banner ad

RSSAll Entries in the "Transportation" Category

CDOT - Colorado Department of Transportation

State Officials Caution the Public About Responsible Marijuana Use During 4/20 Celebrations

STATEWIDE—April 20 is the unofficial holiday of marijuana enthusiasts. If Coloradans and tourists choose to attend any of the events throughout the state, patrons are strongly encouraged to be informed about the laws and partake responsibly. “State agencies, local governments, the marijuana industry and others have worked hard since the passage of Amendment 64 to ensure that […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Week Runs March 31 – April 7 in Rural Colorado

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Week Runs March 31 – April 7 in Rural Colorado

    It’s a fact: seat belts save lives. But still many people in rural Colorado choose to not to wear one. In an effort to increase seat belt use and save lives on rural Colorado roadways, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 28 rural law enforcement agencies throughout the state […]

Concluding a Career of Service

Concluding a Career of Service

   Paul Westhoff, CDOT Resident Engineer for southeast Colorado, came to the end of the road, you might say, with his retirement party held at the Division of Parks and Wildlife headquarters in Lamar this past Friday, March 28.  “I started part time in the summer of 1979 without too much of an idea of […]

CDOT Launches New Campaign to Target Marijuana Impaired Driving

CDOT Launches New Campaign to Target Marijuana Impaired Driving

CDOT Launches New Campaign to Target Marijuana Impaired Driving Drive High, Get a DUI STATEWIDE—Colorado made history this year by becoming the first state to sell marijuana to anyone over the age of 21. At a press conference this afternoon, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) made history again by announcing the launch of an […]

LPI Board Discusses Healthy Places Initiative with PUMA Reps

LPI Board Discusses Healthy Places Initiative with PUMA Reps

What market is currently being served by the retailers along Main Street in Lamar?  What business or store could become an anchor to Main Street that could induce local residents or visitors to frequent?  Those were topics of discussion during the monthly LPI meeting at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce offices this past Wednesday, March […]

Telephone Town Halls Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation

Telephone Town Halls Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a series of telephone town hall meetings this spring, providing the public with an opportunity to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation needs.    Beginning in early April and continuing through early June, residents in all 64 counties will be called at random […]

Bike and Byways Map Now Available On-Line

Bike and Byways Map Now Available On-Line

DENVER – With the beginning of spring and unofficial start of the bicycling season today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is making its Bike and Byways Map available via a mobile application, providing instant information to cyclists.  CDOT’s hard copy of the map currently provides roadway data such as shoulder widths and traffic volumes but […]

Colorado Revenue Forecast Shows Increase for Current, Next Fiscal Years

Colorado Revenue Forecast Shows Increase for Current, Next Fiscal Years

  DENVER — Tuesday March 18, 2014 — The state’s general fund budget forecast for the current budget year (FY 2013-14) will be $93 million higher than forecast in December and $61 million higher in FY 2014-15, roughly a 1 percent increase. “Colorado’s economy continues to show sustained economic momentum with many indicators showing that […]

 6 Vehicle Pile Up in Baca County Dust Storm

6 Vehicle Pile Up in Baca County Dust Storm

  The Colorado State Patrol investigated two crashes in Baca County during the Tuesday, March 18 extreme wind and dust storm.  Six vehicles were involved in one accident at milepost 44 on Highway 287.  One driver was transported to the Springfield Hospital for minor injuries and released.  This crash occurred as traffic began slowing due […]

Healthy Places Week for Lamar, March 29-April 5

Healthy Places Week for Lamar, March 29-April 5

  Everybody in Lamar is encouraged to voice their ideas about health oriented improvements in the community during “Wellness Week”, March 29 through April 5 at various locations around the town.  Each day will focus on a segment of community improvement ideas from the public that will be incorporated into a Parks, Trails and Recreation […]

The Root of the Problem

The Root of the Problem

  City crews are dealing with the worst, first, when it comes to leveling off the irregular level of bricks that border downtown sidewalks along Lamar’s Main Street.  City Public Works director, Pat Mason, said tree roots have begun to push up the bricks and impact some curbs and gutters along portions of Main Street […]

Blowing Dust Advisory  for S.E. Colorado from NWS

Blowing Dust Advisory for S.E. Colorado from NWS

    A Blowing Dust Advisory for southeastern Colorado has been announced by the National Weather Service in Pueblo.  The Advisory will run from 11am to 7pm for Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  The counties impacted include:  Crowley, Otero, Kiowa, Bent, Prowers, Baca and Eastern Las Animas Counties.  Strong winds will spread across the region behind […]

Rural By Choice-PCDI Annual Meeting

Rural By Choice-PCDI Annual Meeting

  One Prowers County resident was elected to the Prowers County Board of Directors and three current members retained their seats on the board during the annual PCDI meeting on Wednesday, March 5.  Aaron Leiker was elected as a board member-at-large and Debra Choat, John Marrin and Doug Thrall will retain their seats on the […]

City Council Breakfast Meeting Covers Roads and Recreation

City Council Breakfast Meeting Covers Roads and Recreation

  It will be several more months before the City of Lamar finds out if it can begin updates at the new North Gateway Park using grant funds.  This winter the city applied for a ‘Fishing for Fun’ grant from the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife and was recently named CPW’s Southeast Region Partner […]

How Do You Want to ENVISION LAMAR?

How Do You Want to ENVISION LAMAR?

  Since this past November, the City of Lamar has added a new feature on the city’s webpage called Envision Lamar.  Citizens can voice their ideas and opinions by answering four questions about city improvements using their internet.  The responses will be noted by city officials including City Administrator John Sutherland, Main Street Program Director […]

Ideas for Improved Lamar Main Street Explored

Ideas for Improved Lamar Main Street Explored

  CDOT, Colorado Department of Transportation, measures Main Street in downtown Lamar, 100 feet wide, from door to door for store front businesses.  A group of Lamar residents were asked to make improvements for those 100 feet during a meeting held by Britina Associates, a health-oriented consulting firm hired by the City of Lamar, seeking […]

Fire Department Incident Reports February 27, 2014

Fire Department Incident Reports February 27, 2014

Saturday, February 22 At 4: 14 pm on February 22, fire personnel were dispatched to an alarm sounding at 3106 Memorial Drive in Lamar.  There was a single smoke detector activation in the upstairs hallway.  Upon arrival, the fire crew was met by the occupant who stated that she had overheated a frying pan.  There […]

Three Injured in Bent County Crash

Three Injured in Bent County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred on westbound Colorado Highway 50, two miles east of La Junta, Colorado. The crash resulted in a female passenger suffering serious bodily injuries.  A 2003 Toyota Camry driven by Jacob Montoya, age 24, of Las Animas, Colorado was traveling westbound, when it traveled […]

Amtrak Cuts Costs to Maintain Rural Colorado Service

Amtrak Cuts Costs to Maintain Rural Colorado Service

Udall Welcomes Amtrak’s Commitment to Southwest Chief, Rail Service to Trinidad, La Junta   ‘The Southwest Chief Plays a Critical Role in Supporting Jobs, Keeping … Southern Colorado Connected to Broader World’ Mark Udall, a strong advocate for rural Colorado, welcomed remarks from Amtrak’s CEO that the company is cutting costs in an effort to […]

Lamar Priortizes Road Repairs Project

Lamar Priortizes Road Repairs Project

  The City of Lamar has just over 60 municipal miles to take care of and a recently upgraded map outlining those streets and roadways that are in need of repair was distributed to the city council by Director of Public Works, Pat Mason.  There are 13 miles rated ‘poor’ which require an overlay or […]