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Lamar Honkers Visit Mackey Realty and Galaxy Gallery and RC Media

  The Lamar Chamber Honkers paid a visit to new business ventures in Lamar recently, Mackey Realty located in the Village Shopping Center and Galaxy Gallery and RC Media at 108 North Main Street in Lamar. The second visit of the day was to Galaxy Gallery and RCM Consulting and Consignment at 108 North Main […]

Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

    A visit to parts of Lamar indicates some people are busy this mid-winter. The pace has increased at the community correction facility, known as the Advantage Treatment Center on East Maple Street.  Mark Carrigan, who is handling most of the renovation project for the former WPA facilities, said he expects the eastern most […]

Granada Moving Forward with Water Tank Grant

    Granada Trustees and Mayor Glenn Otto discussed an application for a DoLA water grant to fund a new water tank for the town. Otto has been in talks with a representative from the GMS engineering firm which alternated between a new water main system for Granada and a new water tank.  Otto suggested […]

County Commissioners OK Public Land Ordinance, Approve Lodging Tax Applicants

    Ordinance 2019-1 regulating control of public parks, land and facilities in the county was approved on second reading by the Prowers County Commissioners during their February 12th meeting. ‘Open Space’ as defined in the ordinance includes any park, public lands or facilities that Prowers County owns in fee: and all trails, waters, buildings, […]

LUB Restocking Parts, Wind Turbine Repairs Underway

  The Lamar Utility Board approved a lease agreement with Prowers County for the installation of Advanced Media Infrastructure (AMI) metering antennae and a base station at the Carlton Tower. The $3,000 fee is automatically renewable each year. The Board also approved the purchase of several groups of poles to replace its inventory including 40 […]

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, gave an update on funding for new outdoor Christmas decorations for the city. During a January 28th meeting of the Lamar Redevelopment Authority, Cue said many of the current light pole decorations are almost 40 years old and have been repaired by Lamar Light and Power.  A four […]

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  • Birth Announcement: Ayala

    Birth Announcement: Ayala

      Tarynn Lane and Omar Ayala of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Sienna Ellis Ayala at 11:11am at Prowers Medical Center on Sunday, February 10, 2019 with Dr. Korkis attending. Sienna weighed six pounds and was 19 ½ inches in length at birth.  Grandparents:  Jeff Lane and Candy Batterton, Shannon and Neal […]

  • Leo Emery Moreno…January 21, 1954 – February 11, 2019

    Leo Emery Moreno…January 21, 1954 – February 11, 2019

        A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Leo E. Moreno will be held at 10:30AM on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Per Leo’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Leo was born on January 21, 1954 at La Junta, […]

  • Colorado Opportunity Zone Office Opening to Assist Investments in Communities

    Colorado Opportunity Zone Office Opening to Assist Investments in Communities

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  • Robert R. “Rich” Sellard…October 20, 1934 – February 10, 2019

    Robert R. “Rich” Sellard…October 20, 1934 – February 10, 2019

        BUCKLIN – Robert R. “Rich” Sellard 84, died Sunday, February 10, 2019 at his home in Bucklin. He was born October 20, 1934 at Holly, Colorado, the son of Arvel and Hattie (Casteel) Sellard. Over the years he worked for several COOPS in Colorado and Kansas. On June 7, 1953 he married Vera […]

  • City Taking Steps to Move Storm Water off the Streets

    City Taking Steps to Move Storm Water off the Streets

      The City of Lamar is seeking two $600,000 grants, one from a Community Development Block Grant and another from the Department of Local Affairs to help complete a storm water drainage improvement project. A $78,000 cash match from the city will bring the total cost of the project to $1,278,000.  The cash match has […]

  • Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Takes a Drop for 2019

    Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Takes a Drop for 2019

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