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Objects in Motion Tend to Stay in Motion

Objects in Motion Tend to Stay in Motion

Isaac Newton couldn’t have been more accurate when he postulated the three theories of motion centuries ago and one of them was evident at the intersection of Main and Olive Streets in Lamar Tuesday afternoon, shortly before 5pm. A northbound semi- truck, hauling several stacks of what appeared to be metal girders, came to an […]

Marrin Takes Over as Action 22 Board Chair.

Marrin Takes Over as Action 22 Board Chair.

  At the July Board meeting held at Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek John Marrin, President of Lamar Community College and board delegate from Prowers County took the reigns as Chair of the Action 22 board. Marrin was Chair-elect but stepped in after Betty Clark-Wine resigned. Marrin has been President of LCC since 2008 and […]

By Bikes or By Feet, June 24 is a Morning Treat

By Bikes or By Feet, June 24 is a Morning Treat

A lot of breakfast was served to over 100 persons who attended the annual Bike to Work Day event at the Lamar Community Building.  Matt Neuhold, said, “We easily went through 15 pounds of bacon for the crowd and I usually base this year’s grocery purchase against what we did last year, so we had […]

City Council Schedules Public Hearing for Sand and Sage Beer Garden

City Council Schedules Public Hearing for Sand and Sage Beer Garden

The Lamar City Council set July 13 as the date for a public hearing for the Prowers County Fairboard.  Members are requesting a special events permit to host a beer garden during some events at the Sand and Sage Fair in August.  The council also held a public hearing for a special event permit for […]

Colorado Employment Situation for May 2015

Colorado Employment Situation for May 2015

Employers in Colorado added 4,900 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,514,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,400 and government increased 500. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in May to 4.3 percent. […]

Wheels in Motion Bike Clinic Open for Business

Wheels in Motion Bike Clinic Open for Business

Flat tire, loose spokes, sprung sprocket???  Help is on the way, now that the youth-led, Wheels in Motion bike and skateboard clinic is open for business in downtown Lamar.  A grand opening to mark the event was held Friday, June 12 at the shop at the corner of Main and Olive Streets, the former PCDI […]

Independence Adventure Camp Coming to Lamar

Independence Adventure Camp Coming to Lamar

Independence Adventure Camp Southeast Area—Colorado State University Prowers County Extension is hosting the first annual Independence Adventure Camp June 29 through July 1 for ages 8-13 at the Sand & Sage Fairgrounds in Lamar, Colo. Extension has partnered with Prowers County Environmental Health, NRCS, 4-H Council, and many other community organizations to teach campers how […]

CSP Report on Fatal Collisions on Highway 287

CSP Report on Fatal Collisions on Highway 287

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a traffic crash involving several vehicles that occurred on Colorado 287 near milepost 69 in Prowers County. The crash resulted in two fatalities and multiple injuries to several parties on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. A 2003 Ford van was traveling northbound on Colorado 287 when it stopped in the […]

Lamar Revenue Taxes Show Monthly Gain

Lamar Revenue Taxes Show Monthly Gain

The City of Lamar’s April Sales and Used Tax shows a 3.96% improvement over April 2014 by $9,235.95 with $242,352 collected this past May and $233,116 collected last year.  Other Sales and Use Tax collections improved 1.06% over the same time last year for a gain of $2,784.  Total collections for April 2015 are at […]

Chip Seal Project Set for Several Holly Streets

Chip Seal Project Set for Several Holly Streets

The Holly Trustees held a brief monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 3, approving an engineering services contract with Atencio Engineering for a feasibility study for two railroad water line crossings and a boring on Highway 50 in town.  This is a preliminary segment needed for the $20,000 REDI Grant project for the community.  Interim Administrator, […]

Honkers Welcome Arkansas Valley Paintball and AJM Repair

Honkers Welcome Arkansas Valley Paintball and AJM Repair

Lock and Load your paintballs!  The Lamar Chamber Honkers recently visited Arkansas Valley Paintball at their headquarters at 310 East Washington Street in Lamar.  Dustin and Amber Miller are available to set you and your group up with a paintball party indoors and coming soon, an outdoor range.  Admission prices are set for adults and […]

Lamar Man in Custody After High Speed Chase

Lamar Man in Custody After High Speed Chase

This past Monday, June 1, 2015 at approximately 0730 am, the Colorado State Patrol responded to Colorado 385 in Cheyenne County on a report of a stolen pickup and flatbed trailer. The pickup was located on Colorado 385 south of the town of Cheyenne Wells. The Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Department located the vehicle and attempted […]

Rains Reducing Drought in S.E. Colorado

Rains Reducing Drought in S.E. Colorado

Drought Information Statement from National Weather Service Record to near record precipitation throughout May has ended the drought across most of southeastern Colorado.  A very stormy month has produced widespread rainfall of two to four inches across most of south central and southeast Colorado, with pockets of six to eight inches of rain recorded across […]

Car - Train Collision in Otero County

Car – Train Collision in Otero County

The Colorado State Patrol investigated an injury traffic crash that occurred on May 30, 2015 at approximately 9:55 AM.  The crash occurred on Otero County Road 9.5, 60 feet north of Colorado Highway 50.  This location is approximately 1.5 miles west of Manzanola. A green 1998 Chevy Malibu driven by Staci Davis of Manzanola was […]

New Road Can Pave the Way for New Commercial Development

New Road Can Pave the Way for New Commercial Development

Camino de Santa Fe was officially opened to traffic Friday, May 22, with a ribbon cutting attended by representatives from the City of Lamar, Prowers County, Lamar Chamber of Commerce and CDOT. Built by Lamar Public Works crews, this short stretch of roadway now connects East Parmenter to East Olive Street, between Wal-Mart and Dollar General.  […]

Wildlife on the Move!

Wildlife on the Move!

Spring migration is here:  slow down, scan the roadsides for wildlife STATEWIDE – Springtime in the Rockies means wildlife are on the move again:  deer and elk are migrating to their summer habitats, and that means they will be crossing highways in higher numbers. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Parks and […]

Love of Friends, Kindness of Strangers

Love of Friends, Kindness of Strangers

Numerous Rotary Clubs, including Lamar’s, came to the aid recently of four young men from Great Britain, bicycling across the country, raising awareness and funds for cancer sufferers in honor of a friend who succumbed to the disease four years ago. Through Rotary contacts in England, Judy Turpin of the Lamar Rotary became aware of […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Approves Funds for Summer Music Festival

Prowers Lodging Panel Approves Funds for Summer Music Festival

The “Hotter than Hell Music & Art Festival” set for July 18 in Lamar, received $5,240 to pay for advertising and contract fees from the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel this past Tuesday, May 19.  Shawna Hodge, Executive Director for Lamar Partnerships Incorporated, presented an overview of the second annual daylong festival, set for downtown Lamar. […]

PATS Sports a New Look for New Buses

PATS Sports a New Look for New Buses

Two new PATS, Prowers Area Transit Service vehicles, were unveiled to the local public during the Lamar Days Parade, Saturday, May 16.  Darren Glover, PATS Director remarked this past fall, with the anticipated arrival of the two, new vehicles, the county could sponsor a program to create some fitting artwork for the buses. “We had sixty […]

Drought Update Information from NWS-May Rains Helping

Drought Update Information from NWS-May Rains Helping

A stormy middle and late April, along with a very wet start to May has brought widespread beneficial precipitation to the area, especially across the eastern mountains and portions of the southeast plains. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor, issued Thursday, May 7, has trimmed portions of the severe drought (D2) conditions across portions of Kiowa, […]