RSSAll Entries in the "City of Lamar" Category

PMC Board Candidate Forum

PMC Board Candidate Forum

  Voters in the Prowers County Hospital District will cast their ballots for two Prowers Medical Center board members from the eight candidates vying for office.  The election will be held May 3rd.  The term of office is three years.  Norm Arends, the candidate for a one-year term on the board was not opposed. Five […]

Electric Car Charging Booths Begin Construction

Electric Car Charging Booths Begin Construction

  Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, briefed the Lamar Chamber of Commerce board that ground-breaking preparations for eight Tesla super charging stations will begin as of April 25th with completion expected to be done prior to Lamar Days activities at the chamber parking lot before May 20th.  “We’ve received an assurance from the company that the […]

Amache Potential Highlighted at PEP Annual Meeting

Amache Potential Highlighted at PEP Annual Meeting

    John Hopper, Granada Dean of Students, provided details on the recent efforts that transformed the World War Two Japanese-American Internment Camp Amache into National Park status.  Hopper was the keynote speaker during the Prowers Economic Prosperity annual meeting held at the End of the Line Arena on the Camp property this past Thursday, […]

Elks Lodge Aiding Sparrow House in Lamar

Elks Lodge Aiding Sparrow House in Lamar

April 1st, 2022 Lamar Elks presented Sparrow House with a cash donation of $2,000 and over 300 lbs. of food donated by lodge members and Bingo players as well! The cash donation was made possible by an Elks National Foundation Spotlight grant. This is just one of many projects the Lamar Elks are working on […]

Out-of-Control Mascot Association is Making up its Own Rules

Out-of-Control Mascot Association is Making up its Own Rules

CAPITOL REVIEW By Mark Hillman   The state commission charged with adjudicating which Colorado schools must expunge their “American Indian mascots” devolved further into a kangaroo court last week.  Chaired by Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera, the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs was required to “identify each public school in the state that is using an […]

Lamar School District Offers New Logo/Mascot to Indian Affairs Commission

Lamar School District Offers New Logo/Mascot to Indian Affairs Commission

    The Lamar School Board was given five minutes to make its presentation for a new logo and mascot for the high school before the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs this past Friday, April 15th.  Superintendent Dr. Chad Krug made the best use of that time span, outlining the board’s efforts since May 21, […]

Young and Old at Lamar Eagles Egg Hunt

Young and Old at Lamar Eagles Egg Hunt

  Sunny and chilly weather this past Saturday, April 16th, made for some lively steps among the participants at the annual Lamar Eagles Lodge Easter Egg Hunt. The youngsters competed in their age groups for eggs scattered on the backyard lawn, filled with candy or in some cases, certificates redeemable for some toys on display […]

Lopes Day Ribbon Cutting Events at Lamar Community College

Lopes Day Ribbon Cutting Events at Lamar Community College

    Lopes Day, April 14th, was an eventful day at the Lamar Community College campus as four ribbon-cutting events were held, highlighting the construction projects which will augment the academic curriculum and social atmosphere at LCC. Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held for the My Advancement Plan (MAP) Center at the Betz Technology Center, the […]

Bipartisan Bill to Create a Tax Credit to Increase Housing Supply and Revitalize Distressed Homes

Bipartisan Bill to Create a Tax Credit to Increase Housing Supply and Revitalize Distressed Homes

  Legislation Would Help Cover the Cost of Building or Renovating Homes, Help Existing Homeowners Stay in Their Homes Washington, D.C. –– Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, co-sponsored legislation led by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to build and revitalize housing in distressed […]

Golden Plains Insurance Expands S.E. Colorado Operation

Golden Plains Insurance Expands S.E. Colorado Operation

      Lamar-based Golden Plains Insurance Agency, Inc. has announced another expansion with the acquisition of Baxter Agency in Eads. The purchase was completed April 5, 2022. Marilyn Baxter established Baxter Agency in 1989 to successfully serve clients across southeast Colorado from her office at 101 East 15th Street in Eads. Golden Plains is […]

LUB Discusses New Meter Installation Schedule and Cyber Security Guards

LUB Discusses New Meter Installation Schedule and Cyber Security Guards

    The utility board approved $704,028.57 in March purchase orders from a total of $729,264.83 of which $631,771.43 was for the estimated power purchase from ARPA for March. Bills amounting to $242,911.64 were also paid. The low bid of $27,383.76 from Blazer Electric was approved for LED light fixtures to maintain street and yard […]

Large Vehicle Parking Ordinance Okayed by Council

Large Vehicle Parking Ordinance Okayed by Council

  The Lamar City Council modified an ordinance under the Lamar Municipal Code, Chapter 26, Section 26-7(b) which addresses traffic and vehicles specifically as to parking of large vehicles, truck tractors or semitrailers on city streets.  The council approved the new ordinance language on first reading in response to numerous complaints from area residents about […]

Lower Use Tax Revenues Drop City Taxes in Monthly Update

Lower Use Tax Revenues Drop City Taxes in Monthly Update

    Although the City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenues were up 11.84% over this time last year for a $32,783 gain, that increase was offset by the drop in Use Tax and Other Tax collections by 31.10% and 14.18% respectively for a decrease of $10,420.  However, the overall performance for February was up 7.18% […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Annual Meeting on April 21st

Prowers Economic Prosperity Annual Meeting on April 21st

    John Hopper, Dean of Students at the Granada School District, is the keynote speaker for the annual Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) meeting set for 6pm on Thursday, April 21st, at the End of the Line Arena at Camp Amache in Granada.  Hopper’s efforts in documenting and preserving the heritage and legacy of the […]

Councilman Bellomy Provides Context on his April 4th Vote

Councilman Bellomy Provides Context on his April 4th Vote

    The Lamar City Council held a special work session this past Monday, April 4th, allowing the public a chance to ask questions and offer insight regarding two decisions the council would make in regular session pertaining to the ineligibility ruling on the marijuana ballot results from November 2021. Mike Bellomy, who represents Ward […]