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Position Opens on Lamar Utility Board

Position Opens on Lamar Utility Board

Leo Hernandez, Lamar Utility Board member, indicated he is stepping down from his seat, now that his term has expired. “I can attend some future meetings for a while,” he explained, but stated he is not considering an additional term.  The board will make arrangements to advertise the position to the area. Board members meet […]

The Flag at the End of Town

The Flag at the End of Town

  The American flag is one of the most recognizable flags in the world, and the red, white and blue at Brad Semmens’ Country Acres and RV Motel Park stands out along Highway 287 as you enter or leave the southern section of Lamar. It’s big. There’s no denying that.  “It measures 25 by 45 […]

Water Quality Concerns Prompt Watershed Plan

Water Quality Concerns Prompt Watershed Plan

    Concerns about the increasing amount of trace minerals and salinity content in the Lower Arkansas River Basin has prompted a series of meetings to identify causes and develop solutions to the problem. The first stakeholders meeting was held July 13th at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn and hosted by Blake Osborn, CSU Extension […]

Crop Production – JULY 2017 - Colorado Highlights

Crop Production – JULY 2017 – Colorado Highlights

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of July 1, 2017, is forecast at 84.00 million bushels, according to the July 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is up 8 percent from the June 1 forecast but […]

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 […]

June 2017 Drought Update

June 2017 Drought Update

May was characterized by wet and cool conditions, particularly in southeast Colorado. The first 20 days of June were a drastic change characterized by hot temperatures and little rainfall. In most parts of the state, streamflow forecasts throughout the summer season are projected to be near normal to above normal and reservoir storage remains high. […]

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 […]

Art in the Park

Art in the Park

  Lamar artist, Jeremy Cooper, gathered with local officials and members of the Arkansas Valley Board of Realtors for the presentation of the first piece of artwork that will grace the Pocket Park in downtown Lamar. Cooper’s sculpture is being donated by the board. Char Herrera, co-owner of the Home Store in Lamar, was also […]

Colorado Water Conservation Bureau – May Drought Summary

Colorado Water Conservation Bureau – May Drought Summary

  Cool and wet conditions across much of Colorado throughout May have resulted in widespread elimination of drought conditions, abnormally dry conditions are present in Mesa and Park counties and will continued to be monitored. Water providers have no immediate concerns and expect reservoirs to fill. Some crops have been lost as a result of […]

Roof Repairs, a Drop at a Time

Roof Repairs, a Drop at a Time

Our May rains brought home the need for roof repair to many of the buildings around the downtown area of Lamar. Some businesses had buckets placed on their floors to catch dripping water from recent rains.  Some overhead awnings along Main Street were also dripping, an indication that these leaks can travel in at one […]

McClave Students Win LUB/ARPA Scholarships

McClave Students Win LUB/ARPA Scholarships

Two McClave High School students, James Steerman, who will be attending Western State Colorado University where he plans to study Business Finance and Administration and Blake Brubacher who will be attending Colorado State University where he plans to study Construction Management, were announced as the Lamar Utility Board/ARPA scholarship winners during the board’s regular meeting, […]

Council Approves Permit for Sand and Sage Beer Garden

Council Approves Permit for Sand and Sage Beer Garden

  The Prowers County Sand and Sage Fair Board was granted a special events permit for a beer garden by the Lamar City Council during its regular meeting, Monday, May 8th.  The vote was held following a public hearing which allowed citizens to speak for or against the request.  The beer garden will be held […]

Holly Trustees Approve ARPA Litigation Resolution,  Accept Resignation, Vote for Mayor Pro-tem

Holly Trustees Approve ARPA Litigation Resolution, Accept Resignation, Vote for Mayor Pro-tem

The Holly Trustees voted to accept the letter of resignation, submitted by Jerry Jones on Wednesday, May 3rd.  Letters of intent to serve as a Trustee will be accepted by the Town Clerk, Megan Jara until 5pm on Wednesday, May 31st.  If there is more than one, the Trustees can decide to conduct interviews of […]

Spring Snowstorm Interrupts Power

Spring Snowstorm Interrupts Power

“Saturday wasn’t so bad, but Sunday brought a lot of power line interruptions to our area,” according to Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh. There were some scattered outages due to downed power lines on Saturday, but the brunt of the storm, as far as downed lines, occurred through Sunday with the eastern-most areas of […]

Dodged a Bullet?

Dodged a Bullet?

Although Lamar residents encountered snow and winds and downed tree limbs, compared to other areas of Prowers County, we got our moisture, but not all that much snow. Springfield and other southern Colorado communities had anywhere from 10 inches of snow to 7.5 as reported in Campo by the National Weather Service and from four […]