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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 […]

Civic Groups Donations Keep Lamar Sitting Pretty

Civic Groups Donations Keep Lamar Sitting Pretty

  Members of two local sororities, Laureate Rho and Beta Sigma Phi recently provided funding for two benches which have been set up at the two main playgrounds in Willow Creek Park.  These are gifts that will keep on giving, season in and season out. Both benches are in close proximity to the playground equipment […]

Lamar Days Royalty, Hawkins and Bates

Lamar Days Royalty, Hawkins and Bates

  After a year of anticipation, the Lamar Days parade will take place Saturday, May 15th, featuring the 2020 and 2021 Royalty as selected by the Zonta Club of Prowers County, Linda Hawkins and Jerry Bates as Grand Marshall’s. Lamar native, Linda has owned the Flower Boutique on South Main Street for 35 years after […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Climb

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Climb

    March 2021 showed impressive gains in City of Lamar sales tax revenue with City Sales Tax collected up 16.77% for a gain of $55,707 compared to 2020.  Collections for 2021 were $387,824 compared to 4332,119 for the same time a year ago.  Use Tax collections were up 121% for an improvement of $19,359 […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending May 9, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending May 9, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Isolated to heavy moisture was received in some areas last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Several northeastern counties received moisture and experienced cool temperatures last week, slowing fieldwork and crop emergence. Received moisture greatly benefitted non-irrigated crop and pasture conditions. Concerns remained for poorer winter wheat […]