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Citizens of Prowers County: Info on Motor Vehicle Tax Overpayment

Citizens of Prowers County: Info on Motor Vehicle Tax Overpayment

  It was discovered by the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles and the Colorado Clerk and Recorders’ that there was an error in the State’s motor vehicle system when calculating the Specific Ownership Tax (SOT) for vehicles whose renewal was in the month of December 2018. The calculation errors overcharged certain customers Specific Ownership Tax […]

Riding into a New Season

Riding into a New Season

  Tuesday, March 19th, was the last day of winter and with temperatures in the upper 50’s it was a perfect time to take a brand new bicycle out for a spin on the brand new Lamar Loop. A group of middle and high school students from Lamar joined with Byron Hall, President of the […]

HOPE Center Closing for Summer Renovations

HOPE Center Closing for Summer Renovations

  Lori Hammer, Executive Director of the HOPE Center at Lincoln School on North 10th Street in Lamar, told Coalition members this past Monday, the Center will be “closed up tight” through the summer to allow needed renovations to take place.  Danny Tinnes, RE-2 School Board member, also attended the meeting. “We’re not exactly sure […]

LUB Recaps Recent Power Outage

LUB Recaps Recent Power Outage

The Lamar Utility board held a brief meeting on Tuesday, March 12th as they tabled a planned customer presentation regarding Solar Interconnect with Lamar Light and Power.  A group of citizens who use solar power to offset a portion of their electrical costs have approached board members in the past, seeking a clarification of the […]

New Name Coming for Lamar Airport

New Name Coming for Lamar Airport

  The Lamar City Council approved a resolution of support to change the name of the Lamar Municipal Airport to Southeast Colorado Regional Airport, which will better reflect the scope of the market area being served. A request had been made of the council earlier in the year and this action, taken during the council […]

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

    The Sales Tax for the City of Lamar was up 2.43% for January, 2019, collected in February of this year. The gain accounts for $5,792.85 in revenue comparing 2018 figures to $243,849.61 collected for this year.  Use Tax collections for this period dropped 65.14% for a loss of $25,889.36 and Other Collections were […]

Trooper Tips - “A Call to Action Part 3”

Trooper Tips – “A Call to Action Part 3”

  Over the past 2 months I’ve talked about crashes over the 2018 holiday season which took 9 lives in 7 crashes over a 72 hour period. We touched on the topic of mixing drinking, drugs, and driving.  Now let’s look at two of the most common ones we deal with every day; distracted driving […]

Last Segments of Main Street Project Start March 18th

Last Segments of Main Street Project Start March 18th

    American Civil Constructors work crews will return to Lamar one more time to finalize work on Main Street and Highway 287 beginning Monday, March 18th.  Tony Gregoritch of ACC informed The Prowers Journal that some of the remaining tasks include: Grind/Smooth the roadway surface (Park St. to Lamar Canal Rd.) Saw & Seal […]

Commissioners Appoint Board Members

Commissioners Appoint Board Members

    The Prowers County Commissioners made appointments to two boards during their regularly scheduled meeting, Tuesday, February 26th, reappointing Clifford Boxley to the County Planning commission for a term that will end February 2020.  There were only three submissions for four seats on the County Fair Board and Lane Malone, Wynter Dorenkamp and Gerry […]

Council Taking Steps for Future Outdoor Projects.

Council Taking Steps for Future Outdoor Projects.

      The Lamar City Council unanimously ratified an earlier phone poll for permission to apply for a $90,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. The action was taken during the Monday night Council meeting on February 25th.  The funds will help defray costs with the Nature Play Center to be built at Willow […]

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

    Pending available funding, the City of Lamar, in conjunction with Bustang and the Colorado Department of Transportation, should have a bus stop shelter developed for Bustang passengers. The service has been in operation for just about a year. Craig Brooks, Lamar’s Chief Building Official, told The Prowers Journal the city is developing a […]

Trooper Tips - “A Call to Action Part 2”

Trooper Tips – “A Call to Action Part 2”

  Last month I talked about crashes over the 2018 holiday season which took 9 lives in 7 crashes over a 72 hour period. We now need to start looking at the causes of these crashes.  Each of them had a different reason for the crash, but each one did have one thing in common; […]

Holly Trustees Approve Contract Search for Administrator

Holly Trustees Approve Contract Search for Administrator

    The Holly Trustees hired the services of consultant Steve Rabe of Canon City to search for a new town administrator for the community. Rabe will be engaged for special projects, duties and assignments, as determined by the Holly mayor under the agreement while the search for a permanent replacement is underway.  The contract […]

PEP Annual Meeting Set for March 4

PEP Annual Meeting Set for March 4

    The PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity board announced that the “BEAR” is coming and those attending the annual business meeting at the Shore Arts Center on Monday, March 4th, will be introduced to how the four points of the ‘BEAR’ can help augment economic growth in Prowers County. The recent strategic planning meeting held […]

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

    The 2019 Pedal the Plains, three-day biking event, will be held in Lamar, Springfield and Holly between Friday, September 13th through the 15th.  Each of the three days takes a commitment from community volunteers, according to Tour Director, Deirdre Moynihan.  She and several members of the planning group held an overview meeting for […]