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Holiday Parties DUI Enforcement Period Begins

Holiday Parties DUI Enforcement Period Begins

    CDOT Campaign Includes Naughty or Nice List   STATEWIDE — The turkey has been carved and holiday parties are right around the corner, which means an increase in impaired drivers on Colorado roads. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies are teaming up for heightened […]

Holly Trustees Adopt 2019 Budget; Hilger Becomes Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Holly Trustees Adopt 2019 Budget; Hilger Becomes Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

    The Holly Trustees approved Ordinances 524, 525 and 526 this past Wednesday evening, December 5, 2018 adopting the town’s 2019 budget, appropriated sums of money totaling $2,463,191 and setting the mill levy as last year’s rate of 28.866.   The tax revenue from the levy is estimated at $77,448 to be used for general […]

Local Community Corrections Facility Planning 2019 Opening

Local Community Corrections Facility Planning 2019 Opening

  Doug Carrigan, CEO of ATC, Advantage Treatment Center in Sterling, Colorado, attended the 15th Judicial Community Corrections Board meeting this past Monday, December 3rd in Lamar.  The organization discussed the make-up of the screening board and the criteria which will select the residents to be housed in the corrections facility being developed at the […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Conducts Monthly Meeting in Wiley

Prowers Economic Prosperity Conducts Monthly Meeting in Wiley

    The PEP board meeting held at the community building in Wiley Tuesday, December 4th, concluded the year-long outreach program in which board members were hosted in Holly, Lamar, Granada and Wiley each quarter of the year. Eric Depperschmidt, Executive Director of the economic development group, outlined the latest progress he has made with […]

Rain Didn’t Spoil the Holiday Spirit for Parade of Lights

Rain Didn’t Spoil the Holiday Spirit for Parade of Lights

    The drizzle that began this past Friday afternoon, November 30th, became a sporadic downpour just in time for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights at 6pm. It sure didn’t diminish the audience. The parade route, South 4th Street starting from the municipal pool parking lot and ending at the Enchanted […]

Council Work Session Reviews Ambulance Service Costs , Incarceration Procedures for County Jail

Council Work Session Reviews Ambulance Service Costs , Incarceration Procedures for County Jail

  The financial obligations between the city and the county for ambulance services and incarceration in the Prowers County Jail were discussed by the Lamar City Council during their work session this past Monday, November 26th.  City Administrator, John Sutherland, outlined the areas in which future discussions with the county will be developing as background […]

Elks Raffle Adds to 9/11 Memorial Project

Elks Raffle Adds to 9/11 Memorial Project

  The Lamar Elks presented Bob Gourley with a Henry Law Enforcement Edition, .22 Caliber Rifle this past Saturday, November 10th.  Gourley was the lucky participant in the Elks raffle which began shortly after the Lodge acquired the rifle during its gun show this past March. PER, Jared Crabtree, said the Lamar Lodge donated $4,010 […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission Approves Fee Changes

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission Approves Fee Changes

    BURLINGTON, Colo. – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission voted Thursday to approve increases to hunting and fishing licenses, camping and daily and annual park pass fees. The changes to these fees are a result of the passage of Senate Bill 18-143 this spring. These approved fee increases will take effect on Jan. […]

Lamar Police - County Sheriff Investigate Car Break-ins

Lamar Police – County Sheriff Investigate Car Break-ins

    In the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 20, 2018, multiple vehicle break-ins occurred in the Lamar area as well as surrounding areas of Prowers County. The vehicles that were broken into were unlocked with the exception of one.  These cases are currently under investigation by the Lamar Police Department as well as […]

Colorado Seat Belt Use Increases to 86 Percent

Colorado Seat Belt Use Increases to 86 Percent

  State Still Below National Average of 90 Percent STATEWIDE — Last year, there were 222 unbuckled fatalities on Colorado roads — accounting for about half of the 410 total passenger vehicle deaths in the state. According to a just-released survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), seat belt usage in Colorado increased by […]

Around the Town…Yoder Plaque and Quiznos Windows

Around the Town…Yoder Plaque and Quiznos Windows

  The City of Lamar, as a show of appreciation for past donations, attached a plaque to the new stone bench seats that were constructed along East Beech Street opposite the Lamar Chamber of Commerce this past fall. Lamar residents have benefited from the $20,000 donation to the Parks and Recreation Department by the Yoder […]

Lamar Council Approves Verizon Tower Application, Discusses National Night Out Dates

Lamar Council Approves Verizon Tower Application, Discusses National Night Out Dates

  The City of Lamar received a $4,000 donation from the Burlington, Northern Santa Fe Railroad which will help defray the cost of the shade structures for the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park. This past October, City Administrator, John Sutherland, sent a letter to the regional public affairs director for BNSF requesting the funding which […]

Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat

Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat

  Prowers County Impact: 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 to be able to […]

Progress Update on Lamar’s Main Street Project

Progress Update on Lamar’s Main Street Project

    American Civil Constructors released updated information concerning roadwork on Main Street in Lamar as the third and fourth phases of the project move forward. The press release states that Phase III  and the west side of Phase IV will be completed within the month of November and move on the east side of Phase IV which […]

Bad Weather Driving…Some Call it Ski Season

Bad Weather Driving…Some Call it Ski Season

  It’s that time of year again, which means snow storms are on the horizon. Bad weather isn’t all that bad, because with it comes all of the fun activities we like to do in Colorado such as skiing, sledding, skiing, hiking, and skiing/snowboarders. I joke about the ski season, but when we see a […]