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New School Year Underway for HOPE Coalition

New School Year Underway for HOPE Coalition

    Members of the HOPE Coalition gathered for the first regular meeting of the new school year at the Lincoln School on Monday, September 17th.  Under New Business, Wendy Buxton Andrade and Byron Hall switched their roles as Coalition President and Vice-President, respectively.   Due to various scheduling conflicts last year, the traditional Chili Dinner […]

Gonzales, Grand Marshalls of 2018 Fiesta de Colores

Gonzales, Grand Marshalls of 2018 Fiesta de Colores

    Ida and Manuel Gonzales led the traditional Fiesta de Colores parade, Saturday, September 15th from the Granada High School to the town’s park as this year’s Grand Marshalls. The 10am parade featured six candidates for the queen and princess coronation as well as featuring two returning royalty members from 2017. Dee Melgosa, of […]

Blue Rose Ranch (Part 3) Horse Rescue Operations in Springfield, CO

Blue Rose Ranch (Part 3) Horse Rescue Operations in Springfield, CO

  Blue Rose Ranch (Part 3) This is the third and final article in the series describing the work behind the scenes of the horse rescue and adoption facilities at the Blue Rose Ranch in Springfield, Colorado, owned and operated by Cheryl and John Webb since 2007. Since the first day of operation to current […]

Teen Traffic Fatalities up 22 percent Last Year

Teen Traffic Fatalities up 22 percent Last Year

CDOT Launches Teen Driving Safety Campaign Focused on Driving Restrictions   STATEWIDE – Last year 67 young people between the ages of 15 and 20 were killed in traffic crashes in Colorado. This is a 22 percent increase from 2016 when 55 were killed and the highest number of fatalities for that age group since […]

LCC Make Space Director Updates Rotary on Computer Technology

LCC Make Space Director Updates Rotary on Computer Technology

    You start with a block of plastic, add some software programming, put it into a laser cutter machine and out pops a functioning monkey wrench, cut from the plastic block. That’s a simplification of an involved process, but taken down to basic elements, that’s a part of what’s offered from the Innovative Make […]

Lamar Community College Seeks Public Comment or Accreditation Evaluation

Lamar Community College Seeks Public Comment or Accreditation Evaluation

  Deadline for Submitted Comments is September 15th (Lamar, Colorado; August 13, 2018) Lamar Community College will host a team from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) on October 15-17 of this year to review the College’s continued ability to meet the HLC’c criteria for accreditation. Dr. Linda Lujan, LCC President, encouraged all to consider providing […]

Blue Rose Ranch (Part 2)

Blue Rose Ranch (Part 2)

  This is the second part of an article describing the activities of the Blue Rose Ranch in Springfield, Colorado. A horse rescue and adoption operation, it is a non-profit facility which began in 2007 and is owned and operated by John and Cheryl Webb. Because of the expense of running such an operation, the […]

Granada Gets Community Support for Annual National Night Out

Granada Gets Community Support for Annual National Night Out

  Granada’s National Night Out was held at the Granada Town Park on Tuesday, August 7th. There were approximately 125 folks who enjoyed live D.J. music with Vic Coberly, good food, drawings for prizes, balloon/dart game, old fashioned sack races and musical chairs that the kids loved.  The officers gave an Eddie Eagle Gun Safety […]

Blue Rose Ranch in Baca County, Over Decade of Service (Part 1)

Blue Rose Ranch in Baca County, Over Decade of Service (Part 1)

  Blue Rose Ranch in Baca County, just two miles north of Springfield along Highway 287, has been in operation as a non-profit foster care, adoption and horse rescue facility that has placed almost 300 horses since its beginning in 2007. Owners Cheryl and John Webb purchased two sites, one, along Bear Creek, is a […]

Eagle Scouts Can Come in Threes

Eagle Scouts Can Come in Threes

  Tate and Trent Rees, sons of Scott and Tammy Rees of Berthoud, and grandsons of Mark and Patty Rees of Lamar, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony at the Berthoud United Methodist Church on Sunday July 15, 2018. They join their brother Logan in attaining this coveted rank in scouting. This […]

Lamar District School Board Receives Best Grant, Needs Matching Funds

Lamar District School Board Receives Best Grant, Needs Matching Funds

    Lamar High School and Lincoln School are in dire need of infrastructure upgrades. The RE-2 District School Board approved a resolution during their August 13th meeting to place a question on the November 6th ballot to secure the balance of funds needed to complete a BEST Cash Grant Award to pay for the […]

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

      The Lamar Loop came a step closer to construction with the Lamar City Council approving the mayor’s signature on the Owner-Contractor agreement and general conditions with MonCor LLC during the August 13th council meeting.  The council has had plans for the Loop for some time while funds have been pending for the […]

New Signage for Safety

New Signage for Safety

  Three locations on Highway 287 through Lamar have been equipped with electronic street-crossing signage as part of the overall Downtown Project, according to Brian Long, CDOT Resident Engineer. Traveling north, motorists will encounter the three at the Lamar Community College Baseball Field at Merchant’s Park. This lighting system is known as RRFB, or Rectangular […]

Wheels Skateboard Park Officially Opens

Wheels Skateboard Park Officially Opens

    Few recent developments in the City of Lamar have been put to so much continued good use as the skateboard park in Willow Creek Park.   The park, in the northeast end of Willow Creek Park, has been in use for the past month since the basic construction was finalized.  And there were dozens […]

Council’s Work Session Covers Park Vendors, Preliminary 2019 Budget

Council’s Work Session Covers Park Vendors, Preliminary 2019 Budget

    The Lamar City Council held a work session Monday, August 6th to discuss the general direction for the approaching 2019 budget for the City of Lamar, and to discuss some of the pros and cons of having commercial vendors operate in the city’s parks. While there were no concrete amounts mentioned, Treasurer Kristin […]