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Colorado Seat Belt Use Increases to 86 Percent

Colorado Seat Belt Use Increases to 86 Percent

  State Still Below National Average of 90 Percent STATEWIDE — Last year, there were 222 unbuckled fatalities on Colorado roads — accounting for about half of the 410 total passenger vehicle deaths in the state. According to a just-released survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), seat belt usage in Colorado increased by […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Holidays, 2019 Pedal the Plains Bicycle Event

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Holidays, 2019 Pedal the Plains Bicycle Event

      Old Business: Old-Fashioned Christmas will be December 4 from 5-7 P.M. Be looking for information on businesses that will be open that evening.  Santa will be visiting the library that evening as well. The Christmas lighting contest will be held on December 18. Prizes will again be awarded in three different categories:  […]

Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat

Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat

  Prowers County Impact: 4,002 votes were cast on November 6th concerning Prowers County Ballot Issue 1A, a proposed county tax increase to generate additional revenues for the ambulance service in and around Prowers County.  The measure was defeated 2,102 against to 1,900 in favor.  Had it passed, it was estimated to be able to […]

Business Ideas Showcased by Area Students in E-Fair

Business Ideas Showcased by Area Students in E-Fair

  Wednesday, November 7th, was a win-win day for a lot of middle and high school students from the region participating in the first annual Lamar Youth Entrepreneurship Fair in Lamar.  Working with Ogallala Commons, a non-profit community development network offering leadership and education to students around the region, 63 students from the 5th to […]

Progress Update on Lamar’s Main Street Project

Progress Update on Lamar’s Main Street Project

    American Civil Constructors released updated information concerning roadwork on Main Street in Lamar as the third and fourth phases of the project move forward. The press release states that Phase III  and the west side of Phase IV will be completed within the month of November and move on the east side of Phase IV which […]

PEP Offers Incentive Loan for Proposed Packing Company

PEP Offers Incentive Loan for Proposed Packing Company

    Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) board members voted unanimously to loan $20,000 to Prairieland Packing, LLC of Wiley to help fund the development of a meat packing operation in that community.  The action was taken during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 6th at the Lamar Truck Plaza restaurant. The loan is offered on […]

Bad Weather Driving…Some Call it Ski Season

Bad Weather Driving…Some Call it Ski Season

  It’s that time of year again, which means snow storms are on the horizon. Bad weather isn’t all that bad, because with it comes all of the fun activities we like to do in Colorado such as skiing, sledding, skiing, hiking, and skiing/snowboarders. I joke about the ski season, but when we see a […]

Lamar Loop Gains Ground

Lamar Loop Gains Ground

    The Lamar Loop, an eight mile hiking path that will encompass a major portion of the community, is making progress with recent construction efforts. This past summer, city crews improved a dirt and gravel pathway running eastwards along the canal which leads from Willow Creek Park across from the public tennis courts, following […]

Drug-Impaired Driving Is Dangerous Driving: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different

Drug-Impaired Driving Is Dangerous Driving: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different

      [Denver]— Today, officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Task Force on Drunk and Impaired Driving (CTFDID) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration joined together to spread the word about the dangers of drug-impaired driving and to remind all drivers that if they are impaired […]

Granada Trustees Takes Steps to Assume Role of Sewer Board

Granada Trustees Takes Steps to Assume Role of Sewer Board

    The Granada Trustees were informed the community has been approved for a $5,000 grant for a water study and a grant for $20,000 for water storage. Town Clerk, Jackie Malone, said she would find out the next steps needed to secure the funding. The Trustees will make a determination at next month’s meeting […]

City Sells Land, Buys Vehicles

City Sells Land, Buys Vehicles

        The Lamar City Council approved two lease agreements during their regular meeting, October 8th. One was with Frontier Bank for the lease-purchase of a new Fire Truck.  The agreement is for ten years with a first payment of $43,223.24 due this year and a fixed interest rate of 3.95%.  A second, […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Discusses Incentive Agreements

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Discusses Incentive Agreements

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority, meeting prior to the regular City Council on Monday, October 8th, approved a memorandum of agreement with the DCI Colorado Community Revitalization Association.  DCI, Downtown Colorado Incorporated provides guidance for revitalizing the local economy of communities in the state, focusing on developing community-wide partnerships aimed at growing economic vitality.  Lamar […]

Stolen Vehicle Makes for Wild Chase on Hwy 50 in SE CO

Stolen Vehicle Makes for Wild Chase on Hwy 50 in SE CO

    The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating an incident Monday, October 8, 2018, involving a stolen vehicle that crashed into multiple vehicles, causing serious and life-threatening injuries. David Refice, age 48, of Pueblo, Colorado, stole a 2007 GMC Sierra Pickup that was parked on the west side of Fowler, near the sale barn. […]

Two Vehicle Crash Injures Baca County Residents

Two Vehicle Crash Injures Baca County Residents

    This past Friday, October 5, 2018, a two vehicle crash occurred at 5:44pm at the uncontrolled intersection of Baca County Road UU and Baca CR 33.  Marcella Swanson, age 70, with two passengers, was headed eastbound on CR UU and collided into the driver’s side of a pickup headed northbound on CR 33 […]

2018 Parade of Lights will Feature ‘A Candy Cane Christmas’ Theme

2018 Parade of Lights will Feature ‘A Candy Cane Christmas’ Theme

    The 2018 Lamar Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Parade of Lights at 6pm on Friday, November 30th this year and the theme will be, ‘A Candy Cane Christmas’, according to event director, Jerry Roseberry. He said discussions are still being held for this year’s route, either north along Main Street now that […]