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Council and Cobblestone Sign Construction Contract

Council and Cobblestone Sign Construction Contract

  The City of Lamar and Cobblestone Development, LLC are moving forward with plans for a franchise motel to be constructed over the next two years. The economic development incentive agreement has been approved and the council authorized Mayor Kirk Crespin to sign during their meeting on November 23rd. The motel project would be located […]

Governor Jared Polis Announces Local Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Governor Jared Polis Announces Local Appointments to Boards and Commissions

    State Emergency and Medical Trauma Services Advisory Council The Council advises the Department of Public Health and Environment on matters relating to emergency medical and trauma services programs. The Council’s duties include developing curricula for the training of emergency medical personnel, establishing requirements for ambulance vehicles and services, and determining the eligibility of […]

Prowers County Commissioners Ask for Community Support in COVID Safeguards

Prowers County Commissioners Ask for Community Support in COVID Safeguards

FROM PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, TOWN OF GRANADA, TOWN OF HOLLY, TOWN OF WILEY, AND CITY OF LAMAR November 20, 2020 The rate of COVID-19 cases is increasing at an alarming rate across much of Colorado and in Prowers County. Beginning Sunday, November 22, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., the State of Colorado has assigned Prowers County […]

2020 Lamar Chamber Parade of Lights Set for December 11th

2020 Lamar Chamber Parade of Lights Set for December 11th

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce has announced there will be an annual Parade of Lights this year, on December 11th. There will be no specific theme as in past years, and because of the current pandemic, there will be some restrictions on how the parade will be conducted. There will be NO exceptions […]

Lamar, Colorado DMV Driver License Office Closed Dec 7th for Upgrades

Lamar, Colorado DMV Driver License Office Closed Dec 7th for Upgrades

  LAKEWOOD, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 — The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is updating computer hardware and software at driver license offices throughout the state. This will impact the Lamar office on Highway 287, north of Spreading Antlers Golf Course on Monday, December 7th. The new hardware and software is part of a […]

City of Lamar Thanksgiving Schedule

City of Lamar Thanksgiving Schedule

  All City offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th, 2020 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Community Building and the Public Library will also be closed. Most City offices are currently restricted to the public due to Covid-19 Pandemic.   Commercial Refuse Collection scheduled for Wednesday, November 25, […]

What You Need to Know About Luv Bucks (Corrected information)

What You Need to Know About Luv Bucks (Corrected information)

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce has prepared a seasonal shopping promotion that involves the use of Luv Bucks. More details on this promotion will be made available shortly, but in the meantime, here are some facts about their use and how Luv Bucks will help our local economy when you shop in Lamar. […]

The 5th Annual Lamar Community Thanksgiving to be Drive-Thru

The 5th Annual Lamar Community Thanksgiving to be Drive-Thru

  The annual dinner will be held as before, at the Hope Center (Lincoln School) on North 10th Street between 11:00am – 3:00pm on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2020. All are Welcome. Origin/Background: The Lamar Community Thanksgiving event started with a thought, then turned into an idea, and became a tangible event that has […]

Today, November 11, 2020, is Veterans Day

Today, November 11, 2020, is Veterans Day

  In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of […]

Lamar Community College COVID-19 Response Update

Lamar Community College COVID-19 Response Update

  (Lamar, COLO.) – On November 9th, LCC’s COVID-19 Response Team met with Prowers County Public Health and Environments (PCPHE) to review cases at LCC. Because 2 or more positive cases within a 14-day period is considered an outbreak and because LCC has had several outbreaks among cohort groups, we received advice that LCC is […]

Council Moves Forward to Remove Troy Motel, City Sidewalk Improvement Project

Council Moves Forward to Remove Troy Motel, City Sidewalk Improvement Project

Correction on November 11, 2020 City Council Article (Editor’s Note) A portion of this article originally stated Prowers County received $592,062 in CARES Act funding from the state. Actually, that amount was funded to the City of Lamar while Prowers County received $452,139 which includes Holly, Granada, Hartman and Wiley. Prowers County Commissioner, Wendy Buxton-Andrade pointed […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Continues Yearly Climb

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Continues Yearly Climb

    Residents are still spending money. The September 2020 revenue report from the City of Lamar shows collections are up 4.25% for a gain of $13,461 with Use Tax up 2.22% for an increase of $5,911 over last year. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 5.5% for an increase of $19,055. 2020 […]

Lamar Animal Shelter Offering Pet Food

Lamar Animal Shelter Offering Pet Food

  The Lamar Animal Shelter and Colorado Pet Pantry is offering free pet food while supplies last, Thursday, November 19th from 4pm to 6pm at the Shelter at CR EE.5 off Memorial Drive.  * Until we are directed otherwise, this will be a DRIVE THRU service – you must remain in your vehicle  *All our […]

Lamar Family Honored by State for Adoption Month

Lamar Family Honored by State for Adoption Month

    In celebration of National Adoption Month and to encourage more Coloradans to adopt from foster care, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) will recognize five adoptive families from across the state in a virtual celebration on Nov. 7. One of the five families being honored lives in Lamar.  Bill and Leilanie Kisamore, […]

PRESS RELEASE: Welcome Home Child & Family Center Announces Quarantine Closure

PRESS RELEASE: Welcome Home Child & Family Center Announces Quarantine Closure

    October 31, 2020 Dear Parents and Community, Today we received notification that a staff member of Welcome Home Child & Family Development Center (WHC) tested positive for COVID-19. Prowers County Public Health & Environment will be contacting the impacted children and staff and will provide guidance to those that require quarantine or isolation. […]