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Summer Program Offers Free Meals and Rides to Area Youth

Summer Program Offers Free Meals and Rides to Area Youth

    One Step Up, Hunger Free Colorado and the Lamar School District are working together to help ensure that all area youngsters, under 18 years, can get a free lunch and a free ride to their meal in Willow Creek Park. Monday through Thursday, from 12:30 to 1:30pm, lunches will be served to all […]

City Pays off Water Bond

City Pays off Water Bond

    Kristin McCrea, City Treasurer explained to the council, the city’s Series 2009 Water Activity Revenue Refunding Bonds were paid in full on June 17, 2019 and the balance is now down to $0.00 and there are no further obligations for the District to pay interest and principal on the bonds. The Water Bond […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Helps Fund Development of Former K-Mart

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Helps Fund Development of Former K-Mart

    Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, outlined a funding proposal submitted by Lamar Main Street LLC, aka Gateway Safety Products, which has been manufacturing road flares in Lamar for the past several years. The company plans to expand its operation from its initial manufacturing site, the former Greenstreet Distributing Company on West Poplar […]

Birth Announcements: Burnett -/- Eskew

Birth Announcements: Burnett -/- Eskew

    Tyler Burnett and Mary Groover of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Warren Bradley Burnett at 6:52am at Prowers Medical Center on Friday, June 21, 2019. Warren weighed five pounds and three ounces and was 18 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Bryer Raymond Burnett.  Grandparents:  Jeff and Linda Groover and […]

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Takes Southeast State Tour

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Takes Southeast State Tour

    Lamar Community College was the last stop of the evening for Kate Greenberg, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, this past Thursday, June 20th.  Greenberg, who has been Commissioner since the start of the year, held a meet and greet with area ag producers, ranchers and the public in general at the college’s library, capping […]

Earl H. Millyard…November 3, 1925 – June 15, 2019

Earl H. Millyard…November 3, 1925 – June 15, 2019

  Earl Hadley Millyard passed away at Memorial Hospital Central, Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 15, 2019. He was 93 years old and died of natural causes. Earl was born on November 3, 1925 in Denver, Colorado. He was the first child born to Earl Elmer Millyard and Leah Edna (Wild) Millyard. Earl’s family moved […]

James S. Bellomy…June 3, 1933 – June 22, 2019

James S. Bellomy…June 3, 1933 – June 22, 2019

  A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar, Colorado resident, James S. Bellomy will be held at 10:00AM on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery in the Veteran’s Section under the auspices of the local V.F.W.   Per James’ […]

Court Date for Alleged Tailgate Shooter

Court Date for Alleged Tailgate Shooter

    A pre-trial conference has been set for Tuesday, July 2nd for 32 year old Reyes Hernandez who was arrested on various charges stemming from an alleged shooting incident at the Lamar Walmart parking lot, Sunday, June 16th.  An advisement hearing was held Monday, June 17th. The arrest affidavit states Hernandez shot at Frederico […]

Larry Haskell…January 9, 1955 – June 17, 2019

Larry Haskell…January 9, 1955 – June 17, 2019

    A celebration of life memorial service for former Lamar, Colorado resident, currently of Canon City, Colorado, Larry Haskell will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Peacock Family Chapel.   Per Larry’s request cremation will take place.   Larry was born on January 9, 1955 at Lamar, Colorado to […]

New Program Supports Agricultural Intern Opportunities

New Program Supports Agricultural Intern Opportunities

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) introduces the new Agricultural Workforce Development Program, which provides incentives to agricultural businesses, including farms and ranches, to hire interns. Qualified businesses may be reimbursed up to 50% of the actual cost of hiring an intern, not to exceed $5,000 per internship. “Investing in […]

OEDIT Launches Colorado Mutual Prosperity Program to Expand Workforce Dispersion

OEDIT Launches Colorado Mutual Prosperity Program to Expand Workforce Dispersion

Participating Rural Counties Eligible for Program Awareness Grants   DENVER – Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) unveiled a new economic development initiative aimed at encouraging economic prosperity throughout rural Colorado. Colorado’s Mutual Prosperity (COMP) Program incents new jobs that can be performed from eligible rural areas of the state. The program […]

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2019

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 2,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,766,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 900 and government increased 1,300. April estimates were revised down to 2,764,300, and the over the month change from March to April was […]

Guided Tour at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site

Guided Tour at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site

  On Saturday June 29, Park Guide Teri Jobe will present a free guided tour at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. The 90-minute tour will begin promptly at 10 am at the lower parking area, and will follow the Monument Hill Trail, a distance of a half mile, before concluding at the Monument Hill […]

June forecast shows continued growth for Colorado economy

June forecast shows continued growth for Colorado economy

    DENVER — The Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) released the June forecast showing stronger than expected revenue growth. Strong wage growth is driving continued consumer spending, sustaining our economic expansion. However, trade conflicts pose a risk to Colorado’s economy, as recently proposed escalations could result in higher prices for domestic consumers and […]

Railroad Trestle Permanently Off-limits to Public at John Martin Reservoir SWA

Railroad Trestle Permanently Off-limits to Public at John Martin Reservoir SWA

  HASTY, Colo. – Restrictions on public access to the railroad trestle bridge in the John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area will be strictly enforced after a recent near-tragedy involving a passenger train and two anglers.  Effective immediately, the public is barred from any access to the railroad trestle bridge by the BNSF Railway Police. […]