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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 […]

CSP Investigating Hwy 50 Single Vehicle Crash

CSP Investigating Hwy 50 Single Vehicle Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a single vehicle crash Monday, March 12th at approximately 5:31pm involving serious bodily injury that occurred on Colorado 50 at Mile Post 428, approximately six miles west of Lamar. A 1999 Ford F350, driven by Omar Ayala, age 24, of Wiley, Colorado, was westbound on Colorado 50 […]

Council Considers ARPA Agreement

Council Considers ARPA Agreement

  The Lamar City Council tabled Resolution 18-03-01 for the issuance of refunding bonds by the Arkansas River Power Authority until additional contract information included in the Preliminary Official Statement can be reviewed. The council set March 19th as an additional meeting date to review the documents which will be sent to them as of […]

Las Animas Youth Dies in Vehicle Accident

Las Animas Youth Dies in Vehicle Accident

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on Bent County Road 12 .1 miles north of JJ road on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at approximately 2130 hours (9:30pm). The crash is approximately 2 miles north east of Las Animas, Colorado. 16 year-old Cutter Nicholas of Las Animas CO was northbound on […]

Holly Trustees Approve ARPA Bond Refunding Resolution

Holly Trustees Approve ARPA Bond Refunding Resolution

    The Holly Trustees approved Resolution 2018-3, acknowledging and approving the issuance of refunding bonds by the Arkansas River Power Authority. A follow-up presentation of the refunding proposal was made to the trustees by ARPA General Manager, Rick Rigel, during their March 7th monthly meeting.  He outlined the plans for them during their February […]

Out With the Old, in With the Blue

Out With the Old, in With the Blue

The second phase of US Highway 287 construction through downtown Lamar has been underway for about three weeks now and it seems to be moving at a quicker pace than the initial phase of roadwork between Park and Oak Streets. Crews recently installed a waterline on the south side of the railroad tracks to the […]

Two Vehicle Accident at 6th and Hickory

Two Vehicle Accident at 6th and Hickory

    Lamar Police and Lamar Fire, Ambulance and EMS responded to a two vehicle accident that occurred shortly before 8am on Thursday, March 1st, at the intersection of 6th and Hickory Streets, due north of the railroad crossing in Lamar. While details are not available at this time, EMS responders appeared to be transferring […]