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EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

    Patrick Davis, Senior Advisor to the Regional Administrator for Public Engagement of the Environmental Protection Agency, met Tuesday with representatives from various towns in southeast Colorado as well as the Prowers County Commissioners. The meeting was called to offer some insights to the on-going problems associated with the attempts of small rural communities […]

Pilot Travel Center is Up and Running

Pilot Travel Center is Up and Running

    “We’ve had a line of people coming in through the doors since earlier this morning,” said Center Manager, Kirt Jackson this past Saturday, January 13th.  Local residents have been watching the progress of the new facility since ground was broken and construction began this past July at the former TL Tucker buildings at […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT - January 2018

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – January 2018

  National Weather Service National Weather Service Pueblo Co – 730 PM MST  January 11, 2018  …Moderate to Severe Drought expands across Southern Colorado…  SYNOPSIS… After a relatively wet late Summer and early Fall, especially across southeastern Colorado, a very warm and dry late Fall and early Winter has brought on moderate to severe drought […]

Granada Trustees Continue Landfill Discussions into New Year

Granada Trustees Continue Landfill Discussions into New Year

  The Granada Trustees voted to use Frontier Bank as a second institution in which to deposit a majority of the town’s funds. This is a similar action that other communities have adopted in light of changes in fees for certain accounts which maintain a high level of deposits. The Trustees will put together a […]

Save the Date: Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days to Take Place in Lamar June 13 – 15, 2018

Save the Date: Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days to Take Place in Lamar June 13 – 15, 2018

    3-day event promises to have large impact on pressing regional needs Lamar, CO (June 13 – 15, 2018) – Organizers expect more than 250 attendees at this year’s Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD), a three-day event that brings together Colorado’s foundations, nonprofits, and local stakeholders. Held June 13-15, 2018 in Lamar, Colorado, the […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report

    The new year is starting on a high note for Lamar’s City Sales Tax Revenue report, perhaps continuing the trend of increases that closed out 2017. November City Sales Tax collected in December 2017 showed an 11.65% gain for an increase of $28,920 over the same time period last year.  Collections for 2016 […]

Pilot Flying J Truck Stop Opening January 13th in Lamar

Pilot Flying J Truck Stop Opening January 13th in Lamar

    Pilot Flying J representatives are planning what is called a ‘soft’ opening of their new store at 708 North Main Street in Lamar on Saturday, January 13th.  It will be a normal day of activity with no special events planned at this time. This will mark the 4th Pilot Flying J location in […]

PMC Update Presented to Lamar City Council

PMC Update Presented to Lamar City Council

Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer for Prowers Medical Center, provided an over-view of the past year’s activities at the hospital for the Lamar City Council during their first meeting of 2018. Loveless referenced six areas of interest: Quality, People, Service, Finance, Growth and Community where the hospital had designed goals for general improvement for the […]

Council Receives CDOT Update on Main Street Construction

Council Receives CDOT Update on Main Street Construction

    The Lamar City Council was provided with a Highway 287/Main Street construction update by a representative of American Civil Constructors, the engineering firm contracted for the highway upgrade during their January 8th meeting. “Once we get done with the east side between Park and Oak Streets, we’ll start on the median and that […]

Troy Manor Motel Eyed for Demolition

Troy Manor Motel Eyed for Demolition

  The City of Lamar will seek funds from the CDPHE 1306 Brownfields Cleanup Grant to tear down and remove the former Troy Manor Motel at 1101 South Main in Lamar.  The council believes tearing down the structure would be the first best step into developing the property for a potential commercial enterprise and rid […]

PATS OFFERS FREE RIDES FOR NEW YEARS EVE

PATS OFFERS FREE RIDES FOR NEW YEARS EVE

      PROWERS AREA TRANSIT WILL BE CONTINUING THE TRADITION OF PROVIDING TRANSIT SERVICES DURING THE NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS.  THE TRANSIT SERVICE WILL START AT 7:00 P.M. ON DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND RUN TO 2:00 A.M. ON JANUARY 1, 2018.  IF YOU HAVE A LARGE GROUP THAT YOU WILL BE WANTING TRANSIT SERVICE […]

Lamar Community College Generates over $41 Million for Local Economy

Lamar Community College Generates over $41 Million for Local Economy

    Independent study shows LCC’s significant economic impact in FY 2015-2016 (Lamar, Colorado; December 18, 2017) An economic impact study conducted for Lamar Community College and the Colorado Community College System found that LCC, its students, and regional alumni added $41.1 million in income to the local economy in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. This […]

Restaurant Crash and Truck Rollover...Traffic Accidents for Lamar

Restaurant Crash and Truck Rollover…Traffic Accidents for Lamar

    Two traffic accidents came to note in Lamar since this past Saturday, December 16th.  Saturday around 1pm, a vehicle, jumped the curb on the south side of the parking lot of Thai Spicy Basil at 10 South Main in Lamar and went east through the front window, into the dining area.  Fortunately no […]

Department of Public Safety Director Appoints Matthew Packard as Chief of Colorado State Patrol

Department of Public Safety Director Appoints Matthew Packard as Chief of Colorado State Patrol

(LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Dec. 14, 2017) Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) Executive Director Stan Hilkey has appointed Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Packard as Chief of the Colorado State Patrol, effective Dec. 19, 2017. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will swear in the new chief during a Changing of the Chief ceremony on the Capitol steps at […]

LAWMA: Supporting Farmers for 44 Years

LAWMA: Supporting Farmers for 44 Years

  Lamar, CO – What started 44 years ago as a small group of farmers, the Lower Arkansas Water Management Association (LAWMA) has become a critical part of the Arkansas River Valley’s agricultural community. Today, as LAWMA holds its annual member meeting in Lamar and celebrates its 44th birthday, it’s important to reflect on how […]