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Lamar Chamber of Commerce Hosts 103rd Annual Banquet

Lamar Chamber of Commerce Hosts 103rd Annual Banquet

  The 2023 Lamar Chamber of Commerce annual banquet highlighted the community service and economic efforts of individuals and businesses in the local community. County Commissioner, Ron Cook was presented with the Citizen of the Year Award for his on-going support of community activities including his 26 years of work with popular car shows for […]

Lamar to Host Portion of Hemming Great Race, 2023

Lamar to Host Portion of Hemming Great Race, 2023

  Lots of vehicles pass through Lamar every day, but residents are going to look twice at the type and number of vehicles that stop in town for a lunch break on Saturday, July 1st.  Lamar is one leg of a 2,300-mile Hemming’s Great Race spanning the miles between St. Augustine, Florida on June 24th […]

Bennet, Hickenlooper Urge BOR to Allocate Additional Funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit

Bennet, Hickenlooper Urge BOR to Allocate Additional Funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit

      Washington, D.C. — Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper urged the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to consider allocating additional funding from the recent omnibus funding bill for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) or the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) for the Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC). The AVC is a planned 130-mile water-delivery […]

Council Approves 4th Extension Agreement with RB LLC

Council Approves 4th Extension Agreement with RB LLC

    RB Colorado, LLC and the City of Lamar continue to work toward the beginning of an Arby’s fast-food franchise for 1102 North Main Street.  The Lamar City Council granted the corporation a 4th, 90-day extension on the contract during its January 23rd meeting, which will now expire on April 13th of this year.  […]

PEP Hosts State and Local Vocational Rehabilitation Representatives

PEP Hosts State and Local Vocational Rehabilitation Representatives

  Tiffany Garcia, Business Outreach Specialist for the state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Don Yoxsimer, Client Consultant for the Lamar Workforce Center, presented an overview for the Prowers Economic Prosperity board on the programs available to assist businesses and employees in the Prowers County Region. “We have the ability to help workers to repurpose […]

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2022

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2022

  8,600 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in December Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.3%   Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point in December to 3.3 percent. The number of unemployed individuals dropped by 6,700 over the same time period to 106,700. Colorado’s unemployment rate has ranged […]

Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet Set for January 27th

Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet Set for January 27th

    The Lamar Eagles Lodge will play host to this year’s annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet, Friday, January 27th at 6pm.  Tickets are $28 per person which includes the evening meal and may be ordered through the chamber at 336-4379 or purchased at the door. The new line-up of directors will be introduced […]

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report – November 2022

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report – November 2022

    There was a 6.64% gain in City Sales tax revenue reported for a $21,969 increase over the 2021 report for a total of $352,667 for 2022 and $330,697 for 2021.  Use Tax collections were off 32.35% for a drop of $12,104.  Total Sales and Use tax collections for this period were up 2.15% […]

Grants Will Provide Additional Lighting for Lamar’s Parks

Grants Will Provide Additional Lighting for Lamar’s Parks

  Lamar Police Chief and Mayor Kirk Crespin officiated at the swearing-in ceremony for two new Lamar Police Department officers, Joshua Bourdreau and Liam Toomey at the outset of the January 9th council meeting. City Treasurer, Kristin Schwartz recapped the 2023 Department of Justice Safer Street Grants the city received at the end of 2022.  […]

2022 Year in Review - December

2022 Year in Review – December

The following are some highlights of the past year which had an impact on Prowers County residents   Riverside Communications, LLC signs agreement to purchase KLMR (AM) and KLMR-FM Radio KLMR radio, in Lamar, Colorado, originally signed on the air as an AM radio station in December of 1948.  Nearly 28 years later, KLMR-FM was […]

The 2023 High Plains Snow Goose Festival Returns to Lamar February 3 - 5, 2023

The 2023 High Plains Snow Goose Festival Returns to Lamar February 3 – 5, 2023

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the High Plains Snow Goose Festival with three days of tours and events.   LAMAR, Colorado — Southeastern Colorado’s High Plains Snow Goose Festival is set to return to Lamar from February 3rd through the 5th. Lamar is home to more than 400 species of birds over a year, making […]

Leadership Governance & Policy Academy for Action 22

Leadership Governance & Policy Academy for Action 22

  The Action 22 Foundation Board of Directors announces the reopening of the Action 22 Foundation. The primary purpose for reopening of the Foundation is to launch the Action 22 Leadership Policy & Governance Academy. Installation of a new Board of Directors for the Foundation took place at the December 2, Action 22, Inc. board […]

2022 Year in Review - November

2022 Year in Review – November

  Here are some of the highlights of the year which had an impact on county residents Lamar Ballot Question 300 Defeated by Voters UNOFFICIAL NUMBERS 1,300 ballots were delivered to the County Clerk’s Office as of the close of voting at 7pm Tuesday, November 8th so the outcome may change. Question 300 was intended […]

2022 Year in Review – October

2022 Year in Review – October

  Here’s a review of some of the Highlights of 2022 in Prowers County   1819 Improvements are on the Right Track The upgrade, clean-up and paint job for the steam locomotive and coal car, the #1819 “Prairie Engine” that serves as a representation of the routes of travel across the High Plains, is almost […]

Bright Side Nutrition Grand Opening in Lamar

Bright Side Nutrition Grand Opening in Lamar

The Grand Opening for Bright Side Nutrition, a new, daily healthy spot in Lamar, Colorado at 111 West Elm Street, was held this past Saturday, December 31st, 2022, from 8am-4pm. There were fun specials, yummy treats, raffles, good vibes, and so much more. Bright Side offers over 60 different nutritious and delicious protein shakes filled […]