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Lamar City Council Briefed on Summer Car/Music Event for Downtown

Lamar City Council Briefed on Summer Car/Music Event for Downtown

  August 17-18 has been selected to showcase Prowers Partners for Progress ‘DCCE’, Downtown Custom and Classic Expo, a car show what will be held in Lamar. Originators, Chris Duffy and Trevor La Cost briefed the council on what the show will offer.  Their website reads, “The DCCE is a large outdoor car show and […]

Lack of Snow Reduces Expected Water Availability for Lower Arkansas

Lack of Snow Reduces Expected Water Availability for Lower Arkansas

  The National Weather Service (NWS) continues to monitor the accumulation of snow in the Arkansas and Rio Grande river basins. The amount of water contained in the snowpack is measured in Snow-Water Equivalent (SWE). This is basically a translation of how much water would be produced by melting all the snow.  The primary source […]

After Prom Committee Benefits from Donation

After Prom Committee Benefits from Donation

    “The Lamar High School Junior Class Parents After Prom Committee would like to thank Farmers County Market for donating a $250 beef bundle as a fundraiser. The winner was Shaina Herrera.  Thank you to everyone who participated.” Thank you! Blessings… Christa Melgoza

Colorado Traffic Fatalities up 29 Percent Since 2014

Colorado Traffic Fatalities up 29 Percent Since 2014

211 Unbelted People Died in Crashes STATEWIDE — Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicates that traffic fatalities rose 29 percent since 2014 when 488 traffic fatalities were recorded. In 2017 there were 630 traffic fatalities in Colorado, up 4% from 2016 when 608 people died.  This includes pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – 1055 AM MST Friday, Jan 26, 2018 After a relatively wet late Summer and early Fall, especially across southeastern Colorado, a very warm and dry late Fall and early Winter has allowed for moderate to severe drought conditions to develop and expand across much of the area. With that said, the […]

City Gets Briefed on ARPA Bond Reduction Plan

City Gets Briefed on ARPA Bond Reduction Plan

  Now that the litigation between the City of Lamar and ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, has been settled, ARPA is looking for a means to reduce the size of the $140M in outstanding construction bonds for the Lamar Repowering Project. ARPA General Manager, Rick Rigel, explained the process ARPA is considering to the Lamar […]

Nieschburg Details Goals of Big Timbers Community Alliance for Commissioners

Nieschburg Details Goals of Big Timbers Community Alliance for Commissioners

    Emily Nieschburg, Executive Director of Big Timbers Community Alliance, told the Prowers County Commissioners that based on several community surveys and statewide health reports, the Alliance wants to focus on four specific goals for health improvement for local residents. “We found there are common themes of interest in our communities,” she explained during […]

Preliminary Construction Work Starts on 9/11 Memorial

Preliminary Construction Work Starts on 9/11 Memorial

  Earth-moving equipment is beginning to lay the foundation for the planned 9/11 Memorial at the Big Timbers Museum site. 9/11 Tribute organizer, Doug Harbour brought the Prowers Commissioners up to date on the next steps for the construction plans. “We’re expecting some road base to arrive to top off what’s already been spread around […]

Made for the Shade

Made for the Shade

    A new shade pavilion at North Gateway Park has been installed, funded from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, ‘Fishing for Fun’ program. “The pavilion was installed January 4th and 5th,” said Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Director, adding, “It measures 20 by 44 feet and was erected just south of the rest […]

New Lodging Panel Board Members for 2018

New Lodging Panel Board Members for 2018

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel held their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, January 16th with three new board members at a new, interim location. Kay Hainer, Valerie Baldwin and Craig Brooks were appointed to the Panel by the Prowers County Commissioners, filling three vacancies. New officers were also elected with Jane […]

Partners for HOPE Benefits from Donations

Partners for HOPE Benefits from Donations

The Partners for HOPE received approximately $31,000 in donations from various local contributors and state and national organizations in December, according to HOPE Executive Director, Lori Hammer. She offered thanks to those persons whose contributions ranged from $5,000 to $100 to help maintain activities at the youth center at Lincoln School on North 10th Street […]

Always Time for Toys

Always Time for Toys

    The Prowers County Farm Bureau hosted their annual Toy Show at the Lamar Elks Lodge this past Saturday, January 13th.  The annual event runs from 9am to 3pm and allows toy collectors to display and sell their memorabilia and offer some brand new creations to the world of toys. Don McBee from the […]

LCC Hosting Meeting on Willow Creek Nature Trail

LCC Hosting Meeting on Willow Creek Nature Trail

    (Lamar, Colorado; January 12, 2018) On Thursday, January 25, Lamar Community College will be hosting a stakeholder planning meeting regarding improvements to a portion of the Willow Creek Nature Trail that sits on its property. The meeting will be held from 5:30-7:00pm in the Large Lecture Hall of LCC’s Bowman Building; all in […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT - January 2018

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – January 2018

  National Weather Service National Weather Service Pueblo Co – 730 PM MST  January 11, 2018  …Moderate to Severe Drought expands across Southern Colorado…  SYNOPSIS… After a relatively wet late Summer and early Fall, especially across southeastern Colorado, a very warm and dry late Fall and early Winter has brought on moderate to severe drought […]

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 3rd Annual Photography Contest!

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 3rd Annual Photography Contest!

  LAMAR, Colo. (December 29, 2017) – Make your New Year’s resolution – Photography! The High Plains Snow Goose Festival in partnership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Southeast Colorado Arts Council is sponsoring its 3rd annual photography contest and is seeking entries that will feature Southeast Colorado. Entries are […]