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RE-2 Sets Special Teleconference for Board of Ed Meeting on March 30

RE-2 Sets Special Teleconference for Board of Ed Meeting on March 30

Lamar School District Re 2 Teleconference Access Only Board of Education Special Board Meeting Monday, March 30, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m. REVISED AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Approval of Agenda 3. New Business a) Approve policy exhibit – BEDA-E b) Superintendent Search Discussion c) Approve to Temporarily Suspend the Superintendent Search (If Necessary) d) […]

LPD Make Arrest Following Homicide Investigation-March 25, 2020

LPD Make Arrest Following Homicide Investigation-March 25, 2020

  The Lamar Police Department, Prowers County Sheriff’s Office and the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office thoroughly investigated the recent homicide which occurred on March 23, 2020. Continuous and diligent investigative efforts lead to officers being able to identify a male suspect and obtaining an arrest warrant for the individual. The individual was arrested and […]

Lamar Police Respond to Deceased at Scene

Lamar Police Respond to Deceased at Scene

  March 24, 2020 On Monday, March 23, 2020 at approximately 11:30 PM, officers responded to the 600 block of Imperial Drive on report of a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers located a male who was not conscious or breathing. Officers initiated lifesaving efforts however, the individual succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at […]

Southeast Health Group Still Offering Services

Southeast Health Group Still Offering Services

    Southeast Health Group announced that onsite appointments for behavioral health will be offered virtually amid the COVID-19 outbreak, effective March 17. Providers will be reaching out to clients this week to discuss these options. Along with moving regularly-scheduled services to telehealth platforms, the agency also purchased 20 iPhones capable of HIPAA and 42 […]

City Offices Restricted; Residents Encouraged to Use City Offices On-Line & Drop Box Payments Receptacles

City Offices Restricted; Residents Encouraged to Use City Offices On-Line & Drop Box Payments Receptacles

  Lamar, Colorado – As part of the City of Lamar’s ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and health of its residents, employees, and community-at-large, the City of Lamar has restricted in-person access to all City Buildings for at least 30 days. The City of Lamar is also cancelling or postponing boards and commissions meetings, […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations – MARCH 2020

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations – MARCH 2020

  ARPA Scholarship Program. In 2000 the Arkansas River Power Authority Board of Directors established a College Scholarship Program. The Program is administered through our member municipalities of Holly, La Junta, Lamar, Las Animas, Springfield and Trinidad, Colorado. The scholarship is awarded to one high school senior in each member municipality. The total scholarship award […]

Colorado Employment Situation - January 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2020

    Employers in Colorado added 1,300 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,814,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 900 and government increased 400. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from December to January at 2.5 percent. […]

Planning Commission Approves Subdivision Requests, Discusses Enhancement Grant Provisions

Planning Commission Approves Subdivision Requests, Discusses Enhancement Grant Provisions

  The Prowers Planning Commission approved two subdivision requests at their March 11 meeting at the County Annex. The request from VCRAF Agis Bent 50, LLC to subdivide 13.7 acres, which contains a homestead, from the existing acreage was approved. This was a first subdivision for A-1 Irrigated Land. Ron Peterson told the board the […]

Lamar Light Plant Conducts Pole Repairs

Lamar Light Plant Conducts Pole Repairs

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh informed the Utility Board members a vehicle struck and broke off a 40 foot wooden pole along Willow Valley Road Monday afternoon, March 2nd. The resulting power outage impacted customers in the Willow Valley area. The pole was replaced with a ductile iron pole for added strength […]

Local Health Officials Discuss Coronavirus Impact

Local Health Officials Discuss Coronavirus Impact

    In an effort to bring first-hand details of the Coronavirus situation to the city’s residents, Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin invited Karen Bryant, the Interim CEO from Prowers Medical Center, Eric Niemeyer, CEO of High Plains Community Health Center and the Prowers County Public Health Department to the City Council meeting this past Monday […]

Bicycle Colorado Instructs Students on Bike Techniques

Bicycle Colorado Instructs Students on Bike Techniques

    This past February 24th through the 27th, Bicycle Colorado held informational assemblies at local schools including Alta Vista Charter School, Washington and Parkview elementary schools, Lamar Middle School and the Freshman PE class at Lamar High school. The assemblies helped bring awareness to the Bikes in School program funded by the GenWild grant […]

Residential Development Incentive Package Approved by Lamar City Council

Residential Development Incentive Package Approved by Lamar City Council

    The Lamar City Council approved Resolution 20-03-01 for a new residential development and construction incentive program during its March 9th meeting. This follows a March 2nd work session at which time the program to help promote new home construction and new residential developments was discussed. The resolution authorizes a one-year incentive program featuring […]

Severe Weather Climatology for Southeast and South-Central Colorado

Severe Weather Climatology for Southeast and South-Central Colorado

  The National Weather Service Pueblo Severe Weather climatology page shows numerous severe convective weather statistics in graphical format for the National Weather Service (NWS), Pueblo (PUB) County Warning Area (CWA). The NWS Pueblo CWA consists of southeast and south-central Colorado. Data for the charts and figures were created from information from STORM DATA (published […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report, January 2020 Collected in February

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report, January 2020 Collected in February

    The City of Lamar Sales Tax report showed a positive revenue gain early in 2020 with collections up 5.52% for a $13,454 gain over this same time last year. Revenues for 2020 are at $257,304 compared to $243,849 in 2019. Use Tax collections for this period are up 215% for a gain of […]

Pelsue Product Offers Communications Connection

Pelsue Product Offers Communications Connection

    Pelsue, based in Englewood, Colorado has developed a self-contained, mobile work-trailer which enables first responders to re-establish cell phone communications when regular service has been interrupted by natural catastrophes such as tornadoes, floods, fires or hurricanes. Contracted by Verizon, Pelsue equips the shells with the required equipment at the Lamar assembly plant and […]