party you are affiliated with is the ballot you will get in […]