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Conservation Easement Work Group Set for Lamar

Conservation Easement Work Group Set for Lamar

  Colorado State Legislators and the interested public are invited to a Conservation Easement Work Group Thursday, October 24th at the Cultural Events Center in Lamar. The discussion will focus on House Bill 2019-1264. AGENDA: 08:45 –                   Coffee & Donuts 09:00 – 9:15        Welcome & Overview of Work Group status ….. Alan Gentz […]

Arosha Loku Umagiliyage Joins Lamar Community College Precision Agriculture Program

Arosha Loku Umagiliyage Joins Lamar Community College Precision Agriculture Program

  Lamar, Col. – Arosha Loku Umagiliyage, Agriculture Faculty, recently joined Lamar Community College (LCC) to develop and deliver a new Precision Agriculture Program. Umagiliyage is an agriculture technology researcher who worked on diverse areas of agriculture- food safety, bioprocess technology, and precision agriculture. Before joining LCC, he was a research assistant and a teaching […]

Council Sets 2020 Budget, Sends Ambulance Agreement to County

Council Sets 2020 Budget, Sends Ambulance Agreement to County

    City of Lamar ambulance service will be continued in areas of Prowers County not served by the Holly Ambulance Service. This past June, Prowers County agreed to a six month contract for $60,000 in which ambulance service would be provided to those areas until December 31st.  The city and county had agreed to […]

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue for August, 2019

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue for August, 2019

    City of Lamar Sales Tax revenue collected in August, 2019 showed a 5.56% gain over last year for an increase of $15,521.12 for a total of $294,738, compared to $279,217 for 2018. Use Tax was down 29.13% for a drop of $8,323 and Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 2.40% for […]

ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority - Business Operations Summary, October 2019

ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority – Business Operations Summary, October 2019

        Future Power Supply Considerations: During the legislative session of 2019, the State legislature passed a handful of new bills that will most certainly have an impact on future power supply options and cost. The legislation included goals to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) by 26% by 2025 and 50% by 2030. […]

Gateway Safety Flare acquired by Orion Safety Products

Gateway Safety Flare acquired by Orion Safety Products

  LAMAR, October 10, 2019 – As of Friday, October 4, 2019, Gateway Safety Flare (GSF) of Lamar announced that it has completed the sale of its Lamar business interests to Orion Safety Products. Orion Safety Products, a leader in safety flare and emergency signaling devices, has facilities in Maryland, Indiana and Pennsylvania. GSF owners […]

The Local Ballot for November General Election

The Local Ballot for November General Election

    Prowers County voters will cast their ballots by mail for the November General Election on Tuesday, November 5th.  These are the local issues and candidates voters will consider. The sample coordinated ballot from the Prowers County Clerk and Recorders office shows three candidates for two positions on the Holly RE-3 District school board. […]

Playground Closer to Completion

Playground Closer to Completion

    The Nature Play area on the western side of Willow Creek Park is almost ready for kids to enjoy and test their skills. In some ways it’s similar to other playground ‘jungle gyms’ or ‘monkey bars’ that were developed as early as the 1920s and used by several generations of kids. The road leading […]

Weapons and Drugs Netted in Arrest

Weapons and Drugs Netted in Arrest

  On Saturday, September 28, 2019 officers of the Lamar Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 100 block of W. Grant St. Lamar for a traffic violation. K9 Spark was utilized and indicated a positive alert for narcotics in the vehicle. The driver, identified as Christopher Payne, age 25 of […]

Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center for Prowers County

Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center for Prowers County

    Pursuant to 1-5-101 and 1-7.5-107 C.R.S., Prowers County Clerk and Recorder Jana Coen is seeking written comments from residents of Prowers County regarding the designation of a voter service and polling center in conjunction with HB13-1303. House Bill 13-1303 requires a County Clerk and Recorder to solicit public comment concerning the location of […]

Lamar Police Department Press Release - Wildlife - Bobcat

Lamar Police Department Press Release – Wildlife – Bobcat

    In the recent weeks, there have been multiple sightings of at least one bobcat in the area of Memorial Drive. As a reminder, we live in a rural community where the wildlife, including skunks, coyotes, prairie dogs, porcupines, raccoons, deer and bobcats,  frequently visit our neighborhoods during the day and night. While you […]

Train Depot Award Ceremony

Train Depot Award Ceremony

      The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Passenger Depot will be recognized Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Lamar Welcome Center (109 E Beech St, Lamar, CO 81052) as a result of its listing on the National Registration of Historic Places. A plaque will be presented at the Train Depot on behalf […]

Food for Thought at Colorado Mills

Food for Thought at Colorado Mills

    Colorado Mills hosted its 4th annual chef’s tour of the facilities in Lamar this past Monday, September 30th, providing an opportunity for Front Range representatives to learn about some aspects of field to market production in hopes of adding to the growth of rural agriculture products along the Front Range and throughout the […]

Plenty to Do for Chamber Oktoberfest

Plenty to Do for Chamber Oktoberfest

    There are plenty of events and attractions for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest, Saturday, October 5th at the Lamar Chamber offices along East Beech Street. Food vendors will keep you from getting hungry with offers of BBQ, burgers, fries, ribbon fries, funnel cakes, corn dogs, pretzels, ice cream beads, kettle corn […]

Honkers Visit Ark Valley Vision

Honkers Visit Ark Valley Vision

    The Lamar Honkers recently congratulated Dr. Spencer McConkie, OD on his new facility at 1607 South Main Street in Lamar. Ark Valley Vision, formerly Ballantyne Vision on East Olive Street, has been in operation from their brand new offices for the pasts several months and held a recent open house Thursday, September 19th. […]