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City Administrator Leaving To Pursue New Career Path

City Administrator Leaving To Pursue New Career Path

  Stephen Kil has announced his resignation from his position as Lamar’s City Administrator, effective as of the close of business on May 19, 2021. The Mayor, City Council and staff members have expressed their appreciation to Steve for his immediate impact on city operations for the 14 months that he served as Administrator. Steve […]

May Ranch in Lamar Selected for 2021 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award®.

May Ranch in Lamar Selected for 2021 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award®.

  The May Ranch is owned and operated by the Dallas and Brenda May family of Prowers County. The conservation practices that the Mays have implemented on their cattle ranch have improved the wildlife habitat, water quality and grass and soil health. The award, given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, recognizes ranchers, farmers, […]

Summer and Fall Registration is now open at LCC

Summer and Fall Registration is now open at LCC

  (Lamar, COLO.) – Registration for summer and fall classes at Lamar Community College (LCC) is now open. Classes at the college are returning to in-person learning for fall 2021, following declining cases of COVID-19 and a green-light from state and local health authorities. A full listing of summer and fall classes is on the LCC […]

Donut Friday at Edward Jones

Donut Friday at Edward Jones

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce delivered an assortment of donut goodies to Edward Jones Investments at 800 South Main in Lamar this past Friday.  Melissa Bower and Amy Hart are on hand to serve your investment needs Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.  Talk to them at 3396-9014 for financial services or […]

Lamar Community College Scholarship Opportunities

Lamar Community College Scholarship Opportunities

  (Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) students are eligible for a whole host of scholarships to help pay for their education — they just need to take the plunge and apply. Incoming and current LCC students are encouraged to access the college’s online scholarship application, the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges’ (FCCC) application, and […]

Little People’s Pre-School Observing Week of the Young Child

Little People’s Pre-School Observing Week of the Young Child

  Each year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) acknowledges the importance of educating young children by holding a week-long celebration focused on the earliest learners and honoring those who teach them. This year (2021) is the 50th anniversary—an exciting milestone for this celebration of educating today’s young learners!  Students and […]

Near Misses for Power Disruptions for Light Plant

Near Misses for Power Disruptions for Light Plant

  The Lamar Utility Board met in regular session on Tuesday, April 13th and approved $786,572 in purchase orders of which $632,781.31 were from Arkansas River Power Authority for the March estimate of power consumed.  Total purchase orders were $808.312.46.  The board also approved payment of monthly bills amounting to $263,215.59. Two bids were solicited […]

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

    Will recreational marijuana be able to be legally sold in Lamar?  A petition may be circulating to determine if there’s sufficient interest among registered voters to have the question placed on the City of Lamar’s November ballot.  SoCo, a cannabis retail company with interests in the state, is undertaking the task of circulating […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report, February Collected in March, 2021

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report, February Collected in March, 2021

    The City of Lamar enjoyed another month of positive Sales Tax Revenue with an increase of 2.98% for City Sales Tax revenue collected for February, 2021. This translates to an increase of $8,019 over the same time frame from last year. Collections for 2020 were $268,954 compared to $276,974 for 2021. Use Tax […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Lamar Nails and Spa

Lamar Honkers Visit Lamar Nails and Spa

    Lamar Nails and Spa is available for various treatments six days a week at 109 West Elm Street in Lamar. Lamar Nails and Spa is open from 9:30am to 6:30pm, Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 9:30am to n54pm. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome and gift certificates are available. Services include several varieties […]

LCC Staff Back on Campus Following Covid Level Upgrade

LCC Staff Back on Campus Following Covid Level Upgrade

  (Lamar, COLO.) – Following a positive designation from the state and weeks of declining COVID-19 cases, Lamar Community College (LCC) is safely returning to campus — completely. Prowers County has been designated as a green county, which indicates the state believes the region is safe to return to many in-person activities and that the […]

Mask Mandate Update for Prowers County

Mask Mandate Update for Prowers County

  The Prowers County Commissioners, Lamar City Council and the Prowers County Department of Public Health would like to inform the citizens of Prowers County that we are in the Green dial and masks are no longer required, except in the below instances, per the State of Colorado Department of Health.  The updated Executive Order […]

LCC student named Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholar

LCC student named Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholar

  (Lamar, COLO.) – A Lamar Community College (LCC) student has been recognized for his exceptional leadership and academic achievement and will receive the prestigious Coca-Cola Academic Team scholarship to help him pay for his future studies as his reward. Damon Elarton was named a Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholar, a designation awarded to just 150 […]

Lamar Police Department Participates in Drug Take-Back Program

Lamar Police Department Participates in Drug Take-Back Program

  The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on April 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The program is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program is […]

County Planning Commission Approves GP Aggregate Expansion

County Planning Commission Approves GP Aggregate Expansion

  The Prowers County Planning Commission voted to approve an amended Special Use Permit application for the West Farm Gravel Pit, to adjust the boundaries of their Department of Reclamation, Mining and Safety Permit during a public hearing held Wednesday, March 31st at the Home Ec Building at the Prowers County Fairgrounds.  This will allow […]