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Colorado River Basin States Move Forward with Contingency Plan to Address Looming Crisis

Colorado River Basin States Move Forward with Contingency Plan to Address Looming Crisis

  DENVER – The seven Colorado River Basin States of Colorado, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming signed a letter to Congress today requesting legislation to implement a negotiated contingency plan that responds to the historic dry conditions and the effects of climate change on the Colorado River. “Water is the lifeblood of […]

Granada Trustees Move Forward on Water Project

Granada Trustees Move Forward on Water Project

    The Granada Trustees, following a public hearing Wednesday, March 20th, voted to move forward on water system improvements for the community.  A resolution on the project and financing costs will be on the April 10th agenda during their regular monthly meeting. David Frisch, consulting engineer for GMS, Inc., said, “This is a great […]

Ill Wind

Ill Wind

    The High Wind Warning from the National Weather Service in Pueblo began Wednesday afternoon and is expected to diminish by mid day Thursday in southeast Colorado. The areas impacted in the region were all of Kiowa, Bent, Prowers and Baca Counties.  An intense low pressure system moving north and east across Northwestern Kansas […]

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 […]

Lamar Seeking Grant for Main Street Building Purchase

Lamar Seeking Grant for Main Street Building Purchase

      The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved the application for an $18,000 DoLA Mini-Grant to purchase the building known years ago as the Main Café at 114 South Main Street in Lamar. The property has been in disrepair although inside demolition work began in 2014 after the property had been purchased in an effort […]

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 […]

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 […]

Viaero Erecting Shorter Broadband Tower on South 6th Street

Viaero Erecting Shorter Broadband Tower on South 6th Street

    This past June, the Lamar City Council denied a permit to erect a 100 foot wireless broadband communications tower at 207 South 6th Street, as requested by Viaero Wireless and Mountain Tower & Land LLC.  The Lamar Planning and Zoning Commission approved the request during their May meeting following a public hearing, but […]

CPW News: Colorado and Kansas Sign Historic Agreement

CPW News: Colorado and Kansas Sign Historic Agreement

Create Permanent Water Supply at CPW’s John Martin Reservoir State Park   HASTY, Colo. – A 40-year deadlock between Colorado and Kansas has been resolved with the signing of a historic agreement that will provide a new source of water for a permanent fish and wildlife conservation pool in John Martin Reservoir. The long-sought compromise between […]

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 […]

LCC Hosts SE Colorado Regional Science Fair

LCC Hosts SE Colorado Regional Science Fair

    Close to 90 elementary, junior high and high school students took part in the annual Southeast Regional Science Fair, at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center, Wednesday, February 27. Students stood by their science displays on the gym floor, explaining to regional judges, the content of their science project and what was their […]

Lamar Utilities Board Reschedules Meeting with Solar Customers

Lamar Utilities Board Reschedules Meeting with Solar Customers

      The Lamar Utility Board will reschedule a planned meeting with solar customers, tentatively set for March 12th at the Light Plant offices at 100 North Second Street.  The customers have been meeting with members of the Prowers Economic Prosperity board and will make a full presentation of their concerns regarding solar interconnect […]

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 […]

Prowers County Commissioners OK Fairground Use

Prowers County Commissioners OK Fairground Use

    Several organizations were granted waivers for use of the Prowers County Fairgrounds for their scheduled events in 2019. The Prowers County Commissioners approved the rental of the fairgrounds for the annual Sand and Sage Roundup set for August 3rd through the 10th this year.  Axel Thurner, representing the Vaqueros Saddle Club and the […]