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Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Tuesday, July 4 from 1:30 to4:30 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2017 Frontier Fourth Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s. The victory over the British in the […]

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

    Tera Bender, board member of LPI, Lamar Partnership Inc., explained the function of the Main Street Community group and its mission in the Lamar community during the Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting on Tuesday, June 20th. LPI is a non-profit 501C4 organization which has qualified for a Main Street Community designation, and Lamar is […]

Prowers County is on the Map with Colorado High School Rodeo Finals

Prowers County is on the Map with Colorado High School Rodeo Finals

For the past several years, Lamar has hosted the Colorado High School Rodeo Finals. The annual competition, held around the Memorial Day holiday, is usually given a two-year run for the community that makes a successful bid for the event.  And usually, the event is spread around various communities around the state and Lamar hosted […]

Housing Roundtable Details Future Needs Assessment Study

Housing Roundtable Details Future Needs Assessment Study

Adequate and affordable housing is a central ingredient in the economic development of Lamar and Prowers County. Although some studies have already been conducted on housing needs in the local area, an in-depth listening session which will combine group and one-on-one interviews and a printed questionnaire survey, will be conducted in southeast Colorado in July. […]

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2017

Employers in Colorado added 10,600 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,645,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 11,500 and government decreased 900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from April to May at 2.3 percent. The number […]

Boxley Announces Run for Lamar Re-2 School Board

Boxley Announces Run for Lamar Re-2 School Board

Lamar: Long-time Lamar resident, Clifford Boxley, is pleased to announce that he is running for the District G position on the Lamar Re-2 School Board. An alumnus of the Lamar school system, including Washington Elementary School, Parkview Elementary School, Lamar High School and Lamar Community College, with additional training in Principles of Adult Learning, Teaching […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report

  Revenue from the City of Lamar sales tax declined again, posting a 3.75% drop for City Sales Tax, Use Tax and other collections, and a 3.95% drop for Sales and Use Tax collected since the start of the year. The City Sales Tax was off a fraction of a percentage point at 0.04%.  The […]

City Holds Public Hearings for Land Annexation and Motel Room Tax

City Holds Public Hearings for Land Annexation and Motel Room Tax

Two, brief public hearings were held by the Lamar City Council Monday, June 12th, and both should have a lasting impact on the local economy for years to follow. The council approved an ordinance promoting a 5% motel room sales tax. Voters will be able to decide in the upcoming November election if the measure will […]

Art in the Park

Art in the Park

  Lamar artist, Jeremy Cooper, gathered with local officials and members of the Arkansas Valley Board of Realtors for the presentation of the first piece of artwork that will grace the Pocket Park in downtown Lamar. Cooper’s sculpture is being donated by the board. Char Herrera, co-owner of the Home Store in Lamar, was also […]

Jacob Holdren New Holly Trustee

Jacob Holdren New Holly Trustee

  Jacob Holdren will replace Jerry Jones as a member of the Holly Board of Trustees. Jones submitted his resignation several weeks ago and Holdren took his oath of office during the June 7th meeting. On a similar matter of vacancies, the Trustees reviewed the job description for town administrator, but decided against any formal […]

CPW Solves 40-year Challenge to Protect World-Class Fishery at John Martin

CPW Solves 40-year Challenge to Protect World-Class Fishery at John Martin

CPW secures water for permanent pool in John Martin Reservoir For the first time in nearly 40 years, a new source of water is flowing into the fish and wildlife conservation pool in John Martin Reservoir. That pool, which has historically been minimally maintained through the purchase of Colorado River water, is intended to provide […]

Boggsville Highlights Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting June 8th

Boggsville Highlights Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting June 8th

Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will hold their Regional meeting in Lamar, Colorado Thursday, June 8 at 10am at the Cow Palace hotel courtyard. The presentation will be about Boggsville. Larry Bourne, site manager, will update everyone on the efforts made for the recent months to get Boggsville a tourism ready site and also discuss […]

Downtown Pocket Park is Nearing End of First Phase of Construction

Downtown Pocket Park is Nearing End of First Phase of Construction

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, said the Pocket Park is, “Coming along nicely,” during the Redevelopment Board meeting on June 5th.  “The pavers are going in and the color scheme is also pulling the structure together.” He said some artwork is being donated by the Arkansas Valley Board of Realtors and Community Development Manager, Angie […]

Marijuana Economic Feasibilities Discussed for Prowers County

Marijuana Economic Feasibilities Discussed for Prowers County

Several decades ago, a Doonesbury cartoon character, Zonker, stated about marijuana, “It may not be right or wrong, but it sure is against the law!” The passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado changed that aspect for the new state industry and members of the PEP board, Prowers Economic Prosperity, discussed how some communities have prospered […]

Downtown Roof Repair Costs Awarded by Redevelopment Authority Board

Downtown Roof Repair Costs Awarded by Redevelopment Authority Board

Five buildings in Lamar, at, 121 West Beech Street and 106-108-112 and 122 South Main Street, were represented before the Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board on June 5th, requesting assistance with roof repair costs.  The matter of leaking roofs and costly repairs for the downtown Lamar area has been long noted in the community.  Lamar Mayor, […]