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County Lodging Panel Funds Two Events

County Lodging Panel Funds Two Events

  Two funding requests were approved during the May meeting of the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel this past Tuesday, May 15th. Holly Gateway Classics/Concert was approved for $3,500 and the 2018 Downtown Custom & Classic Expo received $3,150. This will be the second year the Holly Gateway event will be held in late September. […]

Two Injured in Two Vehicle Crash in Prowers County

Two Injured in Two Vehicle Crash in Prowers County

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving serious bodily injury that occurred on Highway 196 and Prowers County Road NN, approximately 5 miles north of Lamar, CO. A 2014 Toyota Camry, driven by a minor, age 17, of Wiley, Colorado, was northbound on Highway 196 at mile post 15. A […]

Downtown Road Construction Moving to East Side

Downtown Road Construction Moving to East Side

    Renovations on Main Street in Lamar should switch to the eastern lanes between Oak and Beech Streets in May, according to a spokesperson for American Civil Constructors. Crews are completing the concrete operations in the western most lanes and preparing to move traffic in a head-to-head pattern on the western lanes. There will […]

Frontier Bank, Health Fair Winner

Frontier Bank, Health Fair Winner

Frontier Bank in Lamar has helped sponsor the Annual High Plains Community Health Center “Health Fair” since its inception in 2011.  In an effort to encourage a healthier lifestyle, Frontier Bank donates a bicycle each year. Marilyn Klippert is this year’s lucky winner.  Frontier Bank would like to thank HPCHC for providing the Annual Health […]

Lamar Fire and Police Receive Funding for Equipment

Lamar Fire and Police Receive Funding for Equipment

  The Lamar Police Department received the go-ahead to apply for a Bulletproof Vest Program which will provide 50% funding for the vests the officers wear while on duty. The five vests cost $2,250 and with tax and handling of another $20, the total is $2,270.  The approved grant will half that cost to $1,135.  […]

State Senator Crowder Bill for Used Vehicle Sales Tax Relief Passes Senate

State Senator Crowder Bill for Used Vehicle Sales Tax Relief Passes Senate

DENVER – In an effort to assist Colorado’s working class, Senator Larry Crowder (R-Alamosa) authored Senate Bill-77, an exemption of the sales tax for used vehicles in the State of Colorado. Currently, a vehicle has sales tax applied to it each time it is sold, meaning that the State of Colorado can double, triple, and […]

CSP Seeking Info on Rocky Ford Vehicle Involved in Fire Truck Crash

CSP Seeking Info on Rocky Ford Vehicle Involved in Fire Truck Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a crash involving a Rocky Ford Rural Fire District Brush truck that was responding to a structure fire in the city of Rocky Ford on Tuesday, April 17th. The fire truck was northbound on Highway 71 approaching Otero County Road CC when it swerved to avoid an […]

High Fire Danger/Hazardous Weather Outlook - National Weather Service Pueblo, CO

High Fire Danger/Hazardous Weather Outlook – National Weather Service Pueblo, CO

  Critical fire weather conditions will spread across much of southern Colorado today and Thursday as strong winds move into the region.  Please avoid any activities that could start a wildfire!! 0453 AM MDT Wed Apr 11 2018 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central…east central…south central and southeast Colorado. DAY ONE…Today 4/11/18 and […]

Rink Receives Honorary Cattlemen’s Award

Rink Receives Honorary Cattlemen’s Award

LA JUNTA – Milton Rink was honored during the annual Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association banquet April 7th at Inspiration Field in La Junta. Rink, of Bristol, was selected as the association’s prestigious Honorary Life Member Award recipient. Rink is a third-generation farmer/rancher. He served as Sand & Sage Fair beef superintendent and on […]

Hotel Feasibility Study Conducted for Prowers County

Hotel Feasibility Study Conducted for Prowers County

    Can Lamar support a new upscale hotel year round? A feasibility study has been conducted by Jessica Junker, a Core Distinction Group Representative who visited Lamar March 27th to determine the lodging needs in Prowers County.  One of Junker’s stops was with the Prowers County Commissioners, where she outlined some of the criteria […]

PEP Seeks Support for Ag-Oriented Legislative Bill

PEP Seeks Support for Ag-Oriented Legislative Bill

    Aaron Leiker, President of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, detailed a state senate bill that if passed, could help steamline regulations for agriculture producers that are transporting their goods to this portion of the state. Leiker addressed the board members on the issue during the monthly PEP meeting which was held at the Rancher’s […]

City Council Continues Option for Business Development with Buxton

City Council Continues Option for Business Development with Buxton

The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved an application for a DOLA REDI grant of $30,000 to finance the on-going efforts of Buxton group to provide marketing strategies for the City of Lamar’s retail development programs. City Administrator, John Sutherland, noted that the reports from Buxton have served as an information asset to Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community […]

USFS Starts Spring Tours of Picketwire Canyonlands

USFS Starts Spring Tours of Picketwire Canyonlands

    LA JUNTA, Colorado – March 23, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service will offer guided tours into Picket Wire Canyonlands south of La Junta on the Comanche National Grassland. Spring tours begin Saturday,  May 5 through June 30, 2018. Tours take place on Saturdays during May and June. These primitive canyons are home to […]

PMC Expects Little Impact from St. Mary-Corwin Layoffs

PMC Expects Little Impact from St. Mary-Corwin Layoffs

  Craig Loveless, CEO of Prowers Medical Center, told the Prowers County Commissioners during his monthly update, that the 300 layoffs announced recently at Ventura Health/St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, won’t benefit PMC through potential medical hires. “I really don’t expect to see anyone from that medical field looking in our direction in Lamar,” […]

City Sales Tax January 2018 Revenue Report

City Sales Tax January 2018 Revenue Report

    City Sales Tax for the City of Lamar for January 2018 showed a slight increase of 1.24% or $2,914 over the previous year. Collections for 2017 were $235,142 compared to 2018 of $238,056.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 10.09% over the previous year with a gain of $25,630.  Collections for […]