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Lamar Chamber Decides to Postpone Annual Oktoberfest to 2021

Lamar Chamber Decides to Postpone Annual Oktoberfest to 2021

I am sorry to tell you the Lamar Chamber of Commerce will not host an Oktoberfest event this year.  With everything that is going on, we thought it was best to just wait till next year and have a huge one. We encourage everyone to go and support your local retailers and businesses. Thank you […]

Lamar Swimming Pool Stays Open!

Lamar Swimming Pool Stays Open!

  Lamar, Colorado – Due to overwhelming support from the community and in accordance with the Department of Public Health and Environment guidelines, the City of Lamar is excited to announce that the Municipal Swimming Pool will stay open through Labor Day. The Municipal Swimming Pool will open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only beginning August […]

DoLA Providing $23M in Federal Emergency Rental Assistance, Affordable Housing in July for Colorado

DoLA Providing $23M in Federal Emergency Rental Assistance, Affordable Housing in July for Colorado

      Denver, CO – July 30, 2020 – Up to $19.65M in federal CARES Act funding for emergency rental assistance is now available to property owners on behalf of their tenants through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Division of Housing (DOH). In addition, the division awarded $3.27M through the Colorado State […]

July 2020 Brought Some Nice and Welcome Rains

July 2020 Brought Some Nice and Welcome Rains

    While the first six months of 2020 have been lean as far as rainfall is concerned, July has tried to make up for the lack of moisture with a series of showers through the month that swept across southeastern Colorado. Here are the precipitation results, in inches, for regional counties for the full […]

Prowers Medical Center Board Gets COVID Update, Discuss Opioid Treatment Program

Prowers Medical Center Board Gets COVID Update, Discuss Opioid Treatment Program

  Prowers Medical Center staff continue to evaluate and adjust their responses to the pandemic scenario in the county and those measures were among the agenda topics during the board of director’s meeting on Wednesday, July 22nd. The COVID-19 Community Testing Protocol and Preparedness Plan was presented to the board for approval by PMC Quality […]

RV Storage Facility Making Progress

RV Storage Facility Making Progress

      Demolition work has begun on the property at 700 East Parmenter Street in Lamar, the site for a future RV and boat storage area. The Lamar City Council was approached this past January by Ivor Hill, a real estate developer from Pueblo who was purchasing the property that came with three abandoned […]

Lamar Community College Announces Fall 2020 Safe Return to Campus Plan

Lamar Community College Announces Fall 2020 Safe Return to Campus Plan

  (Lamar, COLO.) – Administrators at Lamar Community College (LCC) announced the college’s fall semester Safe Return to Campus plan this week, while encouraging all faculty, staff, and students to join them in continuing to follow local and state health department suggestions to diminish the spread of COVID-19. “We are excited to welcome students back […]

Lamar Utility Board Conducts General Meeting

Lamar Utility Board Conducts General Meeting

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, briefed Lamar Utility Board members on wind turbine power generated for the first half of 2020 during its July 28th meeting. The three turbines have generated about 70.59% more power in 2020 then they did for the same period in 2019, he stated. The three generated 6,860.58 […]

Council Begins Progress on Main Café Rehab-Sidewalks and Stage

Council Begins Progress on Main Café Rehab-Sidewalks and Stage

  The City of Lamar’s Redevelopment Authority approved the Department of Local Affairs REDI Grant application for $122,010 to begin rehabilitating the Main Street Café in Lamar. The city will hire an architectural consultant for the comprehensive plan which includes engineers for the building’s structure as well as plumbing and electrical needs. The city will […]

New Covid-19 Case for Prowers County

New Covid-19 Case for Prowers County

Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) Press Release July 27, 2020 Over the weekend a second positive case of COVID-19 was resulted in an employee of Sonic in Lamar. This person had not been at work for a week. An outbreak is defined as 2 cases in a 14- day period. The 2 cases […]

RE-2 School District Registration Information

RE-2 School District Registration Information

  Lamar RE-2 School District:  Dear Parents and Guardians,  Registration information for Lamar School District:  Online registration can be accessed through the parent portal on the Power School link, which can be found on the Lamar School District Website. The link in Power School is titled “FORMS”. If you do not have a parent account […]

Rotary/Interact Donations to Care Net Pregnancy Center

Rotary/Interact Donations to Care Net Pregnancy Center

    Diapers, lots of diapers and baby wipes were donated to the Care Net Pregnancy Center of Southeast Colorado this past Thursday, July 16th. Lamar Rotarians and their junior partners from Interact, volunteered their time to collect over 2,100 sets of diapers and packs of wipes to the facility at 201 East Oak Street. […]

Colorado Employment Situation – June 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – June 2020

      55,000 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in June; Unemployment Rate Increases to 10.5%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased three-tenths of a percentage point in June to 10.5 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined 2.2 percentage points to 11.1 […]

Up Date-Full Press Release - Polis Issues Executive Order on Masks

Up Date-Full Press Release – Polis Issues Executive Order on Masks

  Governor Polis Announces Statewide Mask Order DENVER – Governor Jared Polis today announced a Statewide mask order, directing Coloradans to wear a face covering while indoors. This Executive Order goes into effect at midnight tonight. The Governor also provided an update on the State’s response to COVID-19.  “Wearing a mask is an easy and […]

Prowers County Health and Environment COVID-19 Update – 40 Cumulative Total Cases

Prowers County Health and Environment COVID-19 Update – 40 Cumulative Total Cases

      The Prowers County Health Department reports there are seven cases for children ten years and under; 4 cases from 10-19 years of age; 6 cases for 20-29 years; 4 cases for 30-39; 8 cases each for 40-49 and 50-59 and one case each for 60-69; 70-79 and 80 plus.  OUTBREAKS: Total Outbreaks: […]