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NWS Posts Severe Storms Watch for S.E. Colorado for Thursday Afternoon

NWS Posts Severe Storms Watch for S.E. Colorado for Thursday Afternoon

  A few severe storms to impact southeast Colorado today.  REMINDER-a watch is not as severe for an immanent storm as a warning post. A few severe thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and into this evening across the plains. Severe thunderstorms will be capable of hail up to the size of golfballs and wind gusts […]

Lamar Council Gets Financial Status Report

Lamar Council Gets Financial Status Report

    City Administrator, John Sutherland, provides periodic financial updates for the council during their bi-monthly meeting schedule and said that despite some lower numbers for the City Sales Tax Revenue, overall expenses are below budget so far this year. The May summery sheet outlined some of the more prominent financial features for the city […]

Cattle on Feed Report

Cattle on Feed Report

CATTLE ON FEED – COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 970,000 head as of June 1, 2017. This latest inventory is 1 percent above last month and 9 percent above the June 1, 2016 […]

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Tuesday, July 4 from 1:30 to4:30 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2017 Frontier Fourth Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s. The victory over the British in the […]

Bike to Work Draws Large, Hungry Crowd

Bike to Work Draws Large, Hungry Crowd

  The first day of summer, June 21, 2017, coincided this year with the annual Bike to Work day, held at the Lamar Community Building. Temperatures were already in the 70s by 7am, but perhaps people around Lamar like it hotter, as 76 persons walked or pedaled to the annual event to enjoy a free […]

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

    Tera Bender, board member of LPI, Lamar Partnership Inc., explained the function of the Main Street Community group and its mission in the Lamar community during the Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting on Tuesday, June 20th. LPI is a non-profit 501C4 organization which has qualified for a Main Street Community designation, and Lamar is […]

CSP Investigating Two Vehicle Crash in Kiowa County

CSP Investigating Two Vehicle Crash in Kiowa County

  Friday, June 16, 2017, at approximately 4:34pm, Colorado State Patrol was notified of a two vehicle crash on Highway 287 near mile post 113, which is located inside the town of Eads, Colorado. Vehicle #1, a 2010 white Dodge Dakota, driven by 26 year old John, Launius of Eads, CO, was traveling northbound (in […]

Housing Roundtable Details Future Needs Assessment Study

Housing Roundtable Details Future Needs Assessment Study

Adequate and affordable housing is a central ingredient in the economic development of Lamar and Prowers County. Although some studies have already been conducted on housing needs in the local area, an in-depth listening session which will combine group and one-on-one interviews and a printed questionnaire survey, will be conducted in southeast Colorado in July. […]

Health Agencies Conduct Training Exercise

Health Agencies Conduct Training Exercise

Just as a sports team will run through their practice drills, health agencies throughout Colorado took part in a coordinated Pubic Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise to practice the distribution of medicines to the general public in a simulated emergency. The plan was set up by the CDPHE, Colorado Department of Health and Environment for action […]

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2017

Employers in Colorado added 10,600 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,645,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 11,500 and government decreased 900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from April to May at 2.3 percent. The number […]

Granada Landfill Issues on Hold

Granada Landfill Issues on Hold

The Granada Trustees are following the ‘wait and see’ actions of other smaller Colorado communities regarding state imposed landfill regulations, to see if any solutions can be provided by several groups in the state such as Action 22, local county commissioners or Colorado Communities Incorporated.  Granada, Holly, Springfield and other small towns are stating that […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report

  Revenue from the City of Lamar sales tax declined again, posting a 3.75% drop for City Sales Tax, Use Tax and other collections, and a 3.95% drop for Sales and Use Tax collected since the start of the year. The City Sales Tax was off a fraction of a percentage point at 0.04%.  The […]

City Holds Public Hearings for Land Annexation and Motel Room Tax

City Holds Public Hearings for Land Annexation and Motel Room Tax

Two, brief public hearings were held by the Lamar City Council Monday, June 12th, and both should have a lasting impact on the local economy for years to follow. The council approved an ordinance promoting a 5% motel room sales tax. Voters will be able to decide in the upcoming November election if the measure will […]

New Truck Stop Planned for Lamar

New Truck Stop Planned for Lamar

    Bill Mulligan, Vice President of Development for the franchise Pilot Flying J, said Pilot Travel Center will open their newest project in Lamar in about 100 days from the start of construction. The Center will occupy land just north of Avenida Colonia and to the east of Highway 50. The Lamar City Council […]

Hot Cars Can Harm Dogs, Know Your Legal Rights

Hot Cars Can Harm Dogs, Know Your Legal Rights

Media Release: June 12, 2017 Temperatures in cars increase a more rapidly than most people think. In just 10 minutes the car temperature can rise 19 degrees and in 30 minutes the temperature can rise 34 degrees. So on an 80°F day in just 10 minutes the temperature in a car can rise to 99°F […]