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LCC Commencement Ceremonies for Class of 2020-2021

(Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) graduates from the class of 2021 and the class of 2020, which was unable to have an in-person ceremony last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, were recognized during the 82nd Annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 8. The ceremony was held outdoors to minimize risk and, with the […]

Signed Law: Off Highway Vehicles Not Allowed on Streets, Highways in Colorado

COLORADO – On May 7, 2021 Governor Jared Polis signed into state law that off highway vehicles (OHV), regardless of the state or other jurisdiction in which the off-highway vehicle is registered or titled, will not be allowed on public streets, roads, or highways of the State. Off highway vehicles include ATVs, four wheelers, and side-by-sides, and […]

Changing City Silhouette

  These pictures serve as an example of just how quickly the profile of the Lamar Repowering Project is being altered during the demolition project. The two smoke stacks to the west of the main scaffolding structure were still standing as of Tuesday afternoon. Now, they’ve been cut into approximately 25 foot sections, stretched out […]

Crop Production Report – May 2021

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS: Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2021, is forecast at 57.80 million bushels, according to the May 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 41 percent above last year’s production of 41.04 million […]

Prowers County Public Health Department COVID-19 Update for May 11, 2021

    The number of Covid cases in Prowers County shot up in the last reporting period.  The seven day Test Positivity Rate climbed to 10.04%, up from 2.75% from the week before.  The overall goal is <5%.  There have been 18 cases in the past seven days and three in the past 14 days. […]

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

    Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund Board The Board manages the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund, which receives a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds. These proceeds are used to make investments through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission and award grants to local governments and land trusts. Funds are used for open space and […]

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  • Lenore Mulbery…November 6, 1923 – January 30, 2021

    Lenore Mulbery…November 6, 1923 – January 30, 2021

    A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Lenore Mulbery will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with The Reverend Jennifer Shadle. Inurnment for Lenore has taken place at the Fort Lyon National Cemetery.   Lenore was born November 6, 1923 in Denver, Colorado to Annie Laurie […]

  • Light Plant Coal Conveyer Down, Smoke Stack is Next

    Light Plant Coal Conveyer Down, Smoke Stack is Next

        Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, told the utility board members that now that the coal conveyer that spanned East Maple Street has been removed, the stacks associated with the Lamar Repowering Project will be the next pieces of equipment that are removed from the area off North Second and Maple Streets. “You […]

  • Nursing Graduates Honored at During May 7 Pinning at LCC

    Nursing Graduates Honored at During May 7 Pinning at LCC

    (Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) Nursing graduates were honored on May 7 during a Nurse Pinning Ceremony, the culminating event that celebrates the students’ completion of their studies and ability to begin working professionally. Twenty-three students from the class of 2021 were pinned during the ceremony, held at the LCC Wellness Center, including eight […]

  • Council Reviews Ordinances for Public Safety Committee/Building Vacancy Registration

    Council Reviews Ordinances for Public Safety Committee/Building Vacancy Registration

      The Lamar City Council held in-depth discussions regarding two ordinances during its May 10th meeting.  One proposes the creation of a five-member Public Safety Advisory Board for the community and the other outlines guidelines for owners of vacant buildings to identify their future plans for the property. The safety committee Ordinance #1245 will receive […]

  • Bennet Announces Over $5.7 Billion in Funding to Help State, Local Economic Recovery Efforts in Colorado

    Bennet Announces Over $5.7 Billion in Funding to Help State, Local Economic Recovery Efforts in Colorado

    Funding Passed in the American Rescue Plan Act Will Help State and Local Governments Rebuild and Recover from Economic Fallout of COVID-19 Washington, D.C. – Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced over $5.7 billion in funding for state and local governments in Colorado as they continue to rebuild and recover from the economic fallout of […]

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