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Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

    The 2019 Pedal the Plains, three-day biking event, will be held in Lamar, Springfield and Holly between Friday, September 13th through the 15th.  Each of the three days takes a commitment from community volunteers, according to Tour Director, Deirdre Moynihan.  She and several members of the planning group held an overview meeting for […]

Lamar’s Main Street Project, 99.5% Complete

Lamar’s Main Street Project, 99.5% Complete

    They’re gone! Construction workers, flag holders, earth moving machines, concrete trucks…all seemed to disappear as of late Friday, December 14th.  The last observed task was steam-blasting away the temporary road stripes at the north end of Main, around Loaf and Jug and putting down some new paint for lanes now that almost all […]

Highway 287 Road Construction Update

Highway 287 Road Construction Update

  American Civil Constructors, the firm which is renovating portions of North and South Main Streets through Lamar, is progressing through the third stage of the project which involves the section of work on the west side of North Main from Hickory to Sherman Streets.  It will be moving the operation onto the east side […]

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 […]

Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287

Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287

    Two fires broke out on the southeast Colorado plains Friday afternoon, June 15th, and as of Monday, June 18th, according to Prowers County Fire Chief, Staffon Warn, the causes have not been determined. 148 acres of uncut wheat were burned, just south of the Hixson farms, along Highway 287, about 7 miles south […]

Road Construction on Main Street Entering New Phase

Road Construction on Main Street Entering New Phase

    Tony Gregorich of American Civil Constructors announced he’ll be visiting with Main Street businesses in Lamar, updating owners on the latest gains made by the construction crews. Crews are wrapping up the concrete operations for Phase ll between Oak and Beech Streets and they will continue to move northwards to begin Phases lll […]

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 […]

Council Receives CDOT Update on Main Street Construction

Council Receives CDOT Update on Main Street Construction

    The Lamar City Council was provided with a Highway 287/Main Street construction update by a representative of American Civil Constructors, the engineering firm contracted for the highway upgrade during their January 8th meeting. “Once we get done with the east side between Park and Oak Streets, we’ll start on the median and that […]

County Lending Support to Historic Marker Upgrade-Properties Planned for Upgrades in 2018

County Lending Support to Historic Marker Upgrade-Properties Planned for Upgrades in 2018

    Julie Sumpter, of the Fort William Bent Chapter of DAR, Connie Jacobson and Big Timbers Museum Curator, Kathleen Scranton, met with the commissioners to discuss relocating the Santa Fe Trail Marker on Highway 287, about a quarter mile south of the Museum. Sumpter cited a number of reasons for the planned move to […]

Main Street Construction Progress Report

Main Street Construction Progress Report

  ACC Mountain West is concurrently working on Phases l & lll on the US Highway 287 reconstruction project through Main Street Lamar. The work consists of installation of a new waterline system, storm drainage system and concrete paving between Park Street and Canal Road. Phase l, located between Park and Oak Streets will maintain […]

Multiple Fatalities in Baca County Crash

Multiple Fatalities in Baca County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a crash that occurred at approximately 0530 hours on Colorado 287 Mile Post 42, which is approximately 12 miles north of the town of Springfield in Baca County on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. A 2002 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound on Colorado 287. A 2003 Kia STL, 2015  Hyundai […]

Three Die in Early Morning Baca County Crash

Three Die in Early Morning Baca County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash involving three fatalities. The crash occurred on Colorado 287 approximately five miles north of Campo.  On Wednesday morning, at approximately 2:23am, a semi tractor-trailer was southbound on Hwy 287 when it traveled into the northbound lane colliding head-on with a northbound semi-tractor flatbed trailer. After […]

CSP Investigates Three Vehicle Crash, Fatality in Kiowa County

CSP Investigates Three Vehicle Crash, Fatality in Kiowa County

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a three-vehicle crash, which resulted in a single fatality. The crash occurred on April 13, 2017 at 2342 hours, on Colorado Highway 287 near milepost 122, in Kiowa County.  A 2015 Dodge Ram Pickup was traveling southbound on Colorado Highway 287 when the Dodge passed a 2005 Peterbilt, […]

Main Street Renovation Underway

Main Street Renovation Underway

Motorists are keenly aware that Main Street road construction has commenced in Lamar. The long-anticipated and discussed renovation project got underway on two fronts; the railroad crossing dividing North and South Main Street and what is termed Phase I between Park and Oak Streets. A drainage line is being constructed underneath the railroad tracks and […]

Main Street Renovations are Ready to Roll

Main Street Renovations are Ready to Roll

Look for the long-anticipated Main Street renovation project in Lamar to begin in February. A standing room only capacity crowd attended the CDOT open house briefing at the Cultural Events Center Thursday evening, January 19, to hear the plans from American Civil Constructors, the firm hired to conduct the renovation work, a project that will run […]