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Council Breakfast Talk Covers Train Engine, Coal Plant and Marijuana Sales

Council Breakfast Talk Covers Train Engine, Coal Plant and Marijuana Sales

    Manual Tamez and Joe Gonzales attended their first Lamar Council informal breakfast as new members this past Wednesday, December 4th, as well as Kirk Crespin as newly elected mayor. The council has recently made an effort to engage residents in the monthly meetings, held on the first Wednesday of each month at rotating […]

Colorado Mills Wins Food Fight, Everyone Wins for the Donations

Colorado Mills Wins Food Fight, Everyone Wins for the Donations

    Participating directors from the Lamar Chamber of Commerce will be checking the forecast as the new year approaches; they owe someone a new year’s run. The Chamber board entered into friendly food fight with employees and customers from Colorado Mills, collecting non-perishable foods to donate to Sparrow House Ministries for the holidays as […]

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

  LAMAR, CO – The City of Lamar has narrowed its search for the next City Administrator to three highly qualified candidates: Erik Hansen, Michael Patterson, and Steve Kill. The City received 29 applications from candidates in 13 states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas. Mayor […]

Tea for Tots Translates to Toys for Kids

Tea for Tots Translates to Toys for Kids

  An annual seasonal event was held this past November to help raise funds for the Toys for Tots holiday gift campaign. This marks the sixth year the Saturday event has been, hosted at the Lamar Christian Church fellowship hall. Participants volunteer their time, expertise, imagination and materials to create a holiday themed and decorated […]

Zonta Observes Human Rights Proclamation, Holiday Home Tour

Zonta Observes Human Rights Proclamation, Holiday Home Tour

    The Zonta Club of Prowers County is participating in the Zonta Says No campaign for 2019 and recently had the City of Lamar issue Proclamation No. 19-08 as “A Proclamation declaring the 16 days between International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women on November 25th and International Human Rights Day on December 10th […]

CSP Investigates Bent County Crash

CSP Investigates Bent County Crash

  On Friday, November 29, 2019 at 16:20 hours, a white Ford pickup, driven by 45 year old Chad Hawkins of Lamar with one minor passenger, was northbound on Bent County Road 35. Hawkins failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign located at Bent County Road 35 and Bent County Road […]

Colorado Transportation Funding

Colorado Transportation Funding

  On Thursday, November 21 2019, the Colorado Transportation Commission approved three Ports-to-Plains corridor projects on U.S. 40/287, between the Oklahoma/Colorado border and Limon, totaling $27.5 million. This amount is in addition to the over $28 million in NHFP, INFRA and FASTER and SAFETY Funds committed to the corridor earlier this year. National Highway Freight […]

LCC's Phi Theta Kappa Welcomes 17 New Members

LCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Welcomes 17 New Members

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAMAR, CO – Lamar Community College’s Beta Eta Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society welcomed 17 new members in an induction ceremony on November 11, 2019. The newest members of Phi Theta Kappa at LCC are Karina Cazares (Lamar), Austin Cook (Walsh), Katelyn Emick (Lamar), Marley Flint […]

Annie’s Project – A Big Success in the Southeast Area!

Annie’s Project – A Big Success in the Southeast Area!

  The mission of Annie’s Project is to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information in their operations and for their families. This “Women in Agriculture” project is based on the life of a farm woman who grew in up a small town in northern […]

Alta Vista Charter School Selected for Academic Achievement Award

Alta Vista Charter School Selected for Academic Achievement Award

    Alta Vista Charter School Principal, Talara Coen, announced the school was selected for the John Irwin Award for Academic Achievement under guidelines from the Colorado Department of Education. “We’re really excited to have been selected,” she said, adding that the school was also chosen for the annual award in 2007. “You need to […]

LUB Continues Power Project for Hemp Farm

LUB Continues Power Project for Hemp Farm

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed utility board members, work continues with Nature’s Alternative Farms, LLC (NAF), owned and operated by Bill Grasmick and Karl Nyquist, on from three to five megawatts of electric load for the McClave facilities. Hourieh explained the power will supply greenhouses and processing facilities for hemp. He […]

Lodging Panel Begins Marketing Changes

Lodging Panel Begins Marketing Changes

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel is employing a marketing firm, VistaWorks to help increase overnight visitors to the county by highlighting year-round attractions beyond one-time, annual events. To help clarity the practice, the Lodging Panel is mailing past and future recipients with a letter that addresses the new policy which states, “Dear […]

Lamar Council Approves 2020 Budgets, Selects Two New Councilmen

Lamar Council Approves 2020 Budgets, Selects Two New Councilmen

The council approved the 2020 budget for the City of Lamar, passing Ordinance 1234 which provides for the appropriation of revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year. The general fund is $8,681,941 and the sales tax fund is listed at $3,921,246. Other areas covered include E-911 Fund, Conservation Trust Fund, Sanitation, Water & Sewer and […]

Tamez and Gonzales New City Council Members

Tamez and Gonzales New City Council Members

  Nine candidates from two Wards, I and III, in the City of Lamar were interviewed for the two open positions on the Lamar City Council this past Monday evening, November 25th by newly elected Mayor Kirk Crespin and councilmembers Rafael Rodriguez, Gerry Jenkins, Oscar Riley and Anne-Marie Crampton. Manuel Tamez and Joe Gonzales were […]

2019 CSP- Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car

2019 CSP- Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car

  The Colorado State Patrol will be holding the 7th Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car on November 29, 2019 starting at 8:00 am at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar. Please come by and see us! Just look for the banner and patrol cars parked near the store entrance. The […]