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Lamar Council Notes Pedal the Plains Attendance Size, Sets Administrator Recruitment in Motion

Lamar Council Notes Pedal the Plains Attendance Size, Sets Administrator Recruitment in Motion

  The bikes are coming, and with them and their riders presenting the need for parking space in Lamar during the Pedal the Plains event September 13-15th. The organizing group received council permission to expand the originally approved parking area for RV’s for overnight camping on Park Street.  Because of increased reservations, the organizers are […]

Lodging Tax Panel Meeting with County over Funding Changes

Lodging Tax Panel Meeting with County over Funding Changes

    While continuing to provide funding for mostly annual events in Prowers County, the Lodging Tax Panel is seeking a ruling from the county on developing a different marketing outlet for promoting tourism for the county at large.   The idea has received lengthier considerations over the past year in an effort to drive […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

    STATEWIDE — As of Monday, July 15, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies will begin a week-long Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period focusing on rural areas of Colorado. The enforcement period will run through Sunday, July 21. In 2018, five […]

CSP Trooper Tips: Motorcycle Safety by Trooper Gary Cutler

CSP Trooper Tips: Motorcycle Safety by Trooper Gary Cutler

  According to the meteorologists it is now officially summer. So that means there will be a lot more motorcycles on our roadways.  So that is this month’s topic. I was a motor officer for the State Patrol for 11 years, so I have a few insights when dealing with this topic.  No matter what […]

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

      The public is invited to join the inhabitants of Bent’s Old Fort on Thursday, July 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2019 Frontier Fourth Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s. The victory over the […]

Guided Tour at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site

Guided Tour at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site

  On Saturday June 29, Park Guide Teri Jobe will present a free guided tour at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. The 90-minute tour will begin promptly at 10 am at the lower parking area, and will follow the Monument Hill Trail, a distance of a half mile, before concluding at the Monument Hill […]

Railroad Trestle Permanently Off-limits to Public at John Martin Reservoir SWA

Railroad Trestle Permanently Off-limits to Public at John Martin Reservoir SWA

  HASTY, Colo. – Restrictions on public access to the railroad trestle bridge in the John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area will be strictly enforced after a recent near-tragedy involving a passenger train and two anglers.  Effective immediately, the public is barred from any access to the railroad trestle bridge by the BNSF Railway Police. […]

City of Lamar Received Award for Wheels Park

City of Lamar Received Award for Wheels Park

  STARBURST AWARDS 2019 DENVER June 17, 2019 – Lamar residents really know how to use their pedal power. The City of Lamar will receive a Colorado Lottery Starburst Award for building Lamar Wheels Park bike and skate park. The award will be presented at Willow Creek Park on Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. […]

Nice Touch for Downtown

Nice Touch for Downtown

  It didn’t take long for the new decorative flower pots to grace the Lamar downtown business district once the CDOT TAP grant letter was received by the City of Lamar this past Monday, June 10th. Angie Cue, Downtown Development Director, informed the council during their regular meeting, that the long-awaited funds-release letter had been […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Receives $5,696 to Improve Two Buttes State Wildlife Area Habitat

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Receives $5,696 to Improve Two Buttes State Wildlife Area Habitat

    DENVER – Today the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded a $5,696 grant to Area 12 of Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to restore and diversify the area’s wildlife habitat. The grant is part of GOCO’s CPW Director’s Innovation Fund (DIF), a partnership between GOCO and CPW to create a funding source for […]

Baca County Receives Grant for Fairgrounds Upgrades

Baca County Receives Grant for Fairgrounds Upgrades

  June 12, 2019   The Honorable Glen Ausmus, Chair Baca County 741 Main Street Suite 1 Springfield, CO 81073 RE: EIAF 8917 – Baca County Fairgrounds Improvements Dear Chair Ausmus: The Department of Local Affairs is in receipt of your application for state Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance funds. These revenues are derived from […]

PEP Introduces Lamar Native as New Economic Development Lead

PEP Introduces Lamar Native as New Economic Development Lead

LAMAR, CO – Significant upward momentum is what Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) is planning for as the organization finalized the hiring of an economic development consultant on Monday, June 10. Following a recommendation from the hiring committee, the Board of Directors approved the contract for Lamar native Tara Smith-Hosick. Hosick is expected to serve as […]

Council Approves Special Event Permits

Council Approves Special Event Permits

  The Lamar City Council, during the first hour of its June 10th meeting, approved requests for permits following public three hearings.   The Lamar Elks Lodge request for a special events permit for a beer garden at the Downtown Custom and Classic Expo Car Show was approved for August 16th and 17th.  A temporary Modification […]

Entertainment Set for Granada/Bristol Days

Entertainment Set for Granada/Bristol Days

    The 28th Annual Granada/Bristol Days activities have been set for Friday and Saturday, June 14th and 15th beginning with the Friday Alumni-Community Co-ed Wiffleball match-up at 6pm at the Granada Ball Field.  Cost is $5 per player and the Granada Rec Department will handle the concessions. Many of the traditional favorites from year’s […]

Highlights for Wiley Hay Days, June 14 -15 2019

Highlights for Wiley Hay Days, June 14 -15 2019

  The annual event begins with a 6pm Friday softball fundraising tournament on June 14th to honor Jenea Aguilera which is followed by Wiley Lions Bingo at 7pm and the King and Queen, Allen and Janie Campbell, will be crowned prior to the games. It’s also kid’s game night at the community center fireplace room […]