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Building Permit Fees and Bridge Maintenance Issues Brought to Lamar City Council’s Attention

Building Permit Fees and Bridge Maintenance Issues Brought to Lamar City Council’s Attention

Two issues came before the Lamar City Council during the portion of the meeting which allows comments from the public on matters not listed on the agenda. Ed Jones, farmer/rancher, who lives in the county, asked the council about the pricing for  building permits issued by the city and the impact that has on the county. […]

Canyons & Plains 2016 Annual Report

Canyons & Plains 2016 Annual Report

Canyons & Plains-2016 Annual Report-Mission Statement Canyons and Plains’ mission is to grow a vibrant Southeast Colorado heritage economy by promoting our attractions and increasing the visibility of the region. The board of directors is as follows: President Chad Hart, Vice President Pat Palmer, Treasurer Pam Denahy, Secretary Carla Scranton, directors – Alexa Roberts, Richard […]

2016 Year in Review--November & December

2016 Year in Review–November & December

NOVEMBER City Projects Move Ahead The Lamar City Council acknowledged that the construction bid for the Pocket Park came in higher than anticipated, but decided to start work on the more affordable portions of the conversion and seek grants to pay for the balance of the costs next year. The project was estimated by the […]

Granada Trustees Approve Donation of Building to Camp Amache

Granada Trustees Approve Donation of Building to Camp Amache

John Hopper, of the Amache Preservation Society, approached the Granada Trustees with a request to relocate an historic building from the Camp Amache Detention Center from the town park back to the Amache site. Hopper said he has a pending grant from the National Park Service, but only a week or so to use it […]

Council Approves Ambulance Fee Rate Hikes

Council Approves Ambulance Fee Rate Hikes

In an attempt to shore up the city’s balance regarding unpaid bills for ambulance service, the Lamar City Council approved rate increases for seven different levels of service. Lamar Fire Chief Jeremy Burkhart listed the current fees, the suggested range of increases considered by the council and the final fee schedule. Current Fee Proposed Rates […]

SAGE Nutrition is in Desperate Need of ‘Meals on Wheels’ Volunteer Drivers.

SAGE Nutrition is in Desperate Need of ‘Meals on Wheels’ Volunteer Drivers.

The number of volunteer drivers for ‘Meals on Wheels’ deliveries in the Lamar area has been dramatically reduced and replacement volunteers are needed. Darren Glover, Operations Director for Prowers Area Transit and Diane Williams, Director of the Lamar SAGE program at the Lamar SOS Center said the lack of drivers will greatly impact senior citizens […]

Bent’s Fort Celebrates Holidays, 1840s-Style

Bent’s Fort Celebrates Holidays, 1840s-Style

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 2 and continuing all through the day on Saturday, December 3. Events begin with guided candlelight tours through the fort starting at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 2.  Groups depart at 15 minute intervals and are led […]

ARPA Wins Jury Trial Against Boiler Manufacturer

ARPA Wins Jury Trial Against Boiler Manufacturer

ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, won a $4.2 million verdict against boiler manufacturer Babcock and Wilcox in U.S. District Court in Denver on Monday, November 21st.  Rick Rigel, ARPA General Manager said, “The eight person jury verdict confirms what we have maintained all along about the boiler; it was not efficient with regard to EPA standards […]

18th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk

18th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run/Walk

The 18th Annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run begins at 7:00 am Thursday, November 24, 2016, at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. The run/walk is an annual event sponsored by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming, and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes (Oklahoma) to honor the […]

Thanksgiving DUI Enforcement Begins

Thanksgiving DUI Enforcement Begins

  STATEWIDE — As Thanksgiving motorists flock Colorado roads to celebrate with friends and family, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies will ramp up enforcement efforts to protect the public and keep Colorado roads safe. The effort is part of the ongoing The Heat Is […]

Local Veterans are Honored

Local Veterans are Honored

The Lamar Eagles and Elks Lodges paid their individual respects to area veterans with complimentary meals for all who served in the armed forces on Friday, November 11th.  Veteran’s Day, which in the past was known as Armistice Day, celebrated the signing of a peace treaty decades ago at the end of World War 1.  […]

County Seeks $1M Grant for Courthouse Repairs

County Seeks $1M Grant for Courthouse Repairs

The Prowers County Courthouse, constructed and dedicated in 1929, is in need of at least $1M in upgrades. The Prowers County Commissioners have applied for a grant to cover the costs of the comprehensive project which includes a new HVAC system, complete replacement of the electrical infrastructure and LED lighting replacement and retrofits. The courthouse […]

Colorado VA Alerting Vets Whose Personal Information May Have Been Compromised

Colorado VA Alerting Vets Whose Personal Information May Have Been Compromised

DENVER – The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) is notifying 2130 Veterans that their personal information may have been compromised when a VA employee emailed unencrypted documents containing Protected Health Information (PHI) to their personal email account. Information at risk include the Veteran’s full name, last four digits of their social security number […]

Derelict Demolition Continues, Street Improvements are On-going

Derelict Demolition Continues, Street Improvements are On-going

Twenty-one down and five to go; that’s the tally for derelict houses being brought down in the City of Lamar so far this year. Pat Mason, City Public Works Director, provided the estimate for the Lamar City Council during a Monday night work session.  “We are continuing to work on our street and city improvement […]

LPI Moving Ahead with Fall/Winter Activities

LPI Moving Ahead with Fall/Winter Activities

  Six seats on the Lamar Partnership Incorporated board are expiring in January. Five positions are for three year terms and one person can fill an unexpired term for one year.  Angie Cue, LPI’s Executive Director said during the monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 26th, some members may opt to renew their position and additional […]