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Public Invited to Join in the 1846 Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Fort

Public Invited to Join in the 1846 Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Fort

  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 1, and continuing throughout the day on Saturday, December 2. The event begins with candlelight tours starting at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 1. Groups are led by lantern light through the rooms of the fort […]

HOPE Center Receives Good News for Bicycle Plans

HOPE Center Receives Good News for Bicycle Plans

    Members of the HOPE Coalition held their final meeting of the year at the Lincoln School for an update on student activities and developing plans for increased bicycling opportunities in the community. Coalition member, Byron Long, circulated an informational email to members recently, detailing donations from QBP Bikes and Park Tools. He said […]

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

A series of outdoor related projects are expected to move forward once the grants have been finalized, according to Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Department Director. Akers briefed the Lamar City Council Monday, November 13th on the status of the Lamar Loop and the GoCO Inspire grant which will help fund three different projects […]

New Route for Lamar Chamber’s Parade of Lights

New Route for Lamar Chamber’s Parade of Lights

Due to highway construction along Main Street in Lamar, the Chamber of Commerce has decided on a new route for this year’s Parade of Lights for Friday, December 1st. This year’s theme is, “Enchanted Christmas”.  All entries will line up at the Lamar Municipal Swimming Pool by 5pm for judging with prizes awarded in Luv […]

Lodging Panel Seeking New Membership

Lodging Panel Seeking New Membership

There were no new applications for funding on the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel for their monthly meeting on November 14th.  Discussion did focus on replacement members as Panel President, Pat Palmer, submitted his resignation from the board which will be effective at the end of this year.  Palmer, who has been president for several […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenues Take a Jump

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenues Take a Jump

    Somebody has been spending money. The September Sales and Use Tax collections, collected in October, show an 18% hike for a $51,785 gain over last year at this same time.  Collections for 2016 were $287,753 and for 2017 at $339,538.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections posted a similar jump at 20.29% for […]

PEP Board Meets in Holly, Talks Focus on Hotel Development and Port of Entry Regulations

PEP Board Meets in Holly, Talks Focus on Hotel Development and Port of Entry Regulations

  Prowers Economic Prosperity board members held their monthly meeting at the Catholic Hall in Holly this month, part of their community outreach program to bring their meetings to other communities in the county. Over 30 persons were on hand for economic and business updates from PEP Executive Director, Eric Depperschmidt and Rick Robbins, Board […]

Charles Goodnight, His Life and Legacy

Charles Goodnight, His Life and Legacy

      The Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will feature a presentation on Charles Goodnight, his life and legacy, on Saturday, November 11. The meeting will be held at the J. W. Rawlings Heritage Center located at 560 Bent Avenue, Las Animas, CO. Prior to the presentation members will hold […]

FLTI Volunteers are Providing a Thanksgiving Community Connection

FLTI Volunteers are Providing a Thanksgiving Community Connection

Maria Gutierrez of Lamar had been imagining a project for a community lunch in Lamar for some time. Her involvement with the Family Leaders Training Institute through the Big Timbers Alliance for the past several years put that idea to work, developing last year’s Lamar Community Thanksgiving, held at the Lincoln School, HOPE Center last […]

CDOT Urging Drivers to Prepare for winter

CDOT Urging Drivers to Prepare for winter

  DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is gearing up to battle adverse conditions this winter and encouraging drivers to do the same. “Just as we get ready for the winter months ahead, we’re recommending that drivers do the same, such as ensuring their vehicle is properly winterized, including making sure that they […]

Community Christmas Tree for Holly, Trustees Review Sheriff Contract

Community Christmas Tree for Holly, Trustees Review Sheriff Contract

    Holly, known as the Christmas City in Colorado, will have a fourteen foot tall Christmas tree in place at the flagpole on Main Street this year. Jennifer Holdren described the proposal for the Holly Trustees during their regular monthly meeting this past Wednesday, November 1st.  “The Holly Pride Committee has available funds to […]

Main Street Construction Progress Report

Main Street Construction Progress Report

  ACC Mountain West is concurrently working on Phases l & lll on the US Highway 287 reconstruction project through Main Street Lamar. The work consists of installation of a new waterline system, storm drainage system and concrete paving between Park Street and Canal Road. Phase l, located between Park and Oak Streets will maintain […]

Council Takes Steps to Help Eradicate Blight Downtown

Council Takes Steps to Help Eradicate Blight Downtown

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority is working to alleviate blight, generally known as Brownfield, in commercial areas of the city. The Authority approved an application for an EPA Brownfield assessment grant which will review environmental conditions of public or private properties.  The funds will be used to hire Ayres Associates which will conduct the study […]

Community Strategies Institute (Part 3) : Rental and Housing Recommendations

Community Strategies Institute (Part 3) : Rental and Housing Recommendations

  As part of their study of the housing market in southeast Colorado’s six counties, Community Strategies Institute, (CSI) conducted a comprehensive of the demographics of the region. The study viewed each of the six counties with regard to the number of available units for rent or for sale, wages and income of residents, earning […]

Housing Assessment Information for Southeast Colorado, Part Two

Housing Assessment Information for Southeast Colorado, Part Two

  This article offers additional information on the quality of the housing market in southeast Colorado, a housing needs assessment report prepared for SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development by the Communities Strategies Institute. The assessment pulled data from various sources, ranging from the U.S. Census and economic development organizations, to statistics provided by realtors, lenders, […]